Center for Health and Wellness Promotion Internship Program

Peer Education and Health Promotion Initiatives

The application deadline for the CHWP 2019-2020 internship program has passed and applications are being reviewed. Applicants will be contacted by the Health Promotion team if they have been invited for an interview. All applicants will be notified of their application status the second week of May.

Please check back next Spring if you are interested in a position for the 2020-21 academic year!


General Purpose:

The interns for the Center for Health & Wellness Promotion (CHWP) serve as important and valuable members of a dynamic and motivated team of professionals and students committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices and enhancing student wellness at USD. The interns receive ongoing education and training on wellness topics, including alcohol and other drug use, mental health, stress, sleep, supporting peers, and more. Interns serve in a position that focuses on a subset of topics or skill (Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Mental Health Awareness, OR Marketing), though all interns work collaboratively to support the holistic well-being of our community. Interns also support the day-to-day operations of the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion by performing administrative responsibilities and assisting individuals visiting the center for a variety of needs.

CHWP interns are expected to live out the core values of the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion and the University of San Diego: ethical conduct, compassionate service, knowledge, academic excellence and community. CHWP interns are expected to be positive influences to their peers and the USD community by practicing healthy decision-making.

CHWP internship positions are paid and each intern is expected to work 6 – 8 hours per week. Reference and background checks will be performed for all candidates.

General Responsibilities/Examples of Work:

Front Office and Clinical Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintain a welcoming front office space by greeting office patrons and keeping front office clean and presentable
  • Work with students and office partners to schedule clinical appointments with appropriate AOD specialist or alcohol 101/201 classes
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Health Promotion Outreach Activities and Prevention Initiatives

  • Partner with Student Wellness Team Members to design, coordinate and implement health promotion and prevention campaigns, programs, events and collaborations

Examples Include:

  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Mental Health Check-ins
  • Great American Smokeout
  • Therapy Dogs / De-stress Day
  • Sleep Week
  • Safe Spring Break Week
  • Research content and serve as a key contributor to You are USD social media, blog, and website
  • Collaborate with campus clubs, groups and student government
  • Serve as a student ambassador for Student Wellness

Specific Available Internships and Topical Examples of Work:

  • Intern for Health Promotion
    • Work to provide the USD community with education related to alcohol and other drug use and skills for healthy decision-making, mental health concerns and the importance of help-seeking. 
    • Co-create programs and campaigns designed to shift incorrect student perceptions related to health concerns impacting college students. Specific topics include alcohol and other drug abuse, sleep hygiene, stress and anxiety, mental health and more.
  • Intern for Marketing/Graphic Design
    • Create flyers, social media graphics and other marketing materials featuring programs, campaigns and other messaging for the USD community
    • Distribute marketing items via social media, campus marketing channels, and communication with campus partners
    • Provide voice, feedback and thoughts on Student Wellness marketing and communication
    • Ability to use Canva or similar platform required. Skills related to Adobe Suite programs such as Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop are a plus.
    • Must provide sample of work; please submit work samples along with resume to

Please call the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion at (619) 260-4618 or e-mail us at with any questions about this opportunity.