Fall and Summer Health Promotion internships now available

Internship Summary:

Interns will work with Division Health Promotion and Education under the supervision of Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or a Registered Dietician.  Intern will obtain hands-on experience in various health promotion programs that exist to encourage proper nutrition, increased physical activity, prevention of tobacco use and prevention of injury.


Intern will perform a variety of duties in all health promotion programs offered by Summit County Health Department. Experience gained will provide an intern with knowledge of the practice of CHES competencies and help to develop a better understanding of the role of a community health worker. Interns will participate in the following programs:

  • Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and improved Clinical Care (EPICC)
  • Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention
  • Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP)

Possible objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in planning and implementing sun safety education and shade policies.
  • Planning and implementing worksite wellness program.
  • Develop and implement anti-tobacco/nicotine events.
  • Participate in starting a new farmer’s market.


Student must be pursuing a degree in Health Education or a closely related field and must be eligible for CHES exam at end of academic program. Must have completed or be enrolled in a Program Planning class and be eligible to begin working toward internship credits. Applicants must be able to complete a minimum of 100 hours and maintain a consistent work schedule. Applicants must be dependable, strong communication skills, organized, self-motivated, and enthusiastic about improving health in the community.

To apply:

Positions are available for summer and fall 2017 semesters.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to sworley@summitcounty.org.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Additional questions please contact:

Shelley Worley, CHES
Health Promotion Director
Summit County Health Department