Health and Exercise Science Internship Program
Launched in the Fall of 2011, the Health and Exercise Science Internship Program was developed to aid department majors in obtaining practical experience in a variety of professional areas related to the fields of Health and Exercise Science. Through internship, students will be able to further develop current knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) as well as develop new sets of KSA's, and learn and develop leadership and supervisory skills.
- The program is available to Health and Exercise Science students only with a minim GPA of 2.3 in non-major classes and a 3.0 GPA in major course work beginning in the junior year. Internships will be completed during senior year.
- Interns will be offered the opportunity to increase knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's), develop professional contacs for future job references and networking, receive feedback on job performance, and gain real-world work experience.
- Interested students must apply and be accepted for internship opportunities. Interest in an internship should be discussed with an advisor in the sophomore year, however current (fall 2010) juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.
Listed below are opportunities currently available:
University of California, Riverside
1. Fitness Center – may work with personal trainers, group exercise instructors; plan and conduct special events; other assignments as planned by the Fitness Director.
2. Wellness Program – for Faculty & Staff; plan and implement events promotions; research, reports; other duties as assigned by Wellness Program Coordinator.
3. Athletics Strength & Conditioning – work with varsity athletes in weight room; other assignments may include research and presentations to staff; other duties as assigned by the Strength and Conditioning Coordinators. (welcomes those who want to learn!)
Adrenaline Athletic Training
1. Youth Sports Development – work with groups, assist in coaching; learn and subsequently teach techniques of Olympic lifting, acceleration, agility, multi-directional movement, maximum velocity mechanics and plyometrics; reading and presentations to staff required.
Janet Goeske Senior Center
1. Work with a senior population in a variety of management areas; these may include day-to-day operations, special events design and coordination, class assistance or development; other duties as assigned may have you work with many different sections of the center in order to have a more complete experience of operations. (welcomes students who care about this population)
County of Riverside – Human Resources
1. Position(s) may be for Exercise Physiology, Public Health; program planning and design; new position for interns in County system.
CORE – at Riverside Community Hospital
1. Designed for those who are interested in medicine and allied health fields; requires a one year commitment; interns work in the many departments found in hospitals; for more information go to: www.copehealthsoltions,org/careers/internship-programs. (extremely selective)
KO Fitness Center
1. Youth Sports Development – work with youth athletes to help develop, speed, agility and quickness for athletic development.
If you are interested in a Health and Exercise Science Department Internship opportunity, please download the Internship Handbook which describes the program, application process and contains all necessary forms by clicking here.
Please note: We are in the process of making revisions to the current Internship Handbook. Please keep this in mind when viewing the copy in the link above. Thank You.