South East Region
Internships

Internship setting:

Corporate/Industrial(7)
Medical/Hospital/Clinical(7)
Private Club(4)
Academia(3)
Non-Profit(2)
Government Agency/Municipality(1)

 

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Corporate/Industrial(7)

 

Progressive Insurance Casualty
Exercise Fitness Internship


Progressive's Internship Program offers possibilities to undergraduate students seeking applied work experience in Exercise Science, Health Promotion or other health related fields.  Students can expect to gain exposure to fitness testing, programming, personal training, group fitness exercise as well as learning appropriate daily operational tasks in corporate fitness setting.  Students will have the opportunity to work independently with fitness center members on a variety of fitness and wellness programming.

Contact Information:
 Tampa, FL:  Kathy Moore,  813-487-2484   email: kmoore1@progressive.com

Updated Feb. 2010

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USAA is located in Colorado Springs, COPhoenix, AZ; San Antonio, TX and Tampa, FL is offering 12 to 16 week corporate fitness internships open to all graduating seniors in an exercise science, health promotion or wellness leadership degree programs.  The intern will become fully proficient in the following areas:  graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, group exercise class instruction, wellness presentations, personal training, ACSM protocol and certification preparation, nutrition, recreation event planning, facility and equipment operations, budgeting, incentive programming and time management.  This is a very comprehensive internship experience guaranteed to prepare you for a career in the fitness field. Must have great communication skills and be motivated to learn.

 

Colorado Springs, CO:  Lisa Peters, 719/533-8583, Lisa.Peters@usaa.com

Phoenix, AZ: Jennifer Griffin, 623/715-7291, Jennifer.griffin1@usaa.com

San Antonio, TX: Carrie Herrera, 210-498-6323, Carrie.Herrera@usaa.com

Tampa, FL: Laurie Setley, 813/615-6393, Laurie.Setley@usaa.com

 

Application deadlines:

Spring semester (Jan-May): Nov. 1

Summer semester (May-Aug): Mar. 1

Fall semester (Aug- Dec): July 1

<Updated Sept 2015>

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KSC HEWP Internship

 

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Health Education and Wellness Program (HEWP) is available to all Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station employees as a division of occupational health provided by Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.  The HEWP currently serves approximately 15,000 employees at the spaceport. The KSC HEWP offers several program components including monthly health information dissemination, health screenings, cardiovascular disease reduction program, women’s health, worksite lectures, nutrition education, health fairs, and other developing programs; go to http://hewp.ksc.nasa.gov.

 

The HEWP intern will assist the Health Education Administrator in every aspect of the HEWP as well as develop, implement and evaluate newly created programs. The KSC HEWP Intern will also have the opportunity to interact with other KSC occupational health programs. The KSC HEWP currently offers one unpaid, 20-40hr/week intern position each semester (fall, spring and summer) to a senior level undergraduate or graduate student in health education, health promotion, public health, or wellness-related field.

 

Exercise science students interested in a corporate fitness internship should contact Erik Johnson at the KSC Fitness Centers at erik.j.johnson@nasa.gov.

 

For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Kris Calderon at  (321) 867-3414  (321) 867-3414 or e-mail at Kristine.Calderon@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov.

 

<Updated Aug 2007


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Michelin Tire Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina has an internship available in their corporate wellness program. This challenging internship provides an opportunity to become an active member of our wellness team. Interns gain experience in the areas of fitness, health promotion, ergonomics/job conditioning, and recreation. Internships are offered year round beginning in January, May, and September. Internships require a 12-15 week, 40 hour/week commitment. Students must be enrolled or have completed a graduate or undergraduate exercise science program and have exercise testing experience. A stipend is available to all qualified applicants. For more information contact: Brian Ilcheson, Wellness Coordinator, Michelin Tire Corporation,Greenville, SC 29602, email: brian.ilcheson@us.michelin.com , phone:  (864) 458-1578  (864) 458-1578 . Michelin is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

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Verizon Wireless; in Basking Ridge (Headquarters), Bedminster, Branchburg, Morristown & Warren, New Jersey; Orangeburg, New York; Cranberry Woods, Warrendale, & Trevose, Pennsylvania; Hanover & Laurel, Maryland; Charleston, Columbia & Greenville, South Carolina; Alpharetta, Georgia; Irvine & Ranch Cordova, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Wilmington, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Ashburn, Virginia; Dublin, Ohio; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Southfield, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; Tampa, Florida; Richardson, Texas; Chandler, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; provides an exciting and unique internship opportunity for qualified graduate and undergraduate students in exercise science, corporate wellness, health promotion, nutrition, recreation and other health related fields.  Students will gain experience in sub maximal fitness evaluations, fitness center supervision, one-on-one training, facility operations, exercise orientations, floor supervision, assisting with day-to-day operations, sport psychology, along with muscular strength and endurance, health risk appraisals and designing and implementing motivational programs.  Applications are being accepted for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters for a minimum of 6 weeks (25-40 hours per week).  Prospective interns must possess a highly positive attitude, outgoing personality, motivated and effective communication skills are a must.  Current CPR certification and standard first aid are required.  To apply send a cover letter, resume and course transcripts to Head Coach Mark Monteyne, Verizon Headquarters, 1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920,  (908) 559-7198  (908) 559-7198 , Fax (908) 559-7777, or Email: mark.monteyne@verizonwireless.com.

<Updated Jul.. 2008>

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ChevronTexaco Health Quest Program has internships available in Texas, California, and Mississippi. Interested candidates should be in the process of pursuing a degree in health promotion, exercise science, nutrition or other related health degree. Health Quest sites range from fitness center settings to corporate-based health promotion (office settings). Depending on location, interns will gain experience with multiple facets of health education and injury prevention including the development implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs, facilitation of health education workshops (public speaking), organization of health fairs, interaction with health & safety committees, physicians, employee assistance advisors and nurses, experience with Health Risk Appraisals, exercise testing/prescription, daily operations within an exercise facility, and involvement on a variety of special projects. If interested, please contact one of the following: In Texas, Tiffani Neu, ChevronTexaco Health & Productivity Advisor,  (713) 752-6299  (713) 752-6299 . In Mississippi, Victoria Cooney-Guy, Wellness Coordinator,  (228) 938-4638  (228) 938-4638 . In California, Carrie Medved, Health Quest Coordinator (Richmond, CA),  (510) 242-2636  (510) 242-2636 

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Corporate Fitness Works, Inc. is a woman-owned busi  ness with 50+ years of combined work experience in the field of health and fitness management/programming.  Corporate Fitness Works is a full-service organization providing for the health, fitness, and recreational needs of business and industry. Based on contractual agreements, Corporate Fitness Works manages and operates on-site wellness and fitness facilities for corporations, government agencies, retirement communities and office park developers in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. Corporate Fitness Works offers internships to Junior and Senior students majoring in Exercise Science, Health Education or other related degrees.  A limited number of stipends are awarded in each of our regions.  Please email hr@corporatefitnessworks.com for an application and more detailed information.
<Updated Feb.. 2007>

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 Medical/Hospital/Clinical(6)

 

The Saint Thomas Wellness Center, located in Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, is offering internships for qualified undergraduate or graduate students in Exercise Science/Physiology, and Health Promotion. Interns will gain experience in exercise and educational programs, group exercise classes, wellness and health promotion classes, and personal fitness training. Students also have the opportunity to work with Cardiac Rehab and observe heart procedures.  The 12 week internship requires a 35-40 hour per week commitment, CPR certification, and student liability insurance.  Internships are offered year-round. No stipend is available. Please contact Missy Harpole at: St. Thomas Wellness Center, P.O. Box 380, Nashville, TN 37202 or call  (615)222-2056  (615)222-2056 , mharpole@stthomas.org. Please visit our website @ www.stthomas.org/wellnesscenter.
<Updated Jun. 2008>

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The Naples Community Hospital Wellness Center, located in Naples, Florida is currently offering internships to qualified graduate and undergraduate students.  The Wellness Center is a 40,000 sq. ft. facility that currently serves over 5,000 members.  The center has an outdoor pool, sauna, whirl pool, and over 100 pieces of cardiovascular and strength training equipment.  The Wellness Center offers a vast number of classes to meet the needs of both our general and special populations.  Applicants should be presently enrolled in exercise physiology, exercise science, physical education, adult fitness, nutrition, wellness management, athletic training, or a related field in health and sports medicine.  Responsibilities will include fitness testing, exercise prescription, working with special populations, exercise instruction, and assistance with education/health promotion programs.  The internship program is a 12 to 16 week clinical appointment in which the intern receives academic credit in his or her chosen field of study.  Strong interpersonal skills, CPR certification liability insurance is required.  Experience with Keiser, Hammer Strength, and Technogym equipment is highly recommended.  Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to: Intern Coordinator, Naples, Fl 34102 or call  (239) 436-6770  (239) 436-6770 for more information.  NOTE: Early application is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Visit our website at http://www.nchmd.org
<Updated Mar.. 2007>

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LIFE CENTER Health & Conditioning Club of the Greenville Hospital System, in Greenville, South Carolina, is seeking qualified and highly motivated juniors, seniors or graduate students for its internship program. LIFE CENTER is a 55,000 square foot hospital-based wellness facility which houses the LIFE CENTER Health & Conditioning Club and four clinical programs (cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, oncology rehabilitation and sports medicine). The LIFE CENTER operates several Satellite programs throughout Greenville County. Interns will gain valuable experience in club operations that include health screening, fitness testing, exercise prescription, aerobics, health and nutrition education, behavior modification programs and administrative functions. Sports medicine/rehabilitation, all phases of cardiac rehabilitation and diagnostic treadmill stress testing options are available. CPR and standard First Aid certification required. Stipend is not available. Housing assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. Full-time and part-time internships available for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interested students submit a cover letter and resume to: Kim Hine, LIFE CENTER Health & Conditioning Club, 875 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605,  (864) 455-4001  (864) 455-4001 .

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LifeTime Fitness and Rehabilitation Center is a department of Munroe Regional Medical Center that offers a comprehensive 15 week internship program for those college students seeking to gain experience in a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation and fitness program. Internship experiences include exercise prescription, sub-maximal exercise testing, exercise leadership, body composition analysis, personalized weight training, review and evaluation of patient/member care plans, and exercise supervision. All interested students must be within one semester of completing their Exercise Physiology or related degree. A stipend of $100 per week is available to selected students. Interested students should request an internship packet by contacting Mike Griggs at limikegriggs@mrhs.org or  352-690-2185  352-690-2185 .

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The Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine offers fall, spring and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate exercise science and/or physiology students. The Institute is a 42,000 sq. ft. facility which houses Phase II and III Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs, community and corporate fitness programs, testing/evaluation programs, and facilities. Interns receive experience in submax and max graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, lifestyle counseling, Phase II and III cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation, business office operations, billing policies and procedures, membership services, and activities designed to enhance compliance and minimize attrition. Students have the opportunity to work with an ACSM certified program director, a Registered Nurse, and B.S., M.S., & Ph.D. level staff members. A 40-hour, 10-week internship is available for qualified applicants. An alternate internship term can be made available to meet the intern's university requirements. 

Interested applicants and/or colleges or universities should contact: Johnny McDaniel, Ed.D., testing coordinator, ACSM certified Program Director, Institute for Wellness & Sports Medicine, 210 West Hospital Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39404,  (601) 268-5010  (601) 268-5010 , Fax (601) 261-5741 email: johnny.mcdaniel@wesley.com or nadine.archuleta@wesley.com

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Private Club(4)

The Concourse Athletic Club, the premier athletic club in Atlanta, is now offering a 16-week internship program for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in exercise science, health education, or an allied health field. Our goal at Wellbridge is to provide the student with a broad scope of "hands on" experience . . . experience you can only get at a Wellbridge Club! The Concourse is an 80,000 sq. ft., tri-level athletic complex. Amenities include indoor basketball, 2 aerobic studios (including Spinning classes!!), 2 pools, 7 clay tennis courts, racquetball, squash, indoor track, state of the art free weight and CV area, hair salon, restaurant, pro-shop and MUCH MORE! This comprehensive internship program will prepare the student for every aspect of the club industry - 5 major components including: Fitness, Aerobics, Personal Training, Recreation, & Professional Development! All applicants should contact: Concourse Athletic Club, Eight Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328-5346,  (770) 698-2000  (770) 698-2000 , Email: concourse@mindspring.com.

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The Athletic Club Boca Raton located in Boca Raton, Florida, the finest and most complete club in South Florida, is offering a 16 week internship program for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in exercise science, health education, Nutrition/ Dietitian or an allied health field. Our goal at Wellbridge is to provide the student with a broad scope of "hands on" experience. Our facility is a spectacular 72,000 sq. ft. tri-level athletic complex; home to over 4,000 members. Amenities include: indoor basketball, racquetball, squash and tennis courts, aerobic studio, boxing studio, spinning studio, outdoor recreational pool, indoor lap pool, indoor track, state of the art free weight and cardiovascular facilities, full restaurant, pro shop, physical therapy clinic and spa. This comprehensive internship program will prepare the student for every aspect of the club industry including exercise testing and prescription, injury prevention/ post-rehab, aerobic class instruction, program development, professional development, business management, marketing,  membership retention and much, much more!  Qualified applicants should send a resume to: Fernando Morales, Personal Training Director, Athletic Club Boca Raton, 1499 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431,  (561) 241-5088  (561) 241-5088 ext. 116 Fax (561) 241-8358.        

 

 

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Academia(3)


Medical University of Charleston, South Carolina Wellness Center is offering two twelve week internships to undergraduate students. This 115,000 sq. ft. facility for MUSC staff and students houses a state-of-the-art Human Performance Laboratory in addition to tennis, racquetball, squash, and basketball courts; junior Olympic pool; indoor and outdoor tracks; and a wide variety of fitness equipment and classes. Student interns may undertake responsibilities in the following areas: exercise floor supervision, exercise testing and prescription, fitness instruction, program design and implementation. Interns will be assigned to assist in one or more exercise programs/classes as they are offered during the internship period, and will produce a weekly newsletter. Involvement in the Cooper River Bridge Run (the 8th largest 10K in the world) is available during Spring Semester. Students must be highly motivated and self-directed. $1,000 per semester stipend is available. Internships are available each semester. To apply online, visit our website at www.musc.edu/hsc/ and click on "Internships". You will also need to send resume, transcripts, and cover letter to: Jim Tomsic, MUSC Harper Student Center, 45 Courtenay Drive, P. O. Box 250976, Charleston, SC 29425,  (843) 792-5485  (843) 792-5485 , Email: tomsicj@musc.edu.

 

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Non-Profit(2)

The First Baptist Church of Woodstock, in Woodstock, Georgia (30 minutes north of Atlanta), offers internships in their sports programs. for Position: Intern for Refugee Youth  Basketball.  This is an opportunity for students to receive an introduction to all aspects of  developing and leading a sports program to  include promotion, program planning and management.  Interns will enhance their skills by assisting in coordination of program events, training coaches and other support personnel and coordination of available community resources. Program schedule is August to November 2009 with a stipend for living expenses of $1000 per month provided.

 
Visit our website at http://www.fbcw.org

 

For further information contact Ron

Director of International Ministries
First Baptist Church Woodstock,
11905 HWY 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone  (678) 494-2719  (678) 494-2719

Fax (770) 924-5130

ron.okelley@fbcw.net


<Updated Aug  2009>

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The YMCAs of Florida's First Coast are offering internship opportunities for students pursuing careers in exercise science and recreation. One of the United States fastest growing YMCA Associations, we are comprised of eleven branches, five corporate extensions and one resident camp. Learning opportunities for exercise science include health promotion and fitness program development, fitness testing and evaluations, assisting members with exercise programs, new member orientations and other fitness related duties. Recreation majors will enjoy working with youth and adult sports programs, day camp and after school care, outreach programs and, during summer months, opportunities exist at our 124 acre resident camp on Lake Brooklyn, south of Jacksonville. A minimum of 12 weeks is required for each internship. Jacksonville provides a wonderful working and recreational environment. Stipends are available. Access our web site at www.ymcaffc.org.  Send resumes to Linda Barry, V.P. Human Resource, YMCAs of Florida's First Coast, 5100 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256,  (904) 296-3220  (904) 296-3220 ext.225, Fax (904) 296-4744, Email: LBarry@ymcaffc.org.

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The First Baptist Church of Woodstock, in Woodstock, Georgia (30 minutes north of Atlanta), offers internships in their "New Life" Wellness and Recreation Ministry. This is an opportunity for students to receive an introduction to all aspects of  wellness and recreation program development in the areas of promotion and program planning. Interns will enhance their skills by assisting in: facility supervision (gymnasium with exercise area, outdoor walking/jogging path, sand volleyball courts, etc.), individual exercise prescriptions, follow-up, and equipment maintenance; coordination of special events; compiling statistics; instruction of wellness/fitness activities and production of education materials; risk factor identification of program participants; producing articles for newsletter and other communication services; promotion of wellness programs; coordination of available community resources. Visit our website at http://www.fbcw.org. A daily stipend for food at the Church Cafe is available. For further information contact: Wes LeCroy, Director of Wellness and Recreation, First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 HWY 92, Woodstock, GA 30188,  (770) 926-4428  (770) 926-4428 Ext. 2923, Fax (770) 591-2805, wes.lecroy@fbcw.net.

<Updated Jul.. 2008>

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Government Agency/Municipality(1)

Sarasota County Government in Sarasota, Florida has internship opportunities for students interested in gaining experience in the health promotion/health education field. Sarasota County is located on the west coast of Florida where there are plenty of gorgeous beaches, recreational activities, multi-cultural experiences and, of course, beautiful weather year round. The Wellness Program serves the needs of over 3,000 employees who work in a wide range of departments including Fire, Utilities, Transportation, Sheriff, Budget, Customer Service and Human Resources. Along with promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and offering health education programs, the Wellness Division assists employees with medical and health related problems which do not require immediate medical care. Students will have an opportunity to work in the following areas: fitness center supervision and operation; developing, planning and teaching of various wellness and health promotion programs; coordinating the employee wellness committee; creating the newsletter; marketing the programs; special events; employee games; and many more aspects of the program. The internship is 12-15 weeks long and students will work 40 hrs/wk. A stipend of $1,000 will be available at end of internship. CPR training is provided and additional training is offered in teaching fitness classes and special computer skills. Students should have coursework in exercise science, health promotion, or related field. Assistance in locating housing is provided. Send resume and call Holly Miller, Sarasota County Government, Human Resources, 1660 Ringling Blvd., 1st Floor, Sarasota, FL 34236,  (941) 364-4761  (941) 364-4761 .

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