Fitness/Wellness Intern (Intern II)
G_Human Resources Department
County of Henrico Department of Human Resources Fitness and Wellness
Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, is offering internship opportunities for high school and college students to develop skills and experience relevant to their course of study. We are committed to creating challenging, meaningful, relevant work experiences for students. All internships will have specific learning goals identified by the student as being core to their academic and career development. The County will strive to ensure a balance between the intern's specific learning goals and the work that is required by the Department.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us as an intern, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 25, 2013
This is a college level paid internship for students who are rising Junior or Seniors.
Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available many departments. For more information on the operations and functions of each department click here: www.co.henrico.va.us/departments.html.
For pay internship for college students who are rising Juniors or Seniors. Desired area of program study or degree: Exercise Science, Sports Management, Health promotion/education, Public Health, Nutrition, or related health field. GPA of at least 3.0. Work hours will be betwen 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday. Intern will work for 29 hours or less per week. (Postion can be changed to a for credit internship vs. for pay if required by school.)
This is a paid internship position working in the Fitness & Wellness Division of the Department of Human Resources. This internship is for the individual who is interested in developing, promoting and implementing fitness/wellness/nutrition programs. The intern will work alongside Fitness & Wellness Division staff in the day-to-day operations of a corporate fitness center. Knowledge of applied exercise physiology, kinesiology, functional anatomy, nutrition, health appraisal and fitness testing is desired. Experience working with weight resistance and aerobic conditioning equipment is necessary. Must possess excellent people skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of education and learning. The intern will assist in the organization, implementation and presentation of fitness/wellness/nutrition programs for County employees. They will conduct literature searches for use in the development of educational materials for bulletin boards, newsletter, health quizzes, etc. Interns will summarize and interpret fitness test data and design cardiovascular and strength exercise programs for healthy individuals. They will develop, market and implement an incentive campaign and a health education program. Interns will assist with compiling of participation data and the completion of Division reports as needed.
Strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines.
Internships are intended to complement the student's academic program so the intern must bring foundational knowledge as well as a strong interest in the assigned department's mission and operations, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities, clear direction regarding expectations and feedback concerning their performance. Interns will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as broad basic skills and industry knowledge. Internships may include extensive public contact. Internships may be an integral part of a team or may require the intern to work more independently. The intern will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have opportunities to network with department leaders and other professionals in the internship field.
Education: Pursuing a college degree in a field relevant to internship or post-secondary vocational/technical training in a trade or craft that is relevant to the internship; GPA of 3.0 or better; prefer a college student in the junior or senior year of the relevant degree program;
Experience: Completion of courses in relevant degree or vocational/technical program; relevant job or volunteer experience;
Or: Any equivalent combination education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the internship.
Fitness/Wellness Intern - Henrico County Training Center, 7701 E. Parham Road, Room 2027, Henrico County, VA
The application process requires you to include a resume, a letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and to indicate at least three learning goals related to the internship. You will also need to include an unofficial school transcript, GPA and two references.
Internships may be paid or unpaid. If the internship is paid, an hourly rate will be indicated in the listing. Each internship posting will indicate if the position is for-credit or for-pay. Each posting will also indicate if it is open to high school, college-level or graduate-level students. All paid internship positions will work for 29 hours or less per week.
Check current listings online at: http://www.henricojobs.com/. Read each current listing carefully for details specific to each internship.
A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including as an intern), including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.
How To Apply
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 25, 2013.
You apply for internships with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through www.henricojobs.com or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.
Amount of Travel
Work At Home
Division Manager, Fitness and Wellness
Department of Human Resources
County of Henrico, Virginia
Physical Address: 7701 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23273-0775
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775