UCSB Health & Wellness Interns promotes the mental, physical and social health of all students by enhancing individual skills and positive relationships with families, peers and the UCSB/Isla Vista community.
Health & Wellness Internships
Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. at North Hall 1006. All UCSB students interested in Health & Wellness at UCSB are invited to attend Corps meetings on a drop in basis. These meetings include life & health skills training, group discussion, professional development, community service sign-ups, social connection and healthy food demos/snack at every meeting.
For students interested in certification and more complex responsibilities, additional requirements are necessary. The 1st step is showing up for the Wednesday night meeting.
To become official “Corps Members” students progress at their own pace to complete training requirements (see THE GRID). Corps members work with interns and leaders on marketing, leading field trips, projects, events, etc.
The Health and Wellness internship is by application only. There are approximately 10 interns who work with the 12 leaders to plan, and implement H&W Corps programs and services. The interns and leaders are responsible for facilitating all workshops, marketing, tablings, events, field trips, etc. Interns are responsible for infusing UCSB with positive, proactive, evidence based health and wellness messages & activities. It is highly recommended that an intern applicant complete Basic Training and at least 1 health specialty completed before applying.
Health and Wellness staff works with first year students in their residence halls. In the fall, as a part of the Residence Hall Association leadership, one student from each building is elected to be a Health and Wellness Chair. HAWCs serve as a bridge between Residential Life and Health & Wellness Programs. They provide information, programming and resources to their peers. In return HAWCs receive professional development and connections to caring peers and staff in the H & W community.
Leaders are chosen in the spring for the following academic year. Corps members/Interns with at least one specialty can apply for one of 13 paid positions including Instructional Assistant for the class, Events Coordinators, Marketing Coordinators, Research & Development Coordinators, and Corps Coordinators.
- Create a profile on Orgsync.com
- Join Health & Wellness on Orgsync.com
- Attend meetings/workshops as desired
- Take advantage of H&W events, programs, & field trips
Minimum Requirements for “Active” Corps Members
- Attend most meetings
- Attend most H&W events, programs, & field trips
Marketing & recruit for and attend workshops, events & field trips
- Track and report informal contacts (shared health info with friends, roommates, etc.)
- Attend socials
- Sign up to assist with H&W events, programs, & field trips
- Record hours on Orgsync.com
Minimum Requirements for Interns
- Attend all meetings (Thursdays 5-8pm)
- Agree to be a role model by reviewing and signing the H&W pledge
- Facilitate 2 workshops per quarter
- Provide topic specific info at H&W events, programs, & field trips (5+ hrs per quarter)
- Participate in 1 environmental strategies
- Serve on committee:
- planning/program implementation
- Continue progress toward Basic Training and Specialty Certification (as needed)
- Research, develop and implement special projects
- Serve as campus liaisons
- Faculty outreach
|TO BECOME A CORPS MEMBER
||TO BECOME AN INTERN
||TO BECOME A LEADER
- Attend 3 meeting hrs
- Attend 1 field trip
- Sign up, complete and track community service hours thru Org Sync
- Complete 2 units of Basic Training
- Agree to and sign the H&W pledge
- Complete Statement of Purpose
- Meet with Corps Coordinators
- Applications due at the end of each quarter for the following quarter
- Commit to 10 hours of intern work each week (including Thurs 5-8pm)
- Shadow 1 workshop
- Complete Basic Training
- Complete 1 Health Specialty (recommended)
- Applications due in the spring for the following academic year
- See advisor for more information