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Student employees are a vital part of the Center for Wellness Promotion team.  In order to maximize opportunities for students to get involved with health promotion and prevention initiatives on campus, we offer a variety of options.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Assistantships are paid positions within the department that contribute 20 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters.  Depending on funding and other factors, the Center may have more or fewer positions available during any given academic year.  The Center for Wellness Promotion currently has the following Graduate Assistant positions:

The IPV Prevention Graduate Assistant provides direct assistance to the Interpersonal Violence Prevention team on prevention, education, and outreach initiatives to prevent sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking; promoting healthy masculinity; and related topics.

Status: Filled for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years

The BASICS Graduate Assistants facilitate Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) sessions with students, which is an one-on-one prevention and early intervention program to address drug use and high-risk drinking among indicated students.  This positions will become trained as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and will facilitate tobacco cessation sessions with students.

Status: Filled for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years

 

The BASICS Graduate Assistants facilitate Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) sessions with students, which is an one-on-one prevention and early intervention program to address drug use and high-risk drinking among indicated students.  

Status: Filled for the 2021-2022 academic year; Expecting a vacancy for the 2022-2023 academic year (check back in mid-March for application instructions).

Reporting to the Charlotte Recovery Program team, this position manages a range of projects and tasks in support of the Charlotte Recovery Program (CRP), which  supports students in all pathways of recovery from substance use disorders by providing a supportive student community and that includes therapy, volunteering, social and educational activities, and many other recovery support opportunities.

Status: Filled for the 2021-2022 academic year

Expecting 2 vacancies for the 2022-2023 academic year (check back in mid-March for application instructions).

Reporting to the Associate Director for Wellness Promotion Initiatives, this position manages a wide range of projects and tasks in support of various departmental prevention and health promotion initiatives across a wide range of health and wellness topics.  Among other duties, this position helps coordinate the Safer Sex Station and the Discovery Your Wellness Passport Program.

Status: Filled for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years

Search the Hire-A-Niner Website for the open graduate assistant positions within the Center for Wellness Promotion.  If you need more information or have questions about any vacancies, please contact the Center for Wellness Promotion.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Undergraduate student employees are paid positions within the department that contribute up to 20 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters (and occasionally summer semesters).  Depending on funding and other factors, the Center may have more or fewer positions available during any given academic year.  The Center for Wellness Promotion currently has the following undergraduate student positions:

Undergraduate Student Employee for the CRC 

Reporting to the Graduate Assistant for the CRC, this position manages a range of projects and tasks in support of the UNC Charlotte Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), which is a program that supports students in recovery from substance use disorders by providing a sober community that includes therapy, volunteering, social and educational activities.

Status: Filled for the 2020-2021 academic year

Search the Hire-A-Niner Website for the open undergraduate student employment positions within the Center for Wellness Promotion.  If you need more information or have questions about any vacancies, please contact the Center for Wellness Promotion.

Wellness Internship Program 

The CWP Wellness Internship Program provides students with real-world prevention and health promotion experience in the higher education setting, enabling them to put into practice knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and creating experiences in support of future employment and/or graduate or professional school opportunities.  Please review the Internship Packet!

We are not currently accepting applications at this time. Please check back for the an internship opportunity in Spring 2023. 

Click Here to Apply for an Internship

This internship program is best suited for UNC Charlotte undergraduate students studying public health or social work, though students in other programs will be considered.  Students from other colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

All internships are unpaid. No stipends, parking, meals, or housing is provided.

All internships are for the duration of one semester, typically fall or spring semester, but sometimes in the summer.  We typically select only one intern during any given semester.

Internship hours may be used to satisfy academic internship requirements.  If this is the case, we work closely with the student's academic program to ensure all reporting and documentation requirements are met.  Most interns work 20-40 hours a week. Internship work schedules may be flexible and are built around academic and other commitments.  Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required (e.g., attending or helping facilitate workshops and events, etc.).

Internships emphasize professional health promotion competencies and standards of practice, including the American College Health Association's Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, and the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) standards of practice as outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Interns represent the department and are role models for other students.  Thus, appropriate business attire is expected during office hours and positive health behaviors are expected during the practicum/internship commitment.

 

Each experience is tailored to best fit each student’s personal interest in health and wellness. One major project will be the cornerstone of the practicum/internship experience.  The table below provides information and examples from previous internships:

Examples of Mini-Projects:

  • Go Red Day
  • Table Displays
  • Assist in facilitating programs
  • Decorate Bulletin boards each month
  • Develop a Monthly Newsletter for SHS
  • BAC cards
  • RA Bulletin Board Competition
  • Stall Street News
  • CARE packages
  • Wellness Wednesdays

Examples of Major Projects:

  • Social Media Development 
  • Health & Wellness articles for website/ social media
  • Workshops for a targeted group of students
  • Day programs or educational tables
  • Health  Fairs
  • Stress and Time Management program/event
  • Nutrition/Fitness programs
  • Skits, Plays or Monologues

Past Wellness Intern Programs:

  • Sexual Responsibility Week
  • Sex on the Table
  • NINER Nutrition
  • De-Stress Fest
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • NOPE Candlelight Vigil
  • Great American Smokeout
  • Safer Spring Break
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Kick Butts Day
  • De-Stress before the BIG test
  • Take Back the Night

Other Universities Attended by Previous Year Interns:

  • East Carolina University
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Liberty University

Committees, organizations, & volunteers opportunities

Supported and advised by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Niners for Recovery is a student organization that helps lead the campus in creating an accepting and supportive environment for individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders.  For more information about Niners for Recovery or to join, please email niners4recovery@gmail.com.

The SAAM Student Planning Committee leads annual efforts to raise awareness for sexual violence throughout the month of April. The SAAM committee begins meeting monthly in October and meeting frequency increases during the Spring semester. The committee is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the SAAM committee or to join, please email Chelsey Walker at cwalk112@uncc.edu.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Center for Wellness Promotion, please contact our office at 704-687-7407 to be connected with a Wellness team member who can discuss possible volunteer opportunities.