Internships

Important Notice:

Currently, our recruitment of PAID student interns is on HOLD. We are still collecting applications and processing them, however we will be retaining applications until such time that we are able to guarantee the availability of paid fall internships. If a student is unqualified for a position, we will let them know, or if they meet the qualifications, we will inform them as such and be back in touch at a later date to set up an interview as soon as the search process opens again.

The availability of unpaid internships (ie. for academic credit) remains unchanged by this. They are open for students to apply for until filled.

We cannot guarantee that the paid positions listed for the fall semester will remain or become available. We will update this page as more information is solidified regarding potential internship openings and capacity. Please direct any questions to us via email: studentwellness@udel.edu. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

We Want YOU!

OPEN: Internship Positions

We encourage students to apply for the following internship opportunities:

Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) Internship

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at the University of Delaware provides support for students in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction as well as students in recovery from other behavioral addictions including but not limited to gambling, eating disorders, food, etc. We also support students who have been impacted by the addiction of a close friend or family member and we also have a number of allies to students in recovery. This internship will assist the coordinator of the CRC in planning and facilitating events and trainings, engaging others through social media, and attending CRC meetings. You will gain knowledge regarding substance use disorders, recovery, and more specifically the role of collegiate recovery as a support. 

Sexual Offense Support (SOS) Internship

The S.O.S. Internship offers a variety of experiences which can be contoured to the student’s interests. This internship can be completed in conjunction with a required class in a variety of academic majors or minors. The S.O.S. Internship may be designed to meet the hours required by the course. Past interns have completed 40 hour, 80 hour, or 400 hour internships. Responsibilities can include projects such as:

  • designing new educational programs
  • researching best practices in prevention & education of sexual violence
  • conducting on-campus surveys facilitating focus groups with current students
  • working at health fair tables and campus events to promote S.O.S.
  • serving on the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education committee & supporting events
  • preparing S.O.S. training materials or assisting with administrative tasks designing & distributing publicity materials
  • communicating with the S.O.S. victim advocates about projects

Previous training as an S.O.S. victim advocate is a plus and those interns may be asked to complete alternate tasks. Interns have the opportunity to attend state-wide coalition and committee meetings, which offer the opportunity to network, learn more about professional career paths in their field of study, and be involved beyond the campus environment. The S.O.S. Intern is supervised by the S.O.S. Coordinator, Angela Seguin.

Apply for an Internship

To apply for an internship, click the button below and fill out the application.  If you have any questions, please contact our office: 302-831-3457.

CLOSED: Internship Positions

We encourage students to check back next semester for availability to apply for the following internship opportunities:

Communications Content Management Internship

The Content Intern works to maintain and create social media, website, blog and newsletter content. This is a PAID position. This internship will have additional duties and responsibilities to support overall programmatic work such as staffing and photographing events. The Communications Content Intern is supervised by the Program Coordinator for Health Promotion. Candidates should have strong writing skills, good time management, be creative, and enjoy problem solving. Additionally, ideal candidates will feel confident using technology and eager to learn new technologies. Technologies used include:

  • Social Media: Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Website and Blog: WordPress
  • Graphic Design: Canva and Lucidpress

Students from any major are welcome to apply, but some experience doing similar work professionally or personally is required. Including links in your resume/cover letter to portfolios or other work samples is encouraged.  Hours are flexible (approximately 15 hours per week). This internship begins as a single semester commitment, but can be extended for the full year after initial review. 

Freelance Graphic Designer Job

Student Wellness and Health Promotion is looking for a current student interested in doing freelance graphic design work on an as needed basis. This is a PAID position. Projects include designing promotional materials such as posters and brochures, as well as educational materials in both print and digital mediums. This is a semester long position, but it may be extended to a full year or longer following a review of the work produced. May include summer or winter hours as well.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:  creativity, organized, punctual, reliable, and keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be interested in one or more of the following: health promotion, marketing, student affairs, and/or social media.

Required Skills

  • Proficient to advanced proficient in: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and/or GIMP and Inkscape
  • Proficient to advanced proficient in: Adobe InDesign and/or Lucidpress
  • Strong communication skills, specifically the ability to respond to emails efficiently and to ask questions and communicate concerns in a timely manner
  • Strong organizational skills, specifically to meet project deadlines and to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to work from home and/or independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback effectively and make necessary changes to designs in a timely manner

Preferred Skills

  • Familiar with industry standard sizing (ex. 11” x 17” for printed posters and 1080px x 1080px for Instagram post)
  • Familiar with multiple print and digital formats (ex. JPG, TIFF, PNG, EPS, PDF)
  • Familiar with or willingness to learn about accessibility standards for print and digital media

Additional Application Information

  • Must be a registered University of Delaware student
  • Must submit a design portfolio
  • Must have an understanding of graphic design concepts
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required
POW Peer Education Internship

The Promoters of Wellness (POW) Peer Education intern will work collaboratively with the POW peer education program, which is the primary source of general wellness programming and outreach education through the office of Student Wellness and Health Promotion.  The POW intern is supervised by Logan Penna, Program Coordinator for Health Promotion.  Ideal candidates will exhibit enthusiastic creativity, high self-motivation and dedicated passion for promoting health and wellness information across campus.  The POW intern should have experience working with student groups on campus and possess knowledge of (or demonstrate a willingness to learn about) the 9 dimensions of wellness.  Responsibilities include:

  • Develop innovative holistic wellness programming initiatives for general wellness outreach to the campus
  • Collaborate with POW student employees (3) in creating relevant and engaging activities and events to promote health and wellness on campus
  • Build relationships with campus partners, including students groups and other Student Life departments, through cosponsorship
  • Assist in the implementation of alternative activities for students during high risk celebratory days/events such as Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day
  • Assist in development of general wellness materials for social media distribution

Students from any major are welcome to apply.  The internship may be designed to meet the hours required by a specific course.  Hours typically range from 20-30 hours per week (depending on the course’s requirements) for the duration of the semester. This is an unpaid internship.

Sexual Violence Prevention Internship

The Sexual Violence Prevention Internship provides opportunities for students to engage in gender-based violence prevention and education, particularly within the college setting. The learning experience can be tailored to suit the specific interests of the student, who will work closely with Joanne Sampson, Program Coordinator for Violence Prevention. This internship can be adapted to fulfill the number of hours required by a specific course or program (not suitable for 600 hours). Applicants should be self-starters, and have an interest in gender-based violence prevention.

Examples of Intern responsibilities include:

  • Designing educational programs

  • Researching best practices in gender-based violence prevention with a focus on engaging men; healthy masculinity; bystander intervention; consent education; and healthy sexuality

  • Working on campaigns, and promotion of events

  • Maintaining websites and social media

Interns have the opportunity to attend state-wide coalition and committee meetings, which offer the opportunity to network, learn more about professional career paths in their field of study, and be involved beyond the campus environment.

Student Wellness Internship

The Student Wellness Intern will gain valuable leadership skills by working on a variety of Student Wellness programs and initiatives throughout the semester that focus on the holistic wellness of UD’s students. This is an unpaid internship that can receive academic credit. Supervised by Jennie Maslow, a counselor and program coordinator at Student Wellness and Health Promotion, this intern’s responsibilities can include:

  • assisting with new member trainings for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Learning organizations
  • creating content for Student Wellness social media and website posts
  • acting as an ambassador of the Student Wellness and Health Promotion office to Greek chapters, athletics teams, and other student councils to promote the work of the office
  • conducting focus groups with student populations
  • reviewing programs and program assessments to create changes and improvements
  • other tasks as needed that assist Student Wellness with its work

Students with creativity, reliability, strong communication skills, and an interest in holistic wellness are encouraged to apply; any and all majors are welcome, sophomore level and up. This internship requires availability of an average of 2.5-5 hours per week throughout a semester. A review of the intern’s work will occur in the middle and at the end of the semester to determine the possibility of renewal.