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Health Education & Wellness Internship

Two Internships Available!

- Corporate Fitness

- Corporate Fitness and Health Promotion Combination

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Health Education and Wellness Program (HEWP) offers an internship program designed to provide a valuable learning experience. Students may choose to work entirely in a corporate fitness setting, or may cross between the fitness and health promotion departments. KSC activities and work assignments will be based on the student's specific interests, knowledge and background. A wide variety of opportunities in fitness, wellness and health promotion will be available to the participant in this program.

Activities in which the intern will be involved: Fitness assessments
  • Administering KSC FC memberships and blood pressure monitoring
  • Body composition analysis
  • Girth measurements
Exercise prescription
  • Personal counseling and program design
  • Implementation of exercise programs
  • Equipment use/instruction
  • Observation and participation with exercising employees.
Group exercise classes
  • Instruction of classes, if applicable
  • Participation in classes offered
Wellness Programs

Observe and participate in wellness-related fairs, lectures, seminars and workshops, such as, but not limited to:

  • Stress management
  • A variety of fitness related topics
  • Nutrition
  • Desktop Yoga
  • Metabolic diseases and exercise
  • Heart disease
Special Events and Outreach
  • World Employee Health and Fitness Month - Summer Semester
  • Annual Walk Run (2 mile, 5K and 10K) – Winter / Spring Semester
  • Safety and Health Day - Winter/Spring Semester
  • Local education outreach programs involvement
  • Extra events and programs available per interns' creativity and initiative
Motivational Programs
  • Promote and monitor various motivational programs offered at KSC
  • Help create and plan a new motivational program for KSC employees
Health Education
  • Create a health and wellness educational article
  • Participate in monthly Cardiovascular and Diabetes screening program
  • Research and write a scientific paper on a topic of choice
  • Participate in various outreach programs around KSC, such as Flu Clinics - Fall Semester
  • Presentations to Spaceport Employees
Administration
  • Record-keeping, filing
  • Data entry
  • Reception, service desk management
Designation of Candidate

Any junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a university exercise, fitness, health or wellness related course of study may apply. Selection for internship with the KSC Health Education and Wellness program requires review of the student's application packet (see application requirements below). If these documents reflect a sincere academic and personal interest, a personal interview will be requested. Potential interns should be available for a minimum of ten weeks working 40 hours per week. (400 hours). If your school requires candidates to complete more or less hours, contact the KSC HEWP coordinator.

Compensation This program is considered to be a public service to benefit and expand the educational experiences of students enrolled in physical education, exercise physiology, nutrition, fitness, or health related disciplines. Students receive credit as part of their curriculum at their accredited college. Students will encounter tours and educational experiences that only employees of the Kennedy Space Center can be part of. These may include:

  • KSC rocket launches
  • KSC grounds tours
  • KSC Visitor Complex visits
  • Other miscellaneous tours available per season

No financial compensation will be conferred.

Internship Availability

Internships are available all months of the year. Application deadlines:
Winter/Spring: October 15
Summer: March 15
Fall: June 15

Apply Today

To apply, send the following information:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Requested dates of internship
  • School requirements
  • Advisor name and contact information
  • Specify requested internship (Corporate Fitness or Fitness/Health Education combination)
KSC Health Education and Wellness Program

Corporate Fitness or Fitness/HEWP Combination Internship
Mail Code IMSS - 005
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899-0001
Attn: Veronica J Komar, Wellness Coordinator
Veronica.j.komar@nasa.gov

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