Internship/Practicum Program

Each experience is tailored to best fit each student’s personal interest in health promotion, specifically programming in a worksite setting. This includes programs that impact the environment and culture, help people reduce behavioral risk factors, or are designed to keep a healthy population healthy throughout their time as University of Iowa employees. One major project will be the cornerstone of the internship/practicum experience.

Examples of areas that a student may participate include:

  • UI Health Fair development
  • Health Coaching introduction
  • Marketing and communication
  • Social media
  • Health screenings including blood pressure, body composition, and cholesterol
  • Website content development and review
  • Community outreach
  • Programming for special populations
  • Educational presentations
  • Health awareness campaigns
  • Collaboration with Family Services

Guidelines/Requirements for Applicants

  • Preference will be given to students with experience and/or coursework in health promotion or a health-related field.
  • Interns are expected to make a one semester commitment:
    • Practicum time commitment = course credit
    • Internship = flexible based upon student/program needs

Time requirements will be reviewed with supervising faculty and adjusted if necessary.

  • Office hours are required but flexible.
  • Business casual attire is expected during office hours.
  • Positive health habits are expected during practicum/internship commitment.
  • This is an unpaid practicum/internship. No stipends, meals, or dormitory housing is available.

Application Requirements

To apply for the UI Wellness Internship/Practicum Program, complete the required paperwork which includes:

  1. Internship/Practicum Program Application (pdf)
  2. Cover letter (include specific goals and objectives)
  3. Resume (include GPA and course highlights)
  4. Three references (academic and professional) to contact (not letters of reference)

Fall consideration: Application must be received by May 3.
 consideration: Application must be received by November 15.

Submit application and required paperwork via email or US mail to:

The University of Iowa liveWELL program
E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
309 S. Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information


Campus Address
Mailing Address

E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
309 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
United States