Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (HOPE) has a unique and collaborative relationship with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, providing a number of academic opportunities for students. We also have opportunities for students interested in Eta Sigma Gamma, the national Health Science/Health Education honor society.
HOPE Internships and Practicums
HOPE is an internship and practicum site for Public Health and other majors. Interested students must make an appointment to discuss possible placements with Francesca M. Maresca, Director of HOPE, or Mark Cruz, Health Education Specialist. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that a HOPE placement meets their program requirements and to complete all necessary paperwork.
All internships with HOPE posted below are currently open. Please send applications to the contact listed in the description below.
The Wellness Classroom
The Wellness Classroom is a new initiative to encourage faculty and instructors to integrate wellness into the curriculum with a reading, class guest lecture and written assignment. The internship position includes assisting in preparation of class content, assessment and creating virtual training and resources for participating faculty and instructors. Reports to the Director of HOPE, Francesca Maresca. Interested students should send a resume and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a recurring internship that will reopen in April for summer 2021 and in August for Fall 2021.
SHADES Theatre is an interactive, improvisational theatre group that promotes positive behavioral changes regarding public health issues surrounding sexual health, alcohol and other drug use, nutritional issues, and mental health issues within a college community. Under the supervision and direction of the Health Education Specialist, the intern candidate will develop weekly interactive messaging to promote Student Health Advocates Developing Educational Scenarios (SHADES) Theatre with the intention of recruiting new potential cast members as well as increase visibility and activity within Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Intern candidate will work closely with SHADES cast members to create a unique online brand that is relatable, engaging, and highlights the importance of engaging in conversation with others regarding difficult topics. Intern candidate will utilize a variety of online/virtual mediums to promote SHADES, including but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and collaborate with the Assistant Director of Marketing to coordinate posting on social media. Candidate will also develop skills related to program development and management and work closely with departmental partners to continually engage with the campus community. Interested students should send a resume and a statement of interest to Mark Cruz, email@example.com.