Internships and Student Employment

Students are the backbone of the Healthy Campus Initiative and do everything from teaching fitness classes to collecting and analyzing data to distributing food to conducting ergonomic assessments to organizing and leading workshops. Here’s what some student workers had to say about being part of the Healthy Campus Initiative:

“I am proud to work with the Healthy Campus Coalition and the Fitness Action Group. I have assisted with projects such as the weekly distribution of healthy snacks around campus and making the gym more accessible by producing gym equipment orientation videos. This work is important to me because it creates a supporting and welcoming community at UNCA, while also promoting health, wellness, accessibility, and positivity!” – Miranda

“Working as a Healthy Campus Coalition Intern has helped me utilize the skills that I learn in the classroom, and make a genuine difference within our campus community. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to learn and further develop my public health skills/knowledge so that one day I can pass on what I’ve learned to future college students and research pressing public health issues.” -Courtney

“My favorite part about working as a Healthy Campus intern is having the opportunity to build hard skills that are relevant to my field of study. As interns, we are given the tools, support and creative freedoms that enable us to bring our visions for campus-wide health initiatives to life. Not only is it a great source of professional development, but a fun way to interact with the UNCA community. I love being able to work side-by-side with my peers, mentors, faculty and staff members toward a common goal of improving health on our campus.” – Caitlin

Open positions are posted to Handshake. Hiring is typically done at either the beginning or end of the semester. If you have an idea for a project you’d like to make happen, or an internship you’d like to complete, contact Jordan Perry at to pitch your idea.