Apply for the Student Health 101™ reporter internship
Thank you for your interest in the SH101 reporter internship. We are currently accepting applications. Please read the introduction. If you think this internship is for you, fill out the form below. We strongly recommend that you become very familiar with SH101 before applying.
SH101 content is designed and developed for our 500+ client colleges and universities and their 3-4 million students. We cover topics relating to health, wellness, productivity, and motivation, in ways that are relevant and helpful to college and university students. Our angle and approach is always evidence-based and engaging, and reflects best practices in health communication.
Students’ voices, perspectives, and energy are very important. Our reporter interns have opportunities to contribute reviews, blog posts, ideas, and short articles to SH101. We value diversity in life experiences, location, type of higher education institution, age, sex, interests and skills, etc.
Developing content for SH101 requires time, thought, learning, commitment, and close attention to editorial guidelines and feedback. This role does not involve telling your own stories.
SH101 is produced nationally and is customized for each campus. We are not located on your campus; our interns work with us remotely (via webinar, email, phone, social media, etc).
Here’s what the SH101 reporting internship can offer you:
- An opportunity to learn key skills related to communication/journalism and health-related behaviors, working closely with our editorial staff.
- An opportunity to develop your résumé and portfolio of published work.
- An opportunity to learn more about health, wellness, productivity, etc.
- Payment for completed assignments and/or milestones met.
- Your name in our online magazine and/or website and the possibility of being spotlighted in our BetterU pages.
- At the end of the year: a certificate of completion and/or letter of recommendation.
- An online forum for getting to know your fellow interns at campuses across the US and Canada.
We do NOT expect our reporter interns to bring established expertise in health and wellness topics, health communication, research, and reporting.
Here’s what we do expect:
- You routinely read quality mainstream news and feature coverage, especially content related to health, wellness, behavior, and motivation.
- You have a strong interest in learning about health and wellness topics (including behavior) and reporting/communication/journalism.
- You are committed to demonstrating and developing relevant skills, including research (i.e., significant reading, interviewing experts), crafting and revising your work, responding to editors’ feedback, and paying attention to detail (e.g., accuracy, formatting sources).
- You will be responsive to editors’ questions, requests, feedback, etc.
- You will participate in required webinars (scheduled with your availability in mind) and online training modules.
- You will be an enrolled student in a college or university (full-time, part-time, or online) for the academic year 2015-16.
- You will be available for 3–15 hours a month. The time commitment is variable and uneven (e.g., working on an article is relatively infrequent but can be intensive). We check in with you about your availability and we take your schedule and other obligations into account (e.g., we leave you alone during exam periods).