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Student Health 101 Campus Correspondent

We are looking for a correspondent to report on health and wellness issues facing students. If you're outgoing, enthusiastic, and a good communicator, this could be the ideal on-campus internship to gain experience and build your resume!

The Campus Correspondent will interview students about the health and wellness issues on everyone's mind...helping to learn how students handle stress, stay active, eat well, manage academics, social issues, and much more. The Campus Correspondent will also partake in promotion of Student Health 101- from putting up flyers around campus to tabling events throughout the academic year.

This is a year-long internship, usually about five hours each month filming short video clips of students for the following month's magazine. We provide a digital camera, so it's easy to record interviews with students who want to talk about the healthy decisions they're making.

The student will dedicate an additional seven hours for promoting the magazine to his or her peers. Promotional efforts include hanging flyers, tabling for Student Health 101 on both campuses, light social media outreach for the magazine, and attending student group meetings throughout the academic year to introduce Student Health 101.
Video Recording Responsibilities include (5 hours):

  • Selecting a health and wellness topic for student interviews monthly
  • Reviewing topical past articles and providing a summary of what you learned
  • Video recording 6-12 student interviews on the predetermined topic
  • Video recording an introduction of yourself

Promotion Responsibilities include (6 hours):

  • Preparing a report to present at Student Health Services Staff Meetings (1hr per month)
  • Hanging Flyers around campus (once per month for 1 hour)
  • Tabling at both campuses (once per month, 4 hours total/month) Social Media Outreach on Facebook and/or Twitter (30minutes/month)

Upon completing the internship, you'll receive a letter of recommendation and be able to add the position as a significant accomplishment on your resume.

Application Process: Visit http://readsh101.com/msubillings.html & Click “Ready to Be a Star”

Tobacco Education and Prevention Specialist

Collaborate with staff and others to implement tobacco use prevention programming, promote tobacco cessation, and educate on tobacco-free policy information.  Student Leader will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating several tobacco prevention, cessation and policy campaigns on campus throughout the academic year.  Market and distribute prevention, cessation and policy campaigns and tools to student body using a variety of channels.  Assist Health Educator with development, education and recruitment of HEROES peer educators.  This position is between 5-10 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in all trainings, focus groups, workshops, conferences, meetings, etc., given or deemed necessary by BACCHUS/MCTPI.
  • Collaborate with Health Educator and student employees to plan, implement, and evaluate several campus tobacco prevention events throughout the year.
  • Assist in campus marketing and distribution of Quit Kits, MT Quit Line info, and other cessation options for students and employees
  • Attend and participate in the following meetings (as schedule allows):  Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force; Tobacco Task Force and Site Visits from MCTPI Staff
  • Assist with campus tobacco use research.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Fresh Air Advocate program; including participation and training.
  • Help manage and organize persistence non-compliance reports.
  • Be available to talk and/or meet with BACCHUS/MCTPI staff as needed.
  • Maintain timely and efficient communication with campus and BACCHUS/MCTPI staff by informing of activities, obstacles, problems, successes, lessons learned, etc.
  • Assist Health Educator and student employees with HEROES peer education group as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Health Educator and/or BACCHUS/MCTPI staff.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant should be well-organized, punctual, and reliable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suites
  • Comfort with public speaking and presentations 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Background in health education or tobacco control is preferred.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a MSU Billings student.
  • Applicant should be able to work well with others, have a positive attitude, and be ready to help fellow students fight tobacco addiction

Application Process: Position currently filled

Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist

The Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist is housed in the Student Health Services, supervised by the Coordinators of the MSUB Phoenix Center. 8-12 hours per week are scheduled in the office with the time allotted to answering the advocacy phone, meetings, promoting the advocacy program and events, and miscellaneous time needed for projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and attend events (i.e. recruitment, promotional, and prevention) as determined by staff
  • Work with supervisors to develop, manage, and oversee outreach/awareness campaigns
  • Develop promotional materials in accordance with MSUB advocacy program needs and communication plans
  • Assist supervisors with planning and management of MSUB sexual violence prevention events (Sex Signals, Got Consent, Step Up, Tunnel of Oppression, etc.)  
  • Give presentations and assist with public speaking both as a peer educator and as a staff member
  • Serve as advocate when necessary (approximately one or two shifts a month)
  • Participate in staff meetings, including planning meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Research and compile educational materials on healthy relationships, forms of violence, etc.
  • Miscellaneous office and administrative duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of MSUB Advocate training
  • Empowering and non-victim blaming approach to working with students
  • Confidence in public speaking and advocacy skills
  • Interest in working closely with other intern, educators, RAs, and other volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while maintaining a teamwork attitude and approach
  • Willingness to be proactive in seeking assistance and direction when necessary
  • Creativity and commitment to best-practices for violence prevention
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Creativity and desire to design outreach and marking materials
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft programs)

Application Process:

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: September 12th 2014

Bystander Intervention Coordinator

Position Coming Soon

Student Health Services Work Study

Under the supervision and direction of the Health Educator, the work study will assist with planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating health promotion programs and activities which address the needs of the campus community. The student worker will serve in a leadership role by working close with volunteer HEROES to assure that all tasks, projects, and events are completed in a timely manner. This student will also be responsible for collaborating with the staff in Student Health Services in order to assist with the marketing of the services available to students in Student Health Services.  This position is between 10-15 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in training related to student wellness topics (i.e. sleep, tobacco, alcohol prevention, mental health, suicide prevention, sexual assault prevention, etc.)
  • Conduct office hours in the Student Health Services and participate in monthly staff meetings
  • Collaborate with Health Educator and student other employees to plan, implement, and evaluate several student wellness events throughout the year (i.e. tabling at events, giving educational presentations, etc.)
  • Assist in campus marketing of services available to student in Student Health Services through a variety of marketing styles (i.e. website, flyers, social media, etc.)
  • Assist in the design and collection of program evaluation instruments for student wellness initiatives
  • Collaborate with the HEROES volunteers on programming efforts (it is strongly encouraged for this individual to also join HEROES but not necessary)
  • Assist Health Educator with projects related to HEROES, Fresh Air Advocates, MSUB Phoenix Center, and the MSUB Step Up Coalition
  • Organizational office duties
  • Other duties as assigned by Health Educator

Qualifications:

  • Applicant should be well-organized, punctual, and reliable
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suites
  • Comfort with public speaking and presentations 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be currently enrolled as a MSU Billings student
  • Applicant should be able to work well with others, have a positive attitude
  • Sincere interest in helping others in the area of health

Application Process: Position currently filled

Internships

Phoenix Center Outreach and Campaign Intern

The Outreach and Campaign Intern position is housed in the Student Health Services, supervised by the Health Educator and Petro Hall Director. 10-15 hours per week are scheduled in the office with the time allotted to answering the advocacy phone, meetings, promoting the advocacy program and events, and miscellaneous time needed for projects. This is currently a paid internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and attend events as determined by staff
  • Work with supervisors to develop, manage, and oversee outreach/awareness campaigns
  • Work with the supervisors to develop and implement a year-round marketing campaign
  • Develop promotional materials in accordance with MSUB advocacy program needs and communication plans
  • Manage and update website and social media on an on-going basis
  • Compile campus and community resources into educational materials for the MSUB advocacy program
  • Assist Prevention/Education Intern with marketing of MSUB sexual violence prevention events (Sex Signals, Got Consent, Step Up, Tunnel of Oppression, etc.)
  • Serve as advocate during office hours and night/weekend shifts when necessary
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, including planning meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Research and compile educational materials on healthy relationships, forms of violence, etc.
  • Miscellaneous office and administrative duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of MSUB Advocate training
  • Empowering and non-victim blaming approach to working with students
  • Confidence in public speaking and advocacy skills
  • Interest in working closely with other intern, educators, RAs, and other volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while maintaining a teamwork attitude and approach
  • Willingness to be proactive in seeking assistance and direction when necessary
  • Creativity and commitment to best-practices for violence prevention
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Creativity and desire to design outreach and marking materials
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft programs)

Application Process:

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: September 12th 2014

Phoenix Center Prevention and Education Intern

The Prevention/Education Intern position is housed in the Student Health Services, supervised by the Health Educator and Petro Hall Director. 10-15 hours per week are scheduled in the office with the time allotted to answering the advocacy phone, meetings, events (including training), and miscellaneous time needed for projects. This is currently a paid internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and attend Sexual Violence Prevention events as determined by staff
  • Develop, manage, oversee, and schedule prevention/education presentations focused on primary prevention (including gender boxes, pyramid of violence, and bystander intervention)
  • Develop presentations for targeted audiences and need
  • Give presentations and assist with public speaking both as a peer educator and as a staff member
  • Provide training, assistance, feedback, and ongoing education to peer educators
  • Assist Campaign Coordinator with development of promotional materials in accordance with advocacy program needs and communication plans
  • Assist supervisors with planning and management of MSUB sexual violence prevention events (Sex Signals, Got Consent, Step Up, Tunnel of Oppression, etc.)
  • Serve as advocate during office hours and night/weekend shifts when necessary
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, including planning meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Miscellaneous office and administrative duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of MSUB Advocate training
  • Understanding and ability to address issues of societal and institutional oppression
  • Commitment to goals and ideals promoted by the MSUB advocacy program
  • Empowering and non-victim blaming approach to working with students
  • Confidence in public speaking and advocacy skills
  • Interest in working closely with other intern, educators, RAs, and other volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while maintaining a teamwork attitude and approach
  • Willingness to be proactive in seeking assistance and direction when necessary
  • Creativity and commitment to best-practices for violence prevention
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft programs)

Application Process:

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: September 12th 2014

Phoenix Center Volunteer Recruitment Intern

The Volunteer Recruitment Intern position is housed in Student Health Services, supervised by the Health Educator and Petro Hall Director. 10-16 hours per week are scheduled in the office with the time allotted to answering the advocacy phone, meetings, recruiting volunteers and miscellaneous time needed for projects. This is currently a paid internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and attend recruitment events as determined by staff
  • Schedule volunteer shifts, interviews, and trainings
  • Plan and implement volunteer recruitment including tabling, advertisements, presentations and meetings
  • Conduct volunteer screening, reference checks, and coordinate interviews
  • Help organize new volunteer training each semester
  • Assist Prevention/Education Intern with planning and management of MSUB sexual violence prevention events (Sex Signals, Got Consent, Step Up, Tunnel of Oppression, etc.)
  • Serve as advocate during office hours and night/weekend shifts when necessary
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, including planning meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Miscellaneous office and administrative duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of MSUB Advocate training
  • Commitment to goals and ideals promoted by the MSUB advocacy program Empowering and non-victim blaming approach to working with students Confidence in public speaking and advocacy skills
  • Interest in working closely with other intern, educators, RAs, and other volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadline
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while maintaining a teamwork attitude and approach
  • Willingness to be proactive in seeking assistance and direction when necessary
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft programs)

Application Process:

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: September 12th 2014

Health Promotion/Wellness Intern

The Health Promotion/Wellness internship provides opportunities for students to participate in passive and active programming campus wide on a wide range of campus and community issues. The primary focus of this position is to assist the Health Educator with the development and the facilitation evidence-based and theory driven initiatives. In addition, the intern will work collaboratively with other campus resources to develop new programs to be facilitated in the residence halls and on campus. These new programs could include but are not limited to sexual health, alcohol, and tobacco use, mental health, fitness and nutrition. This intern has the ability to choose health topic focus on areas. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and prevention initiatives
  • Develop and strengthen campus and community partnerships
  • Collaborate with the student workers and volunteers (HEROES, Fresh Air Advocates, MSUB Phoenix Center, and the MSUB Step Up Coalition) as applicable
  • Assist in development and assessment of student learning outcomes specific to Student Wellness
  • Utilize current theory- and evidence- based interventions and practices in order to strengthen and/or develop student wellness initiatives
  • Assist in the design and collection of program evaluation instruments for student wellness initiatives
  • Serve on campus and community committees/coalitions that are applicable to current projects and initiatives in student wellness

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in Health Promotion, Human Performance, Health Administration or other related field
  • Excellent writing skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to take initiative
  • Experience and education in health promotion, behavior change models &
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Desire and energy to promote campus-wide change
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while maintaining a teamwork attitude and approach
  • Willingness to be proactive in seeking assistance and direction when necessary.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft programs)

Application Process:

  • Email Cover Letter, Resume and contact information for 3 references (minimum of two professional or educational references) to triniti.halverson@msubillings.edu
  • Indicate in the subject line: “Application Health Promotion Internship”

Healthy Campus 2020 Intern

Position Coming Soon

Volunteer Opportunities

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HEROES

""HEROES is a student lead peer health education group, whose goal is to help educate and inform students and employees about health issues that affect our campus community. HEROES aims to increase the awareness and communication within the academic community regarding health-related matter for college students. A few of the health topics we focus on are stress relief, nutrition and fitness, healthy relationships, drug and tobacco awareness, alcohol awareness, and so many more. We have a non-judgmental philosophy and never tell students how to live their lives, but to simply give them the tools and knowledge to make the best choices!  Our HEROES events include TGIT’s, Service Saturday’s, Educational Tabling, and larger events such as Step Up Bystander Intervention and Tougher than Tobacco. Being in HEROES can help you build friendships, have the opportunity for leadership skill development, achieve health and peer educator certifications, travel to national and regional conferences, and this all looks great on your resume!

HEROES expectations include attending a week-long training and retreat before classes start, attend weekly meetings, volunteer 4 hours per month, help promote HEROES events on campus, and act as a role model for your fellow MSUB Students.

Application Process: Applications can be found on our website by clicking “Join HEROES Today!” or at www.bit.ly/app4heroes 

Application for Fall 2014 has closed. Please consider applying early to join Fall 2015.

Phoenix Center Advocates

Phoenix Center logoThe MSUB Phoenix Center is looking for passionate and hardworking victim advocates. The Phoenix Center is a 24 hour help-line for survivors of sexual violence. Help-lines offer an opportunity for callers to talk about their feelings to someone who is empathic and respects their experience. An advocate’s task is to listen, support, validate feelings, assist with problem clarification and solving, provide information and education, and offer referrals, if needed.
Training:

  • All advocates must attend a 20 hour training program

On-Call Hours:

  • On-call shifts run 24 hours. Each advocate is asked to take two shifts per month and at least on weekend shift per semester
  • The on-call advocate will carry a phone and respond to all call immediately
  • The on-call advocate will always have a backup supervisor for calls that exceed the advocates abilities

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be a current MSUB undergraduate or graduate student
  • ALL majors & genders are encouraged to apply
  • Must be open to working with a diverse population
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Application Process: Fill out the application for the PhoenixCenter at http://bit.ly/app4phoenixcenter

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: September 12th 2014

Fresh Air Advocates

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Join MSU Billings Fresh Air Advocates for an opportunity to make a difference on campus. Student Health Services is seeking dedicated individuals to help educate and advocate for the tobacco-free movement.

Volunteers that express interest and commitment to Fresh Air Advocates must have a desire to help others in the campus community. Such volunteers should understand the University’s belief in a shared responsibility for maintaining compliance with the Tobacco-Free policy. These individuals will be taught about the science and need for a tobacco-free policy, local and campus statistics, specifics about MSUB’s policy, and how to address non-compliance. Fresh Air Advocates are expected to serve as an advocate for comprehensive tobacco policies, not act as an agent of policy enforcement.
Responsibilities:  

  • To support MSUB and the health and well-being of those on campus
  • To have a positive attitude and a focus on educating students, faculty, staff and visitors about the policy
  • Act as a Tobacco-Free Campus Representative
  • To be a role model for MSUB campus policies
  • Ask questions for help if uncomfortable or in need of further direction
  • To schedule volunteers shifts and to communicate with the Health Educator (Triniti Halverson) if a shift must be rescheduled (given at least 4-hour notice, or 8am if shift is before noon)
  • To reflect upon your work in regards to your role on campus and in the community

Application Process: Interested volunteers need to contact Triniti Halverson at Student Health Services to schedule a 1-hour training prior to volunteer education shifts. It is preferable for volunteers to work in pairs but not required (volunteers without a partner will be assigned a shift with another volunteer).

Triniti Halverson
Health Educator, Student Health Services
406-657-2153
triniti.halverson@msubillings.edu

For student volunteers seeking Service Learning Class Credits:

  • Schedule & Complete 1-hour Fresh Air Advocate Training
  • Sign MSU Billing’s Release and Assumption of Risk Waiver of Liability Form
  • Sign up in partners to educate and advocate on campus (1-hour shifts). Volunteers without a partner will be paired with the Student Tobacco Prevention Specialist. Volunteer shifts run Monday-Friday; 8am – 5pm
  • For each shift to be counted toward volunteer hours, the student must sign in and out at the Student Health Services front desk
  • On completion of hours, the student is asked to fill out a volunteer evaluation (print/online)

MSUB Step Up Coalition

""Student Organization information coming soon.


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