Internships and Temporary Employment


Depending on the semester, MHealthy may have internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of employee wellness, community health promotion, fitness center management, personal training, health education, nutrition, tobacco cessation, and marketing.

Prospective interns should consider the following:

  • Internship positions and specific projects or tasks vary based on seasonal MHealthy program needs and the individual interests and goals of selected interns.
  • In order to be considered for an MHealthy internship, potential interns must have completed at least their junior year of college and be majoring in a health-related field.

If you have any questions related to the MHealthy Internship Program, please contact

Apply for an available internship.

Upcoming MHealthy Internships—Spring/Summer 2018

Nutrition/Weight Management

Job Duties:

This internship would best fit someone who has an interest and experience in community nutrition or community nutrition education. We are looking for someone to help with the marketing, organization, operations, and data analysis of the University of Michigan MFarmers Markets. Internship is 20 hours a week for an undergrad or grad student.

Project Healthly Schools Internship

Job Duties: 

To assist in the development, implementation, and promotion of health education activities for Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a grant-funded intervention program for middle school students. PHS works to reduce childhood obesity rates and long-term cardiovascular risk factors.

The PHS Intern will contribute to multiple projects, which may include needs assessments, program evaluation, instructional videos for teachers, health promotion materials, and assembling lesson materials. There may also be some on-site health education with adolescents at PHS middle schools. Projects will be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful candidate. Internship (MUST be for class credit), 10 – 15 hours available a week.

Employee Wellness/Physical Activity Internship

Job Duties:

This intern would assist with programming (planning implementation and analysis) , event planning, research, and assisting in improving the culture of health at the University of Michigan. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:  Candidate must be a self-starter. The ideal intern will bring great enthusiasm and their own interests to the position, and feel comfortable working independently.  Internship if for 40 hours a week.

Apply for an available internship.

Temporary Employment

MHealthy occasionally has temporary employment opportunities for Exercise Class Instructors, Fitness Specialists and Personal Trainers.

Exercise Class Instructors

If you are interested in instructing one of our classes you must currently be certified in CPR and currently certified in the area you wish to teach (Yoga, Pilates, etc.). Contact Brett Auger at or (734) 764-0333 for information on open positions.

Fitness Specialists

If you are interested in a fitness specialist position at the MHealthy Fitness Center at the Ice Cube you must have a degree in a related field. Contact Eric Breitenbeck at, or (734) 998-8700 for information on open positions.

Personal Trainers

If you are interested in a personal training position you must have a degree in a related field and certification. Contact Eric Breitenbeck at, or (734) 998-8700 for information on open positions.