- Position: Alcohol Prevention Initiatives Graduate Internship
- Department/Unit: Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW)
- Hours: 20 hours per week
- Immediate Supervisor: Lisa Currie, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness
The Alcohol Prevention Initiatives Graduate Intern is a paid paraprofessional position that works collaboratively with the HPaW professional staff to implement evidence-based strategies in alcohol prevention guided by a harm reduction approach. This is a 20 hour per week commitment that requires some evening and weekend hours, in accordance with the graduate intern’s availability and current departmental need. Enthusiasm and initiative-taking ability required.
Projects and Responsibilities
The primary project and responsibility for this position is to oversee the Red Watch Band bystander intervention training program. Currently, 30-35 trainings for 600+ NU students occur annually with growth anticipated. Responsibilities include:
- presenting Red Watch Band trainings
- managing the online registration process, including communication with registrants as needed
- managing program logistics, including scheduling facilitators and appropriate training spaces, and the organization of training materials
- marketing the program via various forms of campus media
- supporting assessment and evaluation efforts
- contributing to ongoing curriculum revision
- aiding in training our team of 12+ student and staff facilitators
Additional projects may be developed, as time, current departmental priorities and intern interests/skills dictate. This may include assisting HPaW professional staff with other alcohol prevention outreach activities, contributing to website content development or grant applications, and other projects determined in collaboration with the director.
Lastly, a curriculum focused on college health promotion theory and evidence-based alcohol prevention strategies has been developed which will provide the graduate intern with readings and opportunities for reflection, including weekly to biweekly supervision meetings with the director.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Interest and enthusiasm for college health promotion, alcohol prevention, and student leadership development
- Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Maintain office hours reflective of current departmental needs
- Able to work independently and autonomously
- Demonstrates creativity, initiative-taking and flexibility
- Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving abilities with an openness to learning
- Ability and willingness to give and receive constructive feedback
Previous experience with alcohol and other drug issues, peer education or student leadership training, or with college health promotion is preferred, but not required.
Visit the Health Promotion and Wellness (HP&W) website at www.northwestern.edu/hpaw .
Visit the Red Watch Band website at www.northwestern.edu/redwatchband.
Visit the NU Alcohol Resources website at www.northwestern.edu/alcohol-resources.
For additional information, contact: Lisa Currie Director of Health Promotion and Wellness 847.491.7168 email@example.com