As a Worksite Wellness Intern, you will be an integral part of the Council's wellness team. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a number of small and large-scale health promotion projects and events. The health promotion projects range from program development and implementation to assessment and evaluation. Projects include but are not limited to evaluating one or more health programs, updating stretch program materials, and developing stress management resources and materials. Not only will the Wellness Intern have the opportunity to take a lead role with the promotion and implementation of several health programs but they will have the ability to actively contribute and assist with other wellness initiative, projects and programs. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in the worksite health promotion and/or public health field. This is a full time (40hrs/week) paid internship that will begin on May 30th, 2018 and go part-time during the school year.
What does a 2018 Internship with the Metropolitan Council entail?
As a 2018 Intern with the Metropolitan Council you will benefit from on the job training and mentoring along with participation in team projects, social events and professional development. Interns will receive the opportunity to build professional relationships and enhance their interpersonal skills. Interns will also interact with their coworkers and participate in projects that directly impact business value.
Who is the Metropolitan Council?
The Metropolitan Council is made up of several operating divisions that service the Twin Cities Metropolitan area in a number of ways.
- Metro Transit provides bus and light rail public transportation for the greater metropolitan area
- Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) manages wastewater treatment plants and the regional wastewater collection system for the seven county metropolitan region
- Community Development is responsible for helping the Council shape its regional growth plan and Metro HRA provides affordable housing programs in the region
- Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) is responsible for the transportation planning functions as the Twin Cities metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for transportation
- Regional Administration provides support services (Finance, Payroll, HR, etc) for the Council
Examples of Duties
- Lead a project to revise and update several outdated health promotions including MetStretch cards, Wellness Champion promotional materials, and Healthy Routes program
- Assess and/or evaluate a health program (nutrition, Transit Police health program, and the min-grant wellness program), analyzing survey feedback and making program recommendations
- Plan and coordinate several health video projects for bus operators, working with the Metro Transit Instruction Center to create 10-15 short segments on healthy eating on the road, fitness on the bus, and other related topics
- Must be enrolled in a post-secondary education program OR Be a recent graduate (within 12 months) from a post-secondary education program
- Able to work Full time during the summer and part time during the school year
DEGREE PROGRAM/AREA OF STUDY PREFERRED
- Strong knowledge of health promotion, community health, or public health or related field
- Skilled communicator both orally and in writing
- Health program planning and development skills or health research and evaluation skills
- Community Health Promotion, Public Health, or Worksite Health Promotion or related field
- MHA or MBA
- Dietetics or Nutrition Science, Exercise Science or Kinesiology, or related field of study
- Complete the application and answer the supplemental questions
- Attach a resume and unofficial transcript
- Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
Non-exempt Safety Sensitive: NoSelection Process:
Candidates' education, experience, resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be reviewed for relevancy to the position. Be sure to list completely all of the education, training and experience you have in your application materials. Not all applicants will receive an invitation to interview.Conditional Offers:
All offers are conditioned upon a review and verification of education as well as passing a pre-employment drug-screen. Some positions also require a pre-employment or pre-transfer physical.
Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis. Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate's ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.
Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive, supervisory/managerial; are located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.
Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at 612-349-7558.