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HPW Internship: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 26, 2015 - 2015 Internships, HPW Internships, In-State, Worksite

Overall Goal of internship
At completion of this internship, the intern will gain an excellent understanding and knowledge of how the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides a variety of health and wellness programs to employees/community-sponsored events. The intern will gain experience in behavior change facilitation including Health Risk Assessment, intervention, and reassessment, and will create promotional and marketing projects to increase participation or sales. The organizational experiences will allow for some supervision of an event, small budget experiences, in-service training, and shadowing of the internship supervisor. The intern will work with and be supervised by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s on-site internship supervisor, Judy Stellmacher. The intern will complete experiences as outlined by the following specific objectives and be evaluated on his/her performance in each of these areas.

The student will complete 3-4 resume-building experiences from the categories below. Specific projects and outcomes may be added as addendum to this plan within the first 2 weeks of being on-site. Significant changes to the objectives will be mutually agreed upon by the internship site supervisor, the student intern, and the UWSP internship supervisor and documentation of these changes will be sent to the UWSP internship supervisor.


  1. Behavior:
    1. Shadow dietitian, consider collaboration with any group presentations at CSSW.
    2. Potential nutrition class series development and implementation.
    3. Other programs of interests based upon intern priorities.
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Learning the new portal and wellness programming. Learning the strategic plan, incentive structure, goals, and tactics.
      1. Be able to answer basic questions from participants on the Healthy Rewards Hotline with growing confidence.
      2. Assist in communications with Marketing and Communications for wellness programming and new program understanding.
    2. Biometric Screening planning, monitoring, communications in March and April, and implementation in April into first week in May.
    3. Program Development based upon interest and expertise. Some options might be:
      1. Fitness Class or physical activity program and communications.
      2. Financial wellness offering or tobacco cessation communications and support.
      3. Consider helping with communications for National Nutrition Month.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Wellness Committee participation
    2. Benefits/Wellness Committee participation

On-Site Supervisor
Judy Stellmacher
Wellness Coordinator
999 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa, WI

35 – 40 hours per week (at least 400 hours total; maximum 500 hours total)
Some Saturdays and early morning shifts (5 – 6 AM starting times)
Some travel required to local areas (Milwaukee, New Berlin, West Allis)


UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Jen Jobke, Fall 2015 (pictured above)
  • Alyson Krey, Summer 2013
  • Sarah Penterman, Spring 2014

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