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HPW Internship: Aspirus Hospital-Medford

Posted by Deising, Deanna - March 23, 2017 - 2016 Internships, Clinic, Community, HPW Internships, In-State

Overall Goal of Internship
At completion of this internship, the intern will gain an excellent understanding and knowledge of how Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics 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 Medford Hospital & Clinics on-site internship supervisor, Amanda Lange. The intern will complete experiences as outlined by the following specific objectives and be evaluated on 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. Wellness challenge and programming development
    2. Wellness program compliance tracking
    3. Health & Wellness Coaching
    4. Exposure to Occupational Health and Employee Health Programs and Offerings
    5. Exposure to Occupational Health clinic procedures
    6. Fitness Center management, exercise class experiences
    7. Record keeping and follow up with clients involved in the program created from HRA needs assessment for Aspirus
    8. Mini-coaching/educational sessions on health fairs and screenings
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Development of marketing and promotion materials related to wellness programming
    2. Participation and facilitation of wellness program events
    3. Develop sales flyers/brochures for businesses looking at Aspirus for their wellness programs
    4. Create behavior change materials e.g. handouts, flyers, brochures, presentations
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Wellness committee meetings
    2. Assist with creating a budget for programs
    3. Assist with incentive programs and planning procedures
    4. Assist in program planning, budgeting, marketing and promoting
    5. Attend departmental and community collaboration meetings
    6. Help with the strategic planning of long-term wellness programs
    7. Department and position shadowing as areas of interest are identified

On-Site Supervisor
Amanda Lange
Manager of Occupation Health and Wellness
Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinic
143 S Gibson St.
Medford, WI 54451

Hours of the day typical of our department are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Most days will maintain those hours but earlier or later start and end times may be needed for certain experiences. Those would be scheduled and agreed upon with the student before they are scheduled.


UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Kayla Ahles, Summer 2016 (pictured above)

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