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HPW Internship: Ascension-Ministry Health Care

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 19, 2017 - 2017 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 Ascension – Ministry Health Care provides a variety of health and wellness programs to employees/community-sponsored events. The intern will gain experience in behavior change facilitation including assessment, recommendation, intervention and referral, 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 Ascension – Ministry Health Care on-site internship supervisor, Leah Szemborski. 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. Assist with the creation of programs, seminars, and training in the following areas:
      1. Conflict resolution
      2. Team building
      3. Stress management
      4. Crisis situations
      5. Leadership development
    2. Research and develop curriculum, programs, and agendas to meet customer needs.
    3. Collaborate with supervisor on problem assessment and drafting recommendations for departmental/business service requests. Some issues may include: departmental conflict, unacceptable work performance, business law, etc.
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Record short Web-Ex training to post on EAP website.
    2. Reach out to companies with zero utilization to help them promote EAP and increase utilization.
    3. Update and maintain the EAP Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest page ethically and according to the company image.
    4. Company write-ups, Frontline, quarterly mailing articles, etc.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Accompany supervisor to on-site meetings including but not limited to:
      1. Wellness meetings for brainstorming/implementation of wellness initiatives
      2. Conflict resolution meetings
      3. Business consultation/proposals
    2. Help generate and distribute quarterly utilization reports.
    3. Assist in the preparation of proposals for “above and beyond” EAP service agreements (leadership development, extensive training, etc.)
    4. Generate ideas to improve upon existing training curriculum, activities, case scenarios, and interactive content.
    5. Gain customer-service and client/business confidentiality experience.

Leah Szemborski
EAP Counselor
1820 Post Rd.
Plover, WI 54467
(800) 540-3758

Around 24-30 hours a week (depending on Friday seminars/training), a minimum of 400 hours total; may have to travel to off-site locations for meetings and seminars, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and occasional Fridays.


UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Kathy Derks, Summer 2017 (pictured above)
  • Casey Jordan. Spring 2013
  • Katie Shulfer, Spring 2014
  • Krista Masiak, 2009
  • Brandy Proctor, Summer 2010
  • Tom Hoeft, Fall 2011
  • Ben Stuckey, Spring 2012

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