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HPW Internship: The Hershey Factory Fitness Center

Posted by Deising, Deanna - March 15, 2018 - HPW Internships, Out-of-State, Worksite

Overall Goal of Internship

This internship will give me experience with every aspect of working in a corporate fitness facility.  I will be under the supervision of Jamie McGlaughlin, Fitness Center Manager.  My general responsibilities will include working with clients to assess their fitness levels and goals for improvement, developing and implementing fitness and wellness programs, organizing special programs and designing of promotional tools.

Objectives

  1. Behavior:
    1. Conducting fitness assessments on new members joining the fitness facility and make recommendations to continue an exercise regimen
    2. Coach groups and individuals about making healthy lifestyle choices regarding nutrition, smoking cessation, stress and exercise
    3. Conduct group exercise classes for older adults to increase flexibility and endurance
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Designing promotional material for health and wellness programs for the site in PA as well as other national and international sites
    2. Actively creating incentive programs to increase fitness center usage by building promotional materials
    3. Organizing and marketing special programs such as back injury prevention or nutrition for Hershey employees

Contact
Jamie McGlaughlin
Fitness and Wellness Manager
14 E. Chocolate Avenue P.O. Box 814
Hershey, PA  17033-0814
jmcglaughlin@hersheys.com
(717) 534-6946

Hours
35-40 hours a week

Stipend
$1,200 upon completion of 12 weeks

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Nerissa Kerkman, 2009 (pictured above)

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