This internship consists of both patient care and administrative functions. New U / Play Strong Patient Care interns will be tasked with interacting with patients from both the Play Strong and New U programs at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Each week the patient and their parent/support person attend two 60 minute physical activity classes. New U patients will also a 30 minute nutrition lecture unrelated to this internship. We utilize “play” in an attempt to change the patients’ attitudes towards physical activity and to enhance enjoyment of the sessions. We focus on motivation and goal-setting to change habits at home. Finally, we aim to improve functional movement skills and confidence with activities.
As an intern, you would be involved in leading the group exercises, conducting patient interviews, and performing goal setting with individual patients. Administratively, you would also have the opportunity to participate in research, data collection and program design. This internship requires approximately 12 hours of service weekly and takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Interns will be expected to participate in two of these evening classes from 4:30pm-8:30pm with additional research/data collection/program design hours required at flexible times based on student and staff availability. Candidates for the internship need no specific qualifications other than an interest in a health care/fitness field. Coupled with our truly unique patient population, this multi-dimensional internship will allow you to implement classroom learning in a real world setting.
This internship is offered year round based on the academic calendar. All posted deadlines are flexible as we will continue to accept applications until a qualified candidate is secured. Please contact the New U team (NewUIntern@NationwideChildrens.org) with any questions.
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