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Health Promotion - Helping create a healthier campus to enhance student success


Interested in an internship?

Photo: 2 SDSU studentsHealth Promotion offers a variety of internships for both graduate and undergraduate students.

All majors are welcome to apply. Submit your resumé to

We also offer graduate level Social Work internships. The SDSU Graduate School of Social Work offers an internship fair every year, and we recruit directly from there.

What our interns say:

I feel like the "internship" title does not do justice to the experience you will receive by working at Health Promotion. I worked at Health Promotion while earning my Master of Public Health, and it gave me the hands on experience that I didn't receive in the program. While I was given direction and always felt comfortable turning to my supervisors for advice, I was given more freedom than I expected. This allowed me to grow and learn how to truly work in the real world by managing my time, communicating with professionals, collaborating with others, and meeting deadlines. If you want an internship that will prepare your career, then don't hesitate to apply at Health Promotion!

—Shantille Thompson

Interning at the Health Promotion Department gives me the opportunity to work with dedicated professional staff in a great facility for an amazing cause.  It exposes me to a full range of school-based public health prevention programs, giving me the opportunity to become a leader in school-wide health events and student health programs.  My involvement in program development, implementation, and evaluation has given me tremendous respect for public health and the Health Promotion Department is, by far, the most underrated organization at SDSU.

—Jimmy Shiba

Working at Health Promotion has been an amazing experience for me. The staff members are very professional, helpful, creative, intelligent, and very easy to approach for help or advice. They go above and beyond to make their interns feel like the work they do is appreciated! The opportunities as an intern are endless, including workshops, presentations, tabling, creating new marketing material, and getting to interact with the diverse student population. Throughout my time as an intern, I have grown professionally as well. I have learned new techniques to prepare me for entering the workforce. I would recommend this internship to anyone! Health Promotion is a great place to intern!!

—Bailey Madnick

Interning for the Health Promotion Department at SDSU provided me with an education that I would have never received in the classroom. The hands-on work with research methods, budgeting, permits, and community outreach far surpassed my expectations and gave me the experience and confidence to work in my field soon after graduation.

—Beth Sweely, CHES

Working with students at Health Promotion provided me skills I use in the field today. It gave me great experience working with an interdisciplinary team, provided interaction with other Masters of Social Work students and Counseling & Psychological Services. My internship included trainings for the field, and strong supervision, and all in a great environment to grow.

—Nadine Rogers, MSW

My career in social work started at the SDSU Health Promotion office. Being able to work in a collaborative atmosphere and serve such a diverse student population was a very rewarding experience for me. I learned various skills, such as how to provide needs assessments, case management services, and crisis intervention. Health Promotion is a very supportive learning environment to grow in, and I am thankful to have interned there.

—Brittany Lovick, MSW

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San Diego State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and we are committed to ensuring that sexual violence stops on our campus and in the broader society. [read more about title IX]

Did you know?

Interested in internships at SDSU? You can find out all you need to know about internships at Career Services Internship Central.