The goal of the Fitness and Wellness Internship is designed to foster the development of a fitness professional interested in the area of Recreation. The intern will receive hands on experience in working with students, and other members, through Fitness & Wellness programming. This position will give exposure to group fitness, personal training, student staff management and development, as well as risk management. This position’s primary focus is personal growth and professional development.
Intern is expected to understand and represent the mission and vision of the fitness program as well as the Duke Recreation and Physical Education department as a whole
Assist with hiring and training of new student staff
Assist in creating a group fitness schedule
Assist in assigning clients to personal trainers, as well as tracking personal training revenue and obtaining client feedback
Help to plan and lead personal training in-services
Teach group fitness classes
Personal train clients in a one on one and/or group setting
Administer fitness assessments
Collaborate with other Duke Recreation and Physical Education staff members on departmental events
Marketing and campus outreach to promote our programs
Attend biweekly professional staff meetings
Other administrative duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Human Health Performance, Recreation, or related field
Current certification in Group Exercise through ACE or AFAA OR Personal Training Certification through an NCCA recognized program (ACE, NSCA, NASM, ACSM, etc.)
Current CPR/First Aid certification
Must display good judgment, good communication skills, think independently and willing to take on new initiatives
Hold both an accredited group fitness and personal training certification
Experience teaching multiple group fitness modalities
Prior one on one or group personal training experience
Development of fitness/wellness related program(s)
Additional Salary Information: This is based on $13.00 per hour and a 29.9 hour work week.
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 30,000 employees.