Summer Fitness Intern

Job Posted 4/19/2024
United States
Category Other
Intern - Unpaid
Exercise / Fitness
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Job Description

We have exciting opportunities for students wishing to complete their University internship requirement at a Corporate, Community or Hospital based facility. HealthFitness strives to make the intern experience unique and rewarding and to provide the opportunity to obtain focused experience in your chosen career field. An internship with HealthFitness provides students with exposure and/or experience in many fitness and health related areas.


(Summer 2024 opportunities in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI)

An internship with HealthFitness provides students with exposure and/or experience in many, or all, of the following areas:

  • Provide supervision and fitness/wellness guidance for members of the facility.

  • Assist in compiling participation data and the completion of necessary reports.

  • Perform fitness evaluations for fitness program participants and personal training clients. Summarize and interpret fitness test data and prescribe cardiovascular and strength exercise programs for healthy individuals.

  • Develop and/or implement at least one special program/event.

  • Job shadow a Personal Trainer and train a client while supervised.

  • Demonstrate ability to teach a minimum of one group exercise class format through team teaching.

  • Contribute to the marketing of all fitness and wellness programs and services through website promotions, newsletter articles, table events, social media, etc.

  • Assist in the coordination of client site special events programming related to health and wellness.

  • Instruct special fitness programs as needed.

  • Assist fitness/wellness staff with general day-to-day duties of the office.

  • Attend all regularly scheduled office hours and meetings.

  • Other duties as needed/assigned.


  • Junior or Senior level Bachelor's or Master's level student working towards a degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Recreation, Health Education, Health Promotion or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Current CPR, First Aid and AED certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required (or will be required by start date of internship).

  • Personal Training or Group Exercise certification from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NSCA or NASM a plus.

  • Communication skills to instruct and interact effectively with a diverse group of individuals.

  • A few of our client sites require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. HealthFitness adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

HealthFitness, a Trustmark company, is a proven leader in providing fitness solutions that engage and connect people both on-site and online, to create a strong community of health. Our work focuses on creating meaningful connections with each of our participants to help them move forward. We foster each individual’s journey by creating communities of health within the organizations we serve – so that everyone is supported. We provide personal and professional support, training and development and flexible employment opportunities.

HealthFitness is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our people and our business. EOE/AA. Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Age/Disability/Veteran