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Community Wellness & Development Intern



Community Wellness & Development Intern

Duration: Starting March 2017

Position Purpose:

Contribute to Family Wellness operations and processes while obtaining firsthand experience that aligns with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

Education, Experience, & Skills (Minimum Requirement):

Applicant to be pursuing or graduated from a program focusing in a degree relevant to position preferred but not required. Must have good human relations and communications skills; must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the leadership staff. Must have strong problem solving, leadership and analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Products. Applicants must also maintain a high level of creativity and be able to contribute to a fun, professional, and energetic environment.

Time Commitment and Schedule Requirements:

Seeking a minimum of 16 hours per week position, but total hours can be flexible depending on the needs of applicant for fulfillment of internship. Day to day scheduling can also be flexible, but will need to have availability during morning and evening hours for events, assisting Manager and Coordinator in various duties, and regular meetings. Applicants will be held accountable for regular, on time attendance.

Licensure/Certification Requirement:



  • Assist with development and promotion of community wellness programs.
  • Research and implement new strategies for development.
  • Connect and educate community members to the mission of Family Wellness.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of Inspire Wellness Initiative events.
  • Assist and evaluate programs and services to assure ongoing quality programming.
  • Explore grant opportunities and support grant application submission processes.
  • Work with the Program Development Manager/Coordinator to assess needs of members and the community as it pertains to the mission of Family Wellness and the Inspire Wellness Initiative.
  • Data entry and tracking of donors into computer software.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Customer Service
    • Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
    • Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
    • Listens to understand what customers have to say.
  • Safety
    • Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
    • Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • Mission and Values
    • Demonstrates personal commitment to the Mission and Values of the organization.
      • Mission:
        • The mission of Family Wellness is to inspire healthy lifestyles by connecting people in a fun environment.
      • Values:
        • Teamwork Support each other.
        • Communication Share. Listen. Learn.
        • Integrity Do the right thing.
        • Innovation Keep it fresh.
        • Safety Create a safe place.
        • Welcome Inviting.
        • Fun Enjoy life.
      • Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
      • Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
      • Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others.
      • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
    • Interpersonal/Communication/Relationships
      • Builds effective working relationships.
      • Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
      • Treats others with respect.


  • Demonstrates both knowledge and application of Family Wellness policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Facilitates and supports change within Family Wellness.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff.
  • Demonstrates and applies continuous quality improvement knowledge and skills.


  • Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
  • Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee and member information.
  • Demonstrates ability to collect, analyze and present data as appropriate to position.


  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
  • Diagnoses equipment problems; repairs equipment or seeks out appropriate person to make repairs.
  • Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, this employee is frequently required to use fine motor skills to operate a computer, keyboard, and mouse, and must sit, stand, walk, and kneel. Must be able to speak, hear, and understand the English language. This employee occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This position is classified as a Category III position under OSHA guidelines with no risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.

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Family Wellness
Fargo ND 58104