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Fitness Professional Internship

Listed below are some of the typical responsibilities an intern may have with HealthFitness. • Administer fitness assessments. The fitness assessment includes measurements of resting heart rate and blood pressure, body composition, flexibility, muscular endurance and cardiovascular conditioning. Another important function of the assessment is that it provides the opportunity for the fitness professional to work with the individual to establish a rapport and realistic fitness goals. • Create exercise prescriptions. Review the participant’s goals, as well as health history and current fitness level. Use this information to tailor an exercise program to help that individual meet his or her goals. • Monitor facility and exercise floor. Circulate on the exercise floor to assist members, correct form and provide encouragement. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the members, receive feedback on their experience and focus on providing quality customer service. • Lead group exercise classes. The staff will help you learn to teach safe, effective classes in accordance with HealthFitness Group Exercise Guidelines. • Conduct exercise program orientations. Help members become familiar and comfortable with the fitness center procedures and individual programs. Review assessment results, discuss current and on-going programs and field any questions the member has. • Gain knowledge of computer applications. Learn to use on-site fitness software as well as other programs. • Coordinate promotional events or programs. Help to design, promote and implement various wellness programs. • Design and deliver fitness and/or health seminars. Develop presentations on specific topics and deliver to the employee population. • Provide health advising. The staff will help you learn one-on-one coaching techniques to assist members to manage their health and set realistic goals towards lifestyle changes. • Observe Personal Training sessions. Shadow the staff during Personal Training sessions to gain knowledge in program design, working with different clientele and a variety of exercise modalities. • Daily tasks and projects. Assist the staff with day-to-day operations and other special projects in the facility that may arise during the course of your internship.

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PADI Divemaster and PADI Dive Instructor Training

This scuba diving internship is complete dive training from beginner up to professional. The resulting qualifications earned can be PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor.

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Programming Intern

Job Responsibilities: – Report to local development team Project Manager; – Perform software development tasks (from design through integration) for internal development projects as assigned – Perform unit testing, write test cases, and do system integration on projects – Investigate open source technologies for use in the department – Perform system or software installation as needed

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Gateway Greening School Garden/ Education AmeriCorps VISTA Member

The member will work with schools in one-time vermicomposting sessions and ongoing classes on garden-related topics; technical assistance workshops for educators and service providers. The member will also help to implement pilot gardening programs for specific sites in St. Louis City, School Greening Program, preparation of the School Beet newsletter, create curriculum for experiential education lessons, coordination of school garden visits and assist in garden installations, tracking and evaluation of student progress, maintenance of records and documentation of activities. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living stipend and are required to make a 1 year commitment to the VISTA project. Contact Mara Higdon at 314-588-9600 x22 or for more information.

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Freelance Citizen Journalists

Opportunity to participate in citizen journalism and earn cash. Simply register for free. The money you make depends on how well you do. Register at • Write quality content • Put your writing portfolio in one place for our global audience (over 170 countries). • Promote your reports to build momentum, increase page views and earn more • Build a fan base and invite others Allvoices is the first open social media site where anyone can report from anywhere. Allvoices is a worldwide citizen news network and the fastest growing people-generated media outlet on the Web.

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