Live Well Omaha Kids Internship Opportunity

May 23rd, 2017 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Live Well Omaha Kids (LWOK), under Live Well Omaha’s (LWO) leadership, is determined to prevent childhood obesity in youth ages 0-8 in greater Omaha. Our mission is to work collaboratively to create healthy environments for children and families through advocacy, education, policy development, and environmental change.

Together with our coalition partners, Live Well Omaha Kids’ focus has sharpened to create the opportunity to make healthy physical activity and nutritional choices where kids live, learn, and play. LWOK’s strategies will be centered at the neighborhood level.

LWOK is fortunate to have the support and expertise of many organizations serving on this coalition: the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Building Healthy Futures, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, CHI Health, Creighton University, Douglas County Commissioners, Douglas County Health Department, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.

Student Internship Available

LWOK seeks a graduate-level intern for one year, from summer 2017 to summer 2018. This is a mutually beneficial relationship where an intern can enhance LWOK’s capacity to effectively influence healthy habits in our community and develop professional and personal skills to apply in their future careers.

The specific work of the LWOK intern will be to:

  1. Engage with school board/school district/schools to identify a shared policy priority around physical activity and nutrition
  2. Support LWO staff to convene agencies/organizations on a regular basis to share resources and rally support around the shared policy priority
  3. Assist in relevant grant writing opportunities


  • This is a paid internship. Interns may work between 8 – 15 hours per week with flexible scheduling. Pay depends on experience and available budget and includes mileage reimbursement. The hours per week and wage per hour will be determined in a written contract signed prior to initiation of work.
  • Interns engage in a variety of activities that are shaped to meet the intern’s skills, goals and interests as well as the specific LWOK initiative needs. Interns are expected to work with their LWOK supervisor to set goals within the first 1 – 2 months of the internship.


  • Interest and experience in policy and advocacy related to healthy kids
  • Enrolled in a graduate studies program in public health administration or education
  • Able to work independently, manage his/her own time, and is flexible with scheduling
  • Preferably can commit to one year of work as contract terms continue to be met
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Has skills in Microsoft Office and access to computers and internet outside of our offices

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Sheena Helgenberger at by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5pm CST.

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