Curriculum Development Intern

Posted 01/04/2018 | By HealthCorps

Department: Education

Reports to: Kelly Nimmer, Program Director

Location: Palo Alto, CA



HealthCorps is currently recruiting for a Curriculum Development Intern to serve an unpaid internship until June 30, 2018. Interns must be able to commit 10-20 hours per week to develop HealthCorps: Skills for a Healthy Me curriculum found on www.CK12.Org. There are 36+ lessons in 6 chapters which are aligned with USDA Dietary Guidelines, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the National Health Education Standards.  The internship location is in Palo Alto with the Product Development Specialist.


About HealthCorps

HealthCorps® (www.HealthCorps.org)  is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.

HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations. The Coordinators serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide. For more than a decade, the HealthCorps program has inspired its participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And the HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions.

Today, HealthCorps’ national program spans 28 high and middle schools in 8 states (CA, FL, NJ, NY, OH, OK, TX, KY). Ultimately, HealthCorps’ goal is to extend the reach of its program to an ever-wider network of communities. To that end, in 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a train the trainer professional development program that makes available the HealthCorps principles and curriculum to virtually any school, community or organization. 


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Collaborate with Program Director, Product Development Specialist, Coordinators and other Education Department staff as needed to help:

  1. Research credible resources with relevant, up to date, health and wellness information to include in the lessons.
  2. Write lesson activity content in laymen terms appropriate for a middle and high school aged audience. Include recommendations for both children and adults.
  3. Create creative and engaging auditory, visual and kinesthetic learner activities within each lesson that fit the HealthCorps culture.
  4. Review formatting, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and definitions for accuracy and consistency across all lessons.
  5. Create student worksheets in Microsoft Word and facilitator presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint following a specific template.
  6. Develop adaptations for each lesson for audiences such as English Language Learners/English as a Second Language (ELL/ESL), Diverse Backgrounds, Special Education (SPED), Large/small groups and elementary school age.
  7. Ensure all lessons are culturally competent and not exclusive of individuals based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability in employment.



  1. Bachelor degree in Journalism, Education, English, Communication or Public Health.
  2. Knowledge of and/or passion for health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and/or mental resilience.
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  4. Fast paced learner on digital platforms (Dropbox, CK12, Office 365).
  5. Enhanced writing, editing and formatting skills.
  6. Detailed-oriented and organized.
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