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Flourish Emory Summer 2016 Intern Application

Eligibility and Requirements

All current, full-time Emory University (including Oxford College) students are eligible. Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students are invited to apply.

Applications are due March 18th, 2016 by 5:00pm via EagleOps

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Minimum Qualifications

We seek candidates with an interest in any of the following areas: public health, positive psychology, mental well-being, or student affairs or  education work who are dependable, highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented, able to work both independently and collaboratively, and able to multi-task effectively.  Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Content knowledge and/or experience with positive psychology, mental health promotion, flourishing, college student affairs and public health.  Experience with Microsoft Office products and databases.  Excellent communication skills including developing and delivering presentations and/or trainings.  Graphic design and social media experience.  Experience with SPSS, SAS and Survey Monkey.  Experience with program development and curriculum development especially with psycho-social development of college students.


The Flourish Emory summer internship program provides students with a supervised opportunity to work in a professional setting that uses a multi-disciplinary approach to creating an environment that promotes mental well-being, flourishing, resilience and happiness.  The eight week program includes an orientation, dynamic group meetings, foundational and current readings and research, introductions to positive psychology, student affairs and public health theory using a multi-modal pedagogy.  Students have some flexibility to choose their projects based on their interests, which in the past has led to course credit or contribution to a thesis or other academic work.

Schedule requirements/preferences:  Weekly supervisor/intern meetings; weekly FE intern team meetings

Time requirements: 8-10 hours a week

Position Type: Part-time, Unpaid

Organization:  Office of Health Promotion (OHP)’s Flourish Emory Initiative; Community Portfolio, Division of Campus Life

Supervisor:  Marc Cordon, Associate Director,, 404-712-1447

Example Past Summer Projects

Flourish Harris Living Learning Community

Development of Happiness Track

One-on-One Happiness Coaching

Campus-wide implementation of a National Happiness Challenge

Curriculum Development of Happiness Boot Camp


  • Orientation: May 16th
  • Duration of Internship: Weekly meetings will be held on Fridays May 20th  through July 15th. (No class July 1st)  Students should complete a minimum of 240 total hours) between May 16th and July 21st
  • Weekly classroom and reflection work on Fridays.

Application Procedure

  • Submit application via Eagle Ops by March 18th, 2016 at 5pm
  • Once received you will receive an emailed confirmation of receipt.
  • Interviews may be conducted up to March 25, 2016
  • Decisions will be disclosed April 4, 2015 via email