University Health Services Healthy Campus

The Healthy Campus unit is housed within University Health Services and provides population-based prevention and health promotion services to the UW–Madison community. They work to create an environment where people feel safe, healthy, and connected.


  • Support the efforts of the University Health Services Healthy Campus team as they work on population-level health promotion and outreach strategies with a particular focus on mental health and wellness.
  • Engage in learning activities and individual development related to health. This might include some independent reading and participating in meetings/activities where the interns will learn about health communications strategies, stigma reduction, mental health/wellbeing, positive messaging, and health promotion.
  • Collaborate with UHS professional staff, UHS college student employees, and relevant campus partners. This will be facilitated by the supervisor, but the expectation is that the intern participates in a collaborative process in their work.
  • Innovate! UHS aims to provide interns with accurate health information and some structure around projects, and we also encourage interns to think creatively about how to share health promotion information with students in interesting, engaging, and useful ways.
  • Bulletin board ideas (for potential use in University Housing) focused around each of the seven dimensions of wellness with special attention to mental health promotion and stigma reduction
  • Academic year calendar (August 2019-July 2020) with a comprehensive list of health-relevant awareness days/weeks/months to be used by campus partners
  • Social media kits including sample posts or message themes related to mental health and wellness
  • Tabling kits (could be specifically for suicide prevention awareness month in September 2019) with intern-identified resource materials and giveaway items
  • Storyboards/outlines/ideas for videos that UHS can create with the goal of mental health and wellness promotion on campus


  • Public health, health promotion, prevention
  • Health communications
  • Mental health, wellness