Internship Program

Peer Educator Interns are students who work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Health Promotion Services in a paid one year internship. They will be responsible for assisting with the ACS Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative grant as Smoke & Tobacco-Free Ambassadors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead efforts to remind smokers of the USF smoke-and-tobacco free policy.
  • Conduct campus rounds to inform individuals who are using tobacco on campus of the Univeristy's smoke/tobacco-free policy.
  • Maintain and enforce university policy regarding tobacco use on campus.
  • Remind students, faculty and staff of stop smoking cessation programs.
  • Complete certificated programs BACCHUS and CYAN Cough Training (~15 hours).
  • Meet once every week to discuss challenges of the job.
  • Facilitate and participate in focus groups.
  • Collect information about high use smoking areas.
  • Conduct a social media campaign.
  • Attend program meetings and training sessions.
  • Assist in creating posters and flyers.
  • Assist with the Great American Smokeout event.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Will be nationally certified as a peer educator by the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.
  • CYAN COUGH certification for students.
  • Gain excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Be up to date on health promotion, health education, program planning, and outreach.
  • Gain a practical work experience in public health and working towards solutions to complex campus concerns.
  • Contribute to a positive campus climate.
  • Receive letters of recommendation based on their performance and commitment.
  • Other fringe benefits.