Internship Opportunities 

Students have the ability to engage in several types of internship opportunities.  We realize that each student has very different needs gaining experience in their chosen field of study.  Thus we offer many different credit bearing opportunities as well as non-credit opportunities.  You will work with your advisor to find out which track fits your educational and financial need.


  • ABC27 News
  • Alpha Racquet & Fitness Club
  • Appalachian Trail Museum
  • Bethany Village Retirement Community
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Central Penn Health & Fitness
  • Chasing Rainbows
  • Chemical Solutions LTD
  • Comcast Spectacor- Philadelphia 76ers
  • Conforti Physical Therapy
  • CPRS Physical Therapy
  • Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club
  • Crossfit 717
  • Cumberland Physical Therapy
  • Cumberland Valley School District
  • Diakon Wilderness Center
  • Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
  • Elite Athletic Performance and Cumberland Aquatics Center
  • Elite Baseball
  • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
  • Family Food, LLC.
  • First Choice Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Fitness 4 Focus
  • Fitness for Health
  • Fitness Unlimited
  • H2L
  • Hanover Hospital Medical Fitness Center
  • Harrisburg Senators
  • Harrisburg YMCA
  • Hershey Bears
  • Hershey Foods Corporation
  • Hershey Medical Center
  • Highmark
  • HydroWorx International
  • Ignite Elite Athletic Training
  • LaCrest Health Club
  • Lancaster General Community Health & Wellness Center
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg
  • Lititz Rec Center
  • Londoun County Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • Mechanicsburg Rehab System
  • Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Messiah College
  • Messiah Lifeways
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Momentum Female Fitness Center
  • National Fitness Institute
  • Northern High School
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Park Pleasant Nursing Home
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Philadelphia Wings
  • Physical Therapy, Inc.
  • PIAA
  • Pinnacle Health Systems
  • Polyclinic Medical Center
  • PSU-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Rock Mountain Bible Camp
  • Salvation Army Harrisburg
  • Sarge Athletics
  • Schuylkill Valley Sports
  • South Windsor Public Schools - Special Education
  • Sport & Fitness Industry Association
  • Temple University Athletics
  • The Mancos Project
  • Under Armour Performance Center
  • Wellspan Health
  • Yellow Breeches Educational Center
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Adventure Ed. Teacher Assistant
  • Aquatic Wellness Assistant
  • Assistant Employee Wellness Director
  • Assistant to the Executive Director, PIAA
  • Athletic Director Assistant
  • Box Office/Customer Service
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Technician
  • Corporate Fitness Instructor
  • Dietary Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Exercise Physiology Intern
  • Fitness and Wellness Coach
  • Game-day Operations Assistant
  • Golf Professional Assistant
  • High School Athletic Director Assistant
  • Lab Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Medical Scribe
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Coordinator Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pediatric ER Technician
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Research Observer
  • Sports Division Intern
  • Sports Information Intern
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Team Sales Assistant
  • Therapeutic Exercise Assistant
  • Therapeutic Riding Assistant
  • Trainer Assistant
  • Umpire
  • Wilderness Staff
  • Women's Basketball Assistant
  • Yellow Breeches Assistant
  • Youth Development Assistant
  1. Many sites require academic accountability so you are required to do the experience for credit
  2. Think about, and develop, personal and professional skills which will help you succeed in your career and lifelong learning
  3. Open doors to graduate school by having an internship recorded on your transcript
  4. Protect yourself legally under the college's liability policy
  5. Process opportunities and challenges through personal interaction with peers and faculty
  6. Develop a Web Portfolio, which highlights your self-directed learning ability - great for job and graduate school interviews!
  7. Internship Faculty Advisor is available to provide you with guidance, direction and help with resolving difficulties.

Research and Look for Opportunities

  • Look for business journals and organizations in your area
  • Some organizations have an established internship program. To find the information on these internships on an organizations website, look for sections called: Careers, Human Resources, Internships, or Contacts.
  • Research tells us that 60 - 80% of jobs are found through personal relationships, ask family and friends!
  • Messiah's Career and Professional Development Center Web Resources
    • Career and Professional Development Center - job and internship base, Handshake
    • Career and Professional Development Center Job Search Sites, Search List
Talk with your HNES Advisor or the Career and Professional Development Center for more information


Eligibility Requirements:

To participate in an internship, you must be:

  • academically proficient with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • eager and willing to learn in an experience which combines work and an academic component
  • enrolled full-time in a degree program at Messiah University
  • a Sophomore, Junior or Senior for INTE391 / a Junior or Senior for INTE394
  • supported by your academic department 
  • a trustworthy representative of Messiah University to the community