Katelyn Junker

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public Health
Company/Organization: University Human Resources-ISU WellBeing
Company/Organization website: https://www.wellbeing.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu


During my time as an intern, I was responsible for three independent projects which were creating communications pieces about the Measles virus, creating fifty challenges based on intuitive eating, and creating stress relief kits for the employees. I was also responsible for designing routes, planning, and leading the Friday Walk & Talks. I planned events for the employees such as workshops and the Adventure2 celebrations. My internship also required that I attend meetings that my internship coordinator went to and presentations that she gave. Lastly, I was in charge of mailing out the incentives for the employees who reached a certain level in Adventure2.


My greatest accomplishment during my internship was creating my independent project which was making around fifty challenges for our worksite wellness program, Adventure2. This was based on the new concept called intuitive eating which is nutrition that doesn't include diets or food restriction, but instead includes mindful eating and self-care. My project gained attention nationally from companies based in Tennessee all the way to California. Some of my work will also be available to larger companies' worksite wellness programs throughout the United States to use. This is something I never would have dreamed to come out of my internship.

What advice would you give?

My advice for future students would be try new things and to say "Yes!" to every learning opportunity that comes your way. I learned so much more about the public health field by attending all the meetings with my internship coordinator and trying out all her ideas she had for Adventure2.

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