School of Health and Human Sciences

The Center for Women’s Health and Wellness is committed to offering education, research and networking opportunities to grow the next generation of scientists, educators and practitioners in women’s health and wellness.

This includes providing research, educational, internship and networking opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers with a focus on women’s health and wellness, as well as more informal activities simply to build community.

Internship Opportunities

CWHW welcomes both graduate and undergraduate UNCG student interns interested in learning more about women’s health and wellness, and applying that knowledge by engaging in Center activities. Internships in CWHW can take many forms.

Some internships are departmentally based and are a part of a degree program, where other internships are the result of professional, self-directed interest. CWHW offers limited internship opportunities for the fall and spring semesters.

Here are some examples of potential internship opportunities that align with our strategic initiatives:

  • Developing a health education topic (Strategic Goal 2.3)
  • Help with Planning and Hosting National Girls and Women in Sport Day (Strategic Goal 5.1)
  • Plan and organize a healthy active living event for the campus or community (Strategic Goal 5.2)
  • Create a resource for health and wellness education (Strategic Goal 5.3)
  • Self-initiated idea that advances the Center’s mission and aligns with current Center’s strategic initiatives are also welcome

If you are interested in learning more about internship opportunities, please take a moment to contact Dr. Sandy Shultz (, CWHW Director, with any questions.

Independent Study

Independent studies offer students the opportunity to conduct research or other independent work under the direction of a CWHW faculty member. Independent study projects are driven by the student, and proposed plans must align with current Center research priorities or strategic initiatives and be approved by the supervising faculty member.

If you have an idea for a project, please contact the CWHW Team Member you are interested in working with to discuss your idea.

Williams Undergraduate Research Assistantship

Each academic year, applications are accepted for the Williams Undergraduate Research Assistantship. This assistantship was designed to provide undergraduate students interested in women’s health and wellness an opportunity to gain valuable research experience and to work as a part of an interdisciplinary research team.

For more information visit: Williams Research Assistantship Application Information (DOC).

Fun, Food and Fellowship

Throughout the academic year, CWHW will offer networking opportunities for students to network with faculty and to engage in activities related to women’s health and wellness. Please check back often for updates here and under Events, and follow us on social media.