Wellness in the Schools


PICS Organization Name
Wellness in the Schools (WITS)

New York, New York

Organization Description

Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better.

We partner with school districts to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures.

Internship Description

The actual projects are to be determined after the student is selected. Before, students have taken part in a variety of projects. Some have handled our social media accounts, helping grow our platform's reach. Some have helped with our programming materials for the upcoming school year, helping put together our curriculum for our WITS Chefs and WITS Coaches. Most have helped with administrative tasks.

We want to support the PICS Intern's interests and strengths. If the intern is interested in communications, we have them work with our development and comms team. If they're interested in the program aspect, we have them work with the program team. The intern also has opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director, a Princeton alum, and see first-hand how a small but national nonprofit is run.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 None 9:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Unsure

Internship Qualifications

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience with G Suite applications, particularly Excel

Former Interns
Sarah Klebanov '20, Janet Lee '20, Ashley Forte '18

Evaluation Excerpt

As a business development intern, I aided in the growth of our company – meaning my primary concerns were with fundraising and communications. My capstone project was to create a Salesforce Handbook, which was essentially a guide to use the software that we use to track our donations, relationships with donors and organizations, and history working in various schools. 
—Janet Lee '20

The work environment was amazing in that everybody seemed very engaged in all that they were occupied with, yet everybody maintained a very positive can-do attitude. I was included in the general professional and social life and attended a dinner which was a lot of fun. —Sarah Klebanov '20