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National Health Promotion Associates Hosts 2016 Summer Interns


WHITE PLAINS, NY – National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) welcomes a new class of interns for the 2016 summer program, Internship in Psychology, Health Education, and Communication.

NHPA selected three interns from an ever-increasing pool of students with distinguished academic records and demonstrated evidence of leadership in health education and advocacy, drug and violence prevention, and support for underserved and at-risk populations. This year’s interns include:  Melanie Emerson, a recent Health Science graduate of Gettysburg College, Amanda Flower, a rising junior majoring in Public Health at Muhlenberg College, and Brooke Dugan, a rising senior majoring in Psychology and Communication at Loyola University Maryland. 

The internship program focuses on issues related to health promotion and wellness, health communication and marketing, and the many facets of prevention.

“We are pleased to offer an internship in Psychology, Health Education, and Communication.  We are continually impressed by this group of students,” said Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, the founder and president of NHPA. “They are bright, highly motivated, and very well prepared by their previous course work. It is our hope that the interns return to their respective universities with a greater understanding of psychology in an applied setting. We are excited to have them spend time with us.”

Over the course of the summer, the interns were involved in the development of numerous projects that employ Botvin Lifeskills Training (LST) at the National Health Promotion Associates headquarters. LST is an evidence-based prevention program for tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse, violence prevention, and bullying implemented in 38 countries around the world.

About National Health Promotion Associates

Established in 1985, National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) is a dynamic health and wellness firm located in White Plains, New York. Dedicated to promoting behavioral health, NHPA focuses on developing, evaluating, and providing training to educators and health professionals on a range of health and wellness programs. An area of particular interest relates to the prevention of health risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults, including substance abuse, violence, bullying, and sexual violence. For more information visit:



Paulina Kalaj

Director, Communications & Media Relations



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