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Employment Opportunities at the HERC

Please see detail on applying for a graduate assistantship, internship, or student employment. If you have any questions please email,




To view the online application and apply - CLICK HERE!

* Please note that filling out the HERC application is not a subsitiute. You must apply to the Graduate School GA application and the HERC application. 


Application Materials Required

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the Graduate School GA application, you must submit the HERC application.  

Please submit the following materials:

  • Updated resume
  • Three names of references
  • At least one letter of recommendation (can be submitted in a hard copy form)
  • Unofficial academic transcripts

NOTE: All materials except the EIU Graduate Assistantship Application must be submitted to the HERC, even if the materials have been submitted to other programs/departments. All documents MUST be submitted electronically.

How to Request More Information

To request more information about graduate assistantships available through the Health Education Resource Center email

Internship Opportunities:

The Health Education Resource Center offers several for-credit and non-credit opportunities for students wishing to expand and further develop their knowledge and experience-base.

The HERC offers internships focusing on a variety of areas including:

  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol Education
  • Tobacco and Other Drug Education
  • Nutrition Education
  • Stress Management
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Assessment
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Web Design
  • and many more!

List of academic departments that past interns have represented:

  • Health Promotion
  • Communication Studies
  • Human Services and Community Leadership
  • Psychology
  • English
  • College Student Affairs
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

More Information

For more information regarding internship opportunities please email

Ready to Apply?

We are accepting applications for internships, click here to complete the online application form. **Please note that a cover letter and resume are required on the application.

Student Employee Opportunities:

The HERC employs student employees to assist with the day to day office and clerical work in our office. We are always on the lookout for good student workers to fill positions as needs arise!

Requirements of a HERC student worker include:

  • Ability to work at least 10 hours per week during HERC office hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively via phone, email, and in person
  • Positively represent the HERC and Health Service
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Interest in health always a plus!

Typical HERC Student Worker Responsibilities

  • Answering phones, taking messages, and directing callers to appropriate individuals or campus offices
  • Greeting students, staff, and faculty that visit the HERC
  • Assembling safer sex packets for Rubber Lover members
  • Assisting visitors looking for health education materials in our resource library
  • Assisting with Bulletin Board to Go program
  • Posting posters, fliers, and other information on bulletin boards around campus
  • Updating databases
  • Inputting data on spreadsheets
  • Word processing
  • Other office duties/projects as assigned


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Contact Information

Health Education Resource Center

2201 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Academic Year Hours

8am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday

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