Industry Info: Holistic Nutrition Internships Available with NANP

Aug 7, 2013 8:15:00 AM | achs Industry Info: Holistic Nutrition Internships Available with NANP

NANP internships now available! Great opportunity for ACHS holistic nutrition students and graduates to gain industry experience. Keep reading!

NANP logoHolistic nutritionists, we thought you'd want to know that the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) currently has several unpaid internship opportunities available. These internships can be completed remotely, so be sure to check them out!

The NANP, the only professional business league wholly dedicated to furthering the cause, education and standards of the holistic nutrition industry, is looking for students and graduates who want to learn the inner workings of a professional association and the holistic nutrition industry. Interns will work with NANP staff to gain hands-on experience in their area of interest and may also be compensated with a one-year NANP membership. A written recommendation is also available for participants.

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This is a great opportunity for American College of Healthcare Sciences' (ACHS) holistic nutrition students and graduates to apply the holistic nutrition concepts learned in their ACHS courses, grow from person-to-person mentorship, and gain valuable experience in a professional environment.

NANP internship applicants must:

  • Be available to work 10-15 hours per week. If intern is located near an NANP team member, he/she will have the option to work at the office space. Otherwise, the intern will be able to work from home/school with flexible hours;

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency; and

  • Be self-motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small and be able to balance multiple priorities at once.

 Available internship positions include:

  • Event Fundraising and Promotion Intern will assist the Events & Communications Manager and the Development Coordinator in developing successful fundraising plans to support NANP’s event goals. Tasks include constituent communication, sharing fundraising tactics, grassroots fundraising tactics, grant search and application, and more. Other tasks may include communication and interacting with exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, volunteers and other organizations to grow NANP awareness and recruit participants.

  • Event Management Intern will assist the Events & Communications Manager in the planning and execution of the association’s events and conferences. Tasks include processing of attendee registration, communicating with attendees and vendors, compiling and editing of conference materials, and assisting in hotel management and communications.

  • Marketing and Publications Intern will assist the Events & Communications Manager and the Publications Editor with various NANP communications. Tasks include selecting e-newsletter content, writing press releases and contacting media outlets, assisting with social media management, developing marketing plans for the association and its events, website management and planning, and editing content. Additionally, the intern may assist with and analyze data in relationship to NANP’s publications and market reach.

Important dates and deadlines:

  • For a fall semester internship (work dates: August 26-Dec 6, 2013), application deadline is August 15, 2013

  • For a spring semester internship (work dates: January 8-May 7, 2014), application deadline is December 9, 2013

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If you're a current ACHS student or ACHS alumni, and you would like to apply for one of these NANP internships, email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest to Rebekah Fedrowitz at

For more information on the NANP, go to Graduates of the ACHS Diploma in Holistic Health Practice program are eligible to apply to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board's (HNCB) Board Examination. Click here to learn more.

For more information on ACHS holistic nutrition courses, including the Diploma in Holistic Health Practice program, visit, call (800) 487-8839, email, or request more information online at

Best of luck with your internship applications!


Lauren Torchia

Written By: Lauren Torchia

Lauren Torchia is a writer, editor, and obsessive iPhotographer. She holds an MS in Writing from Portland State University and has more than 10 years’ experience writing and editing for commercial and creative enterprises. She currently serves as ACHS Dean of English and Communications Manager and is 200-hr yoga teacher certified from YoYoYogi in Portland, OR. Recent work has appeared in YOGANONYMOUS and Elephant Journal.