Teen Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) internship program

Grow your leadership skills, serve the community, and build your nutrition skills as an intern.

A group of youth pose together in matching purple T-shirts for a nutrition program

About the program

Apply to be an intern with Teen HEAL to:

  • Build your leadership skills
  • Improve your physical and nutritional wellbeing
  • Teach and serve in your local high school, college, and community agencies 

Applications open each year. Interns lead HEAL clubs at their own high schools to promote healthy eating habits, healthy cooking, and active lifestyles!

Practice healthy eating 

  • Building a healthy plate
  • Shopping smart
  • Making healthy snacks
  • Eating out right
  • Managing your weight
  • Staying active
  • Organic food
  • Vegetarianism
  • Stress and nutrition
  • Healthy cooking

Build your leadership skills

  • Personality types
  • Goal setting
  • Public speaking
  • Communication
  • Social awareness
  • Stress management

Get involved in the community

You can use your nutrition and leadership training to lead HEAL clubs at your own school to promote healthy cooking, healthy eating habits and active lifestyles.

You also have the opportunity to serve the community by teaching:

  • Zoom club classes
  • Children at Chinatown YMCA
  • Summer camps at Asian Women's Resource Center
  • Older adults at Self Help for the Elderly and other senior housing units
  • With other community agencies and churches

Contact us

To ask about the program and get involved, contact us at:

Chinatown Public Health Center Nutrition Services 
1490 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 


A young person shows the colorful bento box vegetable stir-fry they made that includes a  a rice ball in the shape of a bear while program participants look on over Zoom

Related resources

Program sponsors

Teen Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) internship program is sponsored by Gum Moon Residence Hall/Asian Women's Resource Center and cosponsored by Chinatown YMCA.

The Teen HEAL Internship Program is funded through Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) grant, which strives to improve the health of those within the Chinese community. 

A group of teenagers who are part of the Chinatown Public Health Center's nutrition internship pose at their program graduation with adult leaders.
Last updated April 3, 2023