5-Star Wellness Retreat

Internship Program

Internship Program Overview & Job Description

This internship at Skyterra Wellness Retreat is an opportunity for college students to increase their knowledge of fitness, nutrition, and stress management. Interns work side-by-side with various staff members and receive hands-on experience with fitness classes, health screenings, and other activities with guests.

Fitness Internship

  • Opportunity to work in a commercial setting in scenic Lake Toxaway, NC
  • Internships last 12-16 weeks with 40 hours per week
  • Housing and meals provided


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field
  • Active CPR certification
  • Must be enrolled in college/university (Junior/Senior is preferred)
  • Student Liability Insurance required
  • Fitness Certification highly preferred

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Creating Guest Picture Document
  • Assisting with Guest Intake & Departure Screenings; Compiling/Typing Health Reviews
  • Cleaning Fitness Rooms Daily
  • Setting Up & Cleaning Fitness Equipment
  • Assisting with Hikes
  • Being a Second Set of Eyes for Fitness Classes

Learning Opportunities

  • Reading Books Given by Staff Members
  • Learning Functional Movement Screenings
  • Learning Corrective Strategies for Mobility
  • Meeting with the Dietitian to Gain Nutrition Knowledge
  • Learning Fitness Programming
  • Brainstorming and Developing an Educational Lecture
  • Developing and Presenting a Final Project

How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to both jford@skyterrawellness.com and astanfill@skyterrawellness.com. Include a 300-word cover letter regarding your motivation for the internship opportunity and what interests you about our company. Please, no phone calls.