Job/Intern Opportunity: Health Promotion Specialist – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Health Promotion Specialist | Seattle Children’s Hospital

Start Date: October

FTE: 20 hours/week

Schedule: Follows the school year; weekdays before and after school

Location: Seattle

Salary: $12.50/hour

A walking school bus is a group of children led to and from school by several responsible adults. We are collaborating with the Federal Way Public School District and other local agencies to conduct a study of the walking school bus to evaluate its impact on elementary school students’ mode of school transport, physical activity, pedestrian safety, and weight status. We will be conducting assessments and observations for several weeks at the beginning and end of the school year in participating schools. More information about the study can be found at

The Health Promotion Specialist position will be responsible for walking students to school in the morning and back to their neighborhoods after school. They will be responsible for teaching elementary age students pedestrian safety and may be required to identify and record behavioral issues on a limited basis. They will also be asked to do some minimal data collection at the beginning of the study.

Please note the requirement for transportation. Staff will be assigned to a school Federal Way. Many of the schools are difficult to access via bus.

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for “Walking School Bus”

Reflections from past Health Promotion Specialists with the Walking School Bus:

“It’s a hands-on position that allows you to work with a diverse group of people, and it also makes you feel as if you are making a direct impact within the particular community you are walking in.”

“Helping kids gain more physical activity is gratifying. The challenges I faced and had to rectify with kids and parents were also learning experiences.”

“Working for Seattle Children’s is a great experience. The organization is very thoughtful to employees and cares about public health.”

“It’s great to be outside and know you’re having an impact on children’s live”