The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing 2,800 local health departments has an opening for a Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) graduate level intern. Member cities and more information about the Coalition can be found at www.bigcitieshealth.org. This is a great opportunity for Masters' students who are interested in public health practice and policy in large, urban governmental public health departments.
Under the direction of the BCHC Deputy Director, the internship will provide an opportunity for students to obtain relevant work experience to be competitive for future positions in public health, public policy, or related fields. Applicants should have experience or interest in governmental public health and/or cities and an interest in learning about how a non-profit organization organizes and implements advocacy/policy activities to further its mission.
Salary: Unpaid FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
NATURE OF DUTIES The intern will be primarily responsible for supporting Big Cities Health Coalition staff on a number of projects. Work duties may include but are not limited to: conducting Internet research; taking notes on monthly calls and/or on webinars or at sessions relevant to BCHC priorities; synthesizing and summarizing research and/or notes from events into short, digestible format for BCHC staff and membership; reviewing, editing, and proofreading written materials; identifying and posting relevant web-based resources; summarizing and developing information for internal and external dissemination (e.g. BCHC publications, electronic newsletters, and websites); drafting messages for internal/external stakeholders; coordinating logistics of monthly calls, webinars, Congressional briefings, and other events; and supporting all aspects of BCHC project portfolio as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Current enrollment as a graduate level student in an accredited college or university with a graduate study focus on public health, public policy, or related field. Undergraduate applicants will be considered based on experience, but a preference will be given to graduate students. • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system; • Demonstrated knowledge of, or interest in, public health practice or policy preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
Knowledge • Interest in governmental public health and/or innovations happening at the city level • Interest in learning about how a non-profit organization organizes and implements advocacy/policy activities to further the organization’s mission • Preferred, not required: Familiarity with public health practice and policy and/or knowledge of the social determinants of health, health equity, or similar topics. • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment
Skills • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong organizational skills • Strong written and oral communication skills • Medium-level computer skills with Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word and strong Excel
Abilities • Ability to synthesize information for written and oral reporting • Ability to communicate well on the phone and in person • Ability to multitask • Ability to organize work projects and complete tasks within assigned time frames • Ability to work effectively within teams • Ability to work independently as necessary to achieve high performance • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work
WORK DURATION & CONDITIONS • Negotiable and flexible between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm; approximately 20 hours per week. • Funding is not currently available for a stipend, but NACCHO will work to facilitate academic credit where appropriate/possible. • Duration and schedule to be mutually determined by supervisor and intern; • Must conform to NACCHO dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures.
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS • A copy of an unofficial college transcript(s) must be submitted in order to be considered. If selected, candidates will be required to provide an official transcript for review. • A cover letter, resume, and three professional references/recommendations should also be attached to the application. • Applicants must also provide a brief writing sample on a research project, professional or academic. The sample should be no more than six pages for review.
No phone calls, please.
Please apply to the following link for consideration: https://naccho.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/5ee37c0c-40f9-9119-135a-d47e6dfbfb4c/apply?source=515988-CS-2909
Additional Salary Information: Funding is not currently available for a stipend, but NACCHO will work to facilitate academic credit where appropriate/possible.