Health Equity Intern (Fall 2017)


Under the general direction of the Academic Health Collaborative Coordinator and the direct supervision of a Public Health Prevention Specialist, the intern carriers out specific duties as it relates to health equity initiatives and/or activities related to the racism/ discrimination and cultural responsiveness areas of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The intern will spend his or her day in the office coordinating projects, working on project-specific research, and attending meetings with community partners related to assigned projects. Additionally, evenings and weekends may be required as part of our community health outreach and communication efforts.

The intern is expected to commit 8-15 hours per week, depending on academic requirements. This position is unpaid.



  • – Is an integral part of the Community Health team working to develop and improve public health in the community and region
  • – Assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of health grants
  • – Works with the Worcester Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity (WPREHE) to identify ways to advocate for the use of health equity language throughout the region and integrate into the mission and vision statements of CHIP partner organizations
  • – Catalogs health equity and/or anti-racism trainings offered by CHIP partner organizations
  • – Assists with qualitative and quantitative data collection as part of the Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment
  • – Conducts research and prepares reports
  • – Conducts outreach to stakeholders to increase their understanding of a public health problem and/or knowledge of available resources
  • – Assists with administrative procedures, including meeting agendas and minutes, reports, inventory, supplies and other assignments
  • – Develops and disseminates marketing and communications materials
  • – Attends relevant stakeholder meetings and conducts outreach at community events
  • – Takes full responsibility for the completion of specialized assignments
  • – Meets regularly with the Prevention Specialist(s) working on health equity
  • – Additional duties specific to the program/work



  • – Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Public Health, Health Education, Social Sciences, or related field
  • – Demonstrated commitment to health equity
  • – Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • – Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • – Excellent organizational skills and critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • – Ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
  • – Ability to conceptualize and organize projects into manageable tasks
  • – Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed


Application Process:

Interested applicants must submit a WDPH application form (hard copy or online:, including a resume and cover letter to the WDPH Academic Health Coordinator at