Healthy Eating 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 healthy eating programs and/or activities, as well as health promotion initiatives related to the access to healthy food priority area 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • – Is an internal 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
  • – Recruits corner stores in Worcester for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative; provides technical support to stores in the implementation of the program
  • – Provides administrative and technical support to the Regional Environmental Council’s farmer’s market, mobile market and assist in the coordination of a new hydroponic grant program
  • – Assists local schools, early childhood programs, after-school programs and clinical sites in implementing the 5210 Go Worcester Go! curriculum
  • – Teaches weekly lessons related to healthy eating and physical activity at implementation sites
  • – Creates and maintains a social media presence for the 5210 program; enhances and updates websites as needed
  • – Conducts outreach to stakeholders to increase their understanding of a public health problem and/or knowledge of available resources
  • – Assists with qualitative and quantitative data collection as part of the Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment
  • – 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 outreach at community events
  • – Takes full responsibility for the completion of specialized assignments
  • – Meet regularly with the Prevention Specialist(s) working on healthy eating
  • – Additional duties specific to the program/work

 

Qualifications:

  • – Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, or related field
  • – Experience working with youth
  • – Supportive, positive and energetic attitude
  • – 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 required

 

Application Process:

Interested applicants must submit a WDPH application form (hard copy or online: http://academic.healthycentralma.com/apply-now/), including a resume and cover letter to the WDPH Academic Health Coordinator atahcworcester@gmail.com.

  

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