Women’s Health 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 will carry out specific duties as it relates to women’s health programs and/or activities, as well as health promotion initiatives 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
  • – Supports the Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative (WHBC), a partnership of local community based stakeholders, on work to reduce infant mortality with a focus on life-course theory
  • – Assists in data monitoring, implementation and sustainability planning to reduce infant mortality in high risk communities
  • – Works closely with WDPH’s Prevention Specialist/Youth Health Coordinator and the Worcester Impact on Sexual Health (WISH) task force to research, select and promote evidence-based comprehensive health and sex-education curricula and programs to assist schools and youth servicing organizations
  • – Provides administrative support to the Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (WAASE), including scheduling formal and informal meetings, providing attendees with advanced meeting notices, preparing and distributing accurate and timely minutes and keeping attendance logs
  • – Works with the WAASE co-chairs and WDPH staff to produce annual work plans for the Alliance, and assist with grant writing as needed
  • – Attends WHBC, WISH, WAASE, and additional relevant stakeholder meetings
  • – Assists with qualitative and quantitative data collection as part of the Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment
  • – Conducts outreach to stakeholders to increase their understanding of a public health problem and/or knowledge of available resources
  • – Develops and disseminates marketing and communications materials
  • – Conducts outreach at community events, as needed
  • – Takes full responsibility for the completion of specialized assignments
  • – Meets regularly with the Prevention Specialist(s) working on infant mortality and women’s health
  • – Additional duties specific to the program/work

 

Qualifications:

  • – Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Public Health, Health Education, Social Sciences, or related field
  • – Demonstrated commitment to health equity and women’s health
  • – 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 at ahcworcester@gmail.com.