Women’s Health and Wellness Program & Administration Internship

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YWCA Boston
140 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA
Posted: November 13 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Mission Statement:
YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. As the first YWCA in the nation, we have been at the forefront of advancing equity for 150 years. We have remained a leader through generations by turning the support of those that envision a better Boston for all into creative, effective programs that make positive change.

Women’s Health and Wellness
Since 1993, YW Boston’s Women’s Health & Wellness Program has empowered women and girls to take control of their health by providing health care access, health literacy education, and referral and reminder services to underserved women and girls in Boston’s neighborhoods. Our Community Health Educators are fluent in English and Spanish, allowing us to provide multi-lingual educational services. YW Boston provides health outreach, education, and links to care access through a women's health workshop series, breast health phone-a-thons, and a healthy text reminder service.

Responsibilities

General Statement of Duties
We are currently seeking a Women’s Health and Wellness intern to provide programmatic and administrative support to our Health and Wellness Department. A successful candidate will have proven leadership ability, comfort with public speaking, enthusiasm to think creatively and respond to changes in the moment. We are especially looking for candidates with experience in leading workshops, as the intern will deliver workshops to women in Boston communities on a variety of topics, including sexual health, breast health, heart health/stress management and diabetes/nutrition. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to truly make an impact in the health and wellbeing of women in underserved neighborhoods of Boston. The role includes:
• Delivering one-time health workshops to women at community health centers, shelters, places of worship and other community-based organizations in the Boston area
• Collecting data through the administration of pre and post-assessments; entering both Girls’ and Women’s Health data into Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) database
• Creating contacts with health and human services organizations, medical sites, community programs and women’s organizations that work with women of color, older women and women with low incomes
• Providing administrative support to the health and wellness department; including, but not limited to: creation of workshop flyers and promotion of our girls’ health partner cultivation event in April

Requirements

Experience/Qualifications
• BA or working towards a BA in related education, human services or healthcare field
• Proven leadership ability, either through workshop delivery or leading/supervising a team
• Experience working in inner-city communities strongly preferred
• Enthusiasm, confidence and comfort speaking in front of large groups
• Ability to take initiative and work independently
• Ability to respond to changes in the moment
• Passion for our mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Comfort traveling through the city required
• Detail-oriented; previous experience in data collection preferred
• Ability to speak a targeted second language such as Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, or Vietnamese a plus

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