Education and Community Outreach Intern

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Komen Austin
5508 Parkcrest Dr., Suite 203
Austin, TX
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Reports to: Eliza May, Director of Mission Services
Position Status: Intern (unpaid)
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week minimum (between 9am-5pm)

Position Overview & Basic Function:
The Mission Services position is designed to provide professional development opportunities to students and/or professionals entering the work force in public health. The ideal candidate has an understanding of the Komen Austin Affiliate's vision/promise, has a strong understanding of basic public health principles and how to implement them in the non-profit sector, is passionate about helping the underserved communities, and is an independent thinker and reliable professional whom is dedicated to this position. Strongly preferred: someone currently pursuing or who has obtained a degree in Health Education, Public Health, Community Health, or a closely related field.
About Susan G. Komen® Austin One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, Susan G. Komen has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, up to 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop and Caldwell counties to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all. Learn more at:
About Susan G. Komen® Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.


Primary Responsibilities:
Ambassador Program-
• Work with Director of Mission to outline best practices for Ambassador Program and develop program protocols
• Update list of current Speakers Bureau members and identify potential Ambassador members and assist with recruitment
• Seek out speaking/event opportunities forAmbassador members
• Update Speakers Bureau presentation with the latest facts and stats, and assist with all aspects of training including marketing, logistics, and training facilitation
• Order educational material; manage supplies and materials
• Work with Director of Mission to refine and implement outreach/education plan and grant administration
• Writes social media post and maintains communication with both Hispanic and African American women’s group leaders
• Assist with the identification of events for both groups
• Assist Director of Mission services with miscellaneous projects as needed
• Work with staff, and interns to assure communication is relayed on all events and assist and seek assistance as needed
Community Profile-
• Update current list of contacts for the Community Profile
• Conduct key informant interviews and focus groups
• Data analysis and interpretation; seek out trends
• Draft written reports
• Create timelines for target deadlines to meet needs of each module
• Collaborate with other affiliates and organizations as needed
• Attend site visits
• Attend Round Table meetings
• Fulfill request and supply grantees with education materials and supplies
• Fulfill miscellaneous requests of grantees
• Assist with GeMS data management
• Experience in the non-profit sector
• “Hands-On” ownership of projects, building experience in project management
• Collaboration and networking with multiple departments and customers both internal and external
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Include the intern job title and your first and last name in the subject line of the email.


Required Knowledge & Skills:
• Proficient in using MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Outlook
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Efficient time management and responsible project planning skills
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet office deadlines
• Some college coursework or comparable professional experience
• Bi-lingual or multi-lingual is a plus
• Commitment to completion of and engagement in project assignments
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have reliable transportation
• Hours may vary from the standard 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. based on upcoming events.

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