Public Health Intern @ National Health Nonprofit (UNPAID)---Available Year Round

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---------FOCUS ON PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; NON-CLINICAL / NON-MEDICAL / NON-RESEARCH. Currently recruiting for Winter 2014 (roughly Jan-May or beyond)---------

TO APPLY:

1) DO NOT REPLY HERE.

2) Email a CUSTOMIZED COVER LETTER, resume, 3 references and proof of college enrollment to Victoria Bruno (vbruno @ arthritis.org). Put "Public Health Intern / Internships.com" in subject field.

In your cover letter, provide the following: the name of your school, what year you are, your cumulative GPA, how many hours per week you can dedicate (delineate between in-office and at-home hours), what specific date range you're seeking to intern and confirm that you understand that this position is unpaid and that we can’t reimburse for any costs related to the position such as relocation, room, board, etc.

3) Upon receipt, you'll be sent an internship application. Send that back as soon as possible.

NOTE: You must be currently enrolled in college to be an intern. If you have already graduated, the position is considered to be a volunteer position (all duties are the same as an intern. This is just a technicality in terms of internal organizational operations as you will be doing the same work as an intern).

LENGTH OF COMMITMENT/SCHEDULE
Available throughout the year. At least one semester. 16-40 hours per week (combination of in-office work during standard office hours, Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm AND working from home. Must be a minimum of 2 days in-office). Occasional weekend hours may be needed to support Programs for Better Living Leader/Instructor training workshops but advance notice will be provided.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an UNPAID internship and we CAN NOT reimburse you for your relocation, room, board, local transportation, etc. No exceptions may be granted as it is not within our budget. What we can provide, however, is an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and a great reference. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY if this arrangement does not suit your needs. IF APPLYING FROM OUT OF THE SF BAY AREA, APPLY ONLY AFTER YOUR SF HOUSING HAS ALREADY BEEN SECURED.


BENEFITS
* Learn about the nation's #1 cause of physical disability among adults and the 6th most common childhood disease, and AF programs and services and other resources to improve the quality of life for people living with arthritis;
* Improve communication skills; and
* Gain REAL experience working at a nonprofit organization (not just base-level administrative tasks, but meaningful projects enabling you to obtain skills and experience that will really stand out on your resume).

Responsibilities

The Arthritis Foundation (AF) works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. To that end, the AF Public Health Intern supports AF's public health programs including Programs for Better Living (4 physical activity programs); annual Bone & Joint EXPO; public health education and outreach.

BONE & JOINT EXPO PLANNING
* Assist with all aspects of event planning and logistics for a large-scale, one-day educational and resource event (October 2014).

PROGRAMS FOR BETTER LIVING RESPONSIBILITIES
(4 Physical Activity Programs--Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program and Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program)
* Recruit new instructors and community sites to become official program partners;
* Issue Instructor Certifications;
* Send out program materials to new instructors and OPS; and
* Assist with pre- and day of- event logistics for Leader/Instructor Certification Training Workshops.

PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION & ONLINE OUTREACH
* Educate the public about arthritis by presenting at on-site community seminars;
* Represent AF at health fairs and volunteer/intern fairs;
* Explore alternative ways for AF to promote services online (websites, social networks, etc.); and
* Maintain local Facebook page and increase our social media presence.

REMOVING BARRIERS TO ACCESS / INCREASING CULTURAL COMPETENCY
* Research local resources for assistance with translating and proofreading arthritis brochures and marketing flyers;
* Coordinate efforts of volunteer translators, proofreaders and graphic designers;
* Establish relationships with local ethnic health organizations to engage them to engage in arthritis outreach activities (presentations, health fairs, marketing, referrals, etc.); and
* Explore ways to engage traditionally under-served groups like those in the 20-50 age range with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.

Requirements

* Strong interest in and/or experience with public health (specifically arthritis a plus), functional fitness, special events, marketing, communications;
* Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
* Solid research and computer skills (able to competently use MS Office);
* Committed to providing reliable, high-quality work;
* Highly-organized, detail-oriented, accountable and professional;
* Pleasant and professional phone demeanor and strong customer service orientation;
* Able to multitask with efficiency and grace;
* Ability to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.); and
* Bilingual a plus but not required.

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