Education and Community Outreach Intern

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Reports to: Director of Mission Services
Position Status: Intern (unpaid)
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week minimum (between 9am-5pm) ** two semester summer-fall commitment**

The Education & Community Outreach 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.

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.


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


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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