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About GirlTrek
GirlTrek is a groundbreaking national nonprofit founded in 2012 on the idea that improving health outcomes for African-American women starts with a powerful new narrative about what it means to be Black and healthy.

GirlTrek’s 360 agenda is to improve the total health of the 50 largest African-American communities in America. For too long, the African American community – and African-American women in particular – have been left behind by the health and wellness movement, and as a result, score worse across most health indicators than any other subgroup in the U.S. 80% of African-American women are over a healthy body weight and 53% are morbidly obese.

To combat this epidemic, we are rallying an army of beautiful and healthy black women to take to the streets and fight for our health. Today, GirlTrek is a national movement that has activated more than over 60,000 Black women and girls to move in the direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives by establishing a routine of walking. This is not a single event. It’s a daily decision to make self-care a revolutionary act.

GirlTrek is not a fitness organization. We are any army of women who are “sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Our goal is to mobilize one million women to walk for total healing. We do all this to heal our bodies, inspire our girls and reclaim our streets, neighborhoods, and communities. We trek to live.

Position Overview
In just four years GirlTrek has become the go-to organization in public health for African-American women and their families. With a staff of six, we are small but mighty. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic student. Unlike some of the larger organizations, you will be right in there with the team making it happen for thousands of Black women across the nation and beyond.

To succeed in this position, you must have intellectual curiosity; a strong work ethic; a positive attitude and the ability to work with varying personality types; critical thinking skills suited to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; outstanding oral and written communications skills for internal and external stakeholders; the ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; be self-directed, detail-oriented, and creative; and a desire, willingness, and ability to connect to the issues that matter most for Black women. Your primary responsibilities will vary according to location, interests, and the dynamic needs of our strategic growth and organizational trajectories; but we are seeking those with specific interest(s) in:

• Public health
• Grassroots organizing
• PR, Communications and Social Media
• Cause Marketing
• Nonprofit Management

Applications (consisting of a letter of interest and résumé) should be directed to: No phone calls please.


Day to day responsibilities will vary, however, many of the responsibilities will fall into these broad categories, providing opportunities for interns to experience hands-on involvement and learning:

1. Plan, coordinate, and execute events, meetings, and trainings.
2. Project management and office administration.
3. Identify and cultivate potential areas of collaboration with local, regional, and national organizations.
4. Provide member service and support, respond to or route inquiries to the appropriate staff.
5. Leverage social media to knit together the GirlTrek community and celebrate its successes and milestones through monitoring and outreach using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
6. Assist with outreach and public relations activities as needed.
7. Handling Inquiries - Respond to or route inquiries received on the organization’s public voicemail and email box
8. Facilitating Outreach – Provide support around regional training, event planning and mass mailings


• H.S. diploma
• General office experience (paid or unpaid)
• PR, Communications and Social Media
• Cause Marketing
• Nonprofit Management


Required - Commitment to Customer Service, Engaging People, Communicate Clearly
Preferred - Public Health, Communication, Exercise Physiology, Grassroots Organizing, Women's Health, Administrative Office Support, Cause Marketing, Health and Wellness, PR, Nonprofit Management, Web Maintenance

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