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HEPATITIS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD
Posted: June 23 2015
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DescriptionPublic Health Intern
Hepatitis Foundation International offers a dynamic and substantive internship opportunity to promote HFI’s mission. The intern will develop, research, and promote public policy on critical issues on disease affecting the liver and other health related conditions. Responsibilities will include researching, developing advocacy materials (including topical issues in healthcare such as the Affordable Healthcare Act, obesity, and healthcare disparities) and developing content for legislative and advocacy policy, grant submissions, online and print publication, and programmatic prospects.
This internship is valuable for those interested in addressing social determinants of health, underserved communities, cultural competence, health disparities, stigma and knowledge of disease burden and costs, program design and development.
HEPATITIS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Hepatitis Foundation International is a non-profit organization established in 1994 dedicated to promoting liver wellness and reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver including; obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease and fatty/liver cancer.
The HFI’s Internship Program offers participants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a non-profit 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization that is growing and expanding its services for the greater impact.
• Internship candidates provide essential administrative support, but other responsibilities vary depending on time of year.
• Many internship candidates are studying public health, health policy, health promotion or health education, however, the program can provide outstanding background for students from a number of different fields of study including: business, marketing, and communications.
• HFI will consider applicants without a public health background that will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
This internship offers a flexible schedule with a twenty-hour-a-week minimum commitment for a minimum of 6 weeks to 6 months. HFI will work with students to meet requirements needed for earning academic credit.
Time Commitment: Monday-Friday 20-35 hours.
Academic Credit: Academic credit for the Program is at the discretion of your college, or university. HFI will assist you in providing appropriate information as your school requests.
HFI encourages individuals in various stages of their academic and professional careers to apply, although most internship candidates are either currently in college or graduate school, or recent graduates. The Hepatitis Foundation International internships are highly competitive and encompass work requiring prior knowledge in each specific program area. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
ResponsibilitiesEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
Interns can expect to work on a variety of projects pertinent to HFI’s mission but similar to other non-profit voluntary organizations.
• Program planning, communications planning/outreach, conference planning;
• Provide research support in development of funding opportunities;
• Develop health information for diverse audiences;
• Identify advocacy opportunities; and
• Author position statements, corresponding press releases, organizational support statements and opinions;
• Attend/represent HFI at coalition, briefings and other advocacy meetings.
• Administrative responsibilities and data entry.
HFI interns will have the opportunity to develop a project in conjunction with HFI staff that they will create and complete during their internship.
RequirementsQualified Candidates Should:
• Have excellent written and oral communications skills
• Demonstrate strong analytical capabilities
• Be able to work independently, with initial guidance
• Be flexible and detail oriented
• Be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
• MS Office Software
• Ability to communicate with multiple levels of management across a range of businesses and organizations.
• Demonstrate through previous experience a passion for improving overall health including health systems,
processes and protocols to better the needs of individuals, families, and communities