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50 Milk Street, 15th Floor
Posted: October 26 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionGrassroots Diabetes is a non-profit focused on improving diabetes care from the ground up, starting with individuals and communities. Our services range from training community health workers to deliver local programs to online videos delivering simple, targeted messages for people with diabetes and those who care for them. We provide consulting, training and education to those looking to improve the lives of people living with diabetes both domestically and internationally. Our programs have won an American Diabetes Association Promising Practice Award of Excellence in 2009, and received a first-round CMS Innovation Award of $4.9 million in 2012.
Office located in Downtown Boston. Students have the flexibility to work remotely or in the office with a flexible schedule. 10-15 hours a M-F.
ResponsibilitiesGrassroots Diabetes would like to invite a student to use their communications skills and interest in health to be our social media and communications intern. Internship opportunities include: Maintaining our social media pages ( Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and website) , blog postings and other various communication projects such identifying tools and resources for people with type 2 diabetes to discuss with their families, friends, caregivers, and providers. Other possible opportunities include designing Grassroots Diabetes-specific material(s) to educate and support people living with type 2 diabetes engage in conversations community members, as well as their families, caregivers and providers. Developing a communications plan with targeted strategies for increasing engagement within our online communities. This would be a good opportunity for students who are interested in health literacy, underserved communities, and chronic disease.
RequirementsExperience in blog writing, word press, social media posting excel, powerpoint, photoshop and basic video editing skills a plus.
Students studying communications, public health, or interested in non-profits are encouraged to apply.
SkillsRequired - Excel, WordPress, Social Media Communications, Health and Wellness
Preferred - Video Editing, Photo Editing, Blog Management