Opportunity: Intern

Date: June 11th, 2019

Intern applications are considered on a rolling basis, depending on available projects and funding (when compensation is available).

Specific project assignments and tasks will be based on the individual’s skill set, experience, and course objectives, to be mutually established, to support a positive learning experience.

Potential intern positions available:

Innovation & Research Intern

The Department of Innovation & Research leverages new media and technology to delivery impactful health messages directly to youth. We first built empathy with our intended audience through human-centered formative research, which may include interviews, focus groups, observations, and literature research. We partner with talented researchers, developers, artists, and media producers to execute our vision, and disseminate widely to the population and the field using social media channels, scientific conferences, and blogs. Certain projects are rigorously evaluated using a variety of research designs, including randomized controlled trials, to assess their efficacy and behavior impact on the population.

Interns in our department quickly become part of our team and are integrated into key projects depending on their set of skills, interests, and fit. In the past years, interns have helped in a wide variety of tasks including literature reviews, supporting digital focus groups, developing educational video scripts, conducting quality assurance of digital products, writing educational content for web projects, monitoring social media campaigns, and supporting writing proposals and scientific publications. We actively seek creative, out-of-the box thinkers, and passionate individuals who are able to work independently, communicate effectively, and are willing to tackle multiple tasks efficiently. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, health communication, and research preferred.

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Communications Intern

The Department of Communications implements organizational marketing and communications strategies in support of Healthy Teen Network’s mission..The Intern will support organizational communications efforts, which include, but are not limited to background research in areas of adolescent health; diverse content creation and curation, in both text and graphic formats (e.g., blog posts, tip sheets, position statements, webpages, social media posts and graphics, memes, etc.); design and development of elearning resources; dissemination across web and social media channels; member recruitment; event planning support for the annual national conference; and support of fund development efforts.

In the past, interns have helped in a wide variety of tasks, including conducting literature reviews, developing social media guides, posting social media updates, designing graphics (e.g., ads, images), updating webpages, developing elearning resources, and writing various forms of resources, such as blog posts, tip sheets, position statements, annual reports, and more.

The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter with strong writing and oral communication skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments, work as part of a team, and work independently with little supervision. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, communications and marketing strategies, event planning, and/or and graphic design preferred.

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Capacity Building & Evaluation Intern

The Capacity Building and Evaluation Department provides a wide range of capacity-building assistance services with high impact results for professionals and organizations to improve program and organizational outcomes and promote sustainability. The Healthy Teen Network approach to capacity-building assistance (CBA) can best be understood through our three core tenets that are infused into and inform our CBA: our approach is 1) holistic, 2) human-centered, and 3) guided by a systematic framework. We use this approach to build capacity because it works, and when it works, i.e., builds capacity, our recipients are better able to sustain their projects, implement quality programs with youth, and achieve better health outcomes for youth.

Our interns provide support to capacity-building activities, such as trainings, presentations, elearning, and resource development. In the past, interns have completed projects such as assisting in the development of trainings, elearnings, and presentations; conducting literature reviews; supporting the writing of submissions for professional publications; conducting assessments or interviews; developing reports; and more.

We actively seek creative, out-of-the box thinkers, and passionate individuals who are able to work independently, communicate effectively, and are willing to tackle multiple tasks efficiently. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and health education preferred.

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Education & Experience

  • Enrollment in an accredited university or college, in pursuit of a graduate degree
  • Some experience or course work in adolescent health and/or sexuality and reproductive health

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of and interest in adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Proficient organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer applications
  • Self-motivated to work independently and collaboratively with multiple departments
  • Positive, proactive, and personable team player
  • Sense of commitment and responsibility to Healthy Teen Network vision, mission, and guiding principles

Location

Interns must be available to report to the office in Baltimore, Maryland.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment an open office environment is that which is typical of an office/classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.

Start Date

To be determined. Position may be available for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Hours and Schedule

Interns must be available for at least 15 hours per week, with a minimum three-month commitment.

Compensation

Compensation varies. Coordination with Federal Work Study Program for stipend may be available. Coordination with college/university for course credit is available.

To Apply

To apply, complete the online application form and attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. In the cover letter, please describe interest in our organization and the position and and any relevant experiences you would like to highlight.

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