HealthStart’s mission is to provide the blueprints for building healthier communities through children’s health science education. We teach kids how their body works, what it’s made of, and how this relates to what to eat and how to keep their bodies healthy. HealthStart lessons also teach kids that taking care of one another, and our environment builds community health and wellbeing.
HealthStart seeks an intern interested in building a healthier future for our children by assisting in community outreach, data collection, and our summer Children’s Health Education Workshops (CHEWS). Our Health Promotion Intern will gain experience in pilot program development, evaluation techniques, and nonprofit work.
Learn more by visiting healthstartfoundation.org.
HealthStart seeks a part-time Health Promotion Intern with highly developed organizational skills, time management, and research skills. Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Program Manager. This experience should be highly transferable to jobs involving program development, evaluation, and health promotion.
Job responsibilities may include:
- Assisting in organizing the development of a 8-week series of Community Health Education Workshops
- Attending and executing a 8-week series of bi-weekly CHEWS at three local Housing Authority of City of Austin locations
- Develop materials that will help HealthStart speak to our competencies in health and science education.
- Assisting with Health Promotion activities, community outreach, and other events that educate and raise HealthStart’s profile
- Assist in organizing and analyzing data collected from program evaluations
- Working directly with HealthStart’s Scientific Committee
- Other health promotion related tasks as assigned
Candidates for the position must have experience with or a strong interest in public health, health promotion, evaluation, nonprofit development, or related activity. A strong interest in health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Must be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, and the Internet.
In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:
- A willingness to learn new things or new ways of doing things
- Ability to meet deadlines with little or no daily onsite supervision
- Attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Enthusiasm about making a difference
- Local to the Austin area
- BILINGUAL PREFERRED
This is an unpaid internship.
Application Due Date
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter (required) by email to Sharon Robinson at email@example.com on or before May 21st, 2021. Two references required.
Applicants may perform their internship tasks remotely and participate in weekly virtual staff meetings(every Friday, time TBD), however attendance for Children’s Health Education workshops (dates and times TBD) will be in-person.