PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION The New York
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PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) seeks a graduate-level Public Health Communications intern to handle Web site content development and maintenance, and special communication projects. NYSHealth Background: NYSHealth is a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers. NYSHealth has a threefold mission: • expanding health insurance coverage to State residents who cannot afford to purchase their own coverage or whose coverage is inadequate; • increasing access to high-quality health are services for underserved people; and • improving public and community health by educating New Yorkers about health issues and empowering communities to address them. Position Summary: The Public Health Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Officer and the Foundation’s external public relations firm. S/he will take the lead on projects related to the Foundation’s Web site and communication mediums, and act as day-to-day liaison for management of Web site. The internship is a part-time position with flexible hours. Compensation is $10 to $12 per hour. Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities are as follows: • Manage all aspects of the NYSHealth Web site: o Draft and post content as directed o Conduct research and draf descriptions for events, news items, and resources o Monitor daily news items to be posted on the Web site o Perform day-to-day fixes as requested o Monitor Web site daily for problems/inconsistencies • Draft content for online newsletter • Provide general communications support to NYSHealth staff Qualifications: NYSHealth seeks a graduate-level student pursuing a degree in journalism, health policy, public health or related field. Potential candidate must have a strong commitment to NYSHealth’s mission and should possess excellent writing, analytical, research, and communication skills. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to multi-task and to work both cooperatively and autonomously. Experience in public health, health policy, journalism, Web development is preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to Meg Figley, Communications Officer, at Figley@NYSHealth.org.