"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.
Internship to support CHW Central and Initiatives Inc.
501 Boylston Street Boston, MA
Are you interested in Global Health or Community Health Worker Programs? Good at research and writing? Skilled in website design and marketing?
We are looking for someone to help us further develop and promote CHW Central, an online community of practice that hosts over 850 resources on research, training materials, practical tools, and up- to- date guidance to increase the use of best practices to support community health workers and programs.
Globally there is a shortage of an estimated 7.2 million health workers. Community Health Workers are being trained to fill that gap in the US and overseas. CHWs supported efforts to contain Ebola in Liberia, ensure TB patients take their medications in the Congo, remind and escort pregnant women to ANC and PNC clinics in Tanzania, and treat children under 5 at home and care for families dealing with HIV in Uganda. In the US their work supports people in underserved communities to achieve better health by improving access to family planning services and child care assistance, managing diabetes and hypertension, and combatting the opioid epidemic and drug addiction among many other essential services.
CHW Central is The online community of practice providing up-to-date information and guidance to increase the global exchange of best practices related to CHWs and CHW programs. CHW Central is managed by Initiatives Inc., a small women-owned business founded in 1987 that is dedicated to improving the health for underserved populations.
We seek a motivated intern with an interest in developing skills in research, writing, communications and design to support Initiatives’ work in disseminating information on CHW issues, policies, and best practices to the global and domestic CHW community. The intern will be an essential part of content development, promotion and interacting with known CHW experts.
- Strong writing and organizational skills;
- Desire to learn about the work, challenges, and practices of both domestic and international CHWs;
- Understanding of website design and maintenance;
- Experience with social media marketing and communication strategies;
- Ability to monitor trends using Google Analytics or desire to learn;
- Knowledge of graphic design and video production, along with familiarity with the Drupal platform a plus
15 hours per week (remote) | January – May or June – September 2020
Email your CV, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org