SUMMER HEALTH PROMOTION AND COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM
We are seeking two current students with experience in health communications, public health, marketing, journalism or public relations for an engaging summer practicum opportunity. You will help design, promote, and disseminate impactful solutions to improve young people’s sexual health and economic opportunity around the world.
Through this practicum, you will be a valued member of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, receive training and in-depth experience in human-centered design, and help design and disseminate communication strategies for a variety of innovative projects. We have supported previous students to successfully apply for grant funding and develop publications based on their field projects with YLabs.
Our ideal candidates are self-starters, able to quickly grasp the big picture, and lead others with confidence. They are creative problem solvers, excellent communicators, and are able to build consensus and enthusiasm among a team. They are flexible, able to jump in quickly and work independently and be able to troubleshoot with agility, empathy, and optimism.
Assist in the design of a strategic communications plan around an existing intervention that is theory-driven, science-based, audience-centered, and practical
Utilize a range of appropriate communication platforms to support public health goals based on analysis and evaluation of alternative venues
Create effective materials and messages using strategies and tools tailored to diverse audiences, including those with lower health literacy
Develop an evaluation plan for a communication strategy
Demonstrate professional oral presentation skills to inform and persuade diverse audiences
Superb written and verbal communication skills. You have an uncanny ability to clearly transmit and develop ideas and concepts within a multidisciplinary team
Passion for adolescent health, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, reproductive justice, media advocacy, or program management
Strong writing skills - both technical and creative. Quick lit review? No problem. Translating a quant-heavy journal article into a Teen Vogue blog post? Piece of cake.
Demonstrated experience in social and behavior change communications theories and strategies
Willing to multitask, ability to thrive in the creative chaos of a startup environment
Experience in adolescent health, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, reproductive justice, media advocacy, or program management
Background in creative industries, health communication, design or media
Knowledge of Hindi, Swahili, Spanish, or French languages
Familiarity with human-centered design principles
Social media maverick
Experience living or working in sub-Saharan Africa or Central America
This full-time practicum opportunity is based in Berkeley, California, and will take place in Summer 2019. Depending on projects and student availability, it is possible to begin remote work prior to the in-person start date.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, provide any relevant work samples, e.g. creative briefs, writing samples or health communications projects. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.