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Become a part of Hep Free NYC’s Team HOPE!
Hep Free NYC is recruiting young adult interns to develop Hepatitis C (Hep C) prevention strategies and resources for youth, and outreach to the community. We especially encourage 18-24 year olds, and particularly LGBTQIA people and people of color to apply.
In recent years, addiction to pills has caused an increase in overdose, HIV and Hep C in youth.
Young people take pills that are not prescribed to them, such as Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycodone. Taking pills can lead to addiction, snorting, and injecting drugs.
Hep C is a viral infection spread through blood that can cause liver disease, cancer, and death. Sharing drug use equipment is the #1 risk for getting Hep C.
In 2014, over 800 people under the age of 29 tested positive for Hep C in NYC.
Hep C can be prevented. We need young people to help us develop Hep C prevention strategies and resources for youth that work.
- Develop and promote Hep C prevention social media campaigns
- Share Hep C prevention resources with at risk youth
- Participate in local and national Hep C events.
The time commitment for this internship is
- 1 outreach event per month
- 50 hours of volunteer time over 6 months
- Social media posting 2 times/week
- Attendance at monthly team meetings
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, at two time slots: 3-5pm and 5-7pm
- Participation in monthly team calls on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:30-1pm
Serving as an intern will be a great learning experience and will connect you with professionals in the medical and public health field. If you would like to participate in activities to help prevent Hep C in NYC, apply to be an intern!
If you have any questions, feel free to email Caroline Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tags: Hepatitis C Internship Team HOPE