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Viral Hepatitis Communications Intern | NYC Health Department

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis B and C in NYC. The Viral Hepatitis program conducts surveillance; community outreach; training, program development and implementation; and policy activities.

Title: Communications Intern ** Candidate must be a CUNY Student
Pay: $17/ hour
Hours: 19 hours maximum per week

Roles and Responsibilities

The Communications Intern will assist with the following activities and tasks:

  • Design materials for the general public, medical professionals and other public health stakeholders. Publications include written printed materials, social media messaging, website posting, and other written materials as needed.
  • Develop health communication projects to meet community needs.
  • Maintain communications and coalition project databases, websites, and social media platforms.
  • Work closely with organization leadership to enhance communications and coalition building capacity.
  • Assist with project tracking and reporting tasks
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Applicant must:

  • Be interested in community health outreach, communications/design and coalition building
  • Be interested in working in partnership with people living with HIV, Viral hepatitis, and other chronic health conditions for better health outcomes
  • Have excellent oral, writing and inter-personal skills
  • Have knowledge of social media administration, basic website management, email campaign management such as Mailchimp, health education, and training methods.
  • Have ability to learn quickly and use content management systems for websites, email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other emerging tools.
  • Have ability to communicate complex messages clearly and simply to highly diverse New York City audiences
  • Be Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and online and print design software.
  • Have positive attitude and team oriented outlook /Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Have equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

 We especially encourage LGBTQIA+ people and people of color to apply.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to:
Sarah Ahmed, MPH, CHES
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, Viral Hepatitis Program
Email: sahmed10@health.nyc.gov

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