Health Communications Intern

 

Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF), a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, has an opening for a summer term graduate-level intern. Founded in 2008 with a mission to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians, GHF is the leading health advocacy and policy organization in Georgia. GHF accomplishes its mission through public education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.

This position will be primarily responsible for supporting Georgians for a Healthy Future’s communications efforts across projects. GHF maintains a presence on three social media channels, a website, and a library of consumer education materials. This position will provide assistance with reviewing and updating portions of the website and consumer education materials. They will also assist the Communications & Special Projects Manager in the creation of images, infographics, key messages, and other content for use on GHF’s social media channels and in consumer outreach. Some research to find current Georgia-specific data, identify key consumer issues, and compile useful articles/links/resources will be required.

Responsibilities include:
  • Review and update GHF’s existing consumer education materials
  • Assist with maintaining GHF’s social media presence
  • Review and update GHF’s website
  • Participate in the research and writing process for fact sheets, info graphics, and other materials to meet GHF’s needs and strategic objectives
  • Assist with the design of graphics and other materials
  • Attend and participate in project team meetings
Qualifications:
  • Current college or graduate student pursuing degree in communications, marketing, public health, public policy, or comparable program
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Some experience using social media and/or website design in a professional or academic setting
  • Some familiarity with timely health policy issues (e.g. Medicaid expansion, Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, youth behavioral health) preferred

This position may start as soon as they are available. This is a paid position with a commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Practicum and school credit hours can also be earned. There is opportunity for a qualified candidate who performs well to extend this position through the fall and spring school semesters.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Alyssa Green, Outreach & Education Manager, at agreen@healthyfuturega.org and include “Health Communications Intern” in the subject line.