Health Communications Intern
End of Life Choices New York is a non-profit organization with a mission to expand end of life options, and improve end of life care, so all New Yorker’s can have the best possible quality of life at the end of life. We advocate for stronger rights for those at the end of life. We provide free counseling and support to those preparing their advance directives, serving as a caregiver, or who are approaching the end of life themselves. We offer education and training to the general public and healthcare professionals.
Hours Per Week: Approximately 10 hours per week
Unfortunately, many New Yorkers receive end of life care incongruent with their wishes and values. Additionally, only approximately 30% of adults complete advance directives documenting who they would want to speak for them if they lost the ability to communicate, and what their wishes would be in these circumstances.
We see this as a social justice issue, and have begun creating a comprehensive guide for the public. This guide will include information about end of life planning, options, rights, and resources.
This is an ideal internship for a current student or recent graduate, in/from a health communications, public health, community health, public policy, social work, marketing, or other health- or social justice-related graduate program
· Strong analytical, writing, communication, and time-management skills.
· Attention to detail
· Ability to work independently and as a team.
· Experience communicating health-related information in an accessible, compelling, understandable, and relatable manner.*
· Training in health literacy.
· Experience turning long and/or complex health-related information into short plain-language messages.*
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Passion for social justice and addressing health disparities.
· A current student or recent graduate, in/from a health communications, public health, community health, public policy, social work, marketing, or other health- or social justice-related graduate program.
· Dedicated learner who is motivated to take on challenges.
· Enthusiasm for the mission of End of Life Choices New York.
*Experience is not limited to "on the ground" work; relevant coursework may fulfill this requirement.
· Review existing materials and revise to ensure accuracy and readability.
· Draft new content that is accessible and engaging for the general public.
· Help identify potential collaborators and partners, including other non-profit and community organizations to be listed as resources in the guide.
· Draft, design, and/or edit visually-engaging educational material including infographics and images.
· Review and synthesize input from community surveys to inform content.
· We would be happy to work with you and your school to ensure you receive academic credit (when applicable)
· Opportunity to apply and acquire new skills
· Learn about health communication in a non-profit setting.
In the cover letter, please include the following:
· Why you want this internship
· How your professional or educational experience and skills may be applied
· What you hope to learn and/or what skills/experience you hope to develop
· Any other information you want us to know
With your application, please include a health-related writing sample that would be suitable for a general audience (i.e., written for the public) and your current GPA.
Due to the potential high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you for applying!