Location: Ambler, PA
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment: Minimum of 21 hours per week. Days/time are negotiable.
Supervisor: Healthcare Relations Manager
Beyond Celiac is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. Beyond Celiac programming is divided into two areas: Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives and Healthcare & Patient Services. Beyond Celiac is currently seeking to fulfill the position of an intern to support its Healthcare & Patient Services programming and related special projects.
Summary of Position:
Beyond Celiac is looking for an intern with experience in Public Health and/or Health Communications who is knowledgeable or eager to learn about celiac disease, other gluten-related disorders and/or the gluten-free diet. This intern should be comfortable speaking with healthcare professionals and the general public about the disease and the Beyond Celiac mission.
The intern will assist Beyond Celiac Healthcare Relations Manager to raise awareness and improve knowledge among the healthcare provider community and the general public. This position will support education, outreach, communications and administrative functions associated with the Beyond Celiac core strategies: education, empowerment and advocacy.
The intern should be highly motivated and driven, familiar with public health issues and/or healthcare trends, and have experience with educational program development. The ideal candidate must be able to workboth independently and as part of a team.
Activities will include, but are not limited to:
- Research current academic literature on celiac disease, the spectrum of gluten-related disorders and the gluten-free diet
- Compose web content grounded in health literacy to update the Beyond Celiac patient community on the expanding research of gluten-related disorders
- Evaluate efficacy of an ongoing accredited continuing medical education (CME) program designed to improve the primary care provider’s knowledge of celiac disease
- Assist with formatting of web presentations designed to educate patients and dietitians
Graduate students in public health, health education, nutrition or related fields are preferred. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Strong writing, research and organization skills are a must.
Other qualifications include:
- Working knowledge of social media
- Familiar with writing for the web
- Knowledge of Photoshop or InDesign would be a plus (not required)
This is a week-day position with a minimum 21-hour per week commitment. Your choice of work days/hours is negotiable. The ideal candidate will commit to an internship lasting through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The chosen candidate will be paid a $1,500 stipend at the end of the internship.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Director of Healthcare Initiatives Kristin Voorhees, firstname.lastname@example.org