Posting Number: #1086
Position Title: Advocacy Intern
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Remote (Oakland, CA)
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
The Public Health Institute’s Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) is hiring high school students to assist with advocacy activities regarding trauma-informed care and prevention and events addressing mental health issues in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. You will be working closely with the Project Assistant and Research Associate on a SAMHSA-funded project, which aims to develop a resource and technical assistance center for service providers and clinicians who work for AAPI children and families affected by traumatic events and stress. The grant also aims to assist those service providers and clinicians to implement culturally competent and evidence-based interventions and promising practices to reduce their immediate distress from exposure to traumatic events. As Advocacy Intern, you will take the lead in spreading awareness about the unmet needs of the community regarding traumatic events and stress.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Creating social media posts about community action (i.e. writing or calling local and state representatives, signing a petition) for trauma-informed care and prevention for AAPIs.
- Creating social media posts to spread awareness about trauma-informed care and prevention and events for AAPI children/adolescents and families and how to take individual action.
- Contacting government representatives and other policy decision makers to inform them about trauma-informed care and prevention for APIs.
- Identifying and advocating trauma-informed care and prevention (i.e. a policy for mandatory ethnic studies in high school) and developing an advocacy campaign for policy changes.
- Additionally, you can also propose a new project that is not listed above in collaboration with the project staff.
- Be a high school student enrolled in a high school in San Francisco or Alameda County.
- Familiarity with Asian culture and ethnic groups.
- Able to obtain a valid California Work Permit by the first day of employment.
- Has strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also as a team.
- Ability to work 4 hours per week, remotely.
- Has a strong interest in public health, mental health, and AAPI community issues.
- Has graphic designing experience with creating social media posts.
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