Position Title: Engage Summer Intern
Reports to: Manager of Grassroots Strategy
Employment Type: Summer Intern
The intern will join a small team at PIH dedicated to building a movement for the right to health. The intern will work with PIH Engage, a grassroots network of local teams of volunteers who execute campaigns consisting of advocacy, educational, and fundraising activities. The intern will strengthen the PIH Engage network by taking the lead on projects in the areas of campaign development and program improvement. Projects include developing campaign resources and trainings for the PIH Engage network through monitoring developments in US government-supported global health and domestic health equity policy, seeking feedback from volunteer team leaders, and using organizing frameworks to map grassroots campaigns.
- Editing and developing informational materials on advocacy, education, and fundraising campaigns for the grassroots network (40%)
- Assisting in organizing the Training Institute, a remote training and campaign development conference for PIH Engage team leaders (30%)
- Strategizing with the PIH Engage Network Leadership Team about how to best support the grassroots network of PIH Engage teams (15%)
- Collecting, monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting data generated by the grassroots network (15%)
- Extracurricular activities, coursework, or other demonstrated interest in movement building, community organizing or advocacy strongly preferred
- Demonstrated interest in global health equity preferred
- Demonstrated interest in public policy or health policy preferred
- Completion of global health-related coursework preferred
- Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries.
- Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.