Spring 2021 Internship (starting in January 2021 and ending in May 2021)
Position Summary: The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living.
AKF’s Public Education Department educates kidney patients, their families, and the general public about kidney disease prevention and treatment through various awareness campaigns, print materials, webinars, website content, and community-based programs.
The Public Education Intern will strengthen their program planning, research, and writing skills by assisting in the development of educational resources. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain hands-on public health experience in a professional, non-profit setting.
The core responsibilities of the Public Education Intern are to:
· Assist with developing and updating content for Kidney Kitchen™, AKF’s website on kidney-friendly nutrition.
· Support the implementation and promotion of Kidney Health Coach™, AKF’s community health education program on kidney disease prevention.
· Write posts for AKF’s Kidney Today blog about monthly webinar recaps, AKF updates, current events, or other relevant topics.
· Review educational content on KidneyFund.org and other AKF platforms to identify opportunities to improve content strategy.
· Complete research that supports the programs and services of the Public Education Department.
· Engage with the public at virtual presentations on kidney disease prevention.
· Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings, interdepartmental gatherings, and staff-wide events.
· Complete other duties as assigned.
The intern will report to the Associate Directors of Public Education, who will work closely with them to create individualized internship projects that both serve the needs of the organization and help the intern achieve their personal goals. AKF interns come away with tangible deliverables they can showcase to future employers and strong health education experience to add to their resumes.
There is a time commitment of 36-40 hours per week for this internship.
Qualifications: Graduate students (or highly qualified undergraduate students) studying public health, community health, health education, health promotion, health communication, nutrition, dietetics, nursing, or related disciplines.
Salary: Stipend available, commensurate with experience.