Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Paid Fall Internships with American Legacy

Moving toward empowering the first generation to end smoking is more than just a job, it's what motivates us every day. We're looking for qualified individuals who share this spirit to participate in our internship program.

The Marketing Intern will help with a variety of tasks that vary from week to week. In the past, interns have conducted background research on potential partners, artists, and collaborators; assisted the grassroots marketing team with truth tour logistics and organization; coordinated ticket giveaways; coordinated internal approvals for creative; and fulfilled administrative tasks needed to help keep the campaign moving and department functioning.

The Communications Intern will assist in all aspects of the department and will be fully integrated into the Communications team. As an intern you will participate in team meetings and events as well as have opportunities to gain experience in supporting the team in a wide range of communications and administrative functions. Duties may include: writing press releases, drafting stories from our monthly newsletter, assembling press kits, researching media coverage, compiling reporter information, clipping/tracking media coverage, compiling clips reports, and assisting with in-house press conferences and events. Ideal candidates are current students pursuing their undergraduate degree in a related field.

The Government Affairs Intern will support the efforts of Legacy's outreach with various governmental entities. This internship also provides opportunities to become familiar with the political process by way of Capitol Hill hearings, briefings, and delivering materials to congressional offices. Ideal applicants will have an interest in public health/public policy and a strong interest in government affairs work. Previous experience on Capitol Hill or similar experience is a plus, but not required.

The Human Resources Intern will support Legacy's Human Resources expertise center in various function areas and with special projects to broaden their knowledge of the HR function. They will assist with performance management projects, learn HRIS processes and assist in processing employee changes/updates, file/discard HR files and contracts consistent with Legacy's document retention policy, read and understand Legacy policies, procedures, and benefits to answer employee inquiries, and assist with updating benefits information into and HRIS. Ideal candidates are students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in learning more about Human Resources as a profession.

The Information Technology Intern's primary responsibility will be to respond to user questions and issues about PC's and provide Help Desk support. PC support responsibilities will include, but not be limited to installing new and upgrading computers for staff, assisting with staff moves, and resolving hardware and software problems. The intern will also provide project based support in areas of interest to IT. Ideal candidates are current students pursuing their undergraduate degree in the areas of Electrical or Systems Engineering; Computer Science, or Business Information Technology.

The Evaluation Science and Research Intern will contribute to the work of the department by conducting literature searches for peer review paper-writing, assisting in searches for information and data, and substantiating tobacco and health related information in Legacy materials. Interns may also be asked to test questionnaires, code data, and work with data for studies and evaluations. Evaluation Science and Research interns will also assist in managing and updating the online "Fact Clipboard" and other resources for the department including factsheets related to tobacco research. Interns will be expected to clearly communicate tobacco control literature and reports to audiences including internal departments or the public. Ideal candidates are detail oriented, possess excellent communication skills, and can work independently as well as collaboratively with other departments and in a fast-paced environment. Current students pursuing their graduate degree in public health are preferred but undergraduate students will be considered. An interest in behavioral research is a plus.

The Youth Activism Intern will provide research & administrative support for the implementation of CAYE initiatives including but not limited to: Youth Activism Fellowship, National Summit for Youth Activism, the Tobacco-Free HBCU Initiative. The intern will also be responsible for the execution of strategies related to promoting and dissemination of the HBCU/Youth Activism toolkits.  Interested applicants are undergraduate students who have an interest in youth outreach, public health education, and health promotion or project implementation.

The Community and Youth Engagement (CAYE) Intern will support Legacy's Community and Youth Engagement expertise center in various function areas and with special projects to broaden their knowledge of social justice, philanthropy and community activism. The intern will be involved in various community initiatives such as smoke-free campuses, Head Start and community health center initiative. Ideal candidates are undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in philanthropy, community activism and social justice and are pursuing a degree in public or business administration, economic, or related fields.

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