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2014 Summer Internships
ChildObesity180 is currently accepting applications for two (2) full-time summer 2014 internships.
Healthy Kids Out of School
Healthy Kids Out of School (HKOS) is an initiative of ChildObesity180 that focuses on engaging out-of-school time (OST) programs to impact the childhood obesity epidemic. HKOS partners with some of the country’s leading OST programs to promote three simple principles to guide healthy programming: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart. We are seeking a graduate student intern to help the HKOS team implement these principles within our partner organizations. The student intern will contribute to the development of customized communications, trainings, and other materials to facilitate integration of the principles within the organizations. Additional intern responsibilities may include conducting background research, writing and materials design, and planning for outreach and materials dissemination.
Research and Evaluation
ChildObesity180 is committed to utilizing the best available evidence and to executing a rigorous research and evaluation framework in order to understand the true impact of our organization and its initiatives. We are seeking a graduate student intern to work with our research team to synthesize and analyze existing evidence, and to advance the design, execution, and evaluation of our process and outcome measures. The student intern will be involved with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis. Intern responsibilities may also include literature reviews; and manuscript, abstract, and report preparation.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program in nutrition, public health, or a related field. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite is required.
- For those applying to the Healthy Kids Out of School track, experience with public health materials development is preferred. Experience with health communications and/or graphic design is a plus.
- For those applying to the Research and Evaluation track, good organizational and writing skills are required. Previous experience with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis is preferred, and an interest in furthering skills in data management and analysis is required (e.g., analyzing qualitative interview data; cleaning and analyzing quantitative data from site visits and surveys).
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by March 17, 2014. Please address the following questions in your cover letter, limiting your responses to no more than one (1) single-spaced page:
- Which track are you interested in pursuing (Healthy Kids Out of School or Research and Evaluation) and why?
- Why are you interested in working with ChildObesity180?
- What will make this a successful internship experience for you? If this internship will be used to fulfill a degree requirement, please submit the criteria necessary to receive academic credit for the internship.
- What relevant experience/knowledge/interests do you bring to this internship?
- What is your availability to work from May to August 2014?
Applicants may apply to more than one advertised track (please include a separate cover letter for each), but are only eligible to participate in one track.
In addition to numerous opportunities to advance one’s learning in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment, this is a paid internship.