Opening: Health Communication Intern

The AgriSafe Network has an opening for a Health Communication Intern. AgriSafe is a national 501©3 organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community.

Under the direction of the Health Communications Coordinator, the internship is an unpaid, 2-4 month opportunity with the possibility of extension. It is designed for students to obtain relevant work experience in order to be competitive for future positions in public health or other non-profit/for profit arenas, with an emphasis on agricultural occupational health. AgriSafe is located in Covington, LA; alternative work site arrangements will be considered.

NATURE OF INTERNSHIP DUTIES

The intern will be responsible for supporting staff in continuing education for employers and employees; education programs for high school and college Ag students and emerging issues for agricultural health & safety professionals. Intern duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for day to day management and monitoring of social media profiles with guidance and support from experienced staff. Includes; scheduling daily social media content, monitoring profiles for engagement opportunities, contribution to monthly newsletter, and development of regular social media content for various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads creative and technical material for publications, papers, reports, websites, fact sheets, talking points, news articles, and media templates.
  • Responsible for managing small projects.
  • Conducts research and writing support for interviews of subject matter experts and marketing initiatives and proposals.
  • Monitors media outlets for breaking news related to AgriSafe’s priorities

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Junior, Senior or enrollment as graduate level student in an accredited college or university; majoring in public health, health education, communications, or related field.
  •  Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale.

WORK DURATION & CONDITIONS

Negotiable and flexible. Approximately 4-5 hours a week for a minimum of two months.

ACADEMIC CREDIT AgriSafe will work with intern and student’s advisor to facilitate academic credit. Student may also use the resources they develop to build their career portfolio or enhance their capstone experience.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

A copy of an unofficial college or graduate school transcript must be submitted in order to be considered. A cover letter, resume and (2) professional references/recommendations should also be attached to the application.

All submissions should be sent to: Knesha Rose, Health Communications Coordinator, krose@agrisafe.org, Questions? Call 985-327- 1627.

TIMELINE This internship opportunity is open and based upon student availability and university guidelines.