What you’ll get to do:
1. Contribute to AMCHP’s emerging issues portfolio on topics including harm reduction, maternal mental health and substance use, and the intersection of behavioral health with race and racism
2. Monitor and provide analysis on national and state level behavioral health policy
3. Develop an AMCHP podcast episode from conceptualization to dissemination
4. Learn and utilize web-based platforms including Twitter, Canva, and Infogram for communicating educational content to AMCHP’s members
5. Support the new AMCHP Evidence-Informed Policy Initiative through the development of training materials for MCH leaders
Examples of Work:
1. Conduct research on policies surrounding mental health and substance use disorder screening and mandatory reporting for MCH populations
2. Develop a podcast episode for AMCHP’s podcast series, “MCH Bridges,” including identifying speakers, writing interview questions, learning, and utilizing the podcast editing software, and promoting the episode
3. Support the development of a series of policy trainings for the MCH workforce as part of AMCHP’s Evidence-Informed policy initiative
4. Collaborate with MCH mental health and substance use thought leaders in identifying emerging needs and success stories
5. Support AMCHP’s participation in social media events and awareness efforts around MCH behavioral health
6. Other related activities as assigned
You’ll bring these qualifications:
• Strong interest in maternal and child health (mental health and/or substance use knowledge preferred)
• Knowledge of basic principles, theories, and tools for social justice and health equity
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
• Experience in social media, web communications, or web tools
Abilities: Self‐motivated with strong organizational skills; the ability to work effectively in a team environment; and the ability to work effectively remotely/in a telework environment. Steadfast commitment to AMCHP’s core values.
Education: At least three years in a bachelor’s program in public health, public policy, social work, or other related field, or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to perform the position’s duties.
Internship Duration (exact start/end date can be negotiated based on AMCHP’s and the intern’s needs)
• Start Date: Mid-May 2022
• End Date: Mid-August 2022
Hours/Compensation: 15-20 hours per week at $20 per hour. Exact dates/times can be negotiated. Note: Benefits are not provided.
View the full job description and application instructions online here.