Public Health Leadership Opportunity with UAID (virtual)

April 29, 2022

United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) is a national non-profit organization that empowers students to eliminate health inequities locally. 

We are pleased to announce open remote internship positions on the UAID National Board. If you are interested in social justice and are looking for a leadership opportunity in public health, please apply below.

Deadline is 11:59 pm EST on June 3, 2022. Preference will be given to those who apply early.

Please also note that due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to consider any additional materials beyond the application below.

Selected interns must:

  • Have strong leadership, teamwork, communication (verbal and written), analytical, conflict resolution, and organizational skills

  • Be comfortable working remotely and have the ability to video conference

  • Be able to commit 6-8 hours per week to the position

  • Be able to commit at least one academic year to the position (summer 2022 - end of summer 2023)

  • Report to their team director/co-directors

  • Collaborate with 2-3 other interns on their team and 10-14 other interns on the National Board

  • Attend and contribute to weekly or bi-weekly team meetings

  • Attend and contribute to monthly National Board meetings

  • Be passionate about public health and health equity

  • Be willing to learn and adapt

Note: Although most interns are current or recent undergraduate or graduate students, there is no eligibility criteria based on student status. This is an unpaid internship, but is eligible for academic credit, practicum or fieldwork hours, or community service hours.

Selected interns will be placed on one of two teams: Community Projects Team or Impact Team.

Community Projects Team: The Community Projects Team interacts directly with the presidents and vice-presidents of UAID's 15 university Chapters. This team supports Chapters in planning, implementing, and evaluating a community project that addresses a health issue in the local community. This team also helps Chapters with their development and growth (e.g. operations management, member recruitment and retention, marketing, fundraising, event planning), which may require extra creativity and flexibility this year given changes to the usual school environment. As an intern, you will be responsible for regularly meeting with and guiding 1-4 Chapters throughout the academic year. This team is a good fit for those interested in learning more about public health issues and practices, and for those wanting to exercise leadership ability through frequent problem-solving. Interns will gain skills in community-based research, project development and evaluation, community outreach and partnership building, cultural competency, systems thinking, and more! Learn more about community projects here.

Impact Team: The Impact Team helps execute organizational strategy at the national level. This year, the impact team’s priorities will include organizing a virtual national conference, publishing a peer-reviewed student journal, creating webinars on health equity topics, maintaining social media, and tracking key metrics of performance at both the National and Chapter levels. The Impact Team does not interact directly with any Chapters. Interns will gain skills in project management, communication, data collection and analysis, continuous quality improvement, and more!

Apply by June 3