Intern, Health Through Action
Organizational Description The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. APIAHF has five policy priorities: expand access to healthcare, improve quality of healthcare, ensure a diverse and culturally competent healthcare workforce, increase data and research, and increase investment in community-based health programs. Founded in 1986, APIAHF advocates on health/healthcare challenges of these communities, provides technical assistance and training towards capacity development, provide health and U.S. Census data analysis and information dissemination, and convene regional and national conferences.
The internship program is part of the APIAHF policy priority to support pipeline and workforce diversity. The strategy mentors individuals and builds their capacity to develop data, research, policy, and/or advocacy initiatives and strategies that address Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander health issues. Most importantly, the program results in the development of a cadre of young people who will exercise leadership in the field of data, research, policy, and/or advocacy related to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. To ensure ongoing capacity building, APIAHF staff meets and engage in communication with the interns on a regular basis (at least semi-annual) through listservs, online groups, luncheons, etc. after end of internship.
Interns will be selected from a wide range of disciplines including public health, social works, social sciences, health services, etc.
Title: Health Through Action Intern
Hours: 20-37.5 hours per week (now through September 2009)
Reports to: Community Capacity Program Director
Location: 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Job Summary The Intern will learn the health/healthcare needs and challenges of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, review data and literature and develop related products. These products will be used to raise visibility of the health/healthcare issues of these communities with researchers, funders, and policymakers at national, state, and local levels. This internship is also a great opportunity to network with APIAHF’s partner organizations across the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Learn how a national policy advocacy organization addresses the health and healthcare needs and challenges of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
Review data and literature on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander health.
Assist with developing and producing print and electronic documents (e.g. briefs, fact sheets, data charts, etc.).
Data coding, entry, and analysis.
Network with APIAHF staff and APIAHF’s partner organizations across the country.
Participate in related meetings, events, and other functions.
Perform other duties as assigned (e.g. photocopying, mailings, administrative work).
Undergraduate (at least 2nd year) or Graduate (any level) in public health, social work, or related fields.
Proficiency with general personal computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet applications in a Windows environment.
Experience, knowledge, and/or desire to gain experience in data, research, policy, and advocacy issues of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.Interested in underserved population issues.Ability to work independently.
Experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Publisher, and Access.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume (email preferred) to:
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Attn: HR – HTA Intern450 Sutter Street, Suite 600San Francisco, CA 94108