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Prevention Advocacy Intern

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Company/Organization: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Description:

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its Prevention Advocacy Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit.

The Prevention Advocacy Intern will work directly with the program team on a wide range of projects related to PrEP awareness and uptake in Chicago, including trainings, community mobilization and social marketing. The Prevention Advocacy intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFCs mission.

This person will work closely with the Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Mens Health and a number of other staff at AFC, and will engage in significant community work with AFCs many partners and allies.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in the educational setting and apply them in a professional setting. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that PrEP for HIV prevention plays in the Chicago epidemic, and be better prepared to work in the field of HIV/AIDS, public health, communications, and public policy.

The Prevention Advocacy Intern will learn:
What PrEP is, how it works, and why its important;
How PrEP is being deployed in Chicago, including opportunities and challenges;
How to mobilize vulnerable communities to improve PrEP awareness.
This internship is unpaid (stipend available), however, AFC can help interns obtain college credit where available. The intern will receive necessary training and staff supervision. AFC requires interns to participate for a minimum of 15 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks, though longer internships are preferred. Public Health majors are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in HIV prevention;
Able to work independently, and to also work in a collaborative environment;
Interest in learning about PrEP and HIV prevention;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Enjoy working with the public in community settings;
Must be flexible and open to new opportunities to engage a variety of stakeholders.

Hours:

15 hours/week

Length/Availability:

8 weeks



Deadline:
09/15/2017
Tags:
internship    prevention    advocacy   
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