SPHHS Credited Internships Spring 2020
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Paid Internship - $15. per hour
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (www.ahpnet.com), a public health and human services consulting firm located in Sudbury, MA is seeking public health and health sciences majors to work as Program Assistant Interns during the Spring 2020 semester. The intern will help complete project deliverables; support meeting, training, and technical assistance activities; and carry out administrative and logistical tasks.
AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events. Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, health information technology, and population health management.
• Help complete project deliverables
o Carry out discrete tasks and assignments, following up as necessary
o Assist in the preparation of written and online materials (e.g., reports, guidebooks, planning documents, listserv announcements, presentation slides, online surveys)
o Conduct basic research and literature reviews to support assignments in relation to training and technical assistance activities
• Support meeting, training, and technical assistance activities
o Coordinate logistical details of events and meetings (schedule events and meetings, contact speakers, etc.)
o Provide technical support on a variety of platforms, such as GoToWebinar and Adobe Connect
o Take minutes at internal meetings
o Set-up pre-tests and satisfaction assessments to help determine the effectiveness of training sessions in relation to training and technical assistance activities
• Carry out administrative and logistical tasks
o Input data and otherwise maintain tracking systems in relation to training and technical assistance activities
o Respond to phone calls and emails
o Maintain websites
o Print, copy, collate, and mail materials
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Services: Knowledge of behavioral health and/or public health at either the local, state or federal level.
• Cultural sensitivity: Is sensitive to cultural differences and adapts approach accordingly. Experience and sensitivity in working with populations that may be marginalized, including: racial/ethnic/linguistic minority populations, LGBT populations, people experiencing homelessness, and those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders.
• Adaptability/flexibility: Able to rearrange one’s schedule and be responsive to pressing unexpected requests or needs. Able to adjust approach to situation. Able to quickly orient to new assignments, shift gears, and change directions when working on multiple projects at different stages. Able to handle work pressures while maintaining effectiveness, meet multiple short-term deadlines, and handle multiple top priorities.
Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.
Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.
Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:
• Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
• Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
• Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
• Understand program requirements and answer questions
To schedule an interview, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.
Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.