Lawrence alum Emily Saltzman (Gender Studies and Psychology, ’07) is now a Community Organizing Coordinator at Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She sent us this posting for an internship. There’s more information available at the Lawrence Career Center.
Internship Posting, Fall and Winter 2008
Public Policy, Community Health and Research Intern
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
About Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Our mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. In fulfilling this mission, we will remain true to our heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.
GMHC’s Division of Public Policy, Community Health and Research (the Division) is a combination of three departments: Public Policy, the Women’s Institute (WI) and the Institute for Gay Men’s Health (IGMH). The Division conducts research, policy analysis, and advocacy in support of science-based prevention, treatment and care policies toward HIV/AIDS. The Division also addresses the related issues of health care access and health disparities, substance abuse, equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, racial and economic justice, gender inequality, and other related issues.
The Division Intern(s) would be responsible for working with Division staff on federal, state and city policies related to HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, social service provision and general social justice concerns. A particular emphasis on HIV prevention will be prevalent, especially through the work of WI and IGMH.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care. Examples of research topics include immigration, prison health issues and best practices for HIV prevention and treatment.
• Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings.
• Outreach – distribute flyers and other materials throughout the city promoting research and prevention projects
• Data collection and management – distribute surveys, conduct interviews and assist with focus groups; data entry, analysis
• Literature review – research information such as articles and papers on different sexual health, attend relevant coalition meetings, participate in local lobby visits.
• Analyzing policies and budgets.
• General office administration.
Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Candidates need strong research, writing, and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.
Interns must commit to working a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 12 weeks.
Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
The Tisch Building – 8th floor
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011-1913
Or email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org