American Public Health Association (APHA)

  • Affiliate Affairs and National Public Health Week Internship: Spring term 2019 (January-May)

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/5/2018 9:10 AM)
    Job ID
    Length of Assignment
    2-3 months
  • Overview

    The Affiliate Affairs department serves as the liaison to APHA’s 54 state and regional public health associations (“Affiliates”) and manages APHA’s National Public Health Week campaign. Affiliates support the leadership and advocacy work of APHA at the local level, bringing attention to a variety of public health issues, including health equity, ensuring the right to health and health care, and building public health infrastructure and capacity, which affect the health of Americans.  APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, DC.


    National Public Health Week (NPHW) is APHA’s annual public health awareness campaign. In 1995, former President William Jefferson Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week. Each year, APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers, and practitioners about a specific issue important to improving the public’s health; provides partner organizations and members with comprehensive planning, organizing, and outreach materials; and recognizes the many contributions of public health.
    The Affiliate Affairs and NPHW internship provides students with a multifaceted opportunity to learn about various public health issues, the public policy process, planning and implementing a National campaign, and public health practice on the national, state, and local level. The internship offers opportunities for students to work collaboratively with other departments such as Government Relations, Communications, Component Affairs, and the Center for Public Health Policy. Internship assignments may include:
    Affiliate Affairs
    - Drafting and strengthening Affiliate communications
    - Assisting with meeting planning and project coordination
    - Updating online resources and web pages
    - Researching state specific data for factsheets for APHA Public Health Action (PHACT) campaign
    - Coordinating Capitol Hill visits for Affiliates to meet with state representatives
    - Providing administrative support as needed
    National Public Health Week
    - Conducting research for NPHW tools and resources, brochures, and marketing materials
    - Updating NPHW and Affiliate Affairs website content
    - Coordinating outreach efforts to NPHW’s national, state, and local partners
    - Participating in NPHW meeting organization and conference calls
    - Drafting NPHW newsletters and other materials that are sent out to APHA members, Affiliates, and partners
    - Helping to plan national and local events leading up to and throughout NPHW
    - Accompanying staff on lobbying visits and attending public health related events on Capitol Hill and around Washington, DC
    Participate in The Get Ready Campaign public events.


    The Affiliate Affairs and NPHW internship is an unpaid opportunity for current undergraduate or graduate students to gain invaluable and practical experience in a nonprofit setting.
    Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information:
    - Cover letter;
    - Resume;
    - A writing sample;
    - Unofficial transcript;
    - Three references (Employer or Professor - name, title, company name and phone number/email).
    (If you are uploading a pdf document, the document needs to be a file that was created and can be manipulated and converted in order to upload.)
    Deadline date:            Open Until Filled
    EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.


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