Career/Internship Opportunities


Internship Opportunities

These flexible virtual internship opportunities allow graduate students and advanced undergraduate students who have completed relevant coursework to acquire important skills within the nonprofit sector. Interning with HEI is a great opportunity to use and expand your skills by working with a team that is passionate about advancing health equity.  As health equity is "trending" as a key topic in a variety of sectors, this is an exciting time to join our team and acquire essential leadership, communication, new media, and/or research skills.

Interns will gain valuable experience working within a strategy-oriented non-profit.  Internships can count towards school credit and internship/fieldwork requirements. Our internship program is highly competitive.  Unless otherwise specified, each intern is required to stay only for one semester (Sept. 10-December 15 for the Fall semester;  or January 15-May 15  for the Winter/Spring semester; or May 16 to August 15 for the Summer semester) but many decide to stay longer. We require a minimum of 10-12 hours/week commitment but also work with academic programs to meet their specifications re: required hours. For a list of past interns, please see the Internship/Practicum section within our Team page.

All of our internships are virtual.  Please see below HEI virtual internship opportunities as well as testimonials from some of our past interns. Interns report to the chairs of our member committees and/or other members of the HEI team.


Conference Planning Intern, New York, New York (Winter 2017/2018) - APPLY NOW!! NEW!

Health Equity Initiative, Inc. (HEI) is seeking a Conference Planning Intern to join the team as we work towards planning our bi-annual conference Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement: A Partnership Summit scheduled to take place on February 23rd 2018. The internship will be from Nov/Dec 2017 through Feb/Mar 2018. HEI is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building and sustaining a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance heath equity. For more on Health Equity Initiative and the 2018 summit, please visit our Webpage.

The Conference Planning Intern is expected to work 6-8 hours a week in multiple roles including independently on assigned projects and with team members engaged in an array of tasks. While the internship is mostly virtual, the intern will be required to attend summit planning meetings at HEI approximately every two weeks and be available all day on Feb 22nd and Feb 23rd 2018 to attend the summit in New York. Read more...

Past Opportunities

Communication and Social Media Internship/Practicum 

We are seeking an excellent communicator, good writer, and avid social media user as a communication intern to support different communication activities, draft communication materials, manage various social media accounts to share HEI news and health equity-related resources, and  help maintain HEI's website.  The intern will research and document the latest news, publications, and resources related to health equity.   He/she will regularly communicate with HEI team to ensure coordination between social media sites as they are updated on a weekly basis. The intern will also help coordinate the development of upcoming activities and/or writing materials for our Sports for Health Equity program; provide support to our online workshop series; regularly update our website; draft reports, media materials,  infographics, and other resources or event-related materials. Excellent researching, communication, writing, technology, and organizational skills are required. The intern should be driven, creative, self-motivated, and be able to keep up with the latest social media and technology trends. In addition, the intern must be familiar with health equity-related issues. Graduate students (public health, communication, marketing, international affairs) preferred. Advanced undergraduate students with relevant experience will also be considered .

Membership Support, Development and Event Planning Internship/Practicum 

We are seeking an intern to assist with membership recruitment strategies and activities, event design and planning, sponsorship-related application research, as well as with the coordination of special activities and fundraising events, and for general support. Specific tasks/skills may include: development and implementation of membership recruitment activities and materials, grantmaker/sponsor-related research, development of online and offline membership recruitment and fundraising tools, membership support, list-serv maintenance and posting, and general events support and coordination.

Previous experience or coursework on membership associations, researching grant/sponsor prospects and/or event coordination is preferred. The intern should be internet-savvy and able to effectively use the Foundation Center’s resources and other internet search tools. The intern should be driven, creative, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal, stakeholder engagement, research, writing, and organizational skills are required. Graduate students only.

What our interns say about HEI internship program...

“Health Equity Initiative's internship, an educationally enriching experience, gives a unique opportunity for interns to learn how a health focused non-profit works.…It was truly a rewarding experience

--Kayla Pinto, past communication and social media intern

“Here at HEI student interns are able to utilize the theories and applications that we learn in classes and apply them to the "real-world" in an environment that nurtures them and sharpens their skills.”

-- Brandy Watts, past communication and social media intern

For a partial list of past interns and related institutions, please see the Internship/Practicum section on our team page.

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