Internship Opportunities

The responsibilities will vary based on applicant skills and the business needs of the organization. The schedule is flexible but we are looking for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Interns will work with all staff in the organization. Our internships are either stipend based or unpaid for college credit.


  • Communications Intern: Assists with developing written material to include (but not limited to) fact sheets, press releases, web content, blog posts, web design, event notices, and presentations; Writing and posting items to our website and social media; Prepare content for posting on HES’ website and social media sites; create content for social media sites when appropriate/necessary; Work with HES’ executive director to make all necessary updates to HES’ website
  • Policy & Advocacy Intern: Working with staff and allies to organize grassroots and advocacy campaigns; Researching topics and issues and synthesizing the information; Assist in preparing reports, papers, and statements for a variety of audiences on relevant topics; Prepare talking points and presentations on health equity issues. We are currently accepting Fall applications only.
  • Program Intern:  Work with HES’ program manager to organize and manage events – including HES workshops, conferences, and webinars; prepare content for HES monthly newsletters; assist in researching relevant information for updating HES workshop content; assist in developing and managing spreadsheets for tracking programmatic data
  • All interns will provide broad administrative support for the organization (as needed)

Job Specifications:

License:                       No licenses required for this position

Education:                  Associates or Bachelor’s degree in progress; Masters degree in progress preferred for higher level research projects

Experience:                Knowledge of and passion for health equity and advocacy preferred; knowledge of and skills in communications, coalition building, web design, research; program development and/or management.

Skills:                          Problem solving; interpersonal, computer, verbal and written communication skills; time management; excellent organizational skills necessary

Other:                          Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Internet Applications; Social Media platforms

Characteristics:        Individual self-starter with good judgement; work well as part of a team, work well in a fast-paced environment; able to able to organize and manage multiple activities at one time, detail oriented and communicate professionally. Good attitude and must enjoy thoughtful conversations about policy, advocacy, and health equity.  

Supervisor:               Executive Director or Program Manager

Job Context:              Indoors, office, constant repetitive motions, constant sitting, occasional standing, stooping, no environmental or job hazards, occasional light work; occasional in-state travel

How to Apply:               Forward your cover letter and resume to with the following subject line: Materials for Internship.