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Health Literacy Internship - Champions for Health

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Champions for Health

Public Health

Health Literacy Internship Description

Position: Health Literacy Intern (unpaid)

Employer: Champions for Health (CFH)

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Champions for Health is a nonprofit organization (Tax ID #95-2568714) dedicated to help those without or limited access to healthcare. Our internship provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development and will prepare the intern to be an ambassador in their profession. Interns will have frequent contact public health experts, physicians, civically-minded health professionals and health organizations. Interns will have the opportunity to aid our mission to provide pro bono specialty care, conduct field research and work along staff dedicated towards a healthy San Diego.

Position Overview:

The Health Literacy intern is responsible for managing and assisting with our Live Well San Diego program, Live Well Speakers Bureau. This program provides free health talks by volunteer medical professionals to increase health literacy and community wellness. Intern will be responsible for researching and recruiting strategic partners, outreach to potential speakers, and evaluate community results. Intern will be assisting with in-house program evaluations, be liaison with community-based organizations and more.

Essential Functions:

This intern will be assisting with managing speaking engagements, recruiting speakers, and evaluating community’s health literacy data. Will be working on county contracts, committee engagements, and will be very hands on with community outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision, the Health Literacy Intern will:

  • Coordinate speaking events in strategic locations and recruit relevant speaker by topic requested.
  • Assess and evaluate programs, perform research on relevant topics, and revise presentation materials as appropriate
  • Assist with partner recruitment and retention
  • Present lectures to group/individuals on a health topic, as appropriate
  • Participate in various partner meetings and attend at least one health presentation.
  • Evaluate participant data and work with team to recommend next steps, if needed.
  • Work with team to create and sustain marketing plan
  • Perform additional job-related duties as assigned


  • Near completion of undergraduate or graduate degree, preferred, in community health education, public health, health promotion or health sciences. *Do not need to be enrolled in a school to be considered*
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus but not required
  • Time commitment: 6 or more hours a week at our office in Kearney Mesa. Flexibility to work some weekends for events.
  • Strong calling to support the underserved through health and medicine.

If interested please email resume/ CV

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About Champions for Health


5575 RUFFIN ROAD, Suite 250, SAN DIEGO, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

To improve community health and wellness, access to care for all, and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism.


Champions for Health, formerly The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation was formed in 2005 as a separate 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization by the San Diego County Medical Society. Our mission is to address the unmet San Diego healthcare needs of all patients and physicians through innovation, education and service.

Our programs and services are focused on increasing access to healthcare services, improving health outcomes and building the future healthcare system.

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Adult Education
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Healthcare




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 6 months

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