Office of the President Intern
Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include cardiovascular health, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make Vital’s work more inclusive. All internships at Vital Strategies and Resole to Save Lives are paid opportunities. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply.
At Vital Strategies we value learning and personal development which is why we believe it is important to mentor future leaders who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the public health sector. As a Vital intern you will have the chance to develop skills and contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments that can help jump start your career in public health.
The Office of the President is seeking a summer intern who has a passion for bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to the workplace and public health. The intern would design a resource library and identify content to include which will serve as a hub for learning materials and guide DEI level setting and learning initiatives organization wide. The intern will report to the Deputy CEO and collaborate with Vital’s DEI Task Force’s Learning and Unlearning work group.
The Resource Library is a living document that serves as a means for Vital staff to stay current on DEI related issues as they apply to our specific areas of work, and to inform the development of DEI activities in our own workplace. Resources will be accessible by all staff for use by both individuals for their personal pursuit of education and development in these areas, as well as for use by programs or groups to supplement other DEI initiatives like book/journal clubs, movie screenings, all-staff newsletters, recommendations for resources from external project partners, or a source for planning brownbag/speaker events.
Education and Work Experience
Skills and Knowledge