Digital Media Intern, Overdose Prevention
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 professionals 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.
Vital Strategies Overdose Prevention Program partners with state and local governments and community organizations, to fund and implement interventions and achieve policy and practice changes towards a sustainable reduction in overdose deaths. We are currently working in four states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Our program spans sectors and stakeholders, and focuses in four priority domains related to drug use and overdose:
The Overdose Prevention Program is offering a student internship position with our communications team to support and promote the program’s work. Our media work will promote specific projects funded in the intervention categories listed above, and have a particular focus on the following goals for messaging and advancing public discussion:
Interns tasks would include:
Education and Work Experience
Skills and Knowledge