The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating endometriosis, a debilitating reproductive disease that affects one in ten women of childbearing age in the United States. Founded by Tamer Seckin, MD and Padma Lakshmi, the EFA’s initiatives support its mission by focusing on advocacy, funding targeted research, educating medical professionals, and increasing disease awareness among the general public.
The EFA seeks a NYC based intern for The Endometriosis Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition (ENPOWR) Project for a one or two semester position. The internship will focus on program implementation through health education presentations in the field, as well as data collection and analysis. There are also opportunities to participate in strategizing on a broader scope, by participating in a range of EFA projects depending on the intern’s interests. The ideal candidate will utilize his/her skill set to identify opportunities for organizational growth within the parameters of its mission. The intern will engage with EFA personnel at all levels, patients, health care providers, NYS government officials and our vast network of stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical public health experience, to help shape an evolving program, and to address the critical unmet need related to endometriosis awareness.
The intern must be passionate about reproductive and/or women’s health issues, as well as have an ability to work well with adolescent populations and comfort with public speaking. The intern will be required to collaborate virtually and to travel throughout NYC as needed. Scheduling and hours are flexible.
Students actively pursuing an MPH, MEd, MSW, or comparable. Additionally, undergraduate students actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Education, Social Work or comparable may be considered.
Dynamic speaker, especially when speaking about reproductive health topics
Self-starter and forward thinker
Ability to engage and motivate adolescents, especially high school level teens
Ability to work independently, synthesize medical information, and convey technical information to a range of audiences
Highly proficient Microsoft Office skills
Fluency in another language desired but not required
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