Fields: social justice, health, policy, racial justice, social change
Location: Oakland, California
About the Organization: Praxis is a nonprofit movement support intermediary that helps to build power in communities to improve health justice across the United States. We achieve our mission by working in collaboration with groups focused on health equity and justice at local, regional and national levels. Focused on movement building for fundamental change, our mission is to build healthy communities by changing the power relationships between people of color and the institutional structures that affect their lives.
About the Position: Our internships are designed to provide interns with a very real experience of health justice policy, public health training and capacity building, and field organizing. For candidates with extensive training and experience, this will be an opportunity to apply your skills to national projects impacting various communities; for candidates with less direct experience and training, this is an opportunity to learn the current national landscape of community-based organizing, people-centered training methodologies and grassroots campaign strategy, while exploring the fields of public health, health equity and justice, and communications. The work environment at The Praxis Project is fast-paced, creative, and fun, and our team is hardworking and extremely passionate about our mission. This position will support our ambitious growth and impact goals.
The Health Justice Intern (HJI) will report directly to the Praxis Policy Coordinator. Primary responsibilities may include, based on experience:
Support the Policy Coordinator and Praxis\u2019 Executive Director with all aspects of Praxis\u2019 health policy programming, including:
- Supporting Praxis policy and legislative priorities to advance a health equity and justice agenda including contributing research, editing, and writing policy briefs, organizational policy statements, or press releases, and providing administrative support to the Policy Coordinator in contacting legislative offices or partners.
- Supporting internal and external communications regarding health policy matters.
- Supporting training and technical assistance efforts relating to health policy.
- Supporting coalition calls and meetings by coordinating schedules, taking notes, and communicating with partners.
Support the expansion and development of Praxis\u2019 training center. This work concentrates on two primary areas:
- Supporting the development of new training and curricula, and strengthening and streamlining existing materials
- Coordinating incoming training opportunities, providing support from the start of an engagement to wrap-up and evaluation.
Support Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE) in its effort to forge a broad-based movement led by the communities most affected by health inequality in bold, creative and effective ways. This work concentrates on three primary areas:
- Expanding capacity-building support to partners to address the root causes of health inequities;
- Leveraging our networks to advance national initiatives that connect communities with national foundations
- Developing tools and resources based on our extensive evaluation data to improve equity practice in the field
This is a paid, part-time (10-20 hours per week), temporary, non-exempt, partial-benefits-eligible position based in Oakland, CA.
- Demonstrated interest and commitment to equity and justice issues through either personal experience, past employment, or volunteer opportunities;
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required;
- Experience developing and facilitating workshops/trainings preferred but not required.
- Excellent and demonstrable research, writing and communications skills;
- Detail and problem-solving oriented;
- Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mixtec, Triqui especially writing, is a plus;
- Tenacity to see assignments through to the end.
Desired qualifications: skills, knowledge, and abilities
- Basic knowledge of people-centered educational methodologies;
- Strong layout/graphic design skills (experience with Photoshop or similar programs preferred);
- Experience with data visualization (including development of infographics)
Estimated Salary: $16-$20/hour. Interns receive paid sick leave, prorated paid holidays, a monthly transit stipend, reimbursement for business-related use of a personal cell phone, and healthy office snacks.
Deadline: September 7, 2018
The Praxis Project