Community Health Program Intern Community Health Program Intern

United Way of Lane County United Way of Lane County

Location Springfield, OR
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/1/15
Application Deadline 6/26/15
Part Time
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Contact Information [email protected]


We are seeking two part-time interns for Fall 2015 term to assist with the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a collaborative project between United Way of Lane County, Lane County Public Health, PeaceHealth, and Trillium. The purpose of the CHNA is to identify key priority areas where the community can take action to improve overall population health. Specifically, interns will assist in the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment which aims to answer the questions: What is important to our community? How is quality of life perceived in our community? What assets do we have that can be used to improve community health? Interns will gather qualitative data through community focus groups and key informant interviews. This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about community engagement practices and participate in current, real_life public communication and relations situations, while developing communication, facilitation, research, and technical skills. Internship Duties: Focus group preparation and facilitation, content coding of focus groups, one-on-one interviews with community leaders, recording, summarizing, and reporting qualitative data.


Must be currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior at the University of Oregon, preferably working toward a degree in Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, PPPM, or a related field • Experience with interviewing, facilitation, technical writing, and/or qualitative research methods • Excellent written and oral communication skills; extremely comfortable with public speaking • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and ability to prioritize tasks effectively • Ability to work independently and take direction • Interest in community relations, social science research, and public health improvement.