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Go to Dickinson Connect for an online resource for employment searches and applications with a network of companies and programs that are interested in employing Dickinson students. Dickinson Connect is available through the Gateway, under "Student Resources." 

When considering how to get experience that will boost your resume, especially in an area that may not allow you to gain direct experience without a degree (e.g. clinical/counseling), consider giving a couple of hours a week to volunteering. For more information about Dickinson's network for volunteering at relevant agencies, see the Center for Religious Life and Community Services.


Spring 2015 Media & Writing Internship

Who We Are:   Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and Association (PPPA) is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPPA staff coordinate political and issue education efforts with public affairs staff at Pennsylvania’s Planned Parenthood affiliates who serve over 140,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy.

Planned Parenthood Writing Internship: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates team seeks to further our goals by illuminating issues pertaining to reproductive health and issues through weekly blog posts. The blog posts should inform readers of Planned Parenthood’s health services, education, and opportunity for involvement.

Requirements

· Shares the belief in Planned Parenthood’s mission and values 

· Work in our midtown Harrisburg office at least 10- 15 hours a week, provide transportation and parking.

· Independent worker who is well organized and who can self-motivate

· Maintain a regular, but flexible, schedule with hours that suit both the intern and office staff

· Must be tech savvy and experience with various online media, social websites and blogs (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) 

· Must possess a basic understanding of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel). Knowledge of HTML is a plus, but not required

· Experience in marketing, sexual education and/or political advocacy a plus, but not required

Job Description: Applicants must have a strong commitment to social justice issues and/or community health issues. Interns will be responsible for the following tasks for the duration of the internship:

· Create content for PPPA’s blog 

· Research current legislation and other issues which pertain to reproductive health in order to expound on the subject 

· Monitor and report on current or upcoming media that pertains to reproductive health such as movies, TV shows, novels, etc. 

· Generate original ideas for blog posts 

· Provide general administrative support

Please note that this is an unpaid internship that requires at least 15-20 hours per week. This position may qualify for school credit.

To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter, writing sample, and resume as a Word Document or PDF to administration@pppamail.org with “Media & Writing Internship” in the subject line.


Spring 2015 Public Affairs Internship

Looking to start your career in government relations, public policy or nonprofit advocacy? The statewide public affairs office of Planned Parenthood in Harrisburg needs Public Affairs Interns for our Harrisburg office!

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates (PPPA) is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPPA staff coordinate political and issue education efforts with public affairs staff at Pennsylvania’s three Planned Parenthood affiliates who serve over 140,000 patients a year.  Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy.

Requirements: To be considered for an internship with Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Work in our midtown Harrisburg office at least 10- 15 hours a week, provide transportation and parking.

· Create a regular, but flexible, schedule with hours that suit both the intern and the office staff.

· Support the goals and mission of Planned Parenthood, including support of reproductive rights health policy.

· Possess strong interest in politics, and be familiar with the Pennsylvania political system.

· Have sophomore standing or higher.

Internships may qualify for academic credit; applicants are responsible for ensuring completion of all necessary qualifying requirements, and documentation required by their college or university.

Job Description: Applicants must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to reproductive freedom and family planning services verified by references, coupled with a strong interest in government and legislative affairs. Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is necessary, PowerPoint and Publisher are preferred.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks and others as assigned for the duration of the internship.

  • Update informational profiles on Planned Parenthood and its affiliates in Pennsylvania.
  • Serve in a support role for all fundraising efforts such as mailings and events.
  • Participate actively in all planned community or grassroots outreach, such as phone banking, door-to-door and crowd canvassing
  • Complete issue research pertaining to pending or enacted legislation, as well as candidates and potential funding sources.
  • Develop content for PPPA website, and assist in efforts to promote our web presence.
  • Assist in volunteer screening, recruitment, and retention.
  • Develop, maintain and produce materials for legislator education where necessary.
  • Maintain up to date contact information for all members of the PA General Assembly.
  • Assist in issue campaigns.
  • Complete office related tasks.
  • Enter data and manage supporter lists.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of grassroots organizing efforts.
  • Compose correspondence, office materials, meeting materials and press releases.
  • Assist staff with implementation of long-range goals and state-wide efforts.
  • Assist the office staff with day to day operations as appropriate.

To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and resume as a Word Document or PDF to administration@pppamail.org with “Public Affairs Internship” in the subject line.


The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center is currently seeking a Master's level Research Assistant to join our suicide prevention research team. Please feel free to forward this posting to anyone who may be interested. The job ad is pasted below. This would be a great opportunity for candidates thinking about applying for doctoral study to get in-depth clinical research experience. Interested candidates may apply here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/6713. The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center is seeking a clinical research coordinator to assist with ongoing psychosocial research studies in the area of suicide prevention. The candidate will be detail oriented and well-organized to assist in all domains of human-subjects research studies. The primary responsibilities include screening and recruiting new participants for studies by liaising with treatment providers and clients at psychiatric hospitals and clinics, reviewing and obtaining informed consent from patients for clinical research activities, conducting clinical research assessments with individuals at high suicide risk and diagnosed with other psychological disorders, including intake interviews, diagnostic interviews, and neurocognitive tests, maintaining contact with patients to ensure completion of follow-up assessments, managing crises and performing brief interventions for participants at risk for suicide. Other duties include submission and maintenance of Institutional Review Board documentation, and maintaining numerous database, audio and study files. Additionally, the candidate will be tasked with analyzing and coding research data and conducting literature reviews to contribute to manuscripts for publication.



The ADHERE: Addiction and Health Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/adhere/ currently has a new position open to assist Drs. Catherine Stanger and Alan Budney in research on the development and evaluation of psychosocial treatments for adolescents.  The primary focus of this position will be an NIH funded project involving a randomized trial of a family based intervention for adolescent marijuana users that includes working memory training (www.cogmed.com).  This position provides excellent experience for persons seeking to build skills necessary for conducting clinical research, and for those planning to apply to graduate or medical school.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The research assistant will screen potential participants, conduct clinical research interviews and assessments, and serve as a Cogmed (working memory training) coach.
REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the Biological or Social Sciences, a minimum of 1 year of relevant clinical human subjects research experience.  A 2-year commitment to the position is preferred. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have great interpersonal and communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.

Please email resume to Dr. Stanger to apply: Catherine.stanger@dartmouth.edu


ASG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES A DIVERSE WORKFORCE. MULTI-LINGUAL INDIVIDUALS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

Located in Charlottesville, VA, ASG has a $1.3 million operating budget and 15 employees. Participants in our Internship Program work collaboratively with the agency's Executive Director, staff, and community stakeholders, including funders. Interns gain firsthand experience with a diverse portfolio of programs including direct client services, education, prevention, testing and advocacy. Programs and services are funded through Ryan White Part B, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), High Risk Youth and Adult (HRYA), Community HIV Testing (CHT) and the Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates (CHARLI) through the Virginia Department of Health, and the Ready to Respond initiative through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) along with a variety of community foundations and funders. Interns at ASG are engaged in unique learning experiences based on exploring the diverse roles that not-for-profit professionals play in the life and health of the communities we serve while gaining practical knowledge in the delivery of public health programming on the local level. Past interns have developed specific projects in Nonprofit Administration, Health Advocacy and Public Policy, Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis, Health Equity, Strategic Planning, Finance, Development, Health Education, Community Outreach and Behavioral Health.

ASG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES A DIVERSE WORKFORCE. MULTI-LINGUAL INDIVIDUALS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Located in Charlottesville, VA, ASG has a $1.3 million operating budget and 15 employees. Participants in our Internship Program work collaboratively with the agency's Executive Director, staff, and community stakeholders, including funders. Interns gain firsthand experience with a diverse portfolio of programs including direct client services, education, prevention, testing and advocacy. Programs and services are funded through Ryan White Part B, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), High Risk Youth and Adult (HRYA), Community HIV Testing (CHT) and the Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates (CHARLI) through the Virginia Department of Health, and the Ready to Respond initiative through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) along with a variety of community foundations and funders. Interns at ASG are engaged in unique learning experiences based on exploring the diverse roles that not-for-profit professionals play in the life and health of the communities we serve while gaining practical knowledge in the delivery of public health programming on the local level. Past interns have developed specific projects in Nonprofit Administration, Health Advocacy and Public Policy, Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis, Health Equity, Strategic Planning, Finance, Development, Health Education, Community Outreach and Behavioral Health.

For more information on ASG please visit: http://www.asgva.org/.