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KDHRC careers provide freedom to explore many facets of public health programming, dissemination, and evaluation. Our institutional culture is rooted in excellence in our work and collegiality in our relationships. We value mentoring to grow your professional skills.

To learn more about us and explore our opportunities, contact us by email at careers@kdhrc.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION: DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH INTERN

Job Title: Digital Communications and Outreach Intern
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: KDHRC principal research associate

SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the KDHRC communications and research specialist, the communications intern will support corporate social media content generation, program dissemination, and additional institutional outreach and health communication efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications for the internship position include:
1) Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree program, specifically in Public Health or Writing/Communications.
2) Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects, and self-manage time.
3) Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
4) Strong writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.
5) Ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
6) Reliable and secure access to computer and internet.

Preferred qualifications include:
1) Proficient in Photoshop and other Adobe creative software.
2) Bilingual (Spanish).

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
• Support, monitor, and expand our presence on various digital media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
• Collaborate and create unique, program-specific digital media content including graphics and short videos
• Develop and execute effective digital media strategies designed for increasing media engagement, acquiring followers and hosting brand developmental campaigns.
• Establishing digital and in-person partnerships
• Identify and contact potential dissemination outlets

PARAMETERS
Interns will work a minimum of 10 hours per week and are expected to spend at least one work day in our corporate offices in Midtown. There is the potential for up to 30 hours per week and the ability to work remotely, at times.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing assessment to apply.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TAKE-HOME WRITING ASSESSMENT

This writing assessment will assess your abilities to think critically, to express your thoughts concisely, and demonstrate your ability to communicate in digital environments.

Email your response as a Word document to Laura Gover (lgover@kdhrc.com) with the subject line: Take-Home Writing Assessment – Last Name.

Follow style and formatting instructions included in each of the following requests. Follow additional formatting instructions at the end of this document.

Task one: Social Media Post

As a company, it is important that we demonstrate to potential funders, partners, collaborators, and to the communities we serve that we are aware of the current state of public health. The most efficient and timely way of doing so is by writing and uploading digital content to our social channels.

Currently, one of public health’s most critical issues relates to widespread and costly opioid addiction and overdose rates. Read this news article about opioid overdose rates and then craft a series of social media posts to summarize the article.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/health/drug-overdose-rates-2016-study/index.html

• First, write a Facebook post no longer than five sentences
• Then, shorten your Facebook post to 140 characters for a tweet. Be sure to include appropriate hashtags.
• Optional: If bilingual, please translate Facebook and Twitter post from English to Spanish.

Task two: Identifying Dissemination Partners

After a new KDHRC program is created and evaluated, it needs to be disseminated to the community. Typically, we connect with community organizations, national and local chapters of non-profits and research institutes, and research universities to promote and disseminate these materials. Please read the short description of KDHRC’s Latino Health program, Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC). After reading, please conduct research online and identify five (5) potential dissemination contacts.

Include the following information for each point of contact:
• Contact name and title
• Contact email address
• Contact’s organization or affiliation
• Location of Contact or Organization
• Brief description (no more than four sentences) about why this would be an appropriate dissemination contact and additional information you could want to assess their fit with the program.

Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC), is an online information resource that supports community-based nonprofit organizations’ formulation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programs to provide health information to underserved Latinos. Promotores programs use lay community health workers to conduct outreach for health promotion, prevention, and medical treatment, and there is increasing evidence that they improve health outcomes in Latino communities. Through the provision of centralized, scientifically-based information, TPC will build community-based nonprofit organizations’ capacity to use promotores programs effectively. TPC content lives on a website, with content delivered through videos and access to downloadable handouts. All TPC content is produced in both English and Spanish.

Task three: (Optional): Adobe Suite Sample

If you have experience using Adobe Suite Software, including Photoshop or InDesign, please include a sample of your previous work. This can be a flier, program materials, or social media related product.

Additional Formatting Information
Type your answers in a Word document following the requirements below.

Headings
Use bolded headings for each task (e.g. Task one).

Font
Prepare your answers using Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, size 11, in black font color.

File name
Save your document with a descriptive file name using the format LASTNAME_take-home_writing_assessment YYYY MMDD (e.g. GOVER_take-home_writing_activity 2017 0814)