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Community Health Education Intern

Community Health Education Intern

Internship Description
Fertility Within Reach is a non-profit organization that advocates for fertility health benefits at the individual, professional, and legislative levels. Fertility Within Reach maintains a strong commitment to the education of the general public through careful research and curricula development. We aim to design and implement an IRB-approved study about the way that people learn about fertility, parenthood, and diseases of the reproductive system. At this position, interns will gain exciting experience in non-profit work and acquire healthcare research skills through the following responsibilities:
  • Work alongside Davina Fankhauser to develop an IRB-approved research survey regarding fertility education for the following populations:
  • Middle school students
  • Parents of middle school students
  • The general public  
  • Develop and execute a dissemination strategy to reach a diverse population of survey respondents 
  • Analyze the results and present the results orally to doctors, academics, and other professionals
  • Transform the survey results into a sex education curriculum to teach middle schoolers about fertlility, parenthood, and diseases of the reproductive system in an age-appropriate, research-oriented, medically accurate, and judgement-free way
  • Assist with the development of nationwide educational materials for adolescents learning about puberty alongside medical professionals, educators, social workers, and legislators.

Non-profit work is exciting and dynamic. The responsibilities of this internship may shift with the direction of our community health initiatives as we are constantly developing new ideas to aid our cause and new responsibilities and projects become available regularly. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Current graduate or undergraduate student studying education, public health, community health, communications, public policy, or a related field
  • A passion for fertility/reproductive health that will translate into community healthcare research
  • Experience with healthcare research or curricula development is preferred, but we are prepared to work with you and teach you these skills 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal skills
  • Able to work independently or in group settings
  • Have own computer and internet access
  • Be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Flexibility, strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to adapt quickly to new projects

Due to COVID-19, this internship will begin remotely. If circumstances change, this internship can include in-person work as well. We can provide a stipend to cover any travel and work-related expenses. 

This is an unpaid position at a minimum of 10 hours per week that will run for the summer term. Given the intern’s interest and availability, the internship may continue during the academic year.

If interested in this position, please either apply on Handshake or send your resume and cover letter to Davina Fankhauser at and Misha Bhatia at