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Internship - Active Living Intern, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Division

Job Description

The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. The BPHC sets an expectation that all staff and leadership commit, individually and as part of the BPHC team, to hold ourselves accountable to establishing a culture of antiracism and advance racial equity and justice through each of our bureaus, programs, and offices.

The Active Living Programs fall under BPHC's Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division. The goal is to increase the physical activity of Bostonians through free exercise classes, active living by design programs, and walking and biking injury prevention programs to encourage more active transportation.
With supervision from the Active Living Program manager, the intern will support physical activity promotion in Boston, help with data collection and program analysis, and support communication efforts such as newsletters, web pages, and social media. They will also help with injury prevention initiatives surrounding pedestrian and bicycling safety.
  • Learn how to develop and improve equitable physical activity programming.
  • Develop communication and community engagement skills by innovating and supporting effective ideas for promoting the Summer Fitness Series and other free physical activity programs to Boston residents.
  • Increase knowledge of public health and social work perspectives to health equity by attending community and internal trainings.
  • Develop an understanding of how social determinants of health can negatively impact a person's activity level and overall health.

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A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.

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15 hours per week for 3 months