Openings with Empowerment Health
Programming and Development Intern
Job Description: The Programming and Development Intern will play a critical role in laying the foundation of this new nonprofit. The intern’s primary responsibility is to manage the daily development operations of the organization and to take a leadership role in programming initiatives. Among other responsibilities, this role would include nonprofit development and outreach, website design/content development, grant planning, event planning, and database development. The intern is directly responsible to the Board President, along with the other Board members, with the time commitment including weekly one-on-one meetings, monthly committee meetings and progress reports, as well as a weekly flexible schedule of approximately 5-10 hours to complete projects.
Web Development Intern
Job Description: The Web Development Intern will play a critical role in managing and developing the website of this new nonprofit. The intern’s primary responsibility is to manage the daily upkeep of the website, enhance the functionality, and improve upon the ease of usage. Among other responsibilities, this role would include working on graphic design, increasing web page interactivity, sharpening the website design and layout, developing on page content, and collaborating on database development. The intern is directly responsible to the Board President, along with the other Board members, with the time commitment including weekly one-on-one meetings, monthly committee meetings and progress reports, as well as a weekly flexible schedule of approximately 5-10 hours to complete projects.
What’s it like to intern with Empowerment Health?
“Having interned with Empowerment Health for 7 months, I can tell you first-hand that this is a rewarding opportunity to work with the Afghan community and an incredible team of interdisciplinary, compassionate health-care leaders. I learned so much about the ins and outs of addressing international public health issues from a grassroot perspective. While being a part of the EH family, I recognized the severity of maternal health and saw how grassroots and nonprofit administration can help answer healthcare inequalities. I am fortunate for the opportunity to participate in the start-up of a dynamic nonprofit pursuing meaningful change and I strongly encourage you to join the EH community.”
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University (Class of 2012)
EH: Programming and Development Intern (2011-2012)
Currently: Johns Hopkins Medical School
“My internship with Empowerment Health has been one of the most positive influences in my undergraduate experience. Although working with EH only required a moderate time commitment, I found myself directly involved in the programs and decisions of a startup non-profit in the field of global health. Empowerment Health is incredibly unique in that it couples the thoroughness of an academic approach with the kind of action-oriented practicality that get stuff done in the communities we serve. I found myself working with a range of professionals based in different countries and got a feel for the type of collaboration that is necessary to influence health outcomes on a broad scale. Further, the support from the members of EH is unparalleled; the members of the board, although all volunteers, were very active in my own professional development and were a guiding force in my path as a pre-med.”
“My internship with EH has been a wonderful learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a tremendously diverse group of people (in Baltimore as well as in Afghanistan) and learn about the workings of a start-up in global health. Unlike most other internships, not only did EH gave me complete freedom and flexibility to explore areas of global health that do not fall under their umbrella, but also encouraged me to initiate conversations and establish programs that interest me. Even as an intern, I was made to feel as much a part of the team as a Board member. Thank you, EH, for such an incredible internship experience!