Internship Announcements

Opening Date: January 28, 2014
City: Fresno & Bakersfield
State California
Association: American Lung Association in CaliforniaAmerican Lung Association in California, BakersfieldAmerican Lung Association in California, Fresno

Summary:

The American Lung Association in California is looking for enthusiastic and qualified interns to join our dynamic air quality policy team in its Fresno and Bakersfield offices.

TIME COMMITMENT:     Flexible schedule, 15-20 hours/week through June 2014

COMPENSATION:          $15.00/hour, plus expenses

LOCATION:                   Fresno and Bakersfield openings

DATE:                           Open for immediate placement

Internship Description: This part-time internship will provide qualified applicants the opportunity to engage in outreach and advocacy to promote healthy, sustainable communities in the San Joaquin Valley.   This project is part of the American Lung Association in California’s ongoing work to promote strong implementation of Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg), California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act. The goals of SB 375 include supporting the state’s climate protection targets through coordinated land use and transportation planning that reduces vehicle emissions. 

Working with advocacy staff in Fresno and Kern Counties, interns will provide presentations to health and medical organizations and health and medical providers, meet with local elected officials and represent the American Lung Association in California before local and regional policy bodies on issues related to air quality, land use and transportation planning. This work supports the organization’s ongoing campaigns in Fresno, Kern and San Joaquin counties to raise awareness among local and regional elected officials and the public of the health impacts caused by air pollution and climate change and to recruit health voices to advocate within local planning processes.

Qualifications:

Opportunities to build experience and skills through:

  • Outreach to health and medical professionals regarding healthy communities
  • Conducting presentations to medical and health professionals
  • Meeting with local elected officials
  • Providing public testimony at local and regional meetings

Preferred characteristics:

  • Public Health or Public Policy graduate student
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness/ability to travel within Fresno or Kern County
  • Interest in air quality, transportation policy, climate change

Application Procedure:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit TWO documents, both in Word or PDF Format: 1) Cover letter that includes your specific qualifications for this position, educational interests and why you are interested in this position; and 2) Resume.

CONTACT: Heather Dumais at heather.dumais@lung.org or (559) 772-3308.