Health and Resources Intern

Opportunity Type: Internship

FIGHT Program: AIDS Library

This position for Health and Resources Intern is ideal for a student looking for experience in medical or legal reference as well as individuals interested in health justice from a variety of disciplines. It supports experience in delivery of information and an understanding of the AIDS pandemic through direct service to those infected and affected. Internships are available on an unpaid, for school credit, basis.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Ally Richman, Library and Digital Literacy Manager at arichman@fight.org.

About the AIDS Library: The AIDS Library is a small heath library at Philadelphia’s largest AIDS Service Organization, Philadelphia FIGHT. It serves people living with HIV and at risk, social workers and other providers, activists and the general public. We strive to provide consistent, high quality information and referral services to our community.

Hours

Schedule to be determined during the hours of Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Prison Health News

    Develop fact sheets, content, or resources for Prison Health News, a quarterly publication mailed to over 5000 incarcerated individuals to provide accurate, reliable, and relevant health, reentry, activism, and legal information.
    Work with Library staff and FIGHT clinicians to identify and answer information requests.
    Maintain database of correspondence and file completed requests.

Online and Print Publications

    Work with the Care Outreach and Resources Librarian to cultivate relationships with social service organizations to develop the Greater Philadelphia AIDS Resource Guide and the Philadelphia Housing Guide, which are printed annually for June issue.
    Work collaboratively with staff to develop information on reentry planning for the annual update of the Discharge Planning Manual and the publication/mailing of Prison Health News.

Public Services

    Assist staff on the Library Information Desk when the AIDS Library is open to the public and collecting all necessary statistical information.
    Assist users in accessing information online in the Library computer classroom.
    Answer information and referral requests using the Greater Philadelphia AIDS Resource Guide.

Qualifications

Required

  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team with diverse populations.
  • Excellent reading, communication and reasoning skills; detailed oriented.
  • Experience in MS Office 2010 applications, esp Excel, and strong internet search skills.

Desired

  • Background knowledge of LGBTQ issues, mass incarceration, HIV/AIDS.
  • Background knowledge of barriers to reentry to formerly incarcerated people.

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