Student Health Equity Internships

Position Description:                                                                                                      

Campus Health and CAPS at UNC Chapel Hill are currently seeking two paid, part-time, temporary Student Health Equity Interns. These positions will:

  • Develop and implement targeted initiatives to Black, Indigenous and Students of Color with a goal of improved access to medical and mental health resources
  • Review Campus Health and CAPS policies and practices through a health equity lens
  • Advise Campus Health and CAPS about strategies to better support and serve BIPOC students.

Initial interventions will focus on COVID vaccine education and promotion to populations who have exhibited higher levels of vaccine hesitancy. 

Interns should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively and take initiative on projects that will help the overall goals of Campus Health and CAPS’ health equity efforts. Interns report to the Marketing and Communication Coordinator for Campus Health.

Specific skillsets sought include strong communication skills and an understanding of or willingness to learn about health equity practices on a college campus.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports strategic efforts to reach BIPOC students on campus with health and mental health education and promotion which will require engagement and collaboration with BIPOC student groups and staff including outreach to cultural centers and initiatives.
  • Drafts written and multimedia content for social media, websites, blog, and emails
  • Facilitates opportunities to increase reach of Campus Health and CAPS communication efforts to BIPOC students using digital and in-person initiatives and outreach
  • Delivers inclusive, culturally competent communication and interventions to BIPOC students
  • Serves as representative of Campus Health and CAPS, maintaining a professional and creative digital and in-person presence
  • Serves on Marketing and Health Education committee for Campus Health and the Campus Health Advisory Board
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work 10 hours per week, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Ability to work through 2020-2021 academic year, at minimum
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Understanding of Campus Health and CAPS’ mission, goals, objectives and services
  • Understands public health perspectives on health equity and can apply those at UNC Chapel Hill

Compensation:  $15 per hour

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position has been filled; review of applications will begin immediately. 

Submit a single PDF document to including

  • A letter of interest that details your thoughts on how Campus Health and CAPS can better support BIPOC students at UNC, as well as how you can help reach BIPOC students with health promotion content.
  • A current resume

For more information:

Campus Health

Counseling and Psychological Services

Healthy Heels

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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