Title: American Medical Student Association Syringe Access Internship
Location: Work remotely
Timing: Summer 2019, 8-10-week commitment, 20-25 hours/week
Reports to: AMSA Senior Manager of Education & Advocacy & Education and Advocacy Fellow
How to apply:
Internship is restricted to verified AMSA members. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with application closing May 10, 2019 at 11:59PM PST. To apply please send a cover letter describing your interest/experience with this topic, a resume, and writing sample to email@example.com. Please include your AMSA membership number in your cover letter. Direct any questions to Becky Martin, AMSA Senior Manager of Education and Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through its AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN) and associated Steering Committee of AMSA students, AMSA will be undertaking a campaign to increase awareness of the efficacy of syringe exchange programs (SEPs), syringe access programs (SAPs), and other harm reduction strategies. The summer 2019 intern will provide valuable support to this developing campaign working directly with AMSA’s Education and Advocacy Fellow, AIDS Action Network, and its steering committee. The primary objective of this new campaign will be to support ongoing educational and advocacy opportunities to prevent HIV and support PWID live healthier lives by building awareness and support for SSPs among medical trainees, physicians and policymakers. The goal for summer 2019 phase of the campaign is to create a strategic plan that identifies key targets, institutions, individuals, and organizations which AMSA chapters/members can influence. The work objectives for the summer intern will be to:
Students from all geographical locales (both domestic and international) are encouraged to apply and can work remotely throughout the summer. Priority will be given to medical student members of AMSA, close proximity to Washington DC and/or communities with multiple medical schools nearby is an advantage. Exact dates of internship are flexible given varying student schedules, the work flow could also be adjusted to fit an 8-week time-frame.