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Special Events & Communications Internship

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Join the Breathe California team as we fight lung disease, advocate for clean air, and advance public health. As part of the agency’s efforts to promote community health, we are currently looking for a Special Events & Communications Intern to assist in executing the agency’s annual events and building awareness of Breathe California’s mission and events.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct targeted outreach for our special events, including the VIP Party and the Clear The Air Film Fest (www.cleartheairfilmfest.org).
  • Assist the Communications Team in the creation of media materials, including press releases, media advisories, public service announcements, and key messages related to our special events.
  • Clear The Air Film Festival
    • Assist in outreach to local school districts, middle and high schools, private schools and colleges through phone calls, emails, follow up
    • Connect with film organizations in the bay area to participate and help promote event
    • Confirm festival judges and review film entries
  • Research in-kind sponsorship opportunities for events.
  • Research and develop external avenues to promote and publicize events/programs.
  • Assist in the development of potential partnerships with other agencies and organizations.

Qualifications:

    • Interest in the public relations, communications and/or journalism fields.
    • Responsible and dedicated with a desire to serve the community.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Outgoing and flexible with a willingness to work under deadlines.
    • Must be a non-smoker.
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
    • Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs.
    • Creative thinker.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
    • Multimedia background a plus.

Benefits:

  • Gain real-world knowledge of the non-profit and health services sector.
  • A hands-on learning experience in public relations and communications.
  • Being part of a grassroots effort to make a difference in the community.

Hours: 10 – 20 hours weekly.
This is a volunteer internship position. A small travel stipend will be provided and it may be utilized for school credit where eligible.

Contact: Please send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Tanya Stevenson at tanyas@ggbreathe.org. No phone calls please.


Oxygen For You (O24u) Program Internship

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Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health.

Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate level intern to assist with the O24u Environmental Education Program. Small travel stipend available to help support local travel.

The O24u™ (Oxygen for You) Environmental Education program is a multi-week after-school program that empowers elementary school children (grades 4 & 5) in under-served communities to make a change for clean air by integrating non-toxic substances in their homes, incorporating reduce, recycle, reuse, and rot habits into their everyday lives, and encourages them to be advocates for clean air in their community. Equipped with health education and the tools necessary to improve their indoor and outdoor environments, children learn to manage health risks and prevent environmental related illnesses such as asthma.

The O24u Intern will support the program coordinator in:

  • Preparations for O24u facilitator trainings and O24u sessions
  • Input and analysis of pre/post-program participant, family, and facilitator survey information
  • Research air quality and health issues
  • Write and share relevant environmental health content
  • Promotion of the program via social media
  • Program evaluation
  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a college or graduate student in environmental sciences, social sciences, public health, education, communication, or similar program
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with lung/environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Self-starter who likes to learn and contributes well to a team
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Non-smoker

Contact: Please send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Audrey Abadilla at audreya@ggbreathe.org. No phone calls please.


Public Health Air Quality Education Internship

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking a college student or graduate student-level intern to serve as a year-long Air Quality Education Intern. This new position will be responsible  for helping complete a review of the Air Quality Improvement Projects in the Bay Area, contribute to air quality-related social media posts, conduct interviews and write blog posts/newsletter articles, and more. Great opportunity for public health or environmental studies student interested in Bay Area air quality issues. This internship is made possible through the support of Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Location: Downtown San Francisco – (near the Montgomery Street BART station)

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health.  We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research.  We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Help evaluate Breathe CA Air Quality programming; review surveys and evaluation data (may include some data entry)
  • Interview local Air Quality experts
  • Summarize local air quality initiatives in different communities
  • Develop and contribute to blog posts and social media posts about air quality initiatives
  • Organize, categorize and analyze findings and summarize these in a coherent and concise report
  • Present findings and make recommendations to relevant program managers and senior leadership
  • Office assistance during major organizational events

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a college student or as a Master or Doctoral program student in environmental sciences, social sciences, public health, education, communication, or similar
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of research findings
  • Desire to support Breathe California’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with Lung/Environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Self-starter who likes to learn and contributes well to a team
  • Non-smoker

Training: Breathe California staff will provide general training about the agency, its mission and history. The project timeline will be planned and structured through a partnership on this Air Quality Education Internship. While Breathe California has clear goals for this project, your personal and professional goals will be essential to this unique project and considered in each step.

Commitment: At least 5-7 hours/week for one year, for a minimum of 240 hours.  Days and hours are negotiable and a stipend will be provided each month at least 24 hours are completed.

Benefits: This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern California. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (MPH, EdD, PhD, etc.).

This is a great resume builder!  Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe California to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested.  Small monthly stipends will be available to help support local travel to the downtown San Francisco office.

Application Process:  If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, CEO, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org. Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.


Public Health Summer Internship

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking a college student or graduate student-level intern to serve as a Public Health Summer Intern.  Intern will be responsible for research on different topics, short report writing, social media assistance, and more.

Location: Downtown San Francisco – (near the Montgomery Street BART station)

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health.  We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research.  We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Research different lung health issues (literature and data review)
  • Interview program participants/lung health leaders
  • Develop and contribute to blog posts and social media posts
  • Write reports and present findings
  • Office assistance during major organizational events
  • Occasional assistance during offsite programs
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a college student or as a Master or Doctoral program student in environmental sciences, social sciences, public health, education, communication, or similar
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of reports
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Knowledge of/interest in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with nonprofits or health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Self-starter who likes to learn and contributes well to a team
  • Social media experience, especially Twitter and Facebook
  • Non-smoker

Training: Breathe CA staff will provide general training about the agency, its mission and history. The project timelines will be planned and structured through a partnership. While Breathe CA has clear goals for summer projects, your personal and professional goals will be closely considered.

Commitment: 20-30 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer.  Days and hours are negotiable.


Public Health Communications Intern

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate level student intern to help focus new efforts on social media and other communication outlets. The intern is in charge of identifying, reach out to potential new partners, and helping to update & streamline the messaging and communication for this fabulous 109-year-old organization.

Location: San Francisco – 1 Sutter Street at Market – steps away from the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Share articles, programs and research with our supporters, primarily in the lung health areas of: Asthma, Tobacco Control, Community Health, Air Quality, Tuberculosis, Cancer, and Advocacy
  • Review program reports and data for article development and outreach
  • Assist with the development of digital and/or print newsletters
  • Organize, categorize and analyze findings and summarize these in a coherent and concise manner to share with the public
  • Make recommendations to relevant program managers and senior leadership
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a program in communications, social sciences, public health, health education, or similar
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of communication and messaging
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with Lung/Environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Non-smoker

Training: Breathe CA staff will provide general training about

the agency, its mission and history. The project timeline will be planned and structured through a partnership on this project. While Breathe CA has clear goals for this project, your personal and professional goals will be considered.

Commitment: 20-30 hours per week for at least 8 weeks over the summer. Days and hours are negotiable.

Benefits: This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern CA. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (AE-C, MPH, EdD, PhD).

This is a great resume builder!  Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe CA to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested.

Small travel stipend available to help support local travel to San Francisco office.

Application Process:

Up to two positions may be filled for this project.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, President & CEO, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org.
Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.

Volunteer Coordinator

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Location: San Francisco, CA
1 Sutter Street at Market – steps away from the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, Unpaid Volunteer Position

Employment Type: Part-Time

Department: Volunteer

Description: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate (Breathe CA) is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to organize, coordinate and manage the operations of the organization’s volunteer programs. The organization utilizes volunteers for office assistance, public health programs in the community, data entry, event assistance (day of and preparation), internships, and special projects.
This position is part-time approximately 2 days per week with flexibility on evenings and weekends a couple of times a year (e.g., annual bike event) and will remain open until filled.

Duties: Coordinates day-to-day operations of volunteer programs, ensures Breathe California Golden gate volunteer policies and procedures are consistently complied with at all levels.

Qualifications:

  • Education: 2 years of post-secondary education required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of experience as a volunteer with a nonprofit or for-profit organization or comparable work experience. Preferred candidate will have excellent customer service skills, experience with volunteer coordination, able to work in a fast paced environment, support multidisciplinary departments and working knowledge of MS Excel.

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Application Process: Please submit a resume (no phone calls) and cover letter detailing your interest in the position and the organization, as well as why you believe you make the ideal candidate for the position to: Tanya Stevenson, EdD, MPH, Breathe California Golden Gate, via email at: Tanyas@ggbreathe.org.


Public Health Communications Intern

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate level student intern to help complete the second phase of a communications project focusing on social media and other communication outlets.  The intern is in charge of identifying, reach out to potential new partners, and helping to update & streamline the messaging and communication for this fabulous 108-year-old organization.

Location: San Francisco – 1 Sutter Street at Market – steps away from the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Share articles, programs and research with our supporters, primarily in the lung health areas of: Asthma, Tobacco Control, Community Health, Air Quality, Tuberculosis, Cancer, and Advocacy
  • Review program reports and data for article development and outreach
  • Assist with the development of digital and/or print newsletters
  • Organize, categorize and analyze findings and summarize these in a coherent and concise manner to share with the public
  • Make recommendations to relevant program managers and senior leadership
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a program in social sciences, public health, health education, or similar
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of communication and messaging
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with Lung/Environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Non-smoker

Training: Breathe CA staff will provide general training about the agency, its mission and history. The project timeline will be planned and structured through a partnership on this project. While Breathe CA has clear goals for this project, your personal and professional goals will be essential to this unique project and considered in each step.

Commitment: 15-20 hours per week for at least one semester. Days and hours are negotiable.

Benefits: This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern CA. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (MA, MPH, EdD, PhD). This is a great resume builder! Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe CA to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested. Small travel stipend ($50) available to help support local travel to San Francisco office.

Application Process:

Up to two positions may be filled for this project.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, President & CEO, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org. Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.
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Public Health Research and Evaluation Internship

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking a Master’s or Doctoral level intern to help complete a study of the evaluation methods and data collected through Breathe CA programming. The results will be summarized in a concise report and presentation. The researcher is in charge of exploring, monitoring and evaluating methods that exist within specific Breathe CA programs and producing new ideas that may be useful for the future to measure successes.

Location: San Francisco – 1 Sutter Street at Market – steps away from the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Research effects and impact of Breathe CA programming in at least two of the following areas: Asthma, Tobacco Control, Community Health, and Advocacy
  • Review surveys and evaluation data (may include some data entry)
  • Organize, categorize and analyze findings and summarize these in a coherent and concise report
  • Present findings and make recommendations to relevant program managers and senior leadership

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master or Doctorate program in social sciences, public health, education, or similar
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of research findings
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with Lung/Environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities

Training: Breathe CA staff will provide general training about the agency, its mission and history. The project timeline will be planned and structured through a partnership on this evaluation project. While Breathe CA has clear goals for this evaluation project, your personal and professional goals will be essential to this unique project and considered in each step.

Commitment: 30-40 hours per week for at least one semester or 10 weeks over the summer. Days and hours are negotiable.

Benefits: This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful research project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern CA. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (MA, MPH, EdD). This is a great resume builder! Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe CA to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested. Small travel stipend ($100) available to help support local travel to San Francisco office.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, President & CEO, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org. Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.


Public Health Research and Marketing Internship

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Purpose: Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking a Master’s or Doctoral level intern to help complete the second phase of a study of the lung health programs and resources available in nine northern CA counties. The results and recommendations will be summarized in a concise report and presentation and databases formatted for web use. The researcher is in charge of identifying, reach out to potential new partners, updating & streamlining the resources database for public use, reviewing funding opportunities, and recommending mission-aligned strategies for future implementation.

Location: : San Francisco – 1 Sutter Street at Market – steps away from the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Research existing programs and resources in the following areas: Asthma, Tobacco Control, Community Health, Air Quality, Tuberculosis, Cancer, and Advocacy
  • Review program reports, evaluation data, and funding opportunities
  • Organize, categorize and analyze findings and summarize these in a coherent and concise report
  • Present findings and make recommendations to relevant program managers and senior leadership

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master or Doctoral program in social sciences, public health, education, or similar
  • Knowledge of and experience with non-profit programming and evaluation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative initiative for the design and presentation of research findings
  • Desire to support Breathe CA’s mission and programs
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for working with Lung/Environmental health programs
  • Commitment to serving low income communities
  • Non-smoker

Training: Breathe CA staff will provide general training about the agency, its mission and history. The project timeline will be planned and structured through a partnership on this evaluation project. While Breathe CA has clear goals for this evaluation project, your personal and professional goals will be essential to this unique project and considered in each step.

Commitment: 30-40 hours per week for at least one semester or 10 weeks over the summer. Days and hours are negotiable.

Benefits: This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful research project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern CA. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (MA, MPH, EdD). This is a great resume builder! Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe CA to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested. Small travel stipend ($100) available to help support local travel to San Francisco office.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, President & CEO, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org. Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.