Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MIALSH Offers Paid Internship

Job Description: Public Health Intern for the Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes Coalition (MIALSH). 
20 hours a week with offsite work allowable.  Stipend and college credit options.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and this position will be filled quickly.  First in first considered.

Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes (MIALSH)
MIALSH works to end lead poisoning in the state of Michigan.  We are a strong coalition of public health departments, state health agencies, lead professionals, contractors, rental property owners, lead impacted families and community partners working together to: raise awareness, provide solutions, and work for strong public policy around lead poisoning prevention.  We help to make homes lead safe for Michigan families from the soil in the yard, to the paint on the walls and even the water in the tap. 

This public health intern will work directly with the MIALSH coalition manager and be housed at The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) in Lansing.  MEC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is a coalition of more than 70 organizations created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process.  MEC promotes public policies to ensure that Michigan families will enjoy clear waters, clean beaches, beautiful landscapes and healthy communities for years to come.

Position Description
This public health intern will help support MIALSH by working alongside the coalition manager.  Duties will include helping to plan and execute a State Capitol Lead Education Day including logistics, promoting coalition attendance, scheduling law maker meetings, creating and compiling educational materials for lawmakers and attendees, planning a press event, compiling exit feedback and necessary follow up.  In addition, this intern will have the opportunity to create blog posts, tweets and other communications around lead poisoning prevention for MIALSH and MEC publications.  This intern will have a full State Capitol experience and can anticipate helping to develop public policy and attending legislative hearings in Lansing.  Finally, this intern will participate in monthly MIALSH coalition calls and work to increase membership by identifying under represented areas and help with membership outreach. 

Desired Qualifications and Skills
We are looking for a candidate with a passion for lead poisoning prevention and or public health.  This candidate should be comfortable planning and executing a major event, communicating by phone and have strong writing and organizational skills.  We are looking for someone who wants to work hard, is eager to learn new things and is prepared to take a leadership role on projects.

Serious candidates please e-mail a cover letter, resume and a one page writing sample to: