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Environmental Health Education Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: National Environmental Education Foundation

Job Title: Environmental Health Education Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: 20-30 hours/week — Unpaid

Position Dates: Sep. 17, 2012 — Dec. 31, 2012 (flexible)

Application Deadline: Sep. 28, 2012

Posted On: Sep. 11, 2012

Organization Overview

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Together, we generate lasting positive change.

The National Environmental Education Act of 1990 established the National Environmental Education Foundation as a complementary organization to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), extending its ability to foster environmental knowledge in all segments of the American public as well as leveraging private funds that EPA, as a federal agency, could not access.  Our strategy is to reach the public through a powerful network of trusted professionals who can help Americans make everyday, informed choices for a healthy life and healthy environment.

Working with a network of health professionals, weathercasters, land managers and teachers our programs reach hundreds of thousands of households and translate into direct actions, saving millions of dollars as well as reducing energy use and costs, protecting nature and improving the health of the public.

Description

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) www.neefusa.org, a national leader in building public environmental literacy, is seeking an Intern for our Health & Environment Program. The goal of the Health & Environment Program is to advance environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public’s health, with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations. The Program includes projects involving partnerships with federal agencies, health professional organizations, and public health groups to provide environmental education to physicians, nurses, and other primary health care providers.

Responsibilities

 The primary focus of this position will be to assist the Health & Environment program with planning, implementation, and evaluation activities for the Pediatric Asthma Initiative www.neefusa.org/health/asthma and Children and Nature Initiative www.neefusa.org/health/children_nature. This will include assisting with program activities, updating environmental health materials, database entry and management, maintaining spreadsheets, mailing and tracking material distribution, and other administrative tasks upon request.

Qualifications

Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students with an interest and some knowledge/background in environmental health issues and data analysis. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to handle, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks; possess a high-level of professionalism and enjoyment working with a variety of people; and have strong computer and literature search skills.

How to Apply

 Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@neefusa.org. Please refer to ‘Health Intern’ in the subject line.

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