COPC Seeking Winter/Spring Interns

Jan 3, 2014 by

COPC Seeking Winter/Spring Interns

January 2, 2014

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (www.copcwa.org) is seeking at least two Winter/Spring 2014 interns to support several key areas of its policy/advocacy work: including but not limited to: food system policy research/writing, healthy community zones, and healthy beverage education and policy. We would prefer interns who can begin work with us as soon as possible, but are somewhat flexible on a start date.

General Coalition Support: This individual will provide overall assistance to the Coalition by helping to support Coalition workgroup activities, and any products that the workgroups identify for development (examples of active Coalition workgroups include COPC’s Early Learning, Healthy Beverage and Procurement Workgroup. This individual will also assist with weekly legislative calls, if they start work with us prior to March 2014. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: policy and systems tools development, communications and media support, research queries, and workgroup agenda development and any other related tasks that may emerge. This individual should have strong research and writing skills, as well as an interest in health policy in the arena of healthy communities. Must be a masters level student.

Healthy Beverage Outreach and Education: This intern will support the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition’s work to promote consumption of healthy beverages via our outreach and media campaign, Hydrate for Health. They will play a critical role in the development and delivery of communications (writing for the web and social media) and educational materials, and will participate in outreach to various institutions throughout King County. This person must have initiative, creativity, and a passion for reducing childhood obesity. Institutions will range from local businesses to youth development organizations. Must be comfortable with talking to individuals in leadership positions, contributing to media activities, and have a strong interest in nutrition policy and/or public health policy. Public health masters level students or students with strong background in nutrition preferred.

Interested applicants should send their resume, as well as a short cover note explaining their qualifications and specifying their interest in one or either of the above positions to jtrott@chef.org

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