HealthCorps seeks a Community and Event Management Intern to work in our headquarters in lower Manhattan for 10 hours a week. They can adjust to individual’s schedule; prefer someone to start immediately and work with until the end of May, with the option to extend the internship into the summer. They are able to provide school credit and other relatable acknowledgement of internship.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Working with our Volunteers Coordinator to help train and vet potential volunteers from across the country
- Helping the Volunteers Coordinator and Associate Producers build relationships with organizations and leaders in the community
- Working with our Events Team to help plan and run our annual gala in April and our Highway to Health festival in May
- Experience or strong interest in event planning and volunteer management
- Attention to detail
- A strong work ethic
- A friendly and professional demeanor
- Ability to train and lead other people
- Flexibility and a desire to learn
HealthCorps® is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.
HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations. The Coordinators serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide. For more than a decade, the HealthCorps program has inspired its participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And the HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions.
Today, the program network spans 56 schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Ultimately, HealthCorps’ goal is to extend the reach of its program to an ever-wider network of American communities. To that end, in 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a train the trainer professional development program that makes available the HealthCorps principles and curriculum to virtually any school, community or organization.