UNC Trauma Program ‘Health & Wellness Communication’ Summer Internship Opportunity
UNC Trauma Program is housed within UNC Trauma Center of Chapel Hill, NC. Our vision is to use a public health approach to prevent injuries and reduce the number of traumatic deaths in our region.
The internship opportunity is for an undergraduate student seeking experience in health and wellness communication. The intern will gain hands on experience implementing social media strategies to spread health education messages to a variety of targeted audiences, contribute to health education websites, creation of health education content reach targeted audiences including but not limited to podcasting (pitching episode ideas, planning and structuring the interviews, conducting/co-conducting interviews, editing, and disseminating), drafting media releases, and designing infographics. Other duties may include providing technical support in preparing communication analysis reports and other communication items for leadership.
Feedback from previous interns from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media.
“The internship offers a great amount of flexibility and freedom to work on various projects and bring your own ideas. As a result of my internship work, I was able to enhance and broaden my skill set by crafting social media content, writing stories that were published, creating podcast episodes, and designing graphics. The internship was an enjoyable experience because it was tailored to my interests, and I felt my contributions were valued.” – UNC Trauma Intern Spring 2021
“My internship with the UNC Trauma Center was an excellent way to gain experience with a multitude of different editing platforms and web development tools. This internship drew me in due to my interest in healthcare and solidified my interest in communications/public relations. I truly enjoyed the work I was doing every day because I knew I was helping communicate important information about safety education and was given tasks that were big picture and strategic. “ – UNC Trauma Intern Fall 2020
Specific Duties & Reporting Structure
The intern will report directly to the Injury Prevention Coordinator of the UNC Trauma Program who has a B.S. in Journalism with a Concentration in Public Relations and a Masters in Public Health in Health Behavior for UNC Gillings School of Public Health.
Hours will be 10 – 15 (negotiable dependent on the right candidate’s availability). This is an unpaid opportunity but we guarantee you will learn very valuable, tangible skills. The candidate will not only walk away with a portfolio of digital media products but will also have the opportunity to pitch and try new and innovative ideas.
Specific duties will include (based on right candidates interest some tasks can be prioritized over others):
- Creating and curating content for daily Facebook postings for multiple Facebook pages that are geared at specific vulnerable populations at risk for injury
- Assisting (at first) and then taking ownership for the planning, creating and editing of podcast episodes that promote injury prevention activities
- Assisting with health education video production, which supervisor can coach as needed until comfortable doing so independently
- Pitching ideas for new and different ways to reach audiences with digital content
- Assisting supervisor with setting up Facebook Live events, delivering remote education webinars and classes
- Scanning local and national news for injury trends and helping supervisor to reach out to media outlets to pitch coverage to raise awareness for prevention
- Helping to maintain the Tarheeltrauma.org website pages that pertain to injury prevention
- Using basic graphic design skills to develop communication items for community partners
This job will be purely remote and the intern can work during hours of their choosing as long as deadlines are met.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and one media sample to Anna Stormzand at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line INTERSHIP APPLICATION.