The Affiliate Affairs internship provides a unique experience to work on tasks related to the daily activities and projects of APHA's 54 Affiliates and National Public Health Week. The internship also offers several opportunities to work with other departments such as Government Relations, Communications, Policy Department and Component Affairs. The internship includes work such as:
- Assisting with maintaining and enhancing Affiliate communications;
- Assisting and participating with meeting planning and project coordination;
- Updating online resources and web pages;
- Compiling and analyzing data from 54 states and regional public health associations.
National Public Health Week
- Research for NPHW tools and resources, brochures and marketing materials;
- Updating NPHW and Affiliate Affairs website content;
- Coordinating outreach efforts to NPHW's national, state, and local partners;
- Assisting with and participating in various Affiliate and NPHW meeting organization and conference calls;
- Accompanying staff on lobbying visits; providing administrative support as needed; helping write the NPHW newsletters and other materials that are sent out to APHA members, Affiliates, and partners;
- Helping to plan national and local events leading up to and throughout NPHW;
- Attending public health related events on Capitol Hill and around Washington, D.C.
All APHA interns also work on the Association’s Get Ready campaign, writing blog posts and working on group projects each semester.
Applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student and must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to be considered for the Affiliate Affairs and National Public Health Week internship at APHA. A college transcript may be requested to assist in the selection process.