APTR Education Programs Internship

Thank you to Katy Bidwell (ISCOPES Alum), for forwarding this part-time internship opportunity!

Application Deadline:  July 5, 2016

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is seeking a part-time student intern to assist in coordinating several public health education projects. APTR is the professional organization for the academic medical and public health community dedicated to prevention education (www.aptrweb.org).

The intern will obtain hands-on experience working with a small staff in a comfortable work environment conveniently located at Farragut Square in downtown Washington, DC.


Education Programs Intern


Under the supervision of the Director for Training and Education, the intern will assist with projects and activities which will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Performing research and maintenance in support of new and existing web-based projects, including an online teaching resource center.
    • Research and identify high quality teaching and training resources online related to clinical prevention and population health.
    • Add vetted resources with descriptions to online teaching tool directory.
    • Transition program profiles in MS Word to web-based profiles.
    • Develop infographics to display and promote new data.
  • Data management and analysis related to program surveys.
  • Participate in a meeting of a national advisory group on interprofessional prevention education and take minutes (July 20th).



Priority will be given to applicants who are graduate public health, health communication, health promotion, or health professions students (including medical, nursing, physician assistant, dental, and pharmacy), who have a strong interest in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

The intern MUST have excellent written and oral communication skills and be self-directed, motivated, and well-organized. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in website maintenance (including use of Weebly.com), use of continuing education resources (including CDC TRAIN), and communications.



The position is part-time (20-30 hours per week) through the end of September. Start and end dates are flexible; however, APTR is interested in filling the internship ASAP. Consideration will be given to varying the number of hours worked per week to accommodate class schedules. The intern will be compensated at $15 per hour.



Applicants should email a cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the internship, a statement indicating their availability (start and end dates; hours per week), and a résumé to vsc@aptrweb.org. The email subject line should read: Education Programs Internship Application.


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