County of CalaverasSan Andreas 95249
Internship
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Community Service Liaison

County of Calaveras
Internship 240 internship per week Calaveras County Health & Human Services, 509 E St Charles St, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States
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Overview

Position Description

Calaveras County Public Health Division is offering a paid internship opportunity for a committed undergraduate or graduate student interested in public health education, community health needs, and program administration. As an intern for the Public Health Division, college students will be given the chance to utilize their knowledge in a professional setting by providing support to the Tobacco Prevention Program. Work with a diverse group of public health leaders, education specialists, community health workers, and clinicians to help address health inequities within Calaveras County.

Help the Calaveras County Public Health Division achieve its mission to improve the health and well-being of everyone in Calaveras County! Gain exposure to professional development activities and career pathways while accruing valuable experience. The position can accommodate up to 240 internship hours and is fully in-person. Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity! 

Under general direction of the Public Health Deputy Director, the incumbent to this position represents a specific population and/or peer group for resource development, coordination and liaison between agencies and consumers.

Example of Duties
  • Assist in the coordination and development of support services to targeted populations as specified by grant/allocation funding;
  • Serve as a peer representative to program activities/meetings;
  • Participate in training activities as directed;
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with internal staff and external resources;
  • Assist with administrative/clerical tasks as assigned;
  • Utilize skills in engaging and working with others from diverse ethnic and cultural groups;
  • Provide direct assistance to targeted populations as specified by grant funding sources;
  • Provide empathetic peer support; link targeted population to appropriate resources, advocating for them when necessary;
  • Participate in production and/or distribution of support and/or educational materials (e.g., newsletters).
Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:

Public health issues within the targeted population groups; familiarity with community resources and service agencies, including both private and other public agencies, social and economic problems which call for the use of public and private county services.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage tasks as assigned; communicate orally and in writing on a variety of issues; develop and maintain harmonious relationships with employees, public officials, community groups, other agencies and the general public.



Education, Training, and Experience

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Equivalent to graduation from High School  Any combination of education and experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Previous experience as a consumer or family member of mental health or related public health services preferred.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

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