CALL FOR APPLICATIONS GIRL TREK INTERN

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  1. Internship Duration: 3 months (October 1, 2019 December 31, 2019) ~1520 hours/week 
  2. Location: Remote online and within the host country 
  3. Application Deadline: COB Wednesday, September 11, 2019 
  4. Website: Girl Trek
  5. TedTalk: “The Most Powerful Woman You’ve Never Heard Of” 

About GirlTrek: 

GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit for AfricanAmerican women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rightsinspired health movement. 

Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 highneed communities across the United States. 

With Partnership for a Healthier America, The Centers for Disease Control, Stanford Prevention Research Center, The American Council on Exercise, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, and The Sierra Club, GirlTrek has developed a worldclass training for AfricanAmerican women to serve as health professionals in the areas of fitness, mental health, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. GirlTrek’s mission is to inspire one million AfricanAmerican women and girls to develop a daily habit of walking. 

Position Description

GirlTrek is seeking three female interns, one from each SNHU GEM site in Rwanda, Kenya, and Malawi. Each intern will be responsible for supporting GirlTrek in rolling out walking campaigns in the interns’ host country. 

The intern will be responsible for brainstorming and researching possible advocacy issues to focus on during the campaign, and presenting these ideas to the GirlTrek team. The intern will then be responsible for assisting in the development of a curriculum for workshops surrounding the campaign theme. 

Onsite, the intern will be responsible for selecting and supervising a small team of GirlTrek volunteers to help carry out the planned activities. Internationally, the intern will be responsible for collaborating with the GirlTrek team and the other sites’ interns on a frequent basis using Whatsapp, Zoom, Slack, etc. 

Skills Sought: 

  • Experience with community advocacy 
  • Experience with building curriculum 
  • Experience in teaching or conducting workshops
  • Organized and timely 
  • Good research skills Good command of Zoom, Slack, and Google Tools 

Personal Qualities Sought: 

  • Passionate about women’s empowerment 
  • Creative and comfortable with taking initiative 
  • a Problem solver -Honest and reliable -Interest in and understanding of the American civil rights movement 

Application Instructions: The GEM team will be assisting the GirlTrek team in selecting the interns. As such, to apply please submit a Resume and Cover Letter by filling this {form} not later than Wednesday, September 11, 2019.