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Intern for the Ryan White HIV Program, Division Management and Systems Coordination
Community Organizing, Constituent Services ＆ Community Programs, Health, Policy, Research ＆ Analysis with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
$15.50 - $17.30 per hour
Last updated on Mar 16, 2023
Open to applicants who are junior and senior undergraduate matriculating students
The NY HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council (“Council”) within the Division of Disease Control seeks to hire a College Aide Intern for the Ryan White HIV Planning Council. The intern will learn and work with a small team of public health professionals. The Council is appointed by the NYC Mayor to plan the organization and delivery of HIV services funded by Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act.
Council members work together to identify the care needs of people living with HIV. The Council then determines which services are of the highest priority, and how much funding should be committed to each service. Council members also support and provide input toward the Department’s work to evaluate the cost effectiveness and the quality of the services provided.
The NY Eligible Metropolitan Area is the largest Ryan White Part A jurisdiction in the country, including all boroughs of NYC and Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties and is in a unique position to provide models of care for ending the HIV epidemic.
Under the general direction of the Planning Council’s Senior Planner (Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist III), this position will be responsible for working closely with both external and internal partners, stakeholders and experts to support the planning, organization and execution of events to improve engagement with and input from youth and youth groups who are impacted by the HIV epidemic. The responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:
• Lead (with unit’s support) the planning and coordination of youth activities and initiatives to inform the development of responsive policy that supports young people with HIV between the ages of 18-29.
• Outreach to youth diagnosed and affected by HIV and engage youth in planning efforts as an opportunity for mentorship, leadership, and skills development.
• Work with identified internal and external partners, such as organizations serving youth, youth groups, youth organizations, schools, etc. to recruit engagement into modified community based participatory research (or an alternate) process.
• Support the coordination of youth events to facilitate knowledge sharing and gather additional input, testimony and concerns.
• Navigate internal and external partners to any technical assistance needed to facilitate engagement and input.
• Work closely with Council staff and other internal partners to determine a working schedule for activities and events, including a youth forum or series of focus groups.
• With support, develop presentations on research and policy recommendations that pertain to youth, sexual health, behavioral health, HIV and New York City.
• Organize and host regular Council supported meetings with youth organizations to ensure coordination and consistent input.
• Support the distribution of the findings, including assisting in the development of reports, presentations and manuals.
• Attend HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York meetings as needed.
• Assist in the application of health equity frameworks, principles, and tools that highlight and address disparities among people with HIV living in NYC and Tri-County and call out structural and systemic racism, and other forms of oppression.
• Coordinate activities that help give voice to and identify unmet needs and inequities experienced by youth/young adults with HIV.
• Other duties, as needed.
For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.
For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.
For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.
• Event coordination and outreach.
• Populations most affected by HIV.
• How structural oppression impacts HIV outcomes.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; ability to handle multiple assignments and priorities.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.