Looking for a Summer Internship?

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid, Part-time (Approximately 10-15 hours/week)
Organization Description: American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) is a national nonprofit organization which empowers Muslims in the health profession to improve the health of all Americans broadly and the health of Muslim Americans in particular. Since the organization’s founding almost a decade ago, AMHP has been at the forefront of public health and policy issues—mobilizing Muslims during the health reform debates at the start of the Obama Administration, championing community-based anti-obesity measures, and most recently, elevating the discussion on mental health. 

Position Description: The Summer Intern will work directly with AMHP’s President and Chair of Mental Health Education. This high-profile role requires a high degree of professionalism, organization and communication skills. The Intern must have the ability to navigate ambiguous environments and meet time-sensitive deadlines.

The AMHP Summer Intern will play a critical role in coordinating a number of critical webinars, meetings, and events including, but not limited to, the following:

1. Matters of the Mind Webinar (late June): The third in a series, this webinar with focus on the mental health challenges of Muslim adolescents and young adults in the US (with a particular focus on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings). Partners for this webinar include the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

2. AMHP Partnership Iftar (early Ramadan/July): AMHP will host its first iftar in Washington. Invitations will be sent to key partners in the area and community leaders.

3. Mental Health Convening at HHS (Aug. 30): Last year, AMHP mobilized top scholars, health practitioners, and faith leaders from across the nation to share their insights with HHS policy-makers in a forum entitled “Addressing Behavioral Health in American Muslim Communities”. AMHP is developing a follow-up forum on August 30 to coincide with the 50th annual ISNA Convention.

4. ISNA Panel Coordination (Aug. 30-Sept. 2): AMHP anticipates moderating at least one panel at the ISNA Convention and will need assistance to handle the logistical details for the event.

5. Muslim Health Forum (Sept. 1): In 2012, AMHP launched this “TED-Talk style” forum with Muslim thought leaders on the frontiers of their health careers. AMHP will host another forum to coincide with the ISNA Convention to focus on health entrepreneurship in healthcare delivery, technology, and consulting.

6. Mental Health First Aid for Muslims (mid September). AMHP will convene this day-long workshop with a certified trainer to build capacity among Washington Metro area imams, chaplains, youth and community leaders.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled in or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program in a health-related discipline.

Application: Submit cover letter and resume to contact@www.amhp.us

Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Duration: 3 Months (June 3 – Sep 3, 2013)

Website: For details on AMHP’s programs and partnerships, please visit the AMHP website (www.amhp.us) or access the 2012 annual report (https://www.amhp.us/AnnualReport2012.pdf)


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