Louisville Health Advisory Board Communications Committee Internship

About The Initiative

We have representatives from all parts of the community: businesses, government, schools, civic and nonprofit organizations.  Our mission is to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of Louisville, with the goal of increasing the number of Healthy Days  – your quality of life – 20 percent by 2020 and beyond.

The Louisville Health Advisory Board (LHAB) believes that by coming together we can collectively create positive change that enables our community to enjoy more Healthy Days. We are doing this by focusing in the following areas: Behavioral Health, Community Coordination of Care, Cultural/Social Impact, Diabetes, Respiratory Health, and Communications.

Having more Healthy Days means things like spending quality time with family, exploring the outdoors, working jobs that challenge and fulfill us and opportunities to learn new skills.

Internship Responsibilities

The Communications Intern would work closely members of the LHAB Communications Committee to help drive the mission of the Louisville Health Advisory Board forward.  The focal point of the internship would be to create and assist in implementing a comprehensive communications strategy for the Louisville Health Advisory Board.

Desired Deliverables and Ongoing Tasks

  • Comprehensive communications strategy

  • Draft and manage the editorial calendar

  • Author and/or co-author blog and committee posts

  • Maintain collateral materials

  • Serve as an administrator for social media accounts

  • Attend monthly meetings of the LHAB communications committee

  • Attend additional LHAB meetings as assigned

Your daily work may require you to:

  • Understand timelines and manage projects over time

  • Apply customer service skills

  • Use Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and the Googles

  • Use Squarespace and Facebook

  • Use graphic design platforms

  • Schedule and post content on website and social media

Personal and professional characteristics

  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance    

  • Works collaboratively with a spirit of cooperation       

  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with clients/ coworkers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure   

Workspace Standards

  • Maintains a workspace free of unnecessary distraction where client and internal calls may be taken in a professional manner

  • Professionally dressed manner at both in-person and video-chat meetings

  • Keeps information secure


  • Time commitment will be determined by degree program requirements and applicant preference.

  • This is a self-directed role, the intern will not have to report to an office for all service hours, but will be expected to attend committee meetings as needed.

  • This position is unpaid.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis for Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019.  To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and work sample to louisvillecultureofhealth@gmail.com.

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