Health Program Intern
North Charleston, SC
Job Description

Trident United Way's mission states that we are a catalyst for transformative community change through collective impact, a systematic approach in which many partners agree in advance on how they will approach the issue at hand and how they will determine success. These collaborations require a backbone organization to manage the partnership and ensure communication among the partners. Trident United Way often plays that backbone role. Our collaborative efforts are more than simply philanthropic - they are also strategic and data-driven. We know that the MORE educated, financially stable and healthy individuals are, the MORE our communities benefit. Our ‘More-is-More' approach gives everyone involved the opportunity to unite and make real strides in creating lasting change right here at home.

Trident United Way staff and volunteers are devoted to raising the financial and human resources necessary to do this transformational work. We know the importance and value of our Human Capital and are deeply committed to enhancing our corporate culture, while serving our community, with every new hire. We hope that you want to join our progressive and committed organization, so please, do not hesitate and apply today.

Trident United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an employee base of 36-40 FTE's. We offer a full range of benefits to Full Time (FT) employees: 401(k), Health (HDHP or PPO option), HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Sick/Personal/Vacation days along with eight (8) paid holidays.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at TUW will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TUW does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.

You won't be making coffee here, nor will you be glued to the copy machine. Here you'll be working hand in hand with the Director of the department on different projects in many different capacities. Help us make a difference in the community, let us help you to gain knowledge and skills.


Health Program Intern

Reports To (Title):
Director of Health

Job Type:

Community Impact

The Health Program Internship at Trident United Way (TUW) will place students on a course directly supporting Trident United Way's Health Impact Area organization efforts, which serve as the backbone for Healthy Tri-County. TUW, in partnership with Roper St. Francis and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health, launched Healthy Tri-County in January 2017. Healthy Tri-County is a multi-sector regional initiative to improve health outcomes in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The long-term, aspirational goal of this initiative is to improve the health and well-being of every person and community within the Tri-County area.


The Health Program Intern will support the implementation of the collective impact discipline to support several Healthy Tri-County (HTC) Initiative activities outlined below (Key Duties and Responsibilities). Interns should expect to work 15-20 hour per week.


Summer 2019 (Jun-Aug)/Fall 2019 (Sep-Dec). Internship may be held be the same student over two semesters. :TUW reserves the right to end the internship prior to the agreed upon end-date, should the intern not fulfill their assigned duties and responsibilities.


1. Support the implementation of the 2018-2023 Tri-County Community Health Improvement Plan (TCHIP) :
  • Provide administrative and research support for at least two TCHIP topical subcommittees
  • Help identify and synthesize TCHIP materials and content
  • Help disseminate TCHIP information to various sectors
2. Support the dissemination of the 2019 Tri-County Community Health Needs Assessment :
  • Help coordinate and support dissemination among focus groups and key informant interviewParticipants
  • Disseminate CHNA among key stakeholders including church groups, community-based organizations, and business community
3: Support the maintenance of the HTC website and electronic newsletter:
  • Help create, structure and upload content on the HTC website
  • Update website content on established schedule
    • Support development of content for bi-monthly HTC e-newsletter
4: Support and develop continuous communication with the HTC workgroups :
  • Assess HTC participant interest in the development of HTC social media content and preferred platforms
  • Help create HTC social media platforms and content

  • Actively participates in all TUW events and activities as appropriate
  • Actively engage with HTC network partners to help strengthen relationships and engagement


  • Graduate or undergraduate level student pursuing a degree in public health, health promotions, non-profit management, social work, etc.

  • Demonstrable experience working in the public health, non-profit or community development domain
  • Experience working with populations and communities experiencing high rates of health disparities
  • Demonstrated experience working with and supporting community networks or coalitions

  • Excellent written, analytical, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes within both the organization and community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to research and interpret health data
  • Experience working with large groups or community coalitions
  • Experience managing a non-personal website, Twitter or Facebook account preferred
  • Experience with e-mail marketing and application of e-mail best practices preferred
  • Collaboration on graphics/design projects resulting in clear and brand identity compliant communications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs including Publisher
  • Knowledge of website content management system and e-mail marketing software preferred
  • Knowledge of editing and resizing images and graphics preferred
  • Exposure to database management software helpful

  • Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, within the office setting and relating to the position
  • Must frequently use typical office equipment (telephone, multifunctional devices, postage meter, etc.).
  • Most of time spent at desk
  • Communicates with constituents, staff, volunteers, board members and/or partners by phone and in person
  • Routinely required to be mobile within the office and or travel occasionally to offsite locations

  • Primarily works in climate controlled office-based setting.
  • Position requires intern to have access to a fully insured and registered motor vehicle, and a valid driver's license.
Job Type Internship