Graduate Program Intern, LA
Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

Los Angeles Graduate-Level Program Year Intern

Location: Los Angeles

Duration: August 2019-April 2020 (flexible start and end date)

2 positions open


Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a robust skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 8,500 college student volunteers to deliver health education to over 115,000 public high school students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC. In 2016, PHE launched a five-year strategic plan to focus on growing our effective model while partnering with health and education systems, as well as communities, to build a more integrated, sustainable model for health education. You will be joining an incredibly passionate, collaborative, and committed team, working together towards our vision of advancing health equity.

The Los Angeles Graduate-Level Program Year Intern is responsible for assisting the Los Angeles Program team in preparation for implementation of our full 13-week program including training, admisntrative tasks, evaluation, and program planning. The Los Angeles Program Intern will report to the Program Director .


This is an unpaid position requiring a commitment of 8-15 hours per week. (You may check in with your school to utilize the program as an internship placement)


The PHE Intern will:

  • Assist the PHE program by:
  • Preparing and updating program materials for high school partnership development and volunteer recruitment, selection, and training.
  • Compiling data from Program Evaluations completed by PHE staff, Partner High School Students, and PHE college student volunteers
  • Assist college volunteers in supporting their professional development for both fall and spring semesters.
  • Assist in developing strategies to increase retention, volunteer engagement and program sustainability
  • Assisting PHE staff with program research and administrative tasks.
  • Support PHE Staff in providing individualized coaching in order to increase volunteer teaching quality.
  • Provide program support and recommendations via workshop observations.
  • Support campus recruitment events and health educator selection.
  • Conduct evaluation on college volunteers, program innovations, and analyze data as needed
  • Support in planning, preparing leadership (volunteers), and facilitating trainings, as needed, during weekly evening meetings.
  • Identifying PHE focused content for social media.
  • Help plan local program innovation and curriculum development
  • Help with operational planning as it relates to priorities set through 5-year strategic plan.


Peer Health Exchange is looking for someone who:

  • Preferrable is currently enrolled in a Masters in Public Health program at California State University, Northridge or University of Southern California
  • Has excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Has experience supporting or leading evaluation methods
  • Has strong facilitation and public-speaking skillsHas strong interpersonal skills
  • Is comfortable traveling around urban areas with reliable transportation


  • Please submit a resume, a cover letter and a writing sample (your best non-fiction writing, 3 pages or fewer) to Only candidates who submit all three materials will be considered for the position.
  • To streamline our hiring process, we ask that each applicant only apply to their top choice internship position. If you have interest in more than one internship location, please indicate your preferences in your cover letter.
  • The priority deadline to be considered for this position is August 30, 2019
  • For more information about Peer Health Exchange, please visit

At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!

Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

Job Type Internship