Administrative Internship | Development Intern | Opioid Overdose Prevention Intern Program Assistant | Q Center Intern – Syracuse | Q Center Intern – Utica | Social Media Intern | Support Services Intern | Syringe Exchange Program Intern Program Assistant


Opioid Overdose Prevention
Intern Program Assistant

General Description:

Assisting in general tasks performed by the OOPP (Opioid Overdose Prevention Program) including but not limited to, outreach to pharmacies and businesses to pass out brochures, discuss Narcan, Naloxone Co-Pay Assistance Program (N-CAP), & opioid overdose prevention. Scheduling appointments for Narcan trainings, and occasionally training at-risk individuals on OOP and Narcan at the Syracuse Syringe Exchange Office. Also, provide assistance with activities in syringe exchange to include engaging with participants and providing harm reduction supplies.

Skills:

OOPP Assistant must be knowledgeable of substance use disorders, the current opioid epidemic including overdose and Narcan, the life-saving overdose reversal drug or willing to learn. They must present themselves in a professional manner toward the public or anyone whom they come into contact with while representing ACR Health. They should be aware of the stigma associated with substance use disorders, overdose & overdose prevention, substance use treatment programs, and the disease of addiction as a whole and/or willing to learn. They should understand how that stigma can cause harm, present barriers & prejudices, and, be willing & prepared to engage in discussions advocating for the treatment of substance use disorder as a chronic brain disease, emphasizing the importance of alleviating the stigma. They should possess strong interpersonal & communication skills and demonstrate the ability to empathize and relate well with others. Volunteers must be able to work independently, while demonstrating a willingness to ask for assistance when needed. A qualified volunteer possesses knowledge & awareness of issues related to the current opioid epidemic facing our local communities.

Tasks:

  • Keep an accurate record of any contacts made with outside agencies.
  • Attend monthly volunteer/intern meetings.
  • Attend the volunteer orientation, as well as any additional required training.
  • Become familiar with area resources for various service providers and substance use treatment programs.
  • Be willing to travel to make contacts, cultivate relationships, & build potential partnerships with pharmacies and other service providers in the area.
  • Occasionally bag OOP kits, keep a running record of materials in stock, and file paperwork.

Expected Performance:

  • Demonstrate good communication and listening skills.
  • Establish a good rapport with outside groups, agencies, & individuals.
  • Demonstrate reliability and punctuality.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of participants.
  • Adhere to the guidelines and policies of a registered NYSDOH OOPP.
  • Have an understanding of and willingness to promote harm reduction strategies.

Syringe Exchange Program
Intern Program Assistant

General Description:

Assist in general tasks and activities performed by the Safety First Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) including but not limited to; SEP daily operations at fixed site and mobile outreach to identify people who use and inject drugs, offer program participants education on safer injection & wound care, risk reduction / harm reduction practices, and NYS Syringe possession laws. Provide individual trainings on Overdose prevention and offer harm reduction supplies for program participants at risk of drug overdosing. Promote and practice safe spaces free of judgment, prejudice, and stigma for all program participants and staff.

Skills:

The SEP Intern must have a basic knowledge of substance use disorders, basic understanding of how poverty and homelessness effects the majority of people who use drugs. The SEP Intern should have the willingness to learn what stigma is, the impact it has on people who use drugs, and the barriers created for individuals in seeking emergency & non-emergency services. SEP Intern should be willing and prepared to engage in discussions advocating for the treatment of substance use disorder as a chronic brain disease, emphasizing the importance of alleviating the stigma. SEP Intern must create a safe space for program participants that is free of judgement and prejudice. SEP Intern must be willing to become knowledgeable and aware of issues related to the current opioid epidemic.

Tasks:

  • Keep accurate data of program encounters and operations
  • Attend monthly volunteer/intern meetings.
  • Attend the volunteer orientation, as well as any additional required training.
  • Become familiar with area resources for various service providers and substance use treatment programs.
  • Be willing to travel with the SEP team for Outreach encounters, department and/or staff meetings, and ESAP (Expanded Syringe Access Program) partnerships with pharmacies in the area.
  • Assist SEP staff with program operations and occasionally monthly reports

Expected Performance:

  • Committed to maintaining the confidentiality of program participants’.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish rapport with program staff and participants as well as the ability to work both independently and in team setting.
  • Demonstrate good communication, listening and documentation skills.
  • Demonstrate reliability and punctuality
  • Adhere to the guidelines and policies of a registered NYSDOH AIDS Institute Syringe Exchange Program and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
  • Have an understanding of and willingness to promote harm reduction strategies.

Administrative Internship

General Description:

Learn about community non -profit organizations from inside the executive director’s office with this administrative internship at ACR Health. With the mission of building healthy communities and ending the AIDS epidemic, ACR Health works with underserved communities in nine counties, providing services and programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, people who use drugs, people who need health insurance and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning youth and families.

Position Description:

We are looking for a student intern to assist with administrative organization and projects, one that will help with day-to-day functions as well as take on a project from start to finish. Not only will you contribute to the health and well-being of our many clients, you will sharpen your business and management skills with exposure to executive management, including compliance, finance, human resources and agency operations, as well as New York State contract management. You will also gain insights and experience with fundraising/ event coordination, public/ media relations and the management of volunteer services.

As part of your training, you will receive instruction in compliance and confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Desired computer skills include: Microsoft Office, including Excel, database experience
  • Communication skills: basic business writing, proofreading, good telephone manner
  • Physical: ability to lift 50 pounds, such as moving boxes of files
  • General: professional conduct, logical thinker, ability to follow procedures

Non Discrimination Policy:

ACR Health offers its services to anyone without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, political affiliation, marital status, handicapped status or mode of transmission. ACR Health is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Development Intern

Position description:

Work in an exciting development department. Have the opportunity to plan upcoming events, participate in donor development, engagement and build upon your event planning skills. Interns will work on our 2019-2020 giving program.

Minimum qualifications and desired skills:

Energetic, creative, computer skills and social media skills, writing, editing, self-starter is a plus. Graphic design skills are preferred. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse staff is necessary.

Tasks:

Assist development department with preparing and executing fundraising events. Organize donor and event information as well as assist in creating marketing materials for agency events.

Average hours available per week: 37.5
Earliest start date: June
Latest end date: August
(Min. 20, Max. 40)

Expected Conduct:

The intern should be able to work in conjunction with varying agency departments and display exceptional communication skills, independence and organization. Intern is expected to maintain the confidentiality of all ACR Health program participants.

Q Center Intern – Syracuse

Position Description:

The Q Center is looking for a driven, dependable, and knowledgeable individual to serve as a programming intern. The candidate will gain and sharpen skills such as; public speaking, group facilitation, and working on the front line with youth from the LGBTQ community

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Interacting and establishing positive relationships with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
  • Plan and facilitate one support group per month.
  • Plan and facilitate one after-school activity per month.
  • Plan and facilitate special events.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Q Center and local high school GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance)
  • Additional tasks and projects that fit the needs of the Q Center as well as the interests and expertise of the applicant.

Minimum qualifications and desired skills:

  • Comfort and interest in working with youth and the underserved ages 13-17
  • Able to serve as a role model for youth ages 13-17
  • Basic group facilitation skills
  • LGBTQ cultural competency
  • Available and reliable transportation

Social Media Intern

General description:

Intern would post and manage agency social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the direction of the Public Relations Director. Intern would head management of all social media platforms to ideate and execute timely and targeted consistent content. Create and manage social media calendar so there are consistent and reliable posts.

Skills:

  • Creative, forward thinking, social media wizard!
  • Thorough knowledge of agency mission, writing and Photoshop.
  • Proven skills of social media management and success in growing social media presence for varying platforms (engagement and following)
  • Interested in content/social media creation and marketing.
  • Enjoy working with a fast-moving and collaborative team.

Tasks:

Intern would manage regular twice weekly posts on various platforms; monitor and reply to feedback from consumers.

Intern would interact with both the Development Department to publicize fundraising events and with the Prevention Department to promote support groups, special meetings, and general information about healthy behaviors to prevent HIV/Hepatitis C/STDs.

Allowed to use creative and innovative methods to increase following on Agency platforms.

Expected Performance:

Intern is expected to be reliable when it comes to managing posts on a regular basis and be creative in methods of engaging consumers on social media platforms. They should be able to work in conjunction with varying agency departments and display exceptional communication skills, independence and organization.

Support Services Intern

General Description:

This position will assist with the planning, implementation, promotion and evaluation of a consumer advisory board within the Support Services Department. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with general tasks and activities performed within the department. General project responsibilities may include: researching evidence based consumer engagement strategies and advisory board implementation strategies; implementing a regional consumer advisory board; conducting consumer surveys; and analyze and present consumer feedback. Additional responsibilities may include but not limited to, shadowing program staff and department supervisors, attending agency and department meeting, and participate in regional community networking meetings.

Skills:

The position requires interaction with all department staff and the general public. Interns must be able to work independently and have strong initiative. They must present themselves in a professional manner toward the public or anyone whom they come into contact with while representing ACR Health. They should possess strong interpersonal & communication skills and demonstrate the ability to empathize and relate well with others. Interns must be able to work independently, while demonstrating a willingness to ask for assistance when needed. A qualified intern must demonstrate a willingness to learn about the population we serve and be respectful to sensitive issues our client population faces.

Tasks:

  • Keep an accurate record of any contacts made with outside agencies.
  • Attend monthly volunteer/intern meetings.
  • Attend department meetings and staff meetings if schedule allows.
  • Attend the volunteer/ intern orientation, as well as any additional required training.
  • Become familiar with ACR Health’s various programs and initiatives.
  • Become familiar with client population by shadowing in the field and attending group educational meetings.
  • Research evidence based consumer engagement strategies and advisory board implementation strategies.
  • Assist in identifying areas and topics to cover in consumer advisory board meetings.
  • If time allows, the Intern may assist in implementation of new strategies for the consumer advisory board and may host a meeting with the advisory board members.

Expected Performance:

  • Demonstrate good communication and listening skills.
  • Establish a good rapport with outside groups, agencies, & individuals.
  • Demonstrate reliability and punctuality.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of participants.
  • Adhere to the guidelines and policies of the Department.

Q Center Intern – Utica

Position Description:

The Q Center is looking for a driven, dependable, and knowledgeable individual to serve as a programming intern. The candidate will gain and sharpen skills such as; public speaking, group facilitation, and working on the front line with youth from the LGBTQ community

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Interacting and establishing positive relationships with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
  • Plan and facilitate one support group per month.
  • Plan and facilitate one after-school activity per month.
  • Plan and facilitate special events.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Q Center and local high school GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance)
  • Additional tasks and projects that fit the needs of the Q Center as well as the interests and expertise of the applicant.

Minimum qualifications and desired skills:

  • Comfort and interest in working with youth and the underserved ages 13-17
  • Able to serve as a role model for youth ages 13-17
  • Basic group facilitation skills
  • LGBTQ cultural competency
  • Available and reliable transportation