Public Health/Maternal Child Health Policy and Birth Equity Intern
Boston, MA, USA
Temp - Remote & In - Person
How To Apply
To apply, please send a formal email with a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Clinical Intern Supervisor, A Bucket For The Well, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st, 2022
with your full name and the internship position you are interested in in the subject of your email communication.
About the Role
A Bucket For The Well, LLC, welcomes internship applicants who have demonstrated a trauma-informed, diversity-informed and culturally- affirming interest and commitment to advancing birth equity through research, policy, practice, training, advocacy, and community-centered work. Applications will be accepted from seniors in undergrad or graduate students who identify as or have deep cultural knowledge of Black, Indigenous, or other persons of color. Eligible applicants must be public health disciplines, including, but not limited to, anthropology, computational and data sciences, demography, economics, education, telehealth, communications, epidemiology, engineering, geography,
history, sociology, maternal and child health, psychology, public health, and urban and regional planning.
In addition to the qualifications for the position (listed below) interns are expected to have an emerging commitment and openness to a creatively-oriented company environment, creative arts, holistic wellness, social justice, perinatal mental health advocacy, and, an awareness of intersectional social equity issues, and have a passion for serving marginalized communities. We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce
that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued.
Internship Site: A Bucket For The Well, LLC
Internship Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internship Term: August 2022 - May 2023
Internship Format: Temporary Remote and In-Person
Internship Category(s): Creative Wellness Services, Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health/Psychotherapy, Maternal and Child Health,
Developmental Psychology, BIPOC Mental Health, Social Work, Reproductive Justice, Health Equity, Parenting, Social Justice
This 10-month, 15-20 hour/week position will begin Summer 2022 and end May 2023. This internship position is ideal for Senior level Undergraduate or Graduate level Public Health, Social Work,
Sociology, Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology major student. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Interns will engage in weekly Group Supervision with supportive peers along with weekly
Education Level: Graduate Degree
Reports To: Clinical Intern Supervisor
Position Status: Unpaid
Individual Supervision with an experienced Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Clinician.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
Current enrollment in an Undergraduate degree (Senior) and or Graduate level Public Health Degree program.
1-3 years related work/clinical experience required. Similarly, holding a shared lived experience related to perinatal maternal health and creative arts is a plus for this position.
Experience working with racial/ethnically diverse communities
Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation
Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services
Highly motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter who is detailed- oriented and follow–through skills
Knowledgeable about public health, maternal and child health and perinatal health with a creative mindset and critical thinking skills.
Accept, understand and integrate intersectional equity and inclusion in your creative collaborations as it pertains to cultural diversity within the creative wellness and perinatal mental health.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and upholds an intermediate/advanced familiarity with computers.
Ability to travel within the Greater Boston Area.
Language/Bilingual capacity (Haitian Creole, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, etc.) a plus but not required.
Co-Facilitate focus groups and strategic planning around BIPOC perinatal medical and mental health care in the state by working with statewide partners.
Help with establishing perinatal coalition/campaigns creation and recruitment, focusing on strategy alignment and partner creation. These campaigns will be organized and run by A Bucket For The Well, LLC which will be comprised of local/state wide BIPOC birth workers.
Work closely with BIPOC perinatal mental and medical partners to set up and execute a sustainable model of collaboration and information sharing.
Work on advocacy priorities and strategies to increase reimbursement of BIPOC perinatal care both in the private and public sectors.
Assist cultivating resources for local legislative policy at a state level.
Work under the general supervision of the Clinical Intern Supervisor.
Engage in individual, group, and peer supervision meetings
Work collaboratively with A Bucket For The Well, LLC staff, co- interns and community members around consultation with community agencies involved in clients care.
Comfortability with requirement that interns must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds where applicable during on-site creative wellness projects and/or events.
Outreach to local community agencies.
Other duties and special projects as needed.
About the Company
A Bucket For The Well, LLC, is a multidisciplinary creative health + healing collaborative offering trauma-informed care and culturally affirming creative wellness services to BIPOC communities and birthing families of color across their perinatal, birthing and postpartum journey in the Greater Boston area. We believe in the body being the root to self-healing and are committed to the empowerment and liberation of one’s creative self as a core therapeutic bucket within one’s WELL:ness practice.