Summer 2020 Internship
Generate Health

General description: Generate Health mobilizes and inspires the St. Louis region to advance racial equity in pregnancy outcomes, family well-being, and community health. Our work includes providing backbone support to a number of initiatives, pursuing an advocacy agenda focused on Black moms and babies, and convening systems and community leaders to create systemic change. Interns at Generate Health work on projects best aligned with their interests and skill-development goals.

Projects may include racial equity focused elected official report cards, policy analysis, creating policy tools such as 1 pagers and fact sheets, writing and delivering testimony and public comment, and analyzing and developing data to support the advocacy agenda. Students have the opportunity to understand how a backbone agency works and how nonprofits function as policy advocates, as well as understand the St. Louis region advocacy landscape. Students will need to be able to work semi-independently and be a team player.

Sumer 2020 project: Generate Health wants to arm the community with that information by creating report cards showing how elected officials are doing for Black moms and babies. Those report cards will then be provided to the community along with tools to hold elected officials accountable. The practicum student will design a process and scoring metric for evaluating elected officials, complete this evaluation, create report cards, and lead the roll out to the community. This work combines research with community mobilization.

The ideal practicum student will have a background in policy research and a desire to translate that research into community led action. This student will also have a basic understanding of racial equity, and the systemic racism that Black communities face every day, and a desire to fight that at the policy level.

For more information about the organization, visit https://generatehealthstl.org/

To apply, send your interest and resume to Abby Buckhouse, abuckhouse@generatehealthstl.org .

Content Writer SA VISTA
Creative Reaction Lab

The Content Writer SA VISTA will manage the research, ideation, and creation of compelling content (including white papers, blog posts, and educational tools and resources) to assist in building the racial consciousness and capacity of Black and Latinx youth (and the adult and institutional allies working within the government/social services, health/healthcare, media/technology, and education sectors). Additionally, the Content Writer VISTA will assist Creative Reaction Lab in developing a playbook for integrating equity-centered and anti-bias, anti-racism approaches in social and emotional learning practices to be utilized by K-12, higher education, and community-based educators. The VISTA’s service will help improve the reach, sustainability, and growth of our programs and impact, particularly for our programming within the Midwest Region and Title I schools whereas there are major economic disparities.

Work Schedule is summer.

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

  • Pass a national service criminal history check

  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (Federal Language)

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:

  • 8-week Summer Living Allowance ($1,916.32 before taxes/based on St. Louis’ low cost of living)

  • End of Service Award ($276.64 cash stipend OR $1,311.11 for future or past education expenses)

  • Access to Housing Stipend (of $100 off monthly rent at select partner apartments)

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Emergency Travel

  • Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status for federal employment

For more info and to apply:
https://www.creativereactionlab.com/work-with-us/crxlab-content-writer-vista20

Program Associate SA VISTA
Creative Reaction Lab

The Program Associate SA VISTA will support our Community Design Apprenticeship Program (CDAP) which galvanizes Black and Latinx youth as leaders in addressing limited healthy food access in Wellston and Normandy, areas within the St. Louis Promise Zone. CDAP works with youth that are either formerly incarcerated/jailed and/or impacted by the criminal justice system. Some of our Apprenticeship objectives include: (1) supporting justice system-impacted youth as active decision-makers for change in their community; (2) co-creating an intervention that addresses the hyperlocal community issue of food insecurity which reflects the needs, values, and visions of the local residents; and (3) improving the cultural and racially historical competency, personal humility, and civic leadership of participating Apprentices.

This is an 8-week summer position.

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

  • Pass a national service criminal history check

  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (Federal Language)

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:

  • 8-week Summer Living Allowance ($1,916.32 before taxes/based on St. Louis’ low cost of living)

  • End of Service Award ($276.64 cash stipend OR $1,311.11 for future or past education expenses)

  • Access to Housing Stipend (of $100 off monthly rent at select partner apartments)

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Emergency Travel

  • Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status for federal employment

For more info and to apply: https://www.creativereactionlab.com/work-with-us/crxlab-cdap-program-associate20

 

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