College Interns w/Stipend - School Based Health Education Liaison

330 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM) is a not-for-profit family planning agency that provides high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men, and teens. Our mission is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high-quality, affordable reproductive health care services. We help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality

PPM is currently recruiting both undergraduate and graduate university students who are interested and passionate about; teaching comprehensive sexuality education high schools around Baltimore City; building connections with high school students to improve their understanding of their sexual health; referring students to sexual health resources in Baltimore City; sharing information on topics related to sexual and reproductive health (i.e. healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, birth control methods, anatomy, hygiene, etc.); and building relationships between schools’ health suite/clinic and students.

Essential Responsibilities:

    • Implement PPM's medically accurate, inclusive, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental health education curriculum and one-to-one peer education to high school students
    • Comply with all agency policies and procedures, including those involving attendance, confidentiality and security
    • Participate in various outreach projects, both in-house and in the community
    • Participate in preparing and/or delivering educational workshops on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health to diverse audiences
    • Participate in the Education and Outreach volunteer orientation and training on sexual health topics, curriculum, and facilitation skills

Employment Standards:

    • Training Requirement:
    • PPM School-Based Education Liaison Intern will need to be available to receive mandatory 2 -day training on program facilitation, program planning, presentation skills, and sexual health topics
    • Time Commitment:
    • Semester commitment
    • At least 4 hours a week during the school day. Must be available during the hours of 9am-2pm.
    • Attend bimonthly meetings/ in-services with PPM program staff and interns

Skills and Competencies:

    • Interest and/or familiarity with a broad range of sexual health topics (e.g. common STDs, anatomy, sexual orientation) as well as Planned Parenthood programs and services
    • Integrity and honestly
    • Ability to speak publicly
    • Willingness to learn new skills and to participate in community education and outreach
    • Self-awareness and uses good judgement
    • Flexible
    • Sense of humor
    • Attention to detail and a desire to assume ownership of projects by taking direction and working independently and in groups to achieve team goals
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong commitment to quality health & education services and excellent customer service

Internship Benefits:

    • PPM School-Based Education Liaison Interns will:
    • Develop and strengthen their teaching, public speaking, health education, and facilitation skills
    • Have a skills-based internship where they will learn skills that can be used in future employment
    • Provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment for teens to learn about important health information
    • Receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs
    • Learn valuable health information
    • Gain school credit and/or community service learning hours
    • Receive a stipend and school credit for time
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Planned Parenthood of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), disability, genetic information, pregnancy, military status, or any other protected characteristics outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring placement, internships, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves or absence, compensation, and training.
Interns must pass Criminal Background Screening and the Right to Work in the United States.