Institute Columbus, Ohio



Reporting to the Director of the Institute, the Program Development Intern will work to support the education efforts of Equitas Health. The Program Development Intern must be comfortable with public health education, comfortable with various constituencies, and should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. The Program Development Intern will support the organization of educational programs and activities that actively engage the LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and HIV positive communities. This effort will extend the reach of the agency’s programs and resources and expand the diversity of the agency’s audience.



Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, traveling, driving or having reliable transportation; written communication; utilizing a computer for typing; attending meetings.




  • Assists with the planning, promotion, execution, and implementation of educational initiatives;
  • Contribute to the strategic, creative thinking on how to most effectively engage community members and educational partners;
  • Assists with the evaluation and reporting of educational initiatives;
  • Assists with administrative duties connected to education programming.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:

  • High school Graduate
  • At least 1-year professional experience or equivalent education in public health education.
  • At least 1-year experience working in the LGBTQ+, BIPOC, or HIV/AIDS community.
  • Maintains positive relationships with colleagues, peers, and providers
  • Relationship building/networking
  • Multi-tasking
  • Operates from a position of cultural humility and parity
  • Has a strong ability to make decisions and train others in decision-making
  • Knowledge of the medically underserved communities, with a focus on the LGBTQ community and communities of color
  • Has exceptionally strong communication skills: oral, email, writing
  • Has exceptionally strong presentation skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to adapt information and data to best suit the audience
  • Maintains a safe environment
  • Provides job and professional development around cultural humility
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/queer/questioning community.
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.



Background and reference checks will be conducted.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  EOE/AA