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Operation Walk Pittsburgh Graduate Student Internship Opportunity


Student Intern Non-Clinical Temporary Job Description


Operation Walk is a private, non-profit, volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries who have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions.

Program Coordinator & Marketing Internship (PCM)

The AMD3/OpWalk PCM Intern will work closely with the Program Director to

● Provide planning and coordination support for: AMD3 Foundation and Operation Walk community and patient engagement events and programs; fundraising campaigns and events; University of Pittsburgh campus outreach efforts; 2019 Operation Walk Mission trip logistics; volunteer engagement activities; and other planning and coordination effort as needed.

● Lead digital marketing effort for all events and outreach activities in support of 2019 Foundation strategic goals. She/he will develop and execute social media and email marketing plans each month with guidance and support from the Program Director. She/he will track and report on success indicators as defined in the Foundation’s strategic plan.

● Participate in weekly planning meetings with Foundation staff and hospital stakeholders. She/he will provide written progress reports for all effort.

Specific Internship Outcomes

Upon completion of this internship, the PCM Intern will:

● Develop functional understanding of The AMD3 Foundation and Operation Walk mission and goals.

● Acquire experience and skills in event and project planning, coordination and management for local and international programmatic effort in a nonprofit setting.

● Acquire experience and skills necessary to effectively develop and execute marketing and outreach strategies in a nonprofit setting.

● Acquire experience and skills necessary to effectively fundraise in a nonprofit setting.

● Acquire marketable experience in the medical/public health sector and an understanding of human security push factors around access to medical care in developing countries.

Required & Desired Skills

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of nonprofit experience or one year of nonprofit coursework at the graduate level. She/he will be in good academic standing (3.6 Minimum GPA) and be available for the entirety of the internship period. She/he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and experience using Google and Microsoft suite products. Marketing experience, especially utilizing communications software such as Mailchimp and Constant Contact is a plus. She/he will be able to multitask in a fast-paced, team environment under direct supervision but also thrive as a self-starter. Health sector experience is a plus, as well as a demonstrated interest in Latin America.

Compensation, Schedule & Structure

The PCM Intern will be financially compensated per hour worked at a rate based on previous experience. Hours/days worked per week are flexible. The internship period will be flexible: May 2019 - May 2020 . During this period, the intern must meet a 300 hour minimum requirement. The PCM Intern will report directly to the Program Director for all internship effort. She/he may report to the Executive Director as needed. At the close of the internship, a formal performance evaluation will be conducted.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants will submit a 1-2 page resume, 1 page cover letter, and 3 references to the AMD3 Foundation by emailing no later than March 11, 2019, with the subject line PCM Internship Application . For more information about the AMD3 Foundation and Operation Walk Pittsburgh, please visit