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Healthy Communities Policy Assessment
Intern Project

General information

The focus of the internship project will be to conduct an assessment of policies, goals and strategies adopted by cities in San Mateo County to create healthy, equitable communities. The goal of this assessment is to develop a baseline understanding of healthy community policies and strategies adopted and implemented by various cities in San Mateo County and identify gaps and recommend action steps for cities to consider promoting health-improving environments. The Healthy Communities Assessment Intern will help HPP measure the extent to which cities are utilizing policies and strategies to create healthy, equitable, communities in San Mateo County.

Specific responsibilities expected of the intern include:

  • Conduct an assessment of active transportation plans, policies and strategies adopted by 3-5 cities in San Mateo County using the Safety and Active Transportation (S.A.T) Policy Assessment Tool developed by the HPP Team.
  • Analyze the data collected and develop tailored 2-4 page S.A.T. Assessment Policy Briefs that include findings and recommendations to share with local jurisdictions.
  • Explore and research 1-2 modules to add to the S.A.T. Assessment to expand the scope of the assessment beyond just active transportation.

To learn more or apply for the Healthy Communities Assessment Intern position, download packet.

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Internship Eligibility

Current students in graduate school and recent graduates (Master’s degree or higher — up to one year after graduation date — are eligible to apply. You may not be a current San Mateo County employee.

Successful applicants will demonstrate one or more of the following:

You, or a member of your family, have been adversely affected by health inequities related to any of the following:

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Internship Term & Pay

This HPP Internship program runs year round. The Summer Internship runs from June – August, and the intern must commit to working between 32-40 hours per week. The Fall/Spring internship runs between November and May 2017-18, the intern must commit to working between 16 to 20 hours per week. Reasonable timeframe adjustments can be negotiated. Graduate students are paid $20.00 per hour.