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Children’s HealthWatch Staff, 2012


AmeriCorps VISTA Year of Service with Children’s HealthWatch

Position Title: AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Associate

Description: Children’s HealthWatch has extensive research that demonstrates the impact of poverty and hunger on health. Informed by this evidence, we focus on solutions to support families with low incomes, so leaders and decision makers can prevent and mitigate these circumstances. However, the challenge of regularly and effectively communicating this research with stakeholders and decision makers through social media and traditional media outlets, as well as the capacity for comprehensive communications strategies, has impeded the impact of our research.

The Children’s HealthWatch AmeriCorps VISTA program will expand current Children’s HealthWatch efforts by leveraging the expertise of a VISTA volunteer to strategically design and implement an effective communications strategy rooted in racial equity that will ultimately build long-term sustainability within our organization and address hunger and poverty in the US. The AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Associate will work closely with and under the guidance of the Children’s HealthWatch leadership team to strengthen our organization-wide communications, strategic communications, and promote equity in all aspects of the organization’s communications work.

This is a full-time position through AmeriCorps that involves a one-year commitment. To see further examples of Children’s HealthWatch objectives and tasks for AmeriCorps VISTAs, please read the full assignment description linked below.

Read the full VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) here!

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date is early June, 2022.

If you are interested in this position, please apply on the AmeriCorps portal here:

or send us the following:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter

All application materials (Resume/CV and Cover Letter) and questions should be sent to Children’s HealthWatch Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships, Richard Sheward (Richard.Sheward@bmc.org).


Children’s HealthWatch Policy Research Internship

Position Title: Policy Research Intern (Unpaid)

Description: This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Interns work closely with the Senior Policy Analyst and meet weekly with the Research and Policy Director. They attend weekly research group meetings and are expected to also assist PIs and administrative staff with projects as they arise. Previous intern projects have included:
– Drafting policy briefs
– Editing and preparing manuscripts for publication
– Conducting literature reviews for grant proposals
– Working on our website
– Preparing conference presentation

Application deadlines:
• Spring Semester: November 1st
• Summer: March 1st
• Fall Semester: July 1st

Start Date: Flexible, but we would like the school year intern to start no later than early September or early January, and the summer intern no later than mid-May.

Minimum commitment: 10-16 hrs/week during the school year; 20 hrs/week during the summer.

If you are interested in interning with Children’s HealthWatch, please send us the following:

  1.  Your resume or CV
  2.  A writing sample

To download the description of the internship, click here.

All application materials (Resume or CV and a writing sample) and questions should be sent to Children’s HealthWatch Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships, Richard Sheward, richard.sheward@bmc.org.