Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Intern
LOCATION: Remote/Washington, D.C.
REPORTS TO: Sabrina Edgington, MSSW, Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives
COMPENSATION: Unpaid Internship
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of
clinicians, advocates and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.
ACU developed its Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Initiative to serve as a resource for its individual and organizational members and other health care stakeholders working toward JEDI. In addition to providing educational resources and trainings, ACU’s JEDI Initiative assists organizations with assessments, strategic plans, staff training plans, and general technical assistance for JEDI efforts.
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is seeking two interns who are passionate about JEDI to help develop educational content and support trainings for the health care workforce.
ACU JEDI Statement
ACU believes that justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is achieved by breaking down and rebuilding structures and systems that marginalize and exclude members of our society. As such, ACU strives for representation across its workforce and membership that reflects diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and more. ACU believes the perspectives gained from the lived experiences of its diverse workforce and membership infinitely strengthen its work and are vital to achieving its mission.
- Work with the Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives to develop content for a series of short form videos for social media platforms. Topics are focused on steps that health care organizations can take to increase JEDI within their institutions. Skills/benefits gained:
- Increased understanding of best practices that organizations can take to increase JEDI
- Practice creativity in delivering key messaging in 1-3 minutes
- Depending on the comfort level, interns may be invited to deliver content in videos
- Practice recording and editing content for social media platforms
- Work with the Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives to develop content for self-paced virtual courses to increase awareness of JEDI principles. Skills/benefits gained:
- Gain skills in developing a JEDI-based learning curriculum
- Increase understanding of key messaging and content in delivering anti-racism and antidiscrimination trainings for adult learners
- Learn how to develop content in course creation platforms
- Work with the Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives to coordinate and conduct learning collaboratives. Skills/benefits gained:
- Increase your understanding of how learning collaboratives operate and lead to transformation in practice
- Increase skills in engaging learning collaborative participants
- Learn how to use platforms such as zoom and webex to conduct webinars, polling, and facilitate small group discussions
- Learn how to evaluate outputs and impact of educational events
Overall Skills/Benefits Gained
- Get involved in efforts to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the health care sector
- Increase your skills in navigating nonprofit and corporate partnerships
- Learn how clinicians and advocates come together to create change through national associations
- Create content that can be shared in your resume/curriculum vitae to demonstrate your skill sets
- Gain experience in applying adult learning principles using networking and learning platforms
- Passionate about achieving justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Foundational knowledge of JEDI principles – either self-taught or gained in an educational or work setting
- Enjoys social media and has experience developing and posting social media content
- Is quick to learn different virtual learning platforms
- Enjoys being creative
- This position is an unpaid internship.
- Internships placements are two to five days a week for 3- to 12-months. ACU offers flexibility in days/times to accommodate work, caregiving, and education.
- JEDI Interns will work remotely with the option of working at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved office in Washington, D.C.
- Interns will be supervised by Sabrina Edgington, MSSW, Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives, who is based in Nashville, TN. MSSW = Master of Science in Social Work.
- Interns may be invited to participate in on-site training events including ACU’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. ACU will cover travel expenses for training events.
How to Apply
- Please send a one to two-page resume and cover letter describing your interest and any experience related to JEDI and/or social media to Sabrina Edgington at email@example.com.
- Intern positions will remain open until filled.