Initiatives Inc. & Community Health Workers Central – Internship

in Practicums/Internships
October 23rd, 2017

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Internship to support CHW Central 

Initiatives Inc.
264 Beacon Street Boston, MA /

Are you interested in Global Health?  Good at research and writing?  Skilled in website design?

If so, Initiatives Inc. is looking for someone like you to help us further develop and promote CHW Central, an online community of practice that hosts 800 resources on research, training materials, practical tools, and up to date guidance to increase the use of best practices to support community health workers and CHW programs.

The world is facing a shortage of an estimated 7.2 million health workers (WHO 2014); Community Health Workers are helping to fill that gap.  CHWs supported the effort to contain Ebola, provide information on nutrition, ensure TB patients take their medications, remind and escort pregnant women to ANC and PNC clinics, treat children under 5 at home and care for families dealing with HIV.    In the US, CHWs help communities address chronic disease, navigate hospital bureaucracy and get services.


CHW Central is an online community of practice that provides up-to-date guidance to increase the global exchange of best practices and other information related to CHWs and CHW programs.  Managed by Initiatives Inc., a small women-owned business founded in 1987, and dedicated to improving the health and services provided to communities in the developing world.


We seek a motivated intern with an interest in developing skills in research, writing, and design to support Initiatives’ work in disseminating information on CHW issues, policies, and best practices to the global and local community. The intern will be an essential part of content development, promotion and interacting with known CHW experts.



  • Strong writing and organizational skills;
  • Desire to learn about the work, challenges, and practices of both domestic and international CHWs;
  • Understanding of website design and maintenance;
  • Experience with social media marketing and communication strategies;
  • Ability to monitor trends using Google Analytics or desire to learn;
  • Knowledge of graphic design and video production, along with familiarity with the Drupal platform a plus

Requirements:  CV and Writing Sample

To Apply
: Email your CV, cover letter and writing sample to