Community Education Group, Inc. Technical Writing Intern (Remote) Remote · Part time

The Community Education Group seeks an exceptional and passionate technical writer to assist the organization’s day-to-day and external messaging. We are looking for graduate-level candidates (either recently completed or in progress) or undergraduate candidates looking for capstone placement. The intern will make significant contributions across multiple teams that offer an environment of opportunity, growth, and input. The Intern will gain valuable and broad experience working in the nonprofit public health sector that will translate to many industries.

Description

About the Organization: 

  • Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and under-served communities. CEG accomplishes this by conducting capacity-building and needs assessments, training community health workers, sharing our expertise through national networks and local capacity-building efforts, and advocating for practical and effective health policies that lead to social change. CEG has over 30 years of experience in various sectors relating to health disparities and today is committed to bringing resources, opportunities, and attention to the 13 states of Appalachia.  


Job Location: 

  • Remote with opportunities to travel - Preference will be given to those living in or with connections to the rural regions of the 13 states of Appalachia: AL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV. 
  • Travel opportunities to various events may be offered during the internship – Travel Requirements will be determined at the time of hire. 

 

Agency-Wide Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of the CEG 
  • Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures 
  • Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: 
  • Individual maturity 
  • Respect for others 
  • A team-centered approach 
  • Cultural humility 
  • Maintenance of confidential information 
  • Communicates appropriate information to their supervisor and other departments promptly and effectively. 
  • Attends weekly staff meetings on time and prepared with requested materials and updates 
  • Attends weekly check-ins with the direct supervisor 
  • Attends monthly Appalachian Partnership Consortium meetings 
  • Attends at least one virtual or in-person conference 


Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Edit content for consumption through various channels, including printed materials, social media content, emailing lists, websites, and administrative documents. 
  • Ensures public-facing information is free from grammatical and mechanical errors before posting 
  • Write content that is accessible to multiple stakeholders 
  • Assist in the editing and development of grant proposals and reports 
  • Work with the Media Team to create and proofread social media messaging campaigns  

 

Reporting Relationships: 

Intern Coordinator and Director of Operations


Internship Requirements/Qualifications 

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a master's or undergraduate degree in technical writing, communications, English, or a related field 
  • Be able to communicate effectively with staff, CEG partner organizations, public and elected officials, and other external parties.  
  • Demonstrate technical competency with the Microsoft 365 Suite (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive) and Zoom 
  • Passionate about CEG’s mission and purpose


General Skill Requirements:  

  • Excellent self-management, communication, and team-based participation. 
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. 
  • Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion. 
  • Ability to work appropriately and effectively with diverse age groups, racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender-identity minorities, and neurodiverse communities. 
  • Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment while working remotely. 
  • Ability to plan while remaining flexible enough to pivot with urgency. 
  • Ability to capture values and organizational culture in writing and other communications efforts. 


Physical and Sensory Requirements:  

  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English. 
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors. 
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under stress. 
  • Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing. 
  • Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation. 
  • Ability to organize. 
  • Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements). 
  • Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions. 

 

Schedule

  • Interns will be expected to work most of their time between 9 am – 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday, but exact working hours are flexible. Interns will work no more than 20 hours per week, but the precise number of hours is also negotiable at the time of hire, depending on internship requirements and CEG needs. 


Compensation

  • Base rate of $18.00+ per hour dependent on professional experience and schooling level.  


How to Apply: 

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and a  full writing sample that has not been assisted with AI or other individuals. Students and alums from HBCUs, Tribal Institutions, and Hispanic Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply. People of color, people living with HIV, people with lived experience of substance use disorder, LGBTQ+, and people over 55+ are encouraged to apply. Initial screenings will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls or emails, please.  


Additional Questions: 

  • I understand that this internship is a contractor/consultant position, not full- or part-time employment, and I understand that I will be required to complete a W-9 form and will be issued a 1099 form for all income received. 
  • Have you shared all required materials in one combined document?  
  • [Position Specific Questions] 
  • Do you have experience with non-profit grant writing? 


Salary

$18 - $23 per hour