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MIGRANT HEALTH AND TREATMENT ACTIVISM

JOINT Internship

 

Description

 

European African Treatment Advocates Network (EATAN) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) seek dynamic intern(s) to support the development and coordination of a migrant health campaign. The campaign focuses on addressing the data and health systems monitoring gaps related to migrant populations in the European Union. This includes understanding migrants’ and asylum seekers’ access to healthcare services, HIV/viral hepatitis/TB screening, diagnosis, and treatment. This is an unpaid internship position and would be suitable to serve as course credit.

 

Organizations:

 

European African Treatment Advocates Network is an exciting Europe-wide initiative founded in 2012 by a team of treatment advocates passionate about improving the health and social care outcomes of Africans living in Europe who are affected by HIV, viral hepatitis and TB. We are motivated to promote patient involvement, reduce stigma and discrimination and enhance access to culturally sensitive health and social care professionals; through developing and implementing a range of innovative policies and practices that ensure Africans living in Europe achieve empowerment, the ability to make informed choices, an unrestricted attainment of health and social care and an improvement of physical and emotional well-being. 

 

Treatment Action Group is an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and cures for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus (HCV). TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV, TB, or HCV receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information. We are science-based treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and effective community engagement with research and policy institutions. TAG catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists, and policy makers to end HIV, TB, and HCV.

 

 

 

Internship Areas of Focus:

  • Migrant health campaign support

  • Community resource portal and hepCoalition website

  • mapCrowd data-sharing platform and outreach

  • Communications and social media

 

Responsibilities

 

Estimated time commitment of 15-20 hours/week. This is an unpaid internship position and would be suitable to serve as course credit.

 

 

Research and Program Development

  • Research and collect data on high-level policies and meetings related to migrant health

  • Provide research on updated treatment and diagnostics access and pricing, and achieving global health targets for public statements and letters

  • Support coordination and outreach to EATAN members and advocacy partners for completing mapCrowd questionnaire

  • Assist with minor fact-checking and preparing references

  • Support preparation for high-level meetings and calls with advocacy partners

 

Advocacy and Communication

  • Research and assist with writing campaign materials: press releases, short articles, letters/communiqués, talking points, presentations, fact sheets and/or issue briefs, as needed

  • Follow and provide support for related solidarity campaigns (e.g., sign-on letters, dissemination of materials)

  • Prepare materials and draft short articles for community resource portal and hepCoalition website, as needed

  • Compile photos, videos, Tweets, press coverage related to campaign activities, and coordinate with Communications Teams to share on social media.

 

Reporting

  • To have check-in calls with supervisor on bi-weekly basis

  • To provide updates on new developments and decisions to be made on an ad hoc basis.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate(s) will possess:

  • Experience in data collection and fact-checking, literature review, research, writing short articles, and taking minutes

  • An interest in public policy, public health, infectious diseases, immigration policy, harm reduction, drug decriminalization, human rights, and social justice

  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, including the capacity to multi-task and meet competing deadlines

  • Ability to organize and archive reports, minutes, and other campaign documents

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media platforms

  • Excellent writing, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • A dynamic, friendly attitude and commitment to social justice

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

 

Supervision by:

 Lady Sarah Musisi , Director External Affairs (EATAN)

 

Additional guidance by:

Bryn Gay, HCV Project Director (TAG)

 

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to admin@eatan.eu with the subject line: “Migrant Health Internship”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

European African Treatment Advocates Network  and Treatment Action Group are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

This initiative has been independently developed by EATAN, and was made possible through sponsorship from ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences. EATAN acknowledges that ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences has not had any control or input into the structure or content of the initiative.

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