Student Communications Intern I - PolicyLab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

​Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 205203

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Temporary - Part Time 

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If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

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Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking an undergraduate intern to work with its communications team. PolicyLab is a research center at CHOP dedicated to achieving optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The communications team is responsible for translating PolicyLab research and policy recommendations to internal and external audiences through a variety of online and public relations tactics. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in both expanding their communications skills and learning more about the most pressing health issues facing children and families today.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contributing to strategic communications plans for translating and disseminating research, including providing editing assistance as needed for blog posts and various research resources
  • Assisting in drafting social media content for Twitter and LinkedIn, conducting social media monitoring, reporting analytics, and researching innovative trends in social messaging
  • Assisting in analyzing PolicyLab’s performance across a number of communications metrics, including newsletters and social media
  • Drafting website content
  • Assisting in building media lists for targeted pitching
  • Researching and sharing learnings about new communications trends or tools

Job Responsibilities (Continued)


Candidates should be rising sophomores or upperclassmen who are currently studying communications, public health or related fields. Professional/academic social media experience and an interest or background in health communications is required. Strong candidates will have excellent writing skills and comfort with communicating research for lay audiences. The paid internship begins as early as September 6, and continues through the academic year. Interns can expect to work up to 20 hours per week. Applicants from outside of Philadelphia are welcome to apply for remote work. This individual reports to PolicyLab’s Communications Manager.


PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in an organized fashion, work well with others
  • Good attention to detail
  • General knowledge and understanding of good clinical practice (GCP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications desirable
  • Demonstrates the knowledge & ability to render age appropriate care & services based on the patient and/or their developmental needs

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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