About the Center: The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) works in partnership with tribal communities to design public health programs that improve health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people. Founded in 1991 and based in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supports public health interventions designed for and by Native peoples. The Center has offices in tribal communities across Arizona and New Mexico as well as a Great Lakes Hub serving tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and along the shared border with Canada.
About CAIH Health Communications: During the pandemic, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health produced and shared culturally appropriate, evidence-based materials for tribes to stop the spread of COVID-19 in partnership with Indian Health Service and other federal agencies. More than 200 fact sheets, radio public service announcements, social media graphics, and videos are available at the COVID-19 Resources library. The Health Communications Team now creates materials to inform Native audiences on how to protect ourselves and our communities on a range of health issues including mental and maternal health, while continuing to inform audiences about important COVID-19 developments such as new variants and eligibility related to vaccination (e.g., changes around booster policies).
Position Summary: Working with a team of communication and curriculum professionals, the student will develop social media materials for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Materials will translate scientific guidance from fact sheets and other content into accessible, simple, engaging content on social media, using professionally designed templates in Canva. Aside from producing social media toolkits, the student will also help manage the resource library, including posting and organizing materials. The student will also monitor concerns expressed on social media through social listening, tracking salient topics for the team to respond such as mental health or vaccine-related misinformation.
To apply, please send a cover letter, current C.V. or resume, and writing samples, especially samples such as opinion editorials, policy briefs, and newsletters – not a research paper, to Rose Weeks (email@example.com). CAIH would also love to see examples of your graphic design work, such as infographics or graphics for social media. Please include a link to a social media account you manage, if applicable.
Start to end date: Available immediately through December 31, 2022, or beyond.
Pay Rate: $15-$18/hour
Hours per week: 10
- Current enrollment in Johns Hopkins University
- Detail orientation and demonstrated ability to write in a clear and organized fashion with little top editing required (e.g., experience writing and editing for a newspaper or popular blog)
- Demonstrated ability to translate scientific findings to messaging appropriate for lay audiences
- Works well in team settings with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Ability to create engaging content for the public in highly visual formats
- Proficiency with graphic design
- Preferred: Experience or demonstrated interest in working with Indigenous communities
- Preferred: Experience using Canva, Adobe design suite, WordPress, managing professional social media accounts (including for a club or organization)