Philadelphia Area Resources for COVID-19

Opioid Response Program Intern, Health Federation of Philadelphia

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Job Summary: 

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is offering an exceptional opportunity through an internship in our Opioid Response Program. This internship is designed to provide you with valuable, real world work experience guided by professionals who are committed to your professional development.

By joining HFP, you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting, dynamic environment where your contribution is recognized from day one. We are seeking talented, innovative and energetic undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in and wants to be a part of the HFP mission to improve access to and quality of health and human services for underserved and vulnerable populations.

The Intern may work up to 37.5 hour a week and will be exposed to the many ways in which HFP seeks to serve and support healthcare. The Intern will be assigned a mentor and will work on an HFP project in his/her assigned area.

The Health Federation is offering an opportunity for an intern to assist in program evaluation.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with policy, provider, and patient barriers to obtaining medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in medical settings.
  • Identify the role of medical education in addressing the opioid overdose crisis as well as co-occurring infectious disease.
  • Conduct a literature review related to increasing access to MOUD, with an emphasis on the use of medical education to promote change among provider prescribing behaviors and attitudes
  • Gather data from trainees to ascertain current provider behaviors
  • Use this data to assist in program evaluation to identify program efficacy
  • Make recommendations for programmatic changes


Experience and Skills

Candidate should be pursuing a degree in Public Health or a related medical field.  Preferred candidate will:

  • Have an interest in learning about a public health approach to the opioid overdose crisis.
  • Be open to receiving and incorporating feedback into their work as part of their learning. 
  • Utilize creativity, organizational skills, and enthusiasm to meet deadlines and complete work thoroughly.
  • Possess effective communication and writing skills and be willing to improve in these areas.
  • Enjoy learning from others and share their love of learning with our team.
  • Communicate about challenges and find ways to address them in a timely manner

Supervision: The intern will be supervised by the Opioid Response Program Coordinator with weekly standing meetings to review work plans for the week and ensure that the intern has clear expectations and support/guidance to complete all assigned tasks.

Location: The intern will report to Health Federation of Philadelphia, 123 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19109, where the intern will be reporting for the duration of the internship. Periodic meetings outside these locations may be required. 

Duration of Internship: August 2021 to April 2022

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2021

Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to improve access to and quality of health and human services for underserved and vulnerable populations.  Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.  This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.