Internship posted by: Choices in Childbirth
Posted on: February 25, 2013
The popular documentary, The Business of Being Born starring Ricki Lake, has created a shorter, condensed version for undergraduate classrooms! Come intern with us to help spread the word and get the conversation about maternal health in this country started among students at your school!
This internship would be appropriate for students from multiple disciplines such as, but not limited to, public health, women's studies, human sexuality, nursing, sociology, anthropology, American studies, media studies and more...
As an intern, you will be working within your own field of study and also across disciplines to get this information out to as many students as possible. There are multiple internship positions available and you will ideally work together with other students at nearby colleges. We are looking for someone to commit 5-10 hours per week, but the schedule is flexible, so please be in touch if you are looking for more/fewer hours.
We are currently recruiting interns in the Arizona area, including at the following schools: University of Arizona and Arizona State University.
If your college or university is not listed above, but you are interested in interning, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Statement: The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition reaches out to young adults BEFORE they confront their own birth decisions—challenging the prevailing assumptions about birth providers and current obstetrical management trends. Our goal is for the next generation of parents to approach birth decisions with awareness and confidence, creating a demand for systemic change in the US maternity system. Our strategy is to incorporate this research-based presentation into classrooms around the country.
Overview: BoBB:CE Regional Representatives will intern to promote the program and integrate the presentation into collegiate classrooms on a local level. Regional Reps will utilize their own networks as well as follow leads provided by BoBB:CE staff. Regional Reps can present and correspond with many departments within large universities AND/OR correspond and present at numerous universities and small colleges in their local area.
Targeted Academic Fields: For 2012, our goal is to integrate BoBB:CE into as many undergraduate classes in the following disciplines as possible: American Studies, Anthropology, Human Sexuality, Public Health, Sociology and Women's Studies.
Our assumption is that BoBB:CE Regional Reps will facilitate the presentation once or twice for each professor who is interested in incorporating the presentation into their syllabus. Ultimately, professors will facilitate their own presentations from semester to semester.
Resources Provided to Interns:
BoBB:CE package (DVD or download) which includes:
Note: This is an unpaid internship, but college credit may be possible.
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