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Menís Health Network is a non-profit educational organization comprised of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men through education campaigns, data collection and work with health care providers to provide better programs and funding on menís health needs.

MHN is seeking interns to be directly involved with our mission of promoting  health needs and the overall well being of men and their families.  With offices located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, MHN works to educate policy makers, the media, and the public on the health crisis facing today's men and the need for both men and women to know about male specific diseases and how male health problems affect the workplace, the economy, and family and other loved ones.

MHN advocacy resulted in the passage of National Men's Health Week (NMHW) in 1994, recognized as the week leading up to and including Fathers Day.  Spring interns will be involved in planning for NMHW, the Congressional Menís Health Screenings, cancer appropriations advocacy, community health screenings, as well as raising grassroots support for legislation to create an Office of Menís Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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This internship opportunity could include, but not be limited to:

Legislative advocacy:

  • Direct advocacy - preparation and presenting of educational briefings for Congressional staff

  • Attending Congressional hearings and local seminars

  • Developing and presenting testimony at various legislative and Congressional hearings

Health outreach:

  • Development of original health informational brochures and literature hand-outs

  • Represent MHN at trade shows and public policy events

  • Internet correspondence with various health e-mail groups

Research issues such as:

  • Health disparities in education and medical research

  • Family issues such as adoption, child abuse, custody, foster care and welfare

This is a hands-on experience in public policy.  Qualifications include enthusiasm, basic computer skills, confidence in written and oral communication skills and being an independent initiator.  Work hours are negotiable and flexible.  A learning plan is tailored to best suit your interests upon arrival at the Menís Health Network.

If you are interested please contact our office:

Compete and return by mail an application or contact our office:

Theresa Morrow
Men's Health Network
202-543-6461 ext. 101