Health Care Internship

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Tanenbaum is one of the leading organizations in the world focused on the religious dimension of cultural competence in health care. We work directly with health care organizations ranging from large health care systems to professional medical associations to insurance providers to medical schools to small- and mid-size hospitals, and participate in national and international conferences. We have also completed a book, The Medical Manual for Religio-Cultural Competence as well as an online continuing medical education (CME) module. Our trainings and materials enable health care professionals at all levels to build skills to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families around religious issues and understand the variety of ways religious beliefs and practices interface with health care. Our services include: briefings and workshops, Grand Rounds presentations, webinars, medical education curriculum development, panel discussions, conference workshops and plenary sessions, consulting on better practices as well as comprehensive needs assessments of health care facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

The Health Care Intern reports to the Assistant Program Director and Health Care Program Associate and will work a minimum of 10-15 hours weekly.

The Health Care Intern will be responsible for supporting a growing program through research, outreach and contributions to the creation of program materials.

Responsibilities will include the following:

    • Conduct general research on religion and health care topics, as well as collect background information on specific individuals in preparation for calls/meetings
    • Follow relevant lawsuits and track health care anecdotes as reported in the media and collected from Tanenbaum’s contacts and clients, and identify anecdotes that can be expanded into case studies. Draft written memoranda including analyses of breaking issues for program and executive staff.
    • Assist with preparation of training, webinar and presentation materials, as well as handouts and attend sessions as support staff as needed.
    • Participate in outreach to potential clients including researching potential target audiences, writing outreach materials (for both hard copy and e-mail communication) and following-up via telephone and e-mail.
    • Identify potential outreach targets audiences for our programming, including conference RFPs, professional associations and health care systems.
    • Participate in meetings/conference calls and write and disseminate meeting notes to staff
    • Tabulate and analyze survey and evaluation results from training sessions
    • Provide administrative support for the Assistant Program Director (e.g., scheduling conference calls and meetings, and travel arrangements)

Qualifications and Expectations:

    • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
    • Ability to analyze data and create clear written materials
    • Interest in health care, cross-cultural communications and religion
    • Strong research skills
    • Organized
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Computer skills, especially PowerPoint and Microsoft Office
    • Sense of humor

All work produced for Tanenbaum by the employee is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the employee outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.

The Health Care Intern is an unpaid position. Tanenbaum will work with you and your school so that you receive academic credit for the internship.

Contact Information:
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and one or two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls, please.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
55 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-967-9001

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