CHEER is hiring Student Interns!

Role Description:

The Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER) at Boston Medical Center is a world-class center for maternal-child health advocacy, training, and research. Its mission is to bring about health equity by collaborating with community-based partners and providing technical assistance, training, evaluation, and inspiration. CHEER focuses on underserved populations, with a particular emphasis on maternal-child health and nutrition.

The CHEER Graduate Student Intern will support CHEER’s Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) programs. CHAMPS is a hospital-based initiative that promotes evidence-based maternity practices, with the ultimate goal of increasing breastfeeding rates and decreasing racial disparities in breastfeeding. The Student Intern’s responsibilities would include survey distribution and data collection, assisting with community health assessments, communicating with program contacts, and certain administrative tasks. The role would also involve work supporting CHEER’s social media and communications, including its website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


We are looking for a Boston University graduate student who is a strong communicator, organized, detail-oriented, and motivated. Prior professional experience is valued but not required. Applicants should have an interest/background in health equity and social media. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required, and experience using Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and Qualtrics is a plus. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Student Interns are typically graduate students at Boston University or Boston University Medical Campus. This position qualifies as an MPH practicum requirement, but it is not required that a student use it as a practicum experience.

The Student Intern will be expected to work 20 hours a week during the summer and 2024 fall academic semester, with a possibility to extend through May 2025. The pay is $20/hour.

To Apply:

Interested candidates can email their resume and a cover letter (not to exceed one page each) with the job title in the subject line to the following CHEER contacts:

Mariah Banks, Project Management Specialist

Kathryn Pollack-Hinds, Research Assistant III

The deadline to apply is April 26, 2024.