Language Access Internship Description
Position: Language Access Intern (unpaid)
Employer: Champions for Health (CFH)
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator
Champions for Health is a nonprofit organization (Tax ID #95-2568714) dedicated to help those without or limited access to healthcare. Our internship provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development and will prepare the intern to be an ambassador in their profession. Interns will have frequent contact public health experts, physicians, civically-minded health professionals and health organizations. Interns will have the opportunity to aid our mission to provide pro bono specialty care, conduct field research and work along staff dedicated towards a healthy San Diego.
The Language Access intern will be supporting our interpreter program which aims at social justice and empowerment of Limited-English-proficient communities. Our interpreters work in the medical field assisting patients or assisting medical professionals improving health literacy through presentations. The goal is for the intern to develop and establish policies that promote culturally competent health care interpreting.
Intern will develop and monitor policies, research, and model practices to disseminate to interpreters and partners. Work with partners to create a county wide dialogue of diverse voices and interests on related issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under supervision, the Language Access Intern will: