Communications Intern—Spring 2024

Applications are now open for Fall 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with recommended submission by August 14, 2024. The internship will run from September to December 2024.

The California Prevention Training Center at UCSF focuses on training sexual health providers and educators as well as building the capacity of public health departments and community-based organizations. The department’s communications focus is on developing materials that reflect our values of promoting equity, building capacity, and prioritizing people.

The purpose of this internship is to develop students with an interest in public health. The communications intern will be one of two interns working with the communications specialist and other staff members. There will be approximately three in-person meetings in Oakland, CA. All other activities will be online and remote.

Intern projects will be selected in collaboration with the intern and may include contributing to the following communications projects and platforms:

  • Social media, including event promotion, podcast promotion, writing copy, and designing images 
  • Podcast production and distribution, including writing show notes, reviewing unpublished episodes, etc.   
  • Video production
  • Online course production
  • Photo and video editing, depending on interest and experience 
  • Creating materials that are accessible and 508 compliant 
  • Analysis of communications platforms including website, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Spotify, and making recommendations for improvement 
  • Selection of images for all platforms 
  • Newsletter preparation 

The intern will receive a $1700 stipend, subject to successful completion of 100 hours from September to December 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled, with recommended submission by August 14, 2024.

Requirements: Preference for interns currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at the junior or senior level. Must reside around the San Francisco Bay Area.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Tammy Kremer at Send materials as pdfs, with your name in the file name: “Last Name, First Name Cover Letter” & “Last Name, First Name Resume” or as one combined file, “Last Name, First Name Cover Letter and Resume.”

In your one-page cover letter, please be sure to include your specific interest in public and sexual health as well as communications. Describe related experiences if you have them or how you will apply other experiences. Share some things you can contribute and ways you can grow in this role. Explain how this internship will support you at this time in your education/career.

Consider learning about writing a cover letter and resume. There are many resources available including Your institution may have career counseling available, including review and feedback of your application materials.

We welcome applications from people of all identities, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, and genetic information. Applications are especially encouraged from those with historically underrepresented identities, including queer and trans people and people of color.

Department Description: 

Since 1989, the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to health professionals and health care organizations related to STI prevention, diagnosis and treatment. CAPTC has established an innovative, cost-effective training and technical assistance center with expertise in training providers (clinical PTC), providing training and capacity building to CDC-funded STI programs (NQIC), training disease investigation specialists (DISTC), and building health department capacity (CBA). CAPTC is a part of the UCSF Department of OB/Gyn & RS, SFGH Division, and has faculty with national-level expertise in STIs and HIV.

Learn more about our mission, vision, and values.