Communications Intern—Fall 2023

Applications are now close for Fall 2023. Spring 2023 applications will open in November 2023.

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 communications intern will be one of two interns working with the communications specialist and other staff members. There will be 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:

  • Podcast production and distribution, including writing show notes, reviewing unpublished episodes, etc.   
  • Social media, including podcast promotion, text writing, and image 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 $2,000 stipend, subject to successful completion of 120 hours over the course of September to December 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled, with recommended submission of materials by 8/14/2023.

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 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.