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Job Title: Community Health Youth Intern
Program Name: Youth United Through Health Education (YUTHE)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt, Temporary
Rate: $18.00 per hour
Travel Required: <20%
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Opening Date: December 15, 2016
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) invites applications for the part-time position of Community Health Youth Intern with the Community Health Equity & Promotion (CHEP) Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) – The Youth United Through Health Education (YUTHE) program and community-based Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services.
YUTHE is a program of the Community Health Equity & Promotion Branch of SFDPH. The YUTHE Program is also a professional development and peer education internship designed to introduce youth and young adults to the field of Public Health. Staff is trained to promote sexual health using a culturally appropriate approach to help reduce health disparities among African American youth in San Francisco; as well as help youth and young adults learn how to protect themselves from HIV and other STDs. The goal of the program is for the Intern to gain a wide range of public health knowledge and on the job skills, to increase STD screening among sexually active adolescents in San Francisco and to use preventive health services to ultimately decrease the rates of STDs.
Under the supervision of the YUTHE Program Coordinator, the Community Health Youth Intern is responsible for creating a health promotion plan; conducting community health educational workshops and activities on various health topics; performing venue-based and street outreach; presenting at conferences and meetings for at risk youth and/ or other organizations.
This is a grant-funded and benefitted position. Employment is provided by PHFE.

• Attends all sexual health and professional development trainings
• Works collaboratively and individually to create a strategic plan for peer-led health education events/activities
• Performs routine clerical tasks related to maintaining records of the program
• Builds relationships with communities to encourage routine sexual health screening
• Seeks out opportunities to work with youth organizations and other DPH branches to
create, implement, publicize and deliver health promotion programs and events
• Serves as a health information and referral resource
• Serves as the liaison for the Community Health Equity & Promotion and Disease
Prevention & Control Branches
• Conducts street and venue based outreach activities for persons at high risk of STDs in all
weather conditions
• Performs STD screening which includes performing rectal and pharyngeal cultures for
gonorrhea and chlamydia testing, and handling specimens for syphilis and HIV testing in
community based settings such as sex clubs, bars, gyms and health fairs
• Conducts STD presentations for community-based organizations as well as the general
• Develops appropriate workshops and lead groups to address sexual health topics for
youth ages 12-24 years
• Performs activities per established protocols and procedures; attend meetings and
• Solicits community venues to conduct workshops
• Takes on role as Team Lead for projects, delegating tasks to workgroups and maintaining
contact with workgroup to ensure follow-thru and completion
• Meets weekly with supervisor to maintain communication and progress towards
established goals
• Markets the YUTHE and Community-Based STD Services programs
• Administers surveys as assigned
• Performs other related duties as assigned

• High school graduate or GED and/or currently enrolled in college
• One (1) verifiable experience, gained within the last three (3) years, working with the
public and with youth and/or adults

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Knowledge of Photoshop is desirable
• Ability to organize and manage a variety of projects simultaneously and complete duties in
a timely manner
• Ability to plan and use good judgment; ability to work independently and efficiently
• Detail oriented with ability to follow instructions and follow-up on assigned tasks
• Ability to show initiative; not afraid to ask questions
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communications skills with youth and adults
• Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely using appropriate spelling,
grammar, and punctuation
• Must be familiar with standard business office practices and etiquette
• Highly desirable to be able to operate a computer; proficient with Microsoft Office software
(i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Knowledge of STD and HIV and medical terminology
• Ability to use critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve a problem
• Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
• Attention to the minute details of a project or task
• Ability to proactively find solutions to work-related problems
• Able to effectively work as part of a team
Special Qualifications
• Must be flexible, due to monthly community events
• Must have access to reliable transportation (BART, Muni, bus, car, etc.)
• Must be comfortable and willing/able to work in any neighborhood in San Francisco,
particularly Bayview, Hunters Point, Fillmore/Western Addition, Potrero Hill, Sunnydale
Visitacion Valley, Castro, South of Market, and Tenderloin
• Must be willing to work with diverse ethnic groups and individuals of diverse sexual
orientations, sexual interests, gender identities, youth and adults
• Must be willing to be cross-trained to help address other health issues, including but not
limited to nutrition, healthy retail, smoking cessation and heart disease
• Willingness to be trained about STDs and work with the public
• Must be comfortable speaking to groups about sexual health issues
• Must be willing to be trained in sample collection related to STD/HIV testing
• Must be willing to be cross-trained to help address other health issues, including but not
limited to nutrition, healthy retail, smoking cessation and heart disease
• Must have ability to walk several blocks for a couple of hours at a time
• Must be willing to wear YUTHE apparel while conducting workshops at community events
and street outreach in the field
• Must be available to attend monthly branch meetings and other meetings as assigned

Stand Frequently
Walk Frequently
Sit Frequently
Handling / Fingering Frequently
Reach Outward Frequently
Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally
Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally
Lift / Carry Occasionally – Up to 50 lbs
Push/Pull Occasionally – Up to 50 lbs
See Constantly
Hear Constantly
Taste/ Smell Not Applicable
Not Applicable Not required for essential functions
Occasionally (0 – 2 hrs/day)
Frequently (2 – 5 hrs/day)
Constantly (5+ hrs/day)

General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled, Outdoors and Community-Based
Venues with Varying Climates and Weather Conditions

Interested individuals must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
Apply at:
All qualified applicants will be considered for this position in accordance with the San
Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
PHFE is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities,
women, veterans, and disabled to apply.