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Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) Inter

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date: 120 hours, schedule to be negotiated

3482 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

Some opportunity to work remotely.

Program Summary:

Program Summary: TheTobacco Education and Prevention Partnership(TEPP) is a program within the Community Health Division at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH). TEPP helps to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in Boulder County by working to prevent initiation among youth, developing and identifying services to help people quit, educating and protecting people from secondhand smoke, and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among diverse populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work: The emerging use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) is growing nationally and in Boulder County. As these products are fairly new, research is constantly evolving. TEPP is interested in synthesizing information on: 1) the health effects from usage and/or exposure to these products, and 2) the business and economic impact of these products. TEPP is also interested in gathering data to inform the work in organizational and public policy. Furthermore, TEPP hopes to use this information to guide program communication about ENDS in the community. The volunteer will conduct literature review, compile findings, and present results to BCPH staff. This could fulfill practicum requirements, with the opportunity to discuss a capstone project with TEPP staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Works with TEPP staff to develop research questions.
• Creates and presents literature review methodology to TEPP staff.
• Conducts a thorough literature review.
• Develops a data compilation of findings.
• Provides insights into overarching themes, gaps, and potential next steps (capstone).
• Presents findings to BCPH staff.
• Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Graduate-level study in public health, health education, public policy, public administration, or re-lated field.
Experience: Relevant experience in research, data collection, data organization, and effective written and verbal communication is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of tobacco-related health promotion and prevention.
• Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
• Ability and comfort with analyzing available literature.
• Ability to present and provide literature findings.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
Special Requirements:
• Access to a personal computer.
• Must be professional and willing to represent the values and mission of BCPH to the public.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and the volunteer must comply with these requirements prior to start date.
• Universal precautions and TB training will be provided by the BCPH employee infection control nurse before the volunteer may begin.

Training Dates and Information:

Training and Orientation: Training and orientation about the program, project, and the agency will be provided by the TEPP program specialist.

Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:
• Public health and policy research, as well as summarization skills.
• Data collection and analysis skills.
• Understanding of the role of public health in the community.
• Contacts with BCPH staff.
Supervision: Volunteer will report to the TEPP community health specialist.


BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163

Application Process:

Submit an application online.