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Adolescent Health Initiative Intern

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  • Internship


COME JOIN US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.




Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

** Both in person and teleworking **



- The Adolescent Health Initiatives (AHI) intern will join our team for 20 or more weeks, working 11 -19 hours each week

- Start date - As soon as you’re ready we can accommodate your class schedule so that you may work during business hours.

-You will need to upload a copy of your resume, transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for this position, must have a current GPA standing of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

- Compensation based on education and experience



We are seeking a talented and engaged intern who is working toward a degree and wants to develop beyond the classroom!

You would be a great fit if you have excelled in majors such as public health, social work, program administration, business administration, community health, and sociology. 

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with capacity building and program sustainability efforts to support and improve Adolescent Health Initiatives program infrastructure and process efficiencies. You will also be responsible for updating key Adolescent Health resources and tools, as well as policies and procedures to accommodate accelerated growth of innovative programs as initiatives continue to evolve and progress. 

You will have the opportunity to work on a number of projects. Specific project duties include:

- Assist with the development of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Sustainability Planning activities to address legislative and cultural barriers affecting prevention education service delivery; including but not limited to obtaining contractor feedback to address gap areas from previous idea-generating sessions; reviewing and cross-referencing existing local and national toolkits and resources to inform the development of a toolkit designed to help ADHS Teem Pregnancy Prevention contractors with educational service delivery efforts.

- Review the existing Adolescent Health Resource Website to ensure the current list of local and national resource links are accurate and up-to-date; research the addition of new resource links; and print and create virtual cards to promote the resource website to youth participants in Adolescent Health programming. 

- Assist with the planning and coordination of professional development training and conferences for state-wide youth service providers.

- Support infrastructure needs by developing policy and procedures for recently funded Youth Councils and Youth Mental Health First Aid initiatives. 

- Update the existing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curriculum Adaption Guide to allow contracting staff to reference as adaptions to program lessons are being considered. 

You will be coached and mentored by the Adolescent Health Director and collaborate with the Adolescent Health Program Managers and Chief for the Office of Women Health. 


- Strong verbal and communication skills (written and verbal)

- Knowledge of Google Workspace, including Google Sites, Forms, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. 

- Basic understanding of program design and evaluation.

- Time management, organization, planning, and problem-solving skills.

- Interpersonal skills with familiarity with group facilitation, respecting diverse opinions, and conflict management. 



- Fundamental concepts of public health program planning and design. 

- Applied state public health experience.

- Detailed understanding of adolescent health needs, barriers, and limitations in Arizona.

- Multilevel stakeholder engagement, meeting coordination, and facilitation. 

- Collaboration with a diverse team of professionals.


- Working towards a graduate degree and a strong desire to develop beyond the classroom. 

- Understanding of adolescent reproductive health in Arizona or nationwide.

- Interested in program capacity-building and continuous quality improvement.

- Tech savvy, creative, curious, persistent!

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


Contact Us: 


Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.