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Health Promotion Practicum Program Spring 2017
Deadline to Apply: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is offering a practicum internship with a selected partner of the Tulane PRC: Sankofa Community Development Corporation. The practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. Preference is given to graduate-level students who have not yet completed a practicum, but practica have been awarded to exceptional undergraduate students in the past.

Project Title: Fresh Stop Market â€" Nutrition Education Intern

Background on the Project: Sankofa recognizes the impact nutrition education has among food choices. Sankofa works to alleviate those challenges that exist in our community through affordable fresh food markets. Sankofa currently operates the Fresh Stop Market and Mobile Markets, which operate every Saturday and during the weekdays. The Fresh Stop Market is operated by two full-time employees, two community volunteers, and an intern. The Sankofa nutrition education intern would help to build a nutrition education program at the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market. The intern would work with the Sankofa programs manager and market coordinator to plan cooking demos at the Saturday markets with helpful materials on nutritional benefits of fresh produce and whole foods. The overall goal of this internship is to develop systems that support Sankofa’s plans to develop healthy food systems that support healthy food consumption and preparation. The intern will also work with the programs manager and market coordinator to further develop operational systems with hands-on support and assessments to help improve efficiency of Sankofa’s food access programs. For more information about Sankofa, visit

Students Responsibilities and Activities: The intern will assist with the following activities from Mid-December, 2016 – March, 2017:
• Assist with the development of nutrition and outreach materials
• Develop and deliver messages to encourage better informed choices about nutrition and local food systems.
• Share educational and nutritional information related to increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.
• Prepare seasonal produce, recipes and handouts for food sampling at the Sankofa Fresh Stop.
• Coordinate cooking demos with community volunteers and community members
• Engage and educate customers on the locally sourced produce, farmers, and programs.
• Develop assessments and support around market policies and logistics.
Ideal candidate will have an interest in working outdoors with a predominantly African American population in the Lower 9th Ward, learning about the benefits and preparation of fresh whole foods, and exploring the cultural framework of foods.
Though this internship student will gain skills in the areas of: Community engagement; program development, planning, and implementation; and research of nutrition education, social determinants of health, and local food systems.

Supervisor: Rosamar Torres, MPH, Programs Manager.

Transportation: Car is not needed but recommended. Although possible, biking across the bridge is dangerous. Work will be mostly be performed at markets in the Lower 9th Ward and at the Sankofa Office, 3401 St. Claude Ave., Suite 2B.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 for emailed or faxed applications. All mailed applications must be post-marked by Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The internship position will begin during the spring semester but may run into the summer. Exact start and end dates depend on student availability, program timing, and the organization’s specific needs.

The intern will be required to work a total of 300 hours. For students in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department, this will fulfill your practicum and project requirements, upon approval from your faculty advisor. The intern will also be required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the school’s practicum manual.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to:
Naomi King Englar, Tulane PRC Communications and Dissemination Coordinator, either via email , fax (504.988.3540), or mail (1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, Mailcode #8319, New Orleans LA 70112).



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