Our communicators conduct high-quality Outreach activities that advance the Center's science and adhere to high standards for evidence-based and evidence-informed dissemination of public health messages. We deploy digital communications strategies, educational tool development, and legislative advocacy to help translate our research recommendations into real world solutions. These activities are geared to those who can deliver our messages (e.g., news media, policymakers, medical professionals, and advocates), as well as directly to families.
Students may participate in projects relating to Teen Driver Safety, Child Passenger Safety, Violence Prevention, or Sports Injury Prevention and Recovery that utilize different communication tools to reach target audiences with life-saving information.
- Attend weekly Outreach & Advocacy Core meetings
- Perform data management for Outreach activities
- Update and publish metatags, web copy, and blog posts for the CIRP family of websites on deadline
- Assist Media Relations Specialist in social media, publicity, and media relations activities
- Assist Writer/Editor and Outreach Specialist in the creation and production of reports, website copy, marketing materials, and educational resources
- Fulfill other assigned responsibilities as appropriate
- Students must be enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate or graduate training program.
- Typical majors include Public Relations; English; Business Administration; Marketing; Communications; Journalism; and Health Education.
- Though not required, experience with website content management systems (CMS), social media, journalism, and public relations, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access), and AP Style is preferred.