Position Description

 Equity Metrics Internship – Equity, Epidemiology, & Evaluation


The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, mothers, fathers, parents, children, youth, and all families including LGBTQIA+ and individuals with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote optimal maternal and child health while lifting up social determinants of health and addressing systemic and structural health equity issues.

AMCHP’s vision centers the core values of health equity, social justice, inclusion, and collaboration with the families and communities we and our members serve. We lead and partner with diverse stakeholders to build members’ capacity to implement public health systems and practices that are centered in equity, informed by evidence, and reflect authentic partnership with the individuals, families, and communities most affected by those systems and practices. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and well-being of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.

About the Internship Position:

AMCHP is looking to employ a paid intern to support AMCHP’s Equity, Epidemiology, & Evaluation Team in the conduction of an equity assessment of our AMCHP Life Course Indicators (LCI)  and coordination/tracking of our internal and external equity committees’ efforts, outputs, and impacts. Expected work hours are 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the 16-week internship.

Our Overall Internship Objectives:

AMCHP’s internship program is designed to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. To enhance the intern’s understanding of Title V’s role in the public health system.
  2. To allow interns to gain practical work experience.
  3. To provide opportunities for interns to fully explore their strengths, growth areas, and interests.
  4. To provide AMCHP an opportunity to assist in the development of future public health professionals.
  5. To provide AMCHP with quality personnel to supplement staff.

What You’ll Get to Do:

1.       Assist in the assessment of AMCHP Life Course Metrics using an Equity Lens:

a.       Assist in the development and administration of a survey to AMCHP members, data analysts, and professional/community partners to identify LCI indicator usage, the purposes of LCI use, and benefits/challenges of LCI access and use.

b.       Assist with convening an LCI Advisory Workgroup to identify key LCIs for measuring equity, progress/regressions in equity and identifying what LCIs are really measuring (i.e., which may be stigmatizing/deficit-based that may contribute to LCI use as proxies that are inappropriate).

c.       Assist in the revision of the online LCI PDFs that accompany the LCI listing to include updated usage instructions, and examples of the benefits and limitations of each indicator.

2.       Support coordination, tracking, and assessment of activities, processes, and outcomes of AMCHP’s internal and external equity committees.

3.       Other duties as assigned.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment or recent graduation from a college, university, or technical college, or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the position’s duties.
  • Knowledge of how the core competencies of public health inform population health assessment, monitoring, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection and emergency preparedness.
  • Knowledge and/or ability to understand the social-ecological model of health, life course theory, critical race theory, and maternal & child health programs and practice.
  • Experience and/or ability to participate in data collection/management and tracking of metrics/indicators. Knowledge or experience in evaluation is welcomed.
  • Demonstrated skills in statistical analysis, research methods, and data management.
  • Ability to work independently and cohesively with internal/external groups and collaboratives.
  • Ability to be proficient in oral/written communications, public presentations, and report writing.


Physical/Sensory Demands: We are committed to an inclusive culture that values all types of diversity, including the accommodation of a wide range of disability and related workplace needs.

Why Join Team AMCHP?

We are a dynamic, energetic team comprised of MCH subject matter experts and individuals passionate about building a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive. We take specific, focused action to center anti‐racism in our work and be assets for health equity and racial justice.

AMCHP is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Our employment practices reflect our core values and guide us in our commitment to dismantling structural racism and rebuilding the systems that serve our communities in ways that center racial and other forms of equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Other: AMCHP offers a 100% virtual work/telework environment.


Hourly Compensation: $20 per hour; Nonexempt (Note: Benefits are not provided.)



Submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references. #22-10004 Equity Metrics Internship in the subject line.  Please submit inquiries to careers@amchp.org (E.O.E.)



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About Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)


The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.

AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women and children nationwide, and strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by administering critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.

AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on our member's behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.