Intern with the Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County

The Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County (ACAVMC) are seeking students interested in assisting people navigate the new health care laws and doing logistical work in reaching targeted audiences. The ACA Volunteers of Monroe County (ACAVMC) is a non-profit corporation chartered in Indiana that is dedicated to providing educational assistance to residents on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) law. Interns working with ACAVMC will gain valuable experience in a wide range of community and organizational change efforts. Various responsibilities interns may undertake include: collaboration and outreach (with a variety of social service agencies, health care agencies, employers, faith based organizations, etc.); providing one-on-one assistance to the public at health insurance community fairs; speaking engagements; publicity; staffing public information tables; posting informational flyers; canvassing neighborhoods to reach underserved residents; assist in furthering social media outreach; assist in planning public outreach events; and assist in collecting data and evaluation of the organization’s efforts. Student interns would be encouraged to contribute ideas to the organization, such as about how to deliver effective assistance to hard-to-reach populations including graduate students and non-traditional students as well as where to hold events. Campus events, for instance, are encouraged. Due to lack of funding, all internships are unpaid. Interns will work between 10-20 hours per week under the oversight and with support from Donyel Byrd, MSW, LCSW, Outreach Coordinator Volunteer with the ACAVMC (also Associate Faculty with the Indiana University School of Social Work) and David Meyer, ACAVMC President. For more information about the organization, please see Contact Donyel Byrd (Email: Phone: 812-322-2340) or Dave Meyer (Email: Phone: 812-345-9124) to discuss this opportunity. Potential interns will interview with Mr. Meyer and Ms. Byrd to determine goodness of fit with the organization.