Request for Interns Spring 2013
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
Brooklyn District Public Health Office
Background: The Brooklyn DPHO is a community-based arm of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that targets resources and programs to neighborhoods in North and Central Brooklyn of high public health need, including Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, and East New York. In September 2010, the DPHO launched Healthy Schools - Brooklyn to assist public schools in in developing and implementing school wellness policies to promote nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco control.
Internship Project: Work with 3 schools on comprehensive wellness policies by identifying a school wellness or partnership committee and assist schools in developing monthly committee meetings to launch school wellness policy work. The intern will assist team and school stakeholders in completing assessment tools to identify current practices and policies around nutrition and physical activity. Following completion of assessment, the intern will work with schools to implement NYC DOE Wellness Policies and assist schools in pursuing resources that will increase physical activity time and opportunities for health eating.