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Programs Intern


The Programs Team at Safe Kids Worldwide develops programs and initiatives to engage communities in child injury prevention through education, awareness and environmental changes. We collaborate with our members and partners around the world to implement programs that provide education and resources to families, influence behavior change and impact child safety.

Safe Kids is currently accepting applications for the Programs Internship from current undergraduate and graduate students interested in contributing to public health and child health initiatives in the areas of home safety, play safety and road safety. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we anticipate that the entirety of Fall Term 2020 internships will be remote and we will continue to monitor the situation for Spring Term 2021.

This is a remote internship where you will learn how injury prevention research is applied to public health practice, contribute to program development activities and participate in collaborative education and awareness efforts. Although this is a remote opportunity, interns will be required to communicate regularly with their intern supervisors and participate in scheduled team check-ins and meetings virtually (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom).

Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to be part of a part-time or full-time internship during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. This is an unpaid internship with potential to earn academic credit as determined by the regulations of your university's academic office.


While internship projects vary by term, interns may have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about current child injury trends, programs and initiatives in specific injury risk areas
  • Conduct background research for health education/health promotion programs across injury risk areas, in the U.S. and/or internationally through literature reviews and environmental scans; assist with summarizing program data
  • Learn how to conduct listening exercises with the Safe Kids network to better understand their programmatic efforts and how they engage families and partners in injury prevention educational activities
  • Contribute to the development of health education and health promotion materials and tools
  • Participate in program meetings and ideation sessions; support general Safe Kids Worldwide and Programs Team activities
  • Contribute to a Safe Kids blog on an injury prevention topic or related intern experience


  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate with a team
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and gathering programmatic information
  • Experience in health education, health promotion, program development and planning a plus
  • Desire to learn about public health program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Background or demonstrated interest in public health and/or social sciences
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one killer of children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an unintentional injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of members of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns poisonings and more. To learn more, visit

How To Apply

To apply for this internship: 1) submit a cover letter and a resume to, specifying “Programs Internship” in the email subject line; and 2) indicate in the email the term(s) for which you are applying (see below). Due to the high volume of applications Safe Kids receives, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be notified of their application status via email. No phone calls, please.

Applications are typically reviewed on a rolling basis for the following semesters:

  • Spring Term (February-May)
  • Summer Term (June-August)
  • Fall Term (September-December)