Ingersoll Gender Center is one of our nation’s oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. As we look towards our 41st year of working in our communities we are excited to continue building our work and expand our impact in 2018. We are excited to announce that we are looking for our first Healthcare Access Intern.
We strive to be intentional in our hiring processes; each time we’re able to expand our community we see it as an opportunity to interrupt the cycles of economic injustice that bar our communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in the leadership development of our own communities. With that in mind we prioritize applicants that have first hand experience in navigating the oppressive systems that trans people face.
Think you may be the amazing human we’re looking for? Take a look down below at what you can expect from our workspace and team, the experiences we’re looking for, the responsibilities of the role, compensation and benefits and how to apply. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org – no phone calls please.
About the program:
Ingersoll is committed to ensuring that all tgnc people can access gender affirming healthcare in their communities. We work directly with community members to provide referrals to providers, navigate signing up for insurance and the insurance denial process. We also manage a healthcare consult group of 500 healthcare providers from across the state of Washington that are committed to educating each other on best practices and expanding access to care for our communities. Finally, we are a member of the Coalition for Inclusive Healthcare and are passionate about using our experiences with community members and providers to educate decision makers on creating more equitable healthcare systems for our communities.
As our Healthcare Access Intern you’ll be working directly with our Healthcare Access Coordinator on critical pieces of our healthcare access work noted down below.
Desired Interests, Skills and Experiences:
- First hand experience navigating the healthcare system to receive gender affirming care.
- Interest in and desire to participate in social change.
- Interest in learning more about our healthcare and insurance systems.
- Ability to commit to a five month internship program.
- Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
- Experience with data entry processes.
- Experience with research projects.
- Ability to self organize as a part of larger team or project.
Description of the role(s):
- Supporting our Healthcare Access Coordinator with requests for support from community members.
- Supporting with the upkeep of our new healthcare provider database that allows community members to find gender affirming healthcare providers in their area.
- Researching potential healthcare providers to join our consult group in areas outside of Seattle.
Our Healthcare Access Intern will be paid $3,500 in total for 7 – 10 hours of weekly work at $20/hour. Work will include attending meetings, interacting directly with community members and time spent in our office working on projects. We are willing and able to work with community members access needs around transportation and compensation.
How to apply:
Please send a resume and a one page letter (twelve point font) detailing your experience navigating the healthcare system and why you are interested in this internship position to email@example.com, or mail it to 1425 Broadway #509 Seattle, WA 98122, or bring in person to 911 E Pike Suite 221, Seattle WA. If mailing your application please call our office at (206) 849 – 7859 to let us know. Deadline to apply is July 28th, 2018. Hopeful start date for this position is August 15th, 2018. If you are unable to send along a resume or letter reasonable accommodations requested a week before the deadline may be honored.
Ingersoll Gender Center is an equal opportunity employer. Ingersoll does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender identity or presentation, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, immigration status, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered. Transgender, gender nonconforming, gender diverse, intersex and two-spirit people – particularly those that have had challenges accessing gender affirming healthcare – are highly encouraged to apply.