The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a responsible and motivated individual to intern in its Strategy & Business Development Department. This individual will work closely with the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives to support 2019 department goals and Strategic Planning implementation for the entire agency. The intern will learn about the process of developing new business models within the context of the changing health care landscape and managed health care. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience and a multi-faceted view of the planning process in response to a health system undergoing transformation.
The Strategic Management & Business Development Intern will learn about and assist with several key projects, including:
Agency implementation for AFC’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan and Strategic Priorities. Emphasis will also focus on internal change management needs to accomplish Innovation and Service Integration goals for the Strategy & Business Development Department.
Researching new business and service models in the era of health reform that would benefit those living with HIV/AIDS and other related chronic conditions including stable housing. These include:
Identifying new models in use across the country or in development by other agencies and institutions that provide similar services or to a similar population and that address the changing payment methods and design;
Assessing new lines of business and appropriate scorecard for evaluation.
Researching and analyzing national technical assistance programs related to AFC’s service sector for potential business relationships. Develop internal structure needed to formally establish a National Technical Assistance Center.
Prepare reports to summarize the research and pertinent recommendations.
Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate degree program. Bachelor’s level student and coursework in business or management preferred;
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
Passion for social justice issues for vulnerable populations including those living with HIV/AIDS;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Proficient with MS Word and Excel; PowerPoint skills a plus;
Volunteer experience or familiarity with nonprofit organizations desired.
This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. The Strategic Management & Business Development (Bachelor’s) Intern will learn how to take skills they may have acquired in school, such as business or research, and apply them in a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding of the role of strategic planning to set measurable goals and objectives on an annual basis. This internship also provides the opportunity to understand diversification of revenue for sustainable business models.
The intern will also gain knowledge of working in a nonprofit work environment and the opportunity to network with program staff and the broader stakeholder community.
This internship is unpaid (stipend available) however, AFC can help interns obtain college credit where available. The intern will receive necessary training and staff supervision. AFC requires interns to participate for a minimum of 15 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks, though longer internships are preferred. Business and Management majors are encouraged to apply.
Mail: AFC Intern Program, 200 W Jackson Blvd, Ste 2100, Chicago, IL 60606
About AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
People living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
To realize our mission to mobilize communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases, we will:
Improve health equity.
We will increase access to high-quality, comprehensive prevention, care and housing services free from stigma.
Prevent new cases of HIV.
We will reduce new HIV infections through innovative approaches to prevention, care, housing and education with a focus on most-impacted populations.
Serve as a collaboration and knowledge center.
We will be a thought leader and resource center to create and share best practices, innovations and models.
Be a bold voice for change.
We will be a leading voice to mobilize advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources.
Commitment to Priority Populations
Anyone can become infected w...ith HIV, but HIV and related chronic diseases disproportionately impact certain populations in distinct geographic areas. We can have the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic by focusing our efforts on those most-impacted by HIV, based on epidemiological data and unmet need:
• Young Black gay and bisexual men
• Transgender women of color
• Black women living in high-incidence areas
• Latino gay and bisexual men
Factors that drive the HIV epidemic and health inequities that we will address include:
• Sex work
• Drug use
• Lack of access to health care
• Immigration status
AFC will also work to meet the evolving needs of older adults with HIV and long-term survivors.
Commitment to Organizational Excellence
To strengthen AFC as an organization, we will move to a talent management framework, develop staff and Board leadership, implement long-range business planning with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and ident