I received this from the folks over at Health2con.com, in case anyone is interested.
Company: Health2.0 Conference
Job Title: Research and Editorial Internship in Health2.0
Description: Become a part of the Health2.0 revolution! The Health2.0
Conference team is looking for a few smart, motivated students to fill
unpaid Health2.0 internships. The interns will work with co-founders
Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya on all aspects of the business including
the Health2.0 conference, Internet media properties including ‘The
Health Care Blog’ and a Health2.0 blog, research, and consulting.
Responsibilities will include a wide range of research, editorial, writing, marketing, and event support tasks. The ideal candidates have an interest in healthcare, business, and technology, are detail oriented, Web and media savvy, with excellent writing skills.
*Marketing/PR Support: Track and respond to incoming queries for information from clients, journalists, conference attendees, and sponsors; Make suggestions and execute on strategy to increase web traffic and increase visibility of conference; Update Web content
*Editorial tasks: Prepare and post content to websites and blogs;
Select and digest news stories for blogs; Brainstorm and research
content; Copy editing; Potential for writing opportunities
*Research: Research new healthcare companies using Health2.0 tools;
Research targets and prepare reports; Make data-driven decisions;
*Event Support: Contact conference participants, sponsors, etc to
update profiles; Maintain mailing lists; Assist with video production;
Coordinate volunteers, photography, sponsors, and other event support
*Bachelor’s degree or current pursuit of one (Graduate student a plus)
*Strong interest in healthcare and technology
*Excellent verbal and written communication
*Ability to handle multi-task in a fast paced environment
*Strong PC computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet Research); Web development skills and experience with blogging apps a plus
*Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
We have 2-3 available unpaid positions. You will work 10-15 flexible hours per week. You will mostly work from your home office but will be required to attend occasional meetings in the SF office.
About the Health2.0 Conference
Founded in 2006, the Health2.0 conferences focus on user-generated aspects of Web2.0 within health care including search, communities, and tools for individual and group consumer use. The first conference was health on September 20, 2007 in San Francisco to a sell-out crowd of 500 healthcare leaders. Future conferences are scheduled for March 2008 (San Diego) and Fall 2008 (San Francisco).
In addition to conference production, the team also has Internet media properties such as the ‘The Health Care Blog’ (THCB) and is currently developing a Health2.0 blog. THCB was established in 2003 and is described by the Wall Street Journal as, “among the most widely read insider publications in the field”. And the co-founders each run their own very successful consulting practices – Matthew Holt Consulting and Etude Scientific.
Please visit our website at www.health2con.com. Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No calls please.