Community Health Research Intern

  • Internship
  • Remote

Bara: The Jewish Birthing Network

Internship Title: Community Health Research Intern

Organization: Bara: The Jewish Birthing Network

Location: Chicago, IL.

Duration: December 15, 2023 to March 15, 2024

Position Classification: Independent contractor, working remotely

Stipend: $500 to be paid at the conclusion of the internship, with tax reporting on Form 1099

About Us:

Bara: The Jewish Birthing Network is a dedicated startup organization committed to enhancing the birthing experience for Jewish expectant and postpartum parents through Jewish ritual and Jewish birth education. We are currently seeking a motivated and detail-oriented intern to join our team in developing a comprehensive online resource list of Jewish obstetricians and gynecologists (OBGYNs), midwives, lactation consultants, pelvic floor specialists, mohels, doulas, and related healthcare professionals.

Internship Description:

As a Community Health Research Intern at Bara, you will play a crucial role in helping to expand the accessibility of healthcare resources for the Jewish community. In addition to research and database compilation and occasional graphic design opportunities, this role focuses on initiating communication with contacts through unsolicited emails to request their joining Bara’s database and to explain Bara’s mission and goals in supporting Jewish expectant and postpartum parents. The intern will control their own schedule and time devoted to the intern’s responsibilities.


Research and Compile Database:

Conduct nationwide online research to identify Jewish OBGYNs, midwives, lactation consultants, doulas, and other related professionals. Create a comprehensive and organized database with essential details such as contact information, specialties, and location. Other marketing and administrative tasks as needed. Expenses must be preapproved to qualify for reimbursement.

Communicate Bara’s Mission:

Engage with identified professionals to communicate Bara’s mission and goals. Emphasize the importance of their inclusion in our resource list to support Jewish expectant and postpartum parents.

Collaborate with Bara’s CEO:

Work closely with CEO Rabbi Anna Calamaro to gather insights and recommendations for inclusion in the resource list. Attend community events (if local) to enhance community engagement and data collection.

Quality Assurance:

Regularly update and maintain the accuracy of the online resource list. Implement quality assurance measures to ensure the information remains current and reliable.


Experience in the field of public health, community health, sociology, data management, non-profit management, medical track, research, Jewish professional track, or passion for building and cultivating Jewish community. If you are currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program, you are also welcome to apply.

Strong research and organizational skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Sensitivity to cultural nuances and understanding of the importance of inclusivity in healthcare.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a brief statement explaining their interest in this position to Rabbi Anna at Please use the subject line “Community Health Research Intern Application – [Your Name]”.

Bara: The Jewish Birthing Network is an equal opportunity organization and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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