Intern - Total Force Fitness/Family & Relationships Education Specialist Summer Student

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Updated: April 7, 2018
Job ID: 213655
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Total Force Fitness/Family and Relationships Education Specialist Student/Summer Intern to support the Human Performance Research Center at the CHAMP within the Department of Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM) located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MEM & USU. Serves as a Research Assistant on performance optimization, total force fitness, military social health, family, and relationship content and programs. Responsible for reading, analyzing, preparing documents, drafting outlines of articles and presentations, and other research/education related content to help educate Warfighters, family members, Commanders, and health care professionals.



  • Reviews, summarizes, and writes content on total force fitness (TFF), performance optimization, military families, family health and well-being, family readiness and resilience, and social health research as well as and other fields of literature/information.
  • Produces outlines of content to be turned into articles, FAQs, graphics, infographics, and multimedia products published on the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) website.
  • Tests website pages of educational family and relationship content and submits requests for regular maintenance to workflow.
  • Researches new resources to add to various subsections of HPRC and submits requests to add content to the site via the proper channels.
  • Works with the Content Team and the Marketing Team members to create a list of partners to engage in regular dissemination of educational content and products.
  • Organizes HPRC information for future outreach events, such as marathon and speaking events.
  • Assists in educational and related tasks, such as brainstorming or proofreading, with other education and support program staff.
  • Assists Content Team with outreach efforts, as directed.
  • Helps other staff members interpret literature.
  • Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in performing literature reviews. Knowledge of research data and peer-reviewed publications specific to families, relationships, and social health. Experience using online library databases to access journal articles. Skilled in compiling summaries of research findings that support a specific topic area. Experience translating research studies into lay language. Additionally, incumbent must have demonstrated skill in working as part of a team in a face-paced environment. Experience with military family research or programs strongly desired.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High School diploma. Experience with Psychology, Public Health, Family Science, Social Work, Interpersonal Communications, or a related field.

Minimum Experience: 0 – 2 yrs

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The intern will work under the direction of the HPRC Sr. Scientist who determines objectives and the nature of work and gives advice and feedback on work in progress. Work is reviewed for application of current topics to optimizing military human performance.

Work Environment: Working office environment.


HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.