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HealthTech & MeHI Summer Digital Health Intern

Department: Marketing
Location: Boston, MA

Summer Digital Health Intern
PROGRAM: MassChallenge HealthTech & MeHI
FULL TIME
LOCATIONS: 21 Drydock Ave, Boston + 2 Center Plaza, Boston
DATES: June 2018-August 2018
COMPENSATION: $15.00/hour

The MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT) and Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem Internship is an incredible opportunity for a purpose-driven, resourceful, and organized student to become immersed in both the startup world and the public sector. The core function of this exciting position is to help navigate the relevant forces driving innovation in the digital health ecosystem in Massachusetts. You will play a crucial role in supporting the growth of the digital health economy in Massachusetts and shaping the environment allowing startups to receive the resources they need to flourish.

What You'll Do:
Startup Ecosystem

  • Map out the digital health innovation landscape both locally and internationally. 
  • Dive deep into planning and executing MCHT’s most critical projects of the year: Startup sourcing, judging and our infamous matchmaking days (where we connect industry leaders with startups addressing their key challenges).
  • Work closely with MCHT Operations and Marketing team to build and lead a data-driven application strategy.
  • Organize and produce exciting engagement opportunities for our community of startups, healthcare organizations, investors and beyond, alongside our events coordinator.
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and welcoming office environment for the startups and community at MCHT.

Web Content

  • Provide research and analysis and develop content for MassDigitalHealth.org, the centralized hub for digital health assets, resources, and community engagement in Massachusetts:
    • Research and provide updates for the Mass Digital Health Marketplace Resources.
    • Research and post relevant events and news articles.
    • Review the web portal and suggest areas for updates and enhancements.
    • Analyze Google Analytics reports and flag any metrics of interest.
    • Draft blogs and new content pages.
    • Research and add new digital health companies to the Massachusetts Digital Health Stakeholder Directory.
    • Create content add to Together.Health website to promote cross collaboration of innovation activies.

Marketing

  • Draft tweets to drive traffic to the Mass Digital Health web portal.
  • Work with MCHT Marketing coordinator to draft updated social media strategy.
  • Research and pitch other marketing tools to promote the web portal.
  • Draft content blurbs for the Mass Digital Health newsletter and other communications.
  • Update Mass Digital Health campaign activity in Salesforce.
  • Look for opportunities for speaking engagements or media pitches.

Who You Are:

  • You are committed to success and will take this opportunity seriously.
  • You have a passion for working with your hands and aren’t afraid to get dirty.
  • You are excited about the mission of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative to establish Massachusetts as the leading ecosystem for digital health innovation.
  • You are excited about the mission of MassChallenge HealthTech to become the leading digital health accelerator in the world.
  • You will thrive on being at the center of the startup universe and take advantage of opportunities given to you.
  • You can work effectively in a startup environment with a structure that favors taking initiative.
  • You are independent, biased towards action, resourceful, and willing to learn while doing.
  • You have experience reviewing and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative information.
  • You have strong attention to detail and desire to produce high-quality work product.
  • You have the ability to manage up and effectively communicate cross-functionally in all levels.
  • You enjoy working in a fluid, dynamic organization with minimal direction.
  • You have exemplary skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel (required).

Who We Are
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and regions around the world. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, Texas and the UK, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. With support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston, and countless other private organizations, MassChallenge HealthTech is building upon the success of our main accelerator model in Boston targeting the health tech (“digital health”) sector. We focus on digital health startups that are ready to validate or scale their products and services and match them with both local and national healthcare organizations. MassChallenge HealthTech also serves as a Boston “hub” for healthcare startups and their collaborators. Through our role as community builders, we convene stakeholders throughout the ecosystem through events, programming and networking opportunities.
MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness, and partners with industry, government, and healthcare organizations to support the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative on behalf of Governor Charlie Baker. MeHI also helps all the Commonwealth’s providers harness the benefits of electronic health records and the Mass HIway, the statewide health information exchange. For more information, please visit https://mehi.masstech.org and follow @MassEHealth. Learn more about the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative at www.massdigitalhealth.org.

How We Work
We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. Our mission is BIG and so we are a team that gives 110% to it every day. Our Guiding Principles ensure we stay true to our mission and our core beliefs:

  • Impact Now: Think big, act big, know that you can change the world.
  • Be Genuine: Give trust and earn respect.
  • Help Entrepreneurs Win: Startups first in every facet of our business. 
  • Team Up: Work together, empower your teammates, laugh often.
  • Own It: Celebrate wins; embrace failures; this is how we learn together. Be at cause.

Why You Should Intern at MassChallenge & MeHI
Working with both MCHT and MeHI will offer you the unique opportunity to observe and work on both the public and private side of supporting the digital health economy. MCHT and MeHI provide significant professional development and growth opportunities, plus access to an incredible network of innovators and entrepreneurs. As a quasi-state agency, MeHI will introduce you to the key functions and capabilities of state government and will provide you the opportunity to meet key players on both the government and private sector sides of supporting Massachusetts’ innovation economy.

How to Apply 
In addition to completing the online application and providing your resume, please include a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself, why you want to intern at MassChallenge and why you are a perfect match for this position.  

Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community we serve. Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws. 

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