Rutgers University Student Promotes Health Awareness and Gains Experience for Future Career in DC

"This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Men’s Health Network. This internship combined both of my interests, public health and politics. 

During my time at Men’s Health Network, I helped with health screenings and did a lot of advocacy for Men’s Health Month, which was in June. One of my tasks was to go down to the Congressional Office Buildings to advocate and promote Men’s Health Month and a congressional health screening our organization was hosting. This screening was free to all members of congress, their staff, and anyone who was in the building that day. Later in the month, we also helped organize a congressional workout. After Men’s Health Month was over, I attended a variety of health panel discussions and went out into DC to advocate and ask people how they could help a loved one be a healthier man. 

This internship was amazing as I was able to gain on the job experience in my field. I learned a lot, and had the opportunity to network with many great people.

Along with interning at Men’s Health Network, I also took a class called Inside Washington. This class gave me a better idea of the lobbying aspects of government, and along with my internship, has helped me understand Washington, DC in a new way. I look forward to working in DC in the future."

-Tyrus Jackson, Rutgers University Junior, Summer 2015 Intern at Men's Health Network