Peer Educator

Peer Educators are hired at the beginning of each school year, collaborating throughout the semester within their initiative and QHO as a whole. Peer Educators hired by QHO's Kingston Initiative facilitate health discussions with local partner organizations and host outreach events in the Kingston area from October to April. Peer Educators on QHO’s Summer Initiatives implement needs-based health curricula for 6-8 weeks during May and June in Guyana, Belize, or Northern Canada.

Intern

QHO’s Internship program aims to increase the efficiency of the organization and to provide successful applicants with the opportunity to get involved and learn about the functioning of a registered charity. Our Interns shadow and work closely with an Executive Team member, such as the Finance Director or Public Relations Director, and are a vital aspect of the daily functioning of the organization. Overall, they assist Executive members with their responsibilities, and have the opportunity to implement any special projects throughout the year.

Executive Team

QHO's Executive Team works towards sustaining successful initiatives for our Peer Educators. Our team is divided into 6 PODS: Logistics, Initiative, Fiscal, Strategic Planning, Public Relations, and Education. All positions work together in preparing Peer Educators for effectively facilitating health discussions, arranging the logistics of Initiatives, organizing fundraisers, applying to grants, and monitoring the sustainability and effectiveness of our Initiatives.

Queen’s University students from a variety of backgrounds in any faculty or year are welcome to apply to QHO. Applications for positions on QHO’s Executive Team generally open in the early spring, hiring for the subsequent year. Applications for Peer Educator and Intern roles generally open in the early fall of each school year. Queen’s Health Outreach is an equal-opportunities organization and welcomes applications from suitably qualified persons of any race, sex, religion and/or sexual orientation. 

QHO is committed to upholding an equitable and accessible hiring process. Should there be any way we can accommodate you in this process please do not hesitate to contact us at codirectors@qho.ca.