Career Opportunities

Internships

UMass Amherst

UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) is a competitive leadership training and professional development program that seeks to prepare more women from the state’s flagship, public university for public leadership after graduation. By introducing these women to public leaders and providing opportunities for them to see first-hand the benefits of public service, UWiL provides models and pathways into leadership for young women – all while helping to address the gender gap in politics and creating a pipeline from public education into public service. 

Designed to provide hands-on training and practical preparation for a career in public leadership, UWiL is organized around four central components:

  • Leadership training through workshops and professional development activities,
  • Shared community through assigned mentors and networking opportunities,
  • Academic instruction through a 1 credit spring semester Political Science course, and
  • Applied experience through internships and job shadowing, including scholarship support for unpaid or low-paying positions.

UWiL fellowship applications are accepted yearly August 1 through October 15. Please contact us for more information.

Deadline: October 15, 2017
Posted: 4 days 15 hours ago

UMass Amherst University Health Services

Tobacco Free UMass seeks student interns to assist with programmatic efforts in educating the campus community of tobacco harm, encourage policy compliance, and evaluating tobacco use. The student intern will champion health promotion efforts and seek to develop new avenues for delivery in order to further engage the campus community.

Primary Objectives: 

  • Conduct an deliver health promotion and campus outreach initiatives
  • Develop educational interventions
  • Promote Tobacco-Free UMass through social media platforms
  • Review evidence-based interventions and best practices for tobacco prevention
  • Develop collaborations and new avenues for outreach and education efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in public health, or other closely related social science
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and campus community members

How to Apply: Please provide a cover letter and current resume to abecker@uhs.umass.edu.

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: September 7, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

ServiceNet

ServiceNet, a human services agency, is seeking Relief Counselors in Western, MA. These are flexible paid positions to assist clients with their day to day needs, in residential homes across multiple programs and locations. Must be able to work 15 hours per week.

Training and Qualifications: ServiceNet pays for orientation and training to obtain certification in First Aid, CPR and Applied Non-Violence (ANV).

Other requirements of the job include:

  • A passion for working with people who are living with a disability. 
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the requirements of this position.
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record.
  • A hobby or special interest you would enjoy sharing with residents and colleagues, and a sense of humor!

 *Routine background checks conducted.

Benefits and Compensation: ServiceNet offers a salary ($11.00/hr) with opportunities for full-time positions. 

To Apply: Please indicate in your letter of interest, where you would like to work! (Please see full job decription) Send resume and cover letter with “Relief Staff” in the subject line to jobs@servicenet.org

Deadline: August 31, 2017
Posted: 1 month 16 hours ago

Jobs

Ascentria Care Alliance

The purpose of the SNAP-Ed Program Assistant is to provide general administrative assistance to the SNAP-Ed program through tracking class attendance and participant enrollment, preparing program reports according to deadline, and assisting SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators with class preparation, instruction, and assessment.

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: August 28, 2017
Posted: 4 days 16 hours ago

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts is seeking a professional planner. This position will be involved with a variety of planning activities, with some focus on public health planning. This is an excellent opportunity to gain multi-faceted experience in community and regional planning and public health initiatives. Starting salary range is $47,476 - $53,738, depending on qualifications, with benefits package. 

Responsibilities: Primarily responsible for providing support to Age Friendly Berkshires, a collaborative, working to make Berkshire County a more age-friendly community. The Planner will also provide support to a wide range of other planning activities, including, but not limited to public health, emergency planning and economic and community development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of full time experience in public health, planning, community development or equivalent may be substituted for a master’s degree.
  • Candidate must have valid driver’s license and access to private vehicle.

How to Apply: Submit the following items to BRPC Public Health Program Manager: info@berkshireplanning.org by e-mail only: resume, cover letter and a short writing sample. Position available immediately and open until filled. 

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: August 21, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator to provide support across the organization in implementing the mission of the organization to strengthen local agriculture by building connections between farmers and the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing the Pioneer Valley Grows (PVGrows) Forum
  • Supporting CISA's Local Hero enrollment process
  • Planning and implementing events related to CISA's 25th Anniversary

Hours and Compensation: Part-time, hourly; 24-hours/week. $17.00- $19.00/hour, depending on experience. Some weekend and evening availability required. Holiday and sick time provided.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jennifer Williams at jennifer@buylocalfood.org (preferred) or mail to CISA, One Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373. Review begins August 29, 2017, position open until filled .

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: August 29, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Meyers Primary Care Institute

The Institute is seeking a full time Research Assistant to provide support for ongoing research studies in the areas of epidemiology, health services, health communication, geriatrics, and other areas. The Research Assistant will also provide support for educational initiatives. 

Read the full post here.

Deadline: January 14, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Fellowships

Winston Health Policy Fellowship Program

The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship program is offering  a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, DC. This opportunity will provide systematic exposure to organizations, associations, and coalitions in the private sector, as well as policy development centers in Congress and the Administration.

General Requirements: 

  • This fellowship is open to graduate students in any discipline, field, or profession.
  • Applicants must graduate during the September 2017 - June 2018 academic year to be eligible.
  • Individuals who do not possess previous health policy experience in Washington, DC will be given preference.
  • Selection of final applicants will be made by the Winston Fellowship Selection Committee in January 2018.

Application Requirements:

  • The application materials must be received by October 13, 2017.
  • A narrative synopsis of your past and current extracurricular and volunteer activities in the community and on campus.
  • A current resume must be submitted.
  • A statement of interest must be submitted.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be submitted.
  • All academic transcripts must be included in application.

For further information, please visit www.winstonfellowship.org or you may contact the Fellowship at (202) 585-0288.

Deadline: October 13, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago