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Personal Care Assistance (PCA/CNA needed)

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PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANCE (PCA/CNA) NEEDED

Opportunity to fulfill personal care requirements for health-related programs. Work with active, cognitively sound, handicapped professor emeritus (lovely guy!).

Duties include: moderate assistance with showering/dressing, and assistance with transfers and daily exercise.

Onsite training with current PCA and spouse. Evening and weekend hours needed.

Must have a car and reside in the Amherst area. $15/hour to start. Please email resume, available hours, and confirmation that you have a car and live in the Amherst area to Merilee Hill, mhill@acad.umass.edu.

 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 day 10 hours ago

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Research Associate I

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate epigenomic aberrations in cancer and discover novel therapeutic targets. The candidate will assist in the development of cancer models from primary human tumors and human cell lines that represent different cellular lineages and drug-resistant states. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize the chromatin state of these tumors and modern functional perturbation techniques including lentiviral knockdown and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools. He/she will test the model systems in immuno-compromised mice for their ability to form tumors and to test for drug responses. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

The candidate is expected to work largely independently after training, but will be closely mentored by the principal investigators and others.
 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides a vibrant research environment with close links to top academic institutions across the Boston and Cambridge area and provide the potential for your contributions to be used and recognized worldwide. 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

  • Learn, execute and further develop next-generation sequencing protocols and explore novel techniques of low input epigenomics.
  • Handles cell culture of human cancer cell lines and primary human cells. Uses established protocols for lentiviral knockdown, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, overexpression.
  • Uses wide assay of cell biology and molecular biology techniques to mechanistically characterize dependencies.
  • Learn and execute a variety of in vitro functional bioassays and high dimensional phenotypic readouts.
  • May work with mouse models to assess tumor formation, and drug response. 
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
  • Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Documents, compiles, and analyzes experimental protocols and data including running computational analysis pipelines on the command line.  
  • Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, large complex experiments, and large data sets, all of which demand great attention to detail. 
  •  Proactive in identifying problems and solutions to address them.
  • Must be an exceptional team player
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in Biology, Computational Biology or related field required. 0-2 yrs of experience working in a scientific research setting a plus.
  • Familiarity of basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including recombinant DNA and protein biochemistry, strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with fluorescent microscopy or flow cytometry is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with the command line, linux and R desirable.

If interested, please contact the principal investigator:
Birgit Knoechel, MD PhD
Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute
birgit_knoechel@dfci.harvard.edu


 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 3 days 17 hours ago

Dana Carver Cancer Institute

Research Associate I

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

The candidate is expected to work largely independently after training, but will be closely mentored by the principal investigator and others.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

  • Learn, execute and further develop next-generation sequencing protocols and explore novel techniques of low input genomics including single-cell sequencing.
  • Handles cell culture of cancer cell lines and sensitive primary human cells. Uses established protocols and works closely with Broad and DFCI platforms, facilities, and collaborators.
  • Uses wide assay of cell biology and molecular biology techniques to mechanistically characterize dependencies.
  • Learns and executes a variety of in vitro functional bioassays and high dimensional phenotypic readouts.
  • Works with mouse models to assess tumor formation, and drug response. 
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
  • Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Documents, compiles, and analyzes experimental protocols and data including running established computational pipelines on the command line.  
  • Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments.

         
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, large complex experiments, and large data sets, all of which demand great attention to detail. 
  • Proactive in identifying problems and solutions to address them.
  • Must be an exceptional team player.
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in biology, computational biology or related field required. 0-2 yrs of experience working in a scientific research setting a plus.
  • Familiarity of basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including recombinant DNA and protein biochemistry, strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with fluorescent microscopy or flow cytometry is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the command line, linux systems and R is desirable.

If interested, please contact the principal investigator:

Jens Lohr, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Hematologic Neoplasia and Center for Cancer Precision Medicine Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Member, Broad Institute
jensg_lohr@dfci.harvard.edu
 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 3 days 17 hours ago

EXOS

EXOS has been leading the way in workplace wellness for over two decades, creating evidence-based employee wellness programs for global companies across a number of industries. Our employer solutions come to life through a combination of wellness services, technology, fitness facilities, and performance staff, and are always within reach — online, via mobile apps, and through in-person coaching. Company leaders, including many from fortune 500 companies, trust our solutions and services to improve the health and happiness of their workforce, as well as their return on investment.

Responsibilities 
We're seeking a Site Lead to join our team. As our new Site Lead you will:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the fitness center, including facilities and maintenance
  • Perform fitness assessments, determine exercise prescriptions, and design workout programs for a diverse population, including a variety of high risk clientel
  • Provide one-on-one consulting, training and motivation
  • Design & implement incentive, health promotion, and other specialty programs
  • Instruct group exercise classes, and at some facilities, manage the group exercise scheduling and staffing
  • Assist with strategic planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Select, mentor and supervise interns at the site
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications 
Required Qualifications: 
Bachelor's Degree (exercise related field)
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience leading group exercise classes preferred
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist certification strongly desired
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a fitness environment (supervisory experience preferred)
  • Experience teaching group exercise, or demonstration of ability to learn how to instruct classes
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain certifications upon hire

We are an equal opportunity employer 
EXOS is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws. EXOS provides reasonable accommodation to employees and applicants for employment who have disabilities. You may request reasonable accommodation, in writing, by reaching out to our HR department at: 
 
Attention: EXOS Human Resources, Accommodations
2629 E. Rose Garden Ln. 
Phoenix, AZ 85050
 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 4 days 16 hours ago

CNA/HHA/PCA Caregiver

Comprehensive Home Care

CNA/HHA/PCA caregivers
Comprehensive Home Care 235 Greenfield Road South Deerfield, MA 01373.
phone: 413.665.9058
Full time and part time hours
Day and night shifts available
Competitive wages, benefits and flexible scheduling

Responsibilities:
- Assist clients with activities of daily living
- Communicate care results to relevant parties
- Collaborate care with clients and families
- Maintain a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment

Qualifications:
- Current driver's license required
- Previous experience in personal care or related fields preferred
- Compassionate and caring personality
- Excellent communication skills

To apply online please visit our website at www.comprehensive-homecare.com

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Town of Orange, MA

The Town of Orange is seeking a Health Agent to perform all relevant duties required by state statutes and regulations. The Health Agent works under the direction of a 3 member Board, responsible for duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living
conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.

 

Preferred qualifications include: Bachelors Degree or higher in public health or related field; one or more years of related experience; license or certification as Registered Sanitarian, Title 5 Soil Evaluator, Title 5 System. Inspector, and Certified Food Protection Manager. A valid MA Drivers License is required. 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:Tbarnes@townoforange.org or mail to: Trish Barnes Town of Orange 6 Prospect Street, Orange, MA 01364 EOE – Resumes accepted until position is filled

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

City of Easthampton

COORDINATOR – EASTHAMPTON HEALTHY YOUTH I
25-30 HOURS/WEEK POSITION
Closing Date: until filled
SALARY RANGE - $20.88-$27.41 PER HOUR

Essential Functions:
The Coordinator oversees all operations of the Coalition including member recruitment,
grant administration, fund raising, public relations and project implementation. Assists
Coalition partners in conducting strategic planning and helps develop comprehensive
action plan. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring fiscal and record keeping
functions as well as verbal and written reports. Maintains budget and related reporting
for the Drug Free Community Grant. Researches and applies for additional grants.
Supervises Outreach Worker and any clerical staff. Travel to at least one national
meeting or conference per year is required. Some travel to local, regional and statewide
conferences and workshops is also required. Must be available to work some
evenings and weekends for meetings and events

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S required, master’s degree in public health, Public Policy or related field
preferred. Prior experience in Coalition building, community organizing, data collection
and analysis, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation preferred, or combination of
education and experience.

To Apply:
Applicants who wish to be considered for this position may do so by submitting an
application to the Personnel Director, 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 on
or before the above closing date.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Jane F. Sakiewicz, Director, CITY OF EASTHAMPTON Personnel Department
Easthampton Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027-2266 Telephone: 413-529-1466
Fax: 413-529-1488 

Deadline: February 7, 2020
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Senior Program Manager will oversee the development of capacity building and educational materials and activities with community health center partners.She/he will be a primary point of contact for the I-Lab, representing the I-Lab to internal and external partners, community health centers, and interacting with investigators, community advisors, executive advisors and other individuals throughout Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She/he will also contribute to general strategy and planning related to execution of the I-Lab grant activities to ensure the I-Lab goals and activities are met, assist with financial management, and oversee execution of the data management plan, Institutional Review Board application and project reports.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate project activities for the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE).
• Manage communications, educational materials and capacity building activities with Massachusetts community health centers participating in the ISCCCE through on-site activities and a virtual network.
• Coordinate communications among project core programs, partners and staff including data management, research activities and pilot studies.
• Set agendas for I-Lab project operations meetings.
• Oversee adherence to I-Lab activity timelines.
• Manage communications and activities with community advisory board.
• Coordinate data sources and partners to optimize efficiency of databases and adhere to data safety and monitoring plans.
• Hire and supervise research staff in pilot projects.
• Work with staff at community health centers to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
• Present ISCCCE activities at local and national community health meetings and forums.
• Represent the ISCCCE in meetings with internal and external collaborators.
• Stay up to date on literature, etc. to provide recommendations and information related to community-based cancer prevention and community health implementation science.
• Provide scientific and administrative support for any grant proposals associated with the I-Lab activities.
• Working with communications staff, oversee dissemination of ISCCCE activities through a web-based platform and social media activities.
• Assist the Principle Investigators with presentation needs for ISCCCE events.
• Assist with evaluation and preparation of publications and reports of all programmatic activities.
• Disseminate information on the I-Lab programs, creating progress reports and other program materials for distribution.
• Review MGH budget and spending updates monthly and coordinate with post-award financial managers at Harvard Chan School of Public.
 • Provide administrative support and facilitate contracts for partnerships with community health centers and community-based programs

Qualifications:
• A minimum seven years’ experience in a healthcare setting.
• BA/BS required.
• Master’s degree preferred (in management, education, public health or related field).

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to equity and improving access to health care for underserved populations. Excellent organizational abilities, including success in managing multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and regularly with staff at the highest levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including verbal and written as well as ability to develop clear presentations and online content for a broad spectrum of staff and partners.
• Strong problem solving and process management skills.
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing for websites and other online or virtual venues.
• Extensive knowledge of project management areas of integration, scope, time, quality, cost, resource management, and communication.
• Ability to develop an understanding of project content sufficient to address whether deliverables have been met, to identify and elevate issues appropriately and/or to seek expert input to assure that the process outline to reach critical milestones is substantive and sufficient.
• Fluency with project management technology and interest in/experience with utilizing technology to support learning communities.

Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, online content development (WordPress, etc.), and project management software (JIRA, Basecamp, Asana or other). Data management software experience (Access, Redcap, or other) required.
• Ability to travel to community health center partner locations as required.

Supervisory Responsibility
• Supervise 15 community health center organizational partners participating in I-Lab activities including monitoring health center engagement, participation in capacity building activities, supporting their staffing and financial management for I-Lab research activities, and evaluation of data reporting and performance.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of one research staff member.
• Supervise students participating in I-Lab activities (3-5 per year).

Fiscal Responsibility
• Management of budgets for a complex federal award with five institutional sub-contracts and 15 community health center partners. The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE) is an NIH-funded center grant with principle investigators at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. As part of the center grant, the ISCCCE team is developing an Implementation Laboratory (I-Lab) of community health centers across Massachusetts to increase implementation science in community health settings, enable a range of studies on the adoption and implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies, and allow for rapid-cycle testing of innovative approaches in settings that serve populations with health disparities.

The Implementation lab is partnering with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League), a robust primary care association in Massachusetts the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS), to inform and evaluate implementation and quality improvement activities.

General Summary

 The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Center for Community Health Improvement and will work closely with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will work closely with center grant PIs and report directly to the I-lab Director. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be responsible for project coordination with community health center and data partners, investigators at MGH and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and community advisors. She/he will provide oversight throughout the project management lifecycle for all administrative functions at the I-Lab and contribute to administrative management of the overall grant. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will also serve as the lead for ISCCCE communications including coordination of a virtual community of I-Lab partners, evaluation/reporting activities, and coordination of center grant events.

Apply: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3107962

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August/September 2020. The successful candidate will develop a program of research focusing on healthy aging, nutrition across the life course, or nutrition in chronic diseases, with specialty areas including but not limited to precision nutrition, health equity, behavioral health, and minority health; biochemical and molecular nutrition, functional genomics including the microbiome; dietary pattern analysis, nutrition and food policy, and community-engaged research. Transnational research, clinical research, and research addressing population health and the needs of vulnerable communities is highly desirable. This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

View the full description, requirements and application instructions on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Posted: 3 months 1 day ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of more than 100 highly-skilled primary care physicians and specialists who are affiliated with the renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. Our Central Office is located in Needham, MA.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 32032BR
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Job Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work as part of a primary care team and new initiative focused on the intersection between the Social Determinants of Health and health care. The CHW will assist patients and families with gaining access to the variety of social services they need to improve their health and well-being. The CHW will also engage the primary care team to increase understanding of how the social determinants of health impact health outcomes and will collaborate with the clinical team to promote health and wellness.

Essential Responsibilities:

1.    Establish trusting relationships and provide general support and encouragement to BIDHC patients and their families. The CHW will effectively communicate BIDHC's mission and values.
2.    Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families. Help patients set personal goals and empower patients to participate in their healthcare.
3.    Connect with patients in person or telephonically to assess their resource needs.
4.    Provide a wide range of support to patients and families seeking community based resources, activities and benefits. Assist with access to concrete resources (ie food, housing, transportation, daycare, financial aid). Follow up with patients to ensure successful connection(s) with services.
5.    Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community-based/government agencies.
6.    Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested. Collaborate with the BIDHC primary care team to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care.
7.    Record patient care management information in the EHR (training provided) and other software no later than 24 hours after patient contact.
8.    Provide culturally competent support and assist patients in connection to culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.
9.    Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families. Develop and revise resource toolkits for primary care practices.
10.    Provide technical assistance and training to primary care staff around administration of Social Determinants of Health Screening.

Required Qualifications:

1.    High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
2.    1-3 years related work experience required.
3.    Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with medical practice/practice staff and other organizations.
4.    Understand the community served - community connectedness.
5.    Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
6.    Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program preferred.
2.    Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
3.    Bilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Vietnamese.

Competencies:

1.    Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
2.    Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
3.    Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
4.    Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
5.    Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
6.    Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
7.    Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
8.    Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

To apply, follow this link: https://jobs.bidmc.org/job/needham/community-health-worker/169/13643906

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

Internships

UMASS Institute for Applied Life Science

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The key objectives of the CSI Program are to:

  • Build and grow a competitive and industry-relevant on-campus internship opportunity for UMass undergraduate students.
  • Provide in-depth technical training in cutting-edge research equipment facilities, research methods, and data analysis.
  • Expose students to a range of interdisciplinary research culture and team science.
  • Sharpen professional development skills & understanding of business & business development practices.
  • Foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community of students from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest.  
  • Funding for the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program is made possible by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information & Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Engagement, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship.  Interns will be expected to work 320 hours over the course of the summer.  The program has three major components:
1. Research Experience in the UMass Core Facilities (300 hours)

  • Student interns will work hand-in-hand with Core Facility Directors to support advanced research originating from both academic and industry-sponsored projects.  Interns will use state-of-the-art technologies, and learn valuable, real-world technical skills to help launch their careers in Biotech, Advanced Manufacturing, Clinical & Academic Research and more! Students will apply to a specific facility of their choosing.

2. Professional Skill Development Workshop (10 hours)

  • Interns will attend weekly workshops focusing on how to thrive and advance their careers through the development of 1) a professional mindset, 2) an understanding of team building and team settings, 3) effective communication skills, and 4) key leadership skills.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Develop industry-relevant professional ‘soft’ skills to increase career-readiness.
  • Understand work culture, and anticipate professional expectations.
  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Navigate professional ethics, and develop key emotional & cultural intelligence.
  • Understand team and how to function in a team setting.
  • Become familiar with leadership & management skills.

3. Core Internship Community (10 hours)

Interns will meet weekly for Tea & Sympathy hour – an informal hour to connect with other interns, share your experience, talk about the fun science you’re working on, and eat delicious snacks.
The program also organizes a number of internship outings! Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu

January 1: Applications open | February 1: Applications due | March 13: Applicants will be notified of decisions April: Internship Orientation & EH&S Trainings | May 18: Internship period starts

Deadline: March 13, 2020
Posted: 4 days 14 hours ago

Public Health Fellowships

Kennedy Krieger Institute

1. Maternal Child Health - Leadership, Education, Advocacy, & Research Network (MCH-LEARN)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates
Summer Program: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 
Academic Year: Monthly sessions during the academic school year, September 2020 – April 2021

Brief Description:  The Maternal Child Health-Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded program that supports local undergraduate freshman, sophomore, and rising junior scholars entry into graduate school in Maternal Child Health (MCH) fields, i.e., public health and related fields such as pediatrics, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy and speech language pathology.  Scholars must have a 3.0 GPA, or better, on a 4.0 scale. The program is designed for local scholars (no housing allowance during the Baltimore summer session) from diverse populations who are underrepresented in MCH fields and desire to learn more about MCH.  Scholars will participate in a summer internship with continued monthly experiences throughout the academic year.  The MCH-LEARN provides public health research and complementary clinical or community engagement experiences.  Mentorship and professional development are key components. The MCH-LEARN research opportunities are in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, and identification and reduction of health disparities.  The ultimate goal of the MCH-LEARN is to promote diversity and leadership in MCH graduate studies and careers.
 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 10-week summer program and a small stipend for the academic year participation.  Funding to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is provided for scholars submitting research abstracts to the conference (as federal funding allows).

URL: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/mch-learn
Email: MCH-LEARN@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
 
2. Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)  

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of California Davis MIND Institute partnering with UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership in the area of maternal and child health.  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, CDC Winnable Battles, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.  Diverse undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree scholars (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about public health are encouraged to apply.  Scholars must have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Three leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by providing these highly qualified MCHC/RISE-UP scholars with public health leadership experiences.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. Following Orientation Week, University of California Davis scholars will begin their summer experience on Monday, June 15, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020.
 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota (10-week) and $3,000 is provided for University of California (8-week) program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
 
URL:  kennedykrieger.org/RISE-UP
Email: MCHC-RISE-UP@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

3. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program 
Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded, ten-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for  students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and/or health disparities research.  Fellows work with research mentors at the CDC or Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health or the Maryland or Baltimore City Department of Health.  These locations offer Fellows laboratory, clinical, state, and community-based research experiences. Specifically, the CDC site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases, prevention of injury, and other CDC research initiatives.  Fellows in Baltimore work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and epidemiology.  The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the Fellows research experience start on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. 
 
A $4,700 stipend is provided for master level graduate fellows and a $6,223 stipend is provided for pre-doctoral fellows.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
URL: kennedykrieger.org/Ferguson
Email: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Our mailing address is:
716 N. Broadway Ave
Baltimore, MD 21205

 

  


 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 4 days 17 hours ago

Emory University

Applications are now open for the  Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research program  
Apply by January 29, 2020 
 
The LGS-SOAR Program (May 26 – July 31), is a 10-week residential summer program where research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor and teams of postdocs, research technicians, librarians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR scholars receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development.  
 
The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education. If your applying scholar is financially sponsored by another funding mechanism or program please contact me so we can ensure all documentations are collected to ensure a smooth financial transition.  
 
The program is geared to introduce talented, potential Laney Graduate School Scholars to a vast skillset that includes:  
•    Communicating research to a variety of audiences 
•    Problem solving 
•    Interpreting results 
•    Participating in novel research 
•    Navigating difficult ethical situations 
•    Network building 
•    Presenting their work (Symposium Style Capstone Experience) 

Eligibility 
Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2020 and June 2023 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  
Application 
A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications?  We have a PDF document with instructions. 
  
Application deadline is January 29. 
  
 

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the re-launch of our Internship Challenge for Summer 2020 through Spring 2021! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has supported over 4,300 internships for college students (representing more than 230 academic institutions) with nearly 800 Massachusetts companies!
 
This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 550 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. 

Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC reimburses host companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).
 
Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply. For further details regarding this program, and a direct link to the application portal, please visit our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/internship 
 
If you have questions, please email internship@masslifesciences.com

 

Deadline: April 23, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Communications Intern

Holyoke Health Center

Holyoke Health Center, INC.
Holyoke Health Center is a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, with additional locations throughout Hampden County. We have been providing low cost medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services in both English and Spanish to the Holyoke, Chicopee, and the surrounding communities for 50 years. 
Our mission is to "Improve the health of our patients through affordable, quality health care and comprehensive community-based programs to create a healthy community."
We strongly believe that every person deserves high quality healthcare, and we are committed to developing resources with our partners, the state and federal government, and community members to deliver on our mission. We utilize a Patient Centered Medical Home approach to medical care, which includes preventative care, routine checkups, immunizations, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Visit www.hhcinc.org to learn more.

Internship Opportunity
Communications Assistant
This internship position will work under the direct supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager - assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with daily tasks, including but not limited to: outreach events and community tabling to promote health center services and programs, development of informational materials for services, digital engagement including social media and website, and other applicable tasks. Must possess excellent customer service skills, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Expert knowledge of social media and proficient computer skills required. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Bronwyn.Murphy@hhcinc.org 

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse and addiction research.  Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.  Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer.  The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, and literature reviews. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship.

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is in its 23rd year.  Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 1160 students have gained experience in drug abuse and addiction research.

Eligibility

  • This NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is designed to train individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce, to conduct research and to prepare for careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences such as individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27 and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.  In addition, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting; individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be encouraged to participate in this program.  For more information on racial and ethnic categories and definitions, see NOT-OD-15-089.
  • Although this program is designed to enhance underrepresented populations in science, all racial/ethnic populations are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 31, 2019 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions).
  • Graduating 2019 college seniors are also eligible to apply.
  • Individuals who have already participated in the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program are no longer eligible to apply.

Scope of Support

  • Interns will receive stipends in the amount of $12.00 per hour for a maximum stipend of $3,840 for eight (8) weeks.

Application Procedures

  • To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program online application (this site is closed for the year and will reopen on January 1, 2020).

Contact

  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie Huffman, huffmanj@mail.nih.gov, phone 301-443-9798.

For more information, visit the NIDA website.

Deadline: February 10, 2020
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago

May Institute

Are you looking for a rewarding internship experience? Do you want to enter the fields of human services, special education, or pursue a BCBA certification? May Institute offers paid spring and summer internships across our special education schools and corporate office. An internship with May Institute is an opportunity to be immersed in the forefront of autism treatment with a globally recognized organization. Learn more about autism spectrum disorder and applied behavior analysis in a challenging, fast-paced and fun environment! Full-and-part time schedules are available based on semester.

May Institute uses applied behavior analysis to support children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our internships will give you insight into all areas of student development at our schools, including communication, language, social, school-readiness, self-care and play skills. Interns observe and engage with students and staff based on their academic backgrounds and career path interests. You will work directly with students in collaboration with specialty providers such as Speech Language Pathologists, Curriculum Coordinators, and Educational Technology Specialists.

Why intern at May?
Guaranteed interviews for permanent positions                                                         
Training in applied behavior analysis
Access to education and / or clinical career paths
Network with executive and clinical leadership
CPR/First Aid certification
Safety Care training
Paid internships for full-and-part time schedules based on semester
Opportunities to work in our schools, centers, and directly with our clinical team              
Opportunity to stay on as relief staff while completing your degree
 
Spring/Summer Internship Program Highlights

Learning opportunities with industry-leading clinical experts
Industry Professional Speakers
Executive networking breakfast
Intern appreciation game day 
Resume workshop
Personal and professional development
4 or 5 day work weeks available (Summer Internship)
 
For more information or to apply, contact Stacy Leger: SLeger@mayinstitute.org 

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Learn about programs that provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and see what past program participants have to say about their experience.
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.

Why Does CUPS Matter?
The CUPS program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce.  According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-
Hispanic White alone).
A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.
Students display a variety of skills and knowledge including a focus on epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with special populations, and biostatistics and statistical software.

The following is a description of the opportunities at each institution:
Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
– The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
 –The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation).  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.

 Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of -- Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).  Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.

 The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
 

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
-A 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.
 

UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program
 – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)
 – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Organizational Description
The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the state’s leading voice for public health. As a statewide membership organization, we engage communities in advocacy to protect and improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.
MPHA is building local leaders, supporting local policy change and engaging a network of activists across the state to take action for healthy communities.
MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, public education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect and strengthen state and local public health infrastructure, including emergency preparedness, and address major public health challenges.

MPHA online:
Website: www.mapublichealth.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActionforAHealthyMass
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAPublicHealth

Student Roles and Responsbilities
Students will play an important role in policy analysis, research, writing, and advocacy on key MPHA policy priorities.
Each student will act as the lead on one or more projects over the course of the semester(s), to be determined based on matching student interest and skills with organizational need. In addition, students will play a support role on other projects, working closely with MPHA staff. Projects may include:

  • Research and writing on policy priorities, including the drafting of policy papers, presentations, fact sheets, and press releases
  • Supporting State House advocacy activities, which may include legislative outreach, briefings, and lobby days
  • Participating in MPHA state budget advocacy, including analyzing the state budget, drafting statements, filing budget amendments, and working with coalition allies to advocate for public health funding
  • Designing new training and capacity building activities to support local public health leaders
  • Supporting MPHA events, including the MPHA Annual Meeting and Spring Awards Breakfast
  • Supporting evaluation activities of MPHA’s advocacy and organizing

Desired Skills
Graduate student in public health, social work (macro), communications or related field (advanced undergraduate students with relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered)
Experience with community organizing or advocacy – either paid or volunteer
Excellent communications skills – writing and speaking
Commitment to public health, prevention, and health equity
Highly organized and motivated

Commitment
Minimum time commitment is spring semester (January-June) for 16-20 hours/week. Preference is given to students available for the fall and spring semesters.
All positions are unpaid.
 

Deadline: January 24, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

World Health Organization

Requirements

  • You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.
  • You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
  • You have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor's level or equivalent) the assignment.
  • You are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment.
  • You have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.
  • The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks on a full-time basis.
  • Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern
  • As of January 2020, WHO provides stipends to students who need support. After selection, the interns will fill a disclosure form to indicate if they already have support (grant / scholarships, etc.) Based on this disclosure form, WHO will provide stipends up to a specific amount per duty station. The amount will be indicated for each position the students apply to.
  • WHO provides to all interns a medical and accident insurance coverage during the entire period of the internship.
  • WHO interns must provide a medical certificate of fitness for work prior to the start of their internship.
  • Interns must disclose any circumstances that could give rise to a potential conflict of interest related to the subject of the activity in which they will be involved during the course of their assignment (Declaration of Interest).

WHO has a Internship Vacancies where candidates from across the world are invited to express interest in specific areas of work and organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).
If you want additional information on WHO's internship programme in our Regional Offices or Headquarters, please refer to the website of the respective office.
Candidates from across the world are invited to express interest in specific areas of work and organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).
To apply: https://www.who.int/careers/internships/en/

Deadline: February 21, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

Centers for Disease Control

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include: Introduction to Biostatistics, Introduction to Epidemiology, Scientific Writing, and Public Health Leadership. Students also participate in a 3-day session at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the remaining 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently residing in the United States.
  • Must not have participated in any other CDC undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program in the past 

Hands-on Experience/Mentoring: Interns are paired with mentors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention (CDC NCHHSTP). Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of their mentors on a public health research project, 5 days a week for eight weeks, gaining direct exposure to the practice of public health.

Community Service: Interns are required to complete 16 hours of community service during their time in PHLFP. Past community service opportunities have included: food sorting at the Atlanta Community Food Bank; farming at the Truly Living Well Community Garden in West End; feeding the homeless in downtown Atlanta with Service Spree; and more. 

Stipend: A stipend for participation is provided to all interns.

Travel: Each intern is provided financial support for round-trip travel.

Housing: Housing is provided to all interns on the campus of Morehouse College.

Final Project: Each intern is required to complete a final paper and deliver a final oral poster presentation to PHLFP staff, faculty, mentors and invited guests based on their summer research. 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things:

  • Watch the Applying Successfully to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) Video. External Link
  • Read the SIP FAQs carefully.
  • Read our suggestions for creating a successful SIP application
  • After submitting your application, if you applied to the General  SIP Program, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups. (IMPORTANT NOTE: applicants to SIP subprograms should NOT contact investigators.)  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program website for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Eligibility: The 2020 Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application*, OR
  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 8, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.  

Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all. Read this magazine article to learn more about the experiences of last year's cohort.

Program Details

  • Cohort of 35-40 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 21 - August 14, 2020)
  • Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work 3 days per week
  • Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities
  • Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, funding to cover some meals, and metro pass or funding for gas
  • Scholars attend a paid trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation
  • Scholars that do not live in California will receive funds for travel to and from the program in Los Angeles

Program Eligibility Criteria* 

  • Interest in exploring a career in the field of public health
  • By the start of the program,
  1. be enrolled in a four-year institution (community college transfers eligible) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate education 
  2. OR graduated Spring term 2019 or after and have not officially enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Ability to be present in LA and participate in program activities from June 21 - August 14, 2020
  • Willingness to attend social and volunteer events on evenings and occasional weekends
  • Willingness to stay engaged with program for alumni tracking, professional development opportunities, maintaining contact with cohort, and participate in recruitment for the 2021 cohort
  • Successful submission of all application materials
  • There is no GPA requirement 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

University of Michigan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health.
The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 
Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan's campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health.
Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements.  

FPHLP LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Promote and introduce public health careers to college students.
  • Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health equity.
  • Increase awareness of health disparities and its impact on the nation.
  • Build practical experiences to enhance the students' professional credentials.
  • Develop a baseline understanding of the political, social, and cultural context within which public health activities are conducted.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent ) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
    • Note: Students with an associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2019 or Spring 2020) who have not been accepted into a graduate program (including medical school) also qualify
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or U.S. National
  • African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (good academic standing) is recommended

 

Deadline: January 20, 2020
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center - NYC, NY

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center | Project AHEAD 2020

Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) is a 9-week summer internship program designed to give training and experience to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in health care. Project AHEAD 2020 will take place Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, August 14, 2020, and will be located in lower Manhattan.

What to Expect
Students will be exposed to various health care careers, and gain an understanding of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community, and of current health issues impacting the health status of Asian Americans in the United States. Interns will have the opportunity to create and implement a community health project and attend seminars and workshops based on the group’s interests.

Stipend
Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for the summer program. The Health Center will not be responsible for housing accommodation, food or travel expenses. If accepted applicants are not New York City residents, please contact your school for possible NYC housing opportunities available to interns.

Requirements
Program requirements include currently an undergraduate student in second, third or final year of college at the time of application, interest in health care and the Asian American community, and have a time commitment for Monday – Friday, promptly at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., including some early mornings and weekends. Please plan your vacation time accordingly so it does not interfere with the program’s schedule. We cannot accommodate international students or students who are studying temporarily in the United States.

Application
Applications are only accepted online, and include an online application, resume, personal statement,
and letter of recommendation. Complete applications (including the letter of recommendation) must be submitted no later than Friday, February 14, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Academic transcripts are not required and will not be accepted. Applicants may be contacted for an interview for more information. These interviews will take place between February 24 and 28, 2020.  Prepare all your information and documents needed before starting the online application because there is no "save and return" feature.

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago

Fellowships

Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital


PORTAL: Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law  Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics ​​​​​​​
1620 Tremont Street • Suite 3016 • Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930

Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Fax: 617-232-8602

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL)

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s
Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2020 round of
applications for postdoctoral fellows in pharmaceutical law and health services research.

Current and past fellows have studied FDA regulation, patents, prescription drug prices,
and competition in the therapeutic marketplace. Other areas of focus include intellectual
property, ethics, and comparative effectiveness, as well as the development, approval, and
evidence-based use of drugs, devices, vaccines, procedures, and diagnostics.

Applications are invited from researchers with doctoral degrees (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D.,
or equivalent) or who will complete such training by July 2020. Fellows will have an
appointment at Harvard Medical School, receive close mentorship from faculty members in
the Division, and engage in one or more projects intended to start their careers in law and
public health research. Salary level and fellowship length will vary depending on the
candidate (minimum: 1 year).

The deadline is February 14, 2020.

To apply, please send to asarpatwari@bwh.harvard.edu:
(1) a CV,
(2) a writing sample,
 (3) a cover letter describing your past work, ideas for the kinds of research you’d like to do in the fellowship, and career goals.

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics is a 60-member interdisciplinary research center. Our work focuses on the evaluation, regulation, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of prescription drugs and medical devices, as well as the
development and evaluation of policies to improve use of therapeutics.

E-mail Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D. at asarpatwari@bwh.harvard.edu with any questions.

**Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employers; women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.**

Deadline: February 14, 2020
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