Career Opportunities


Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Project Specialist. Tracking California has several programs related to sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance and health education on sickle cell disease. The Project Specialist will provide support to various aspects of these programs, including research of and connection to SCD programs and resources in the state, managing budgets and subcontracts, coordinating data and information requests from outside partners, attending regular project meetings and taking notes or facilitating small groups, conducting literature reviews, developing materials for presentation, and attendance and/or presentation at relevant public health events.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and experience with or understanding of healthcare disparities, sickle cell disease, HIV, renal disease, or other conditions disproportionately affecting persons of color, and strong project coordination skills. Applicants should feel comfortable working one-on-one with a wide variety of stakeholders, including patient advocates, community based organizations, state health agency staff, and clinic or academic researchers.

This job offers potential for growth in the position over time working with a small collaborative team. It is an excellent opportunity for someone to learn about public health surveillance, rare disease, healthcare disparities and community health in California, and to synthesize, communicate, and disseminate scientific information to diverse audiences with the goal of supporting public health activities, community advocacy, and health policy through the production of meaningful, accessible, and accurate data.

Click here for the full position description and instructions for applying.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago

Dream Corps

The Dream Corps seeks an experienced marketing and communications strategist with the vision and expertise to build a growing non-profit with diverse programs into a leading social change brand with one voice that is heard loud and clear across the US. 

The new role of Director of Marketing and Communications at the Dream Corps will oversee all media relations, communications, strategy, and narrative change work, with an initial focus on leading an organization-wide rebranding. 

The director will develop and implement marketing strategies to enhance our impact, to reach and engage new audiences, and to attract high-quality media coverage of Dream Corps’ work. Working closely with engagement, development and program staff, the director plays a leadership role in communications strategy focusing on creating awareness and thought leadership for Dream Corps, and our major initiatives, #GreenForAll, #YesWeCode, and #cut50.

The director is a member of the Dream Corps leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. 

Click here for more information on qualifications and how to apply.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health integrates legal and consulting expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the healthcare system. Combining legal excellence, first-hand experience in shaping public policy, sophisticated strategy insight, and deep analytic capabilities, we provide uniquely valuable professional services to the full range of health industry players. Our diverse team of more than 160 attorneys and consultants from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and its consulting subsidiary, Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, is passionate about helping our clients advance their business interests, fulfill their missions, and lead healthcare into the future. For more information, visit

Position Overview: Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified Consultant(s) to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized healthcare strategy consulting team and work with clients who are passionate about improving healthcare. Responsibilities: Consultants will work on project teams and will play an important role in the development of business strategy recommendations for our clients. Consultants work on a broad range of substantive areas including: payment and delivery system transformation; healthcare reform implementation; hospital, health system and academic medical center operations/strategy; strategic planning services; Medicaid policy, redesign and innovation; Medicare program elements; health IT strategy; and pharmaceutical market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies. Specific responsibilities include quantitative and qualitative research on health care business and policy issues, presentation creation and design, development of strategic solutions, and assistance with monitoring federal and state health policy actions, health care provider markets, and other emerging healthcare trends. Preferred candidates will have strong analytic skills assessing market, financial, and operational data; with a demonstrated ability to analyze this data to generate descriptive statistics, conduct more complex analyses that address strategy and policy questions, and develop financial pro formas.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent experience in business administration, public health, public administration, public policy, health administration, economics, or health care management from a leading institution. 2-4 years of substantive experience in the healthcare industry with demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for healthcare issues and trends. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings and media. Strong computer skills, including expert-level knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. A self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must complete their advanced degree by Spring 2020.

Join the Team: All candidates must apply through our online application portal. Required application materials include a resume, cover letter and writing sample (2-3 pages from your academic or work experience where you are the sole author - - examples include policy memo, briefing memo, issue brief, market/competitive analysis or PPT). EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disable

Deadline: October 31, 2019
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago


Epic is looking for bright, driven individuals who are interested in having a career that makes a global impact in healthcare and technology. Check out our open positions to find your opportunity to be part of something great, including the following opportunities:

Visit the company's careers page for more information.

Deadline: September 22, 2019
Posted: 5 days 13 hours ago

Executive Director

Institute for Community Health

The Institute for Community Health (ICH) - a highly regarded non-profit consulting organization that provides planning and assessment, participatory evaluation, applied research and data services to help local communities create sustainable health - is seeking an Executive Director.

The cornerstone of our mission is a commitment to stakeholder engagement in all aspects of the planning, evaluation and research processes, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences and values that communities contribute to health improvement.

ICH has extensive experience and an excellent reputation for working across sectors and with a broad array of organizations and institutions, including community-based organizations, city and state governments, hospitals and community health centers, and academic institutions. Our work spans a wide variety of topic areas, including chronic disease, health systems, youth development, health disparities, substance use disorders, and mental health, among others.

This position presents the possibility of an academic appointment to a Boston area university.

The office is located just north of Boston in Malden, MA and is a short walk from the Orange Line T stop.

Position Scope

The Executive Director is accountable for the leadership, financial health, and overall performance of the Institute. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, finances, strategic plan, and the overall health of the organization. Other key duties include revenue generation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. 

Key Qualifications

  • Inspirational leader who has both vision and the ability to articulate and translate that vision into action. Proven track record of building organizations.
  • Experience leading evaluation and/or applied research projects, including experience with small to midsize projects, in public health/healthcare at the Principal Investigator level.
  • Strong understanding of consulting business development approaches; success obtaining revenue and in finding grant opportunities and other sources of funds. Ability to raise funds on a regional and local level.
  • A passion and dedication to communities and the improvement of community health; experience working with community agencies.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including experience with non-profit management; able to articulate goals clearly and to give staff both the responsibility and the authority to achieve them.
  • Deep understanding of program evaluation and research, participatory and utilization-focused approaches, and the concepts of public and community health.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with ability to interact with all levels of staff, clients and potential clients, community members, board members, and other public health and academic stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively in public forums.
  • At least 10 years of progressively more responsible positions in public health/non-profit management.
  • Advanced degree in public health, social sciences, medicine, or a related field.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Joan Bennett at Bennett Consulting, LLC

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Gandara Center

The Gandara Center is looking for an energetic team-player who enjoys working with youth to assist in the development and implementation of a new Youth Gambling Prevention Program whose focus is centered on increasing youth perception of harm of gambling and increasing their critical thinking skills to navigate pressures to gamble. The Coordinator, using funder-provided curricula, including PhotoVoice, provides education and programming to promote success to youth and caregivers. This position is a part-time 20 hour/week position.

Required Experience:

  • BA/BS in public health, human services, social work or a related field is preferred
  • 2 years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Experience working with youth in a group setting,  preferably including the provision of trauma-inform programming to youth experiencing multiple risk factors
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural (Spanish + English) required
  • Commitment to community collaboration and working with diverse communities
  • Excellent writing, computer and people skills
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of the agency and social change

To apply: Visit the Gandara Center website.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst is seeking applicants qualified for a Tenure Track Faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomechanics. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding biomechanics research and graduate training. This is one of three new faculty positions in the areas of biomechanics and Movement Neuroscience in Kinesiology this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field. Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry in biomechanics include but are not limited to: musculoskeletal modeling, musculotendon dynamics and advanced imaging of tissue mechanics. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and develop an active research program at UMass Amherst with an independent base of support using funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and industry collaborators.
  • Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in Kinesiology (examples: Undergraduate & Graduate Biomechanics, Biophysical Signal Measurement and Analysis, Computer Simulation of Human Movement).
  • Oversee graduate theses and dissertations, and undergraduate independent studies and honors projects.
  • Serve on departmental, school and university committees, panels or boards, as assigned or based on interests.

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

Deadline: October 14, 2019
Posted: 4 weeks 12 hours ago

UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking talented applicants qualified for two tenure track faculty positions in the Kinesiology Department in the area of Movement Neuroscience, one at the level of Assistant Professor and one at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding movement science research and graduate training. These positions are two of three new faculty searches in the areas of Movement Neuroscience and Biomechanics in the Department this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field. Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry for these two positions include the relation between physical activity or exercise and brain cognitive function, neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion, and sensorimotor integration. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and develop an active research program with an independent base of support using funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and industry collaborators.
  • Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in kinesiology (examples: undergraduate and graduate Motor Control, Movement Neuroscience, Biophysical Signal Measurement and Analysis, Brain Function and Physical Activity).
  • Oversee graduate theses and dissertations, undergraduate independent studies and honors projects.
  • Serve on departmental, school and university committees, panels or boards, as assigned or based on interests.

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

Deadline: October 14, 2019
Posted: 4 weeks 12 hours ago

Project Manager/Research Scientist

Dartmouth College

Geisel School of Medicine is seeking a Project Manager/Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology. Working independently, the candidate will manage the development and implementation of a large scale, ongoing environmental maternal and child health study being conducted throughout New Hampshire and the Dartmouth Hitchcock service area that is contributing to a national effort to address how pre- peri- and postnatal environmental exposures impact childhood development and health outcomes.

Responsibilities will include participating in the development of research protocols including selection and design of questionnaires and biologic sample collection and measurement methods (clinical measures, anthropometry, neurodevelopment). Responsibilities will also include oversight of data and sample collection, supervision and training of study personnel at multiple sites to ensure that maternal/pediatric assessments are completed correctly and that study milestones and goals are met in a timely manner. Other responsibilities include providing assistance with report, grant and manuscript preparation, and budget planning and monitoring. To meet these responsibilities, the candidate will be expected to closely collaborate with the study Principal Investigator, co-investigators, laboratory director, post-doctoral trainees, statisticians, programmers, clinical personnel, administrative officers and others. The candidate will also be expected to develop strong relationships with the NIH and coordinating centers, medical and administrative staff at collaborating sites and serve as a liaison with local medical communities, study participants and others in response to study questions and requests. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, occasional travel to study sites within New Hampshire, and to attend national meetings.

Candidates for this position should have relevant experience in a research or clinical environment with direct study related experience preferably in the maternal/child and/or environmental health fields. A PhD or Master’s Degree in public health, maternal/child health, environmental health, social sciences or other health related field is preferred. This position requires knowledge of epidemiologic research methodology and excellent interpersonal skills, along with the abilities to manage and implement complex research protocols, train and manage field staff, and monitor research progress.

For more information on this opportunity, please send letter of interest with salary requirements, CV, and references to:

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.

This is a fully state-funded (nine-month) tenure-line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in Environmental Health Sciences. Candidates will be expected to establish an outstanding independent research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Applicants with research interests in any area of environmental health will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in risk assessment, exposure science, environmental epidemiology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanistic toxicology, or global environmental health to complement existing expertise within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing graduate program and faculty in Environmental Health Sciences. Current areas of faculty research in the Environmental Health Sciences program in the Department of Public Health include environmental exposure assessment, dose-response modeling, developmental toxicology, environmental epigenetics, and endocrine disruptors. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School's Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.

Read the full post here.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago


Program Evaluation Internship

Gardening the Community

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. ( Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment. We are seeking an intern(s) (graduate or undergraduate) to work with us this fall and ideally continuing through the spring to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 or more.

GTC has been working to develop a model for evaluating our programs and their impact using the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems rubric. We are also committed to a participatory evaluation approach, involving our staff and youth in deciding what we want to evaluate and why, how to measure change, and collecting the data.

Responsibilities: Aggregation of data on food production and market sales, changes in overall community food access environment, community engagement, food justice organizing and youth leadership development. Work may include:

  • Conducting of focus groups and in depth interviews with participants and community members
  • Survey design and administration
  • Inputting survey data using SurveyMonkey or other tools
  • Analysis of market sales and customer data (tracked through Square)
  • Upgrading spreadsheets to track produce grown and purchased to sell to community; entering data 
  • On-site data collection
  • Report writing and analysis
  • Aligning projects to whole measures evaluation framework

Skills desired:

  • Racial justice analysis
  • Facility with analysis and presentation of research data
  • Computer skills
  • Survey development
  • Organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Ability to analyze and manage data
  • Familiarity working with youth and community groups
  • Organizational skills
  • Comfort working on your own and as a member of a team
  • Writing and reporting skills

Spanish a plus but not required. It also really helps to have your own transportation since you will need to be in Springfield for meetings and data collection.

To apply: Please send a letter to Anne Richmond at explaining your interest in the internship and any relevant experience, including your understanding of systemic racism and its impact on the food system. We would also like you to send a resume or summary of your experience. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago

Fall 2019 Internship

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Capacity Building Program (MRDSVCBP) is looking for a student intern for the 2019 fall semester. The MRDSVCBP is a program of the Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services at the MA Department of Public Health, tasked with supporting the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence in western MA and offering violence prevention education and training to providers and the public in order to raise awareness and effectively respond to these issues.

The Internship available would assist the Project in the following activities:

Assisting with educational activities organized by the initiative including but not limited to the implementation of social justice/equity trainings and meetings for advocates and others working in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention regionally.

Supporting the efforts of the program’s Economic Security Initiative  

The Economic Security for Survivors Initiative is designed to identify and develop strategies to build economic resources for survivors in rural communities of Massachusetts. Duties may include:

  • Updating and maintaining the Economic Security for Survivors website and resource guides.
  • Assisting in the organization of economic security workshops. 
  • Assisting with preparation and staffing of the Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Economic Security Taskforce.                          

Conducting research and drafting a literature review on the nature and status of domestic and sexual violence in Massachusetts with a particular focus on specific populations disproportionately at risk for sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth.

Opportunities to attend relevant state and local domestic and sexual violence taskforces, programs and Department meetings.

Ideal candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, ability to write clearly and concisely, website development and maintenance experience, facility with current technology, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge/experience in sexual assault and/or domestic violence prevention education and/or social justice education and community organizing preferred. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a plus.  

Interns are required to be earning academic credit through their educational institution to participate in this internship. There is no compensation.

The internship will be based at the Western Regional Health Office of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Northampton beginning September 2019 for approximately 6-10 hours per week (negotiable, Monday-Thursday). DPH will provide supervision. This internship would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in health policy and community health education.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to: Amy Waldman, Co-Director of Capacity Building and Equity Programs, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, by email:

Applicant review will continue until the internship is filled.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 days 17 hours ago

Fall 2019 Internship

Hospice of the Fisher Home

The Hospice of the Fisher Home, a small, independently run non-profit hospice in Amherst is seeking a part-time intern to assist the Clinical Director and Clinical Office Manager in day to day operations. Ideally, the intern will be available to work 20 hours per week, although there is some flexibility in this area. The internship is unpaid, but students can receive academic credit for their participation.

The intern will be responsible for managing relationships with physicians and medical facilities looking to transition patients into hospice care. In addition, the intern will coordinate referrals for nurse visits, input and maintain electronic medical records, assist with chart reviews, as well as assist in general office duties such as updating community schedules and front desk responsibilities.

The internship on-site supervisor will provide ongoing mentorship and feedback, as well as serve as a resource for broader exposure into the hospice field.

Interested applicants should submit resumes and cover letters by September 25th to:

Melissa Newell
Clinical Office Manager
Hospice of the Fisher Home
1164 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner applications are received, the greater chance of placement.

Deadline: September 25, 2019
Posted: 5 days 17 hours ago

Health Equity Intern

UMass Amherst SPHHS Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach

Internship position available for the SPHHS Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach and the Western MA Health Equity Network. This intern will create a regional calendar of events for on and off campus coalitions and groups addressing health equity and the social determinants of health. In addition, intern will work on a 1400 person listserv and develop a list of cross-sector coalitions addressing health equity. Other ideas of interest to intern can also be pursued. Flexible, can work remotely.

To apply, please send your resume to

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Health Equity Student Internship Program 2019-2020 (Stipends Available for Summer and Fall 2019 Internships)

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences/New England Public Health Training Center

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be offering three stipends to graduate students working on health equity issues in western Massachusetts. Stipends can apply for either Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Please contact Risa Silverman, Director of the Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach, if you:

  • Have identified an unpaid position---to be considered for a stipend
  • Are interested in a health equity position to be identified by my office

Attached is some general information. Please contact Risa directly (rather than the contact person on flyer) as a first step!

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

The mission of MDPH is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.

The intern will have an opportunity to engage MDPH staff, and staff at schools and programs of public health in Massachusetts. The work will include a survey of current academic partnerships efforts within MDPH to develop a directory of existing partnerships, points of contact.

Please refer here for qualifications, responsibilities, and application.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 8 months 1 week ago


Smith College

A Research Study: Welcome UMASS Undergraduate Women*!


Earn up to $80!

Learn how to take care of yourself while you disrupt oppression!


Find out if you are eligible and sign up for an information session in the first weeks of the semester to learn more.


As a woman*, do you want to:

  • Have meaningful conversations about the issues you care about?
  • Take care of yourself while engaging in social activism?
  • Get better at expressing your opinions while respecting others?
  • Deepen your knowledge of how oppression works?
  • Develop your ability to hear and respond to dissenting views and opinions?
  • Find ways to build relationships and understand people with different or opposing views?
  • AND EARN $80?

*inclusive of all who identify as a woman

Yes to any of the above? Find out more – click here.

About the project:

We are a team of Smith College professors and students who are exploring how to help people from all backgrounds have more meaningful conversations about social justice.

We want to see what factors influence, facilitate, and inhibit meaningful dialogue about social justice. We are excited to introduce a training developed from breakthrough research findings that we’ve adapted to help you develop the skills to have deeper and more meaningful conversations about the issues you care about.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 days 17 hours ago



Eligibility: Candidate must be U.S citizen or resident enrolled as a student in U.S. Candidate must either be an incoming college freshman for the current academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university. Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Candidate must be maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.50.

Application Instructions: Write an essay 800-1000 words answering the following questions. How is obesity defined? What are the possible causes of obesity? How can obesity in America be prevented? There is no application fee or other fees for this scholarship to apply. Write your essay in PDF, WORD or TEXT file on the topic asked above. All essays must be written in English. Fill in the form, provide all the information asked and submit your essay.

Amount: $1,000


Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 9 months 3 weeks ago