The Community Outreach Coordinator will lead outreach and education efforts with community members, partners, and stakeholders on refugee resettlement and integration. The Coordinator will build and support partnerships that supports initial refugee resettlement, refugee employment and asset building, health and youth services, and builds awareness of the refugee experience and refugee contributions to Western Massachusetts. This position will support the New American Program Director to establish partnerships to support the New American Program and expand volunteer engagement and contributions to the New American Program.
Jewish Family Service
CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps
COVID-19 Corps M- Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Coordinator
Case investigation and contact tracing is the process of working with a patient who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who have been exposed through close contact with the patient. This process is a core disease control measure that has been employed by health department personnel for decades and is a key strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination for a diverse team including staff, volunteers, and contractors who conduct disease intervention activities with people (patients) with probable, suspected and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19, AND people (contacts), who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination to the team in the use of MAVEN. "MAVEN" is the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network - a PHIN (Public Health Information Network) compliant, secure web-based surveillance and case management system for infectious diseases that enables rapid, efficient communication among local and state health departments and laboratories. There is no software to download or purchase because MAVEN is a web-based application. MAVEN can be accessed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.
The Coordinator is an experienced public health professional providing support to the Worcester Division of Public Health and local boards of health in the fight against COVID-19. The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, direction, training, and continuous assessment of a case investigation and contact tracing team serving multiple towns in the Worcester Division of Public Health jurisdiction. It is preferred that the Coordinator possesses an advanced understanding of the principles of case investigation and contact tracing, and the use of MAVEN and can guide the team regarding messaging, creative problem solving and other interventions for patients and contacts to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The Coordinator supports the performance of day-to-day disease intervention activities, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of work is performed according to established state guidelines. In collaboration with the Chief of Nursing they instruct and monitor team activities, ensuring that team members’ efforts are aligned with standard operating procedures for collection of epidemiological data, instructions for quarantine and isolation, and linking clients to clinical and social support services. The Coordinator ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the Worcester Division of Public Health regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. They collaborate with Worcester Division of Public Health staff and other key partners to evaluate COVID 19 activities, identify best practices and lessons learned and facilitate enhancements.
Essential Functions, include but are not limited to:
- Collaborates with state and local surveillance, epidemiology and clinical staff and other health officials in establishing priorities for case investigation and contact tracing, appropriate response protocols for incoming MAVEN case reports, and evaluation and monitoring of case investigation and contact tracing activities and outcomes.
- Directs the assignment of disease intervention activities, collaborating with the Chief of Nursing to ensure the equitable assignment of priority cases and contacts for investigation to the team. Monitors progress to ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner. Conducts workload assessments and adjusts work assignments as necessary. Facilitates inter-jurisdictional coordination of information to ensure the continuity of case investigation and contact tracing using MAVEN.
- Coordinates orientation and training of new hires/contractors/volunteers and existing case investigation and contact tracing team members. Ensures completion of role-specific knowledge and skill-based training courses, familiarity and proficiency with Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance and scripts for interactions with patients and contacts, as well as MAVEN surveillance and data management system. Provides modeling and coaching of effective interview techniques and provides timely feedback to questions. Provides guidance on expectations for thorough investigation and documentation procedures and criteria for closure of case and contact follow-up activities.
- Provides ongoing coaching, mentorship and facilitates training for case investigation and contact tracing team to enhance performance. Supports Chief of Nursing with creative problem solving around complex and atypical cases, clarifying proper procedure for documentation and closure, resolving challenges in locating patients and contacts or persuading clients to comply with recommendations for medical evaluation, testing, quarantine or isolation. Coordinates collaborative learning opportunities such as facilitating meetings to discuss lessons learned with both successful and poor outcomes of case investigations, notification of exposure and isolation/quarantine compliance and monitoring.
- Supports Chief of Nursing in reviewing case reports prepared by team to ensure completeness and appropriateness of investigations and actions taken. Promptly discusses findings with Chief of Nursing and team and offers constructive feedback to improve or maximize levels of performance.
- Confers with Worcester Division of Public Health management team regarding significant events that could impact COVID 19 response (i.e., potential outbreak situations, personnel issues, changes in health care facility’s policies/infrastructure, or other special circumstances).
- Collaborates in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of process and outcome measures related to case investigation and contact tracing activities and related COVID 19 activities. Conducts routine report generation and review of performance measures. Identifies new and revised work procedures with potential for improving operating efficiency. Collaborates with state and local health jurisdictions and other relevant partners to discuss barriers, facilitators, making recommendations for improvement, jointly develop a plan of action to resolve systems issues and improve overall program effectiveness. Monitors quality improvement activities, providing feedback and training to redirect or realign priorities or resources as deemed necessary to achieve objectives.
- Maintains open communication and works collaboratively with staff and contractors within the Worcester Division of Public Health and its relevant partner organizations to maximize opportunities for disease intervention and to further other mutual goals. Provides documentation in standard reports and participates in regular COVID 19 meetings and other forums, providing updates on program activities, challenges and successes. Collaborates in initiatives to enhance the quality of contact tracing activities and program outcomes.
- Establishes protocols and procedures for routine administrative functions within assignment areas (e.g., coordinating schedules, tracking time, proper use of MAVEN). Employs best practices in the management of virtual workforces and implements appropriate telework policies/procedures, including provisions for patient confidentiality and data security.
- Ensures adherence with all requisite trainings and requirements for maintenance of patient confidentiality and collection of information using MAVEN in concordance with local data privacy and confidentiality standards.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This job involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site meetings as the COVID 19 situation develops. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires communicating on short notice. The position will require daily use of a computer, telephone or cell phone, and access to a secure internet connection. The position may require working non-standard hours (evenings and weekends).
- Associate degree, with three years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, with two years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening, emotional intelligence
- Ability to interact in a non-judgmental manner with culturally diverse populations and persons experiencing a wide range of social conditions
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use sound judgment in responding to client issues and concerns
- Ability to compile, analyze and present data for various audiences
- Ability to read and write in English
- Ability to adapt to changing environments and give and receive constructive feedback
- Ability to identify performance challenges and appropriate solutions
- Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, establishing and maintaining collaborative professional relationships
- Strong time management skills (e.g., organization, prioritization, multitasking)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Proficiency with use of computers (desktop, laptop, tablet) and mobile devices (smartphones, mobile apps)
- Experience in supervising or leading personnel conducting communicable disease investigation, case investigation/contact tracing or carrying out health education, community outreach, linkage to care, or other public health efforts
- Experience in training, mentoring and coaching
- Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish)
- Experience using MAVEN
To Apply: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs
IRBNet, based out of Cambridge, MA, is part of the WIRB-Copernicus Group, and is the most widely used research and compliance solution in the industry. Our dynamic team at the Cambridge Innovation Center works closely with hundreds of hospitals, universities, federal and state agencies as they use our web-based software solution to streamline research and ensure ethical treatment of human subjects in critical trials.
As a Support Team Member you will:
Sharpen your project management skills and get a deep dive into university and hospital research teams while working in a dynamic internet company.
Learn a diverse set of skills including customer service, project management, data analysis, product developing, coding and team leadership.
Assist our members to enroll, train and launch new hospital and university members on our easy-to-use software solution.
Manage new member satisfaction by checking in and ensuring an excellent experience.
Handle and triage member inquiries via email and phone in a timely manner.
Create and update member-facing documentation for user training and outreach.
Gain training and experience in writing web-based applications using industry standard tools and programming languages.
Build professional relationships with clients and have a sense of fulfillment knowing you assisted in the process of maintaining ethical standards in the review of new treatments for patients.
Participate in multiple project teams, holding diverse roles and responsibilities.
Work in a fun, lively work environment at the Cambridge Innovation Center, steps away from the red line in the heart of Kendall Square. We offer access to an open kitchen, networking opportunities, training, social events and more!
What we are looking for in a successful team member:
A Bachelor’s degree
Desire to learn new skills that span a wide variety of disciplines
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to relate to our members and internal team
Ability to work independently while being part of a dynamic team
A curiosity and willingness to learn and take feedback
Team player who is self-initiated to take on different roles/responsibilities and can work well in groups of any size
Ability to problem solve and help identify ways to continuously improve processes to exceed customer needs
Assisted Living Centers and Long Term Care Facilities:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing Team has created a portal to assist employers in recruiting healthcare workers for healthcare positions at assisted living, long-term care, and COVID-19 acute/post-acute care facilities statewide. We're working with COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites across the Commonwealth to recruit health and human services professionals like you. COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites and some long-term care facilities are set up to support COVID-19 positive patients.
Learn more and apply: www.mass.gov/info-details/apply-for-jobs-at-covid-19-temporary-care-sites
Medical Insurance Enroller
JOB TITLE: Medical Insurance Enroller
JOB DESCRIPTION:Employee will work as a trusted and knowledgeable representative of Express Scripts at a client’s location for their benefit fair.
As such, employee will be responsible for providing a high level overview of member plans, answering questions according to the training received. Employee will also be responsible for confidently and professionally servicing the members, client and other key relationships of Express Scripts during the event.
Employee must attend an annual training provided by Express Scripts to learn more about the industry, the organization and the role the employee will play when attending the benefit fair
Employee must also attend a 1 (one) hour training with the account team at least 48 hours prior to the client’s benefit fair. During this training, the employee will learn more about the client, the plan, and key talking points to discuss at the event.
Professional attire and demeanor a must
Expected to proactively greet and assist attendees as they visit the booth
Distribute flyers and other product or promotional information
Strong communication skills to professionally and knowledgably interact with people regarding their pharmacy benefit
Employee should be able to confidently speak in front of small groups and have sales ability
Comfortable asking probing questions to identify needs and expectations of people at the fair site
Complete the health fair questionnaire emailed to them after the fair
Previous industry experience with health benefits is preferred, not required
Interested parties should contact: BenefitFairStaffing@express-scripts.com
McClean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Project Director Position for a Major CTN study at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The McLean Hospital Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction is a highly productive clinical research environment that has led and participated in landmark studies in the field. Under the direction of Roger Weiss, M.D., a PI of the New England Consortium Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), we are currently leading a major multi-site CTN trial focused on treatment of opioid use disorder. We are looking for someone to help direct this and other projects at sites in our area. The candidate would also work with other investigators here on other clinical research trials in the area of addiction.
Learn more and apply directly: https://cpdd.org/job/project-director-position-for-a-major-ctn-study-at-mclean-hospital-harvard-medical-school
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation
CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps
Make a difference to the health of your state! Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America! The CDC Foundation is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19.
Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on our COVID-19 Corps careers page. Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more.
Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as we continue to add jobs daily. Learn more and apply here: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs
UMASS Medical School
The Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.
Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials. Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects. Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process. Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community. Conduct in-person or telephonic field research. Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants. Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets. Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants. Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings.Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports
Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected. May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals. Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators. May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians Conduct quality control check on field data collection system. Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation
Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
1 year of related experience
Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to travel to off-site locations
UMASS Medical School
The Research Coordinator II is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex and diverse research initiatives.
Provide support to projects through implementation of work plans, and preparation of deliverables. Assist in the documentation of project writing, preparation of material for project meetings and IRB submissions, summary reports, ongoing project evaluations,and coordinate arrangements applicable to assigned projects such as interview arrangements, etc. Administratively responsible for the clinical aspects of patient study subjects and testing. Participate in preparing project-specific data collection efforts including surveys, interviews, focus groups involving patients, state agency personnel and other key informants. Record and analyze pertinent data. Evaluate and update data in relation to protocol. Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project.
Oversee development of data collection instruments, survey tools and interview guides, perform and oversee data collection, management and analysis as necessary. Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature. Assist in design, development and implementation of research endeavors for multiple principal investigators. Assist with the budget/operational aspects of the revenue and expense accounts. Compile expenses for fiscal reports and grant budgets. Assist grant accounting with grant reporting requirements. Responsible for maintaining all regulatory paperwork from study initiation, continuation, and termination (includes application for IRB, informed consents, HIPAA Authorization, etc.). May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees, Research Technicians, and Research Coordinators. Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position. Responsible for the inventory of research related supplies.
- Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
- 3 years of related experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials
- Experience in using computer based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
- Ability to travel to off-site locations
National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
Contact Tracer for State of Maryland
Are you a self-motivated, people person looking to make meaningful contributions through work that impacts the nation? NORC is hiring interviewers to serve as Contact Tracers for the Maryland COVID Link initiative. These Contact Tracers will play a key role in the state’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will allow interviewers to contribute to the fight against the disease while working from home as part of the Contact Tracing Call Team.
Maryland residents are especially encouraged to apply.
TIMING AND HOURS:
Members of the Contact Tracing Call Team will complete a remote training during the week ending May 23, 2020. They will begin calling people referred to NORC as soon as they have completed training.
We believe that we will continue our contact tracing efforts for at least six months. However, the amount of work available and the length of the effort will vary with the course of the pandemic. We will be placing calls seven days a week from 9:00 AM Eastern through 8:00 PM Eastern.Schedules will be set 1-2 weeks in advance but may be altered pending on the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses.
Contact Tracers will work scheduled shifts, with each shift lasting 4-6 hours. We anticipate that most members of the team will work 4-5 shifts during a typical week. Each team member should be prepared to work a mix of morning, midday, and evening shifts and to work on both weekdays and weekends.Assignments are temporary. The number of hours each Contact Tracer will vary with the number cases available and with each person’s on the job performance.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD INTERVIEWERS:
Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (I-9 documentation).
Have a working home phone number and broadband internet access at home.
To apply: https://apphired.com/us/job-opening-contact-tracer-norc-at-the-university-of-chicago-2c9e81c3456ced53/
CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps
The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. For graduating students of public health with an undergraduate or master level degree this spring, students are encouraged to look at the listing at the end of the job postings for contact tracers nationwide. There are a number of contract tracer positions and as the front line COVID public health workers, these positions provide an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.
These contact tracer positions will be trained and placed in local health departments to call people diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in reference. This is in tandem with community-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic. The contact tracer may use a web-based contact resource management (CRM) platform to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact tracers with be trained to follow policies and procedures provided, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.
Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here
National Teaching Fellowships
AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowships with Citizen Schools in Greater Boston and Northern California. This teaching fellowship would be a good fit for recent college graduates or students who’ve completed at least 60 credits who are service and team-oriented and are passionate about closing the opportunity gap in education. I've included a bit more information below.
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Citizen Schools is filling AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowships in Massachusetts (Somerville/Boston) and also in California (Oakland/Redwood City/San Jose/West Contra Costa). Citizen Schools helps all students thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. National Teaching Fellows change the lives of middle school students by providing academic support, partnering with career mentors, and delivering critical hands-on learning experiences. National Teaching Fellows will also be part of the local community and affect change from within by building connections between students, families, schools, volunteers, and community resources. Since 2002, Citizen Schools has hosted over 2,000 AmeriCorps alumni, with AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows having served over 145,000 students. National Teaching Fellows receive an annual living stipend of $23,550; and are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award of $6,195; forbearance of student loans; and medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Interested candidates that want to talk to an AmeriCorps alum can schedule a one-on-one chat with Tracie via calendly: https://calendly.com/tracienrg/15min
Icah School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
he Department of Population Health Science and Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science (I-HDS) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to undertake epidemiological modeling and health economics research. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily work as a group member of a multidisciplinary research team on a project aiming to investigate prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
The successful fellow will have the opportunity to receive comprehensive training and a unique research experience in advanced decision science and economic evaluation of health technology. In addition, the position provides the opportunity to engage with investigators at UCSF in San Francisco, CA, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC, and the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The fellow is encouraged to develop own research ideas and a career development grant application with support from the I-HDS faculty. Our institute has a strong culture of longterm mentoring of postdoctoral fellows and sponsoring them to become faculty, either at ISMMS or at other institutes.
Qualifications By the start of the fellowship, the candidate should have a PhD/doctoral degree in decision science, health economics, epidemiology, econometrics, biostatistics, or a related field. A strong interest in multidisciplinary research and academic career development, and programming proficiency in R statistical software are required. Previous experience with epidemiological modeling is preferred. Clinical experience, though not required, is a plus. Salary and Benefits This position offers an integrated compensation package, a tailored benefits package, and generous paid time off. Postdoctoral housing is subject to availability. Additional funding for research-related travel may be granted with the department and PI’s prior approval.
How to Apply Please submit CV and one-page cover letter describing relevant experience and your research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will have conference call interviews.
UMASS Center for Health Promotion
Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are an integral part of the Center for Health Promotion's work. We are looking for students committed to making a difference in their community through education, connection and advocacy. Our ideal candidates are highly motivated, adaptable, creative and energetic.
PHEs will develop real-world skills, receive training from an array of resources on campus, co-facilitate wellbeing sessions, perform outreach in a variety of ways including in-person connection and social media posts, and assist with two stress-reduction Paws Program events each semester.
Available Fridays, 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. for weekly meetings while classes are in session
- Available for two weekend day retreats in September/October (Dates: to be determined)
- Two-semester commitment
- An average of 9-10 hours per week, which includes Friday meetings and retreat
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Experience working as a peer educator
- Experience working with diverse groups
- Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
- Completion of Education 210 and/or 202 (or equivalent core concepts)
- Completion of Public Health 160
- Working knowledge of well-being and health topics
- Familiarity with social media
- Experience with advocacy work
- Connections to the campus community (e.g. RSO, Residence Life, etc.)
Credits are offered as University Practicum 298Y credits*. UMass 298Y credits are non-departmental and apply toward graduation credit. This is a pass/fail internship.
* Public Health students (juniors and seniors) earn departmental credits towards their major and will receive a letter grade.
If you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com.
Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity
The goal of this internship is to provide students with the opportunity to design and deliver a public health curriculum, advise a public health multimedia project and assist with the overall administration off Brigham and Women’s Summer Science Academy and Project TEACH (Teen Education About Careers in Health).
Both programs will be 100% virtual for Summer 2021. The Summer Science Academy provides valuable exposure to careers in health and science education for rising 9th graders. Each summer, 20 Boston public school students spend six weeks at BWH as paid scholars.
There are three main components to SSA: science instruction, public health education and career exploration. Students will participate in weekly science class, public health group projects, career exploration seminars in the Brigham and virtual field trips to Harvard MEDScience, Novartis Community Lab and STRATUS. Runs for 3 days a week: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Project TEACH is an educational and employment internship program for rising 10th graders from Boston public schools. Students are placed in paid internships in BWH departments, and educational field trips, research and present a public health project, and learn important life skills in weekly seminars. Runs for 2 days a week as a group (Monday and Tuesday) and 2 days working in departments.
Interns will work closely with the SSA and PT supervisors on the following: · Curriculum Design: Update and redesign the Public Health curriculum for the Summer Science Academy and Project TEACH.
Curriculum includes units on Climate Change in Boston, Community Violence, Youth Mental Health and The Green New Deal.·
Workshop Development & Delivery: Co-lead lessons/workshops based on the aforementioned public health topics. Students will be creating podcasts and other multimedia projects based on their topic. · Group Leadership: Each intern will be responsible for advising a group of 5 students throughout the summer. This entails advising the group on researching their public health topic, creating their podcast or presentation, and also checking in with group members in a mentorship role. · Student Onboarding: Assist in the onboarding of students (helping collect forms, assisting students with accessing Brigham online platforms.) Time Commitment 40 hours per week with some flexibility. Programming generally runs from 10am-2pm. Nonprogram days are used for planning and prep.
Work Term June 2021 - August 2021 (start date flexible, program runs until August 13th
To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to: Ted Cullinane, Youth Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building.
No more nine to five! VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.
Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 40 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government. Each year, federal employees submit project requests between May 1 and June 10. U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on USAJOBS.gov. VSFS supervisors review applications between August 1-31 and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.
Selected e-Interns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some e-Interns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.Learn more and apply
Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build measurably healthy communities with equitable opportunities and resources for all. PHIWM is committed to improving the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. Ensuring health equity and challenging institutional racism are core values integrated into PHIWM’s services and initiatives. Through coalition building, community research and evaluation, and health policy advocacy, PHIWM works with and on behalf of communities that experience health disparities and inequities. Our work includes: use of data, research and evaluation to track and highlight health inequities and foster action in our region; developing and advocating for policy changes that will provide sustainable long lasting impact; building partnerships and coalitions to identify and address those structures and policies that allow for inequities and working with local residents and communities experiencing inequities to ensure meaningful participation in all of our work.
Internships: PHIWM is seeking interns for the practicum opportunities listed below. Interns will be required to complete the PHIWM internship application process to be considered for a position.
Topic: Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative The practicum would involve creating materials summarizing results of the 2020 Springfield Youth Health Surveys as part of PHIWM’s effort to disseminate this information to the community. It would include drafting topic-specific data briefs and creating a PowerPoint to visualize the results of the Youth Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students.
The Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative (conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and several community partners) focuses on the administration of youth health surveys every year in Springfield Public Schools to obtain Springfield-specific prevalence estimates of youth health behaviors. The Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) and the Springfield Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) have been administered biennially, alternating years with the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, since 2015. The PHIWM leads the implementation of YHS and YRBS, which was last administered in 2019. The surveys used are versions of those used at the state-level, which are then locally modified to reflect local priorities. PHIWM makes the data publicly available through frequency reports, summary reports, presentations, and an online data portal on the PHIWM website. Primary Contact: Keleigh Waldner – email@example.com
Topic: 413CARES Online Community Resource Database
The 413Cares.org is an online community resource database for Western MA. This project will involve communications and evaluation of the 413Cares.org platform. This practicum includes the following tasks: 1) work with a user group of frontline workers to gather feedback on key resources; 2)update key resource guides; 3) track data on site utilization and analytics, and 4) support communication to social service agencies, residents, and other users of the website.Primary Contact: Sarita Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org