Career Opportunities

Fellowships

American Public Health Association (APHA)

The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials and an interest in serving as a staff person in the U.S. Congress. The fellowship is based in Washington, D.C. One fellow will be chosen each year.

The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health. Much of the work developing public policy happens at the staff level, where these critical issues are not well understood or incorporated into the discussion. The fellow will have the opportunity to make an impact and improve the health of the public. 

The fellowship aims to:

  • Establish and nurture critical links between federal decision-makers and public health professionals;
  • Educate public health professionals about the legislative process and the skills necessary to be successful, including the ability to translate complex public health issues into legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives;
  • Increase the visibility and impact public health professionals in the policy arena;
  • Increase attention to and focus on the social determinants of health and the goal of improving health equity and creating healthy communities;
  • Support the inclusion of sound public health science in policy; and
  • Create a culture of policy engagement for public health professionals.

You can find all the information you need to apply, including eligibility requirements and stipend information, in the Fellowship Flyer (PDF) and the Application Instructions (PDF). Still have questions? Email us.

This fellowship is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Aetna Foundation.

Deadline: September 4, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 9 hours ago

Jobs

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

The Cooperative Public Health Service, a health district based at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, is seeking a new Regional Health Agent.  Our innovative health district protects the health of  19,000 people in 13 rural towns, and the Agent is an important local leader who works closely with member Boards of Health and other district staff to create, implement, and enforce public health regulations and sanitary codes.  Job requires BS in public or environmental health and three years of experience. Agent will supervise two Part Time staff and work in the field in Title 5, Food Safety, and Housing Code enforcement.  FRCOG is a creative, family-friendly employer.  Salary range starts at $31/hr, FT, excellent benefits.

Resume & cover letter by August 27 or until  position filled to: CPHS Search, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301

The FRCOG is an equal opportunity employer and is particularly interested in candidates from a diverse range of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds,  and who are well-suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse population we serve.

Click here for the position flyer for this job.

Click here for more on the CPHS

Job Description: Regional Health Agent 2019

Deadline: August 27, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 9 hours ago

Massachusetts Public Health Association

The Massachusetts Public Health Association is hiring a part-time Policy Associate.

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the champion for public health in the Commonwealth. We are a catalyst for change, eliminating health inequities and creating healthy communities for all. As a statewide membership organization, MPHA engages local leaders, state organizations, public officials, and others to improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect investments in public health, promote health equity, and bolster our public health infrastructure. In all our work, we seek to improve the social conditions in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces that have an impact on health.  

Promoting racial justice is a core component of MPHA’s work and identity. As MPHA pursues policy changes to promote health equity, we strive to confront the history of racial discrimination that has been embedded in public policy. MPHA’s Health Equity Policy Framework is designed to guide us in addressing all forms of health inequities in our external work and internal practices. The framework places special emphasis on racial inequities because we believe that this injustice needs explicit attention. 

The Policy Associate will be a core part of a four-person Policy & Field Team working to advance MPHA’s policy agenda and support MPHA-led coalitions. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, detail-oriented person driven to constantly learn new things and to build and strengthen relationships with MPHA partners in order to enable high-impact advocacy actions. 

The position is based in our downtown Boston office and reports to the Director of Public Policy & Campaign Strategy. This is a 20 hour per week position, with flexibility in scheduling during business hours. 

Read the full post here.

Deadline: August 30, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Internships

Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center

This program provides an opportunity for master’s level students at accredited schools of public health, and medical residents in internal or preventive medicine, to complete a research and practice-based internship related to public health. Highly motivated undergraduate students with a specific interest in public health and/or preventive medical research are also considered for acceptance into this program.  

The internship provides a unique experience to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom while working on research projects funded by the CDC, NIH, foundations, industry, or other sources. Interns assist the PRC research staff in developing and implementing community-based participatory research projects and/or clinical research projects. These projects focus on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, and/or chronic disease prevention.

Learn more here.

Deadline: August 31, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Diabetes CARE Program Intern

Lowell Community Health Center

Job Summary

As an integral part of the Diabetes CARE Program, the intern will support the team by providing assistance in the patient health registry and data maintenance to support the promotion of improved service and clinical outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to staff and patients.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the patient health registry, coordination of data collection, and analysis of charts, for frequent reporting of clinical related data.
  • Collect and analyze data from our electronic health record (EHR) system (eClinicalWorks), to facilitate ongoing improvement in the provision of care across all direct patient care services.
  • As a good steward of the data, work to ensure appropriate use and understanding of clinical data provided.
  • Outreach to patients and practices using proper telephone technique and etiquette according to Lowell Community Health Center protocol.
  • Be able to keep abreast of professional information and technology through workshops and conferences.

Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and medical terminology
  • Data management and analytical skills are essential.
  • Critical thinking and an analytical mind are important, as is the ability to determine data structures that will benefit the entire reporting landscape.
  • Able to maintain a minimum of 8 to 16 hours per week until December 31 2019.

Education

  • A bachelor’s degree is desired but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Health preferred.

How to apply:

To apply, please email resume to Mai Nagabayashi, HR Liaison at MaiNa@lchealth.org with “Diabetes CARE Program” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: August 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks 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: 2 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: 7 months 2 weeks ago