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Internships

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: 1 week 4 days ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,660 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Residential Supervisor Job Description:

  • Administer and manage daily operations of the summer residential program for 40-60 Upward Bound Scholars.
  • Supervise 4 AmeriCorp Team Leaders and 6 Tutor/Mentors. This includes managing staffing and work schedules.
  • Coordinate all Upward Bound Scholar activities with Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour LIVE – IN supervision to Upward Bound Scholars Sunday through Friday for six weeks at UMass Amherst.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, safe and harmonious living environment for students and staff throughout an intensive six-week summer institute.
  • Plan and supervise day and night duty as assigned by the Program Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Plan and coordinate cross-curricular and recreational programming, including the activities for the positive climate and behavioral supports program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in daily meals.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities, as needed.
  • Attend staff development activities, weekly staff meetings, and student assemblies.
  • Prepare and submit written evaluations of staff, students and summer program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,360 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Tutor/Mentor Job Description:

  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school-aged) Sunday through Friday during the program. Staff will have off-duty time each day. Staff will be off-duty Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe living environment for both students and staff utilizing program policies and positive behavioral supports.
  • Build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Participate in the positive intellectual and emotional development of teen-aged students in a mentoring role.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise, including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations.
  • Attend, monitor and participate in daily meals.
  • Perform day and/or night duty as assigned by the Residential Supervisor or designee.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in managing the classroom.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Jobs

University of North Carolina

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) is the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s bridge between the public health practice community in North Carolina and the School. Established in 1999, the Institute receives state funds, contracts and grants, and continuing education receipts to deliver training and continuing education, provide technical assistance and conducts practice-focused research to transform public health across NC and beyond.

The Director reports to the School’s Vice Dean. This leader will be entrepreneurial, data driven, collaborative and supportive of all stakeholders. They serve as a visible representative of the School’s involvement in the health of our state’s population. The Director oversees an organization with approximately 25 staff as well as a small seasoned leadership team and a current budget of approximately $5M. The Director will collaborate with the Associate Dean for Practice and the Managing Director of the Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office so that NCIPH can harness the individual and collective interest and expertise of the School’s over 1,500 students, more than 200 full-time faculty and over 400 staff members and ensure the connection between the School’s local to global activities. They will also collaborate across the School, University and beyond with relevant academic and practice leaders and a variety of private and public sector organizations.

The Director must have proven public health leadership skills and an understanding of governmental public health, particularly in NC. The ideal candidate will have the ability to tackle a wide range of strategic and tactical activities and will work closely with diverse academic and administrative professional staff, alumni, donors and other stakeholders. They should want to take on the challenges and excitement of a taking an organization to the next level, building on a successful track record of outreach and service over 18 years.

Read the full description.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

City of Gardner, MA

The City of Gardner, MA is accepting applications for a Director of Public Health. This is a Department Head level position, under general supervision of the Board of Health. The Director of Public Health is responsible for providing professional, administrative, technical and inspection work in planning and managing the municipal public health programs, disease control programs, promotion of sanitary conditions, protection of the environment from damage and pollution and in enforcing public health laws; operates the City’s solid waste operations.  

Qualifications
Comprehensive knowledge of the practices and administration of public health. Extensive knowledge of the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to environmental and public health. Comprehensive knowledge of the state sanitary codes. Knowledge of community needs assessment, resources and organizations related to public health. Thorough knowledge of approved methods and equipment used in handling food and milk. Thorough knowledge of current inspection and disease control procedures. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common health and medical journals, financial reports, and legal documents Ability to remain calm, concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times. Able to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing at all times with the media, general public as well as with other City and Commonwealth officials. Ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public health, natural science, physical science, or related field; five (5) years of progressively responsible experience; Master’s Degree preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a Certified Health Officer and Registered Sanitarian. Must possess or be eligible to obtain the following certifications: Lead Paint Determinator/Inspector, Soil Evaluator, Certified Pool Operator, Food Protection Manager Certification and Septic System Inspector. Supervisory experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
If you are interested and qualified, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Debra A. Pond, Director of Human Resources, City of Gardner, and 95 Pleasant Street, Rm. 14, Gardner, MA 01440 or via email to dpond@gardner-ma.gov. Resume review will commence on May 23, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. 

Deadline: June 20, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Scholarships

Women for UMass Amherst

The Women for UMass Fund is in place to promote the advancement of campus programs that provide access, support, and opportunity for UMass Amherst students, with preference to those projects that will positively impact UMass Amherst women.

Each year, Women for UMass Amherst awards grant funding to worthy campus programs or projects. In the past, individual awards have ranged between $1,000-10,000. The application process to receive funds from the WFUM fund consists of three steps:

  1. Applicants submit the WFUM award application online. Applications will be reviewed by WFUM Steering Committee members who will narrow down the pool of applicants to a group of Round 1 Finalists. You must download the budget summary document and upload the completed document as part of your application.
  2. Round 1 Finalists present their projects more fully to the Steering Committee in an on-campus meeting. Based on the presentations, the Steering Committee will select a small group of Round 2 Finalists.
  3. Based on recommendations from the Steering Committee, all contributors to the WFUM Fund will have the opportunity to vote on how the funding will be awarded

Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding of any project that forwards the mission and goals of UMass Amherst. Preference will be given to projects that speak to the mission of Women for UMass Amherst and the purpose of the WFUM Fund.

Rules and guidelines must be followed; applications are being accepted online through the AcademicWorks scholarship system.

Detailed information can be found here.

Deadline: July 12, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Achieve TMS

Amount: $1,000
Who Can Apply: All Students
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

How to Apply: Fill out the application here along with a minimum 1000-word essay that explains your passion in the mental health field, your academic ambitions, your future plans post-graduation, and why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Volunteers

Mentor

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Seeking committed & positive volunteers with strong written communication skills to help high school senior girls from Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and surrounding areas navigate the Common Application, edit essays, apply to scholarships, and stay ahead of deadlines.

The program is every Tuesday 5 - 7pm and will run for four months from October 15th - January 14th. Must make full commitment (leeway over schools breaks) & have transportation to 6 Open Square Way Holyoke, MA 01040.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, 2 references, and writing sample to Meghan Bone. Undergrad & Graduate Students of all majors & identities welcome to apply!

Deadline: August 16, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Fellowships

Washington University - St. Louis, MO

Obesity is an area of critical public health concern, as it is associated with significant cardiovascular health risks and the onset of cardiovascular disease. This training program at Washington University School of Medicine proposes to recruit highly-qualified pre- and postdoctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds across disciplines and place them within transdisciplinary mentoring teams with faculty members who are leading researchers in the fields of obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. This training program is strategically poised to launch the next generation of scientists to design, implement, and evaluate multilevel, cutting-edge solutions to the prevention and treatment of weight and eating disorders and CVD.

These training experiences will produce a diverse cohort of young scientists with the transdisciplinary research skills necessary to address the complex problems of weight and eating disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment across the lifespan. The study, prevention, and treatment of obesity require the transdisciplinary integration of medical, behavioral, genetic, metabolic, and public health research approaches and findings. The study of obesity and the relation of its prevention and treatment to CVD risk must therefore be approached from a multi-level, transdisciplinary perspective requiring specialized training in translational research methods.

Mentors will work with trainees to develop a training plan including:

  1. collaborative mentoring
  2. didactic and professional development training
  3. development and completion of translational research projects, grant applications, and more.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information and to apply.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Bethesda, MD

The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) was conceived as a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission and vision of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical, emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century. 

The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety in a high-containment setting, including basic facility management and operations protocol. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects, and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions. This fellowship provides a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities. Fellows will train specifically to support high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities.

Please note: this is a two-year immersive training Fellowship at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. It is not a permanent, full-time job with either the US Government or the NBBTP government contractor, CDIC, Inc.

To Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV’s are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by 5:00 pm EST on August 1, 2019 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree, and 2019 reference forms (http://www.nbbtp.org/reference-form/).

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago