Career Opportunities

Internships

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) @ National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum taking place May 30–June 1, 2018, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Approximately 80 individuals will be selected to participate. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 12, 2018.

This 2.5-day practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigation to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. It is an educational opportunity open to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject.

The practicum is open to:

  • Full-time academic faculty and doctoral-level students in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and complementary and integrative health
  • Health care providers and scientists with a master's degree or higher whose work involves dietary supplements
  • Master's-level students in health-related programs
  • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing.

There is no cost to attend the practicum; however, room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of each participant.

For more information about the practicum and how to apply, please visit the practicum website: https://odspracticum.od.nih.gov.

Deadline: March 12, 2018
Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

Human Impact Partners

We're on the search for 2-3 graduate-level interns to support our research, advocacy/mobilization, and communications projects based out of Oakland, California this summer.
We're accepting applications now through March 2, 2018.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature reviews and collect baseline conditions data.
  • Collect and analyze data using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Write up research findings for reports, issue and policy briefs, and other materials.
  • Translate HIP’s research findings into materials for public health professionals to advocate around social determinants of health, including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, gentrification/displacement, and other policies.
  • Support efforts to engage and mobilize public health advocates in Public Health Awakened, an emerging movement organizing for health, equity, and justice.
  • Participate in lobbying and direct advocacy efforts with decision makers.
  • Develop content for HIP’s communications channels, including website, email campaigns, and social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).
  • Write blog posts on the intersection of public health, health equity, and social justice issues for our Medium channel.

Qualifications

  • Working towards a master’s degree in public health or other field with connection to social policy
  • Strong research, writing, communications, and/or advocacy skills
  • Understanding of social justice, health equity, and social determinants of health
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal relations

Hourly rate: $15-$18/hour, depending on experience
Internship timeframe: 3 months in the summer of 2018 (we are flexible on start/end dates)
Time commitment: Full-time
Location: Oakland, CA

For more information click here

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Two fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, Maryland.

OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across HHS and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents.

The fellows will join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who oversee national grant programs to prevent teen pregnancy and provide support services to expectant and parenting teens, as well as several research and evaluation studies aimed at furthering the evidence of what works to prevent teen pregnancy. The team provides a wide range of support to grantees to ensure their programs and evaluation activities are of the highest quality, including ongoing programmatic and evaluation training and technical assistance, monitoring through the use of uniform performance measure data, assistance disseminating program successes and results, and support for program sustainability.

The fellows will have opportunities to be involved in the following activities:

  • Designing and administering a survey to current OAH grantees to assess the adequacy and quality of support services provided by OAH, analyze survey results, and develop recommendations for OAH.
  • Assisting in developing and supporting a grantee advisory committee to provide feedback to OAH on program direction, grantee needs, technical assistance products, and OAH guidance.
  • Conducting assessments on various topics to determine how OAH grantees are meeting grant expectations.Topics may include, but are not limited to, assessing what OAH grantees are doing to ensure their programs are trauma-informed and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; identifying best practices from grantees for serving expectant and parenting teens; and assessing how grantees establish effective linkages and referrals for youth-friendly healthcare services.
  • Assisting OAH project officers in managing a portfolio of grantees to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.
  • Conducting literature reviews on topics related to enhancing the effectiveness of OAH grant programs.
  • Assisting with special projects such as disseminating grantee successes, and developing publications and presentations to showcase program outcomes.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training and is the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about scientific insights underlying cancer research, new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.

The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects at NCI. Interns are placed in host offices at one of the three NCI campuses in Maryland.

Additional information about this program, including an online application can be found by visiting https://hcip.nci.nih.gov/.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov. If you are no longer the contact person for this program at your university/organization, please let us know and provide updated information.

Thank you for your support of the NCI Health Communications Internship Program!

Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2017.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization has hosted the Local Health Internship Program since 2004, annually matching 30-35 students to local health departments. Selected students work on a wide range of topical projects at the local level including environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, substance abuse, needs assessments, emergency preparedness, health education, data analysis, and health policy.

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health Summer Analysts will spend 10 - 12 weeks working in our New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC offices. The program will commence in May/June and run through August. The objective of the program is to provide summer analysts with diverse experience with healthcare consulting projects and to identify exceptional candidates for full-time Consultant positions upon graduation.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be enrolled in an advanced degree program with a focus on public health, business administration, public administration, public policy, health administration, or health care management from a leading institution.
• 2-3 years of relevant 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 advanced 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 2019.

To learn more about the position, click here

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

Jobs

CommunicateHealth, Inc

Provide support for health communication, content development, website maintenance, and formative research projects. Tasks may include: • Writing content for print and interactive tools • Helping to maintain content and images for large federal health websites • Conducting Internet research and environmental scans • Providing support for research projects such as scheduling research participants

Coordinate day-to-day activities of projects. Tasks may include: • Supporting multi-disciplinary teams of writers, designers, researchers, and web developers • Scheduling client and team meetings • Drafting meeting agendas and taking meeting notes • Maintaining project schedules and timelines Support internal CH work. Tasks may include: • Onsite administrative tasks • Interfacing professionally with high-level clients • Picture Public Health maintenance and research

For more information, click here

Deadline: February 23, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

CommunicateHealth

CommunicateHealth seeks an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. The candidate must be able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. The applicant should enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail, and be passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

For more information, click here

Deadline: February 23, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a campus-based, online Lecturer; the successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Health Promotion & Policy. Responsibilities include teaching the following courses in the Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice degree program; all courses are to be taught online:

Fall Terms:

  • HPP 525-Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • HPP 690SJ-Social Justice in Public Health
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

Spring Terms:

  • HPP 602-Community Development and Health Education
  • HPP 690DS-Health Disparities
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the faculty member will provide service to the department. Specifically, assisting the Program Director and Academic Director in building and expanding the online MPH programs and SPHHS CPE is required.  Duties may include serving on new faculty search committees, new course and new program development, and serving as a member of the PHP advisory committee. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Epic Systems Corporation

As a project manager, you'll work side by side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for over 50% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from all roles. Customers will see you as the face of Epic, and you'll form long-lasting relationships with your teams. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make important decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. Are you looking for a client-facing role that’s more technical? Check out our Technical Problem Solver team. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

To learn more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

Fellowships

Centers for Disease Control and Prep and Prevention (CDC)

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch ( Branch (PDQIB) in the Division of STD Prevent Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral He Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prep and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Qualifications:

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Click here for more information.

Deadline: April 16, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

An opportunity is available in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), Applied Research and Evaluation Branch, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The opportunity is with the Applied Research and Translation (ART) team’s portfolio of policy research. The ART conducts applied research and translates research to practice through the development of tools, guidance documents and resources, and evidence-based policy analyses for practitioners in the field. Much of the applied research and translation work is conducted in support of CDC-funded state and community programs.

Qualifications: •Master’s degree with an interest in chronic disease prevention and health promotion earned within the past five years required is is required.

•Law degree and a background in public health, health policy, program evaluation, and performance measurement also desired

 

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: April 11, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago