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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

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital Continuum Project Healthcare Administration Intern will assist the team in advancing the program's mission by supporting clinician education/training, research and patient engagement activities through programmatic and communications-related projects. The position is unpaid, but academic credit is available and required for this internship. This is a Monday-Friday position (schedule is negotiable) with a 16-hour week minimum commitment during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The intern will work directly with the program manager and program coordinator and will be assigned independent projects with room for personal input and creativity.

Responsibilities: 

  • Drafting content for the program's monthly e-newsletter, fact sheets, reports, emails and intranet site; develop editorial calendar and track analytics/metrics
  • Maintain and add content to the intranet site for the program
  • Create graphics, assist with layout design for various materials as needed
  • Participate in video production for educational videos for clinicians and potentially interviews with patients and families; assist with post-production video edits
  • Assist with research projects (e.g., IRB submissions/amendments, focus group note taking & focus group analysis/report development)
  • Support staff in planning and preparing folders for clinician education training sessions and CME accreditation; provide onsite support at training sessions
  • Develop and maintain social media editorial calendar and draft posts for the division’s social media channels (i.e., Facebook and Twitter)
  • Attend regular project meetings and draft meeting notes
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other projects as needed (e.g., research conference room date/times, maintain databases, documents, assist with event-planning)

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

Deadline: July 26, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Men's Health Network (MHN) - Alexandria, VA

MHN is a non-profit organization which is seeking students for internship to promote health needs and the overall well being of men and their families. This is a great opportunity to be involved with national public policy issues either through direct advocacy or through research.

With offices located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, MHN interns are afforded an opportunity to compile and analyze research on health, minority issues, child abuse, domestic violence, divorce, welfare, and other family issues. This is an unpaid internship; academic credit is available if offered by your school. MHN also works to educate people on the health crisis facing today's men and the need for both men and women to know about male specific diseases and how male health problems affect the workplace, the economy, and family and other loved ones.

This internship opportunity could include, but is not be limited to:

  • Direct advocacy - preparation and presenting of educational briefings for Congressional staff and local health policy meetings
  • Attending Congressional hearings and local seminars
  • Assisting in the role of Congressional outreach
  • Aiding in planning Congressional briefings on pivotal health issues
  • Attending policy related events and conferences
  • Review previous health policy proposals
  • Research new data and facts for new policy proposals

Please refer here for more information.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter indicating what you would like your internship to focus on to info@menshealthnetwork.org.

Deadline: August 23, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

The Health Equity Internship Program was created to support the diversification of the public health and health-related workforce. Like several areas of health, the public health nutrition workforce also needs assistance with diversification and recruiting a new generation of nutritional professionals. Since 2002, the internship program has prepared nearly 1,000 students with practical skills in the Essentials of Public Health Services and Core Competencies of Health Education and Promotion. The Health Equity Internship Program was formerly managed by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education. Federal, regional, state and local health agencies provide real-world work experience to students for 12-weeks to complete health equity projects in the areas of HIV, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Lupus, Nutrition, Mental Health, Program Planning, Health Policy, Tobacco, Injury/Violence Prevention, Aging and more. There is no cost to the agency to serve as a preceptor for a student intern.

Hourly stipends are paid to the chosen students during the 12-weeks internship and professional development opportunities, such as attending conferences, CHES/CPH exam fees, etc. The Internship Program does not provide funding for housing, transportation or relocation.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information on the internship.

Deadline: August 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Health Literacy Internship

The Mayor’s Health Line at Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) - Boston, MA

The Mayor’s Health Line (MHL) is a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral service. All staff are state-certified Navigators that help residents understand, apply and enroll in health coverage. MHL works to ensure Boston residents’ ability to access services and programs that promote health and wellness. We encourage our clients to be self-efficient and confident while navigating the health care system by facilitating health literacy workshops throughout the city.

The internship project will be focused on improving our residents’ health literacy by identifying barriers to health access and creating tools that will address the identified gaps in knowledge or understanding of the health care system. This position is based in Boston, MA for 14 hours/week.

Intern responsibilities or projects might include:

  • Research and analyzing data of the best health literacy practices
  • Reviewing existing health literacy materials that have been created by MHL, providing feedback and editing documents
  • Facilitating workshops throughout the city
  • Creating new health literacy workshops and documents geared towards our target audience (teens, seniors, adults, ESL)
  • Assist in building new partnerships that will allow us to connect with hard to reach populations
  • Creating assessment tools for our workshop
  • Participating in outreach efforts and information sessions

Additional learning opportunities related to community health:

  • Shadowing
  • Networking
  • Informational interviews
  • Community partner meetings
  • Workshops

Interested applicants may contact Sonia Amado for more information.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools - Dudley Square in Roxbury, MA

This is an unpaid internship that is designed to be an educational opportunity with a focus on training, developing new skills and gaining a deeper understanding of concepts through hands-on experience. This internship may be completed for college course credit. If desired, the intern will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to our Academic, Business, Data, Development, and Human Resources offices as well.

Intern Activities:

  • Supporting the schools’ health/wellness programs and systems.
  • Identifying and communicating the health needs of our students.
  • Promoting best practices.
  • Updating and maintaining health records.
  • Conducting research as requested by department.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and application.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Posted: 3 months 3 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: 5 months 1 week ago

Jobs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Knowledge Systems Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is currently seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst, specifically devoted to the development and application of clinical data standards for large-scale data-sharing projects. Your work will critically enable the sharing of harmonized datasets across multiple Cancer MoonshotSM data-sharing projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

To apply, please visit the DFCI Career Site.

Deadline: July 15, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full time Admin Coordinator to staff and support a wide variety of projects related to the Mongan Institute which may include the following:

  • Public Relations: Provides assistance with dissemination and PR of Mongan Institute events including highlighting research and faculty of the Mongan Institute. Tasks include creating social media, website design, preparing the annual report and brochures, maintaining distribution lists, and preparing and distributing a monthly e-newsletter and/or regular weekly communications. Develop relevant content topics to reach Mongan Institute audience and funders. Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written). Conduct online advocacy and open a stream for cross-promotions.
  • Research Project Support: Provides assistance with any project or program related tasks, including literature searches, background research, developing meeting documents or presentations, developing meeting materials and summary reports, communication with internal and external stakeholders, and providing logistical support. This may also include providing assistance with writing IRB research protocols for Mongan Institute Director’s research projects and managing continuing review applications and other related IRB processes. Assist Administrative Director and Director with grant writing, research publications, and final grant reports
  • Meeting/Seminar Series Planning: Provides assistance with research meetings and seminar series, including coordinating meeting preparations, communication with participants,developing and analyzing evaluations, preparing participant meeting materials and staffing events.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred, with a focus in either journalism, writing, marketing or health care related.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

See attached job description for full details and qualifications. Under-represented minorities encouraged to apply. To apply for this position please go to the link below and search for Requisition 3094862
https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx 

Deadline: June 24, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 3 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: 4 weeks 4 hours ago

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) - Springfield, MA

A member of the Business Development and Community Engagement Department, the Community Outreach Specialist coordinates initiatives in a targeted geographic area designed to promote Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts health services, educational programs and health equity initiatives. Develops relationships with community leaders and serves as the organization's liaison with various constituents through attendance at community events and coalition meetings. Conducts service overview presentations for professionals, community members, and potential patients. Hosts information tables at conferences, health fairs and other community events to promote services and distribute materials. Integrates marketing campaign strategies and new service rollouts into outreach messaging.
 
Our team works with people of many races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities and lived experiences, and the Community Outreach Specialist serves as the face of the organization in many different communities.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Tapestry Health - Florence, MA

Tapestry Health is committed to providing compassionate, community-based health care to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our region. We are passionate about providing non-judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare, needle exchange access, overdose prevention and education, HIV/ AIDS prevention and care, and WIC family nutrition.

Under the direction of the Director of Harm Reduction, with the support of the agency’s Director of Operations, the Deputy Director for Program Operations carries substantial responsibility for oversight and coordination of the operations of all five Tapestry Harm Reduction program sites to facilitate excellent service provision with a high-functioning, motivated and cohesive team.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced high-level manager with a demonstrated history of accomplishments in the development and implementation of effective processes and procedures who is able to supervise the management of program operations and a diverse staff across multiple sites.

View more information on the position here.

To Apply: Interested candidates can apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to resumes@tapestryhealth.org or by mailing them to:
Tapestry
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
296 Nonotuck Street
Florence MA 01062

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Community Catalyst - Boston, MA

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation! Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees.

Community Catalyst’s growing program on Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations is seeking an Associate Director, Building Advocacy to Transform Approaches to Addiction. The Associate Director is a newly created position to help the Director oversee and implement the goals and activities of the growing program, including cutting-edge health advocacy campaigns to change public policy and sophisticated technical assistance to support service innovation. The Associate Director will provide leadership, focused on internal operations, and will help to shape the program’s future direction. The individual will also partner with the Director to represent the program and collaborate with other projects and teams across the organization, and externally. This is not a clinical position.

The Associate Director will also support the program staff to provide excellent, tailored technical assistance to state and local partners across the country that builds stronger advocacy and innovative programs to address substance use disorders. The individual will also coach some of these partners directly on policy analysis, advocacy strategies and organizational development.

View full job description here.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the internship to jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Associate Director, SUD” in the subject line.

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