Career Opportunities

Internships

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) - Division of Epidemiology and Immunization

This summer, we are offering up to 45 positions with state and local health departments across Massachusetts, from Boston to West Springfield, and from the North Shore to Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. The program aids graduate public health students in gaining hands-on professional experience, while enabling local health departments to obtain assistance with pressing projects. Selected students work on a wide range of topical projects at the local level including environmental health, substance use disorders, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessments, emergency preparedness, health communication, data analysis, food security, mental health, and health policy. Accepted students have access to mentors at the state and local level and are offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators with various MDPH programs (Infectious Disease, Substance Addiction Services, Global Health, etc.).

The applicant must have completed at least one semester of graduate level public health course work preferably including, but not limited to, one course each in epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students should be able to work independently and have basic computer skills. Clinical experience and/or prior work experience is a plus, but is not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English. Most students will need access to a vehicle; however, some cities/towns have public transportation. Please only apply to postings you can individually commute to. 

Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: 5/22/19- 8/14/19). At this time, listed opportunities are unpaid internships. The student will be required to attend both an orientation program and the closing session held in Boston. The program culminates in a Closing Session where students’ final projects are showcased via poster and oral presentations. Upon completion of this internship each student will have an excellent understanding of the various roles of local health departments in Massachusetts and will have obtained hands-on experience in the practice of public health.

A full compilation of available positions and application instructions has been posted here.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 10 hours 2 min 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: 1 month 2 weeks ago

San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

The Office of Policy and Planning at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) offers non-clinical, unpaid internships for individuals seeking work experience in research and policy. This internship provides practical learning experience for graduate students interested in public health, public policy, and related fields. Internships are designed to expose interns to careers in public service at the county level with support for professional development with supervising Office of Policy and Planning staff.

Internships generally run from June through August. Interns may be part-time or full-time, depending on the student’s availability and the needs of the Office of Policy and Planning.

Please refer here for the application.

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

Jobs

The Fund for Public Health in New York City

The work is in the Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It is funded by a 1-year OneCity Health Innovation Award. The work takes a social determinants of health-informed approach to supporting chronic disease self-management. This project combines tailored, evidence-based chronic disease self-management interventions, delivered by community health workers (CHWs) from community-based organizations (CBOs), with connection to services that impact disease outcomes and health care utilization. The goal of the project is to produce an inclusive value-based payment cost model which supports delivery of the Stanford Diabetes SelfManagement Program (DSMP) with linkages to insurance, primary care, and resources that address social determinants of health in community-based care settings.

The consultant will be housed within the Bureau of Systems Partnership in the Center for Health Equity (CHE) and will report to the Principal Investigator and Project Director. The consultant will work independently to support project evaluation and will work in close collaboration with the OneCity team, which includes DOHMH staff, and staff of three CBOs, 1) Korean Community Services of Metropolitan NY, Health People Inc., and Mexican Coalition. The consultant will lead and direct plans to calculate various costs related to program delivery and contribute to strengthening the evidence base for equitable and sustainable reimbursement of community health worker delivered lifestyle change programming in community settings.

Application: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and sample of work to letter to Carl Letamendi (cletamendi@health.nyc.gov) and Alexandra Anderson (aanderson1@health.nyc.gov) with “OneCity Health Economics Consultant” and your name” in the subject line. Finalists will be subject to a brief analytical task, where you will be asked to analyze a small dataset and draw assertions from findings for lay audiences to understand a topic related to health economics.

For more information on the position, please refer here.

Deadline: April 15, 2019
Posted: 10 hours 43 min ago

The Disability Policy Consortium

Our research is done under the umbrella name “YesHealth,” in collaboration with local and national partners, and is designed to directly inform policymaking and advocacy efforts. We engage in both Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) models of research. Our research is conducted in collaboration with disability advocacy groups across Massachusetts, universities and other organizations/funders that advance CBPAR and broader PAR principles.

Still in its early stages of growth, we are incrementally building the capacity of YesHealth. We have conducted small research projects on the impact of shifting healthcare environment in Massachusetts on people with disabilities in the state. This has led recommendations for action steps to protect the rights of people with disabilities, and meetings with policymakers at MassHealth impact healthcare policies. Our modest team has also received multiple grants from national partners such as The Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) and National Institute on Disability Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

The role would suit someone with experience in participatory action research (or equivalent), community development, and capacity building who enjoys collaborating with others in a creative learning environment. Above all, we are looking for an ambitious self-starter who has the "fire in the belly" needed to grow YesHealth as a model for advancing health justice.

For more information, please refer here.

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Colin Killick
Disability Policy Consortium
11 Dartmouth Street, Ste. 301
Malden, MA 02148

You may also send an email with a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to ckillick@dpcma.org with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

The Disability Policy Consortium

The Itinerant Ombudsman- serves as a complaint response and investigatory interface for people contacting the Ombudsman Office by phone, email or in person. This position provides ombudsman services, facilitates communications, investigates and seek remedies for,· and provides information and assistance as necessary regarding concerns and issues raised by MassHealth Health Plan enrollees and other interested individuals. The Ombudsman 1-Lead then categorizes and documents these issues and concerns in a secured database system and submits required reports as necessary. The Ombudsman operates in a manner to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of those seeking services and maintains an independent, neutral/impartial position with respect to the concerns raised. 

The Itinerant Ombudsman- will provide ombudsman services throughout the state by scheduling office hours at specific locations based in a variety of community-based organizations and health care agencies. The itinerant ombudsman position will utilize a train the trainer approach at each site. Key staff at these sites (supervisory and customer facing) will receive comprehensive training from the itinerant ombudsman regarding the ombudsman program, services and benefits. As a result staff positions at each site will be able to answer basic informational questions about the ombudsman program and direct enrollees with questions, concerns or complaints to the central office. 

For more information, please refer to this website.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Jennifer Morazes
Disability Policy Consortium
11 Dartmouth Street, Ste. 301
Malden, MA 02148

Or send an email with a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to jenniferm@myombudsman.org with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

The Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)

The Ombudsman serves as a complaint response and investigatory interface for people contacting the Ombudsman Office by phone, email or in person. This position provides ombudsman services, facilitates communications, investigates and seek remedies for, and provides information and assistance as necessary regarding concerns and issues raised by MassHealth Health Plan enrollees and other interested individuals. The Ombudsman 1-Lead then categorizes and documents these issues and concerns in a secured database system and submits required reports as necessary. The Ombudsman operates in a manner to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of those seeking services and maintains an independent, neutral/impartial position with respect to the concerns raised. 

For more information, please refer to this website.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Jennifer Morazes
Disability Policy Consortium
11 Dartmouth Street, Ste. 301
Malden, MA 02148

Or send an email with a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to jenniferm@myombudsman.org with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

Reporting to the director of the Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the program coordinator will oversee the center’s portfolio of implementation and dissemination projects. The program coordinator will be responsible for supervising lab personnel, administrative activities, and grant submissions. The person filling this role will work in conjunction with the research leadership team, which includes the director and the postdoctoral fellow, to further develop research proposals and implement community research projects. This is a position ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in research administration or long-term program management for a wide range of clinical trials. Bachelor’s degree required in health or business-related field. Past research and administrative experience preferred. Spanish-speaking applicants preferred. Masters preferred. 3-5 years of related experience.

See attachment for full details.

Deadline: April 6, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Centers, Boston University School of Medicine

The Project Manager for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day coordination of a NIH-funded, 7-year, multi-center, multidisciplinary, longitudinal clinical research study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The primary goals of the project are to: develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life, refine and validate diagnostic criteria for the clinical diagnosis of CTE, and investigate genetic and head impact exposure risk factors for CTE.

The Project Manager reports directly to the lead principal investigator (PI), Dr. Robert Stern at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and communicates regularly with all Co-PIs (Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Eric Reiman, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute; Dr. Martha Shenton, Brigham & Women’s Hospital) and investigators and staff at performance sites in Arizona, Las Vegas, and NYC, and at other participating institutions nationwide.

To view responsibilities and qualifications, refer here.

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume to Nicole Gullotti (Assistant to Dr. Robert Stern) at ngullott@bu.edu.

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

The University of Victoria - School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP)

The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for two full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of health policy, social policy, Indigenous health, and/or health equity, including work with diverse communities such as, but not limited to, sexual and/or gender minorities, people with lived experience of mental health issues, or people with lived experience of substance use or addiction. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation), public health policy research, and/or public health and evaluation practice are also considered assets for these positions.

Candidates for these positions must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment, possess capacity for research excellence, and have an ability to contribute to administrative and service tasks of the School and to the wider profession. Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. 

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Human Impact Partners (HIP)

Human Impact Partners (HIP) seeks a full-time Research Associate to support our Health Instead of Punishment Program. This is an exciting opportunity to re-envision and transform our justice and immigration systems to promote health and racial equity. The Health Instead of Punishment program fights for a world where decision-makers  including in justice and immigration agencies — do no harm, are accountable to marginalized communities, and invest in the conditions needed for health for all. 

The Research Associate will participate in conducting creative and mixed-methods research on a range of policies, programs, and budget proposals — mostly but not exclusively within our
Health Instead of Punishment Program — in collaboration with HIP staff. HIP conducts research and advocacy projects in partnership with grassroots organizers, community groups, public health professionals, and others. The projects focus on a wide range of issues that advance racial justice and affect the root causes of health inequities.

This position is based in Oakland, CA.

For more information and to apply, please refer here.

Deadline: February 22, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use.

Job Description: You are an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. You are 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. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use. This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. We are not considering remote staff for this position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits.

Please refer here for responsibilities and how to apply.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)

The Program Manager for Health Equity is a new position at MACDC. The position is aligned with one of the core priorities included in our recently adopted five year strategic plan. Our objective is to reduce health disparities based on race, ethnicity, geography and economic status by addressing the social determinants of health. This person will have a significant opportunity to define and shape this new program. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and creative leader who can drive convergence between community development and community health.

MACDC is interested in receiving applications from both emerging leaders who are still early in their career as well as seasoned professionals with a decade or more of experience. While the specific job duties and compensation will vary depending upon the specific experience of the successful candidate, the critical factors in the hiring decision will be a demonstrated commitment to our mission, a passion for working on health equity, the ability to drive the work forward through collaborative leadership, a comfort level with the policy, program administration and capacity building aspects of the job, creativity and a sense of humor.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Joseph Kriesberg at joek@macdc.org.

For more information on this position, please refer here.

Deadline: February 22, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago

University at Buffalo - School of Public Health and Health Professions

We seek three outstanding candidates for Clinical Assistant/Clinical Associate Professors (Non-tenure track) in our Undergraduate Program in Public Health to join a collaborative team of faculty who are committed to the development and implementation of our rapidly growing program. These faculty members will have a primary focus on teaching, but should also make proportionate contributions to the scholarship and service mission of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). They will contribute to the program with an expected teaching load of three courses (9-12 credit hours) per semester. Faculty will be assigned to a “home department” in one of SPHHP’s five academic departments, based on their area of expertise.

Area of expertise is open. Applications from faculty with expertise in environmental health, health policy, epidemiology, health services administration, and public health practice are particularly encouraged. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in education, research, and service. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If interested, click here to apply.

Deadline: March 24, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Simmons University

The Public Health Department at Simmons College invites applications for a full-time, contract faculty position that will serve in the role of Assistant Program Director for Simmons’ Master of Public Health in Health Equity. Responsibilities will include program development and management to support the MPH Program, along with some graduate teaching responsibilities.

This position will focus on supporting MPH program functions in collaboration with the Program Director, including admissions, marketing, and student support. The position will also support the program’s accreditation process through the design and implementation of program evaluation methods and systems, development of key partnerships and initiatives, and contributions to the accreditation self-study report. The position carries a proportional teaching load of 1-3 courses per year, offset by program development and management work. Teaching will support core MPH courses, including those associated with the Health Equity Change Project, the culminating applied practice and integrative learning experience.

For qualifications and application, view here.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

We are looking for highly motivated and personable Biobank Coordinator I to recruit and enroll participants into the All of Us Research Program at Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Revere HealthCare Center, Brookside Health Center, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and Chelsea Health Center.

Biobank Coordinator’s Level I will be responsible for recruitment (mail, phone, in-clinic) and enrollment (patient education, informed consent, phlebotomy, performing physical measurements, and taking vital signs) activities. This role provides exposure to multiple aspects of a large nationwide research program. The position requires periodic evening and weekend hours.

Interested applicants may contact Ashley Mici at amici@bwh.harvard.edu with any questions. (Include resume if interested in the position).

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital - Newton Wellesley Hospital

We are looking for highly motivated and personable Biobank Coordinator I to recruit and enroll participants into the All of Us Research Program at Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Revere HealthCare Center, Brookside Health Center, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and Chelsea Health Center.

Biobank Coordinator’s Level I will be responsible for recruitment (mail, phone, in-clinic) and enrollment (patient education, informed consent, phlebotomy, performing physical measurements, and taking vital signs) activities. This role provides exposure to multiple aspects of a large nationwide research program. The position requires periodic evening and weekend hours.

Interested applicants may contact Ashley Mici at amici@bwh.harvard.edu with any questions. (Include resume if interested in the position). 

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago

Epic Systems

As a Project Manager on our Implementation Services (IS) team, 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 about 70% 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.

Position is based in Madison, WI.

View entire job posting and application here.

Deadline: February 22, 2019
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Scholarships

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Kozma-Littleton Family Fund supports a School of Public Health and Health Sciences student who is conducting research in or working in programs that focus on; equitable access to evidenced-based treatment for low income families with individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disability, or health sciences concerned with the creation of a sustainable global environment.

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Interested applicants may refer here to apply.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 9 hours ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Yablonski Fellowship provides support for masters level students enrolled in any of the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Promotion and Policy within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Eligible recipients must be in good academic standing; demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular, athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments; and be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. Preference will be given to the child of a firefighter, police officer or teacher. The fellowship may be awarded in consecutive years to the same student if he or she continues to meet the criteria. Applicants must write a short essay of one-thousand words explaining their commitment to community service, volunteerism, and leadership.

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Established by Robert Woolrich, ‘76G an alumnus from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and his wife, Noeline, a registered nurse. This gift honors the memory of Mr. Woolrich’s late mother Elizabeth and pays tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Woolrich’s personal and professional interests in end-of-life care.

The purpose of the Fund will be to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, who have an interest in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. Eligible recipients will demonstrate high academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 3.5; and demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular, athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments. Applicants must also have a clean judicial record with the University.

Supplemental Questions are required for this scholarship; students interested must write a short essay describing their interest in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.
 
Application can be found here.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

David A. Winston Health Policy

The David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship program identifies and supports promising young individuals currently in master’s level degree programs who are committed to the field of health policy.  Each year up to 20 $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified students on the basis of their academic achievement and recommendations from faculty and colleagues. Winston Scholars also join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, D.C. interacting with the Winston Board, former Winston Fellows, and health policy experts.

Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a health policy exclusive program. The programs welcome applicants who have a strong interest in health policy from a range of master’s and joint degree programs (as well as doctoral programs for the Fellowship), including healthcare administration, business, law, medicine, and economics. The Winston Board appreciates that backgrounds in many academic fields are relevant and critical to advancing sound health policy in our dynamic healthcare environment.  In honoring the legacy of David A. Winston, students of all political ideological perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Importantly, the deadline for the 2019 Scholarship applications is April 5, 2019. Winston alumni well illustrate that their opportunities translate into extraordinarily influential, decades-long health policy positions.

For more information on the application process and to apply, click here

For additional information and materials contact Kerry McAteer, Operations Manager at 202/ 585-0288 or kmcateer@winstonfellowship.org.

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago

Volunteers

International Making Cities Livable, LLC.

The 56th IMCL Conference on A Healthy City for ALL is taking place in Portland, OR on June 17-21, 2019. This Conference will be a landmark event, with an unprecedented gathering of world-renowned experts in planning, urban design, public health, architecture, social sciences, civic government, and allied fields.

A limited number of Student Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and Volunteer Positions for Graduate students are available. Both positions waive the student registration fee. Scholarships do not offer funds towards expenses. Scholarships and Volunteer positions are not available for junior presenters.

Volunteers can attend all the sessions they choose. Most responsibilities are in helping set up and run registration on Monday, June 17 and following days; monitoring entrance to conference sessions and events; and helping to man the publications table. Volunteer positions offer great access to speakers and exhibitors. Volunteers need to be at the conference location at 9:00am on Monday morning, to help set up, review the detailed program for the sessions they wish to see, and sign up for helping as their schedule permits. The conference program will be on the website before the conference.

We are also looking for a volunteer to act as conference photographer, recording informal social events, keynote speakers, tours and special events.

Please visit the website for more details.

TO APPLY: Interested students should send their resume, a short statement (250 words) why the conference is of interest to them, and to which program they are applying (Scholarship or Volunteer) before March 1 to suzanne.lennard@livablecities.org.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

NGOabroad

Want to volunteer abroad? NGOabroad provides affordable, customized volunteer abroad programs and helps people enter or advance in working abroad in humanitarian work.

NGOabroad has international volunteer programs in 4 regions of the world: Africa, Asia, Central and South America and MENA (Middle East & North Africa). What makes our volunteer abroad programs unique? They are affordable and custom fit to your skills rather than stuffing you into a one-size-fits all slot. Our purpose is to tackle humanity’s challenges so that our international volunteer opportunities are more “real” and have more depth.

Skill based volunteering. Wide variety of skills needed – both students & seasoned professionals – in our volunteer abroad programs: Social work, psychology, trauma counselors, education, early childhood education, nurses, doctors, public health, water & sanitation, nutrition, business, micro-finance, entrepreneurship, engineering, solar, environmental, farming, public administration, political science, democracy building, human rights, law, refugees, peace building, yoga, the trades, grant writing, youth workers & people who love kids.

For specific information on open position(s) in a certain country, please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago