The Center for Community Health and Health Equity at BWH is seeking 2 highly qualified undergraduate students from SPHHS to participate in a 12-week internship beginning in January 2019, which will focus on the social determinants of health. Interns will work on community-based projects and curriculum development in the following areas:
• Maternal and Child Health - working with young parents under 25 years of age and their children) to help them understand and access the healthcare system, as well as to monitor the healthcare and progress of the children to age 5.
• “Whole Family” curriculum - offering public health education and advocacy for multiple generations of a family. This will be a new program, with the opportunity for interns to have significant input and responsibility.
• Public Health classes for K-8 - organizing medical professionals from BWH to teach one-time public health classes in the Boston public elementary schools targeting vulnerable populations. Assisting in the review of the whole year curriculum for eighth graders.
• Student Success Jobs Program – Working on a program that provides a cohort of elementary students from vulnerable backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a multi-year program designed to eventually give them professional experience in the medical field. Students attend summer programs, work on public health projects, and eventually begin working part-time at BWH beginning in 9th grade.
Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity is committed to seeking solutions to break through healthcare disparities based on economic, social, cultural, or academic constraints. This includes community based public health education, community engaged research, support systems, resource sharing, and clinical initiatives. Student interns will be engaged in a challenging experience that brings them broad based exposure to community healthcare among Boston’s most vulnerable populations. Internships will be 26-32 hours. To be determined.
Applications for each of the Spring 2019 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and 45 credits earned after the Fall 2018 semester.
Step 1: Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.
Step 2: Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:
• Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
• Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
• Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
• Understand program requirements and answer questions
To schedule an interview for the week of Nov. 13-16 email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.
Step 4: Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.