Career Opportunities

Internships

UMassSafe

UMassSafe, a traffic safety research program in the UMass Transportation Center in Civil Engineering, is hiring six students for a four week, 40 hr/wk position in June (May 30-June 30). Pay for this position is $13.00/hr with generous travel reimbursement. 

The Research Assistants will be traveling statewide to collect observation data on seat belt & cell phone usage for the Annual Statewide Seat Belt Observation Study sponsored by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate student (no May graduating seniors)
  • Comfortable standing outside up to 8 hours/day in varying weather
  • Ability to travel from Amherst each day
  • Friendly and outgoing – always working/traveling in a team environment
  • Flexible schedule and willing to work long days; hours will vary including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
  • Strongly preferred - Have a reliable vehicle, valid license, and be willing to drive up to 500+ miles per week ($.53/mile reimbursement)

View more information here.

To Apply: Please send an email with resume to Benjamin Yeager.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 6 days 23 hours ago

Undergraduate Research Position

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Undergraduate research assistants are needed for the 2019-2020 academic year to support a research study focusing on comparing two different voice treatment methods used with patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). The assistant will be responsible for measurement of data collected in the study. The position is available for 1-2 academic credits per semester, or 3-6 hours per week. A two semester commitment is required.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Transcription from recorded audio files using Praat
  • Annotating acoustic files using Praat​​​​​​​
  • Measurement of aerodynamic data
  • Scoring of questionnaires tests
  • Data entry
  • Other duties as assigned

No previous research experience is necessary; training will be provided.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • General computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, file management)
  • Ability to identify acoustic features on a spectrogram

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a message of interest and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Richardson.

Deadline: May 10, 2019
Posted: 1 week 1 hour ago

Center for Health Promotion - UMass Amherst

Are you interested in health and wellness? Do you want to interact more with your peers and work towards a healthier campus? If so, the Peer Health Education Internship may be for you! This 6-credit internship is a two-semester commitment and offered through the Center for Health Promotion. It’s a great way to get involved and offer a variety of wellness outreach opportunities with a focus on group facilitation. You would also assist with four campus-wide stress reduction events featuring therapy dogs.

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

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Renaissance Preschool - Amherst, MA

If you enjoy working with young children, consider earning academic credit in our preschool program! The Renaissance School welcomes student interns every fall and spring semester! The preschool is open Monday – Thursday mornings and the children are present from 9:00 to 12:00 each day.

Student interns typically work two mornings a week, from 8:30 to 1:00. Student interns earn practicum or independent study credits as they assist classroom teachers, learn about young children and their families, and discover an innovative approach to early education inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Possible classroom activities include... planning creative, developmentally appropriate activities, facilitating small group activities including cooking and art projects, photographing children to help document their learning. Supporting bilingual children as they interact and learn with others.

For eligibility requirements and how to apply, please refer here.

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 41 min ago

The Open Door - Gloucester, MA

Paid internship, Internship date: 6/1/19 - 8/31/19

Purpose: To connect children to good food through the Summer Meals program and administer the federal Summer Food Service Program. The Open Door is a hunger relief organization in Gloucester, MA. The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our Community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.

View full list of job duties here.

To apply: Send letter of interest and resume to info@foodpantry.org.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Career Ambassador positions for 2019-2020 are now open! Want to gain one-on-one mentoring skills? Interested in learning about how to master resumes, cover letters, and personal statement writing? Passionate about career-related initiatives on campus? Then apply to be a Career Ambassador TODAY! Rising Junior or Senior undergraduates preferred; rising Sophomore students will be considered. Must be majoring in one of the following SPHHS areas: Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Public Health. Unpaid Internship For Credit only. You must be available for the entire academic year; one semester is not an option.

As a Career Ambassador, your primary responsibilities will be to hold approximately 8 office hours per week in Arnold room 136. During office hours, you will provide advice and critiques for your peers on documents such as resumes and cover letters, personal statements for graduate school, job search resources (both web and hard copies) and be able to answer general career advice questions. Expectations will also include knowledge of LinkedIn and other forms of social media/networking.

Please Note: there is a mandatory training scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2019 from 8am-5pm. If you cannot participate in this training, unfortunately you will not be considered for the position. Lunch will be provided.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing how your previous experience and/or transferable skills have prepared you for this position. Be sure to include your motivation for becoming a Career Ambassador and how it will help you in your future endeavors. Send materials electronically to careerambassadors@umass.edu or drop it off in person during walk-in hours. If you have any particular questions feel free to contact one of the current Career Ambassador Peer Advisors in Arnold 136 (previously Arnold 119).

Please refer here for more information.

Deadline: May 10, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago

Jobs

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: This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. As a Social Media and Outreach Associate, you’ll work closely with the Social Media Manager and project teams to implement strategic and creative health communication efforts. You’re a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication. You believe in the power of social media — and want to use that power for good. You apply your perfectionist’s eye for detail to all tasks, whether you’re crafting a tweet, combing through social media analytics, or capturing key takeways from a client meeting.

View full job description here.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@communicatehealth.com.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Health Imperatives (Brockton, MA)

Health Imperatives, a non-profit community-based agency, predominantly serving families and individuals in Southeastern MA, seeks a full-time Senior Nutritionist. The Senior Nutritionist is a member of the Plymouth WIC program management team, responsible for the administration and management of all nutrition services of the program.

See attached job description for additional details. 

REQUIRED: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics AND one of the following:

  • Master's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods, and nutrition, OR
  • Nutrition education and (1) year postgraduate community nutrition experience OR
  • Registered Dietitian with (1) year postgraduate community nutrition experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, or nutrition education and (2) year of postgraduate community nutrition experience.
  • Two years providing WIC Nutrition education and counseling; experience in program planning and administration; strong leadership and decision-making skills; excellent communication skills; sensitive to the needs of participants including strong, client-centered service skills and cultural competency. Demonstrate strong teamwork skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian Preferred Certified Lactation Consultant or CLC eligible.

Apply online or mail resume to:
Human Resources
Health Imperatives, Inc.
942 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

MGH Chelsea/Revere WIC Program

MGH Chelsea/Revere WIC Program is seeking a Full Time Senior Nutritionist. 

OVERVIEW: Manages the nutrition component of the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program.  Supervises Program Nutritionists and Nutrition Assistants.  Follows State and Federal policy and procedure guidelines. 
Senior Nutritionist is a member of the local WIC Program Management Team responsible for the administration and management of all nutrition services and health care aspects of the program.

Must have one of the below qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, or Nutrition Education, and one year of post-graduate, community nutrition experience.  
  • Registered Dietitian with one year of post-graduate, community nutrition experience.  Licensure with the Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, or Nutrition Education and two years experience of post-graduate, community nutrition experience.  

See attached job description for additional details. To apply:

  • Go to https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/apply/
  • Click on view and apply for open positions
  • Type in job ID 3086635
  • Click apply online

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Community Health Programs, Berkshire South WIC (Great Barrington MA)

Community Health Programs,  Berkshire South WIC seeks a Nutritionist for CHP-Great Barrington, to work per diem 20-40 hours per week. Provide nutrition assessment, education, and counseling to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist,in individual and group settings.  The Nutritionist provides services at multiple WIC sites and includes some evening and weekend hours

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Bachelor’s Degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education.
•    Master’s degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, or food and nutrition preferred.
•    At least 1 year of experience in clinical or community nutrition preferred.
•    Bi-lingual preferred.

Email resume to Kelly Krok: Director of  Human Resource, kkrock@chpberkshires.org. See attached job description for additional details.

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Cambridge Health Alliance - Cambridge/Somerville WIC Program

Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of:

  • anthropometric and hematological data collection
  • dietary assessment/nutritional risk assessment and food package prescriptions
  • nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education
  • documentation and data entry
  • referrals to other health and social services
  • Follow-up nutrition education

Provides nutrition care for low-risk applicants and participants as needed. Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participants’ needs. The person in this position may be required to work at one or more site across various locations in the WIC catchment area and may need to work up to 7:30 pm and/or the weekend as needed.

Prior WIC nutrition experience required. Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education OR Master's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, food and nutrition; Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists, desired. One year's experience in clinical or community nutrition, preferred. 

See attached job descprition for more details

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Health First Family Care Center (Fall River, MA)

Health First Family Care Center, Inc. “The Heart of the Community” has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, compassionate, Part-time (18-hour per week) Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program Nutritionist that enjoys working with culturally diverse children and families. Under the direction of the Director of WIC, provides nutritional service and support to the operation of the department.
The WIC Program Nutritionist will:
Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants, and children under the supervision of the Senior Nutritionist, including all aspects of:

  • Anthropometric and hematological data collection
  • Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription
  • Counseling and education
  • Documentation and data entry
  • Referrals to other health and social services
  • Follow-up nutrition education

A Bachelor’s Degree in public health nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education, required; One year’s experience in clinical or community nutrition, preferred. See attached job desciription for additional details.

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) - WIC Department (Framingham, MA)

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is a multi-service organization that works in the community organizing resources for social change and economic independence.  We have an immediate opening for a full-time Nutritionist in our WIC Department.  WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to MA families who qualify.   

WIC Nutritionist responsibilities include providing nutrition services to applicants and participants and assisting with general office duties, quality assurance and outreach activities. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide nutrition assessment and counseling for low and high-risk participants including anthropometric and hematological data collection, breastfeeding education and health/social service referrals
  • Assist Senior Nutritionist in training paraprofessional WIC Staff/Interns and developing/evaluating educational materials and protocols
  • Participate in quality assurance and outreach activities
  • Participate in general office duties
  • Travel to multiple WIC sites
  • Complete training and attend appropriate in-services
  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, food and nutrition or nutrition education; One year experience in community or clinical nutrition preferred. See attached job description for additional details.

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Full Time WIC Senior Nutritionist

Jamaica Plain/Brighton WIC Program (of Brookside Community Health Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

OPENING FOR FULL TIME WIC SENIOR NUTRITIONIST - Responsible for the clinical component of the WIC community nutrition program, under the supervision of the WIC/Nutrition Director.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.    Provides individual and group nutrition and lactation counseling for WIC clients including nutritional assessment, development of care plans, nutrition education, and follow-up.

2.    Responsible for the training and clinical supervision of the WIC Community Nutritionists.

3.    Assists the WIC/Nutrition Director in the development of protocols for nutrition care, based on State WIC guidelines and recommendations.

4.    Trains, clinically supervises and evaluates WIC Nutrition Assistants and Dietetic Interns.

5.    Provides some clinical coverage, for WIC nutrition staff when they are out sick or on vacation.

6.    Develops educational materials for individual and group use.

7.    Supervises the nutrition component of the Farmers Market Coupon distribution.

8.    Serves as a resource for health center staff and community agencies; acts as a liaison between State agency and the local program on nutritional issues.  Provides WIC nutrition outreach visits with the Community Coordinator.

9.    Participates in select Health Center and State Agency committees; attends appropriate Health Center meetings, State agency meetings and continuing education programs.  Helps plan and participates in WIC/Nutrition Department meetings.

10.    Participates in Quality Assurance program for WIC services, including monitoring Hemacue protocols.

11.    Provides nutrition education to Brookside patients on a limited basis.

Qualifications:
--Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nutrition.  LDN or RD preferred but not required. 
--Two years of experience in community nutrition and prior WIC experience preferred.
- Ability to provide nutrition counseling in Spanish
- Availability to work at multiple WIC sites, including occasional weekend and evening hours, as needed.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills

Apply on line at: www.brighamandwomens.org or to: Irene O’Hayer RD, LDN; iohayer@bwh.harvard.edu; 617-983-6015
 

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Mountainside Treatment Center (Canaan, CT)

Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, CT seeks a full-time Nutrition Program Manager to provide nutritional evaluation and treatment for adults age 18 years and older.  The Nutritionist will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team, attend clinical meetings, assess and counsel clients individually as determined by their medical need, as assigned by the medical or psychiatric APRN and Medical Director.  He/she will identify appropriate medical nutrition interventions for clients in Detox/Residential Treatment. Nutritionist will hold nutrition group sessions. Nutritionist will also manage all aspects of the nutrition program, from administrative tasks to collaborations to grow the program and maintain high quality standards.

See details here: https://mountainside.com/about-us/careers/job-opportunities?gh_jid=1625655

Qualifications:

  • Have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major focus on human nutrition or dietetics. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.
  • Maintain an active Certification in Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut.
  • Experience in and knowledge of substance abuse treatment field preferred.
  • Experience working with Eating Disorders clientele is preferred.
  • Experience with nutrition counseling in clinical setting preferred.
  • Proficiency with EMR (Electronic Medical Records), Microsoft Office Products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Deadline: May 8, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Registered Dietician

AVA Nutrition

AVA Nutrition is a Nutrition Coaching platform that combines artificial intelligence with human coaching to empower people to live healthier lives. 
AVA is an app based program that provides customers with personalized AI meal plans, real-time text based counseling, photo-based meal recognition, and an easy-to-use tracking system. Through long-term partnerships, our goal is to reach thousands of people and create the largest consumption data set possible. Check out our personal page AVA to learn more. 
 
We are currently hiring Registered Dietitians to work remotely/virtually as Nutrition Coaches on our app. 
 
Coaches will be matched according to skills and experience to:
•  Coach using motivational-interviewing on our AI supported web portal (set schedule of hours)
•  Assess meal with the support of image recognition (set schedule of hours)
•  Review and vet meal plans and data (hours as requested by management)
•  Contribute to special projects per expertise; this can involve writing materials, recommending algorithm adjustments, and joining calls with partners (hours as requested by management)
 
Please contact Chloe Davis, the Nutrition Coach Manager for AVA, at chloe@eatwithava.com for more information. 

Deadline: June 4, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 30 sec ago

Epic Systems

As a Software Tester on our Quality Assurance (QA) team at Epic, you'll play a critical role in ensuring that our software lives up to its world-class reputation. These detail-oriented perfectionists test our software from a medical professional's perspective to make sure it's efficient and intuitive. As a part of our testing team, you'll use your creativity to push our software to the limit. First we use it right, and then we use it wrong. Thinking outside the box, you'll work side by side with our developers to create high quality healthcare software. Kick your career into high gear - break our code. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest.

Position is based in Madison, WI.

For more information on eligibilty requirements and application, click here.

Deadline: May 10, 2019
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks 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: May 10, 2019
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago

Scholarships

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: 4 weeks 1 day ago

SolutionInn

Eligibility: Candidate must be U.S citizen or resident enrolled as a student in U.S. Candidate must either be an incoming college freshman for the current academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university. Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Candidate must be maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.50.

Application Instructions: Write an essay 800-1000 words answering the following questions. How is obesity defined? What are the possible causes of obesity? How can obesity in America be prevented? There is no application fee or other fees for this scholarship to apply. Write your essay in PDF, WORD or TEXT file on the topic asked above. All essays must be written in English. Fill in the form, provide all the information asked and submit your essay.

Amount: $1,000

Application: https://www.solutioninn.com/scholarships/preventing-obesity-in-usa

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago

National Bio-CARE

Description: Awarded to a student interested in entering the medical field at any level
Who is eligible: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Award: $500
Deadline: June 1, 2019
How to Apply: Write an original 500-750 word essay on the topic of the importance of proper disposal of medical waste and send it to nbcscholarship@gmail.com                                                      
See details at: https://www.umass.edu/umfa/scholarship-detail/23981

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago

Fellowships

Project Horseshoe Farm

Through a collaboration with Bois d’Arc Farm (“BDA Farm”), Horseshoe Farm is pleased to offer a new paid gap year (13 month) Farming, Health, and Nutrition Fellowship. The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience on a working organic farm and to translate this work directly to Horseshoe Farm’s cutting-edge community health programs in Greensboro, Alabama.

Two accepted Fellows will spend approximately half of their time working and learning with BDA Farm (planting and harvesting, helping with farming operations, and doing outreach work to farmers markets and partner restaurants in the region). 

To apply: Completed applications (which can be downloaded here) can be emailed to fellows@projecthsf.org.

Deadline: April 26, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago