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Unite for Sight

Program Associate (New Haven, Connecticut)
Applications for the Program Associate position are currently being accepted.
The Program Associate position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Program Associate works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. In this full-time paid job position, the Program Associate works closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO and with Unite For Sight's Executive Director on global health programming. The Program Associate opportunity is a 1-year position starting in Winter 2020, with the opportunity for continued growth in the organization as a Program Manager after the first year.

Duties and responsibilities include
Be a team member of one of the world's leading innovative global health organizations
Help to manage Unite For Sight's Global Health Research division, including analyzing data from research studies pursued with Unite For Sight's partner clinics in Ghana, Honduras, and India.
Hands-on experience in contributing to Unite For Sight’s programs (Global Health Delivery Programs and Global Impact Corps, Global Health Societies, Global Health & Innovation Conference, and Global Health University)
Apply organizational and writing skills to the development and implementation of global health initiatives
Contribute to cutting-edge programs in development

Qualifications and requirements include
An understanding of best practices in global health
Minimum 1-year commitment
Bachelor's degree required at start of employment, with a strong academic record in any major 
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Passionate interest in global health
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Detail-oriented work style
Proficient in multitasking
Strong initiative and motivation
Strong skills in statistical analysis required

Benefits
Growth potential within the organization after the first year
Beautiful office space in the heart of downtown New Haven
Six weeks paid vacation leave, including 15 paid company holidays per year and 15 paid personal vacation days

How to Apply
Unite For Sight accepts resumes on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and cover letter to adavis@uniteforsight.org, referencing the position title in the subject line. The highest quality candidates will be invited to submit a transcript, two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation on Unite For Sight's online recommendation form. After review of all application materials, select candidates will be invited for a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview at our New Haven offices.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to reply to each applicant. All applications are considered for the position, and those selected for the next stage of the application process will be contacted by email.

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 2 days 14 hours ago

Unite for Sight

The Program Manager position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Program Manager works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. The Program Manager helps to lead Unite For Sight's four program divisions, while contributing creative and cutting-edge ideas to a leading global health organization. Ideal candidates exemplify a balance of superior writing, analytical, and communications skills paired with a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

Duties and responsibilities include: 
Be a team member of one of the world's leading innovative global health organizations
Responsible for managing Unite For Sight’s program divisions (Global Health Delivery Programs and Global Impact Corps, Global Health Societies, Global Health & Innovation Conference, and Global Health University)
Apply organizational and writing skills to the development and implementation of global health initiatives
Contribute to cutting-edge programs in development

Qualifications and requirements include:
An understanding of best practices in global health
Minimum 2-year commitment, though longer commitments are preferable
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required at start of employment, with a strong academic record in any major 
Excellent writing and communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Passionate interest in global health
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Detail-oriented work style
Proficient in multitasking
Strong initiative and motivation
Strong skills in statistical analysis preferred

Benefits:
Growth potential within the organization after the first year
Beautiful floor office space in the heart of downtown New Haven
Six weeks paid vacation leave, including 15 paid company holidays per year and 15 paid personal vacation days

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 2 days 14 hours ago

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

With general direction from the Administrative Manager, the Grant Administrator will work with the Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop grant submissions, perform budget forecasting, monitor fund statements, resolve accounting issues, function as liaison to grantor agency, subcontracting institutions, and Partners Research Management, and support the PIs with their post award grant administration.
The Center for Cancer Research has annual research revenue exceeding $60M, which supports the research of over 40 independent Principal Investigators (PI). Our investigators study everything from cancer cell genetics and epigenetics, metabolism and microenvironments, cell signaling and DNA damage, with studies of cultured cells, all the way to patient derived samples and specimens.

Responsibilities 
Coordinates grant proposal preparation for a variety of sponsors (NIH, DOD, other HHS, state, foundation, philanthropic, and industry).
Prepares detailed budgets and justifications and prepares materials for financial reports.
Develops and monitors spending with PIs including salary allocations and purchase commitments. Re-budgets as necessary and allowed throughout the grant cycle.
Interacts with the Partners HealthCare Research Finance staff to establish and monitor active funds, assists in closeout of expired accounts, and resolves complex accounting issues. 
Monitors expenditures and assures budgetary compliance; verifies, identifies and evaluates excessive charges. Analyzes cash flow to prevent deficit spending.
Works in conjunction with the PI and Partners Innovation to initiate material transfer, confidentiality and sponsored research agreements. 
Advise regarding the allowability of costs to be charged to a grant. 
Provides timely closeout of all expired projects through the coordination of fiscal and administrative resources throughout the system. 
Stays current with all new and existing regulatory requirements and institutional policies/procedures and keeps PIs and department leadership informed of changes.
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Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required
1-3 years' experience preferably in a healthcare of financial field. 
Working knowledge, or the ability to learn, policies and procedures related to grant submission and management.
Effective financial and analytical skills
Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and time management skills 
Careful attention to detail.
Working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel, and Adobe

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 2 days 14 hours ago

Massachusetts General Hospital


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The First 1000 Days Fatherhood program is a new initiative aimed at improving the overall wellbeing of the mother-father-infant triad through specifically engaging and supporting fathers during pregnancy and the first year of their child’s life. The Fatherhood Health Coach will assist in program delivery and evaluation through a randomized controlled trial (RCT) trial, examining the effects of participation in the fatherhood intervention vs. the current obstetric and pediatric primary care on perinatal and obesity-related outcomes. The specific goals of the study are to (1) strengthen fathers’ engagement in pregnancy and parenting, (2) reduce fathers’ own obesity-related health behaviors, and (3) address fathers’ social determinants of health during the perinatal period.
The Fatherhood Health Coach will be primarily responsible for performing and managing study visits (up to 3) including conducting one-on-one health coaching sessions with fathers by phone and home visits. Coaching calls will focus on addressing fatherhood and family health behaviors, behavioral recommendations, and connecting fathers to local community resources to support behavior change and social determinants of health. The Health Coach may also be responsible for collecting height and weight data of mother-father-infant triads. In addition to coaching, the Fatherhood Health Coach will develop evidence-based health coaching scripts and educational content in a variety of formats (booklets, posters, text messages, video, etc). The Fatherhood Health Coach will work as part of a collaborative team within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. The project team will include the study’s Principal and Co-investigators, a Project Manager, and Clinical Research Coordinators. The Fatherhood Health Coach will report to the project manager of the 1000 Days Fatherhood program.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist with the planning, development and design of intervention materials, including health coaching scripts and educational materials.
2. Perform in-home study visits with new parents and infants to deliver the intervention.
3. Conduct coaching calls with fathers to encourage paternal involvement and health behavior change using motivational interviewing techniques and other evidence based coaching strategies.
4. Collect height and weight data on mother-father-infant triads during home visits.
5. Participate in the development of patient-driven, individualized behavior change plans for study subjects, and collaborate with them to update their goals as needed.
6. Support fathers in assessing potential barriers and strengths in achieving health goals.
7. Maintain and coordinate effective and on-going communication with fathers and appropriate care team members in a timely and accurate manner, within the guidelines of patient confidentiality.
8. Provide referrals, such as sources for mental health care, housing and food insecurity, job
programs, legal services, etc.
9. Manage the enrollment in and maintenance of the First 1,000 Days Fatherhood intervention text
message program.
10. Develop and track appropriate metrics for measuring progress and results.
11. Conduct outreach activities to engage and/or re-engage fathers.
12. Employ facilitation strategies to best meet the needs of fathers, which may be highly complex.
13. Carefully follow study protocols and scripts.
14. Develop rapport and strong working alliance with fathers, and serve as resource during the
course of the intervention.
15. Execute high-level requests which may require some flexibility to usual operational procedures
with the highest degree of professionalism and judgment.
16. Acquire and maintain comprehensive knowledge of services provided by MGH and local
communities.
17. Document contact with fathers in study REDCap database.
18. Perform reference searches in print and electronic media.
19. Maintain current knowledge base on relevant health issues.
20. Review data for quality assurance, descriptive statistics and manuscripts, as required.
21. Assist with writing reports and manuscripts detailing research findings.
22. Maintain a positive and accommodating relationship with study team, health center staff, and
participants.
23. Work with senior level staff to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
24. Attend study team meetings and trainings as required.
25. Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
• Knowledge of behavior change models and counseling, and familiarity with motivational
interviewing is preferred.
• Excellent professional, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Strong skills in assessing health and social needs
• Ability to build trust and maintain confidentiality with diverse populations.
• Ability to conduct reference and literature searches.
• Ability to work as an independent member of a team.
• Ability to perform well under pressure and in an ever changing environment.
• Excellent relationship management skills, including negotiating, mediating and facilitating.
• Ability to multitask and change priorities to best meet needs of fathers.
• Proven level of professionalism to interact effectively with all levels of administration.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Ability to identify and follow through on project issues and use initiative.
• Proficiency of various software packages, including Microsoft Office, and other desktop tools.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish, required.
• Demonstrated understanding of social determinants of health and health disparities.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable)
National certification in health coaching or health education preferred

EDUCATION
BA/BS Required in Health education, health promotion, exercise science, nutrition, psychology or other
social science.
Master’s degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 1-3 years of perinatal and early childhood development experience required.
Experience working with male caregivers and new fathers strongly preferred.
Experience in health education, nutrition and physical activity preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): N/A
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): Not applicable
WORKING CONDITIONS:
General office environment with ability to travel to participants’ homes as required. Some evening and
weekend hours may be required.
125 Nashua Street
Boston 02114
Job: Professional/Managerial
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
 

Deadline: December 27, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Massachusetts General Hospital


GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The First 1000 Days Fatherhood program, within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, is a new initiative aimed at improving the overall wellbeing of the mother-father-infant triad through specifically engaging and supporting fathers during pregnancy and the first year of their child’s life. The Fatherhood Research Nurse will function in the role of a nurse home visitor in and will be responsible for delivery of comprehensive community health nursing care to first-time mothers, fathers and newborn infants as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) trial, examining the effects of participation in the fatherhood intervention vs. the current obstetric and pediatric primary care on perinatal and obesity-related outcomes. The specific goals of the study are to (1) strengthen fathers’ engagement in pregnancy and parenting, (2) reduce fathers’ own obesity-related health behaviors, and (3) address fathers’ social determinants of health during the perinatal period.
The Fatherhood Research Nurse will be primarily responsible for performing and managing the study visits including conducting home visits, and one-on-one phone or video calls with fathers. Study visits and calls will focus on addressing fatherhood and family health behaviors, behavioral recommendations, and connecting fathers to local community resources to support behavior change and social determinants of health. The Fatherhood Research Nurse will also be responsible for clinical data collection during home visits, such as height and weight of mother-father-infant triads. Additional responsibilities may include the development of evidence-based intervention materials such as scripts and educational content in a variety of formats (booklets, posters, text messages, video, etc). The Fatherhood Research Nurse will work as part of a collaborative team, including the study’s Principal and Co-investigators, a Project Manager, and Clinical Research Coordinators.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Maintain case load of families and conduct study visits at three time points with new parents and infants.
• Coordinate and implement the research study intervention according to the study protocol, including 1) deliver intervention study materials, 2) collect clinical measurements and vital signs for adult and pediatric participants, 3) educate parents on health behaviors, 4) counsel parents on medical topics as appropriate, and 5) make referrals to clinic-community resources as appropriate.
• Follows nursing process and utilizes intervention materials and tools to interact with families about their personal health choices and behaviors, family interactions, and life course goals.
• Develops therapeutic relationships with fathers and their families, utilizing open communication skills, reflective listening and motivational interviewing.
• Provides preventive health education and anticipatory guidance to participants.
• Provides individualized and culturally appropriate care to families participating in research.
• Enters participant clinical data into database and maintains visit tracking.
• Act as liaison between participant and other members of the team regarding patient care
activities relating to the research protocol.
• Complete research training requirements including Human Subjects Protection and Good
Clinical Practice online certifications.
• Initiate, or participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities for
evaluation of structure, process and outcome criteria.
• Utilize scientific method in collecting data on clinical issues.
• Performs ongoing nursing assessments of the physical, emotional, social and environmental
needs of pregnant women, children and families.
• Work with PI and research team on other assigned projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a valid Massachusetts RN licensure in good standing with an RN from an accredited school of
nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred (new graduates must have a BSN degree). Must have
1-2 years of nursing experience working with perinatal patients and families;
Further, candidates must meet requirements described below:
• Previous perinatal and early childhood development experience.
• Experience working with male caregivers and new fathers strongly preferred.
• Interest in community engagement and experience working in community healthcare settings.
• Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
• Ability to forge productive working relationships with participants, families, staff, and coworkers.
• Leadership skills, good presentation and writing skills as well as, ability to lead, interact well with
others, take initiative and think independently.
• Excellent communication and organization skills required, with attention to detail essential.
• Knowledge of hospital systems and competency in MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and
Outlook

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Must be extremely well-organized, highly attentive to detail and skilled at effective and appropriate
communication with diverse professionals and entities. He/she must be skilled at multi -tasking,
independent problem-solving as well as effective time management under minimal supervision. The
Research Nurse must also demonstrate the ability to effectively work within a team environment while
providing guidance, assistance, troubleshooting and input on research matters.

WORKING CONDITIONS
General clinical research office environment.
Requires ability to travel to participants’ homes.
Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
The Research Nurse will provide clinical advising and supervision for the research team and will report
directly to the Project Manager as well as the PI of the research project.
EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills,
perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with
disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location
MA-Boston-125 Nashua - MGH
Boston 02114
Job: Registered Nurse
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
 

Deadline: December 27, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Ascentria Care Alliance

Ascentria Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is funded by the USDA. In Massachusetts, SNAP-Ed is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Boston office. Massachusetts SNAP-Ed uses evidence-based curricula and multi-level approaches to improve the likelihood that low-income families will have the knowledge and skills to be able to make healthier food and physical activity choices on a limited budget. The Nutrition Educators deliver nutrition programming to youth and adults who are eligible or who receive SNAP benefits.

The Ascentria SNAP-Ed program provides nutrition education activities, implements social marketing campaigns, and helps create policy, systems and environmental supports to enable low-income families to establish and sustain healthy eating behaviors. SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators reach low-income families through new and long-standing partnerships created with local community organizations. Ascentria SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education services in settings that are most accessible to individuals eligible for SNAP, including but not limited to: schools, food pantries, Head Start, after school program settings, non-profits, and with Ascentria refugee clients.

The purpose of the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator is to promote and improve individual and community health by teaching healthy eating behaviors and physical activity practices to low-income communities. The educator is responsible for program delivery within a wide variety of community settings. This includes the delivery of appropriate health and nutrition programs to meet audiences’ needs, day-to-day class preparation, instruction, and evaluation.  In addition, the educator will utilize public health approaches to promote policy, system and environmental changes to improve access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities in order to ensure individual behavior change is possible.

View the complete listing here.

Deadline: December 13, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Nutritionist

Caring Health: WIC

Full Time Entry-Level Nutritionist at WIC at Caring Health Center

Application Instructions
Email Resume and Cover letter directly at modonnell@caringhealth.org with the subject line WIC Nutritionist.

Requirements
Bachelor's Degree (or intended degree by end of 2019) in Nutrition.

WIC provides health education, nutritious food and other services free
of charge to qualified Massachusetts families.

WIC serves to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children who are at risk
by providing nourishing foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating,
and referrals to social services and access to health care for low and moderate
income families with children under five.

The mission of Caring Health Center is to provide healthcare for the ill, to comfort the sick, and to bring the highest level of healthcare to all.

 

 

Deadline: December 19, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the Administrative Assistant position.

The Administrative Assistant is a part time, ten hour per week, casual position without benefits. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas.

The Administrative Assistant supports the operations of the Grants Office, which oversees Amherst College’s fundraising from foundations, corporate philanthropies, and government agencies.  

The Assistant provides general administrative support to the office and assists with proofreading and maintenance of the Grants Office’s website and social media presence.

The Assistant takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Data Entry and Information Management - Enter and maintain electronic records in the college-wide Colleague system, in GrantsLink, an internal proposal review system, and ARI, the Grants Office’s Access database, primary staff responsible for Colleague entries of proposals and awards, maintain limited Grants Office paper files
General Administrative Support - Assist the Director with meeting scheduling and dissemination of proposals and reports, take notes at departmental meetings as requested, order supplies and maintain stores of paper and toner within the Grants Office, help to organize and maintain order in shared work spaces
Online Research and Dissemination - Find and post grant opportunities on Grants Office Facebook page, test and update links to funding opportunities on Grants Office website.  Help to locate information about foundations, foundation staff and trustees and practices at peer institutions as requested. Track alumni outcomes for grantors as requested, help compile data for reports and assist Director and Associate Directors with report preparation
Proofreading - Proofread proposals, reports, and correspondence as requested to ensure they are free of errors

Qualifications 
B.A. or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
At least two years of office experience, preferably in an educational setting.
Excellent written communication skills, including proofreading skills.
Superior attention to detail, accuracy, and coordination.
Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to work effectively with multiple projects and deadlines.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively.
Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community.

Application Instructions 
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. https://apply.interfolio.com/69781

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Researcher

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center is seeking highly skilled individuals to integrate, translate and disseminate community-level public health data as part of an opioid overdose reduction study within 16 Massachusetts communities. The Healing Communities Study is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with the ambitious goal of reducing opioid addiction overdose deaths by 40% in communities across the state. Community coalitions will select and implement evidence-based strategies to achieve this goal.

Major responsibilities will include: facilitating collection of data from community partners; collaborating with the Informatics team to improve data quality; overseeing the integration of data into interactive web-based dashboards; serving as a resource for community stakeholders to process and integrate study data; and working together with other CDMs to identify community-specific practices associated with improvements in key metrics.

A Masters degree is preferred; 2 years minimum experience in a related role is required. Excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality are needed to be successful in this role. Ability to travel thoughout Massachusetts is required.

Interested parties should email karen.brenner@bmc.org with a resume for immediate consideration.


 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Status:  35 – 40 (full-time) hours a week

Time Frame:  Review begins October 28, 2019, position open until filled

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy. Our programs include the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® marketing campaign, educational activities for the public, technical assistance trainings and workshops for farmers, and programs to expand market options for farmers and increase access to local food for all communities in our region.

DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to effectively identify prospects and cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. This includes event management, donor communications, and collaboration with program staff within the organization.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects to engage with our work, this includes donor meetings and phone calls
  • Track, maintain, and analyze metrics related to individual giving and solicitation
  • Plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events annually
  • Propose and initiate creative methods to develop a robust donor portfolio
  • Conduct donor prospect research and generate prospect profiles
  • Work with Development Director to effectively and creatively communicate with donors (updates, appeals, etc.)
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of CISA’s work

 Other Duties

  • Support fundraising events
  • As needed, support and participate in other development efforts as they relate to fundraising, special events, and outreach
  • Collaborate with the Development Director to accomplish organizational goals
  • Perform other similar duties as required (by responsibility or necessity) or as requested

REPORTING and SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Development Director. The Development Coordinator may supervise interns and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort with asking people for money and talking about philanthropy
  • Proven track record with individual fundraising or sales
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively and independently as needed
  • Solid writing skills with the ability for occasional quick turn around
  • Experience and comfort with event planning
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, email marketing software, and social media
  • Comfort working with donor databases or a willingness to learn

PREFERENCES

  • One to three years’ experience working in a development office
  • Desire to learn more about local agriculture and food
  • Spanish fluency a plus

Hours and compensation: $19-$22/hour. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, IRA matching, sick time, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.

Writing samples and references may be requested.

CISA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send cover letter and resume to jennifer@buylocalfood.org or mail to:
CISA, 1 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA  01373.

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

Civil Liberties and Public Policy

The CLPP Program Coordinator will provide support to CLPP's campus based and national programs.  The Program Coordinator will assist in planning and logistics for NLNI meetings, manage CLPP's campus programming and our Five College student group, and plays an integral role in developing the conference program, including planning and coordinating workshops and inviting speakers, and assisting with developing other campus programming and increasing CLPP's visibility on campus.

The Program Coordinator may work on implementation of other CLPP projects and provide general staff support as needed. 

Campus Programs – 40%

  • Create campus programming and events that engage students from the Five Colleges in reproductive justice training and activism;
  • Ensure CLPP’s programming addresses community-identified needs and current political opportunities;
  • Assist with creating avenues for students to enhance their academic and activist work in the fields of reproductive health, rights, and justice more broadly;
  • Plan panels, workshops, and lectures with reproductive scholars activists;
  • Hire, train, and supervise CLPP’s student group coordinators:
    • Support the engagement of student group members in conference planning and goal setting;
    • Assist the student group coordinators in managing roughly 60 student volunteers leading up to and during the conference weekend;
    • Provide mentorship to group members;
    • Attend student group meetings in an advisory role and serve as a resource to the group.
  • Advise and supervise students’ CEL 1 and 2 work that is connected to CLPP;
  • Provide support and content input for other CLPP programming as needed.

Conference and NLNI – 40%

  • Assist the development of the conference program, including workshop creation and speaker brainstorming
  • Develop and disseminate an annual Call for Proposals;
  • Support workshop planning and handle speaker invitations, help develop and finalize workshop descriptions, and implement program evaluation efforts;
  • Provide logistical support for the project.

External Representation – 10%

  • Represent CLPP in meetings and coalition spaces;
  • Conduct trainings or give presentations as requested;
  • Engage in donor cultivation and stewardship by assisting with outreach to alumni, donors, and donor prospects;
  • Attend CLPP fundraising events.

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends and overnight travel throughout the year to national and international conferences, convenings, trainings, and foundation and donor visits.

Compensation

The position is part-time, hourly at 35 hours per week. The pay for this position is $32,000 per year, including a generous benefits package.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least two years’ of relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Outstanding communication (writing and editing) and interpersonal skills; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner;
  • Advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to assess and implement new software;
  • Experience working with and mentoring students and young activists;
  • Alignment with mission and values;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

The duties below are typical of an office job, however your position may require additional/different duties. Please remove or add to the list below to accurately reflect your position’s duties.

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

TSNE MissionWorks/Civil Liberties and Public Policy envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/Civil Liberties and Public Policy actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

To apply click here

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

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management.

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Quality Assurance at EPIC

EPIC

 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. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others. We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers.

You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers.

Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements - Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
 A history of academic and professional success
Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert
Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship
Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

To Apply: http://epic.avature.net/Careers/FolderDetail/Verona-Wisconsin-United-States-Software-Tester/741
 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August/September 2020. The successful candidate will develop a program of research focusing on healthy aging, nutrition across the life course, or nutrition in chronic diseases, with specialty areas including but not limited to precision nutrition, health equity, behavioral health, and minority health; biochemical and molecular nutrition, functional genomics including the microbiome; dietary pattern analysis, nutrition and food policy, and community-engaged research. Transnational research, clinical research, and research addressing population health and the needs of vulnerable communities is highly desirable. This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

View the full description, requirements and application instructions on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of more than 100 highly-skilled primary care physicians and specialists who are affiliated with the renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. Our Central Office is located in Needham, MA.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 32032BR
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Job Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work as part of a primary care team and new initiative focused on the intersection between the Social Determinants of Health and health care. The CHW will assist patients and families with gaining access to the variety of social services they need to improve their health and well-being. The CHW will also engage the primary care team to increase understanding of how the social determinants of health impact health outcomes and will collaborate with the clinical team to promote health and wellness.

Essential Responsibilities:

1.    Establish trusting relationships and provide general support and encouragement to BIDHC patients and their families. The CHW will effectively communicate BIDHC's mission and values.
2.    Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families. Help patients set personal goals and empower patients to participate in their healthcare.
3.    Connect with patients in person or telephonically to assess their resource needs.
4.    Provide a wide range of support to patients and families seeking community based resources, activities and benefits. Assist with access to concrete resources (ie food, housing, transportation, daycare, financial aid). Follow up with patients to ensure successful connection(s) with services.
5.    Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community-based/government agencies.
6.    Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested. Collaborate with the BIDHC primary care team to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care.
7.    Record patient care management information in the EHR (training provided) and other software no later than 24 hours after patient contact.
8.    Provide culturally competent support and assist patients in connection to culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.
9.    Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families. Develop and revise resource toolkits for primary care practices.
10.    Provide technical assistance and training to primary care staff around administration of Social Determinants of Health Screening.

Required Qualifications:

1.    High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
2.    1-3 years related work experience required.
3.    Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with medical practice/practice staff and other organizations.
4.    Understand the community served - community connectedness.
5.    Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
6.    Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program preferred.
2.    Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
3.    Bilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Vietnamese.

Competencies:

1.    Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
2.    Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
3.    Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
4.    Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
5.    Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
6.    Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
7.    Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
8.    Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

To apply, follow this link: https://jobs.bidmc.org/job/needham/community-health-worker/169/13643906

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

Assistantships

Research Assistant at UMass

UMASS Psychological and Brain Sciences

UMass Psychological and Brain Sciences is recruiting Research Assistants for the Family Relationships, Affectives Science, Minority health LAB.
We seek to understand how stressful family relationships impact indices of allostatic load rendering individuals more or less susceptible to adverse health outcomes.
We consider bio-behavioral processes in the Latino/a community, with the hope of identifying protective and risk factors for mental health.

Requirements
• Conduct literature reviews
• Assist study designs and interpretations
• Construct surveys
• Collect data
• Data entry and analysis

Preferred Qualifications
• Basic knowledge of research methodology and statistics
• Sophomore/Juniors
• Interest in research
• Considering independent research/honors thesis in the future
• Basic fluency in Spanish is a bonus

Accepted students will be subject to 2 or 3 course credits.
Interested? Email Resume to skadirvel@umass.edu to apply or for more information

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 2 days 14 hours ago

Internships

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Learn about programs that provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and see what past program participants have to say about their experience.
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.

Why Does CUPS Matter?
The CUPS program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce.  According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-
Hispanic White alone).
A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.
Students display a variety of skills and knowledge including a focus on epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with special populations, and biostatistics and statistical software.

The following is a description of the opportunities at each institution:
Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
– The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
 –The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation).  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.

 Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of -- Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).  Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.

 The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
 

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
-A 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.
 

UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program
 – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)
 – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Centers for Disease Control

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include: Introduction to Biostatistics, Introduction to Epidemiology, Scientific Writing, and Public Health Leadership. Students also participate in a 3-day session at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the remaining 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently residing in the United States.
  • Must not have participated in any other CDC undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program in the past 

Hands-on Experience/Mentoring: Interns are paired with mentors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention (CDC NCHHSTP). Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of their mentors on a public health research project, 5 days a week for eight weeks, gaining direct exposure to the practice of public health.

Community Service: Interns are required to complete 16 hours of community service during their time in PHLFP. Past community service opportunities have included: food sorting at the Atlanta Community Food Bank; farming at the Truly Living Well Community Garden in West End; feeding the homeless in downtown Atlanta with Service Spree; and more. 

Stipend: A stipend for participation is provided to all interns.

Travel: Each intern is provided financial support for round-trip travel.

Housing: Housing is provided to all interns on the campus of Morehouse College.

Final Project: Each intern is required to complete a final paper and deliver a final oral poster presentation to PHLFP staff, faculty, mentors and invited guests based on their summer research. 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things:

  • Watch the Applying Successfully to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) Video. External Link
  • Read the SIP FAQs carefully.
  • Read our suggestions for creating a successful SIP application
  • After submitting your application, if you applied to the General  SIP Program, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups. (IMPORTANT NOTE: applicants to SIP subprograms should NOT contact investigators.)  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program website for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Eligibility: The 2020 Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application*, OR
  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 8, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.  

Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all. Read this magazine article to learn more about the experiences of last year's cohort.

Program Details

  • Cohort of 35-40 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 21 - August 14, 2020)
  • Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work 3 days per week
  • Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities
  • Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, funding to cover some meals, and metro pass or funding for gas
  • Scholars attend a paid trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation
  • Scholars that do not live in California will receive funds for travel to and from the program in Los Angeles

Program Eligibility Criteria* 

  • Interest in exploring a career in the field of public health
  • By the start of the program,
  1. be enrolled in a four-year institution (community college transfers eligible) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate education 
  2. OR graduated Spring term 2019 or after and have not officially enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Ability to be present in LA and participate in program activities from June 21 - August 14, 2020
  • Willingness to attend social and volunteer events on evenings and occasional weekends
  • Willingness to stay engaged with program for alumni tracking, professional development opportunities, maintaining contact with cohort, and participate in recruitment for the 2021 cohort
  • Successful submission of all application materials
  • There is no GPA requirement 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

University of Michigan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health.
The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 
Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan's campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health.
Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements.  

FPHLP LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Promote and introduce public health careers to college students.
  • Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health equity.
  • Increase awareness of health disparities and its impact on the nation.
  • Build practical experiences to enhance the students' professional credentials.
  • Develop a baseline understanding of the political, social, and cultural context within which public health activities are conducted.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent ) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
    • Note: Students with an associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2019 or Spring 2020) who have not been accepted into a graduate program (including medical school) also qualify
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or U.S. National
  • African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (good academic standing) is recommended

 

Deadline: January 20, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Health Career Connection

Health Career Connection Internship Program

Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive internship and professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and healthcare.
HCC is committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions. Students of color, first-generation students and those of economically challenged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Through partnerships with leading organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, consulting firms, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. During the internship, students will gain valuable hands on experience and mentorship through meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development skills and acumen. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers and connections to health professionals and health professions school leaders through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and the network of 3,600 alumni who have completed the program.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
Summer internships are full time (40 hours/week) for 10 consecutive weeks, typically beginning in May or June and lasting through August (dependent on the academic calendar). 
Interns will be provided with educational stipends of $3200-$4200 or hired and paid by their host organizations on their intern pay scale.
Interns will attend multiple workshops and events throughout the summer to enhance their career and professional development and preparation for graduate school.
HCC does not offer clinically focused placements or bench science research internships. However, pre-clinical or STEM students interested in exploring other health career options and/or gaining exposure and experience in the management, policy, public health and community health aspects of the health field are welcome to apply.  

ELIGIBILITY
Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college or university) or have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution. 
Preference will be given to rising juniors, rising seniors, seniors, graduating students and recent graduates.
Recent graduates must have completed their degree after December 2016. 
Candidates who are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate are eligible to apply. 
Graduate students are not eligible to apply (anyone currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program). 
Students enrolled in high school are not eligible to apply (including high school students simultaneously taking community college classes).
International students must have the ability to do an internship in summer 2020 and be paid.
 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE GUIDELINES
The Statement of Purpose is one of the most important parts of your application. It may take you a few drafts.
HCC acknowledges that for some of you it may be your first time writing a statement of this kind and/or that it can be challenging. Please take the time to do the best you can. It is very common for first-time writers to do a great job and participate in HCC. It is also good practice for your graduate health professions school application!
Please use the guidelines and address the prompts below to write a successful statement. These resources may also be helpful https://www.essayedge.com/blog/statement-of-purpose-format/ and https://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/statement-purpose/.
The Statement of Purpose should be 750 words or less (1-1.5 pages typed, maximum 7,000 characters) and state your reasons for wanting to pursue this health internship.
Note: Please do not submit transcripts, letters of recommendations or any additional documents. They will not be considered.

Deadline: December 27, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Summer Intern for 2020 in our Cambridge, MA, or our Lexington, MA or our San Diego, CA offices.

Here, everyone matter and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:
Takeda's summer internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Must be deadline driven and have a high level of organizational and planning skills
The ideal candidate exhibits strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; he or she also possesses the ability to work well in teams, effectively manage multiple projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely.
Experience in each of the following MS Office applications:
MS Outlook - Proficient
MS Word - Proficient
MS Excel - Proficient
MS PowerPoint - Proficient

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and have completed at least their sophomore year or be a graduate level student pursuing either a PharmD or Master’s degree
For Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, a major in a healthcare, pharmacy or life science field is preferred.

Qualifications
MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA
3.0
ALLOWED SCHOOL YEARS
Sophomore, Junior, Masters, Doctorate

No US work authorization required

To Apply:  www.Takedajobs.com.

Deadline: December 8, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Equinox Personal Training Credited Internship Spring 2019

Equinox (Boston area)

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from Fitness Industry experts, make professional contacts, and begin the process of advancing through the Equinox Fitness Training Institute tiered personal trainer certification system.

You will:
•    Shadow Personal Trainers at all levels of certification
•    Participate in Group Fitness Classes
•    Attend classes at the Equinox Fitness Training Institute to begin learning about their unique tiered certification program
•    Find professional applications for cardiovascular physiology, anatomy, orthopedic injury, nutrition and program design.
•    Participate in the personal training of assigned Equinox trainers, and receive feedback and evaluations
•    Learn about the business functions of the company.
•    Design and complete a special project of your choice.

Equinox is a global leader in applied exercise science education.  Students selected to this internship will be mentored through a challenging physical and academic program that will prepare them to become high-level personal trainers.  Equinox internships are 40 hrs per week.

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 aimeegl@umass.edu.
 
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.

Deadline: December 16, 2019
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago

Fellowships

Clinical Research Coordinator

Bedford Veterans Affairs

Clinical Research Coordinator 

Project summary: VA funded dual site, mixed methods, randomized control trial of a telemedicine intervention to improve medication management among geriatric Veterans.
 
Job summary: Responsible for implementation of all phases of clinical study execution under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) including: recruitment, screening, and enrollment of participants including obtaining informed consent; scheduling and conducting study visits including administration of questionnaires (some study visits will take place in the participants’ homes); establishing and maintaining a study data base; drafting and submitting reports and amendments to the IRB and other regulatory entities; performing basic descriptive data analysis and tracking.
 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Previous human subject research experience or master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with common computer programs (e.g. Email, Word, Excel) required.
 
Competencies: Ability to follow general instructions and to make decisions based on those instructions. High organizational skills, attention to detail, and adherence to the approved research protocol. Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, staff, and study team-members in a respectful, professional manner including active listening and problem solving.
 
Anticipated start date: January 2020
 
Application Instructions: Email Resume and Cover Letter to:  Lauren.Moo@va.gov
 
Lauren R. Moo, MD
Site Director, Bedford Division of the New England GRECC
Investigator, Bedford Division of CHOIR
Neurology Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago