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Health Care Pediatric Internship

Amherst Pediatrics

Background of Amherst Pediatrics and PPOC:

Amherst Pediatrics is a well-known private practice located in Western Massachusetts.  Our practice consists of 5 providers with clinical and administrative support staff. We care for children from birth through young adulthood. Our mission is to promote health through education and well patient visits in addition to providing our patients with care during illness.  As members of the Pediatric Physician’s Organization of Children’s (PPOC), we enhance our ability to deliver the highest quality of care to children and their families as well as strive to improve professional satisfaction and operational effectiveness.

Background of the Internship:

Amherst Pediatrics is currently seeking a candidate for a paid internship.  The  intern will work with staff in areas related to process improvement, patient centered medical home, patient outreach and patient safety.  The intern will work closely with a mentor and gain first-hand knowledge of how education in the classroom is translated and implemented in the healthcare field.  Key areas of development will include process improvement, organizational strategy, and operations management.   The internship will primarily take place during our office hours Monday through Friday and will include some early evenings and weekends. The salary will be $13.00/hour.

The ideal candidate will become an integrated member of our team, grow in responsibility with experience and knowledge gained from this internship. If you are interested in this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to mail@amherstpediatrics.net

Deadline: March 20, 2020
Posted: 4 days 7 hours ago

UMASS Institute for Applied Life Science

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The key objectives of the CSI Program are to:

  • Build and grow a competitive and industry-relevant on-campus internship opportunity for UMass undergraduate students.
  • Provide in-depth technical training in cutting-edge research equipment facilities, research methods, and data analysis.
  • Expose students to a range of interdisciplinary research culture and team science.
  • Sharpen professional development skills & understanding of business & business development practices.
  • Foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community of students from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest.  
  • Funding for the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program is made possible by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information & Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Engagement, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship.  Interns will be expected to work 320 hours over the course of the summer.  The program has three major components:
1. Research Experience in the UMass Core Facilities (300 hours)

  • Student interns will work hand-in-hand with Core Facility Directors to support advanced research originating from both academic and industry-sponsored projects.  Interns will use state-of-the-art technologies, and learn valuable, real-world technical skills to help launch their careers in Biotech, Advanced Manufacturing, Clinical & Academic Research and more! Students will apply to a specific facility of their choosing.

2. Professional Skill Development Workshop (10 hours)

  • Interns will attend weekly workshops focusing on how to thrive and advance their careers through the development of 1) a professional mindset, 2) an understanding of team building and team settings, 3) effective communication skills, and 4) key leadership skills.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Develop industry-relevant professional ‘soft’ skills to increase career-readiness.
  • Understand work culture, and anticipate professional expectations.
  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Navigate professional ethics, and develop key emotional & cultural intelligence.
  • Understand team and how to function in a team setting.
  • Become familiar with leadership & management skills.

3. Core Internship Community (10 hours)

Interns will meet weekly for Tea & Sympathy hour – an informal hour to connect with other interns, share your experience, talk about the fun science you’re working on, and eat delicious snacks.
The program also organizes a number of internship outings! Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu

January 1: Applications open | February 1: Applications due | March 13: Applicants will be notified of decisions April: Internship Orientation & EH&S Trainings | May 18: Internship period starts

Deadline: March 13, 2020
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Public Health Fellowships

Kennedy Krieger Institute

1. Maternal Child Health - Leadership, Education, Advocacy, & Research Network (MCH-LEARN)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates
Summer Program: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 
Academic Year: Monthly sessions during the academic school year, September 2020 – April 2021

Brief Description:  The Maternal Child Health-Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded program that supports local undergraduate freshman, sophomore, and rising junior scholars entry into graduate school in Maternal Child Health (MCH) fields, i.e., public health and related fields such as pediatrics, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy and speech language pathology.  Scholars must have a 3.0 GPA, or better, on a 4.0 scale. The program is designed for local scholars (no housing allowance during the Baltimore summer session) from diverse populations who are underrepresented in MCH fields and desire to learn more about MCH.  Scholars will participate in a summer internship with continued monthly experiences throughout the academic year.  The MCH-LEARN provides public health research and complementary clinical or community engagement experiences.  Mentorship and professional development are key components. The MCH-LEARN research opportunities are in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, and identification and reduction of health disparities.  The ultimate goal of the MCH-LEARN is to promote diversity and leadership in MCH graduate studies and careers.
 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 10-week summer program and a small stipend for the academic year participation.  Funding to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is provided for scholars submitting research abstracts to the conference (as federal funding allows).

URL: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/mch-learn
Email: MCH-LEARN@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
 
2. Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)  

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of California Davis MIND Institute partnering with UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership in the area of maternal and child health.  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, CDC Winnable Battles, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.  Diverse undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree scholars (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about public health are encouraged to apply.  Scholars must have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Three leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by providing these highly qualified MCHC/RISE-UP scholars with public health leadership experiences.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. Following Orientation Week, University of California Davis scholars will begin their summer experience on Monday, June 15, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020.
 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota (10-week) and $3,000 is provided for University of California (8-week) program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
 
URL:  kennedykrieger.org/RISE-UP
Email: MCHC-RISE-UP@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

3. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program 
Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded, ten-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/or health disparities research.  Fellows work with research mentors at the CDC or Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health or the Maryland or Baltimore City Department of Health.  These locations offer Fellows laboratory, clinical, state, and community-based research experiences. Specifically, the CDC site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases, prevention of injury, and other CDC research initiatives.  Fellows in Baltimore work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and epidemiology.  The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the Fellows research experience start on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. 
 
A $4,700 stipend is provided for master level graduate fellows and a $6,223 stipend is provided for pre-doctoral fellows.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
URL: kennedykrieger.org/Ferguson
Email: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Our mailing address is:
716 N. Broadway Ave
Baltimore, MD 21205

 

  


 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Emory University

Applications are now open for the  Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research program  
Apply by January 29, 2020 
 
The LGS-SOAR Program (May 26 – July 31), is a 10-week residential summer program where research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor and teams of postdocs, research technicians, librarians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR scholars receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development.  
 
The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education. If your applying scholar is financially sponsored by another funding mechanism or program please contact me so we can ensure all documentations are collected to ensure a smooth financial transition.  
 
The program is geared to introduce talented, potential Laney Graduate School Scholars to a vast skillset that includes:  
•    Communicating research to a variety of audiences 
•    Problem solving 
•    Interpreting results 
•    Participating in novel research 
•    Navigating difficult ethical situations 
•    Network building 
•    Presenting their work (Symposium Style Capstone Experience) 

Eligibility 
Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2020 and June 2023 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  
Application 
A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications?  We have a PDF document with instructions. 
  
Application deadline is January 29. 
  
 

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the re-launch of our Internship Challenge for Summer 2020 through Spring 2021! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has supported over 4,300 internships for college students (representing more than 230 academic institutions) with nearly 800 Massachusetts companies!
 
This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 550 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. 

Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC reimburses host companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).
 
Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply. For further details regarding this program, and a direct link to the application portal, please visit our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/internship 
 
If you have questions, please email internship@masslifesciences.com

 

Deadline: April 23, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Communications Intern

Holyoke Health Center

Holyoke Health Center, INC.
Holyoke Health Center is a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, with additional locations throughout Hampden County. We have been providing low cost medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services in both English and Spanish to the Holyoke, Chicopee, and the surrounding communities for 50 years. 
Our mission is to "Improve the health of our patients through affordable, quality health care and comprehensive community-based programs to create a healthy community."
We strongly believe that every person deserves high quality healthcare, and we are committed to developing resources with our partners, the state and federal government, and community members to deliver on our mission. We utilize a Patient Centered Medical Home approach to medical care, which includes preventative care, routine checkups, immunizations, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Visit www.hhcinc.org to learn more.

Internship Opportunity
Communications Assistant
This internship position will work under the direct supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager - assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with daily tasks, including but not limited to: outreach events and community tabling to promote health center services and programs, development of informational materials for services, digital engagement including social media and website, and other applicable tasks. Must possess excellent customer service skills, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Expert knowledge of social media and proficient computer skills required. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Bronwyn.Murphy@hhcinc.org 

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

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 months 6 days 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 months 1 week 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 months 1 week 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 months 1 week ago

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center - NYC, NY

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center | Project AHEAD 2020

Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) is a 9-week summer internship program designed to give training and experience to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in health care. Project AHEAD 2020 will take place Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, August 14, 2020, and will be located in lower Manhattan.

What to Expect
Students will be exposed to various health care careers, and gain an understanding of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community, and of current health issues impacting the health status of Asian Americans in the United States. Interns will have the opportunity to create and implement a community health project and attend seminars and workshops based on the group’s interests.

Stipend
Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for the summer program. The Health Center will not be responsible for housing accommodation, food or travel expenses. If accepted applicants are not New York City residents, please contact your school for possible NYC housing opportunities available to interns.

Requirements
Program requirements include currently an undergraduate student in second, third or final year of college at the time of application, interest in health care and the Asian American community, and have a time commitment for Monday – Friday, promptly at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., including some early mornings and weekends. Please plan your vacation time accordingly so it does not interfere with the program’s schedule. We cannot accommodate international students or students who are studying temporarily in the United States.

Application
Applications are only accepted online, and include an online application, resume, personal statement,
and letter of recommendation. Complete applications (including the letter of recommendation) must be submitted no later than Friday, February 14, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Academic transcripts are not required and will not be accepted. Applicants may be contacted for an interview for more information. These interviews will take place between February 24 and 28, 2020.  Prepare all your information and documents needed before starting the online application because there is no "save and return" feature.

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago

Jobs

CDC's Public Health Associate Program

CDC

Opportunity for students with CDC's Public Health Associate Program - deadline approaching

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is once again accepting applications from prospective associates. The associate application period is open January 22-28, 2020. We encourage you to share information about this exciting opportunity with students and recent graduates (with a bachelor’s or master’s degree) who are interested in a career in public health and encourage them to apply. The next PHAP class will start in October 2020.

PHAP is a two-year, competitive, paid training program for early-career, public health professionals. Associates are employed by CDC and work at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations.
CDC notes several benefits to serving as a PHAP associate, including—

  • Recognition as part of the nation’s leading public health agency; associates receive a salary and the benefits of a temporary full-time employee.
  • Formal training in key public health competency areas; associates participate in seminars, workshops, web-based training, and conferences that enhance their basic public health program skills
  • Regular supervisory and mentoring support throughout the program
  • Unique opportunities to experience a wide variety of activities in the day-to-day operations of public health programs, qualifying them to compete for entry-level career positions at CDC or equivalent positions in other public health organizations

 PHAP is open to recent graduates with a minimum of a bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required). Candidates must be willing to accept a position within the 50 states or the US territories and relocate at their own expense, if necessary.

 Prospective associates can learn more about the PHAP application process, discover the benefits of joining the program, find answers to frequently asked questions, and read about associates’ experiences by clicking Become an Associate on the PHAP website. Associate applications will be accepted via www.usajobs.gov.

 Those with questions about PHAP or the application process can send an email to phap@cdc.gov or call 404-498-0030.

Deadline: January 28, 2020
Posted: 5 days 9 hours ago

Personal Care Assistance (PCA/CNA needed)

Private

PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANCE (PCA/CNA) NEEDED

Opportunity to fulfill personal care requirements for health-related programs. Work with active, cognitively sound, handicapped professor emeritus (lovely guy!).

Duties include: moderate assistance with showering/dressing, and assistance with transfers and daily exercise.

Onsite training with current PCA and spouse. Evening and weekend hours needed.

Must have a car and reside in the Amherst area. $15/hour to start. Please email resume, available hours, and confirmation that you have a car and live in the Amherst area to Merilee Hill, mhill@acad.umass.edu.

 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Research Associate I

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate epigenomic aberrations in cancer and discover novel therapeutic targets. The candidate will assist in the development of cancer models from primary human tumors and human cell lines that represent different cellular lineages and drug-resistant states. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize the chromatin state of these tumors and modern functional perturbation techniques including lentiviral knockdown and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools. He/she will test the model systems in immuno-compromised mice for their ability to form tumors and to test for drug responses. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

The candidate is expected to work largely independently after training, but will be closely mentored by the principal investigators and others.
 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides a vibrant research environment with close links to top academic institutions across the Boston and Cambridge area and provide the potential for your contributions to be used and recognized worldwide. 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

  • Learn, execute and further develop next-generation sequencing protocols and explore novel techniques of low input epigenomics.
  • Handles cell culture of human cancer cell lines and primary human cells. Uses established protocols for lentiviral knockdown, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, overexpression.
  • Uses wide assay of cell biology and molecular biology techniques to mechanistically characterize dependencies.
  • Learn and execute a variety of in vitro functional bioassays and high dimensional phenotypic readouts.
  • May work with mouse models to assess tumor formation, and drug response. 
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
  • Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Documents, compiles, and analyzes experimental protocols and data including running computational analysis pipelines on the command line.  
  • Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, large complex experiments, and large data sets, all of which demand great attention to detail. 
  •  Proactive in identifying problems and solutions to address them.
  • Must be an exceptional team player
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in Biology, Computational Biology or related field required. 0-2 yrs of experience working in a scientific research setting a plus.
  • Familiarity of basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including recombinant DNA and protein biochemistry, strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with fluorescent microscopy or flow cytometry is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with the command line, linux and R desirable.

If interested, please contact the principal investigator:
Birgit Knoechel, MD PhD
Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute
birgit_knoechel@dfci.harvard.edu


 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Dana Carver Cancer Institute

Research Associate I

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

The candidate is expected to work largely independently after training, but will be closely mentored by the principal investigator and others.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

  • Learn, execute and further develop next-generation sequencing protocols and explore novel techniques of low input genomics including single-cell sequencing.
  • Handles cell culture of cancer cell lines and sensitive primary human cells. Uses established protocols and works closely with Broad and DFCI platforms, facilities, and collaborators.
  • Uses wide assay of cell biology and molecular biology techniques to mechanistically characterize dependencies.
  • Learns and executes a variety of in vitro functional bioassays and high dimensional phenotypic readouts.
  • Works with mouse models to assess tumor formation, and drug response. 
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
  • Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Documents, compiles, and analyzes experimental protocols and data including running established computational pipelines on the command line.  
  • Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments.

         
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, large complex experiments, and large data sets, all of which demand great attention to detail. 
  • Proactive in identifying problems and solutions to address them.
  • Must be an exceptional team player.
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in biology, computational biology or related field required. 0-2 yrs of experience working in a scientific research setting a plus.
  • Familiarity of basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including recombinant DNA and protein biochemistry, strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with fluorescent microscopy or flow cytometry is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the command line, linux systems and R is desirable.

If interested, please contact the principal investigator:

Jens Lohr, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Hematologic Neoplasia and Center for Cancer Precision Medicine Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Member, Broad Institute
jensg_lohr@dfci.harvard.edu
 

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

CNA/HHA/PCA Caregiver

Comprehensive Home Care

CNA/HHA/PCA caregivers
Comprehensive Home Care 235 Greenfield Road South Deerfield, MA 01373.
phone: 413.665.9058
Full time and part time hours
Day and night shifts available
Competitive wages, benefits and flexible scheduling

Responsibilities:
- Assist clients with activities of daily living
- Communicate care results to relevant parties
- Collaborate care with clients and families
- Maintain a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment

Qualifications:
- Current driver's license required
- Previous experience in personal care or related fields preferred
- Compassionate and caring personality
- Excellent communication skills

To apply online please visit our website at www.comprehensive-homecare.com

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

City of Easthampton

COORDINATOR – EASTHAMPTON HEALTHY YOUTH I
25-30 HOURS/WEEK POSITION
Closing Date: until filled
SALARY RANGE - $20.88-$27.41 PER HOUR

Essential Functions:
The Coordinator oversees all operations of the Coalition including member recruitment,
grant administration, fund raising, public relations and project implementation. Assists
Coalition partners in conducting strategic planning and helps develop comprehensive
action plan. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring fiscal and record keeping
functions as well as verbal and written reports. Maintains budget and related reporting
for the Drug Free Community Grant. Researches and applies for additional grants.
Supervises Outreach Worker and any clerical staff. Travel to at least one national
meeting or conference per year is required. Some travel to local, regional and statewide
conferences and workshops is also required. Must be available to work some
evenings and weekends for meetings and events

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S required, master’s degree in public health, Public Policy or related field
preferred. Prior experience in Coalition building, community organizing, data collection
and analysis, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation preferred, or combination of
education and experience.

To Apply:
Applicants who wish to be considered for this position may do so by submitting an
application to the Personnel Director, 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 on
or before the above closing date.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Jane F. Sakiewicz, Director, CITY OF EASTHAMPTON Personnel Department
Easthampton Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027-2266 Telephone: 413-529-1466
Fax: 413-529-1488 

Deadline: February 7, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 2 weeks ago