Career Opportunities

Scholarships

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is pleased to announce the availability of the Hunt Scholarship. Established in 1992, the Hunt Scholarship was named in honor of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ long-standing Chief Executive Officer, James W. Hunt, Jr., who first joined the health center movement in 1972 through volunteer participation on a community health center board and who rose to become, and still is, the President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

This $2,000 cash scholarship awarded to a student at the undergraduate level who displays a genuine interest in community and public health through either academic study or volunteer service.

For more information on the scholarship and to apply, please refer here.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 20 hours 36 min ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Interested applicants may refer here to apply.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 20 hours ago

SolutionInn

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

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

Amount: $1,000

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

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

National Bio-CARE

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

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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

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

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

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

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers scholarships to students from underprivileged backgrounds majoring in biomedical, behavior or social-science fields. This scholarship offers up to $20,000 of financial support per academic year and can also cover living expenses.

This scholarship is granted to students who have a 3.3 or higher GPA who are enrolled in a 4-year college program and fall under the “exceptional financial need” section of the financial aid table provided on the NIH website.
 
Application opens: January 2019
Application closes: March 2019
 
Learn more about the application process and requirements here.

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

Internships

Internship

The Communities That Care Coalition - Parent Education Wokshop

Each year in September, the Parent Ed Workgroup creates a "Parent Guide" insert that is published as a supplement to the Greenfield Recorder and the Athol Daily News. The parent guide includes features on local families, articles on parenting challenges, and lists of resources for local families. We are looking for undergraduate AND graduate interns to coordinate our annual Parent Guide in the Greenfield Recorder.

We are seeking bright, outgoing, and responsible student interns to coordinate this project throughout the spring and/or summer. This is a great project for an intern because it involves working with staff from numerous human service organizations, has room for creativity, and ends with a concrete and useful physical product that is distributed to thousands of residents. The intern(s) will be asked to:

  • attend 2 or 3 Communities That Care Coalition Parent Education Workgroup meetings (approximately monthly in Greenfield),
  • be part of discussions as the group decides on a theme, article topics, and local authors for articles,
  • contact and follow-up with the authors,
  • assist with editing,
  • (optional) write an original article for the guide, and
  • work with the Greenfield Recorder on formatting the final guide. 

The Communities That Care Coalition has been working to improve the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin for the last 16 years. Our substance abuse prevention efforts have met with tremendous success – youth substance use rates have dropped steadily, we’ve been written up in the Stanford Social Innovation Review multiple times, received national awards, and spoken at the White House. Our friendly, multi-agency Parent Education Workgroup has been doing this for many years and can provide plenty of guidance to a motivated self-starter. We have had graduate and undergraduate interns work on this project in the past, and it was a successful arrangement for everyone involved.

Please contact Kat Allen at kallen@frcog.org with any questions you have, or if you are interested.

Deadline: April 22, 2019
Posted: 20 hours 43 min ago

Grow Food Northampton

We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land and markets for local farmers using sustainable practices and selling to local markets. We also manage a large community garden, the vibrant downtown Tuesday Market, and many programs providing food access to low-income families and educational opportunities for young people. We are currently seeking three unpaid interns for the summer of 2019: Food Access Intern (2 positions) and Communications & Event Intern (1 position). 

The Food Access Intern will support Grow Food Northampton’s Food Access Programs, which make fresh, sustainably grown produce available to low income people. Approximately 75% of time will be spent growing crops for donation and distributing them to meal sites and food pantries. The Communications and Outreach Intern will promote and educate the public about Grow Food Northampton through a variety of media and in person.

To apply: Email Michael Skillicorn, Director of Programs at michael@growfoodnorthampton.com with a cover letter stating why you are interested in working with Grow Food Northampton and highlighting relevant experience, resume, and contact information for at least two references, including a current or former supervisor (work, internship or volunteer) who are willing to be contacted and can attest to skills and experience needed in this position.

View full internship description(s) here.

Deadline: April 22, 2019
Posted: 21 hours 44 min ago

Congressional Hunger Center

Are you a current undergraduate student or recent grad who is passionate about ending hunger in the United States and around the world? Are you looking for a paid summer internship in Washington, D.C., working with organizations at the forefront of the movement to end hunger? Join the Zero Hunger Internship Program! The Zero Hunger Internship Program is a paid summer leadership development opportunity for college students who are interested in federal anti-hunger policy.

For 10 weeks (June 14 - August 2, 2019) over the summer, Zero Hunger Interns are placed at Washington-based organizations that work to end domestic or global hunger. In addition to receiving leadership development training from the Hunger Center, interns also participate in a five-part Summer Seminar Series about domestic and global hunger, policy, and advocacy. Zero Hunger Interns learn about the anti-hunger field, policy, program implementation, development and fundraising, and nonprofit management through their internship placements.

Zero Hunger Interns also complete a research project on a hunger topic of their choosing and present their findings to stakeholders of the Hunger Center at the end of the program. The dual goals of the program are to build the capacity of organizations fighting hunger and to develop interns into anti-hunger leaders who will return to their campus communities ready to advocate for a hunger-free future.

Interested candidates may refer here for the application.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 22 hours 35 min ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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

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

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

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

Please refer here for more information.

Deadline: March 18, 2019
Posted: 22 hours 47 min ago

PT/OT Parkinson's Internship

Deb Ellis Physical Therapy

PARKINSON’S INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN PHYSICAL OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY! This is an unpaid internship working alongside a physical therapist. The student will assist with an evidence based exercise program for community dwelling people with Parkinson’s disease. This program was developed at the Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation.

Responsibilities will include: receiving exercise and safety training from the Physical Therapist, directly assisting participants through the exercise program, helping with set up and clean up of the studio room. Student will be expected to independently review provided information on Parkinson’s Disease.

Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45-2:45. April 3 - May 15, 2019 , 45+ hours total (12 classes total-24 hours of direct care, 2 hours of direct instruction with the physical therapist, 6 hours assisting with evaluations, case study requirement)

Location: Hampshire regional YMCA, 286 Prospect Street, Northampton

Requirements: Interested students must have reliable transportation and must be interested in a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy. Some exercise experience is preferred. There is a dress code.

Application: Interested students should forward a resume to Debra Ellis, MSPT, NCS at deb@debellispt.com.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 20 hours ago

The American Public Health Association (APHA)

The Environmental Health program in the Center for Public Health Policy offers interns an opportunity to work on priority issues impacting the public’s health, including climate change, the built environment, food safety and sustainable food systems, toxic exposures and air quality. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, D.C.

Interns complete research on issues, develop fact sheets and background reports, support outreach and communication to public health professionals, and contribute content to environmental health webpages. In addition, interns are provided opportunities to participate in relevant hearings, briefings, meetings and webinars, as well as interact with APHA leadership and members. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships. The internships at APHA are extremely beneficial to those seeking to acquire practical work experience in the above-mentioned areas.

View here for more information on the internship and to apply.

Deadline: April 8, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 23 hours ago

Boston University

If you are an undergraduate with an interest in mathematics, statistics, biology, or health sciences and would like to learn how to apply methods to investigate important health issues, come join us for our highly successful Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics program. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 BU SIBS program, which will be held from Monday, June 10, through Friday, July 19, 2019. Come learn about principles of applied biostatistics from recognized experts in the field and explore an ever-growing field that is critically important in studies to improve the world we live in with hands-on experience.

Topics covered in the program:

  • Biostatistics Analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • Statistical Genetics

Click here for more information and to apply.

Deadline: March 4, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program is always looking for interns who are willing to be trained as health educators for our upcoming spring, summer, and fall 2019 events season. The Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program is an evidence-based program which works to reduce the incidence of skin cancer within the Massachusetts community through free education and free skin cancer screenings for the public. The Sun Safety Program utilizes a mobile health clinic, the Dana-Farber Blum Family Resource Center Van, which is taken to beaches, health fairs, and corporate events in communities in and around Boston. At these events, people are educated concerning skin cancer prevention and sun safety. The program focuses especially on at-risk populations, populations with higher prevalence and/or incidence of skin cancer. People are able to visit the van and learn from health educators on how to prevent and detect skin cancer.
    
Health educators will educate the public on how to stay safe in the sun while still enjoying its rays. Skin cancer prevention events often take place on weekdays during the summer and weekends in spring and fall lasting about four to six hours. Potential interns should have an interest in public health or preventive medicine, and a passion for underserved communities. Bilingual individuals are highly encouraged to apply. Interns interested in participating in our program will need to attend a two-hour training session and make the commitment to attend a minimum of twelve events during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. We are especially interested in individuals able to commit to a full -year internship. Transportation to events is provided from our main office location in Brookline.

To Apply: On Handshake OR if you have any questions about this internship and are interested in applying please e-mail Marie Rodriguez at Marie_RodriguezCabeza@dfci.harvard.edu to request an application.

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

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Apply to be a Public Health Peer Advisor 2019-2020!

The internship is a year-long (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020) for rising juniors and seniors. Receive 5 credits of PUBHTLH 396 credit. The Peer Advising Program is designed to foster personal and professional development in public health leadership, as well as providing guidance to students in the Public Health Sciences major. This will be gained through the following modalities: in-class dialogues and learning activities, assigned readings, and working with groups and individual students in the drop-in advising center. Through this internship, you will be able to refine your own knowledge of public health, explain the major to others, improve leadership skills and qualities, create community, support peers, and be part of a dynamic and innovative advising program.

For more information, feel free to come to peer advising office hours in Arnold 102, or email Brigid Williams. To apply, you can drop off a hard copy of your application in Arnold House 102 by Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 4PM.

Deadline: March 4, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 20 hours ago

UMass Amherst - The Center for Women & Community (CWC)

Our various positions are available to undergraduates, graduates, and community members. Volunteers are welcome and opportunities for internships and training are available through many of our services. We provide extensive training in a supportive, personal atmosphere. We hire new staff/volunteers each year in the spring for the following academic year. Make a difference in your community & receive professional training!

Benefits of Getting Involved:

  • Build your resume & increase employment opportunities
  • Develop counseling skills and crisis intervention experience
  • Gain experience developing educational materials, providing human services, & project coordination
  • Earn credit for training and working
  • Network with professionals in the field, community agencies, and campus programs

Interested applicants may apply online here.

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

UMass Amherst

The UMass Summer Undergraduate Core Internship Program is now accepting applications for 21 positions in 15 Cores for the summer of 2019! The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship. It will run for ten (10) weeks, and will have three key components: work directly in the UMass Core facilities, develop valuable ‘soft’ skills for the workplace, and Core Internship community. This internship program focuses on providing STEM students with hands-on training in a real world lab setting.

The UMass Summer Undergraduate Core Internship Program allows students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) hands-on training and experience in the use and operation of state-of-the art research equipment in these core facilities, experience gathering data and data analysis, and the development of team science and soft skills, all while spending their summer in Amherst!

Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu.

For more information on the Program and to apply, please refer here.

Deadline: March 25, 2019
Posted: 4 weeks 22 hours ago

The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute

The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute’s summer internship application is open for 2019. This is a paid internship. The HERS program is aimed at preparing American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian undergraduate students for graduate study by assisting them to create a research project related to climate and environmental change in Indigenous communities. The HERS internship is an eight-week program starting June 3rd and ending on July 26th.

Programming occurs at both Haskell Indian Nations University and at the University of Kansas. Interns spend six weeks on the Haskell campus during June and July in classrooms and laboratories learning about climate change and developing individual research projects. Interns spend another two weeks in July conducting independent research at Haskell, Kansas University, or in the field.

Interns will work closely with KU graduate, masters, and PhD students studying the effects of climate change on natural and human systems and will design independent research projects on climate and environmental change occurring in a Native community of their choice. After the summer program, during the academic year, HERS Interns will have several opportunities to present their work at professional meetings, workshops, and symposia around the country, including the Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) or American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Please refer here for more information on the internship and to apply.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 20 hours ago

LEAP

Formerly known as Leadership In Action, LEAP Emerge is designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California. The eight-week program runs from June 17 through August 9, 2019.

Interns kick off the program with a week-long Leadership Retreat Week, where they will be trained on crucial leadership skills and community issues. Afterwards, they will receive additional leadership training once a week for the remaining 7 weeks of the program. They are also placed at a Southern California nonprofit organization that serves the API community for 4 full days a week for the remaining 7 weeks of the program.

Nationally recognized trainers are recruited to deliver workshops in critical leadership skill areas. Issue discussions are on local or timely topics of interest and are facilitated by local community leaders/activists and LEAP trainers.

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

Deadline: March 4, 2019
Posted: 1 month 20 hours ago

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS interns are placed in U.S. congressional offices and federal agencies. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.

View application here.

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

Don't Take That Receipt!

Don’t Take That Receipt! is a public health and environmental justice group. Our mission is to educate vulnerable populations – those who work in stores, restaurants, and hospitals and the general public, about the presence of bisphenolA (BPA) in receipts. This internship will run through the 2018-2019 school year. While our office is based in Holyoke, MA, some of this work will take place in surrounding towns and on college campuses. Our small team will conduct store-to-store visits with local restaurants, bodegas, supermarkets, and the like, to equip managers and cashiers with options for reducing their exposure to phenols from receipts. We will also advocate for more institutional changes at local hospitals, recycling plants, chambers of commerce, and the like.

We are seeking two to four work study students or interns to work 10-20 hours a week, preferably for the 2018-19 school year.  While some of our work hours will take place in the afternoons to coincide with our youth staffs’ schedules, there may be some flexibility in scheduling part of the hours earlier in the day.  There may be opportunities for some work hours to be done remotely from the students’ college campus.

Any student who is interested in social, environmental, and/or health issues is encouraged to apply. Those interested should email their cover letter and resume to http://info@bpa-free.me by February 28th at 11:00pm.

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

Jobs

The Town of Montague

The Town of Montague seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Health Director. The Health Director performs complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in managing the Board of Health.

Responsibilities include supervising department operations and employees. Conducting and/or supervising all required inspections including, but not limited to, food establishments, housing, swimming pools, recreational camps for children, and body art establishments; investigating alleged public health violations, writing legally binding orders to correct independently and/or in collaboration with the Inspector of Buildings, Firefighters, Police, and the DPW superintendent.

To apply: Submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Montague Board of Health
Attention: Gina McNeely, Director of Public Health
1 Avenue A
Tirner Falls, MA 01376 

View full job description here.

Deadline: March 4, 2019
Posted: 21 hours 38 sec ago

FoodCorps - Springfield, MA

Springfield is planning to recruit 6 new service members for the 2019-2020 school year. These are exciting times in Springfield! The new Culinary and Nutrition Center is opening this spring and has been designed to make healthier, tastier, scratch-cooked meals for Springfield Public School students. FoodCorps members in Springfield are focused on supporting the goals of the District and Sodexo: "To eliminate hunger by increasing the quality, sustainability, and efficiency of the child nutrition programs in our schools and community".

With a partnership between the District, Sodexo, and FoodCorps, service members are able to engage students in the classrooms and cafeterias, test new recipes and get students excited about healthy food through hands-on learning opportunities. FoodCorps members do this by engaging students and families through hands-on learning opportunities and community events; capturing and integrating student voice in menus; and creating cafeteria environments that celebrate and encourage healthy choices. FoodCorps members teach cooking, gardening, and nutrition lessons in K-8 schools, organize focus groups to hear from students, participate in school and community events, and communicate the goals of the CNC and district with the community. 

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 1 week 22 hours ago

Rhode Island Department of Health

This position will work on the Health Equity Zone initiative, which aligns with all three RIDOH priority areas: Addressing the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, Eliminating the Disparities of Health in RI and Promoting Health Equity and Ensuring Access to Quality Health Services for Rhode Islanders, including vulnerable populations. This role will provide the critical evaluation support necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Health Equity Zone initiative. This position will provide critical data to help RIDOH refine the HEZ initiative by providing the staff support necessary to conduct focused evaluation on the internal, external, and community components of HEZ. These data are essential for the development of long term resources to support the HEZ infrastructure as they represent the data necessary to demonstrate impact.

This position will provide full time evaluation support to the Health Equity Zone initiative. Organizationally, it will be located within the Health Equity Institute, Health Equity Zone team. The position will report directly to the Health Equity Zone Project Manager, Christopher Ausura. Primary responsibilities include: Leading the development and implementation of a HEZ initiative evaluation plan which utilizes empowerment evaluation principles; overseeing and managing all aspects of data collections and evaluation for both internal and external evaluation needs; and assisting with the preparation and submission of federal grant applications as applicable.

View full job description and application here.

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

Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Marketing Specialist who can tell the FCCDC’s story, profile our successes and the successes of our clients. The Marketing Specialist will work with other staff to inform people in Western MA about our mission and services. As our staff focuses on assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses with limited resources, the Marketing Specialist will create materials and maintain our digital presence to tell our story and recruit more clients and donors to support our efforts.

The Marketing Specialist will work with staff and Board to create an organization-wide marketing and fundraising strategy. They will create digital, photographic, video and print communications to support our programs, fundraising, collaborations and community outreach. As the FCCDC expands our services in Hampshire and Hampden Counties and deepens our work with food businesses, there will be an emphasis on outreach and awareness in those regions and relevant industries.

Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@fccdc.org by February 28th.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks to hire an Epidemiologist who will serve as an essential member of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) within the Office of Population Health (OPH). Our applicant will play a central role on the team that develops Disparities Dashboards to inform the Department’s efforts to achieve health equity and will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition of data, cleaning the data, preparing the files, and analyzing and reporting of disparities-related surveillance activities across the department including the publication of the disparities dashboard. This role will also support entities in the collection and use of priority population data and the collection of demographic data using DPH standards. This position will also work across the department to implement data collection standards for demographic data and reports directly to the OHE Director. The selected candidate will collaborate very closely with epidemiologists from other bureaus and offices on analytics related to health equity and disparities-related topics of public health concern. 

Interested applicants may click here to apply.

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

The Disability Policy Consortium

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

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

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

For more information, please refer here.

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

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

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

The Disability Policy Consortium

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

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

For more information, please refer to this website.

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

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

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

The Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)

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

For more information, please refer to this website.

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

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

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

Massachusetts General Hospital

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

See attachment for full details.

Deadline: April 6, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS)

The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identity/ies, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. The Cultural Center Events Coordinators uphold the mission of the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Interested students should submit resume/cover letter and identify Cultural Centers in order of preference to wcrespo@umass.edu by March 8. Positions available in the Josephine White Eagle, Yuri Kochiyama, and Latinx American and Malcolm X Cultural Centers.

For more information, please refer here.

Deadline: March 8, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

UMass Amherst - The Center for Women & Community (CWC)

The CWC seeks two full time Civilian Advocates for Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence to work on-site with five area police departments, including campus and municipal departments, and area college Title IX processes. The Civilian Advocates provide crisis intervention and other services to survivors including: assessing safety risk and needs; making referrals to and collaborating with other agencies, including the legal system; and accompanying survivors to court. In addition, Advocates: consult with law enforcement; assess department training needs re: sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence; and facilitate relevant training for police officers, CWC staff, and volunteers.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and the online application.

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

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) - Mount Tom Academy

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is looking for a Paraprofessional, who has experience working with students with disabilities to join our Mount Tom Academy for the remainder of the 2018-2019 academic year. The Paraprofessional will provide assistance to teacher(s) in the alternative learning programs. We empower our educators, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Essential Functions:

  • Instruct students in achieving their academic and personal goals
  • Under the supervision of the classroom teacher, instruct students in prevocational and life-skills
  • Development of competencies which support CES’s Social Justice and Equity principles
  • Engagement with and/or participation in the CES Social Justice and Equity Initiative

If interested, view full job description and application here.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)

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

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

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

For more information on this position, please refer here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts General Hospital - Newton Wellesley Hospital

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

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

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

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

Epic Systems

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

Position is based in Madison, WI.

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

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

Epic Systems

As a Project Manager on our Implementation Services (IS) team, you'll work side-by-side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for about 70% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from all roles. Customers will see you as the face of Epic, and you'll form long-lasting relationships with your teams. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make important decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest.

Position is based in Madison, WI.

View entire job posting and application here.

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

Volunteers

YourStory International

Want to travel this winter and do community service work? Want to develop your professional profile and facilitate long term, sustainable development in Haiti? Join YourStory International!

YourStory International is an American and Haitian co-founded and co-run organization that focuses on public health education, primary care, and community development initiatives in Pont Morel, Haiti. We value local Haitian perspectives while working hard to empower our undergraduate advocates. All majors are welcome to apply!

Interested in learning more about traveling with us this summer? Come to our Information Session on Wednesday, February 13th in Berk Party Room @ 6-8 pm.

Click here to learn more and click here to apply.

Please contact the UMass YSI Chapter with any questions at umassamherst@weareyourstory.org.

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

Common Ground Center

This year will be our 13th Camp Kaleidoscope: A Family Camp Program that Celebrates Families with Children with Autism! Camp K 2019! runs this year from Saturday, June 29th - Tuesday, July 2nd at Common Ground Center in Starksboro, Vermont. Camp Kaleidoscope is a summer, camp-style retreat program for families experiencing the autism spectrum. Families who have a child diagnosed with autism have unique needs, and Camp Kaleidoscope will meet these needs through recreational, educational and social programs developed to strengthen families. 

We are offering students of Speech and Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy and other students in allied health fields the opportunity to attend camp as a volunteer Family Partner for our four-day retreat. Each applicant who is accepted will work directly with a family, offering a helping hand while gaining a unique perspective of the autism spectrum. Priority will be given to Graduate Speech Language students who are able to receive credit hours but all are welcome to apply.

View details about the program here and interested applicants can find the application here.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 21 hours ago

NGOabroad

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

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

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

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

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

Fellowships

Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

The Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is accepting applications for the Summer 2019 Student Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is ideal for current undergraduate students that have an interest in health services research, emergency care, or child health. The fellowship is a paid, full-time position that will run for 10-12 weeks from June-August 2019. Applicants should be comfortable speaking on the phone. The full fellowship description, including instructions on how to apply, can be found on our website (please note that the deadline for applications is March 1, 2019): http://www.emnet-usa.org/opportunities/student_research.htm. 

Students may reach out to Rain Freeman, MPH (rfreeman5@mgh.harvard.edu) with any questions. 

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago