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Public Health Credited Internship Spring 2020 (Newton, MA)

Newton Public Health Department

The Newton Public Health Department is seeking a highly qualified undergraduate intern from SPHHS to participate in a semester-long internship beginning in January 2020 for approximately 26 hours per week. The intern’s primary role will be to assist activities of departments such as environmental health and social services.

Working with seasoned professionals, this internship opportunity will give students exposure into the day to day operations and diverse responsibilities and challenges of a municipal public health department.

Participating students will receive 9 academic credits through the internship, and will receive an additional 3 credits for completing a professional development course on Friday mornings on the Mt. Ida campus in Newton. Housing for the semester is available on the Mt. Ida campus.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 2 min 31 sec ago

Center for Community Health and Health Equity Credited Internship 2020

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity at BWH is seeking a highly qualified undergraduate student from SPHHS to participate in a 14-week (26 hours per week) fully credited internship beginning in January 2020, which will focus on the social determinants of health.  The intern will work on community-based projects and curriculum development in one or more of the following areas:

  • Maternal and Child Health - working with young parents under 25 years of age and their children) to help them understand and access the healthcare system, as well as to monitor the healthcare and progress of the children to age 5.
  • “Whole Family” curriculum - offering public health education and advocacy for multiple generations of a family.  This will be a new program, with the opportunity for interns to have significant input and responsibility. 
  • Public Health classes for K-8 - organizing medical professionals from BWH to teach one-time public health classes in the Boston public elementary schools targeting vulnerable populations.  Assisting in the review of the whole year curriculum for eighth graders.
  • Student Success Jobs Program – Working on a program that provides a cohort of elementary students from vulnerable backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a multi-year program designed to eventually give them professional experience in the medical field.  Students attend summer programs, work on public health projects, and eventually begin working part-time at BWH beginning in 9th grade.

Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity is committed to seeking solutions to break through healthcare disparities based on economic, social, cultural, or academic constraints. This includes community based public health education, community engaged research, support systems, resource sharing, and clinical initiatives. Student interns will be engaged in a challenging experience that brings them broad based exposure to community healthcare among Boston’s most vulnerable populations. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter by October 15, 2019 to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Career Planning at aimeegl@umass.edu.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 24th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 6 min 15 sec ago

Public Health Credited Internship Spring 2020

Brookline Public Health Department

The Brookline Public Health Department is seeking highly qualified undergraduate interns from SPHHS to participate in a semester-long internship beginning in January 2020, which will provide them with valuable project experience in a variety of areas on a rotating basis such as:

  • Substance and violence prevention programming (with particular emphasis on the opioid crisis)
  • Tobacco control
  • Hoarding task force
  • Emergency Preparedness (organize all hazards trainings, especially with vulnerable populations, assist with “Preparedness Month” community  project, and on-site at the Boston Marathon)
  • Communicable disease outbreaks and animal exposures
  • Community based data collection and presentation
  • Environmental Health projects including housing issues, vector control, food sanitation and safety, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tracking

Working with seasoned professionals, this internship opportunity will give students broad exposure into the diverse responsibilities and challenges of an urban public health department. The internship will be project based, and students will complete units in environmental health, epidemiology, emergency preparedness, and community health education and policy. Internships will be 26-30 hours. To be determined.

Application Process

Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 11 min 23 sec ago

Department of Emergency Medicine Credited Internship 2020

Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

The Department of Emergency Medicine of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is seeking SPHHS undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining practical experience in research through a 14-week internship beginning in January 2020.  BWH interns will:

  • Undergo training in survey and data collection techniques under the supervision of the Director of Research, Emergency Medicine.
  • Complete requirements to volunteer at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Commit to conducting surveys and collecting data during 8 hour shifts in the BWH emergency department.

Applicants must be fluent in English, and comfortable with approaching patients in a busy medical environment and recruiting them into the study. Interns can participate on a part-time or full-time basis, but must complete shifts in 8-hour periods. This is an unpaid internship. 

Application Process

Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change.  Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 19 min 2 sec ago

Program Evaluation Internship

Gardening the Community

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. (gtcspringfield.org) Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment. We are seeking an intern(s) (graduate or undergraduate) to work with us this fall and ideally continuing through the spring to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 or more.

GTC has been working to develop a model for evaluating our programs and their impact using the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems rubric. We are also committed to a participatory evaluation approach, involving our staff and youth in deciding what we want to evaluate and why, how to measure change, and collecting the data.

Responsibilities: Aggregation of data on food production and market sales, changes in overall community food access environment, community engagement, food justice organizing and youth leadership development. Work may include:

  • Conducting of focus groups and in depth interviews with participants and community members
  • Survey design and administration
  • Inputting survey data using SurveyMonkey or other tools
  • Analysis of market sales and customer data (tracked through Square)
  • Upgrading spreadsheets to track produce grown and purchased to sell to community; entering data 
  • On-site data collection
  • Report writing and analysis
  • Aligning projects to whole measures evaluation framework

Skills desired:

  • Racial justice analysis
  • Facility with analysis and presentation of research data
  • Computer skills
  • Survey development
  • Organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Ability to analyze and manage data
  • Familiarity working with youth and community groups
  • Organizational skills
  • Comfort working on your own and as a member of a team
  • Writing and reporting skills

Spanish a plus but not required. It also really helps to have your own transportation since you will need to be in Springfield for meetings and data collection.

To apply: Please send a letter to Anne Richmond at annegtcspringfield@gmail.com explaining your interest in the internship and any relevant experience, including your understanding of systemic racism and its impact on the food system. We would also like you to send a resume or summary of your experience. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 6 days 57 min ago

Fall 2019 Internship

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Capacity Building Program (MRDSVCBP) is looking for a student intern for the 2019 fall semester. The MRDSVCBP is a program of the Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services at the MA Department of Public Health, tasked with supporting the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence in western MA and offering violence prevention education and training to providers and the public in order to raise awareness and effectively respond to these issues.

The Internship available would assist the Project in the following activities:

Assisting with educational activities organized by the initiative including but not limited to the implementation of social justice/equity trainings and meetings for advocates and others working in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention regionally.

Supporting the efforts of the program’s Economic Security Initiative  

The Economic Security for Survivors Initiative is designed to identify and develop strategies to build economic resources for survivors in rural communities of Massachusetts. Duties may include:

  • Updating and maintaining the Economic Security for Survivors website and resource guides.
  • Assisting in the organization of economic security workshops. 
  • Assisting with preparation and staffing of the Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Economic Security Taskforce.                          

Conducting research and drafting a literature review on the nature and status of domestic and sexual violence in Massachusetts with a particular focus on specific populations disproportionately at risk for sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth.

Opportunities to attend relevant state and local domestic and sexual violence taskforces, programs and Department meetings.

Ideal candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, ability to write clearly and concisely, website development and maintenance experience, facility with current technology, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge/experience in sexual assault and/or domestic violence prevention education and/or social justice education and community organizing preferred. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a plus.  

Interns are required to be earning academic credit through their educational institution to participate in this internship. There is no compensation.

The internship will be based at the Western Regional Health Office of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Northampton beginning September 2019 for approximately 6-10 hours per week (negotiable, Monday-Thursday). DPH will provide supervision. This internship would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in health policy and community health education.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to: Amy Waldman, Co-Director of Capacity Building and Equity Programs, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, by email: Amy.waldman@state.ma.us

Applicant review will continue until the internship is filled.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago

Fall 2019 Internship

Hospice of the Fisher Home

The Hospice of the Fisher Home, a small, independently run non-profit hospice in Amherst is seeking a part-time intern to assist the Clinical Director and Clinical Office Manager in day to day operations. Ideally, the intern will be available to work 20 hours per week, although there is some flexibility in this area. The internship is unpaid, but students can receive academic credit for their participation.

The intern will be responsible for managing relationships with physicians and medical facilities looking to transition patients into hospice care. In addition, the intern will coordinate referrals for nurse visits, input and maintain electronic medical records, assist with chart reviews, as well as assist in general office duties such as updating community schedules and front desk responsibilities.

The internship on-site supervisor will provide ongoing mentorship and feedback, as well as serve as a resource for broader exposure into the hospice field.

Interested applicants should submit resumes and cover letters by September 25th to:

Melissa Newell
Clinical Office Manager
Hospice of the Fisher Home
1164 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner applications are received, the greater chance of placement.

Deadline: September 25, 2019
Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago

Health Equity Intern

UMass Amherst SPHHS Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach

Internship position available for the SPHHS Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach and the Western MA Health Equity Network. This intern will create a regional calendar of events for on and off campus coalitions and groups addressing health equity and the social determinants of health. In addition, intern will work on a 1400 person listserv and develop a list of cross-sector coalitions addressing health equity. Other ideas of interest to intern can also be pursued. Flexible, can work remotely.

To apply, please send your resume to risa@schoolph.umass.edu.

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Jobs

Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Project Specialist. Tracking California has several programs related to sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance and health education on sickle cell disease. The Project Specialist will provide support to various aspects of these programs, including research of and connection to SCD programs and resources in the state, managing budgets and subcontracts, coordinating data and information requests from outside partners, attending regular project meetings and taking notes or facilitating small groups, conducting literature reviews, developing materials for presentation, and attendance and/or presentation at relevant public health events.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and experience with or understanding of healthcare disparities, sickle cell disease, HIV, renal disease, or other conditions disproportionately affecting persons of color, and strong project coordination skills. Applicants should feel comfortable working one-on-one with a wide variety of stakeholders, including patient advocates, community based organizations, state health agency staff, and clinic or academic researchers.

This job offers potential for growth in the position over time working with a small collaborative team. It is an excellent opportunity for someone to learn about public health surveillance, rare disease, healthcare disparities and community health in California, and to synthesize, communicate, and disseminate scientific information to diverse audiences with the goal of supporting public health activities, community advocacy, and health policy through the production of meaningful, accessible, and accurate data.

Click here for the full position description and instructions for applying.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 6 days 48 min ago

Epic

Epic is looking for bright, driven individuals who are interested in having a career that makes a global impact in healthcare and technology. Check out our open positions to find your opportunity to be part of something great, including the following opportunities:

Visit the company's careers page for more information.

Deadline: September 22, 2019
Posted: 6 days 1 hour ago

Gandara Center

The Gandara Center is looking for an energetic team-player who enjoys working with youth to assist in the development and implementation of a new Youth Gambling Prevention Program whose focus is centered on increasing youth perception of harm of gambling and increasing their critical thinking skills to navigate pressures to gamble. The Coordinator, using funder-provided curricula, including PhotoVoice, provides education and programming to promote success to youth and caregivers. This position is a part-time 20 hour/week position.

Required Experience:

  • BA/BS in public health, human services, social work or a related field is preferred
  • 2 years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Experience working with youth in a group setting,  preferably including the provision of trauma-inform programming to youth experiencing multiple risk factors
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural (Spanish + English) required
  • Commitment to community collaboration and working with diverse communities
  • Excellent writing, computer and people skills
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of the agency and social change

To apply: Visit the Gandara Center website.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Volunteers

Smith College

A Research Study: Welcome UMASS Undergraduate Women*!

SOCIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS

Earn up to $80!

Learn how to take care of yourself while you disrupt oppression!

TRAINING COURSES BEGIN 10/2 & 10/3 @ UMASS 

Find out if you are eligible and sign up for an information session in the first weeks of the semester to learn more.

CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK ELIGIBILITY SURVEY

As a woman*, do you want to:

  • Have meaningful conversations about the issues you care about?
  • Take care of yourself while engaging in social activism?
  • Get better at expressing your opinions while respecting others?
  • Deepen your knowledge of how oppression works?
  • Develop your ability to hear and respond to dissenting views and opinions?
  • Find ways to build relationships and understand people with different or opposing views?
  • AND EARN $80?

*inclusive of all who identify as a woman

Yes to any of the above? Find out more – click here.

About the project:

We are a team of Smith College professors and students who are exploring how to help people from all backgrounds have more meaningful conversations about social justice.

We want to see what factors influence, facilitate, and inhibit meaningful dialogue about social justice. We are excited to introduce a training developed from breakthrough research findings that we’ve adapted to help you develop the skills to have deeper and more meaningful conversations about the issues you care about.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago

Scholarships

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: 9 months 3 weeks ago