Internship & fellowships postings as of October 9, 2019

October 9, 2019 | Career Announcements, Internships & Fellowships

POSITION:Viral Hepatitis Communications Intern

ORGANIZATION: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis B and C in NYC. The Viral Hepatitis program conducts surveillance; community outreach; training, program development and implementation; and policy activities.

Title: Communications Intern ** Candidate must be a CUNY Student
Pay: $17/ hour
Hours: 19 hours maximum per week

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Communications Intern will assist with the following activities and tasks:

  • Design materials for the general public, medical professionals and other public health stakeholders. Publications include written printed materials, social media messaging, website posting, and other written materials as needed.
  • Develop health communication projects to meet community needs.
  • Maintain communications and coalition project databases, websites, and social media
    platforms.
  • Work closely with organization leadership to enhance communications and coalition building capacity.
  • Assist with project tracking and reporting tasks
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Applicant must:

  • Be interested in community health outreach, communications/design and coalition building
  • Be interested in working in partnership with people living with HIV, Viral hepatitis, and other chronic health conditions for better health outcomes
  • Have excellent oral, writing and inter-personal skills
  • Have knowledge of social media administration, basic website management, email campaign management such as Mailchimp, health education, and training methods.
  • Have ability to learn quickly and use content management systems for websites, email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other emerging tools.
  • Have ability to communicate complex messages clearly and simply to highly diverse New York City audiences
  • Be Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and online and print design software.
  • Have positive attitude and team oriented outlook /Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Have equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

We especially encourage LGBTQIA+ people and people of color to apply.

For further information & to apply: To apply, email cover letter and resume to: Sarah Ahmed, MPH, CHES, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, Viral Hepatitis Program, Email: sahmed10@health.nyc.gov. Also see: https://hepfree.nyc/viral-hepatitis-capacity-building-intern-nyc-health-department/

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POSITION: Climate Resiliency Intern

ORGANIZATION: WE ACT For Environmental Justice, Northern Manhattan, NY

WE ACT Policy & Advocacy Department is seeking an intern to assist in program planning, outreach, and research for three climate resiliency projects that target extreme heat in Northern Manhattan (Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood).

The intern will assist on three projects:

1) Inwood Climate + Health Project
Creating a community-driven action plan report for addressing extreme heat in Inwood

2) Cooling Center Audit Project
Surveying all existing NYC Cooling Centers in Northern Manhattan and compiling a written report on findings

3) Climate Change, Health, and Equity Project
Developing a community-driven policy plan for reducing vulnerability to extreme heat in Northern Manhattan

About this position:

Under the supervision of WE ACT’s Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, the Climate Resiliency Intern will be responsible for assisting in planning community meetings, conducting policy and environmental health research, and participating in community outreach.

Desired skills:

  • Background in environmental health, organizing and advocacy, or climate justice
  • Background in qualitative analysis and/or community-based participatory research
  • Ability to effectively summarize information and identify key takeaways
  • Strong written communication
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Fluency in Spanish desired

Dates: September 2019 – May 2020

For further information & to apply:*This internship has a small stipend. A monthly MetroCard will be provided. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Evelyn Joseph (evelyn@weact.org), Director of Administration & Human Resources

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POSITION: Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship

ORGANIZATION: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP

What is the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship?

With support from the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), ICAP has established the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship to prepare pre- and post-doctoral individuals for careers as independently-funded researchers and for leadership in global HIV implementation research. This fellowship is part of ICAP’s Next Generation Program, a multidisciplinary training initiative that provides students with hands-on training opportunities in New York and around the world.

What does the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship offer?

Mentoring and research support – Fellows are matched with research mentors from a diverse pool of program faculty to advise them as they pursue domestic or international research projects related to HIV implementation science.

Didactic coursework in epidemiology and implementation science – Fellows engage in streamlined coursework based on an individualized training plan, developed in conjunction with the training coordinator and their research mentors.

Networking – Weekly faculty-fellow seminars provide opportunities for fellows to interact with HIV researchers and trainees from a variety of disciplines and research settings.

Assistance with grant writing and manuscript preparation – Fellows build skills in grant writing and manuscript preparation through instruction, by reviewing colleagues’ work, and by working directly with their research mentors during field placements.

Stipends – Fellows receive an annual stipend based on the NIH funding level guidelines: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html. The maximum period of support is three years for pre-doctoral fellows and two years for post-doctoral fellows.

Tuition, fees, and health insurance – Fellows receive funding annually for tuition and fees and funds to cover health insurance.

Funds for travel and training-related expenses – Fellows receive an allowance for travel to a scientific meeting or field placement, with additional funds available to support research activities as needed.

Who should apply for the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship?

We have openings for three pre-doctoral fellows and two post-doctoral fellows beginning September 1, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in HIV implementation science research and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Pre-doctoral candidates are eligible if they are accepted or enrolled in a doctoral program in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

For further information & to apply: For more information on the program please email icap-training-program@columbia.edu. See also https://tinyurl.com/yxk4m5pp