Fieldwork Opportunities as of May 20, 2024

May. 20, 2024
FILED UNDER:Fieldwork

Position: Summer Internship

Organization: New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health

Summer internships are available through the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health.  These opportunities will be 8-10 weeks in length beginning in mid-June, with some flexibility.  Compensation is $20 per hour and interns will be able to work 20 hours per week.

We encourage all interested students from any relevant field to submit their applications right away!

Internship benefits include: 

·         Hands-on experience in public health

·         Opportunities for professional growth and development

·         Networking with staff and interns

·         Support in completing relevant documentation for degree program, if applicable

·         Ability to contribute to protecting, improving, and promoting the health, productivity, and wellbeing of all New Yorkers!

Please visit the following site to view the full job descriptions with minimum and preferred qualifications and APPLY TODAY:  Health Research, Inc., Careers

*If not currently on the website, the positions will be posted by 5/14/2024 with an initial application period of 5 days*

Title and Position Number Location Project Description
Hourly Project Assistant II (Internship) JR-0000792 Syracuse, NY Immunization Site Management Support

 

Hourly Data Analyst II (Internship) JR-0000791 Syracuse, NY Enteric Disease Assistant Public Health Representative
Hourly Project Assistant II (Internship) JR-0000790 Syracuse, NY Public Health Emergency Preparedness Support
Hourly Project Assistant II (Internship) JR-0000788 Menands, NY Public Health Workforce Evaluation
Hourly Project Assistant II (Internship) JR-0000787 Menands, NY Academic Partnership Development Support

 

These opportunities are offered through Health Research, Inc., and based within the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health.  They are funded through the Centers for Disease Control’s Public Health Infrastructure Grant to increase the size and diversity of the public health workforce.

Please do not hesitate to contact Cali Riese Messner (cali.messner@health.ny.gov), Office of Public Health Academic Liaison, with any questions.


Position: Summer/Fall 2024 Fieldwork Placement- Mutual Aid Researcher 

Organization: Sarapis

Program Description: 

Sarapis is a small nonprofit that provides technology solutions to other nonprofits, grassroots projects, governments and the global movement for open source and open data solutions. 

During the first year of the COVID pandemic we helped found the MutualAid.NYC project and set up many of its core technology systems,

MutualAid.NYC enables thousands of New Yorkers to come together during the COVID crisis to organize independent neighborhood-based mutual aid groups. These groups provided services to lots of people: helping the elderly and disabled get medicine and groceries, setting up community fridges to make recovered food available, organizing advocacy campaigns, helping people find and access health and human services, and much more.

The network of mutual aid groups also created many city-wide projects such as a social service referral directory, a call center, a housing advocacy campaign and much more.

Fieldwork Position Overview: 

The Mutual Aid Research role will aggregate, organize and synthesize information about the citywide mutual aid efforts that emerged in response to COVID in 2020 and 2021. This research will focus on MutualAid.NYC, the neighborhood groups in its directory and the various projects that emerged in its network. The audience for this work are people who want to study and organize mutual aid efforts in the future. 

The researcher will work directly with the Director of Sarapis, who will set goals for the researcher and write specifications for the resources they should create. The Director will connect the researcher to relevant people in the Mutual Aid NYC network and provide them access to the appropriate resources. The researcher will meet weekly with the Director to go over progress. All work will be virtual but the research can, if they prefer, work from the Sarapis office space in Manhattan. 

The project can begin at the researcher’s convenience and will last for a maximum of 6 months with a stipend of $500/month provided. A minimum of 180 hours must be completed to satisfy CUNY SPH fieldwork requirements. 

Mutual Aid Researcher Fieldwork Responsibilities: 

  • Cocreating a project plan with the Diretor
  • Meeting weekly with the Director to plan, present progress and discuss questions and issues that arise
  • Organizing meetings and recording interviews with research subjects (i.e. mutual aid organizers and beneficiaries)
  • Producing a collection of written, data and multimedia resources

The researcher will be responsible for creating a collection of resources that may include:

  • Audio/video Interviews with various members of the MutualAidNYC team
  • A timeline and narrative account of the development of the city-wide MutualAidNYC and neighborhood groups in 2020-2021
  • Graphs and charts of the networks activity using source data from Slack, Airtable, Google Sheets, WordPress and other sources
  • Case studies of individual neighborhood groups
  • Directory of original datasets, tools and documents created by Mutual Aid NYC and the neighborhood groups it served
  • A set of templates and documentation useful for organizing citywide and neighborhood-based mutual aid efforts. 
  • A proposed survey for all members of MutualAidNYC and the neighborhood groups to determine if and how they’d like to respond to future disasters in NYC

Qualifications: 

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Stellar writing and communication skills
  • Comfort using the latest consumer software programs such as Google Docs
  • Experience using spreadsheets to organize information and create data visualizations/charts
  • Comfort doing outreach, arranging and conducting meetings/interviews 
  • A familiarity with and passion for the concept of mutual aid
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to navigate ambiguity to deliver outcomes

To apply, please email your resume to devin@sarapis.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Fall 2024 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Tisch Cancer Institute – Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement.

Program Description:

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) was developed to support our commitment to both our communities and our cutting-edge research efforts. Focusing on East and Central Harlem, COE is devoted to the needs of our neighborhoods and to supporting the mission of The Tisch Cancer Institute. Our outreach efforts currently focus on reducing health care disparities through increased screening efforts, focusing on breast, cervical, lung, skin and colorectal cancer. Recruitment efforts include educating community members as well as patients about the role of clinical research and how they might participate. Through our education efforts, we seek to bring cancer educational programs to community members. All of the work of COE is supported by lay health advocates; community members trained to educate and enlist their peers in our outreach, recruitment and education efforts.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Director of the Office of COE and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass the coordination and daily oversight of research tasks for multiple projects.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August – December 2024. (10-12 hours/week) The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH fall semester.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Community outreach and education

• Literature reviews

• Grant writing

• Conducting interviews and follow-up calls

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Strong interest in community public health

To apply, please email your resume to Lina Jandorf, Director of Cancer Community Outreach Program at lina.jandorf@mssm.edu . (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Fieldwork

Organization: The Evolutionary Health Group of the CUNY School of Public Health and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

The Evolutionary Health Group of the CUNY School of Public Health and the National Center for Biotechnology Information has several ongoing research projects. If a student is interested in one of the areas described here, they may inquire about an opportunity to scope a project that could be tailored to their skills / previous experience and accomplished in 180 hours. Interested students should email a Statement of Interest and Resume to Dr. Nash Rochman at Nash.Rochman@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Summer 2024 Fieldwork Placement for CIRGH at CUNY SPH – Research Assistant

Organization: Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health at CUNY SPH

Program Description:

The research examines gender-based violence (GBV) among Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar in northern Lebanon. The qualitative research data collection methods and analysis include key-informant interviews with stakeholders and semi-structured interviews with Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar. This study will help provide a comprehensive contextual understanding of the GBV ecology in northern Lebanon. The results from the qualitative data collected will help inform policy recommendations for GBV in Tripoli and Akkar.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Primary Researcher of CIRGH and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass comprehensive literature reviews and a framework analysis of the participants’ interviews.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from June-August 2024. The mode of work for this position will be [remote]. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester. This position is unpaid.

Research Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Comprehensive literature reviews of the GBV ecosystem in North Lebanon.

• Framework analysis of the perceptions and attitudes of the GBV services available for Syrian refugee women in north Lebanon.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Has experience or a strong background in qualitative research methods.

• Preferably speaks Arabic.

To apply, please email your resume to dima.masoud@sph.cuny.edu. (If applicable: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: 2024 Summer Fellow

Organization: Fòs Feminista

Fòs Feminista is an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations in 40+ countries worldwide to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. As the connecting fabric of this alliance, Fòs Feminista orchestrates transnational and transregional action, amplifies partners’ work, and promotes South-South learning and collaboration toward achieving common objectives. Together with our partners, we provide access to sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and care for survivors of gender-based violence, and we reach young people with comprehensive sexuality education. We recognize that the ability of women, girls,
and gender-diverse people to make free and informed choices about sexual and
reproductive lives, including to access safe and legal abortion, is central to their life plans and to achieving gender and reproductive justice. As such, we are at the forefront of advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and global spaces, coordinating with our partners to ensure that diverse experiences, priorities, and voices of the Global South are represented in these spaces.

Fòs Feminista, Equipop, PSI Europe, and the Global South Coalition for Dignified
Menstruation (GSCDM) have formed a strategic consortium to advance feminist agendas and movement strategies for achieving menstrual health and dignity (MHD). Working in alliance with partner organizations in ten countries in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean, the Sang pour Sang project aims to transform the structural drivers of menstrual discrimination so that women, girls, and gender-non-conforming people in all their diversity have the information, services, and supplies, and infrastructure they need to exercise their right to menstruate with dignity, free of shame, taboos, fear, embarrassment, pain, social exclusion, discrimination, and violence. We are currently looking to hire a highly motivated bilingual (French and English) Intern for the Sang pour Sang project. This is a remote position.

Position Summary: The fellow will assist the Associate Director in effectively managing the Sang pour Sang project, ensuring timely implementation, coordination with consortium partners, and compliance with donor requirements. Through this role, the fellow will contribute to advancing menstrual health and dignity (MHD) agendas and promoting SRHR rights and justice.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Project Coordination:
• Assist in developing and maintaining project work plans, timelines, and
monitoring systems.
• Support the coordination of project activities in implementation countries by
tracking the implementation, trouble shooting, supervising consultants, and
documenting progress and challenges.
• Support the coordination of consortium with the organization of working group
meetings; including facilitating meeting agenda and producing reports
• Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among project
stakeholders, including organizing virtual meetings, workshops, and events.

2. Communication:
Ensure communication strategy’s implementation:
• Collaborate with project leadership to ensure comprehensive communication
strategies, activities aligned with project goals and objectives.
• Identify target audiences and tailor communication approaches to effectively
engage stakeholders, partners, and the community.

Content Creation and Management:
• Develop and execute social media strategies to build and engage online
communities, amplify project messaging, and drive audience participation.
• Create compelling written, visual, and multimedia content for various
communication channels, including website, social media, newsletters, and
press releases.
• Ensure consistency and accuracy of messaging across all communication
materials, adhering to brand guidelines and project standards.
• Manage content calendars and publishing schedules to maintain a consistent
presence and timely dissemination of information.

Media Relations and Public Relations:
• Cultivate relationships with media outlets, journalists, bloggers, and influencers
to generate media coverage and increase project visibility.
• Draft press releases, media pitches, and other communication materials to
announce project initiatives, events, and achievements.
• Coordinate media interviews, press conferences, and media appearances for
project leadership and spokespersons as needed.

Internal Communications:
• Facilitate internal communication and collaboration among project team
members, partners, and stakeholders.
• Coordinate meetings, workshops, and training sessions to disseminate project
updates, share best practices, and foster a sense of community among project
participants.
• Maintain documentation and knowledge repositories to ensure easy access to
information for all stakeholders.

Community Engagement and Outreach:
• Identify opportunities for community engagement and outreach activities to
involve stakeholders and promote project participation and awareness.
• Organize and support community events, forums, and workshops to solicit
feedback, gather insights, and foster dialogue on project-related issues.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Assist in data collection, analysis, and reporting for project monitoring and
evaluation purposes.
• Support the Associate Director in ensuring compliance with donor reporting
requirements and project deliverables.

Administrative Support:
• Provide administrative assistance to the Associate Director, including organizing files, drafting correspondence, and managing project documentation.
• Assist in logistical arrangements for project-related activities virtually and in-person as may be required.

Qualifications, knowledge, and skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, international development,
gender studies, or a related field.
• High degree of fluency in French and English language is required, and Spanish is desirable. Excellent writing and presentation skills in French and English.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize
tasks and meet deadlines

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work
effectively in a remote, multicultural environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual
collaboration platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams).
• Prior experience or knowledge of SRHR issues, feminist advocacy, or project
management is an asset.
• Strong relationship and connections to the feminist and SRJ movements, ideally in at least one of Sang pour Sang’s priority regions: Francophone Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• Demonstrated cultural competency and a commitment to anti-racism, including
to a process of self-reflection and transformation around implicit bias.
• Flexibility and willingness to work virtually with a diverse and multicultural team.

Duration and Remuneration:
This fellowship entails a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours per week, with a monthly compensation of $1600. The fellowship will be conducted over a period of 4 months (June – September 2024) with the possibility of extension based on adequate performance and availability of funding.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Tara Mukeku-Cilolo- tmukekucilolo@fosfeminista.org:
• Resume/CV
• Cover letter outlining their qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the
position


Position: Research Assistant- Summer ’24

Organization: Mendü Wellbeing

Program Description:

Mendü is a digital therapeutic company that offers therapeutic audio based prompts and exercises for our users to better their mental health. Our goal is to change the way we manage our mental health by utilizing the clinical benefits of journaling in an accessible and novel way through culturally responsive modeling. We are focused on the mental health crisis affecting 1.2 B minority and queer women, and folx grappling with under researched conditions that are traditionally left out of the mental health and wellness space.

The previous collab students developed an amazing interview protocol for the training of our chatbot and for longitudinal mental health monitoring using Mendu tools. The new students will pick up from there to complete this work which may include:

· Landscape analysis of emotional and behavioral differences in emotions and annotations across cultural and ethnic backgrounds (based on literature review and brief KIIs)

· Data collection tools (ie: survey, UX interview guide, emotion state interview guide, etc.)

· Data analysis (generated from UX research and/or remote acquisition model)

· Beta version of the Emotion State Repository and Annotation

User Research and Interviews: Comparative analysis utilizing already made protocols to test new Mendu screens to test user accessibility, usability, and design.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the CEO of Mendu Wellbeing and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2024. (~ 20 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester.

RA Fieldwork Responsibilities:

· Conducting background research to guide new and existing projects.

· Developing source lists for research outreach.

· Contributing to company’s generated mental health write ups(proof-reading, fact-checking, and editing).

· Pulling, cleaning, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from current repositories and literature.

· Generation of data collection tools

· Generation of collaborative partner’s table

· Data tables providing descriptive statistics on mental health and patient clinical and personal history.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Strong writing skills.

• Strong oral communications skills.

• Ability to synthesize ideas clearly and concisely.

• Ability to conduct effective interviews over the phone and in person.

• High level of competency in Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel.

• (Optional) Coding experience with Python, Javascript, etc.

To apply, please email your resume to demi@mendu.co.uk. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Summer & Fall 2024 Graduate Student Research Fieldwork Placement

Organization: CUNY SPH Center for Systems and Community Design

Program Description:

The Center for Systems and Community Design at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy works at the forefront of public health entrepreneurship, integrating research, business, policy, and design. We utilize diverse methodologies such as systems science, geospatial modeling, design thinking and social entrepreneurship to (re)frame health problems, unpack complex issues, develop and scale creative solutions that are community-centric, integrate social and environmental impact into standard business practice, and inform policy agendas. https://www.cunycscd.org/

Fieldwork Position Overview:

We are seeking a graduate fieldwork student to assist with identifying and compiling publicly available data related to the built environment and social environment in New York City. This work will be in support of a larger research project developing a small-area built environment-focused livability index specific to New York City. The fieldwork student will be able to utilize any compiled data to develop and test their own research question(s) to fulfill capstone project requirements in the following semester.

Graduate Fieldwork Student Responsibilities:

The selected graduate fieldwork student will be tasked with creating and maintaining a dataset containing spatially referenced data on features of the built and social environment in New York City at the census tract (or similar) level. The student will be required to:

· Identify, obtain, and critically appraise publicly available datasets relevant to the project aims

· Organize, clean, and merge together spatially referenced datasets

· Create descriptive data summaries using standard statistical software

· Perform exploratory spatial data analysis using GIS software tools

· Supporting publication efforts by writing and generating maps, figures, and data tables for manuscripts

Preferred Qualifications:

· Graduate student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

· Interest, training, and experience in public health, health policy, or related field

· Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

· Experience with data management and analysis using standard statistical software

· Experience with GIS analysis using ArcGIS, QGIS, R, or Python

· Interest in exploring relationships between features of the built environment and health outcomes

To apply, please email your resume to rachel.thompson@sph.cuny.edu. Start date and location/hours are flexible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Summer & Fall ’24 Fieldwork Opportunity (Remote Position)

Organization: Finestra, Inc.

Finestra is a health care tech startup focused on bringing medical price transparency to the U.S. health care system. We are looking for a motivated individual to help our team and assist with research, writing, and other relevant tasks.

As a part of Finestra, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and tasks, including conducting interesting research, analyzing data, and writing reports. You will work closely with our team and gain valuable experience and insights into the world of health care price transparency.

The work would specifically involve into how hospitals operate and how patients are charged, among other relevant topics.

As a small business we are not currently in a position to offer stipends, but this is an asynchronous, remote position, so you will have the flexibility to work from anywhere.

If you are passionate about improving the U.S. healthcare system and want to gain hands-on experience at a dynamic startup, we encourage you to apply for this exciting internship opportunity. Please submit a résumé and a short statement (280 characters maximum) explaining why you are interested in this position.

To apply please contact Frederick McNulty at frederick@finestrahealth.com.


Position: EHS Intern

Organization: Steinway & Sons

Position Summary:

The safety internship is designed to give the individual experience in Health & Safety concerns in the Manufacturing Industry. As a Safety Intern you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and training in a real-world setting. Under supervision of the EHS Manager, you will be assisting with the facilitation of the company’s safety program, which includes, but not limited to- participation in the EHS departmental needs, engage with employees, and attain hands-on experience in industrial health and safety.

Main Responsibilities:

· Assist with the Risk Management Process- Conducting Job Safety Analysis

· File paperwork-Daily Safety Checklist, Training attendance forms; print labels and prepare folders for filing purposes

· Liaise with supervisors and department leads to follow up on requested items or departmental needs

· Place orders and complete online forms for new contractors on QuickBase

· Conduct research for safety related items as directed by the EHS Manager

· Email correspondences to team, contractors, clients etc.

· Assist with the addition of new, transferred etc. employees on the Fastenal database

· Distribute safety related items to departments (samples etc.). Follow up on feedback

· Any other safety related items as directed by the EHS Manager

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

· Have completed at least one (1) year in an accredited four-year college degree program or have completed a least one year of technical education

· Health and Safety educational background, or other related filed of study

· Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

· Outstanding work ethics

· Excellent teamwork skills, along with the ability to work independently

· Effective organizational skills

· A positive and proactive attitude towards learning and getting things done

· Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

· Maintain integrity, honesty, and privacy regarding personal employee information

To apply, please contact Yuranny Garcia, Environmental Health & Safety Manager at ygarcia@steinway.com.


Position: Public Health Inspector – Summer ’24

Organization: New York State Department of Health

Description:

• Get hands-on public health experience with the potential to be re-hired
each summer.

• You’ll get training and perform environmental health and sanitary code
inspections.

• Flexible term, starting in May through September.

• Positions available across New York State.

• Travel reimbursed, valid driver’s license required, personal vehicle may
be required in some areas

• Conduct inspections of hotels, motels, campgrounds, mobile home
parks, lodging, food service, pools, beaches, and water supplies.

• Help protect drinking water.

• Reduce community health risks.

• Improve children’s health and safety.

Hourly Rate: $21.23

Qualifications: 

• One year of experience in environmental health or sanitarian work,
medical, or laboratory technology functions OR a combination of college
credits in specific science courses listed on the job posting.

• Transcripts must be submitted with applications including qualifying
course names, credit hours, and name of the college where college
credits were obtained.

To apply visit https://statejobs.ny.gov/.


Position: Student Assistant Jobs in Environmental Health

Organization: New York State Department of Health

Description: 

• Conduct inspections of hotels, motels, campgrounds,
mobile home parks, food service, pools, beaches, and
water supplies

• Conduct tobacco compliance checks/reviews

• On the job training

Hourly Rate: $16-$19

Qualifications: 

•  Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a matriculated
undergraduate or current graduate college program.

To apply visit https://statejobs.ny.gov/.


Position: Summer 2024 Interns (10 Positions Available)

Organization: Pima County Health Department

Description:

The Pima County Health Department is hosting paid summer internships this summer.

Hours: 400 hours

Dates: May 28 to August 2.

Pay: $16/hour for undergraduates and $18 for graduates.

If students are from outside the State of Arizona housing will be included (It will be dorms at the University of Arizona). We have 10 total positions and they can be viewed at this link:

To view available internship postings and to apply, please click here.


Position: Summer 2024 Epi/Bios Fieldwork Placement

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Program Description:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is the second oldest municipal hospital in New York City. Recently, Elmhurst was ranked by US News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in 6 areas: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Orthopedics, Pneumonia, and Heart Attack. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst serves an area of approximately one million people. Elmhurst, Queens is, perhaps, the most ethnically diverse community in the world with 20,000 recent immigrants from 112 different countries. Our patient population is primarily from South & Central America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

NYC H+H/Elmhurst serves as a center for primary care within its community, including sexual and reproductive health care. A mixed methods study to understand the perspectives and experiences of patients that have accessed and utilized women’s health services at their facility has been designed by previous cohorts of Community Health and Social Science (CHSS) MPH students. This study focuses on the level of satisfaction patients feel about their providers, the communication and services offered by their care team and appraisal of the care they have previously received. Currently, data collection is ongoing with the expectation that all data will be collected by the start of fieldwork placement.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

We are seeking a fieldwork student for the summer semester to lead the analysis of the quantitative data and support the dissemination of the mixed method findings as their Capstone project. Additionally, we are interested in candidates that have an interest in mentoring Community Health students in applied epidemiology training with this data set. This role will support the Principal Investigators of this study at H+H/Elmhurst:

· Leopolda Silvera, Global Health Deputy

· Carlos Salama, Infectious Diseases and Global Health Attending Physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May (or earlier) – August 2024. The mode of work for this position will be remote / hybrid: some onboarding procedures are best done at H+H/Elmhurst and can provide a visual of the health care center to inform analysis. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester.

The process for volunteer applications at H+H/Elmhurst can be quite lengthy (between 3-6 weeks) as they are a hospital system with stringent onboarding requirements. This has been factored into planning for this fieldwork placement. The onboarding process will include completion of volunteer application, submitting information for a background check, a physical conducted by your provider or on site at H+H/Elmhurst, drug testing, blood work and fit testing as well as the completion of training videos.

Fieldwork Responsibilities may include:

· Submit and manage research-related documents, such as IRB paperwork

· Communicate and coordinate tasks with study team members and administrative contacts

· Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects

· Mentorship to Community Health MPH student in epi/bios methodology

· Contribute to the writing of abstracts, manuscripts, and final project report and/or presentation

· Provide administrative support to the team, including scheduling and preparing for meetings, trainings, and presentations.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing currently enrolled in the Epidemiology.

• Previous TA experience is considered an asset.

• Spanish or Bengali fluency is considered an asset.

To apply, please email your resume to Carlos Salama at SALAMAC@nychhc.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Research Assistant (Bilingual Spanish)- Part Time

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Position Summary:

Under direction, provides research, data analysis and operational support to principal investigators and research coordinators. Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish/English with high proficiency/fluency required. This position will be working in substance use research and requires using person-first non-stigmatizing interpersonal communication skills, and comfortability with direct contact with study participants.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts literature reviews and gains expert familiarity with protocols that will be used as templates.
  • Assists in creation of study database.
  • Manages and enters collected data into study database.
  • Conducts qualitative coding and thematic analysis of study data.
  • May perform statistical analysis of research data.
  • Assists in the preparation of materials, submissions and renewals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or IACUC.
  • Assists faculty in the preparation of grant submissions and associated documentation, which may include just-in-time documents, progress reports, routing forms, abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

Education:

  • High School Diploma

Experience: 

Master’s level student in an MPH program or relevant field is preferred

Approximately one year of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Previous clinical research experience is helpful.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is helpful.

Salary Range: $22.03 – $25.99  

For more details and to apply, please click here.


Position: Summer 2024 Evaluation Intern

Organization: Edible Schoolyard NYC

Program Description:

Edible Schoolyard NYC is on a mission to make edible education accessible for every child in New York City. We believe edible education—where kids experience hands-on cooking and gardening—helps kids gain the skills to contribute to a healthy and sustainable food system for us all. Edible education helps students build healthy relationships with food, their community, and their environment. Together with public school communities across the city, we’re building spaces for kids to flourish. We partner with school communities to:

· Lead hands-on programs where children and families can explore cooking and gardening

· Support schools and educators so they can incorporate food education into their classrooms

· Advocate for policies that create long-term, sustainable changes in New York City.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The Evaluation Intern with Edible Schoolyard NYC Evaluation will contribute to data cleaning, analysis, summary, and reporting for various aspects of Edible Schoolyard NYC’s evaluation activities. This includes pre-post surveys and school assessments for a professional development followship program, and surveys to assess in-school cooking and gardening programs. Support and technical assistance will be offered in all areas.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from June – August 2024 (start and end dates are flexible), at approximately 10 to 14 hours/week. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester (August 20, 2024). The mode of work for this position will primarily be remote, with opportunities for in-person site visits to learn about the organization’s approach and programming.

Evaluation Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Anticipated activities included data entry, data cleaning, and data checks

• Survey analysis & summary, including producing tables and charts

• Help to write up findings and produce evaluation reports and slide decks

• Help to update overall evaluation materials and plans, including survey documentation

• Review and synthesize relevant literature on school garden and cooking programs

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Interest in evaluation and working with data is required.

• Experience with Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

• Experience with SPSS is a plus but not required.

To apply, please email your resume to Rachel Dannefer at rd@esynyc.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Community Health Intern- Summer ‘24

Organization: NYU Langone Health

Position Summary:

The Section for Health Equity at NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health is looking for a Community Health Intern for the Harvest Share program. Harvest Share is a community-centered, equity driven program that aims to improve diet and social/built environments for English, Chinese-, Spanish-, and Bangla-speaking communities in Brooklyn Through culturally-appropriate food access, nutrition education, and experiential learning.

This exciting new initiative involves integration within a multidisciplinary team of partners in community-based research, community service, nutrition, and public health across multiple partnering institutions.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Recruitment and outreach – Work with community partners to outreach and recruit for research studies.

2. Survey translation and administration – Assist with survey translation, outreach, conducting survey assessments in person, and survey data entry/cleaning.

3. Community engagement – Provide logistical support for in-person activities

4. Nutrition education sheets – Conduct necessary research to create culturally adapted nutrition information sheets.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Fluency (ability to read, write, and speak) in Spanish, or Chinese (Mandarin)

3. Background and/or coursework in community health or related coursework/experiences.

4. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

5. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

6. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.

7. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills.

Anticipated Start Date: May 2024

Time commitment: 5- 10 hours a week, May 2024 – November 2024

Working Conditions: Travel to local partner institution sites across NYC (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens)

To apply, please email your resume to Victoria Lanza (Dalila.Lanza@nyulangone.org).

NYU Langone Health is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.


Position: Summer 2024 Fieldwork Position

Organization: Teens P.A.C.T. (Community Healthcare Network) and the CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative

Program Description:

Teens P.A.C.T. (Positive Actions and Choices for Teens) is a program of Community Healthcare Network. Community Healthcare Network is a network of thirteen clinics that strives to meet the healthcare needs of patients in some of New York City’s most underserved communities. Teens P.A.C.T. is designed to promote inclusive sexual health among young people regardless of whether they are sexually active. Teens P.A.C.T. provides confidential reproductive healthcare, facilitates education in schools and throughout the community, and sponsors opportunities for young people to foster new relationships and build skills through participation in free youth development and recreational activities.

The Community Engagement Intern fieldwork position will be housed under the Harlem Health Initiative at CUNY SPH. Since its inception in March 2020, the Harlem Health Initiative has aimed to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers in Harlem and beyond. We assist the community’s existing organizations (CBOs, FBOs, non-profits, etc.) by providing technical support and capacity building resources. Our goal is to bolster existing infrastructure and serve as a continuous source of support for the community’s public health efforts.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Teens P.A.C.T. summer program under the Harlem Health Initiative’s Health Equity and Literacy Program (HELP) to ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting curriculum co-development for the summer youth program, coordinating co-curricular engagements with local community organizations and political entities, and co-facilitating youth-focused health literacy projects and peer education activities.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from late May through early August 2024 (~15 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid, with in-person programming primarily taking place at CUNY SPH’s campus in Harlem. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer term. The selected student will receive a $2,000 stipend at the conclusion of the fieldwork project.

Community Engagement Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Co-design and evaluate youth training activities around health education for a cohort of around 15 young people, between ages 14 – 18.
  • Coordinate and attend co-curricular experiences with local community organizations and elected officials for participants’ professional development.
  • Support the development of youth-led health education initiatives geared towards increasing health literacy amongst young New Yorkers.
  • Provide technical assistance and administrative support to Community Healthcare Network and CUNY SPH as needed.
  • Hybrid: Student must be based in NYC. Summer programming sessions will require twice weekly in-person attendance at CUNY SPH’s campus on select dates in July and August.

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Comfortable engaging with young people around a broad spectrum of health topics
  • Must be available for daytime activities on select dates in Harlem July and August, during the hours of 10 AM – 5 PM.

To apply, please email your resume to Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith at arielsela.holdbrook-smith@sph.cuny.edu by Monday, April 15, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Summer ’24 Grant Programs Intern

Organization: CUNY SPH- NYHealth

NYHealth Background:

The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) is a private and independent foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially people of color and others who have been historically marginalized. NYHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $300 million in assets and a $15 million annual grants and operations budget. NYHealth is committed to making grants and making a difference beyond grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice; spreading effective programs to improve the health system; serving as a convener of health leaders across the State; and providing technical assistance to grantees and partners. Today, the Foundation concentrates its initiatives on three priority areas: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Primary Care; and Veterans’ Health. NYHealth also engages in responsive grantmaking through a Special Projects Fund.

Position Summary:

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) summer intern at NYHealth will work primarily with the Foundation’s Program team, including the Vice President of Programs, Program Officers, and Program Assistants. The Program team is responsible for developing, reviewing, and managing grants that further the Foundation’s priority areas listed above. The intern will also collaborate with staff from the Foundation’s Policy & Research, Communications, and Grants Management teams.

Over the course of the summer, the intern will work on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas—to be developed collaboratively by the intern and the NYHealth Program team. The intern will also contribute to the Foundation’s work to, for instance, help shape future grantmaking through research and planning, contribute to written materials that advance program strategies through media and policy forums, and attend meetings with stakeholders. This position is ideal for graduate-level students interested in learning about programmatic and policy solutions in the Foundation’s priority areas. It also offers interns exposure to the field of health philanthropy.

The internship will be up to, but no more than, 35 hours per week and 10 weeks long. The internship is projected to run from the end of May 2024 through the end of July 2024. This timeline, internship duration, and time commitment per week can be adjusted based on the intern’s academic and professional schedule and the Foundation’s needs. This position is hybrid (remote/in-person at the Foundation’s New York City office), currently with two days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays) expected in the office. The hourly compensation rate is $20. The intern will also receive a 32-ride subway transit card ($94).

Responsibilities:

The intern will work over the course of the summer on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas and CUNY SPH’s fieldwork requirements. This fieldwork project will be developed collaboratively by the intern and NYHealth’s Program team. The intern will also undertake additional activities over the summer to advance the Foundation’s work, such as:

• Conducting literature reviews on health policy and public health issues (e.g., food is medicine, telehealth, veteran suicide prevention, migrant health) aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas.

• Analyzing past grantmaking of NYHealth and peer funders through scans, interviews, and other collection methods.

• Supporting the development of publications and presentations (e.g., op-eds, conference presentations, webinars, public comments, public testimonies to City Council).

• Participating in grant review and drafting of recommendations for Board approval.

• Taking on other programmatic and some administrative activities as appropriate.

NYHealth is committed to making the internship a positive experience to further an intern’s learning and professional development. The Foundation will provide opportunities for the intern to participate in local site visits with grantees and partners; other meetings and conferences; and mentorship and networking events.

Qualifications:

NYHealth seeks a graduate-level student pursuing a master’s degree in public health, health policy, or a related field at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. This position is ideal for students who are interested in learning about philanthropy; public health and health care; and policies and programs designed to advance NYHealth’s strategies related to healthy food, primary care, veterans’ health, and other signature initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to NYHealth’s mission and be fundamentally curious about health policy and public health issues. They should have excellent writing, research, communication, and database management skills. They should also have strong attention to detail, be able to multitask, and be able to work both cooperatively and independently under tight deadlines.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to internships@nyhealthfoundation.org and include “Summer Program Intern” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please describe your areas of interest aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas, state your preferred time commitment for the summer internship, and confirm that you are eligible to register for fieldwork with CUNY SPH in the summer 2024 term. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2024.

The New York Health Foundation welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and values having a diverse staff. Individuals from historically marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.


Position: Summer 2024 Fieldwork Placement for CAMBA, Inc. – Brooklyn YAS Coalition Member/Intern

Organization: CAMBA, Inc.

Program description: The Brooklyn YAS (Youth against Substance Misuse) Coalition is committed to creating community-level change that will reduce risk factors and promote protective factors that prevent substance misuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) and other youth in the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Williamsburg, and Bushwick. The coalition represents a diverse array of members from different sectors that are invested in preventing or delaying substance use initiation among LGBTQ+ and other youth.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Coalition Coordinator of CAMBA’s Brooklyn YAS Coalition and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass building the capacity of coalition members to undertake environmental change strategies that prevent substance misuse by LGBTQ+ youth.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2024 and students work on a project for 10 hours per week at minimum to fulfill the 180-hour requirement. The mode of work for this position will be in-person. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester.

Coalition Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating trainings/presentations for coalition and/or community members.
  • Collecting survey and interview data for community assessment.
  • Liaising with diverse sectors of the community to expand the reach of the coalition.
  • Recruiting, orienting, and employing strategies to retain coalition members.
  • Participation in coalition and subcommittee meetings.
  • Preparing marketing materials for the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Identification with, or interest in working with, LGBTQ+ youth community

To apply, please email your resume to elisek@camba.org.


Position: Summer 2024 Internship

Organization: The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG)

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) has a mission to improve the financing, delivery, and measurement of critical public services through research, technical assistance, and education.  They lead projects aimed at reforming the criminal justice system, measuring urban inequality, expanding the reach of social service providers, and more.

ISLG is looking to fulfill the below internship roles, with each role being unique to specific projects within the organization. These internships will run for approximately 10 weeks in the summer, at 35 hours/week. The pay rate is $20.00 – $25.00 and is designed for students currently enrolled in an applicable degree program at a CUNY school or have graduated from such a program within the last year.

For more detailed information on each role and to apply, please click through the links below. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2024.


Position: The Global Health Experiential Fellowship (GHEF)

Organization: Empower Through Health (ETH)

Empower Through Health (ETH) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that operates in Uganda and the United States. ETH operates a medical clinic, Mpunde Health Center, that provides basic primary health care to a catchment area in the Busoga Region (Eastern Uganda) that consists of over 70,000 people living across 54 rural villages. ETH works in Buyende District, a predominantly subsistence farming district with over 400,000 people (St. Louis City has 330,000) and one full-time practicing physician. There are no paved roads or electricity infrastructure in this district. ETH has treated over 30,000 patients since 2019 at Mpunde Health Center, where we conduct primary care, implement research studies, execute targeted public health interventions, and cultivate social enterprises to target social and cultural determinants of health. Additionally, through collaborations with researchers from Yale, such as Dr. Robert Rosenheck and Dr. Yang Jae Lee, and University of Bern, it develops innovative global health research programs to address gaps in global care.

ETH is committed to increasing access to healthcare services and public health resources for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. We are an interdisciplinary team of passionate and self-directed global citizens who strive to eliminate health obstacles by implementing evidence-based, scientifically proven interventions and developing novel, scalable solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing issues.

About the Experiential Fellowship:

The Empower Through Health (ETH) Experiential Fellowship is an eight-and-a-half-week hybrid program that gives students a unique opportunity to work on an intercultural team to conduct an immersive, collaborative project that targets a high-impact area in global health. Fellows will be placed on a team consisting of (approximately) three to five American students and two to three Ugandan students. 

Before the in-person experience, fellows will work with global health practitioners to develop prerequisite skills and background knowledge in key topics related to global medicine and public health, implementation science, and cultural sensitivity/humility, as well as develop specific scientific background knowledge related to their research project area of focus. Fellows will be expected to attend virtual orientation sessions that shall begin four weeks before the start of the fellowship. Then participants will live and work in Mpunde Village, Eastern Uganda for four and a half weeks with students from different universities to implement their projects, which may consist of research, community educational programs, and/or direct project implementation. Projects will be assigned to fellows based on their interests, anticipated career paths, and the needs of the organization. During the fellowship, participants will also benefit from daily mentoring and supervision from the ETH team. Upon completion of their project in Uganda, fellows will present their findings at the annual Global Health Equity Symposium. Additionally, motivated fellows will have the opportunity to continue their work by contributing to the manuscript writing, editing, and publishing process. ETH’s team of researchers will mentor fellows throughout this process. 

American and Ugandan fellows will be selected based on their perceived fit for the program through written applications and interviews with ETH’s team of volunteers and staff. Admission to the fellowship is granted on a rolling basis. Characteristics that ETH prioritizes when selecting fellows include resilience, adaptability, compassion, intercultural competence, and potential for leadership, among others. The fellows’ assigned projects will consist of a topic relevant to an organizational area of focus and within the realm of expertise of ETH volunteers, researchers, and principal investigators, to maximize the chance of future publication. We believe that this will enhance longitudinal learning as well as the sustainability of future projects. 

Purpose of the Experiential Fellowship:

We aim to provide fellows the opportunity to build a platform to advance their careers by developing skills in intercultural collaboration, organizational management, leadership, and research. Our goal is to provide an immersive, equitable, and even life-changing experience that encourages fellows to learn about vitally important issues in global health through guidance from experts, mentors, and directly from local communities themselves. We anticipate that the relationships and networks that fellows form during the summer will last over many years and become a valuable resource for future personal and professional development. This fellowship prioritizes the development of highly transferable skills that may serve as the foundation of a fruitful career in almost any field, particularly global health, medicine, basic science, or public health.

 Benefits of Being a Global Health Experiential Fellow:

  • Experience a unique, competitive fellowship in global health. 
  • Develop cultural responsiveness and competency. 
  • Gain research experience with support from global health and public health professionals. 
  • Forge lasting relationships with other Ugandan and American students and community members. 
  • Learn transferable skills in implementation science and global health practice.
  • Become immersed in a new culture very foreign to most Americans. 
  • Appreciate the country’s beauty through optional trips to see natural wonders and possibly a safari.

Requirements & Eligibility Criteria of the Global Health Experiential Fellowship:

Applicants must be:

  1. Enrolled or completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program; students from all backgrounds are welcome.
  2. Driven by an innate passion for global social justice, concern for health inequity in vulnerable communities, and a desire to identify and rectify root causes of poor health outcomes. 
  3. A team builder who will focus on forming inclusive, collaborative groups; a team player with a passion for empowering the vulnerable.
  4. Able to be proactive and take ownership over their learning both in person during the fellowship and virtually during pre-orientation/post-fellowship sessions. 

Objectives of the Global Health Experiential Fellowship:

Fellows will:

  1. Deepen their understanding of a global health topic in which ETH has background and expertise. 
  2. Be supported to become up-to-date on current best practices and available literature. 
  3. Undertake a combination of self-directed and guided learning in areas related to their global health focus area.
  4. Build relationships with students and community members from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 
  5. Develop an understanding of a wider variety of human experiences and conditions.
  6. Become motivated to act as a strong advocate for global equity and energized by a sense of empowerment to use their talents to actualize a fairer, more just world.

Terms and Conditions of the Fellowship: 

  1. The program cost of the fellowship is $2679 for American students and $0 for Ugandan students.
  2. ETH will provide mentors and advisors with relevant expertise in the project field, both abroad and locally on the ground in Uganda. Advisors will construct the project and supervise the implementation of the project. 
  3. Fellows are expected to commit 40 hours each week while on the ground to implement the research projects and other tasks related to the fellowship objectives.
  4. Fellows are expected to attend and actively participate in weekly virtual orientation sessions before traveling to Uganda.
  5. Fellows are not entitled to wages or any monetary compensation for the time spent in the fellowship.
  6. ETH will provide accommodation, food, transportation, water, airport pick-up, and security at no extra cost on both the weekdays and weekends to American fellows for the duration of the fellowship. However, if American fellows decide to take optional trips away from the project site during the weekends, these costs will not be covered by ETH.
  7. ETH will provide accommodation, food, transportation, water, and security at no extra tuition on weekdays to Ugandan fellows for the duration of their fellowship.
  8. ETH will provide necessary project implementation costs, such as hiring community health workers, project-related transportation, and staff salaries at no extra cost.
  9. ETH will provide orientation sessions and global health didactics at no extra cost.
  10. ETH will NOT provide costs for visas, health insurance, travel medicine appointments, optional weekend costs, and airplane tickets.

Application Process: The link to the 2024 application can be found here. The application consists of three short-answer essays which will be used to assess an applicant’s potential program fit. Applicants will subsequently be invited to interview with ETH’s team. These virtual interviews shall last approximately 30 minutes and take place over Google Meet. Interview scheduling is flexible, however, we believe that it is important for both an American and Ugandan presence to be represented during interviews. Please keep in mind that the East Africa Time zone is seven to ten hours ahead of most American time zones, so interviews are likely to be offered in the mornings. After completing the interview process, applicants will receive communication via email regarding admissions decisions. 

Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit early to maximize their chances of acceptance. Once ETH reaches capacity for the Global Health Experiential Fellowship, the initiation of a waitlist will commence. At this point, the online application will be modified to reflect this development, and applicants will be notified if a spot becomes available or encouraged to re-apply the following year. 

Fellowship Contact Information:

For logistical questions, please contact admin@ethealth.org 

Fellowship Co-Director: Mr. Kazungu Rauben

Email: kazungu@ethealth.org 

Phone: +256 783 963507


Position: Summer 2024 Fellow

Organization: CUNY Food Justice Leadership Fellowship

Are you a student looking to make an impact on food justice in New York City? Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills and connect with experts in the field? Then, consider applying to the CUNY Food Justice Leadership (CFJL) Fellowship!

This program is designed to offer opportunities for continued training and participation in a variety of food-centered civic activities for emerging food justice leaders across the city and state. This program is ideal for students who are passionate and looking to strengthen their food justice leadership skills.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for the program, you must: Be between the ages of 18-25 Be an incoming or current student in NY with preference given to those with less than 30 academic credits Meet standards for good academic standing (i.e., a cumulative GPA of 2.0+) Have ~200 hours (paid or unpaid) of documented involvement in social justice activities or community service, with preference for food justice experience.

Program Details:

Application opens: February 26, 2024

Application closes: April 14, 2024

Fellowship dates: June-August 2024

Weekly schedule: One day/week of in-person classroom learning at the CUNY Graduate School of Public & Health Policy (50 W 125th St) Three days/week of hybrid experiential learning at community-based internship sites. All fellows will receive a generous stipend for participation and completion of the program.

Required Documents:

For your application to be considered complete for review, you must submit:

  • Completed application (link below)
  • Unofficial school transcript (PDF) (Current students can send their most recent transcript) (Incoming students can send their HS or transfer college transcripts)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your social justice, and/or leadership skills.

Visit our website: tinyurl.com/CFJLFellowship

Email: eman.faris@sph.cuny.edu


Position: Summer 2024 Fieldwork Placement for UnLocal, Inc. – UnLocal Pro Se plus Fellow

Organization: UnLocal, Inc.

Program Description:

UnLocal, Inc. is a community-centered non-profit organization that provides direct immigration legal representation and community education to New York City’s undocumented immigrant communities. There will also be an opportunity to work closely with the immigrant community of NYC and attend policy meetings that affect said community.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Pro Se Plus Project of UnLocal, Inc. and help ensure the team meets more significant program goals and deliverables promptly and effectively. The position’s responsibilities encompass administrative duties and compiling data from our PSPP.

This is a fieldwork position totaling 180 hours from May 2024 to July 2024 (20 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer semester.

Stipend: $2,000

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Assist with Administrative Work of Legal Clinics:

○ Help with scheduling appointments, managing client intake forms, and maintaining client records.

○ Prepare and organize necessary paperwork and documents for legal consultations and follow-up appointments.

○ Assist in coordinating logistical aspects of legal clinics, such as setting up equipment and ensuring a welcoming environment for clients.

Support the PSPP Project:

○ Aid in the coordination and management of the PSPP clients.

○ Assist in matching attorneys with clients in need of legal assistance.

○ Help maintain communication with volunteer attorneys and provide them with necessary resources and support.

Organize and Assist with Legal Clinics:

○ Work closely with staff members to ensure smooth operations during legal clinics.

○ Assist attorneys and paralegals in preparing for client consultations and workshops.

○ Provide logistical support during clinics, including setting up equipment, managing sign-in sheets, and coordinating interpreter services.

Data Entry and Reporting:

○ Assist in maintaining accurate records and databases related to client information, services provided, and outcomes.

○ Help compile data and prepare reports on clinic activities, client demographics, and project progress as needed.

Qualifications:

● Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

● Must speak Spanish and/or French

● Passionate about immigrant rights and social justice issues.

● Excellent organizational and time-management skills with a strong attention to detail.

● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse populations, including clients, volunteers, and staff.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new software systems.

● Prior experience with administrative tasks or working in a legal or nonprofit setting is preferred but optional.

To apply, please email your resume to Adrian@unlocal.org.


Position: Summer 2024 Intern

Organization: Harlem United

Harlem United is interested in partnering with the School of Public Health and offering an MPH, MS or DPH student an opportunity to complete their fieldwork project at our site. Please see below for information about the organization and our proposed project.

Organization Description:

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Preceptor Contact Information:

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Project Description:

Harlem United’s Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) conducts an annual Patient Satisfaction Survey to collect input from patients of the primary care, behavioral health, and dental clinics, regarding their satisfaction with our health services and recommendations for improvement. This fieldwork project will involve administering the electronic/paper patient satisfaction survey to patients, conducting at least one focus group with patients, data analysis and a summary report with recommendations for improvement to our services based on findings from the survey and focus groups.

Student Qualifications:

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies and techniques
  • Able to work onsite at Harlem United’s FQHC for data collection.
  • Able to work remotely and independently when not needed onsite.
  • Able to speak Spanish and/or French a plus
  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus

Application Instructions:

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate the project description when applying.

Position: Summer 2024 Intern

Organization: Harlem United

Harlem United is interested in partnering with the School of Public Health and offering an MPH, MS or DPH student an opportunity to complete their fieldwork project at our site. Please see below for information about the organization and our proposed project.

Organization Description:

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Preceptor Contact Information:

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Project Description:

Harlem United’s FQHC includes a mobile medical unit (MMU) that travels to various locations throughout upper Manhattan and the South Bronx to provide primary medical care to at-risk individuals who otherwise would not visit a traditional, brick and mortar medical facility. The aim of this project is to analyze the efficacy of this intervention overall and by site location. The student will examine the cost/benefit of the MMU based on the # of patients who engage in primary care (return for follow-up medical visits), access diagnostic treatment for a chronic condition, are referred for and access other services (medical or social), or other health outcome indicators to be determined.

Student Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Strong data analytical skills and experience with statistical software.
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team

Application Instructions:

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate the project description when applying.

Position: Summer 2024 Intern

Organization: Harlem United

Harlem United is interested in partnering with the School of Public Health and offering an MPH, MS or DPH student an opportunity to complete their fieldwork project at our site. Please see below for information about the organization and our proposed project.

Organization Description:

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Preceptor Contact Information:

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Project Description:

Since 2020, Harlem United has been collecting standardized comprehensive baseline assessment and 6-month reassessment data on clients enrolled in our supportive services programs. Thus, we have several years of secondary data that can be analyzed to examine the impact of our services on clients and client outcomes. The fieldwork project would entail analyzing the data and writing a final report summarizing key findings.

The fieldwork student would be responsible for:

  • Cleaning assessment data and preparing it for data analysis.
  • Identifying 2-3 research questions that can be answered from the data set. Questions could be related to how clients change over time (e.g., stabilize, reduce risk) and/or correlations between variables such as housing status and HIV viral load
  • Analyze data based on each research question
  • Write a final report summarizing key findings and recommendations for improvement to our services

Student Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Strong data analytical skills and experience with statistical software
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team

Application Instructions:

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate the project description when applying.

Position: Summer 2024 Fieldwork Placement for NYS Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal

Organization: Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal- New York’s 47th State Senate District

Program Description:

Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal represents New York’s 47th State Senate District, which covers much of the west side of Manhattan the neighborhoods of the West Village, Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the Upper West Side. He was first elected in November 2012 after having spent more than 20 years as a Democratic grassroots activist in the communities he represents. Senator Hoylman-Sigal currently serves as Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Applicants should be friendly, professional, and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates are self-starters who have strong writing, research, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a passion for government.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The program is based in his district office in New York City where community and constituent affairs is done. The Constituent Affairs Fellow will work directly with Senator Hoylman-Sigal’s constituents to resolve individual cases and larger community issues. The Fellow will work with contacts at numerous city and state agencies to resolve a multitude of community issues, including housing access, social services coordination, and transportation issues. The Fellow will also assist the office with various other tasks, including administrative support, representing the Senator at community events and meetings, taking notes, assisting staff on special projects, organizing community events, and compiling press clips and constituent resources.

For Summer candidates, one project will include rewriting and updating Senator Hoylman-Sigal’s Senior Resource Guide (his most popular and requested guide) to reflect his new district and meet the needs of his constituents. Compiling this guide will require understanding the district and neighborhoods, learning about our constituents, and identifying the most useful resources to include in the guide. It is essential that someone be organized, detail-oriented, thorough, able to check their work, and be able to meet deadlines.

There are numerous other project opportunities depending on the skillset / interests of a candidate. For example, for someone versed in statistics and programming, you might be asked collect and synthesize data to create reports and support our legislative and press operations.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours. We are an in-person office with flexibility for remote on a case-by-case basis.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Resolve constituent cases by liaising city and state agencies for housing, social services, transportation, and other matters

• Provide administrative support such as answering phones,

• Attend and take notes at meetings and events

• Assist with special projects, organizing community events, and compiling resources for constituents

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Friendly and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

• Successful candidates are self-starters who have strong writing, research, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a passion for government.

To apply, please email your resume to Wekselba@nysenate.gov. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: 2024 Summer Intern

Organization: NYC Office of the Mayor

About the Program:

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides participants with the chance to gain valuable experience while helping to take on the challenges that our residents face and develop innovative solutions to build a better tomorrow. This unique opportunity allows interns to have hands on experience working on Mayoral and NYC agencies initiatives, projects, tasks, processes and/or procedures.

Opportunities:

Internships are available for High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Culinary, and Law students. All Office of the Mayor Internship Program positions are paid. Selected Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on Mayoral and NYC agencies initiatives, projects, tasks, processes and/or procedures. The internship will provide students with exposure to city government, workplace skills development and networking opportunities. A limited number of positions are available for current high school and matriculated college and university students.

Recruitment and Program Timeline:

Application Period: February 23, 2024 – March 31, 2024 (11:59pm)

Program Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

End of Internship Program: Friday, August 16, 2024

Salary:

High School Students: $16/Hour

Undergraduate College Students: $16/Hour

Graduate Students: $17/Hour

Visit the link below for additional detailed information: http://on.nyc.gov/nycmointernship

Additional Inquires/Questions: Please forward your inquires and questions to: interns@cityhall.nyc.gov

To Apply: http://on.nyc.gov/nycmointernship


Position: Reproductive Justice/Human Rights Research Assistant for Dean Terry McGovern

Organization: CUNY SPH

Job Description:

This is a part-time position of 15 hours per week to start as soon as possible (end date is ongoing). This is a hybrid role with some in-person and some remote days.

Under the routine supervision of the SPH Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs or her designee, the Reproductive Justice/ Human Rights RA will perform simple to moderately complex research, investigation, or analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually; work under varying degrees of supervision depending on the scope and complexity of the project or assignment. Assist in gathering information for and preparing abstracts, literature reviews, reports, briefs, op-eds, journal articles, emails, letters, advocacy campaigns, and other internal and external communications and publications. Assist in planning meetings, conferences, and events and in preparing and disseminating publications and web-based and social media communication about research findings.

Other Duties:

· Develops presentations, namely PowerPoints of research and deliverables.

· Assists in coordinating projects and managing timelines for deliverables, including publication submission, review, and revision processes.

· Follows protocols for gathering qualitative and/or quantitative data, coding data or information, analyzing data, maintaining data security, and archiving data as needed.

· Assists in designing measures and systems to track and results for routine projects.

· Keeps accurate, well-organized records.

· Performs the duties of lower-level positions as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

· Intellectual and practical understanding of global public health issues, particularly as they relate to gender justice and sexual and reproductive justice, and/or environmental justice.

· Ability to comprehend and act on assignments of varying complexity.

· Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and communicate it effectively.

· Ability to handle multiple assignments of moderate complexity.

· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally with researcher team

members, partners entities, study participants, and in presenting findings for internal and

external audiences.

· Ability to use effectively basic office and qualitative research software and web-based

technology, as needed.

· Knowledge of diverse sources for finding information in the field.

· Ability to take direction and work as part of a team as well as independently.

Qualifications: Either have or be pursuing a master’s degree in public health, law, or a related field from the CUNY School of Public Health, and at least (3) years of additional research experience pertinent to the scope and complexity of the project. The Reproductive Justice/ Human Rights RA must be a careful, concise writer who pays attention to sourcing and can work independently.

For more information, visit this job posting on Handshake here


Position: Summer Interns – Grant Programs

Organization: CUNY SPH-NYHealth

NYHealth Background:

The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) is a private and independent foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially people of color and others who have been historically marginalized. NYHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $300 million in assets and a $15 million annual grants and operations budget.

NYHealth is committed to making grants and making a difference beyond grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice; spreading effective programs to improve the health system; serving as a convener of health leaders across the State; and providing technical assistance to grantees and partners. Today, the Foundation concentrates its initiatives on three priority areas: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Primary Care; and Veterans’ Health. NYHealth also engages in responsive grantmaking through a Special Projects Fund.

Position Summary:

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) summer intern at NYHealth will work primarily with the Foundation’s Program team, including the Vice President of Programs, Program Officers, and Program Assistants. The Program team is responsible for developing, reviewing, and managing grants that further the Foundation’s priority areas listed above. The intern will also collaborate with staff from the Foundation’s Policy & Research, Communications, and Grants Management teams.

Over the course of the summer, the intern will work on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas—to be developed collaboratively by the intern and the NYHealth Program team. The intern will also contribute to the Foundation’s work to, for instance, help shape future grantmaking through research and planning, contribute to written materials that advance program strategies through media and policy forums, and attend meetings with stakeholders. This position is ideal for graduate-level students interested in learning about programmatic and policy solutions in the Foundation’s priority areas. It also offers interns exposure to the field of health philanthropy.

The internship will be up to, but no more than, 35 hours per week and 10 weeks long. The internship is projected to run from the end of May 2024 through the end of July 2024. This timeline, internship duration, and time commitment per week can be adjusted based on the intern’s academic and professional schedule and the Foundation’s needs. This position is hybrid (remote/in-person at the Foundation’s New York City office), currently with two days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays) expected in the office. The hourly compensation rate is $20. The intern will also receive a 32-ride subway transit card ($94).

Responsibilities:

The intern will work over the course of the summer on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas and CUNY SPH’s fieldwork requirements. This fieldwork project will be developed collaboratively by the intern and NYHealth’s Program team. The intern will also undertake additional activities over the summer to advance the Foundation’s work, such as:

· Conducting literature reviews on health policy and public health issues (e.g., food is medicine, telehealth, veteran suicide prevention, migrant health) aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas.

· Analyzing past grantmaking of NYHealth and peer funders through scans, interviews, and other collection methods.

· Supporting the development of publications and presentations (e.g., op-eds, conference presentations, webinars, public comments, public testimonies to City Council).

· Participating in grant review and drafting of recommendations for Board approval.

· Taking on other programmatic and some administrative activities as appropriate.

NYHealth is committed to making the internship a positive experience to further an intern’s learning and professional development. The Foundation will provide opportunities for the intern to participate in local site visits with grantees and partners; other meetings and conferences; and mentorship and networking events.

Qualifications:

NYHealth seeks a graduate-level student pursuing a master’s degree in public health, health policy, or a related field at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. This position is ideal for students who are interested in learning about philanthropy; public health and health care; and policies and programs designed to advance NYHealth’s strategies related to healthy food, primary care, veterans’ health, and other signature initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to NYHealth’s mission and be fundamentally curious about health policy and public health issues. They should have excellent writing, research, communication, and database management skills. They should also have strong attention to detail, be able to multitask, and be able to work both cooperatively and independently under tight deadlines.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to internships@nyhealthfoundation.org and include “Summer Program Intern” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please describe your areas of interest aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas, state your preferred time commitment for the summer internship, and confirm that you are eligible to register for fieldwork with CUNY SPH in the summer 2024 term. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2024.

The New York Health Foundation welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and values having a diverse staff. Individuals from historically marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.


Position: Workforce Wellness Program Intern – Summer 2024

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Program Description:

NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst is the second oldest municipal hospital in NYC serving the most diverse community in the world. Ranked by US News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in the areas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Orthopedics, Pneumonia, and Heart Attack. The Workforce Wellness Program at NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst aims to support staff wellbeing across 8 domains – Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. It serves as a resource for staff during times of crisis and the Workforce Wellness team work hard to partner with frontline staff to identify and conduct performance improvement initiatives and other opportunities to improve staff and patient experience. The flagship program is Helping Healers Heal, a peer to peer staff support program created to address the emotional and psychological needs of hospital staff, including but not limited to, acute reactions to unanticipated and adverse work-related events, reactions to stress, secondary, vicarious, and complex traumatization, as well as compassion fatigue and burnout.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Chief Wellness Officer and Wellness Program Director of NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the initiatives of the Wellness Program.

This is an in-person fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2024 during the hours of Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a $25 per hour stipend with a max of 21 hours per week.

Workforce Wellness Program Inter Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Assist with data collection to identify high yield areas for new initiatives.

• Assist with data collection and analysis of overall staff wellbeing

• Conduct performance improvement projects.

• Research involvement and collection of data.

• Assist in the coordination of wellness events and programing.

• Facilitate a wellness event in accordance to the guidelines of the eight dimensions of wellness.

• Management of the staff Wellness Center, participation in wellness events, and rounding.

Potential area of specific project involvement available to Workforce Wellness Program Interns:

· Creation and oversight of conduction and analysis of hospital-wide wellbeing assessment

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Interest in healthcare and willingness to learn.

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with others.

• Proficiency in excel and survey monkey.

To apply, please email your resume to ELMWellness@nychhc.org (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: The Reducetarian Fellowship

Organization: Reducetarian Foundation

The Reducetarian Fellowship is designed to foster a more diverse, sustainable, and impactful movement by empowering bright, passionate, and ambitious young advocates and innovators to transform our food system.

This exciting new program is for exceptional New York City and Washington DC-area undergraduate and graduate students who are eager to create a more sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. The one-year experience is designed to equip and encourage students to pursue a career focused on combating industrial animal agriculture. Each fellow receives a $7,500 stipend to support their participation in the program, and one-on-one mentorship from Fellowship staff throughout the year.

The first component of the Fellowship runs from September to May, and is concurrent with the fellows’ regular academic studies. Our curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore foundational ideas and cutting-edge strategies through seminars with scholars, activists, and other leaders in the field. It also allows students to develop their professional skills and network through workshops with specialized experts.

The second component of the Fellowship runs from June to August, when Fellows will put their learning to direct use in a 10-week summer residency at a partner organization. The residency is an immersive learning experience that will give Fellows first-hand experience with some of the most impactful work in food system reform and innovation.

A central goal of this program is to increase the representation of marginalized groups in the mainstream movement to reform the food system. We thus encourage BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, students who have been impacted by the criminal legal system, and low-income students to apply, as well as other students with reduced access to resources and opportunities for any reason.

• One-year program for undergrad and grad students

• $7,500 stipend per fellow

• Seminars and workshops with experts and leaders

• Individualized mentorship and guidance

• Summer internship at a partner organization

• Lifetime access to a growing alumni network

Join the movement to transform the food system!

Apply now: reducetarian.org/fellowship

Applications close March 31, 2024.


Position: John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

Organization: NYC Emergency Management

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is a student fellowship devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides ten graduate students in the New York City area with the opportunity to complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in a New York City government agency or non-profit organization. The 2024-25 participating agencies are:

• NYC Emergency Management Department

• NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

• NYC Department of Environmental Protection

• NYC Police Department

• NYC Housing Authority

• NYC Fire Department

• The American Red Cross of Greater New York

Sponsored by the New York City Emergency Management Department, the program was established by the family and friends of the late John D. Solomon, an accomplished journalist who focused on homeland security and other public policy issues. A devoted public servant and active member of his local NYC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), John was a passionate advocate of emergency preparedness and resilience, and originated In Case of Emergency, Read Blog — A Citizen’s Eye View of Preparedness.

Who Are the Fellows?

Fellows are current graduate students residing in the NYC metro area who are pursuing degrees in Public Administration, Public Health, Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Policy, or other related fields.

What do Fellows do?

Fellows engage in a wide variety of activities including representing their agency at community and local government meetings, undertaking various individual and agency-directed projects, organizing and participating in community service projects, and overall working toward enhancing the preparedness and resilience of New York City.

The 2024-25 academic year marksthe 13th year of the fellowship program. In total, the program has welcomed 100 fellows into 14 different agencies and organizations. Over 50% of fellowship alumni have moved on to careers in New York City government. Many have also found exciting professions with nonprofit organizations, and in emergency management and public service-related fields around the world.

To Apply The application, eligibility requirements, and selection details can be found online beginning January 29 at http://www.nyc.gov/johndsolomonfellowship.

Applications must be received by midnight on March 17, 2024.


Position: Summer 2024 Internship

Organization: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a dynamic organization that plays a pivotal role in shaping our region’s transportation infrastructure.  PANYNJ oversees major airports, seaports, bridges, tunnels, and transportation hubs, contributing significantly to the economic vitality of the New York metropolitan area. Offering a diverse range of opportunities for students and entry-level positions, the Port Authority provides a unique platform to kickstart a career in fields such as engineering, finance, operations, and more.

The Port Authority is seeking Summer 2024 internship applications in several departments, including Human Resources, Operations, Data Analysis, and Engineering. Students who are interested should view and complete the applications related to corresponding roles listed here.

  • Most internships run for 12 weeks during the summer (ending 08/23/24), and are hybrid-work arrangements with in-person work locations throughout the NYC metro area.  (Required orientation session to be held in late May for some positions, at a PANYNJ location.)
  • Hourly salary range: $17.20-$28.85, depending on type of role.
  • To be considered for the program, applicants must attach a resume and brief statement of interest as described in the job posting, in addition to completing the application linked on the PANYNJ site.

Position: Summer 2024 Internship

Organization: Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Total Rewards

Korn Ferry’s Summer 2024 Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to learn, develop and grow within a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

Korn Ferry invests in future talent and provides a pathway to become a future leader within the firm. Our Summer 2024 Internship Program will begin in June 2024 and will be 10 weeks in duration. New York will be one of six cities offering internship programs across North America, as well as other cities around the world. This cohort will be provided with real world experiences, weekly virtual and in-office events, exciting project work, as well as coaching, mentoring and development. Having exposure to industry leaders who are well-respected within their industry is just the beginning of this fantastic program!

Students who are tracking towards a 3.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for our Intern program, you should be a current junior enrolled in a 4-year program or a first-year graduate degree student enrolled in a 2-year program. This is a hybrid working opportunity and is structured for you to work in the New York office at least three days per week.

20.00 USD

Korn Ferry Benefits

The Korn Ferry Cares Wellbeing Platform offers Employees health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment), Critical Illness, Accident Injury, Hospital Indemnity, and Legal Insurance.  Employees are eligible to enroll in Korn Ferry’s Tax Deferred Savings plan 401(k).  Employee Stock Purchase Program is available to all permanent employees who work 20 hours or more after 6 months of service. 

Employees are eligible to receive a total of 15 days vacation annually plus paid time off for 16 company holidays. Full time eligible employees will accrue sick time commencing on the first date of employment at the rate of 3.33 hours per pay period for an annualized maximum of 80 hours.

Internal Mobility at Korn Ferry

If you currently work for Korn Ferry or one of our affiliates, you must be eligible to apply for a different position within Korn Ferry to use the Careers Site. If you accept such a position, your benefits programs and Human Resources policies may change. Please consult with your HR contact for the new position concerning application eligibility, including any immigration/visa needs, benefit programs, and HR policies applicable to that position.

Korn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative

Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply, visit the link here.


Position: Student Intern Level II- Summer ’24

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Elmhurst is now accepting Summer Internship applications for Summer 2024! This year 10 interns will be selected in different departments in the hospital.  Below are the departments:

a) Operations

b) Finance

c) Health Equity

d) Patient Experience

e) Office of Chief Executive Officer

f) Office of Chief Medical Officer

g) Government Relations

h) Global Health Initiative

i) Utilization Management

j) Regulatory Department


Position: Research Volunteer- Summer ’24

Organization: Global Doctors for Choice (GDC)

Program Description: Founded in 2007, GDC contributes the voice of medicine and science in international policy deliberations and to civil society advocacy efforts. GDC supports physician-led Partner Organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Rwanda, and South Korea, and transforms individual doctors into skilled advocates who are part of a powerful social movement for systemic change. The organization fosters transnational collaboration, support, and the exchange of best practices in reproductive health advocacy by connecting physicians from all over the world and from all medical disciplines. GDC advocates for access to comprehensive reproductive health and rights and defends women’s autonomy to control their reproductive lives.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the executive director of GDC to drive forward the mission of the organization by aiding primarily in the Health Exception Project. The goal of the Health Exception Project is to support doctors with resources to navigate health exception laws to effectively support their patients and expand abortion access. Even in places where abortion is highly restricted, it is often legally available through health exception laws, which allow for abortion in the case of substantial risk to the health or life of the pregnant person.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 8-10 hours/week. The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester.

Research Volunteer Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Collaborate with GDC’s Health Exception Committee on gathering evidence from global partners about the understanding and application of health exception laws, and strategies to expand its interpretation. The information and analysis will inform various products, such as publications, slide sets for local presentations as well as regional convenings to discuss successful approaches and develop locally-oriented action plans. This work is consistent with GDC’s thought leadership role and use of evidence to support strategies to expand access to care.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public health, or careers as a health professional

• Students with some experience in practical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methods are encouraged to apply

• Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Email inquiries to hannah.lathan@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Policy Intern

Organization: The New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU)

About PEU:

The New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model for government outreach, using community organizing principles to re-envision how the City provides services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than expecting constituents to navigate a complex City bureaucracy to get the help they need, PEU adopts grassroots tactics to meet residents where they are–at their doors and on their phones, in their social media feeds and in their communities. PEU combines this proactive outreach with comprehensive case management, and in doing so, combats disillusionment and builds long-term relationships between New Yorkers and their government.

PEU’s services are delivered by four outreach teams:

● Tenant Support Unit: Provides free information on tenants’ rights, assistance navigating housing-related issues, and connection resources including the Tenant Resource Portal, anti-eviction legal assistance, and rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs.

● Home Support Unit: Conducts outreach to rental owners and brokers in order to identify vacant homes for New Yorkers living in City homeless shelters.

● GetCoveredNYC: Provides free assistance for New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income.

● Special Projects Team: Leverages interagency resources, City staff volunteers, and technology in agile and creative ways to design and implement new outreach strategies for the City’s most pressing initiatives.

In addition to helping New Yorkers every day through core programs, PEU has been front and center of vital COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida recovery and relief efforts, as well as other events with significant impact on low-income New Yorkers.

Job Description:

PEU policy interns work 25 hours per week in the Chelsea office and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Director of Policy, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Policy Analysts, while building professional skills. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

● Scanning and compiling daily media reports for stories relevant to PEU’s core work

● Researching and tracking relevant pending legislation

● Entering, tracking, and analyzing data sets

● Joining team meetings, working groups, and program planning sessions

● Assisting staff with special projects

● Providing regular written and verbal reports of events, meetings, or hearings

Qualifications:

● Current student or recent graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

● Willingness to learn, adapt and problem solve

● Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested candidates may submit cover letters and résumés here.


Position: Ruth Wooden Fellowship- Cannabis Equity

Organization: The Harlem Health Initiative & CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Ruth Wooden Fellowship Award in Health Communications for Social Change: 

About the Funder – Ruth Wooden After a meritorious 40-year career in marketing and public policy communications, Ruth Wooden retired in 2011. Early in her career she worked at the Ralston Purina Company and NW Ayer Advertising. In 1987 Ms. Wooden was elected President of the Advertising Council, the nation’s leading provider of public service advertising campaigns for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Later, she served as the advertising coordinator for Senator Bill Bradley’s Presidential campaign and in the social marketing practice at Porter Novelli. From 2003 until her retirement she served as President of Public Agenda, the New York City-based research and public policy think tank founded by social scientist Dan Yankelovich and Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.

SUMMARY OF WORK NEEDED BY ORGANIZATION: 

HHI is seeking a student to assist in the development of its Cannabis Equity & Health educational series for public health and health care professionals. The series aims to address the importance of adequately communicating information and dissuading misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization, regulation, economics, health impact, and safe use. By using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the content for the series and other cannabis equity projects under HHI will be created by first listening to the community and then tailoring messaging to their needs. The student intern would help to:

  • Conduct key interviews with community members and partners
  • Curate the content of series episodes
  • Provide guidance on how content is communicated to attendees
  • Incorporate methods for attendees to relay information to their constituents (i.e. patients, community members) within series content and supplemental resources
  • Collaborate on visual communication tools (e.g., presentation slide decks)
  • Collaborate with speakers/presenters from various organizations and public health and/or healthcare backgrounds

These tasks will be conducted over the course of the semester under the supervision of the HHI team with weekly check-ins plus additional meetings as necessary.

EXPECTED GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The goal of this internship is for the capstone student to use their health communication skills to assist our team in education professionals and the best methods and importance of communicating cannabis information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year commitment (Spring 2024 – Fall 2024) commitment for a stipend of $2,500.
  • Hybrid: Student must be based in NYC. Several episodes of the series will be hybrid and require in-person attendance.
  • Must be available for mandatory orientation at the start of the semester with at least one day being in-person (dates to be determined).
  • Must commit to at least 3 canvassing sessions of Harlem (one for each community board) for the Spring 2024 semester. Canvassing generally occurs on weekends.
  • This fellowship is geared towards master’s students on the Health Communications for Social Change track, but strong applicants in other CUNY SPH MS/MPH programs may be considered.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend in-person partner events as interested.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake and include your program of study. For questions, email us at HarlemHealth@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Summer ’24 Student Fieldwork

Organization: Healthy CUNY & CUNY CARES

Preceptors: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor, Healthy CUNY Faculty Director and Patti Lamberson, MPH, Healthy CUNY Deputy Director

Organization and Project Overview: Healthy CUNY is a university wide initiative based at the CUNY School of Public Health. The initiative is led by Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and co-sponsored by the CUNY Chancellor’s Office. Its goal is to ensure that all CUNY students have access to the support, services and resources that enable them to prevent or manage health or social problems that can disrupt their academic success. Since 2006, Healthy CUNY has worked on issues including diabetes prevention and management, food security, CUNY tobacco policy, and access to health insurance and affordable health care, including mental health services and sexual and reproductive health services.

This project is connected to CUNY CARES (Comprehensive Access to Resources for Essential Services) Bronx Demonstration Project, an initiative sponsored by the CUNY Chancellor’s Office, Bronx Community, Hostos Community and Lehman Colleges, and Healthy CUNY. Launched in Fall 2023, CUNY CARES (Comprehensive Access to Resources and Essential Services) is a new model for helping CUNY students find the campus and community-based services they need to meet their essential needs. Based on a 2022-23 needs assessment and a review of relevant literature, CUNY CARES has defined four essential needs: food security, housing stability, access to health care and access to mental health services. Our research shows that lack of one or more of these basic needs can undermine the academic success of CUNY students and that 50% of the students enrolled on the Bronx campuses in Fall 2022 had two or more unmet needs for these four essentials.

Description of Proposed Projects: Fieldwork projects for Summer 2024 will focus on the topics of 1) access to healthcare, including primary care and sexual and reproductive health care, and 2) mental health options for Bronx CUNY students. Fieldwork students will work independently or with 2-3 other MPH candidates on one of the projects outlined below to develop opportunities and activities for Healthy CUNY student peer Advocates and Navigators and for Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES more broadly. This work will build on previous Healthy CUNY initiatives and fieldwork projects and set the stage for future projects.

Students will consult with preceptors prior to beginning fieldwork placement to determine the fieldwork assignment that aligns with each student’s interest, training, and experience as well as the current needs of the program.

1. Access to healthcare: Primary care and sexual and reproductive health:

After a review of previous Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES research and policy papers that address the healthcare needs of CUNY students and relevant City, State and National policies that affect access to health care, such as Medicaid policy, abortion access, and other current health care policy issues, students will conduct an environmental scan of a) primary care sites, and b) sexual and reproductive health care sites in the Bronx within the communities where Bronx CUNY students reside.

Proposed deliverables:

1. Based on previous Healthy CUNY environmental scans, create a data collection tool and inventory of primary care and SRH providers in the Bronx. The scan will identify specialty services such as young adult health, pre-natal and abortion care; rules/hours for engaging students; referral protocols; and maps for 3-5 sites within each identified Bronx area zip code and borough wide.

2. With preceptors and CARES investigators, develop key informant interview questions and conduct interviews with key staff of the above identified clinics/organizations (Both Bronx wide and zip code specific).

3. Based on the scan and interviews, develop recommendations for developing education/awareness of available community services, and potential for community partnerships and referral protocols for Bronx CUNY students. Present findings and recommendations to preceptors, faculty/student research team, and related CUNY CARES and Bronx Campus teams (i.e., Advocates/Navigators; Capacity Building and New Resources, and Community Partnerships pillar teams).

2. Mental Health Role of support groups in promoting mental health of college students

This project will focus on the mental health needs of college students and finding alternatives to care as an option for those who don’t want or can’t find individual therapy. The following are proposed deliverables for Summer 2024.

1. Review academic literature and previous Healthy CUNY and related reports, assessments, and policy recommendations to understand the range of mental health issues facing college students, and existing services available to address the mental health needs of young adults with a focus on support groups. Identify existing studies, CUNY and other university reports describing support groups as an alternative to care in the college setting.

2. Identify CUNY and outside organizations that provide support groups for young adults with a focus on college students. Develop interview questions and conduct key informant interviews with staff and student leaders of 8-10 organizations/groups. Summarize findings in a report with recommendations for further research.

3. With guidance from preceptors and Healthy CUNY investigators, propose research questions, methods and protocols and create a preliminary application to CUNY Institutional Review Board (IRB).

4. Present findings and recommendations for next steps to Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES implementation and evaluation teams.

Fieldwork students will be expected to participate in regular meetings with the project preceptors and Healthy CUNY faculty and student research team. Tasks, responsibilities, and timeline for completing project deliverables may be modified depending on the student/group and divided among group members.

Email inquiries to patricia.lamberson@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Per Diem Student Research Intern

Organization: The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

Position Summary:

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking to hire a per diem student research intern. This position includes finding resources and reviewing literature to help with current and future health equity research initiatives focused on nutrition and food systems. This position is contingent upon continued availability of grant funds.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Literature reviews – Conduct literature reviews on farmer/farmworker health and medical student food insecurity, develop one page summary on each.

2. Scoping review – Lead a scoping review on women’s nutrition over the life course: develop search term strategies with medical school librarian; screen title, abstracts, and full text articles; data extraction; manuscript writing.

3. Qualitative interviewing, coding and analysis.

4. Other research-related activities as needed (e.g., reviewing surveys, pulling references)

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Strong written skills for public health, nutrition peer-reviewed products.

3. Experience with qualitative research and all steps.

4. Background and/or coursework in public health or related research.

5. Effective communication and time management skills, ability to work well on multiple projects.

6. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

7. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications and reference manager software.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in manuscript writing and history of publications.

2. Commitment to health disparities in immigrant and minority communities.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment

To apply, please email both a cover letter and resume to stella.yi@nyulangone.org.


Position: IPHN Nutrition Policy Campaign Assistants- Spring & Summer 2024

Organization: The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN)

The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN) is looking for Spring and/or Summer session student(s) (2 positions maximum) with interest in assisting in public health nutrition policy and food system reform projects.

Background:

Suboptimal diet is one of the leading underlying causes of death, disease, and preventable disability in New York City, New York State, the U.S., and across the globe.

IPHN is working to help alleviate this problem through the following projects:

● Ongoing collaborative advocacy projects with the Center for Science and the Public Interest at the New York State and New York City levels:

●  The Predatory Marketing Prevention Act (PMPA), groundbreaking legislation to expand consumer protection law to add the marketing of unhealthy foods/drinks to vulnerable populations (esp. young children) as category of deceptive advertising (S213A/A4424).

●  First of its kind (at the state level) legislation requiring warning labels for chain restaurant foods high in sodium (S4890/A6529) and added sugars (S6408A).

●  A developing campaign to remove unhealthy food and beverage advertising from public transit.

●  Developing NYC legislation to require NYC restaurants to offer healthier kids’ meals.

●  Developing NYS legislation to restrict harmful food additives and colorings.

●  Active participation in an international coalition of faith based organizations bringing together voices from around the world to contribute to healthy and sustainable food system transformation.

To assist with that, we are seeking students to fill the following two roles:

1. Digital Marketing Research Assistant

2. Community Mobilization Assistant

Stipend: Each student will receive a $1,000 stipend (with potential for a higher stipend depending on grant funding).

1. Digital Marketing Research Assistant

This position will focus on understanding, gauging, and counteracting the rapid growth of digital marketing of ultra-processed products to children and other vulnerable populations and its contribution to health inequities.

[See this report for reference: https://democraticmedia.org/reports/big-food-big-techand-global-childhood-obesity-pandemic]

Location: Mostly remote work, with opportunities for in-person meetings, events, and networking in New York City depending on student availability and interest.

Student Tasks

1. Researching the nature and extent of targeted digital marketing of ultra processed products in the NYC metro area context, in conjunction with experts in the field (with report as deliverable).

2. Soliciting and coordinating at least two expert blog posts on this topic for the IPHN blog (as edited and approved by the IPHN Conveners).

3. Giving at least two presentations to faith and/or other community groups (inperson or virtual) on this topic to increase community understanding and build support for advocacy campaigns.

Requirements

● Basic familiarity with the commercial determinants of health concept, and the concept of and developing research around ultra-processed foods/products, including the NOVA classification system.

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Background in marketing and/or technology

2. Community Organizing and Mobilizing Assistant

This position will focus on helping IPHN grow its diverse nutrition policy coalition in the New York City metro area. Location: A mix of remote work and in-person attendance of meetings and events in New York City.

Student Tasks

1. Attending community events, as schedules permit, for coalition-building and networking purposes.

2. Assisting the IPHN conveners in community partner database management (primarily using the NationBuilder platform).

3. Undertaking other tasks related to coalition-building, as mutually agreed upon.

Requirements

● Strong interpersonal skills, including willingness to speak to present to community groups

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Proficiency in a language other than English

● Background in community organizing or related field

Contact: Bob Pezzolesi, MPH, ODHM, Convener, 315-263-9522, rsp@iphnetwork.org.


Position: Spring ’24 and Summer ‘24 Fieldwork Placement at Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The position’s responsibilities encompass public health, medical and health service research in a cancer center in Tanzania. This role will support projects under staff and researchers at Ocean Road Cancer Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours for the chosen semester (minimum of 10-12 hours per week for spring and 15 hours per week for summer). The mode of work for this position will be in-person, remote, or hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH spring/summer semester.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Support projects in clinical research, implementation science, impact evaluation, and health system research. Projects involve topics in cancer screening and prevention, health education, and palliative care interventions in cancer and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provides an opportunity to refine methodological skills through hands-on experience and datasets while working with a faculty mentor from ORCI
  • Design concept note for designing pilot projects, or to advance ongoing research work

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public health, careers as a health professional, or careers as a physician scientist
  • Students with some experience in practical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methods are encouraged to apply

To apply, please email your resume to Dr. Khadija Msami msami.khadija@gmail.com copying khadija.msami@orci.or.tz  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement

Program description: Health Leads is co-leading the New York Coalition for Doula Access (NYCDA).

Founded in 2011, NYCDA is a state-wide coalition of doulas and supportive allies
focused on increasing access to doula care in underserved communities and
improving the integration of doulas as valued members of the maternal healthcare
team. NYCDA’s current priorities are to establish an equitable Medicaid reimbursement structure for doulas in New York and to create a set of standards for a doula-friendly hospital designation. To build upon the coalition’s efforts to improve doula integration, Health Leads is launching a Community of Practice (CoP) – a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals. The CoP is a convening of doulas, clinicians and subject matter experts to surface best practices and facilitate knowledge transfer furthering the promotion of increased access to doula care and the meaningful integration of doulas into clinical care teams. NYCDA aims to continue to work collaboratively across stakeholder groups to ensure that doulas have a voice in determining their professional standards. Our collaborative approach will support the implementation of an equitable Medicaid reimbursement rate for doulas and ensure that hospitals improve integration of doulas as part of the care team. Achieving these two goals will lead to increased access to doula care and
improve racial health disparities in maternal health outcomes for birthing people across New York.

Fieldwork Position Overview:
This role will support the Program Manager of Health Leads and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass research, support with recruitment, working directly with doulas and community allies, and supporting a statewide coalition of doulas who are committed to improving access and integration of doulas for birthing New Yorkers. This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January 2024 – May 2024, at 10 hours/week The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester. The fieldwork recipient will
receive a $20.00/hour stipend. New York Maternal Health Initiative Intern’s

Fieldwork Responsibilities:
• Research on the following topics: Doula networks and agencies in New York
City, identifying partner NYS maternity hospitals, national doula legislative
trends, Medicaid Managed Care Plans in New York, and more.
• Support NYCDA outreach efforts to bring in new and diverse members to both
our monthly coalition meetings and Community of Practice
• Review and analyze data to identify gaps in membership and recruitment
methods
• Work closely with NYC and NYS community and agency partners

Qualifications:
• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
• An interest in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health and policy work
To apply, please email your resume to Maris Gelman at
mgelman@healthleadsusa.org.


Position: Summer 2024 Internship Program

Organization: New York City Economic Development Corporation

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. Are you passionate about public service and New York City? Do you want to have a hand in shaping our city’s skyline and future? We are seeking passionate Summer Interns to join our dynamic team of skilled and dedicated New Yorkers committed to making New York City a more prosperous place to live and work.

Click here to learn more about NYCEDC’s divisions and the variety of work that we do across the five boroughs.

Internship Program: Our 2024 Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-12-week internship program, scheduled to begin on June 3, 2024. Interns are expected to work full-time throughout the summer.

Summer interns will join an intern class consisting of undergraduate and graduate students to work on exciting projects in one of EDC’s many dynamic departments. Summer Interns will also participate in training programs, networking events, and other professional development opportunities over the course of the program.

Our Summer 2024 Internship Program application deadline is Friday, January 26. All materials must be submitted by EOD that date – incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please find full list of departmental placements on our Careers Page HERE and listed below:

• Accounting

• Asset Management

• Budget

• Capital Program

• Compliance

• Equity

• Finance

• Funding Agreements

• Government and Community Relations

• Grants Management • Human Resources

• Initiatives

• Land Use

• Legal

• Management Information Systems/IT

• Neighborhood Strategies

• Public Affairs

• Real Estate Transaction Services

• Strategic Investments Group

• Strategy

• Transportation

Qualifications & Requirements:

• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; recent graduates are also encouraged to apply

• Demonstrated enthusiasm for the mission of NYCEDC

• Proven ability in using database and presentation tools, including Excel,     PowerPoint, and Word

• Strong interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

• Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to multi-task and manage deadlines

• Proactive and able to work in collaborative, cross-functional teams

• Must submit a resume and cover letter for the application

• Must be able to work full-time and complete the entirety of the program

Salary Target: $18/hour (undergraduate-level students); $23/hour (graduate-level students) For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.


Position: Birth Equity Community Outreach Intern

Organization: Life of Hope (LOH)

Life of Hope (LOH) is a multifaceted organization dedicated to creating positive impacts on the lives of over 65,000 youth and immigrant families in East Flatbush and surrounding Central Brooklyn communities. As a collective impact initiative, LOH supports sustainable, community-led development by providing multi-sectoral programming. We aim to drive economic development, improve health outcomes, support business development and entrepreneurship, and strengthen civic engagement while fostering economic and social mobility for all.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Role type: In-person & hybrid preferred with at least one day in office. Remote possible for some positions. A minimum of 10 hours per week is suggested. Accommodating to available hours.

Role Overview:

As a Birth Equity Community Outreach Intern at LOH, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our ‘Haitian Women’s Birth Equity Initiative (HWBE), specifically tailored to cater to the needs of Central Brooklyn communities. In New York City, Black women are more than nine times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Our organization seeks to dismantle racial disparities in maternal health and create conditions where our communities thrive. You will have the opportunity to choose from various categories based on your interests and skills:

Birth equity internship categories can include:

● Community Outreach

● Clinical-community partnerships

● Research ● Data Collection & Analysis

● Project Management

● Marketing & Communications

● Health Education

● Client Intake & Case Management

Qualifications:

● Demonstrated experience or interest in the selected category

● Fluency in Haitian Creole, French, and/or Spanish preferred

● Knowledge or experience in maternal and child health, birth work, or related fields (where applicable)

● Familiarity with Central Brooklyn’s communities, organizations, and local governments (preferred, but not required)

● Understanding of birth equity, maternal health, and cultural humility

● Strong communication skills, ability to engage with diverse groups effectively

● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with team members and partners

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

● Experience in social media management (for Marketing & Communications) is a plus

Due to limited funding, we are unable to provide compensation currently. We understand this is a barrier and cost-prohibitive for some students. We are exploring ways of changing that in the future.

To apply, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter indicating your preferred internship category, your relevant experience, and other languages you may speak. Please submit to eabdelfadeel@lohnyc.org, with the subject line “MPH Internship”.


Position: Workforce Wellness Program Intern – Spring 2024 Graduate Fieldwork Students

Organization: NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln

Program Description:

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is one of New York City’s premier acute care hospitals. Located in Downtown Bronx, Lincoln is a teaching hospital renowned for its Centers of Excellence, and a recognized industry leader in the implementation of state-of-the art medical technology and best practices. Our team of highly trained and caring medical professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care that is safe, compassionate, culturally competent and patient-centered. Comprehensive services are offered in three major primary care areas: Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health in addition to more than eighty (80) specialty services. At Lincoln, the safety and comfort of our patients is our number one priority.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

The Workforce Wellness Program at NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln aims to support staff wellbeing across 8 domains – Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. It serves as a resource for staff during times of crisis and the Workforce Wellness team work hard to partner with frontline staff to identify and conduct performance improvement initiatives and other opportunities to improve staff and patient experience. The flagship program is Helping Healers Heal, a peer to peer staff support program created to address the emotional and psychological needs of hospital staff, including but not limited to, acute reactions to unanticipated and adverse work-related events, reactions to stress, secondary, vicarious, and complex traumatization, as well as compassion fatigue and burnout.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Wellness Program Director of NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the initiatives of the Wellness Program.

This is an in-person fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January to May 2024 during the hours of Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring Semester.

Workforce Wellness Program Inter Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Assist with data collection to identify high yield areas for new initiatives.

• Assist with data collection and analysis of overall staff wellbeing

• Conduct performance improvement projects.

• Research involvement and collection of data.

• Assist in the coordination of wellness events and programing.

• Facilitate a wellness event in accordance to the guidelines of the eight dimensions of wellness.

• Conduct weekly wellness rounding in assigned areas.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Interest in healthcare and willingness to learn.

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with others.

• Proficiency in excel, power point, and survey monkey.

To apply, please email your resume to Gil Vega at Gil.Vega@nychhc.org.


Position:  Spring ’24 Intern

Organization: Health Research Incorporated (HRI)

Title: NYSDOH Women/Pregnant and Parenting People Who Use Drugs: Maintain A Living Database Of Needed Supplies And Relationships With Suppliers

Hourly Rate: $16.00/hour

Location: NYSDOH AI Office of Drug User Health 90 Church St 13th Floor, New York, New York 10007

Minimum Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled master’s-level student in public heath or related field

• Excellent writing and communication skills, background knowledge of a variety of areas of public health, and enthusiasm for improving the health of New Yorkers

• Highly motivated, well-organized, and capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently

• Applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment each semester

• Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required

• Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required

Preferred Qualifications:

• A passion for women’s health

• An understanding of the social determinants of health that affect drug user health

• An openness to learn about harm reduction

• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

Responsibilities:

The student will work with the Harm Reduction Unit Public Health Specialist and Director of the Harm Reduction Unit to help populate and maintain a living database of up-to-date supplies for women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs (PWUD). Supplies include:

· Range of menstrual supplies

· Free pregnancy tests

· Free emergency contraception

· Posters about reproductive health care for PWUD and providers

Maintaining this database will require the intern research different suppliers of these products, establish working relationships with suppliers, track the nature of these relationships (point of contact, what they are supplying, when/how often they can provide supplies, where they can provide supplies, at what price, etc.), and track orders/shipments of supplies. The intern will have to survey Syringe Exchange Programs/Drug User Health Hubs (SEPs/DUHHs) to develop an understanding of who needs what.

In Addition the Intern May Also:

· Aid in the dissemination and analysis of results for knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs survey of SEPs/DUHHs aimed at helping develop better reproductive health services for people who use drugs.

· Aid in the creation of posters related to reproductive health care for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and their providers.

· Develop presentations on the needs, challenges and barriers of women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs and other ODUH initiatives to internal and NYS community partners.

· Serve as a liaison on various interdisciplinary committees and workgroups (i.e. NYSQPHC OUD/NAS Project, NYC DOHMH Maternal Mortality Review Committee Recommendations Working Group)

· Provide accurate and timely monthly reports on the status of projects focused on women/pregnant and parenting PWUD, time frames for completion and recommending changes to improve outcomes.

· Assist with the AI Research agenda questions related to improving access to harm reduction services, access to health care to improve outcomes for women/pregnant and parenting people.

Details of Employment:

The intern will report directly to Ms. Joanna Green, MPA and Ms. Michelle Logan, LMSW. Interns will have weekly check-ins with Joanna as well as a one-month and end-of-internship evaluation.

Application Procedure:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Joanna Green: Joanna.Green2@health.ny.gov.

Hourly intern, grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

Qualified candidates must be either an MPH or an MS Epidemiology student at SUNY Albany’s School of Public Health; AND must have completed at least 24 credits of coursework toward their degree including at least four of the core courses; AND must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better AND are unable to participate in an internship if on academic probation.

Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

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HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans


Position: Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Case Investigator- Summer/Fall ’24 (Three positions are available)

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Program Description:

The Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit conducts surveillance and epidemiologic investigations for zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, encephalitis, and several diseases in animals. The Unit investigates reports of people diagnosed with mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile and dengue, tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis and rodent-borne diseases such as leptospirosis and lymphocytic choriomeningitis. This Unit is also responsible for surveillance for animal diseases of potential public health concern (e.g., rabies, tularemia, anthrax, mpox and avian influenza in birds) and investigating clusters of unusual morbidity and mortality in animals or birds.

The Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit sits at the intersection of environmental, human and animal health, and strives to embody One Health through strengthening partnerships between animal health professionals and the NYC Health Department. This occurs through regular meetings and by way of a Veterinary Alert system used to quickly disseminate information. The Unit also collaborates with the Division of Environmental Health and the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories for animal rabies surveillance, and mosquito and tick surveillance and testing, and using human surveillance data to target mosquito control efforts. Additionally, this Unit has a strong health education program that is used to conduct outreach to providers, veterinarians and the public by way of reference materials, brochures, social media and presentations.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit of DOHMH and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass working with staff to conduct activities to support disease surveillance with a focus on tick-borne diseases (e.g., Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis) and animal diseases, primarily canine leptospirosis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from Summer and Fall Terms 2024 (10-15 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be in-person. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer or Fall semester. There is no stipend.

ZVDU Case Investigator Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Conduct case investigations for several tick-borne diseases. This entails medical record reviews, provider interviews and patient interviews to gather clinical, exposure and risk factor information used to assign a CDC/CSTE case definition.

• Conduct case investigations for canine leptospirosis. This entails veterinarian interviews and dog owner interviews to gather clinical, exposure and risk factor information.

• Conduct data entry of information gathered during case investigations.

• Review daily veterinary diagnostic laboratory reports to identify new canine leptospirosis cases for investigation.

• Participate in health education and outreach activities.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Master’s student planning to register for a CUNY SPH credit-bearing internship course (PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork).

• Calm and pleasant demeanor when speaking with providers, veterinarians, patients and dog owners.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to ZIVDU@health.nyc.gov by March 1, 2024 for the summer term.


Position: Nutrition Education Coordinator (Spring, Summer, or Fall ’24)

Organization: City Harvest

Program Description: As a nutrition education coordinator you will help coordinate, lead and teach nutrition education courses for kids, adults, teens and seniors all over the boroughs. As well create nutrition education text messages to send out to participants, help create cooking demonstration scripts and create new recipes to be posted on the City Harvest website.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the nutrition education managers of City Harvest and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass leading nutrition education courses, sending and creating text messages and putting new recipes into approved templates.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from [January-August] [2024]. (10hrs/week) The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH [ALL ] semesters.

Nutrition Education Coordinator Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Teach and lead nutrition education and cooking classes amongst youths, adults and teens

• Lead cooking demos in varies locations, for a wide variety of participants

• Create and develop nutrition based educational material

• Contribute to current work projects, including but not limited to; Text-Em All, library project, pre-recorded material, Plentiful etc.

• Assist in data collection and entry

• Participate in both team and organization wide meetings

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Must be receiving academic credit from current school program

• Good verbal and written communication skills in English

• Work/volunteer experience with the field of nutrition, education, or culinary arts

• Participate in a nutrition education training and orientation

• Fingerprinting and background check is required

• Commit to no less then 10 hours weekly

• Willing To travel amongst boroughs of NYC

• Must be self-directed and independent learners

To apply, please email your resume to sgilary@cityharvest.org and Bpalumbo@cityharvest.org. (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Student Intern Level II – Summer ’24

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Summary Of Duties and Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision, participates in a temporary position which provides employment experience at a level commensurate with educational background in a variety of work modalities. Tasks are designed to develop skills, technique, and knowledge necessary to function in the delivery and operations of healthcare services, administration, support, and allied programs. The internship can be structured as a rotational program aligned with departments to fit student’s interests.

General Tasks and Responsibilities will Include:

· Receive experience in operations and delivery of healthcare services and support administrative programs which may include but are not limited to nursing services, clerical/administrative functions, office functions, laboratory work, dietary service, environmental service, executive administration, technical, professional, and scientific disciplines.

· Assists in the performance, activities and tasks which are applicable to the programs and areas stated above.

Assignment Level II:

· Students entering graduate or professional studies and subsequent years of study.

· Student must be graduated from a Bachelor’s degree of the appointment, and no student may be employed more than part- time (20 hours) during any week when the student is enrolled in classes that are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

· Students may be employed full-time, or part-time, based on the operational needs of the department or unit.

· This is a non-competitive class of position, with no direct line of promotion. This is a non-benefits, non-union, temporary, position. The length of the position will be 3 months, with possible of extension, if needed.

To apply, please contact Anusha Ali at alia42@nychhc.org.


Position: Spring/Summer/Fall 2024 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Preventive Intervention Research Center

Program Description: Phrm4PrEP

Despite considerable policy initiatives to make PrEP available, uptake has been slow. Innovative models, such as pharmacy-based PrEP, are needed to expand venues that offer HIV testing, PrEP, and other HIV/STI prevention services to end the US HIV epidemic. Pharmacies serve people who do not routinely access healthcare, and provide preventive health services, including immunizations, health screenings, and counseling around hypertension, diabetes, and medication management. Our premise is that pharmacies are a strategic venue for identifying and starting individuals on PrEP who lack access otherwise. Pharmacists are well-positioned to provide risk-reduction counseling, enhance potential users’ understanding of PrEP, and promote medication adherence; however, we need to expand their scope of practice to include providing PrEP. This NIH-funded project will develop and pilot test the feasibility and acceptability of a pharmacy-driven model to make oral PrEP available in pharmacies. We have established an academic, government and community-led Collaborative, using Implementation Science, to plan, co-develop and pilot an intervention The Project will be conducted in two phases. In Phase 1, the Collaborative will conduct a strategic planning process, grounded in community-based participation and collaboration, which will include formative research with key stakeholders. In Phase 2, the Collaborative will conduct and evaluate implementation of the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effectiveness of a pharmacy model and train pharmacists and technicians working in the target pharmacy(ies).

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Principal Investigators (Einstein and Columbia) and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass (1) analyze qualitative data from 30 interviews with pharmacy leadership, healthcare providers and consumers; (2) assist in preparation of abstracts/papers; and (3) assist in planning modifications to a pharmacy’s electronic record system to include PrEP implementation variables. Depending upon student availability and time commitment, additional activities might include conducting qualitative interviews and developing an evaluation and monitoring plan for the intervention in Phase 2.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours. Specific hours and months of placement are negotiable. The mode of work for this position will be hybrid, with most work conducted virtually.

To apply, please email your resume to laurie.bauman@einsteinmed.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement with STEPS2

Organization: CUNY SPH’s Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support research being conducted by Epidemiology and Biostatistics Professor Heidi Jones and Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences Professor Suzanne McDermott. The Socialization To Enhance Participation and Support Sexuality (STEPS2) research study focuses on improving social and sexual health outcomes among adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The fieldwork positions tasks may include:

-helping with study recruitment, eligibility screening and informed consent

-helping with data quality control by reviewing survey interview audio recordings and verifying the transcripts and data entry forms

-supporting with project management (creating workflows, Gantt charts, etc.)

-creation of promotional materials (informational video, flyers, etc.)

The final tasks will be modified and decided on based on the candidates’ experience and areas of interest.

The position is open to CUNY SPH students in all degree programs; those in the HPAM track and/or specializing in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH) are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a fieldwork position and will total 180 hours. Students will enroll for Spring 2024 fieldwork, but ideally will start completing hours over the January break.

Qualifications:

Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

CITI Human Research Subject Certificate

Preferred Experience:

Experience working with diverse populations including individuals with disabilities

Experience with research interviewing or transcribing

Familiarity with REDCap and/or video editing software

Please apply directly on Handshake or by emailing your resume to abigail.lyons@sph.cuny.edu


Position: Policy Research Assistants – Spring ’24

Organization: The Center for an Urban Future (CUF)

The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is a public policy research think tank that is focused on creating a stronger and more equitable economy in NYC. Our research methods combine journalism with traditional policy analysis to publish accessible, fact-based reports. We elevate critical and often overlooked issues onto the radar of public officials and spur policy changes to expand economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

Over the years, CUF has put forth concrete ideas for city and state policymakers that have influenced policies on helping New York’s college students achieve college and career success, supporting immigrant entrepreneurs, preparing for the green economy, bolstering public libraries, expanding apprenticeships and tech training programs, scaling up small businesses, strengthening human services organizations, sustaining artists, closing racial disparities in the city’s economy, improving services for older New Yorkers, and more.

In the months ahead, CUF will step up our work outlining innovative and achievable ideas for building more equitable boroughs, keeping NYC competitive, supporting city parks and open spaces, centering CUNY as part of the city’s economic development plan, and preparing NYers for jobs in the green economy.

The Center seeks Policy Research Assistants with experience or degrees in public policy, journalism, urban planning, economics, government, social science, or related fields. During this internship, interns will contribute to and learn about the research and editorial processes of a think tank and how research can help guide, inspire, and spark policy change.

CUF interns have gone on to work in city council and the mayor’s office, news publications, urban planning firms, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and philanthropy groups. Examples include: National League of Cities, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Climate Officer, The Atlantic, NYS Office of the Inspector General, Bloomberg News, NYC Office of Management and Budget, The World Bank, and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute.

We encourage people with a passion for building a stronger city to apply. Applicants should have some of the following experience and skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting background research to guide new and existing projects.
  • Writing policy memos and drafting report text.
  • Conducting phone/video interviews, and submitting memos based on findings and key themes.
  • Pulling, cleaning, and analyzing data from sources such as the US Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and American Community Survey.
  • Contributing to the report production process by proof-reading, fact-checking, and editing.
  • Developing source lists for research outreach.
  • Keeping up to date on local city and state policy, including attending hearings and presentations.

Skills and attributes we seek are:​

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong oral communications skills.
  • Ability to synthesize ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to conduct effective interviews over the phone and in person.
  • High level of competency in Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management and multi-tasking. This role will require managing several tasks, prioritizing them based on a variety of timelines, and pivoting to different tasks as deadlines are modified.
  • Willingness to learn. They must be willing to learn new skills, approaches, and tactics, and openness to working on a variety of assignments.
  • Goal-oriented perspective. They must be able to grasp the broader organizational goals and think strategically about how to accomplish them through individual assignments.
  • An interest in economic development, journalism, urban planning, workforce development, and higher education issues.
  • PLUS: Some experience with public data sources like the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to commit to working at least 20 hours a week, within the operating hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
  • Must be able to come into the office at least twice a week during open office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is an hourly paid internship. In order to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to intern@nycfuture.org with “Policy Research Internship (cohort)” in the subject line. We are currently hiring for our Spring (January to May) cohort. Applications will close on January 19—early applications are encouraged.

We maintain a friendly and open working environment and encourage people of all backgrounds: age, race, ethnicity, gender, creed, and sexual orientation to apply.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement – Bronx Adult Day Services Student Program Assistant

Organization: AHRC New York City

Program Description:

The mission of AHRC New York City’s Day Services is to support people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders to live self-determined and meaningful lives in their communities. People supported in our Day Habilitation programs are provided with ongoing opportunities to build relationships and participate in their local communities. The services offered include day habilitation, community volunteer opportunities, independent travel instruction, communication and assistive technology, creative expression, partnerships for innovation, and rehabilitation services for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Program Director of Bronx Adult Day Services at AHRC NYC and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass data analysis, survey collection, and quality assurance work.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – May 2024 (~20 hours/week) The mode of work for this position will be in-person. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester.

Student Program Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Compare survey findings regarding program participants’ reported interests to the activities/programming offered.

• Prepare reports on survey outcomes and program/services data that support the quality of services delivered to the participants of the Adult Day Services program.

• Analyze and assess program attendance/admission data. Suggest potential solutions for increased attendance among program participants.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

To apply, please email your resume to Internships.Account@ahrcnyc.org.


Position: Communications Intern

Organization: NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit

About PEU:

The NYC Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model for government outreach, using community organizing principles to re-envision how the City provides services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than expecting constituents to navigate a complex City bureaucracy to get the help they need, PEU adopts grassroots tactics to meet residents where they are – at their doors and on their phones, in their social media feeds and in their communities. We marry this proactive outreach with comprehensive case management to provide New Yorkers with personalized, passionate care.

Tenant Support Unit:

The Tenant Support Unit (TSU) provides free information on tenants’ rights, assistance navigating housing-related issues, and connection to a range of resources, including the Tenant Resource Portal, anti-eviction legal assistance, the home repairs program, and rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs.

Contact the Tenant Support Unit:

For information on tenant rights and the Right to Counsel, call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline,” or visit nyc.gov/TenantSupportUnit

For information on rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs, call the hotline at 929-252-7242 or visit www.nyc.gov/RentFreeze

Home Support Unit:

The Home Support Unit (HSU) conducts outreach to rental owners and brokers in order to identify vacant homes for voucher holders living in shelters. HSU supports owners and brokers throughout the lease-up process, improving their experience with rental subsidies so that they continue to provide units to voucher recipients in the future.

Contact the Home Support Unit:

nyc.gov/HomeSupportUnit

GetCoveredNYC:

GetCoveredNYC provides free assistance for New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income. Our Specialists speak more than 20 languages and conduct outreach to proactively identify uninsured New Yorkers and help them get access to health care and other health-related benefits.

Contact GetCoveredNYC:

nyc.gov/GetCoveredNYC

Call 311 and say “Get Covered”

Or text CoveredNYC to 55676

Special Projects Team:

As the City’s in-house “campaign” experts, PEU’s Special Projects Team leverages interagency resources, City staff volunteers, and technology in agile and creative ways to design and implement new outreach strategies for the City’s most pressing initiatives. Throughout the pandemic, PEU coordinated special projects connecting New Yorkers to a range of benefits and services, including vaccine appointments, free tax prep, the Child Tax Credit, the Affordable Connectivity Program, COVID recovery meals, and more.

Job Description:

PEU communications interns will work 25 hours per week and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Communications Director and PEU’s outreach teams, while building professional skills.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

● Scanning and compiling daily media reports for stories relevant to PEU’s core work

● Drafting social media content for PEU channels

● Creating social media toolkits for agency and community partners

● Designing social media graphics and flyers to be distributed by PEU outreach teams

● Generating and revising copy for websites when needed

● Supporting the development of press releases, statements, advisories, columns, op-eds, talking points, and internal briefings

● Tracking and circulating relevant news clips to various PEU team members

● Supporting the Communications Director, Senior Advisor for Communications, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief of Staff

● Entering, tracking and analyzing data

● Working with translators on content translation and proofreading

● Joining team meetings and program planning sessions

● Supporting outreach efforts to New Yorkers through remote outreach tactics, including

peer-to-peer texting, phone banking and relational organizing

● Assisting staff with special projects

Qualifications:

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

● Willingness to learn, adapt and problem solver

● Experience with social media in a professional setting is an asset

● Graphic design, video, or photography experience is a plus, but not required for this

experience

● Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Kristen Grennan at grennank@hra.nyc.gov.


Position: Spring ’24 Fieldwork Placement – Community Data Architect for Hyperlocal Food Programs

Organization: Grassroots Grocery

Program Description:

Grassroots Grocery is a non-profit organization that provides dignified access to healthy food by bringing it directly into under-resourced communities in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx that often remain out of reach of institutional food pantries. We have two different programs through which we do so:

Community Fridges: We have helped to set up 8 community refrigerators throughout the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. These fridges are hyperlocal infrastructure that encourages the community to channel its excess food to neighbors in need. Our primary goal is to create volunteer structures and technology enhancements to ensure that these fridges can provide the surrounding community with dignified and anonymous access to food with very few barriers to entry.

Rapid Rescue Program: Every Saturday, we rescue over 10,000 pounds of produce (which would have otherwise gone to waste) from our amazing Hunts Point Produce Market partners and distribute it to more than 1,100 families. Each drop-off site has a community leader, or grassroots grocer, who is committed to getting this food to people in their neighborhood. We also have a new program where we also rescue produce on weekdays and do drop-offs on weekdays to community centers or schools, which more than doubles our reach.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Founder and CEO of Grassroots Grocery, Dan Zauderer, and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. Our goal in bringing on a CUNY SPH Fieldwork student for the Spring 2024 semester is to create an approach to data retrieval that is responsive to the needs of our community partners, who are not used to doing robust data collection, with the end goal of having data insights to better understand our impact and spread awareness of our work.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – May 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Community Data Architect for Hyperlocal Food Programs Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Develop thorough understanding of Grassroots Grocery programs and current data collection approaches

• Interview community stakeholders to get a sense of their relationship to data

• Design and execute data collection process based on stakeholder needs

• Organize results

• Analyze results and provide key takeaways

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Passion for helping combat food insecurity

• Strong interpersonal communication skills both in person and in writing

• The ability to travel throughout The Bronx and Upper Manhattan

• Experience collecting and analyzing data

To apply, please email your resume to dan@grassrootsgrocery.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


 

Position: Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program

Organization: The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement RISE (Ferguson RISE) Fellowship Program supports public health research and professional development in infectious diseases and health disparities, focusing on increasing knowledge and interest in public health research careers among students from underrepresented populations.

Summer ProgramMay 27 – July 26, 2024Program Application DeadlineWednesday, January 31, 2024 (11:59 EST)

The Ferguson RISE Fellowship program includes a full-time summer (Memorial Day through the first week in August), 6-month part-time or full-time, and 12-month full time public health research fellowship experiences. The Ferguson RISE Fellowship is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field. Ferguson RISE Fellowship partnering institutions include:  the CDC, Howard University, Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Morehouse School of Medicine, City University of New York (CUNY), Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Ferguson RISE Application:

The Center for Diversity 2024 Ferguson RISE Application will be launched October 9, 2023.

Ferguson RISE Summer, 6 and 12-Month Fellowship Stipend Rates*

Based on Calendar Year 

  • 12-Month Ferguson Fellows – Post Doc Stipend: $56,484.00
  • 12-Month Post Masters Stipend: $42,550.00
  • Summer Pre-Masters Stipend: $7,693.00
  • Summer Pre-Doc/Post Masters Stipend: $8,592.00
  • 6 Month Pre Masters (19 hours/week X 4 months + full time for 2 month=18.5 weeks): $13,188.00
  • 6 Month Pre Doc (19 hours/week X4 month + full time X 2 month): $15,120.00

*additional detail are available upon acceptance.

Also, the Ferguson RISE fellowship pays housing expenses during orientation. For summer Ferguson RISE fellows, all housing expenses are paid by fellowship. Housing allowance may be available for 6-Month and 12-Month fellows up to $25,000 annually based on geographical region of appointment. Any fellow moving to a new geographical region for an appointment may receive up to $1,500 for relocation expenses.

Please Note:

All Center for Diversity summer programs, including the Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship, will be in person. The format is subject to change based on the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Center for Diversity website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

For More Information:

Contact Ferguson_Fellowship@KennedyKrieger.org for additional program information.


Position: The Excellence in Mentorship of Under-Represented Groups (EMURG) for Health Equity Leaders Fellowship Program

Organization: The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Excellence in Mentorship of UnderRepresented Groups (EMURG) for Health Equity Leaders 12-Month Fellowship Program supports federal public health careers and professional development to address health disparities. EMURG Fellows will be placed in one of the Department of Health and Human Services Agencies, for example:

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Services (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office of Minority Health (OMH)
  • Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Purpose of the EMURG Fellowship:

The fellowship aims to provide educational and professional development opportunities for under-represented graduate-level scholars interested in addressing public health, mental health, maternal and child health, and health disparities within the federal government. The overarching goal of the EMURG Fellowship is to provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early career individuals to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. In addition, fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.

Fellowship Timeline:

  • October 9, 2023 – January 31, 2024:
    • Will begin accepting EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Applications
  • January 2024 – March 2024:
    • Review EMURG applications and Schedule Interviews
  • April 2024:
    • Select up to 10 EMURG fellows
  • May 27, 2024 – May 31, 2024 & June 3, 2024 – June 7, 2024:
    • In-person 2-week ORIENTATION at Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, MD)
  • June – July 2024:
    • Weekly EMURG Public Health and Leadership Seminars
  • July 2024 – September 2024:
    • Placements will begin at your assigned Department of Health and Human Services Agency and continue through May 23, 2025.
  • May 2025:
    • Final DHHS Presentation

EMURG Funding:

The 12-month (full-time/40 hours per week) fellowship program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field.

EMURG Application:

  • EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Application Opens: Monday, October 9, 2023
  • A link to The Center for Diversity program application can be found on the final page of the 2024 Application Guidelines PDF.
  • Be sure to review the 2024 Application Guidelines before accessing and completing an application.
  • EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (11:59 PM EST)

EMURG 12-Month Fellowship Stipend:

Based on Calendar Year

  • Pre-Master’s                    $38,100.00
  • Post Master’s                  $42,550.00
  • Post-Doc                         $56,484.00

** Housing allowance ($26,000-$31,000) is available with rates based on geographic region. **

Program Eligibility:

  • Must be a Student in a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Program
  • Students who received their Master’s or doctoral degree within 12 calendar months of the EMURG orientation (last week in May)
  • Must have a GPA > 3.0/4.0 scale
  • Must have a Commitment to reducing health disparities
  • Must have an interest in a leadership career in the federal government
  • Must be able to commit to the length of the program (Full-time/40 hours per week)

Benefits of Being an EMURG Fellow:

  • Gaining an Academic foundation in political and social determinants of health
  • Obtaining meaningful work experience in the federal government
  • Multi-level culturally congruent mentorship
  • Stipend based on federal rates for academic level
  • Paid housing and transportation expenses
  • Sponsorship to the Annual Conference for the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Please Note:

All 2024 Center for Diversity programs, including the EMURG Health Equity Fellowship, are anticipated to be in-person or hybrid. The status of programs and fellowships is subject to change based on the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Center for Diversity website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

For More Information:

For additional program information, please contact EMURG_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org.

Related Materials and Information:

This webpage was supported by the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $700,000, with 100 percent funded by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit KennedyKrieger.org/EMURG.


Position: Fieldwork Student (Fluency in Spanish) – Spring ‘24 – Department of Population Health, Patient Navigation for Concrete Services and Social Determinants of Health

Organization: Ryan Health

Program Description: Over the last year, Ryan Health’s population health department has expanded its outreach and screening services to determine and address concrete service needs in the community. The program has proved highly successful and in much demand as many of Ryan Health’s patients come from low-income, low-resource environments. The PRAPARE screen, an evidence-based social determinants of health screening tool, is sent to patients before their appointments. Results from these screenings are collected and entered into the electronic health record (clinical Works). If a patient has a positive PRAPARE screen and indicates on the tool that they would like to be contacted by a patient navigator for concrete services, the initial contact is made within 3 days of the patient completing the tool. The patient discusses their needs with the patient navigator and is then linked to any needed concrete services.

The population health department uses a platform called the “Here for You Community Resource Hub” to help guide staff and patients to available resources based on zip code. The platform is maintained on a regular basis and has up-to-date information about its organizations, including services provided, contact information, hours, and location. The concrete services with the highest demand by Ryan Health patients are housing, food banks, food pantries, and food distribution centers.

Fieldwork Position Overview: The role will support Ryan Health’s Patient Navigator for Concrete Services by helping to facilitate implementation of the PRAPARE screening tool and linking patients to the needed concrete services. Activities will be documented in both the electronic health record and the Community Resource Hub. The position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work with patients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, outreach, resource support, linkage to care, and follow-up if necessary. Bi-lingual Spanish, French, Creole, Arabic, or any world language would be useful but is not required. The role also requires the ability to listen with empathy and develop rapport with each patient as they open to their needs, challenges, and life issues.

This fieldwork position would be totaling 180 hours from January 2024 through May 2024 (10 hours per week) and would finish at the same time as the CUNY Spring semester.

Patient Navigation for Concrete Services Fieldwork Responsibilities:

All points listed below will be under supervision and leadership from Supervisor of Care Coordination. This role will work closely with our existing Patient Navigator for Concrete Services.

  • Transfer PRAPARE screening tool from the online LUMA platform to the electronic health record (eCW)
  • Contact Patients requesting concrete services
  • Link patients to the required services
  • Confirm successful linkage to services
  • Utilize and document in the “Here for You” community resource platform
  • Develop additional community resource relationships within the community
  • Promote intradepartmental PRAPARE screening tool and linkage services
  • Attend weekly supervision sessions
  • Attend monthly Social Determinants of Health meetings
  • Work with Quality Improvement department on reports and reporting requirements
  • Attend monthly Care Coordination meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Student in good academic standing at CUNY SPH
  • Attention to detail and patient charts
  • Time management skills
  • Passion for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), health inequalities, and bridging the gap in health disparities
  • Fluency in Spanish 

To apply please email your resume to: Sarahjane.Rath@ryancenter.org


Position: Research Assistant- Spring/Summer ’24

Organization: CIRGH at CUNY SPH

Program Description:

The research examines gender-based violence (GBV) among Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar in northern Lebanon. The qualitative research data collection methods and analysis include key-informant interviews with stakeholders, and in-depth interviews with Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar. This study will help provide a comprehensive contextual understanding of the GBV ecology in northern Lebanon. The results from the qualitative data collected will help create a GBV systems map for Tripoli and Akkar. The map will serve as a living document that stakeholders and community members can regularly update to advocate for enhanced GBV services, policy and practice in the region.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Primary Researcher of CIRGH and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass transcription, qualitative coding and analysis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – August (2024). The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester.

Research Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Transcription of key-informant interviews.

• Performing thematic analysis of the interviews.

• Assist in developing a system map for GBV services in northern Lebanon.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Preferably speaks Arabic.

• Has experience or a strong background in qualitative research methods, especially thematic analysis.

To apply, please email your resume to dima.masoud@sph.cuny.edu. (If applicable: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Research Opportunities For PHI/EPI/BIOS Students

Organization: CUNY SPH

Project Title: Leveraging national HIV survey data and cohort data to examine HIV-related stigma among adults living with HIV.

Details: The project will involve analyzing Population HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) survey data from multiple countries to examine HIV-related stigma and validate survey questionnaires.

Immediate Supervisor: Chloe Teasdale, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUNY SPH.

Hours/Week: Approximately 20 hours per week

Duration: 9 Weeks

Start Date: Flexible

Paid (Yes/No): No

Fieldwork or Capstone Project Possible: The student could use the same data but the analyses will not be suitable for a thesis.

Software Skills Needed: Student must be proficient in SAS – must be able to open and save files, conduct basic data cleaning and run basic statistics (frequencies).

Statistical Skills Needed: See above; ideally student should also have basic understanding of complex survey data (from Epi 2 or previous course/work experience).

Project Deliverable: Conduct analyses for two manuscripts.

Application Procedure: Please send an email to Chloe Teasdale (chloe.teasdale@sph.cuny.edu); please describe your interest in the project, your previous coursework in epidemiology and biostatics, and also include an up to date resume.


Position: White House Internship Program – Summer ’24

Organization: The White House

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have committed to building an Administration that looks like America, believing that qualified people from every background and walk of life should have equal opportunity to serve our nation.

Key Dates for the Summer 2024 Session

Applications will be reviewed by the White House Internship Program team on a rolling basis during the application window; applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications early in the application period.

  • The application portal will be open Monday, Oct.16, and will close Friday, Nov.10.
  • The Summer 2024 program will be a 10-week program, beginning on Monday, June 10, 2024, and ending on Friday, August 16, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer 2024 session will be hosted in-pers on the White House campus. Interns will not be able to participate in the program remotely. All interns will be required to attest to their vaccination status and must adhere to any White House COVID-19 protocols.

Program participants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years or older before the first day of the program, and meet at least one of these three criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two- or four-year institution)
  • Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or program at a college, community college, or university (two-or four-year institution) no more than two years prior to the first day of the internship program
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the program

Applicants will need to create an account the first time they access the portal and will submit two letters of recommendation as part of the application. Apply: https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/white-house-internship-program/apply


Position: HRTP- A Public Health Internship Program- Spring 2024

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country

For over 60 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real-life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.

The goals of the program are:

  • To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
  • To broaden students’ concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
  • To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors.  HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

The application period for our Spring 2024 session is open from October 15 – November 15, 2023.

For consideration, applications must be submitted in full by the application deadline.

A complete application includes:

1) An electronic application

2) A current cv/resume

3) A personal statement

4) A school transcript from their current institution (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

5) One letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Attached, you will find information for students on how to submit an application. Feel free to share with the students.

For additional information

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRTP is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all students, scholars, interns, and volunteers are valued and respected. HRTP is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion, in line with the agency’s mission.


Organization: NYU Langone’s Office of Science and Research, the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity is enhancing diversity in health research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Generating Emerging Scholars (GEMS) Matching Program

The aim of our program is to support the career development of students, trainees, and early-career faculty who have historically been underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences, by increasing the number of NIH Diversity Supplements successfully awarded to NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. Diversity supplements are administrative supplements that provide funding for underrepresented candidates to engage in a supplemental project within an ongoing NIH research study. Supplements have a high funding rate and are reviewed by NIH program staff rather than a full review.

Eligibility Criteria

Below is a high-level overview of the NIH Diversity Supplement eligibility criteria.

Before submitting an application, we encourage PIs to reach out to your program officer to discuss your application further, as well as review the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Instructions): PA-23-189. Opens in a new tab, to confirm eligibility.

The following groups are eligible to apply for the NIH Diversity Supplement:

  • high school students
  • undergraduate students
  • graduate students
  • post-baccalaureate graduates
  • postdoctoral trainees
  • junior faculty

Candidates must be a citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States.

Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria. Please see the NIH’s Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031). Opens in a new tab for more details.

Individuals who are already supported on research grants (especially the parent grant) are not typically eligible. Graduate students or individuals in postdoctoral training who are supported by an institutional National Research Service Award are eligible once they have completed the grant.

Benefits of Applying for a Diversity Supplement

There are several benefits for principal investigators (PIs), candidates, and trainees to apply for a diversity supplement.

Principal Investigators

  • Applying for a diversity supplement shows a commitment to diversity for your research project.
  • It provides an opportunity to receive additional funding while supporting outstanding individuals to work on your project.
  • It is a short grant period.
  • It is quickly processed because full institutional review board (IRB) review is not required.
  • It has a high funding rate.

Candidates and Trainees

  • A diversity supplement provides a livable salary/stipend.
  • It can provide funding for summer internships, or for full-time, one-to-two-years projects, depending on the candidate’s level.
  • It includes a small stipend for manuscripts and travel to international meetings.
  • It is a great experience to prepare for graduate school.
  • It provides an opportunity for research experience and mentorship.

Basic Parameters of a Diversity Supplement

Here are some requirements to consider when applying for a diversity supplement:

  • Supplements must support work within the scope of the parent project.
  • Budget requests must follow the budget cycle of the parent grant, and supplemental funding may not extend beyond the parent grant’s project end date.
  • There is generally no set application deadline, but applications must be submitted at least 10 weeks before the desired start date of the project activity.
  • Supplements are generally much less competitive than peer-reviewed grant funding mechanisms and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career.

Application Process

Principal investigators and candidates and trainees follow a specific application process.

Principal Investigators

We highly recommend PIs review the NIH Diversity Supplement Presentation by an NIH program director listed in the “Additional Resources” section below for guidance on the application process.

Step 1: Contact your program officer to confirm your study’s eligibility.

Step 2: Review contacts, submission dates, and special instructions. Opens in a new tab specific to your NIH institute or center.

Step 3: Indicate your interest. Opens in a new tab in participating in the Diversity Supplement Connections Program.

Candidates and Trainees

Step 1: Explore our database of grants eligible for NIH Diversity Supplements.

Step 2: Express your interest. Opens in a new tab in any of these NIH Diversity Supplement grants.

Additional Resources

For additional information, please review the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Instructions): PA-23-189. Opens in a new tab and the NIH Diversity and Other Supplement Programs presentation. Opens in a new tab by Lynn Morin, NIH program director.

For general inquiries, contact the GEMS diversity supplement team at gemsdiversitysupplements@nyulangone.org. For specific information, contact Yaa Haber, PhD, program manager for the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity, at yaa.haber@nyulangone.org.


Position: Part-time Internship (Unpaid): Hybrid (preferred) or Virtual

Organization: CP Extension

Mission:

The mission of CP Extension is to improve the well-being of families affected by cerebral palsy (CP) by acknowledging their commitment of resources– time, emotional energy, and finances, and providing support in the forms of guidance in care coordination and provider networking and financial grants.

Position Description:

Under supervision of the Board of Directors, the position may include, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

– Assist in researching and preparing documents, such as grant proposals, community needs assessments, and stakeholder satisfaction surveys

– Document drafting, including communications with donors, referring providers, and/or recipients

– Develop and implement outreach strategies, including on social media platforms

– Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors

– Attending meetings and events as a representative of CP Extension

– Assist with event planning for fundraising and awareness building

– Collaborate with Board of Directors on lead generation strategies

– Assist with project management

– Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

– Ongoing commitment to community service, community health and wellness

– Excellent computer knowledge

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Power Point), as well as Canva, data base management and social media tools

– Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize workload and meet deadlines

– Able and willing to adapt to various duties and be flexible

Position Description:

Reporting to President, CP Extension Board of Directors

Contact: justine@cpextension.org

Website: www.cpextension.org


Position: Part-time Internship (Unpaid): Hybrid

Organization: Aligneage Fertility

Mission:

Our mission is to provide high-quality, equitably accessible, compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based: andrology services, donor screening procedures, fertility guidance, and industry-specific consulting.

Vision:

Our vision is to contribute to a world in which individuals can access the experts, information, services, and technologies to enhance their family building experience.

Position Description:

Under supervision of the CEO, the position may include, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

– Assist in researching and preparing documents, such as grant proposals, community needs assessments, and stakeholder satisfaction surveys

– Document drafting, literature reviews, and internal auditing for quality assurance

– Develop and assist in implementation of outreach strategies

– Attending meetings and events as a representative of Aligneage Fertility

– Collaborate with Board of Directors on lead generation strategies

– Assist with project management

– Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

– Ongoing commitment to community service, community health and wellness

– Excellent computer knowledge

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Power Point), as well as Canva, data base management and social media tools

– Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize workload and meet deadlines

– Able and willing to adapt to various duties and be flexible

Position Description:

Reporting to CEO

Contact: justine@aligneagefertility.com

Website: www.aligneagefertility.com


Position: Graduate Research Assistant Intern

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

  • CARES4YOU: CARES4YOU is a project led by a group of scientists from Cornell and Columbia University who will collaborate closely with science teachers working in New York City public middle schools, middle school students, and their respective caregivers to develop a culturally relevant and impactful science curriculum that may lower the rates of future cancer development in four specific New York City communities (Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx). The project also aims to empower students to be voices of social change in their communities while introducing them to future STEM-based careers. Middle schools in Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx will be eligible to participate. This project involved 2 phases: phase 1 consists of conducting qualitative focus groups with caregivers, teachers, and parents while phase 2 is a full clinical trial that will involve delivering surveys to measure the implementation of the curriculum and its effects. As an intern, you will assist with conducting focus groups and completing qualitative coding processes in MaxQDA.

 

  • Reducing Obesity Using social ties (ROBUST): ROBUST (Reducing OBesity Using Social Ties) is a mixed methods study comprised of semi-structured qualitative interviews and preliminary testing/ refinement (Phase 1) and a pilot randomized control trial (Phase 2). Phase 1 is set to explore how cultural and gender-based norms and patients’ social network interactions and how these factors played a role in participants’ adoption and adherence to behavioral changes that promote weight loss. Phase 2- The randomized controlled trial will compare a social-network enhanced lifestyle intervention (Intervention) to individual-level lifestyle intervention (control group) in 132 Black and Hispanic adults with obesity followed over 24 weeks where participants randomized to ROBUST (intervention) will nominate up to two personal social network members each to engage in the study. As an RA intern for Dr. Erica Phillips’s research team, you will support the ROBUST program and work with trained research staff to assist with the pilot phase of the randomized controlled trial.

Pay range will vary by project and deliverables will be determined based upon site needs and student career interests.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Research Assistant

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

1) Black girl for wellness (BGW)

a) Leaks is a professor at Cornell Ithaca, but most of her research project is based here in NYC. The RA taking this position will split his/her time and efforts in a 7:3 ratio; 75% (3 ½ days) of your time will be spend on the ROBUST project (description below) and 25% (1 ½ days) in the BGW project. The BGW project is a telehealth lifestyle intervention for young black-African American girls 12-19 years old who are at risk of t2 diabetes. As an RA for Dr. Leaks team, you will support the BGW project to complete screening and recruitment processes.

2) Reducing Obesity Using social ties (ROBUST)

b) ROBUST (Reducing OBesity Using Social Ties) is a mixed methods study comprised of semi-structured qualitative interviews and preliminary testing/ refinement (Phase 1) and a pilot randomized control trial (Phase 2). Phase 1 is set to explore how cultural and gender-based norms and patients’ social network interactions and how these factors played a role in participants’ adoption and adherence to behavioral changes that promote weight loss. Phase 2- The randomized controlled trial will compare a social-network enhanced lifestyle intervention (Intervention) to individual-level lifestyle intervention (control group) in 132 Black and Hispanic adults with obesity followed over 24 weeks where participants randomized to ROBUST (intervention) will nominate up to two personal social network members each to engage in the study. As an RA for Dr. Erica Phillips’s research team, you will continue to support the ROBUST program and work with trained research staff to develop intervention components and tools for prospective participants.

The salary range for the full time research assistant role is $25.99-$28.79 an hour.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Assistant Research Coordinator

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

  • CARES4YOU: CARES4YOU is a project led by a group of scientists from Cornell and Columbia University who will collaborate closely with science teachers working in New York City public middle schools, middle school students, and their respective caregivers to develop a culturally relevant and impactful science curriculum that may lower the rates of future cancer development in four specific New York City communities (Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx). The project also aims to empower students to be voices of social change in their communities while introducing them to future STEM-based careers. Middle schools in Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx will be eligible to participate. This project involved 2 phases: phase 1 consists of conducting qualitative focus groups with caregivers, teachers, and parents while phase 2 is a full clinical trial that will involve delivering surveys to measure the implementation of the curriculum and its effects.

The salary range for the full-time Assistant Research Coordinator role is $29.26-$44.56 an hour.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Dietetic Student Volunteers

Organization: Betances Health Center

At Betances Health Center, providing our patients with the best quality care is our first priority. We offer state-of-the-art technology, and a warm, caring environment. We practice Team Based Care, and you are the most important member of the team. Everything we do is to support you in setting and reaching your goals for best health. Our services include primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, specialty care, and an array of support services to help meet all of your needs.

This is a volunteer experience opportunity that can lead to possible future employment. Volunteers will have a hybrid schedule, including on-site at least one day at our Brooklyn clinic.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

• Creating nutrition educational materials

• Social media Marketing

• Presenting virtually (possibility of in person) in an ongoing wellness group

• Working closely with staff dietitians, physicians, and other health professionals

• Assisting with prior authorizations for liquid supplements • Counseling patients one-on-one and in a group setting via Zoom • Assisting with EMR charting etc.

• Assisting with research and marketing etc. for a book launch

Important Notes

• Interviews begin Monday September 18 th (Space is limited)

• Send a resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in this opportunity

• List skills you feel would be relevant

• Knowledge of conversational Spanish is a plus

Contact:

Dr. Renata Shiloah

rshiloah@betances.org

1 (212) 227-8401 ext. 159

Betances Health Center


Position: Continuous Improvement Intern

Organization: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Role Description

Position Summary:
The Continuous Improvement Intern will contribute to the evaluation and continuous improvement of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) programs and activities. Successful intern will be a thought partner in the designing, running, and reporting of findings from analyses related to scale development, factor analysis, and evaluation. Interns will also aid in using data to inform program improvement recommendations and strategies across the organization.
This internship is 4 months in duration (Fall 2023 semester) and may extend into the Spring semester for interested and qualifying interns. Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week but may work more if the academic program requires. Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students receiving academic credit for the duration of the internship term.
Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Impact Measurement team, use a continuous improvement approach to evaluate AFSP and partnership activities, programs, and initiatives.
  • Design and run exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to contribute to the development of scales and instruments designed to measure awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and behavior change.
  • Design and run bivariate and multivariate analyses to evaluate outcomes of AFSP programs and disaggregate findings by population, occupation, and other grouping variables.
  • Leverage a continuous improvement approach to provide program improvement recommendations based on evaluation findings.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to inform evaluations questions, data collection methods, analytic plans, and reporting plans.
  • Work with the Impact Measurement team to communicate statistical and evaluation findings to diverse audiences through multiple mediums.
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.
Continuous Improvement intern will:
  • Acquire practical work experience and training in applied data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Acquire practical work experience and training in evaluation design and implementation.
  • Learn about the continuous improvement process for non-profit programs and initiatives.
  • Develop knowledge and insights on real-world public health evaluation strategy and design.
  • Receive a monthly stipend.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, statistics, or evaluation.
  • Experience in quantitative evaluation, including non-profit evaluation.
  • Experience in psychometric analyses and data interpretation.
  • Experience in aligning analyses and findings to best practices and scientific literature.
  • Strong attention to detail in written and oral communication.
  • Capacity to learn and master new systems and integrate technology into appropriate aspects of evaluation and communication.
  • Strongly preferred: Experience in SPSS and Qualtrics.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data entry and analysis.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, strong technical skills, good judgment, problem solving skills, and decision-making abilities.
  • Specific experience in continuous improvement preferred.
  • Project Management and program management experience a plus.
Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter, including a compelling reason why you should be considered for this role by applying on ADP.

Position: Multiple PositionsResearch and Needs Assessment; Health Education and Outreach; Policy and Advocacy- Spring ’24.

Organization: Strategies for High Impact 

Project: Long COVID Needs Assessment and Action Plan

Description:

Students will join an all-remote team of primarily disabled and chronically ill staff and volunteers conducting a patient-led / community-led pilot needs assessment and associated action plan (NAAP) on Long COVID in New York City, led by our Long COVID Justice NYC project. Students will balance independent and team work.

We are a disability-justice-centering all-remote workplace. We encourage candidates with personal experience with chronic illness and disability, and/or who are a part of communities with disproportionate rates of Long COVID, such as female, transgender and non-binary people,  people living with HIV or diabetes, and Black/African American and/or Latine people. Candidates do not have to live in New York City.

This focused health equity project will identify the needs of people living with Long COVID and associated diseases (LCAD) as well as the systems that must address these needs. It will also disseminate practical information in English and Spanish, elevating awareness among affected communities, organizations and networks. Our process will deepen alliances for advocacy and policy, and the data gathered will be used to support and expand efforts to address gaps in care and support.

The pilot will focus on three key disproportionately-affected and/or overlooked populations of people with LCAD: people living with HIV, trans people, and children and youth.

All students will gain in-depth knowledge of public health issues, Long COVID and associated diseases, and key issues in our centered communities. The student would have opportunities to participate in research and be a coauthor on all publications to which they contribute.

Three distinct types of internships/practicums are available. We can also work with students and faculty to develop these opportunities to meet Capstone research requirements and structures, or other specific programmatic requirements:

Project Component  Public Health Student
1) Research / Needs assessment  – 1 position available MPH student with focus in data and policy
2) Health education and outreach on Long COVID and resources  – up to 3 positions available.  MPH student with focus in health education or communications

 

Students will focus on one or more of our key populations: people living with HIV; transgender people; children and youth

3) Action Plan / Policy and advocacy – up to 2 positions available MPH student with focus in organizing and advocacy 

Component 1 (Research / Needs Assessment):

Student will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • compiling background information and citations, 
  • developing a survey instrument, 
  • conducting key informant interviews/focus groups, 
  • note taking, transcription of recordings, data cleaning/verification, and 
  • content analysis. 

Desired product is a report on the findings of the needs assessment. 

The student would gain skills including needs assessment, database queries, article screening and selection, qualitative data synthesis, quantitative meta-analysis methods, etc. 

Preferred skills include experience with research methods, data analysis and research writing. Familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people) and/or Spanish language fluency are also helpful but not required.

Component 2 (Health Education and Outreach):

Students will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • developing and implementing outreach plans and structures, 
  • building a referral network and protocol, 
  • drafting and producing basic information and health education materials on LCAD, including fact sheets, social media postings, and data visualization resources
  • organizing online educational and media events, and 
  • conducting evaluation of materials and outreach. 

Desired outcomes are completion of 200 digital surveys by people with LCAD, including target goals for people living with HIV, transgender people and/or children/youth. 

The student will gain skills including health education writing and material production, community outreach and communications, linkage to care mechanisms, network building and evaluation.

Preferred skills include project management experience, experience with health writing and/or community outreach, familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people)

Component 3 (Action Plan/ Policy and Advocacy):

Students will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • researching and analyzing city, state, and federal policies, and creating a bank of sample policies and best practices, 
  • holding meeting to strategize and conduct advocacy campaigns
  • organizing and tracking advocacy and policy efforts, 
  • developing virtual political education and training modules, advocacy tools and outreach materials, and policy memos and reports, and
  • supporting media engagement

The student will gain skills including advocacy and policy writing and material production;community outreach, curricula development and training; event coordination and media engagement.

Preferred skills include advocacy and policy experience, project or campaign management experience, media engagement skills. Familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people) and/or Spanish language fluency are also helpful but not required.

About Strategies for High Impact (S4HI)

 S4HI is dedicated to building the power of disabled and chronically-ill people (including those with complex chronic conditions such as long COVID). We bring vital perspectives, groundbreaking programs and proven capacity to policy, research and advocacy efforts. We are committed to principles and practices outlined in our Pandemics Are Chronic pledge. We manage Long COVID Justice, which strengthens networks of people with long COVID and associated conditions, building collective efforts and campaigns for research, healthcare, the caring economy, and racial, social, economic and disability justice. S4HI is fiscally sponsored by Allied Media Projects.

More details on the NYC Pilot Needs Assessment and Action Plan on Long COVID in New York City:

The Pilot NAAP will include foundational research, listening sessions and a patient-led survey to assess the needs of NYC residents living with LCAD and their service providers. The findings will inform policy priorities to help people living with LCAD. The assessment process is also an opportunity to disseminate clear, accurate and accessible information on LCAD, as well as information on how to access help, across a robust network of stakeholders. Both the process and results will drive advocacy efforts and share critical resources, information and tools. The final report and action plan will guide advocacy campaigns for practical policies to better serve NYC residents living with LCAD. The proposed scalable solutions may include public and provider education campaigns, new and/or improved resources, programs and services.

Our expected outcomes include:

  • Policymakers, public health leaders and advocates will have a clear understanding of how to meet the needs of NYC residents living with LCAD, including those most disproportionately impacted and/or overlooked/underserved.
  • NYC residents living with LCAD and the systems and organizations that serve them will have access to critical information about LCAD and where to access help.
  • A strong network of NYC stakeholders, including patients, providers, community and health organizations, organized and equipped to advocate for the necessary policies, programs and resources to meet the needs of people living with LCAD, will take effective collective action for measurable change.

Long COVID Justice NYC (LCJ NYC) will use qualitative and quantitative process and outcome metrics to monitor and evaluate the projects’ success: 

  • the extent to which the project is successfully patient-led and centers the voice of communities most directly and disproportionately affected, and 
  • the magnitude and reach of the needs assessment, health education campaign, and coalition building. 

We will engage stakeholders ongoingly in a collaborative quality improvement process, ensuring that all stakeholders are provided with regular progress updates and are involved in making improvements as needed. A key measure of the impact of our work will be the successful enactment of proposed policy solutions.

LCJ NYC will distribute and publicize its educational materials, final report and action plan widely to a robust network of stakeholders across the city, including patients and their community, providers, community partners and health systems, elected officials, policymakers, relevant city agency leadership, political organizations, advocates, and media outlets, through digital communication and additional events such as strategic convenings and public education sessions.

LCJ NYC will design the survey instrument, educational resources, and policy recommendations, in English and Spanish. All materials will be available for future translation and replication for other populations across multiple geographical communities. 

Hours: Flexible, ranging from 10-20 hours/week. We prefer students who can make a commitment to the full academic year, but will consider semester-length placements.

Note: There is capacity to host additional volunteers and interns.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@s4hi.org with the following subject line: Internship Application. In the letter, please specify which one(s) of the specific position you wish to apply for. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, with priority to applicants who apply by August 31, 2023.


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: Evolutionary Health Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Building a Nonhuman Tumor Atlas

Program Description: The Evolutionary Health Group directed by principal investigator Nash Rochman who recently joined the SPH from the National Institutes of Health seeks to uncover and explain deeply conserved mechanisms of human pathogen adaptation.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the principal investigator and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass literature review and genomic data analysis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from September to December (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be remote. In person meetings are welcome but not required. The position will conclude at the close of the SPH Fall semester.

Research Associate Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Support the construction of the Nonhuman Tumor Atlas, a database designed to provide insight into cancer evolution to complement human tumor genome repositories, TCGA and COSMIC. Genomic drivers of human cancer also broadly cause disease in most nonhuman animals. In contrast to human cancer, nonhuman tumor genome sequences are poorly organized and there is no centralized repository available to facilitate data sharing. Construction of the Nonhuman Tumor Atlas is expected to facilitate new developments in personalized medicine by demonstrating the impact of common polymorphisms on tumor evolution as well as improve animal health outcomes.

  • Design a search strategy to identify most published nonhuman tumor sequences using tools made available through PubMed and SRA.
  • Establish best practices for UX design to determine which features of TCGA and COSMIC should be replicated and recommendations for tailored additions.

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Interest in cancer biology or genomics
  • Prior programming experience NOT required

To apply, please email your resume to nashdeltarochman@gmail.com/nash.rochman@nih.gov.


Position: College Assistant

Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Seeking a master’s student to assist a PhD candidate, Saskia Shuman, on work supporting her approved dissertation research relating to (potential) provider biases and the patient experience during a pelvic examination.

Specific duties may include assisting with:

  • Identifying and scheduling individual interviews with participants who meet study inclusion criteria
  • Providing data organization and qualitative coding support (second coder) for Aim 1: content analysis of provider encounter notes from clinical care; and Aim 2: transcribed interviews with research participants;
  • Data cleaning to prepare files for quantitative analysis

Timeline: September 2023-February 2024

Hours: Approximately 200 hours total (~8 hrs/week for six months)

Pay: $25/hr

 Requirements:

  • Very organized, detail-oriented
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (interviews, coding, etc.) preferred

 To apply, please email your resume to Saskia Shuman at SASKIA.SHUMAN14@login.cuny.edu and include the following:

1) A paragraph describing your relevant experience and interest in the project

2) Current CV/or list of recent coursework


Position: Community Health Intern- Fall ’23

Organization: NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

Position Summary:

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking for a Community Health Intern. The Community Health intern will work on an initiative focused on improving food access and nutrition in the New York City immigrant community. This exciting new initiative involves integration within a multidisciplinary team of partners in community-based research, community service, nutrition, and public health across multiple partnering institutions.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Recruitment and outreach – Work with community partners to outreach and recruit for research studies.

2. Survey translation and administration – Assist with survey translation, outreach, and conducting survey assessments in person.

3. Community engagement – Provide logistical information about program and obtain feedback from community members, translating as necessary.

4. Qualitative research – Conduct key informant interviews, assist with translations/transcription, and participate in analysis as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Fluency in Chinese (ability to read, write, and speak).

3. Background and/or coursework in community health or related coursework/experiences.

4. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

5. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

6. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.

7. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills.

8. Experience with qualitative research.

Time commitment: 5- 10 hours a week, August/September 2023 – December 2023; potential to extend

Working Conditions:

Travel to local partner institution sites in NYC

To apply, please email your resume to Celine Chan at szewan.chan@nyulangone.org.


Position: Ruth Wooden Fellowship- Cannabis Equity

Organization: The CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative (HHI)

Ruth Wooden Fellowship Award in Health Communications for Social Change: About the Funder – Ruth Wooden After a meritorious 40-year career in marketing and public policy communications, Ruth Wooden retired in 2011. Early in her career she worked at the Ralston Purina Company and NW Ayer Advertising. In 1987 Ms. Wooden was elected President of the Advertising Council, the nation’s leading provider of public service advertising campaigns for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Later, she served as the advertising coordinator for Senator Bill Bradley’s Presidential campaign and in the social marketing practice at Porter Novelli. From 2003 until her retirement she served as President of Public Agenda, the New York City-based research and public policy think tank founded by social scientist Dan Yankelovich and Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.

SUMMARY OF WORK NEEDED BY ORGANIZATION: HHI is seeking a student to assist in the development of its Cannabis Equity & Health educational series for public health and health care professionals. The series aims to address the importance of adequately communicating information and dissuading misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization, regulation, economics, health impact, and safe use. By using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the content for the series and other cannabis equity projects under HHI will be created by first listening to the community and then tailoring messaging to their needs. The student intern would help to

  • Conduct key interviews with community members and partners
  • Curate the content of series episodes
  • Provide guidance on how content is communicated to attendees
  • Incorporate methods for attendees to relay information to their constituents (i.e. patients, community members) within series content and supplemental resources
  • Collaborate on visual communication tools (e.g., presentation slide decks)
  • Collaborate with speakers/presenters from various organizations and public health and/or healthcare backgrounds

These tasks will be conducted over the course of the semester under the supervision of the HHI team with weekly check-ins plus additional meetings as necessary.

EXPECTED GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The goal of this internship is for the capstone student to use their health communication skills to assist our team in education professionals and the best methods and importance of communicating cannabis information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year commitment (Spring 2024 – Fall 2024) commitment for a stipend of $2,500.
  • Hybrid: Student must be based in NYC. Several episodes of the series will be hybrid and require in-person attendance.
  • Must be available for mandatory orientation at the start of the semester with at least one day being in-person (dates to be determined).
  • Must commit to at least 3 canvassing sessions of Harlem (one for each community board) for the Spring 2024 semester. Canvassing generally occurs on weekends.
  • This fellowship is geared towards master’s students on the Health Communications for Social Change track, but strong applicants in other CUNY SPH MS/MPH programs may be considered.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend in-person partner events as interested.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake and include your program of study. For questions, email us at HarlemHealth@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Research Assistants (RAs)

Organization: NYC DOHMH- Groceries to Go

The Project

Groceries to Go is a NYC DOHMH initiative that provides eligible New Yorkers with monthly credits to purchase groceries for delivery or pickup, with the goal of alleviating food insecurity. Credits can be used to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible foods and beverages through an online platform that links to hundreds of grocery stores across NYC. The Groceries to Go evaluation is a partnership between the NYC DOHMH and researchers at the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, and the CUNY SPH Department of Community Health and Social Sciences. The project will collect in-depth interview (IDI) data from program participants in order to document the impact of the program, and to complement quantitative data being collected by the DOHMH.

The Position

We are looking to hire a team of Research Assistants (RAs) who will be responsible for conducting in-depth interviews (IDIs) in English, Spanish or Chinese (‘simplified’) with individuals enrolled in the Groceries to Go program. They will also contribute to transcription, coding, and analysis of the data, working closely with the Project Coordinator (Jacquelyn Sullivan), the Project Officer of the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (Ansley Hobbs) and the Director of Evaluation of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (Katy Tomaino Fraser).

Applicant Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a combination of several of the following skills:

  • An advanced degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field (or be near completion)
  • Experience collecting qualitative data, such as conducting interviews
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/assignments efficiently
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent (speaking, reading and writing) in English, Chinese (‘simplified’), and/or Spanish
  • Experience with Dedoose, Qualtrics, Excel and/or AirTable

Project Commitment and Compensation

This is a grant-funded position managed through the CUNY Research Foundation for 12-15 hrs/wk at a rate between $25 and $28 per hour, depending on experience. While some remote work is possible, successful candidates will be expected to work periodically in the project office at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, as well as conduct in-person interviews at locations in NYC convenient to program participants when video and telephonic modes are not available/preferred. This may involve conducting some interviews during evening hours or on weekends.

To Apply

Interested individuals who meet a majority of the qualifications listed above are encouraged to apply by sending an email to Jacquelyn Sullivan (jackienicole614@gmail.com) with the following:

1) Detailed cover letter summarizing applicable background/experience (must state in which of the languages noted above is fluent)

2) Resume / CV

3) Information regarding availability for a 45-minute video interview beginning the week of 7/24/23


Position: Research and Evaluation Intern- Fall ’23

Organization: Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that supports healthy, thriving communities nationwide through capital financing, expertise, and advocacy. PCDC partners with providers and practices – particularly those in low-income communities and communities of color – and investors to identify healthcare needs, increase primary care capacity, and craft effective, evidence-based solutions. Over the last 30 years, we have leveraged over $1.5 billion in capital and investment to develop and improve the primary care field and its infrastructure. Our comprehensive approach makes better, more equitable, and more accessible primary care a reality.

Position Overview:

PCDC seeks a part-time graduate student Research and Evaluation Intern. The intern will assist the Research & Evaluation team with researching primary care access in New York by compiling and analyzing relevant data. The intern may also support other internal projects, including making PCDC’s evaluation data understandable and actionable and assisting on projects, including analyses of PCDC’s impact. This position will report to the Research & Evaluation Manager.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Collect and analyze data on primary care access measures in New York.
  • Develop and draft graphical representations, maps, and relevant products.
  • Support the management of PCDC’s Microsoft Excel-based evaluation databases, aggregating data from various external sources, including Census.gov, CDC PLACES, and HRSA’s Uniform Data System (UDS) and mapper.
  • Conduct descriptive and statistical analyses in Excel, SAS, and Tableau to support program evaluations and primary care research
  • Draft reports and presentations for internal and external audiences, as requested.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field
  • Availability to commit to approximately 20 hours per week through December 2023, with the possibility of an extension
  • Demonstrated analytic experience with Microsoft Excel; must understand how to clean and manipulate data in Excel; ability to create Pivot Tables and Graphs
  • Demonstrated applied analytic experience; proficiency in Tableau, SAS, and ArcGIS is preferred; experience with STATA or R or other related packages will be considered in lieu of SAS
  • Familiarity with epidemiological data analysis, research design, and program evaluation methodologies
  • Familiarity with data management software; experience building databases preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to create and deliver presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, with demonstrated ability to learn new material/software

To Apply:

Please apply via our career website Here.


Position: Quantitative Data Research Intern (1), Qualitative Data Research Intern (1-2), Community and Government Engagement Intern (1-2) for Summer/Fall 2023

Organization: CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Project: Strategic Plan to Provide Alternatives to PepsiCo Contract on CUNY Campuses

Organization Overview:

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at CUNY SPH. It develops and evaluates programs for nutrition and health equity and advocates for improved food security and nutrition for CUNY students and staff. The team will build upon the work of the Healthy CUNY Initiative, a university-wide effort that takes on the health and social problems which can block academic success.  We will work with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), an independent science-based consumer advocacy organization with an impressive record of accomplishments and a clear agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating.

Description of Proposed Project: You are invited to join a team of faculty, staff and students seeking to change the food landscape for CUNY students. Most food on CUNY campuses is determined by contracts with large food distributors and vending companies. PepsiCo, for example, pays CUNY $1 million annually for exclusive rights to ALL beverages sold on campus.

Working with the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, you will help imagine what a progressive food policy environment at CUNY could look like. You will be conducting research and speaking with different campuses to better understand current campus food landscapes and student priorities for improving these landscapes in the future. You will assess current and future food policies based on health, affordability and other student priorities (e.g. convenience, preferences, cultural relevance). The project will culminate in a final paper and presentation to report findings with an opportunity to author and publish to an academic journal.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The Quantitative Data Research Intern, Qualitative Data Research Intern, and Community and Government Engagement Intern will support the Director of Advocacy from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities are detailed below.

  • Quantitative Data Research Intern
    • Clean up the data from the campus-wide PRC survey
    • Conduct appropriate analyses
    • Develop report of findings and present results
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results
  • Qualitative Data Research Intern
    • Convene 3 focus groups of 8-12 students
    • Conduct 15 semi-structure in-depth interviews of those who engaged with our campaign
    • Draft interview guides for both focus groups + interviews
    • Clean up the data
    • Data analysis
    • Develop report of findings and present results
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results
  • Community and Government Engagement Intern
    • Identify organizations to invite to join off-campus coalition
    • Draft letter of support for off-campus coalition members to sign
    • Collect LOS signatures + contact information to stay engaged
    • Contact local elected officials to gauge interest
    • Draft resolutions to present to elected team
    • Plan sticker campaign for CUNY + SUNY campuses
    • Plan fall forum event:
      • Theme/title
      • Speakers
      • Call to action
    • Identify media outlets to invite to fall forum event
    • Draft report of activities, successes and challenges
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August-December 2023. The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Fall semester with potential opportunity to extend into 2024. Stipends are available for fieldwork students.

 Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Building relationships, community organizing, grassroots advocacy
  • Event planning
  • Attention to detail, organized, and comfortable taking initiative

To apply, please email your resume to eman.faris@sph.cuny.edu before August 15th!


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Hunger Free America – Neighborhood Guides Research Intern

Organization: Hunger Free America

Program Description:

Hunger Free America (HFA) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Each year, HFA produces updated, comprehensive Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance containing detailed information on free food access in all five boroughs. Users can learn how and where to access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens and food pantries, and farmer’s markets that accept SNAP as payment. We are seeking an intern to evaluate the impact these Guides have in the community and evaluate whether producing print versions is still necessary.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Data Director of Hunger Free America and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass qualitative research in all five boroughs to evaluate how effectively these Guides are reaching food insecure New Yorkers. Research will include interviews with food insecure individuals and staff members at anti-hunger organizations. A large focus of this research will be evaluating the necessity of having printed Guides, or if our work could be just as impactful by only providing digital versions.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August 25th – December 20th, 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH fall semester.

Neighborhood Guides Research Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Conduct qualitative, on-the-ground research with users of our Guides
  • Evaluate the impact of our Guides on the community
  • Identify areas of growth for HFA’s Guides to better assist food insecure individuals
  • Evaluate the necessity of printed vs digital Guides

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Previous experience working with low-income individuals
  • Qualitative research experience

To apply, please email your resume to agibson@hungerfreeamerica.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Hunger Free America – National SNAP Assistance Research Intern

Organization: Hunger Free America

Program Description:

Hunger Free America (HFA) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Our Data Department operates HFA’s national database of feeding programs, FindFood.HungerFreeAmerica.org. One of the many datasets we’ve included in FindFood are organizations that offer SNAP application assistance around the country. Our next step with this dataset is to analyze these sites to determine which regions of the country are currently lacking SNAP application assistance resources.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Data Director of Hunger Free America and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass conducting research on both the geographic availability and quality of current SNAP application assistance resources across the country. The findings will then be presented to HFA staff to help inform how we can best assist underserved regions.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August 25th – December 20th, 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH fall semester.

National SNAP Assistance Research Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a geospatial analysis on national SNAP application assistance data
  • Research the quality of existing SNAP application assistance resources
  • Identify regions of the country that are lacking adequate SNAP application assistance
  • Summarize and present findings to Hunger Free America staff

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Experience using GIS software
  • Knowledge about the SNAP program is a bonus

To apply, please email your resume to agibson@hungerfreeamerica.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Program Coordinator (part-time, temporary)

Organization: Brooklyn Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (HDSIP) 2023

Overview:

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in partnership with the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC) Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (BHDSIP) provides an opportunity for local high school students who have interests in pursuing academic and professional careers in the health sciences, to gain an understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health that impact the health and wellness of our communities. It also provides an opportunity to build relationships with local community-based organizations (CBOs) through a partnership developing community-based research projects. Students are exposed to a service learning curriculum that encompasses: awareness of health disparities, basic epidemiologic research skills, and the design and implementation of a community-engaged research project.

Prior to being exposed to the curriculum, students complete six (6) hours of basic research methodology and are assigned to partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and evaluate a research question that has significant relevance to the community. The students, supported by research mentors, will simultaneously apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program to their research projects. At the end of the four week program, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of the curriculum through oral and poster presentations of their research projects.

The program will be held in-person at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in public health or related sciences; Masters of Public Health or related field preferred. Qualifications include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work independently and with a team, and the ability to multitask. Must have experience conducting public health research, have knowledge of urban health issues and experience working with diverse populations.

Expectations:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the program’s day to day activities, leading didactic sessions and mentoring and supervising 20 high school students and interns from July 10th-August 3rd, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. The Program Coordinator will serve as a guide to students while they navigate their research projects and communicate with their CBO supervisors. There is a commitment of ~35 hours a week between June 19-August 11. You will be required to onboard three weeks prior to the program, and end one week after programming is complete to finalize program reporting.

General Tasks & Responsibilities:

▪ Coordinate program day to day activities (e.g. student check-ins, guest lectures, CBO engagement)

▪ Assist in program pre and post planning

▪ Facilitate student-CBO relationships

▪ Guide and mentor students through research project development

▪ Lead didactic sessions/lesson plans

▪ Co-develop appropriate assessment tools: surveys, structured interview and focus group questions, observation tools

▪ Review research methodology curriculum for high school students and offer feedback

▪ Facilitate research methods curriculum to students

▪ Monitor the development, implementation and completion of student research projects

▪ Communicate with individual CBO contacts to ensure that students are fulfilling expectations

▪ Support compilation of project results into final poster form for presentation

▪ Assist students with poster and oral presentations of research projects

▪ Assist in preparing research projects as publishable journal manuscripts

▪ Collect all material related to the students’ projects (i.e., datasets, electronic posters)

Send resumes to: faraya@arthurasheinstitute.org


Position: Research Mentor (Volunteer; small stipend provided)

Organization: Brooklyn Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (HDSIP) 2023

Overview:

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in partnership with the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC) Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (BHDSIP) provides an opportunity for local high school students who have interests in pursuing academic and professional careers in the health sciences, to gain an understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health that impact the health and wellness of our communities. Students are exposed to a service learning curriculum that encompasses: awareness of health disparities, basic epidemiologic research skills, and the design and implementation of a community-engaged research project.

Prior to being exposed to the curriculum, students complete six (6) hours of basic research methodology and are assigned to partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and evaluate a research question that has significant relevance to the community. The students, supported by research mentors, will simultaneously apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program to their research projects. At the end of the four week program, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of the curriculum through oral and poster presentations of their research projects.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress. Strong interest in health sciences, public health, urban health issues, and experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with youth is desirable.

Expectations:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Research Mentors will serve as mentors to high school students while they navigate their research projects and communicate with their CBO supervisors. There is a commitment of 35 hours a week and will be in-person.

General Tasks & Responsibilities:

▪ Supervise, guide and mentor high school students through research project process

▪ Develop a research plan in conjunction with CBO member

▪ Conduct a relevant literature review on research topic

▪ Develop appropriate assessment tools: surveys, structured interview and focus group questions, observation tools

▪ Develop databases (e.g., Excel, SPSS) for storing collected data

▪ Review research methodology curriculum for high school students and offer feedback

▪ Facilitate research methods curriculum to students

▪ Provide students with materials to assist with research projects (i.e., research topic, hypothesis, literature review) prior to beginning of the program

▪ Facilitate individual learning sessions that are part of the HDSIP curriculum

▪ Meet with students as a group/individually each week

▪ Monitor the development, implementation and completion of student research projects

▪ Communicate with individual CBO contacts to ensure that students are fulfilling expectations

▪ Support compilation of project results into final poster form for presentation

▪ Assist students with poster and oral presentations of research projects

▪ Collect all material related to the students’ projects (i.e., datasets, electronic posters)

Send resumes to: faraya@arthurasheinstitute.org


Position: Multiple Undergraduate and/or Graduate Student Interns

Organization: CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG)

General Description

CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG): About UsThe CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance has a mission to improve the financing, delivery, and measurement of critical public services through research, technical assistance, and education. We lead projects aimed at reforming the criminal justice system, measuring urban inequality, expanding the reach of social service providers, and more. Each project has a dedicated team of research and policy experts who collaborate closely with internal and external organizations. For more information about ISLG, please visit www.islg.cuny.edu. Our Goals for Diversity and InclusionWe strive to foster an office environment and an approach to work that welcomes and respects different perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are working towards our goal of recruiting and retaining staff, interns and advisory group members who are diverse in terms of race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, disability, and justice system involvement.

Who we are looking for

ISLG is recruiting multiple undergraduate and/or graduate student interns to work on a variety of projects, spanning a range of policy areas, including:

  • Police reform – supporting the implementation of a community engagement strategy which seeks to collect and disseminate experiences of racialized policing across New York City communities. This work involves leveraging the voices of people most impacted by racialized policing, particularly those with lived experiences, to understand experiences and impacts of racialized policing and identify approaches to address past, present and future harms. This will include collecting narratives from those impacted by racialized policing to highlight, memorialize and honor the voices of those impacted and affected by these harms.
  • Restorative justice – designing a procurement process to identify community groups interested in applying for funding to implement restorative justice practices in their work.
  • Recruitment and retention of people of color in clinical professions – exploring the reasons for the underrepresentation of people of color within these professions and making recommendations on ways to increase representation.
  • Gender-based-violence – supporting a New York State-wide training and technical assistance (TTA) program through the provision of programmatic, strategic, and/or operational TTA to providers who offer crime victim services. A second project involves understanding and documenting the experiences of justice impacted survivors of gender-based-violence. This work entails partnering with colleagues, city stakeholders and a working group of survivor experts, in soliciting learnings and recommendations from the field and developing recommendations for city government.
  • Education and leadership – developing materials used to support elected officials and their chiefs of staff who participate in the Lindsay and Kriegel fellowship programs.
  • Criminal legal system reform/community investment – supporting the early implementation of a community-based social service navigator program focused on services for the unhoused, and supporting communications related to a variety of community investment projects funded by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and managed by ISLG.

We are hiring interns to work at ISLG during the summer months. Interns will report to a Program Director or a Senior Policy Associate, and will work on a range of tasks within the projects listed above as well as others not listed here. Interns may work on one or more of the project areas above, as well as other projects. Tasks that the interns may be responsible for include:

  • Taking notes at focus groups and interviews
  • Writing literature reviews and content for ISLG’s fellowship programs and other projects
  • Providing coordination support for scheduling focus groups, interviews and other meetings
  • Assisting in the preparation of materials for meetings, policy briefs, blogs and other communications
  • Other tasks as needed to support ISLG’s work
QualificationsWe would love to hear from you, if you are/have:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at a CUNY school or graduated from such a program within the last year
  • Personal, professional, or academic knowledge of any of the following fields: gender based violence, police reform, peer leadership development, restorative justice, community engagement, youth development, and violence intervention
  • Excellent time management skills and experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Ability to write and present in an articulate, structured, and compelling manner
  • Ability to prioritize and work on a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to commit to a consistent schedule of approximately 35 hours per week for the internship period (i.e., June 1 – mid-August)
  • Flexibility about projects and workflow
  • Passion about equitable state and local policy solutions to pressing social issues
  • Experience in participatory action research and/or other community engagement approaches a plus
  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus

ISLG is open to flexibility on the requirements above, but we would expect candidates to fit most of the items described.

Status: Full Time

Pay Range: $20.00-$25.00

How to Apply

To apply you will need to include a cover letter describing your qualifications and interests and attach your curriculum vitae. Additionally, we ask that candidates submit the following materials:

  1. ISLG’s Internship Program application form (which will be emailed to all candidates).
  2. A cover letter that includes your area(s) of interest, how you hope to contribute to ISLG’s mission, and your proposed start and end dates and work schedule. (1 page limit)
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae. (1 page limit)
  4. The contact information for 2 references (preferably professors or former supervisors of employment relating to the work of ISLG).
  5. An academic or professional writing sample. (3 page limit)
  6. Unofficial transcripts.

All additional application documents must be in English and submitted in a single PDF to info@islg.cuny.edu by the deadline listed below. Please use the subject line “Summer Student Internship Application.” Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application review will commence on May 29, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: CUNY SPH’s Pandemic Response Institute (PRI)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support Dr. Ilias Kavouras, Professor and Chair of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences at CUNY SPH.  The project will assess the Environmental & Occupational Health, Epi/Biostatisticians, and Community Health workforces. The position responsibilities will focus on public health disciplines and graduates to document the lack of public-health trained professionals in front-line disciplines.

Open to CUNY SPH students in all degree programs.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2023 (~15 hours/week) The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer semester.

Qualifications:

    • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

To apply, please email your resume to Ilias.Kavouras@sph.cuny.edu.    


Position: Health Communications Coordinator/Infodemiologist

Organization: Critica

Description:

Critica is in search of dedicated individuals with experience in communications, public health, psychology, and/or social media to carry out interventions to counteract misinformation surrounding reproductive health. We are looking for interested individuals with a passion for serving the communities with which they identify. Interventionists need not have a background in the science of reproductive health to be successful in this role. Critica will train successful candidates in “infodemiology,” or the process of surveilling the digital landscape for misinformation and rapidly counteracting it. Opportunities for co-authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts are possible. This work is in close partnership with faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Location: Remote

Start: June 2023

Duration: 6 months

Compensation: $25/hour

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week

Key responsibilities are as follows:

Misinformation Surveillance (up to 5 hours a week):

  • Monitor prevailing themes in information shared about reproductive health on social media and identify types of misinformation and where it is spread
  • Attend weekly meeting to debrief and discuss interventions

Misinformation Response (5 hours a week):

  • Conduct motivational-interviewing based interventions to help minimize the impact of misinformation on reproductive health. Candidates will be extensively trained in these methods by Critica staff before undertaking interventions and will have the opportunity to begin with supervised interventions.

Evaluation (flexible/as needed):

  • Participate in data collection for evaluation of the infodemiology program, including assisting in following up with people to measure changes in attitudes and behaviors

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a degree in science communication, sociology, psychology, public policy, public health, or related disciplines. We will also consider exceptional undergraduate candidates majoring in relevant disciplines listed above.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be passionate about working with and contributing to a team devoted to improving the public’s understanding of science and to counteracting misinformation about science and health
  • Have an interest in reproductive health
  • Be interested in serving in the communities with which they identify
  • Have strong time management and organizational skills
  • Have strong social media skills
  • Be able to represent Critica with professionalism and maintain calm under pressure
  • Spanish language fluency is desirable but not required

Compensation for this position is on an hourly basis.

Critica is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Critica prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to info@criticascience.org.


Position: IPHN Food and Agriculture Industry Research Assistant

Organization: The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN)

The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN) is looking for Summer and/or Fall session student(s) (2 positions maximum) with interest in researching the food and agriculture industries in New York State and beyond through a public health lens.

Background Suboptimal diet is one of the leading global underlying causes of death, disease, and preventable disability. Increasing attention is being paid to the commercial determinants of these health outcomes, defined as the impacts of private, for-profit actors on people’s health (direct or indirect, positive or negative).

With this in mind, a number of IPHN projects require a careful and sophisticated understanding of the food/agricultural industries in New York State and beyond. These projects include:

The Eliminating Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing from Public Transit project funded by the NY Health Foundation.

● Active participation in an international coalition of faith based organizations bringing together voices from around the world to contribute to healthy and sustainable food system transformation

● Ongoing collaborative advocacy projects with the Center for Science and the Public Interest at the New York State and New York City levels:

● The Predatory Marketing Prevention Act (PMPA), groundbreaking legislation to expand consumer protection law to add the marketing of unhealthy foods/drinks to vulnerable populations (esp. young children) as category of deceptive advertising (S213A/A4424)

● Vanguard legislation requiring warning labels for chain restaurant foods high in sodium (S4890/A6529) and added sugars (S6408A)

Stipend: Each student will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Location: Mostly remote work, with some opportunities for in-person meetings, events, and networking in New York City depending on student availability and interest.

Student Tasks

1. Researching the food and agriculture sectors in New York State and beyond, as directed by IPHN Conveners, and utilizing secondary data and interviews and communications with knowledgeable sources.

2. Drafting elements of the final deliverable report for the Eliminating Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing project.

3. Presenting research regarding food and agriculture industries during Interfaith Public Health Roundtable discussions

4. Contributing at least 2 blog posts to the IPHN blog (as edited and approved by the IPHN Conveners)

5. Other ad hoc research items as identified

Requirements

● Basic familiarity with the commercial determinants of health concept, and the concept of, and developing research around, ultra-processed foods, including the NOVA classification system

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Background in other relevant fields including the food industry, other business practices, nutrition, and faith-based studies

Contact: Bob Pezzolesi, MPH, ODHM Convener 315-263-9522 rsp@iphnetwork.org.


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Intern

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYCDOHMH) Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC)

Program Description:

The mission of the BPHC is to promote a healthy community by providing New Yorkers with the resources needed to make informed and empowered health decisions; identify and treat tuberculosis, provide immunizations, and sexual health services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. To achieve this, will support the team with the conducting of outreach to providers and community groups; support with administrative needs to support our research efforts; and provide feedback on how to improve sexual health and wellness and reduce racial inequities. On May 2nd, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to expand access to reproductive health care across the state to ensure that every student enrolled in a SUNY or CUNY college has access to medication abortion on campus. A1395-C/S1213-B requires that every SUNY and CUNY campus provide access to abortion medication to their student body by providing students with information and referrals to providers authorized to prescribe abortion medication. College-age individuals are within the age group most likely to seek abortion care. BPHC seeks candidates that will assist in the broad dissemination of free medication abortion services at our Sexual Health Clinics in Morrisania, Bronx, Jamaica, Queens, Central Harlem, Manhattan, and Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Community Engagement Supervisor of Bureau of Public Health Clinics and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass coordinating efforts between student health centers, student groups, and DOHMH to make all CUNY students aware of the city’s free medication abortion services and the Abortion Access Hub. Activities include:

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours per semester. The position will conclude when the student completes their required coursework.

Summer Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

▪ Investigating strategies to enhance our existing outreach methods. Priority neighborhoods include Central Harlem, Morrisania, and Crown Heights including across monolingual Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole speakers

▪ Maintaining an up-to-date calendar with all planned outreach activities

▪ Logging activities in city database Public Health Partners Connect (PHPC) within 2 business days

▪ Conducting periodic quality assurance checks on PHPC data

▪ Community Asset Mapping

▪ Follow up on student-focused listservs the clinics belongs to in order to ensure services listed, locations, and hours are accurately depicted

▪ Sharing promotional materials during student and/or on-campus activities and events ▪ Ensuring increased access to safer sex supplies throughout campus

▪ Attending community and coalition meetings identified by supervisor

▪ Assists Liaisons with the updating of linkage agreement and referral partners

▪ Support survey tools for getting feedback from students and student patients about the services our clinics provide

▪ Contributes to brainstorming on how these surveys will then inform the way we plan our future community outreach strategies.

▪ Assesses community engagement work to strategize outreach with a racial equity lens

▪ Create transition document at the end of their fieldwork that details all aspects of the project, including outstanding assignments, main points of contacts and potential next steps to move the project forward

▪ Provides overall summary of their work with Community Engagement Unit

▪ Transition partnerships, developing communication around transition to inform partners about new points of contact after the program ends

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Comfortable communicating clearly and professionally to diverse audiences by email, phone and in-person

• Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Native level fluency in Spanish, French, or Haitian Creole

To apply, please email your resume to kortiz3@health.nyc.gov. Applications may be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Community Mapping Field Coordinator- Summer Internship 

Organization: The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC)

MAPSCorps NYC, Summer 2023

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC) is a unique organization that breaks down economic and social barriers to healthcare and wellness for young people by providing vital services – high quality, comprehensive, confidential and free – for all who come to us. We advance adolescent health as a national imperative by serving as a leading center of clinical care, specialized training and innovative research.

This summer, AHC will continue a Community Resource Mapping project to engage young people in health advocacy and to identify and categorize community assets throughout the city. The information will utilized to create an interactive web-based map for public use and to increase community knowledge of what is available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC) is looking for college students pursuing health- related fields to mentor youth as they map and research community assets in underserved neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. The data collected is used to produce an interactive online map that links youth, families, and health providers to the services they need the most (mapscorps.org).

Field Coordinators will oversee data collecting in the field, run seminars for youth development, teach daily STEM focused curriculum workshops, help young people complete a public/ community health research project that will be presented during the symposium and create a community based resource pamphlet. We hire college students each summer to work as Field Coordinators in fields linked to health. The job is equivalent to 300 hours of summer internship credit. Field Coordinators are crucial because they supervise Community Mappers during the morning fieldwork and lead workshops in the afternoon centered on helping young people grow. High school students and youth not enrolled in school are community mappers. Mappers will receive proper training on how to locate all businesses and organizations (assets) in a given neighborhood that have public facing operations across all industries using scientific and mobile technology. Together, Community Mappers and Field Coordinators strengthen learning objectives, foster connections based on trust, offer academic and professional advice, and guarantee a fruitful overall experience.

Additional Requirements & Responsibilities:

· Critically assess how urban design impacts public health and socioeconomic disparities

· Build relationships with local organizations, stakeholders, and community youth · Participate in program meetings, conference calls, trainings, and the Symposium

· Respect others’ differences

· Be currently enrolled as a part- or full-time undergrad or Grad student

· Previous work/volunteer experience serving underrepresented communities preferred

Summer Schedule:

Field Coordinator training:

 June 12 to June 23rd , Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm Mapping

Fieldwork (w/ Youth Mappers):

 July 5th to Aug 12, Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Summer Symposium:

 TBD

Field checks and finalization of resource pamphlets:

 TBD

Plan for summer 2023:

We plan to focus on both research and recognizing community assets in light of the Covid-19 outbreak and all of the safety guideline lines introduced to keep everyone safe. This will include gathering information from community members and analysis. The results will then lead to recommendations for further research, programming and/or policy. Additionally, the youthcreated resource guides that emphasize the priceless resources they think the communities they map most urgently need will be the project’s culmination. Training and mapping for this year will be hybrid. The Mount Sinai – Adolescent Health Center, which is located at 320 East 94th Street, will be where we meet in person. Days online will be through Zoom.

If selected to work with us this summer, you will need to complete the following steps for clearance through our volunteer department:

o Background check

o Drug Screening

o HIPPA & Sexual harassment training

o PPD tests*

o Physical* o Proof of vaccination for Moderna/Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson

* Physicals and PPDs may be complete at the Adolescent Health Center or at your own doctor’s office.

Please Note: A positive drug test could result in ineligibility from volunteering at Mount Sinai in the future. If this is a concern for you or if you have questions regarding it, please feel free to reach out to staff prior to testing.

Contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at the number provided if you would like to schedule an appointment for a medical examination and PPD testing.

Phone: 212-426-3000

Located at: 312 East 94th Street (between 1st & 2 nd Ave) New York, NY 10128

Hours of Operation:

– Monday- Wednesday: 8:30am – 5pm

– Thursday: 12pm – 5pm

– Friday: 8:30am – 5pm

– Saturday: 8:30am- 4pm

– Sunday: CLOSED

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kymberly.Gonzalez@mountsinai.org.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Position: Student Intern

Organization: NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, Division of Epidemiology

Position Summary:

The Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP) at the NYU School of Medicine is conducting an evaluation of New York City’s overdose prevention centers (OPCs), the first such publicly recognized sites in the United States. OPCs are spaces where individuals can utilize pre‐obtained drugs under medical and/or peer supervision. Over 100 OPCs exist globally, and prior research indicates that OPCs can reduce the risk of overdose and drug use‐related health harms.

As the New York City sites are the first OPCs in the unique US health care and drug policy context, COEP is committed to conducting a rigorous epidemiologic study to estimate the health and social impacts of these services and inform future program and policy development. The study will include both recruitment of a diverse cohort of people who use drugs in New York City to track individual‐level outcomes, and observational community‐based assessments to track neighborhood‐level outcomes. To support the observational community‐based study components, COEP is hiring two part‐time Student Interns.

Principal Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Professor/Project Director, Student Intern activities will include:

‐ Conduct of systematic neighborhood observations and assessments, including independent fieldwork

‐ Data entry, as needed

‐ Other research study activities, as needed

Required Qualifications:

‐ BA/BS in health, social, or clinical sciences or progress toward a BA/BS in a relevant field

‐ Detail‐oriented and organized

‐ Ability to work efficiently and independently in community‐based settings

‐ Excellent oral communication skills

‐ Comfort traveling to and spending time in varied communities and neighborhoods across New York City

‐ Familiarity with harm reduction principles

‐ Willingness to learn data collection protocols

‐ Flexibility for evening and weekend hours

‐ Familiarity with web‐based survey tools or willingness to learn such tools

Preferred Qualifications:

‐ Previous experience supporting/conducting observational research

‐ Progress toward/enrollment in master’s or doctoral degree in health, social, or clinical sciences (e.g., MPH/MSW, PhD/DSW/DrPH)

‐ Familiarity with syringe service programs and other community‐based services for people who use drugs in New York City ‐ Knowledge of public health terminology

‐ Prior work as a peer and/or lived experience of substance use

Job Posting Range: $16‐$18 per hour

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume/CV and brief cover letter by email to: Bennett Allen: bennett.allen@nyulangone.org

Note that the position is field‐based and will require at least 50% standing and walking as part of job activities.


Position: Student Volunteer (Internship Program)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

Summary:

The FEMA Region 2 Student Volunteer Program, located at 1 World Trade Center in New York City, aims to engage students from both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an opportunity to gain real-life work experience with a federal emergency management entity. Students are interviewed and placed with a division/team that matches their skillsets and interests. Under the direct supervision of FEMA Region 2 staff, each student will work to develop new ideas while also assisting with the improvement of current FEMA programs. Participants will therefore gain experience in the field of emergency management and hone technical skills concentrated in community engagement, partnership coordination, climate adaptation, equity, project planning, disaster recovery, computer programming, geo-spatial data application, continuous improvement, and more. Each student will plan, initiate, coordinate, and execute projects relevant to their placement for their 4-month internship.

Deliverables:

• Development of project plans

• Assistance with current staff goals/objectives and daily office tasks

• Participation in professional development trainings with subject matters experts • Creation of reports, articles, presentations, trainings, etc. related to placement area

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected disaster programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of their placement department

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, procedures

Requirements

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Duties:

The Community Preparedness Student Volunteer position is located in the National Preparedness Division in DHS/FEMA Region 2 based in New York City. Under the supervision of our FEMA Preparedness staff, the student will provide support to further the goals of the preparedness portfolio and the implementation of equity within FEMA Region 2’s work. This will provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience in the federal government with topics such as emergency management, community development, and partnership coordination.

Deliverables:

• Development of training materials

• Social science research, literature reviews and presentations

• Identifying new partners

• Developing reports, supporting with community engagement events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected community preparedness programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of community preparedness

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Office of the Regional Administrator (ORA) Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Description:

FEMA Region 2 ORA is requesting 1-2 student volunteers to assist with projects and efforts of the R2 ORA – Action Office, Reports, & Technical Analysis (AORTA) Team. R2 ORA – AORTA has a myriad of reports and projects that could benefit from the focused effort of an enthusiastic and capable individual. Selected candidates(s) will be expected to contribute to and or create one of the products mentioned below.

Responsibilities:

• Designing the report/dashboard of the Quarterly EEC Survey

• Developing and designing the Action Office dashboard and weekly report

• Developing and designing the weekly data call report

• Technical writing and content development for Jurisdictional Profiles

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs to include (MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Word)

• Written communication skills

• Analytical software experience (ex. ArcGIS, Tableau, Power BI)

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Ability to plan and execute work

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study at bachelor’s level in emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, public administration, communications, training, economics, or public relations is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not allowed).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: National Preparedness Division: Student Volunteer Program

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

DUTIES:

The Student Volunteer position is associated with the National Preparedness Division within DHS/FEMA Region 2 based in New York City. Under the supervision of the National Preparedness team, the student will support in researching, planning, and developing a series of student volunteer/intern engagement programs. This will provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience in the Federal Government, Emergency Management, and Program Facilitation. The student will also engage in internal trainings with subject matter experts, participate in informational sessions/recruitment events, and develop improvement processes to implement during their internship.

DELIVERABLES:

• Develop/finalize program Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual

• Create contact lists for current/previous student volunteers

• Brainstorm professional development opportunities/organize internal training events

• Develop reports and final project implementation strategy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected student volunteer/intern programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of applied student engagement strategies

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

2. Previous work or ongoing study in emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, environmental studies or public relations is recommended.

3. Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not allowed).

4. Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

5. Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

6. Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please contact: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov| (787) 692-8159


Position: Equity Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 months ● Part-time/15 hrs (weekly) ● Unpaid/College Credit

Description:

The Region 2 Equity Task Force (ETF) is requesting a student volunteer during the 2023 – 2024 fiscal year. The student will be assisting the Region 2 Equity Task Force under the leadership of Dale McShine, Grants Division Director (ETF Point of Contact) to prepare a draft operating plan. In response to the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, Goal 1: Instill Equity as a Foundation for Emergency Management, Region 2 formed a Task Force to review the status of equity application in its program delivery and its workforce. In addition, each division supplied staff to serve as equity champions.

Deliverables:

Specific deliverables will be discussed during the interview process, but may include the following:

• Assist the ETF POC to implement equity actions with the agency to better serve marginalized populations.

• Prepare and release weekly agenda

• Summarize meeting notes and due outs

• Prepare monthly progress reports

• Work with the data analyst and the ADVICE regional data team to analyze the status of diversity and inclusion in the R2 Workforce

• Prepare biweekly management status report

• Work with leads for each track (Internal Workforce and Program Team) to draft operational plan and its deliverables

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to create databases in Excel

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of partnership management

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

Requirements:

• Student volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Recovery Division Student Volunteer

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Our Division is seeking student volunteers for our program areas: Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Policy Implementation, Field Operations, Business Management Office, Readiness, and the Front Office. The primary purpose of these internship positions is to help these areas with a variety of assignments such as preparing reports and written materials, tracking project status, updating SharePoint pages and other communications products, and employee engagement initiatives.

Public Assistance Division – The PA Branch is charged with delivery and implementation of the Public Assistance program to state, local, tribal, territorial, and private non-profit entities. The branch serves as point of contact for Applicants and Grantees addressing policy and process related questions ranging from scope and costs changes to time extensions and closeouts.

Individual Assistance – The IA mission is to ensure that disaster survivors have timely access to a full range of IA programs and services to maximize their recovery through coordination among local, state, federal, territorial, and tribal governments; voluntary agencies; and the private sector.

Readiness Section – The Readiness Branch is responsible for developing operational capacity, operational readiness (IM and IS professional development), and recovery exercise design.

Business Management Office – The BMO strives to build a culture of business excellence, leveraging expertise and intra-Division and inter-Division resources for collaboration and process improvements.

Field Operations Branch – The FOB delivers the Public Assistance Program in the field and is the main deployable workforce for PA.

Policy Implementation Branch – The PIB leads Division-level efforts on appeals, audits, arbitrations, and determination memos.

Front Office – The Front Office manages high level Division priorities set forth by the Division Director and Deputy Division Director.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov.


Position: Climate Initiative Student Volunteer – Mitigation Division

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Summary:

Helping people before, during and after disasters is FEMA’s mission. Mitigation work focuses on breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage by providing resources to mitigate risks before and after disasters reducing loss of life, property damage, and environmental harm. To respond to White House Executive Orders regarding climate change impacts and equity, Region 2 created an innovative program called the Climate Adaptation Initiative Committee (CAIC), which is responsible for:

1. Increasing staff knowledge of best available climate science/measures to reduce harmful impacts of our changing climate.

2. Developing staff teams focused on acquiring in-depth knowledge of specific climate risks.

3. Supporting programmatic reviews within Region 2 to identify current work that is climate change informed and what changes are needed to implement harm-reduction strategies for predicted scientific risks.

Participants’ primary work will be to support the CAIC Facilitation Team and the Mitigation Division’s key programs.

Duties:

The Student Volunteer will support Mitigation’s Climate Adaptation Initiative Committee Facilitation Team, who collaborate with regional staff to workon projects for Federal, State level (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) and tribal, local governments within Region 2. The student will assist the Facilitation Team in organizing, managing, and facilitating CAIC deliverables which can include:

• Implementing working knowledge of environmental policies and broader climate adaptation practices.

• Evaluating programs, developing plans, conducting outreach, and attending meetings.

• Possessing a broad understanding of factors affecting underserved communities such as preparedness capabilities and resilience.

• Developing project plans.

• Assisting with current staff goals/objectives and daily office tasks.

• Participating in professional development trainings with subject matters experts.

• Creating reports, articles, presentations, trainings, etc. related to placement area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to communicate effectively in written and presentation formats.

• Ability to analyze current or projected operating programs.

• Comfortable with pulling and transforming data to provide relevant programmatic insight.

• Knowledge of continuity principles, practices, techniques, and procedures.

• Ability to plan and execute work.

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in environmental studies, environmental justice, public health, liberal arts, business, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, emergency management or public relations is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Hybrid Placement for Community Engagement Coordinator- Summer & Fall ’23

Organization: Icahn School of Medicine

Program description:

The TRIUMPH Study (TRansformIng YoUr Mental Health Through Prayer and Healing) is a five-year R01 grant study funded by the NIMH. This study employs church-based Community Health Workers (CHWs) to compare the effectiveness of Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) vs. Enhanced Usual Care (EUC) on depression and anxiety treatment engagement (www.letstriumphtogether.com). We aim to work with 30 Black churches and 60 CHWs to provide depression and anxiety care to individuals aged 18 years or older who live in the five boroughs of New York City.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

As a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will support the Program Manager of Icahn School of Medicine and be responsible for building relationships with participating churches across New York City. You will help support and contribute to the development and implementation of initiatives that increase the visibility of the study within those respective communities.

This is a hybrid Practicum position for up to 15 hours per week from May 2023 – May 2024 with an opportunity to extend through May 2025.

Community Engagement Coordinator Responsibilities:

● Participate in community outreach activities to educate congregants and church affiliates about the TRIUMPH study and increase enrollment numbers

● Screen community members for depressive and anxiety symptoms with study screener to determine eligibility for study

● Consent community members eligible for participation in the study

● Support virtual and in-person partnerships with established community events at participating churches

● Assist with the implementation of social media strategies across platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Qualifications:

● Be knowledgeable and experienced working with faith-based, urban, and African American communities

● Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to adapt communication styles

● Be available to attend evening and weekend community events

● Be experienced and comfortable working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds

● Be familiar with the socio-cultural factors (e.g., racism) that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African Americans

● Have experience engaging people virtually and in-person

● Have knowledge and experience with social media platforms and websites

● Treat fellow community members with professional courtesy, patience, and respect

Note: This site is interested to continue the work with the student while they are in their capstone course.

To apply, please email your resume to Catherine Squirewell at catherine.squirewell@mountsinai.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Policy Internship- Summer and Fall ’23

Organization: The Office of State Senator Gustavo Rivera

The Office of State Senator Gustavo Rivera is seeking energetic, talented, passionate internship candidates who are looking to improve the welfare of New York State through the legislative and policy-making processes. Candidates with an interest or background in the following policy areas are particularly encouraged to apply: health, criminal justice, finance, education, public safety, social services, transportation, or environmental justice. This is a perfect opportunity for students who are completing studies in public affairs, public policy, and urban planning to gain meaningful government experience.

Specific responsibilities will include: Conducting policy research; analyzing City and State policies and agency programs; developing and drafting policy recommendations; tracking and responding to agenda priorities; meeting with advocacy organizations, government agencies and officials, and stakeholders on a variety of issues; representing the Senate office at public events; and writing policy briefings and reports for the office.

Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Self-motivated, determined, and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively. Excel in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Strong problem-solving skills. Must have access to a computer and be able to meet at the district office, 2432 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10458, or e-check-in virtually once a week. Other than coming into the office, this internship is remote and can be done from home.

Start Date: September 1, 2023

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Interviews will only be scheduled until July 20, 2023

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to mcastell@nysenate.gov with the subject line Policy Internship.


Position: Hybrid Part-Time Clinical Assessor

Organization: Columbia Wellness Center

Program Description: The TRIUMPH Study (Transforming Your Mental Health Through Prayer and Healing) is a five-year R01 grant study funded by the NIMH. The goal of this project is to promote social justice and reduce racial disparities in mental health treatment. We are working with 30 Black churches and 60 CHWs to provide depression care to individuals aged 18 years or older and, who live in the five boroughs of NYC (www.letstriumphtogether.com)

Fieldwork Position Overview: This role will support the Project Coordinator of Columbia Wellness Center and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass conducting assessments with community members with elevated depression or anxiety symptoms.

The Clinical Assessor will have a strong understanding of the socio-cultural factors that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African American faith-based communities. The Clinical Assessor will develop and maintain relationships by conducting assessments to community members. The clinical assessor will also have a warm and personable approach in providing services to our community and someone who is flexible to meet the shifting needs of our target community, and enjoy working in teams.

This is a hybrid position for up to 15 hours per week through May 2023.

Clinical Assessor Responsibilities:

• You will conduct baseline, three-month and six-month assessments that measure among others, the following:

o Social determinants of health o Impact of racial discrimination

o Spirituality

o Social connectedness

o Symptoms of common mental health conditions (depression, substance use)

• You will be trained to conduct the diagnostic interview for major psychiatric disorders (MINI). Assessments will be implemented through the research database software, REDCap. Additional responsibilities may be required at the request of the Project Manager or Project Coordinator.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Clinical, research, and/or personal experience working with people with DSM-5 mental disorders

• Strong writing skills and experience conducting literature reviews

• Knowledge of the socio-cultural factors (e.g., racism) that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African Americans

• Flexibility in work hours

• Ability to work with organizations of differing religious faiths (e.g., Christian and Muslim), racial / ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic status

To apply, please email your resume to no2386@cumc.columbia.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

Harlem United’s Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) conducts an annual Patient Satisfaction Survey to collect input from patients of the primary care, behavioral health, and dental clinics, regarding their satisfaction with our health services and recommendations for improvement. This fieldwork project will involve administering the electronic/paper patient satisfaction survey to patients, conducting at least one focus group with patients, data analysis and a summary report with recommendations for improvement to our services based on findings from the survey and focus groups.

Student Qualifications

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies and techniques
  • Able to work onsite at Harlem United’s FQHC for data collection.
  • Able to work remotely and independently when not needed onsite.
  • Able to speak Spanish and/or French a plus.
  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: Summer and Fall Field Placement for the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network’s Research Study-Beating the Odds: Living with HIV from Infancy to Adulthood (Protocol Number 2003-001)

Organization: National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network’s Research Study

Program description:  The purpose of this research study is to gain deeper insight into the quality of life, mental health, medication adherence, and viral suppression of young adults with perinatally acquired HIV and to explore the impact of the healthcare service delivery systems on the lives of this group as they transitioned from pediatric to adolescent care, and finally to adult care. The study will collect both qualitative and quantitative data.

Fieldwork Position Overview:  This role will support the Principal Investigator Dr. Ivy Turnbull of the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network and the AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families and the Co-Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cabrera manage the collection, maintenance, and analysis of study data as well as engage with potential study participants. Additionally, working under the supervision of the principal and co-investigator and in tandem with the research team this position will coordinate research activities, conduct, and interpret statistical analyses and prepare presentations.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May to August 2023. (~12 hours/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer term. We are additionally seeking a student for the fall 2023 term, from August to December 2023.

Research Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:  

  • Knowledge of public health and a willingness to learn about HIV health topics.
  • Create engaging social media content to publicize and promote the research study.
  • Conduct literature reviews and public health policy research on HIV and related health care delivery systems using internet resources, public health updates and maintain citation databases.
  • Assist with virtual focus group sessions and engage with potential study participants to obtain study informed consent.
  • Assist with data collection and coordination of study activities, create datasets for analysis, interpret results, perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and ensure data quality and confidentiality.
  • Communicate with co-investigators and assist in the preparation of preliminary manuscripts and presentations.
  • Other activities as assigned by the PI and/or Co-PI.Qualifications:
  • Graduate student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing with a concentration in public health, health policy, epidemiology, research methods, community health and social sciences or equivalent.
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, analytic, and interpretive skills.
  • Highly organized with superior writing and communication skills. ability to multitask, problem solve, and work under strict deadlines.
  • Experience working with electronic databases and spreadsheets with proficiency with appropriate analytic software and tools such as Qualtrics and Nvivo in particular.Other activities as assigned by the PI and/or Co-PI.To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to nbwhan@nbwhan.org, driturnbull@gmail.com, and cabrerab43@gmail.com.

Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement for EMU Health – Policy Positions

Organization: EMU Health

Program description:

EMU Health was founded in 2016 by Daniel J. Lowy. Since its inception, EMU Health’s main goal has been to provide high-quality, evidence-based healthcare that’s both effective and convenient for men and women in Queens, New York, and the entire NYC metro area. In addition to providing specialty services such as cardiology and interventional radiology, EMU Health is proud to offer services dedicated specifically to the health of women. The team of board-certified doctors at EMU Health strive to provide each individual with the care they deserve, regardless of how complex their condition may be. We treat each of our patients as the individuals they are, taking the time to deliver compassionate medical care that suits their unique needs. We are proud to make a positive impact in our patients’ lives by providing them with on-site diagnostic services and personalized, cutting-edge treatment plans.

EMU Health is seeking two students for summer ’23 fieldwork, one for each of the positions below:

Fieldwork Position #1 Overview:

This role will support the CEO of Emu Health and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities will be in service of supporting Emu Health leadership with their plan to pitch to stakeholders that cardiac catheterization be permitted in surgery centers.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from end of May to mid-August of 2023 (~15 hours/week). The position will be a hybrid role and will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer 2023 semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a stipend for successfully completing this opportunity.

 Fieldwork Position #2 Overview:

This role will support the CEO of Emu Health and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. Total joint procedures have begun to migrate from hospital to ambulatory surgical settings. The fieldwork student will write a policy paper to promote this to relevant stakeholders, among other related activities.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from end of May to mid-August of 2023 (~15 hours/week). The position will be a hybrid role and will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer 2023 semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a stipend for successfully completing this opportunity.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Literature reviews
  • Policy research
  • Proposal and presentation development
  • Hybrid attendance
  • Working with Emu Health CEO and leadership
  • Other related tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Strong Excel skills or willingness to take an online training course

To apply, please email your resume and why you are interested in the position to Hannah Stuart Lathan, CUNY SPH Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services: Hannah.Lathan@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Shape Up NYC Intern

Organization: The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation manages 14 percent of the land in New York City with facilities ranging from playgrounds and large parks, to tranquil wooded areas and more than 14 miles of beaches. Parks serve as New Yorkers’ backyards, as vital meeting areas for outdoor play and recreation – but also as an important tool in mitigating the effects of climate change, critical engines for economic growth and development.

NYC Parks’ mission is to grow, maintain, and program a world-class park system prioritizing equity, access, safety, and nature. Highlights of Parks’ work over the last year include:

• Expanding our tree canopy by planting a milestone 13,000 trees in FY22 — more trees than were planted in the past five fiscal years

• Building and improving our spaces with more than 600 capital projects across the city in progress

• Increasing hours at nine of our Recreation Centers, giving New Yorkers greater access to positive programming and safe spaces

The work of our staff goes far beyond the maintenance of New York City’s nearly 30,000 acres and more than 2.5 million trees. Parks is the City’s leading programmer of cultural, athletic, and social activities, including nature walks, volunteer programs, sports clinics, historic house tours, and much more. In addition, Parks produces special events, concerts and movie premieres, and manages agreements with more than 300 businesses that operate on public parkland.

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Shape Up NYC is a group fitness program managed by NYC Parks that offers free weekly fitness classes for adults and seniors at indoor facilities and parks across the five boroughs. This summer, NYC Parks seeks an intern to assist the Shape Up NYC team with a program evaluation to measure impact. This evaluation will include participant surveys and focus groups, with the goal of quantifying the physical, mental, and social-emotional health outcomes of Shape Up NYC program participants.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Evaluation

• Collect participant surveys through in-person class visits as well as via email to registered participants.

• Conduct four focus groups to gather additional qualitative data on issues of social connection and social support.

• Coordinate with partner organizations gathering biometric data on Shape Up participants.

• Enter pilot program attendance into tracking system.

Administrative Support

• Assist the Shape Up NYC team in supporting sponsor-led health workshops, including scheduling with host sites.

• Conduct site visits throughout the five boroughs to monitor Shape Up NYC classes, gather surveys, and take photos or videos that could be used for social media.

Community Outreach

• Support Shape Up NYC and Recreation teams at large-scale public events.

• Participate in community outreach activities such as occasional health fairs.

• Recruit organizations to act as Shape Up host sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

• Update outreach materials including flyers, slide decks, and other information for social media.

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS/AREAS OF INTEREST

We are looking for interns who are passionate about community health, fitness, and/or sports and can share that enthusiasm with New Yorkers with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Preferred Skills:

• Experience working with community groups or organizations

• Strong public speaking skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to conduct community outreach, focus groups, and make presentations to community groups

• Experience in survey administration

• Strong project management/multi-tasking abilities

• Creative problem solving skills

• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

• Availability to lead and/or attend occasional events during evening and weekend hours

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

• Graduate or undergraduate-level epidemiology and biostatistics coursework and experience analyzing data

• Commitment or demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public administration, public health, or community organizing.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email cover letter and resume to Leslie.Nusblatt@parks.nyc.gov

SALARY RANGE

Unpaid


Position: Graduate Intern

Organization: Fordham University

The Office of Prevention & Support at Fordham University seeks interested MPH (or related graduate programs) graduate students looking to complete their required field placement/internship or practicum for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 academic year.

This will be an integrative public health learning experience where the student will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical academic training from coursework to real world experiences. Through this internship, the student will have the ability to increase competency for a professional career in public health and work on a project of interest with results supporting a paper/project or any deliverables required by specific graduate program.

Requirements

· Must be a current graduate student working towards an MPH (or other related degree)

· Must be able to work in-person and commute on site to Rose Hill Campus

· Good academic standing Positive reference from University staff or faculty

·  Positive reference from University staff or faculty

Fieldwork Project

· Implementation of cannabis and alcohol interventions for college students

· Conduct community engagement events

· Oversee health promotion programming

Compensation:

This graduate internship role offers an hourly pay rate of $21.50 per hour with a maximum of 19 hours per week. This fieldwork site also provides office space and necessary materials in order to complete the project.

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to: prevention@fordham.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement for CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative – Cannabis Equity Project Opening

Organization: CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative

Program Description: This project is a joint initiative by CUNY SPH faculty and Capstone students, Harlem Health Initiative, Manhattan Community Board 10, and Marcus Meets Malcolm. The project is led by Dr. Cheryl Smith of MMM, Tomisha Hicks of HHI, and Dr. Sean Haley of CUNY SPH. Based on community feedback, there is a clear need for community trainings surrounding cannabis educational/information, specific to Harlem. This project is using findings from available literature, synthesis of current policy and data from the Harlem community to support the Cannabis Webinar series, which aims to bring together multiple community voices and perspectives on cannabis in Harlem, and health policy analysis efforts to understand the impact of cannabis legalization in Harlem.

Fieldwork Position Overview: This role will support Dr. Cheryl Smith of Marcus Meets Malcolm and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the Cannabis Webinar series, which aims to bring together multiple community voices and perspectives on cannabis in Harlem, and health policy analysis efforts to understand the impact of cannabis legalization in Harlem.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from [May to August] [2023]. (~12 hours/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

· Communicate and collaborate with community organizations, elected officials, city agencies, SPH faculty, and other relevant stakeholders

· Assist with the development and presentation for internal and external/community meetings

· Facilitate internal and external/community meetings or presentations as needed

· Create engaging social media content to publicize and promote Cannabis Webinar series

· Conduct policy research on cannabis-related issues using Internet resources, legal updates, and by attending community meetings

· Create digital materials surrounding health equity & cannabis

· Attend community meetings held by relevant organizations in the cannabis realm, including Community Boards, Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), Dormitory Authority of the State of NY (DASNY), CUNY SPH, and others as appropriate

· Other activities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Strong writing skills and attention to detail

• Strong time management skills

• Interest (and experience preferred) in community outreach and engagement.

To apply, please email your resume to Deborah.Levine@sph.cuny.edu and Tomisha.Hicks94@sphmail.cuny.edu


Position: Summer or Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement – Community Nutritionist

Organization: Food Bank For New York City

Program description:Food Bank For New York City is the largest hunger relief organization in the five boroughs. Food Bank has since provided more than 1.2 billion meals for New York City. We employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Community Dietitian of Food Bank and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass developing and conducting nutrition education workshops, nutrition handouts, and food demonstrations to the community. Additionally, the intern may help with food distributions in the pantry or soup kitchen as well as any special events that may occur throughout their time with Food Bank (i.e., Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program distribution, Healthy Halloween distribution, One Coat distribution).

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours 35 hours/week if full time and 10-15 hours/week if part time. There are several time frames to choose from below. Please note schedule can be flexible and we are happy to work with your schedule!

  • June – July
  • July – August
  • August – September
  • September – October
  • October – November
  • November – December

Community Nutritionist Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Develop engaging and informative nutrition workshops on topic of your choice

• Create nutrition handout that highlights the main takeaways of your workshop

• Create and demonstrate a balanced and delicious recipe for participants to try

• Create a short pre and post survey that corresponds with the workshop

• Using items in the food pantry create a balanced recipe for Food Bank’s weekly Tasting Thursday

• Assist with food pantry distribution when needed

• Assist with special events when needed

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Positive and flexible attitude

• Interest or background in nutrition.

To apply, please contact Food Bank’s Community Dietitian, Melanie Zuniga with your resume to mzuniga@foodbanknyc.org


Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

In 2019, Harlem United partnered with other Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement Trauma Informed Care as a model of care. Trauma Informed Care is an approach designed to recognize and respond appropriately to the effects of all types of trauma in individuals and communities. This model emphasizes holistic understanding of combinations of factors- such as adverse childhood experiences, poverty, racism and historical trauma- that can lead to physical and psychological health difficulties, especially among HIV+ individuals.

Harlem United’s current project is to conduct an assessment of all its physical locations for potential trauma triggers. This includes looking at lighting, acoustics, color schemes and more. By conducting this assessment, we hope to create a safe and healing space for our clients. We are proud to take part in making this change for our community!

The fieldwork project would entail analyzing the data and writing a final report summarizing key findings.

The fieldwork student would be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with key organizational leaders on our Trauma Informed Care committee
  • Conducting onsite physical assessments of all Harlem United Facilities
  • Cleaning assessment data and preparing it for data analysis.
  • Write a final report summarizing key findings and recommendations for improvement to our services.

Student Qualifications

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team.

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

Since 2020, Harlem United has been collecting standardized comprehensive baseline assessment and 6-month reassessment data on clients enrolled in our supportive services programs. Thus, we have several years of secondary data that can be analyzed to examine the impact of our services on clients and client outcomes. The fieldwork project would entail analyzing the data and writing a final report summarizing key findings.

The fieldwork student would be responsible for:

  • Cleaning assessment data and preparing it for data analysis.
  • Identifying 2-3 research questions that can be answered from the data set. Questions could be related to how clients change over time (e.g., stabilize, reduce risk) and/or correlations between variables such as housing status and HIV viral load.
  • Analyze data based on each research question.
  • Write a final report summarizing key findings and recommendations for improvement to our services.

Student Qualifications

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Strong data analytical skills and experience with statistical software.
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team.

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: RESEARCH ASSISTANT: FOOD ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD ACCESS SURVEYS – SEEKING MANDARIN, CANTONESE, AND RUSSIAN SPEAKERS!

Organization Name: CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Company Website: https://cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org/engage-with-us/

Company Description: The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute works across disciplines and sectors to make the food system just, healthy, and resilient. Using evidence provided by our research, we advocate for policy change to address food-related health disparities. Examples are policies to prevent diabetes and obesity in communities of color, improve school food, and reduce predatory marketing of unhealthy food. With our partners we develop strategies to address the root causes of urban food problems. We work with communities, governments, businesses, and social movements to tackle poverty, racism, and inequality, the drivers of food inequities. We engage those most affected by injustices in research and action.

Position Overview: This role will support the Director of Evaluation of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

Position Details:

• Format: Hybrid, with some in person data collection in NYC

• Start Date / Duration: April 1, 2023

• Timing: Research assistants must commit to working for at least 60 hours on site collecting data, with potential to increase if interested. Weekly schedules can be flexible but must be completed between the hours of 10am-6pm.

• Salary / Stipend: The hourly rate for this position is $22 an hour.

Position Responsibilities:

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is seeking multiple bi-lingual research assistants to conduct street intercept and telephone surveys about New Yorker’s experiences with their food environment and various food access programs.

Qualifications: Responsibilities:

Preferred candidates will demonstrate experience in conducting street intercept or telephone based surveys or interviews.

Research assistants must be fluent in at least one of the following languages:

• Mandarin

• Cantonese

• Russian

• MPH and dietetic intern students are encouraged to apply.

Questions: please contact Katy Tomaino Fraser at katherine.tomaino@sph.cuny.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

To Apply: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience to: katherine.tomaino@sph.cuny.edu. Include in the subject of your email: Research Assistant: Food Environment and Food Access Surveys.


Position: Intern for The Bureau of Communicable Disease

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Job Description: The Bureau of Communicable Disease tracks over 70 infectious diseases and investigates disease outbreaks in New York City. The Bureau investigates approximately 30 foodborne outbreaks a year and participates in many multi-state investigations. The Bureau seeks a qualified individual to work as a foodborne epidemiologist to perform investigations of food and waterborne illness and to interface with other city, state and national agencies regarding foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations.

Investigate reported foodborne disease cases which includes conducting detailed hypothesis-generating interviews with patients. Assist with foodborne outbreak investigations. Conduct data entry, data management, and data analysis of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak data. Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau where necessary.

Hours: 35 hours/week (full time) during the summer and approximately 20 hours/week during the school year, flexible daytime and evening hours from 9am-7pm.

Start date: May/June 2023 with possibility of beginning during spring 2023. Seeking candidates who will stay on for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.

Pay scale: Starting pay $18.30/hour. Rate increased to $19.90/hour upon commencement of second year of graduate study.

Location: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Residency Requirement: New York City residency within the five boroughs is required within 90 days of appointment.

Duties: Successful candidates will assist foodborne disease epidemiologists with the following activities:

• Surveillance for foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin producing e.coli infections. Collection of case data from health care providers and interviewing case-patients about their illness and exposures;

• Outbreak investigations;

• Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects;

• Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau of Communicable Disease where necessary. Essential qualifications:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; • Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology;

• Currently enrolled in a graduate (MPH, MS or PhD) program in public health or related field;

• Incoming students encouraged to apply.

Interested students should: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lan Li (E-mail: lli@health.nyc.gov).


Position: Growing and Learning Together Through Play (GLTTP) Intern

Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE) NYC

Address:  89-50 164th Street, Suite 2F, NY, 11432

Contact: Jennifer Tiffany

Phone: 607-255-1942

Email: jst5@cornell.edu

About the Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, businesses, families and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities. We offer a curriculum to parents of young children that promotes learning and development through play.

Position: The Growing and Learning Together Through Play Intern will support implementation of the “Growing and Learning Together Through Play” (GLTTP) program in New York City by collaborating with project leaders and educators on supporting, administrating, and evaluating the curriculum offered to parents of young children, ages 2 to 5 years.

The GLTTP program teaches parents and caregivers to leverage play activities to foster learning and promote skills to support academic achievement. There are 8 lessons designed to promote parents’ knowledge of children’s development and ways to foster this development through play activities. The sessions are titled as follows: 1. the role of play in early childhood, 2. getting to know your child’s interest in play, 3. discipline, play and learning, 4. young children and screen time, 5. language development, 6. tools to promote spatial skills, 7. Play and STEM, and, 8. from knowing to growing. College interns will be trained on learning the GLTTP curriculum and collaborating with educators to help deliver the curriculum. Afterwards, they will gain experience with program evaluation through administering the evaluations and later, with the initial review of participant evaluation of the curriculum. Finally, interns will collaborate with the educator and researcher to explore how to adapt the existing curriculum to better fit with parents’ interests and needs for promoting their child’s development and school readiness.

Participation in ongoing team meetings with other GLTTP interns and project leaders is required. The interns will participate in weekly project team debriefs to discuss progress and challenges, brainstorm solutions, and determine next steps for program implementation.

Schedule: Full – time summer position (30 – 35 hours per week)

Salary:  N/A, students will receive college credit as appropriate

To Apply: Interested students should email Resume and Statement of Interest to Jennifer Tiffany (jst5@cornell.edu) with subject line “Growing and Learning Together Through Play Project Intern”


Position: Outreach Intern

Organization: Sustainable Snacks

Sustainable Snacks is a dynamic, Bronx-based start-up on a mission to promote public health through better snacking (SustainableSnacks.co). We also sustain our community through Health Education initiatives, including our latest ‘Salud Mía’ campaign run in partnership with the New York City Department of Health (SaludMia.nyc).

Job Description:

● Participate in community outreach activities in the Bronx and distribute health education literature on the ground 3 days per week

● Interface with clients; present materials and answer questions in an accessible manner

● Participate in surveys conducted by DoHMH, and distribute surveys to community

● Collect and track data (i.e. number of community members engaged, and highlights)

● Help gather community stories and experiences

● Attend trainings

Requirements: Academic background or 2+ years experience in community health; Fluent in English and Spanish.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week until June 30th, 2023

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hola@saludmia.nyc. Please include Outreach Intern in the subject line.

Sustainable Snacks/Salud Mía is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Choose Health Action Teen Program Intern

Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE) NYC

Address: 445 E 148th Street, Bronx, NY, 10455

Contact: Jennifer Tiffany

Phone: 607-255-1942

Email: jst5@cornell.edu

About the Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, businesses, families and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities. Our Family and Youth Development programs support the development of these varied audiences by strengthening knowledge, skills and awareness in the areas of youth development, science and technology, healthy living and parenting through school-based and out of school programming.

Position Overview: The Choose Health Action Teen Intern will support implementation of the “Choose Health Food, Fun and Fitness” (CHFFF) 4-H program in New York City by training and mentoring NYC teen teachers who will teach 8-12 year olds about healthy eating and active living and promote overall health and wellbeing among youth and their families.

The CHAT program teaches teens to facilitate the CHFFF lessons for elementary and/or middle school aged youth. There are 6 CHFFF lessons designed to promote positive habits related to consumption of fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks, sugary drinks, water, and whole grains; as well as food choices when eating out, and physical activity. College interns will be trained using the CHAT curriculum. Afterwards, they will provide training for the teen teachers who will teach the CHFFF lessons to youth participants. In addition, interns will support the youth agency staff who will provide ongoing guidance to the teen teachers throughout the duration of the summer project.

The CHAT intern will support data collection, data entry and reporting for this project. The intern will provide feedback/ suggestions to improve program effectiveness. Interns will administer evaluation forms to youth participants and teen teachers, including the CHAT and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) evaluation surveys. They will also be responsible for preparing the data for submission for analysis at Cornell University.

Participation in ongoing team meetings with other CHAT interns and project leaders is required. The interns will participate in weekly project team debriefs to discuss progress and challenges, brainstorm solutions, and determine next steps for program implementation. Interns will conduct weekly meetings with teen teachers to gain insight regarding their perspectives on their interactions with the youth participants and the impact of the program on their knowledge, skills and behaviors related to healthy eating, physical fitness and leadership.

Schedule: Full – time summer position (30 – 35 hours per week)

Salary: N/A, students will receive college credit as appropriate

To Apply: Interested students should email Resume and Statement of Interest to Hannah Stuart Lathan (hannah.lathan@sph.cuny.edu) with subject line “Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT) Project Intern”


Position: Spring ’23 Project Management, Communications, or Nonprofit Program Support Intern

Organization: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL)

Timeframe: Spring 2023 – Length of internship based on alignment & availability

Duties:

Duties will vary, depending on current project status and intern interests, however emphasis will be placed on one or more of the following activities: 1) communications, including creating member or program specific communications and visual content including infographics and other products, summarizing publications, preparing event advertisements, 2) project management, including task organization and management, creating management spreadsheets, 3) program support, particularly for equity-grounded leadership initiatives, including basic data analysis, survey development, and other duties as assigned. The CBHL Director of Operations will identify specific tasks and activities aligned with intern interests and skill sets.

Qualifications:

College (junior or above preferred) or graduate student. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Organized, self-directed work style. Strong critical thinking skills. Design skills (Canva, etc.). Ability to ensure the confidentiality of all CBHL data and information.

Notes:

Skill development includes project management, communications, data collection & management, organization of information, strategic thinking, time management, and exposure to non-profit management. CBHL is particularly interested in interns with a demonstrated interest in health equity, social justice, and/or behavioral health.

Application Process:

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating interest to CBHL Director of Operations, Aly Feye, at afeye@leaders4health.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who submit materials by March 6.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)- Job ID 1263

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred. 

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 12-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov.

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred. 

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 13-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov.

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Food Justice Intern- Food Distribution Program 

Organization: The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Our Mission

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) supports young women and gender-expansive youth of color throughout New York City in leveraging their inner power to shape a better future for themselves, their community, and the world.  Through free, year-round, innovative programming we connect young people with their passions, celebrate their curiosity, and channel their creative energy.  Together, we are building a just and equitable future filled with  “Joy. Power. Possibility.

Every year, hundreds of youth ages 10–23 visit our  Center for Community facility where we offer after-school, weekend and summer programming in STEM, Arts, Digital Media, Sound, Wellness, Civic Engagement and Leadership. Our 35,000 sq. ft facility includes a Maker Shop for coding and robotics; Environmental Studies lab for STEM exploration; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media, film and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Studio for fashion and material arts; an expansive and productive rooftop farm; full Culinary Education Center; and 64-seat dome planetarium.

For over two decades, the Girls Club has offered innovative nutrition, food justice, urban farming, and culinary education. Since the start of the pandemic, we have deepened our impact through our food distribution efforts serving our community. In response to rising food insecurity, the Girls Club launched a food pantry in March 2020 to offer shelf-stable items and fresh produce to families and individuals in need. Today, we serve approximately 2,000 residents each month. We have distributed over 190,000 meals since 2020, many of which have been delivered to home-bound residents of NYCHA public housing. In 2022, our food pantry distribution has been bolstered by weekly donations of fresh produce from the Union Square Greenmarket.

The main responsibilities of the Food Justice Intern would include:

·  Assist with the daily operations of the food pantry working closely under the Food Justice Coordinator

·  Assist with daily unloading, shelving, stocking, and organizing of deliveries

·  Along with pantry staff, manage food inventory and pantry storage space

·  Assist and support pantry clients, treating each client with respect and discretion

·  Create recipes for our clients (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese, etc.) based off of the ingredients pantry clients receive and utilizing healthy ingredients

·  Maintain a positive, supportive and constructive attitude and disposition with clients, staff and volunteers at all times both during pantry service and after hours

·  Illustrate time management skills and effectively communicate with coordinator

·  Work with & support pantry volunteers during stock maintenance, pantry setup, and operation

In addition, the intern must be able to receive school credit, OR have secured external funding, to support their internship.

Please contact the Interim Director, Sarah Batchu at sarah.batchu@girlsclub.org.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred.

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 13-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Summer ’23 Intern

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Foodborne disease group at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease has openings for new interns. Details of the position are as follows:

Hours: 35 hours/week (full time) during the summer and approximately 20 hours/week during the school year, flexible daytime and evening hours from 9am-7pm.

Start date: May/June 2023 with possibility of beginning during spring 2023. Seeking candidates who will stay on for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.

Pay scale: Starting pay $18.30/hour. Rate increased to $19.90/hour upon commencement of second year of graduate study.

Location: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Residency Requirement: New York City residency within the five boroughs is required within 90 days of appointment.

Duties: Successful candidates will assist foodborne disease epidemiologists with the following activities:

• Surveillance for foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin producing e.coli infections. Collection of case data from health care providers and interviewing case-patients about their illness and exposures;

• Outbreak investigations;

• Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects;

• Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau of Communicable Disease where necessary.

Essential qualifications:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology;

• Currently enrolled in a graduate (MPH, MS or PhD) program in public health or related field;

• Incoming students encouraged to apply.

Interested students should: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lan Li (E-mail: lli@health.nyc.gov).


Position: Full-Time Food Policy Research Fellow

Organization: Met Council

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The New York State Food Policy Research Fellow will report directly to our Food Policy Manager and collaborate directly with our Food Policy Coalition Building Fellow to assess the statewide need for kosher and halal emergency food and benefits access. The Fellow will analyze publicly available data and generate additional quantitative data to evaluate the need and available resources within the specific geographic locations of Jewish and Muslim communities throughout NYS. Additionally, the Fellow will work to develop multiple deliverables based on this outreach and analysis, including a formal policy report that includes detailed geospatial analysis along with state and local policy recommendations. In addition to specific research work, the Food Policy Fellow will represent Met Council in interviews and meetings focusing on food insecurity and cultural competency and work closely with like-minded organizations throughout New York City and State. This position requires an individual able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, with a background in local and state emergency food programming, NYS food and nutrition policy, and data collection and quantitative research methods, along with a strong interest in hunger, nutrition, and cultural competency issues, and the experience and ability to work and communicate with a variety of audiences.

Please note: This is a temporary fellowship expected to extend through December 2023.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Data Collection & Analysis

  • Utilize data tools, such as those from the US Census, American Community Survey, and other resources, to develop a profile of Jewish and Muslim Communities in Met Council’s current service area; Use these data points to search for similar community characteristics throughout New York State;
  • Locate, track, and map the location of pantries, places of worship, and other physical landmarks relevant to Jewish and Muslim communities that could serve as potential community markers and partners or coalition members.
  • Utilize the information gleaned from publicly available data to conduct qualitative analysis of communities in New York State; This may include interviews, surveys, and possibly focus groups;
  • Create a database of contact information complete with relevant data for all New York State Jewish and Muslim food supports.

Reporting

  • In collaboration with our Coalition Building Fellow and Food Policy Manager, utilize the quantitative and geospatial data collected to draft a formal report on Jewish and Muslim Food Insecurity and emergency food programming in NYS, including tangible policy recommendations;
  • Build an advocacy platform, complete with NYS legislative goals and timelines, based on the report and recommendations included in this study.

Policy and Advocacy Support

  • Act as a supporting expert on public policies that impact communities served by Met Council Food Programs and our partner organizations;
  • Develop briefs, reports, and other materials for target audiences, including elected officials, foundations, corporate and individual donors, and the general public;
  • Draft policy messaging, including talking points and other content for advocacy use by Met Council’s Food Programs team.

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated interest in food and poverty policy.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal nutrition and food systems policies required.
  • Background in data collection and database management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate the work of others.

Skill and Education: 

  • Current Social Science Masters students or recent master’s recipients preferred (Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, Etc.); Minimum BA/BS required in Social Science or related field.
  • Proficiency with Arc GIS and MS Excel (other data analysis tools, including R, Stata, or SPSS, preferred but not required).
  • General knowledge of statistics, including the ability to read and understand quantitative and qualitative analysis and to possibly conduct small-scale statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office and Office 365 applications.
  • Flexibility to work independently, coordinate the work of others, and grow with a small team of researchers exploring a new area of research.
  • Hybrid work availability (NYC/NYS).

Physical Demands: 

  • Required Constantly: Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger
  • dexterity, and coordination of hand, eye, and foot.
  • Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs.).
  • Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling.

Special Requirements: 

  • Possible travel throughout NYC and NYS using either public or personal transportation.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Compensation: $50,000 per year

To start your application, see link here.


Position: Part-Time Food Coalition Fellow

Organization: Met Council

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The New York State Food Coalition Fellow will report to our Food Policy manager and collaborate regularly with our Food Policy Research Fellow to build a statewide coalition of Jewish and Muslim food insecurity stakeholders. The Fellow will collect original qualitative data throughout New York State and then utilize this data along with additional data from outreach and stakeholder input to assess the need and available resources within the specific geographic locations of these communities. Additionally, the Fellow will work to develop multiple deliverables based on this outreach and analysis, including a formal policy report that includes detailed state and local policy recommendations and a plan for continued outreach and coalition work. In addition to specific outreach and convening, the Food Coalition Fellow will represent Met Council in interviews and meetings focusing on food insecurity and cultural competency and work closely with like-minded organizations throughout New York City and State. This position requires a passionate and thoughtful individual with a background in local and state emergency food programming, NYS food and nutrition policy, and coalition building, along with a strong interest in hunger, nutrition, equity, and cultural competency and the experience and ability to work and communicate with a variety of audiences.

Please note: This is a temporary fellowship expected to extend through December 2023.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Coalition Building

  • Partnering with the Food Policy Research Fellow and Met Council’s Agency Relations team and other key stakeholders, utilize various search engines and statewide databases to identify communities of Jewish and Muslim New Yorkers throughout NYS;
  • Within these communities, identify key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations that provide or could provide emergency food services or supports and engage them in possible statewide coalition building;
  • Conduct regular outreach including interviews, focus groups, and visits.
  • Establish and manage a statewide coalition of Jewish and Muslim emergency food providers and stakeholders.
  • Build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations.
  • Understand and relay the specific and diverse needs of different communities throughout New York State.
  • Guide organizations in advocacy and policy work if it is outside of their regular scope.
  • Create a meaningful collective of key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations that can live on beyond this specific project.

Reporting

  • In collaboration with our Research Fellow and Food Policy Manager, utilize qualitative data collected and coalition feedback to draft a formal report on Jewish and Muslim Food Insecurity and emergency food programming in NYS, including tangible policy recommendations.
  • Build an advocacy platform, complete with NYS legislative goals and timelines, based on the report and recommendations and coalition work included in this study.

Policy and Advocacy Support

  • Develop briefs, reports, and other materials for target audiences, including elected officials, foundations, corporate and individual donors, and the general public.
  • Draft policy messaging, including talking points and other content for advocacy use by Met Council’s Food Programs team.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated interest in food and poverty policy.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal nutrition and food systems policies required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience interacting with a diverse set of stakeholders from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience forging and building relationships with community members, leaders, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate the work of others.

Skill and Education: 

  • Current Social Science Masters students or recent Masters recipients preferred (Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, Etc.); Minimum BA/BS required in Social Science or related field.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel (other data analysis tools, including R, Stata, or SPSS, preferred but not required).
  • General knowledge of statistics, including the ability to read and understand quantitative and qualitative analysis and to possibly conduct small-scale statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office and Office 365 applications.
  • Flexibility to work independently, coordinate the work of others, and grow with a small team of researchers exploring a new area of research.
  • Hybrid work availability (NYC/NYS).

Special Requirements:

  • Possible travel throughout NYC and NYS using either public or personal transportation.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 24/Part-time

Compensation: $30,000 per year

To start your application, see link here.


Position: The Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP)- Summer 2023 Internship

Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP) is a Maternal and Child Health leadership program and internship opportunity. GSEP is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has been around since 1997.  The program has trained over 400 students. After a four-year hiatus from 2017 to 2020, 44 students across two Summer cohorts have participated in the program since it relaunched in 2021. Click here to view a list of previous GSEP host sites and a summary of projects completed by GSEP interns. The application process, orientation, and 10-week summer internship experience are led by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Students will receive a $7,000 stipend provided by AMCHP.

GSEP 2023 will be a full-time, 40 hour per week remote experience requiring no relocation. While the internship will be remote, student interns will have the opportunity for optional in-person site visits during the first three weeks of their internships, with travel and lodging covered by AMCHP. The virtual experience creates an opportunity for a more inclusive program, ensuring that students who might have been unable to relocate for the summer due to expense or commitment will be able to participate. Remote work also expands the list of possible host sites that may have been limited due to location or cost of living (e.g., those in Hawaii, Alaska, U.S. Territories, or Freely Associated States). For the full program timeline, please click here.

What kind of students are we looking for?

We’re building the college-to-work pipeline. We’re looking for currently enrolled graduate students with a strong, demonstrated interest in epidemiology and maternal and child health (inclusive of youth with special health care needs).  Epidemiology degree seekers are preferred.  Specifically, we want to expose students to three different career tracks/options for epidemiologists in the MCH field across all MCH population domains:

  • Women/maternal health
  • Perinatal/infant health
  • Child health
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Adolescent health

Students will have the opportunity to engage more deeply in one or more tracks and domains through their internship projects. View and explore testimonials from previous GSEP interns here.

Steps required to apply for the 2023 Graduate Student Epidemiology Program:

1) Complete a student profile. Preview the student profile questions here.

2) Complete the student application. Preview the student application questions here.

3) Request one (1) letter of recommendation. Your recommender must upload their letter of recommendation before the application deadline of February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.

All three (3) steps listed above must be completed before 11:59 pm EST on February 22, 2023 in order for your application to be considered complete and move to the committee review process.

Student eligibility

Student interns should have completed at least a full year of graduate coursework prior to the start of the internship. Students must be either currently enrolled or <12 months post-graduation from an accredited masters or doctoral level program in epidemiology, MCH, or related discipline(s).

Trainees or fellows receiving a stipend must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, as evidenced by a currently valid Permanent Resident Card [USCIS Form I-551] or other legal verification of such status, by the start of the training grant, fellowship or traineeship, or award. A non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States. At this time, individuals holding an F-1 Visa (“Student Visa”) do not meet eligibility requirements.

Letter of recommendation guidance for students:

We require one (1) letter of recommendation as part of the application process. When you submit contact information for the person you want to write your letter, they will receive an e-mail from our system with a unique link to contribute a one-page letter (.docx or .pdf format) to your application. Recommenders will not be able to view the content of your application. Please communicate with your letter writer in advance to make sure they’re willing to submit something on your behalf before the application deadline of February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Note that we will not accept more than one (1) letter of recommendation.

When thinking about the person you want to write your letter of recommendation, consider asking someone who knows about your skills, aspirations, and drive well enough to write about why you would be a great fit for all aspects of the program – and your potential to contribute to the field of MCH epidemiology.

You can share this resource with your recommender. It describes what they should consider while writing their letter of recommendation and the steps they will take to upload their letter.

READY TO APPLY?

Apply Now 

The 2023 GSEP Student Application Period will be from January 12 – February 22, 2023. Applications must be complete and submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Interested in learning more? View the recording of the Interested Student Webinar here. You can find the presentation slides from the webinar here.

Please refer to this step-by-step guide that will walk you through the application process. Learn more about GSEP intern expectations here.

For questions about the GSEP student application and experience, please contact Mikayla Frye (mfrye@amchp.org ).


Position: Epi Scholars Program- Summer 2023 Internship

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The NYC Epi Scholars program is a full-time, paid 10-12 week summer internship program for top graduate epidemiology students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Scholars receive supplemental training from senior researchers including training in theory, methods, and public health practice to enhance their understanding of the root causes of disease. All scholars have the opportunity to present their findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers. For many of the scholars this research internship is used to fulfill thesis requirements and often serves as an opportunity to develop a publishable paper or report.

Students in the Epi Scholars Program receive:

  • An allowance to defray expenses for a full-time 10-12 week summer internship.
  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers.
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice.
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS ®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®.
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers.
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and senior public health professionals from across the country.
  • The possibility of working on publishable reports
    and thesis support.

Eligible Candidates:

• Are enrolled as a graduate / professional level student in an Epidemiology / Biostatistics program at a participating university

• Have completed the equivalent of an academic year or more of graduate courses

• Are committed and demonstrate interest in applied public health research

• Demonstrate potential as a future leader in the public health sector

• Have an excellent record of academic achievement

TO APPLY TO THE EPI SCHOLARS PROGRAM:

Step 1: Applicants must create an NYC.ID account before they can apply

• Click here to create and register for a NYC.ID

• Check your email for a verification link and further instructions

• After you confirm your NYC.ID, click here to access the Epi Scholar Student Application

Step 2: Epi Scholar Student Application Dashboard

• To complete your Epi Scholar Student Profile: On the Epi Scholar Application dashboard, click Create a Student Profile to Get Started.

• Once your Student Profile is complete, return to the Epi Scholar Application dashboard to complete the application, attach supporting documents, and request a Letter of Recommendation.

Note: To SUBMIT your application, the Request a Letter of Recommendation section must be completed.

• You may save your work and return to application to make changes up until the application deadline.

• When the required sections are completed, click on Submit to officially submit your application.

• Once you click Submit, you can no longer edit your application.

• The Epi Scholars program will only review applications submitted in full by the deadline.

For full consideration, complete and upload the following via the application portal:

☐ Epi Scholar Application

☐ Resume/CV

☐ Personal Statement

☐ Current school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)

☐ Send and complete a request for a Letter of Recommendation and a Reference form via the application portal

To submit your Epi Scholar application, visit nyc.gov/site/doh/about/employment/epi-scholar.page

APPLICATION STATUS:

Epi Scholars staff will notify applicants of their status 4-6 weeks after the February 15th application deadline. Questions? Reach out to epischolars@health.nyc.gov


Position: Hepatitis Patient Navigation Intern

Organization: The NYC Health Department

Program description:

The NYC Health Department, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hep B and C in NYC. The Capacity Building unit within VHP administers multiple direct service programs through contracts with syringe exchange programs, community organizations, hospitals, and health centers.

The Hep C Peer Navigation Program and the Check Hep B and C Patient Navigation Programs provide Hep C and B outreach, prevention, navigation through complete diagnostic testing and treatment, retention in care and reinfection prevention services throughout NYC.

*Applicant must be a current master student at CUNY School of Public Health*

Hours per week: 19 during academic semesters, up to 34 during winter/summer break

Rate: $20/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

Navigation Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning ongoing meetings with navigators, taking notes, and following up on action items
  • Assist with planning site visits with staff at contracted organizations throughout NYC (virtual or in-person as needed)
  • Help develop strategies to assist programs recruit patients and link them to care
  • Support team in training and technical assistance activities for navigators
  • Track program activities and attendance in Salesforce (Partners Connect)
  • Assist with program materials updates
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Preferred Skills:

1. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

2. Interest in public health and capacity building

3. Passionate about harm reduction and working with people living with Hep B and hepatitis C

4. Highly organized with attention to detail

5. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

6. Comfort with public speaking

7. Ability to work both independently and within a team

If interested, send cover letter and resume to Diana at ddiazmunoz@health.nyc.gov


Position: Hepatitis Community Engagement and Events Intern

Organization: The NYC Health Department

Program description:

The NYC Health Department, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis B and C in New York City. The VHP conducts surveillance, and develops and implements programs and projects to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C.

Hep Free NYC (hepfree.nyc) is a network building capacity to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C in NYC. The coalition seeks to foster an inclusive collaboration among all stakeholders to advance hepatitis B and C awareness, screening, access to care, and vaccination through education, outreach, advocacy and support of research.

*Applicant must be a current master student at CUNY School of Public Health*

Title: Viral Hepatitis Engagement Intern

Hours per week: 19 during academic semesters, up to 34 during winter/summer break

Rate: $20/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Intern will assist with the following activities and tasks:

  • Provide support of community Hep B Coalition, Hep C Task force and Hep Free NYC committee activities, meetings and events by providing administrative support, coordinating logistics, developing materials, and support day-of/week-of efforts to ensure successful outcomes
  • Collaborate with NYC Health Department staff and hepatitis B and hepatitis C, harm reduction, and other partners to promote Hep Free NYC mission by planning and implementing projects
  • Support program evaluation activities, data collection, data entry, and analysis to prepare reports and recommendations
  • Engage our Hep Free NYC network community with newsletters and opportunities
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and support events
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Applicant Must:

1. Currently matriculated in a CUNY master’s program (MPH, MSW, MHA, etc) preferred

2. Background knowledge in Public Health, Community Organizing, Public Relations, or Community Planning preferred

3. Interest in program coordination, event management, community organizing, health promotions, research, and public engagement

4. Interest in public health programs and working with vulnerable populations such as people who use drugs and immigrants

5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

6. Preferred experience with: public speaking, Mailchimp (or other email campaign management), Salesforce (or other client management), WordPress (or other website/blog management)

If interested, send cover letter and resume to Sarah Ahmed at sahmed10@health.nyc.gov


Position: Hepatitis Marketing/Digital Media Intern

Organization: The NYC Health Department

Program description:

The NYC Health Department, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis B and C in New York City. The VHP conducts surveillance, and develops and implements programs and projects to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C.

Hep Free NYC (hepfree.nyc) is a network building capacity to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C in NYC. The coalition seeks to foster an inclusive collaboration among all stakeholders to advance hepatitis B and C awareness, screening, access to care, and vaccination through education, outreach, advocacy and support of research.

*Applicant must be a current master student at CUNY School of Public Health*

Title: Viral Hepatitis Marketing Intern

Hours per week: 19 during academic semesters, up to 34 during winter/summer break

Rate: $20/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Intern will assist with the following activities and tasks:

  • Create digital content, including website posts, social media content, and other materials
  • Assist with promotion, measurement, and content of the website and social channels (posting, sharing, engaging, liking, increasing social reach and building meaningful connections, etc.)
  • Assist with communications aspects of meetings and events by creating promotional content, developing branded materials, and supporting day-of/week-of communications efforts to ensure a successful event
  • Assist with updating and drafting materials including fact sheets, post cards, brochures, and other communications materials with current campaign messaging
  • Assist in updating the media calendar and content for the campaign’s website (hepfree.nyc), social channels (@hepfreenyc) and printed marketing materials
  • Communicate in a professional, but unique social media “voice”; directly aligned with the Hep Free NYC and NYC Health Department thought leadership and content platform
  • Support data collection and analysis of the media performance
  • Monitor for and share news about hepatitis B and C
  • Identify opportunities for internal and external engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicant Must:

1. Currently matriculated in a CUNY master’s program (MPH, MSW, MHA, etc) preferred

2. Background knowledge in Communications, Design, Public Relations, Marketing, or Public Health preferred

3. Have understanding of and experience with social networking and blogging and have their own presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

4. Interest in public health programs and working with vulnerable populations such as people who use drugs and immigrants.

5. Excellent oral, writing, and inter-personal skills

6. Preferred experience with: Canva (or other image editing), WordPress (or other website management), Hootsuite (social content management), Google Analytics

If interested, send cover letter and resume to Sarah Ahmed at sahmed10@health.nyc.gov


Position: January Fieldwork Placement for ANAD – Program Support Internship

Organization: ANAD

Program description: ANAD’s Recovery Mentorship Program offers free eating disorder support online for those who struggle with eating disorders but are motivated to recover. ANAD mentors are people who have walked the difficult road to recovery from their eating disorder and are recovered for at least 2 years. Mentors spend six months working with and supporting their mentees as a source of hope, wisdom, and empathy.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Program Manager and Volunteers of ANAD and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass:

● Support for ANAD’s Eating Disorder Mentorship Program

● Evaluating Program Gaps and creating resources to support the program

● Interns are encouraged to get involved with programs and identify areas of interest

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January-May 2023. (~11/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH semester.

Program Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Intern will work closely with the Program Manager in order to:

• Liaise between ANAD Mentees and their clinicians to ensure ongoing compliance with program policy

• Work with program manager to create and implement a check-in process for new mentorships

• Connect with clinicians in order to navigate difficulties that may arise over the course of mentorship (as appropriate)

• Track program compliance and support volunteer mentors

• Identify gaps in support and create materials that ensure smooth onboarding, check-ins, and wrap-up processes

• Support with other programs as appropriate

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Strong history of customer service

• Writing sample to be provided

To apply, please email your resume to Jennifer.Carroll@anad.org


Position: Summer 2023 Internship Program

Organization: New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. Are you passionate about public service and New York City? Do you want to have a hand in shaping our city’s skyline and future? We are seeking passionate Summer Interns to join our dynamic team of skilled and dedicated New Yorkers committed to making New York City a more prosperous place to live and work.

Click here to learn more about NYCEDC’s divisions and the variety of work that we do across the five boroughs.

Internship Program: Our 2023 Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-12-week internship program, scheduled to begin on June 6, 2023. Interns are expected to work full-time throughout the summer.

Summer interns will join an intern class consisting of undergraduate and graduate students to work on exciting projects in one of EDC’s many dynamic departments. Summer Interns will also participate in training programs, networking events, and other professional development opportunities over the course of the program.

Our Summer 2023 Internship Program application deadline is Monday, January 30. All materials must be submitted by EOD that date – incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please find full list of departmental placements on our Careers Page HERE and listed below:

• Accounting

• Asset Management

• Budget

• Capital Program

• Economic Research & Policy

• Funding Agreements

• Government and Community Relations

• Grants Management

• Human Resources

• Initiatives

• Land Use

• Legal

• Management Information Systems/IT

• Neighborhood Strategies

• Records Management

• Strategic Investments Group

• Strategy

• Transportation

• And many more!

Qualifications & Requirements:

• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; recent graduates are also encouraged to apply

• Demonstrated enthusiasm for the mission of NYCEDC

• Proven ability in using database and presentation tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

• Strong interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

• Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to multi-task and manage deadlines

• Proactive and able to work in collaborative, cross-functional teams

• Must submit a resume and cover letter for the application

• Must be able to work full-time and complete the entirety of the 12-week program

• Must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability

Salary Target: $18/hour (undergraduate-level students); $23/hour (graduate-level students)

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected, and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.

NYCEDC is continuing to closely monitor New York State guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and interns is our top priority. Currently, we are looking forward to welcoming our 2023 Summer Intern class onsite in our New York City Headquarters.


Position: Summer 2023 Internship Program

Organization: The White House Council of Economic Advisers

Interns will have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects with real world implications. Interns support the research and analysis-based mission of the CEA by assisting the staff in researching a wide range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues and conducting statistical analysis and data collection, among other responsibilities. Interns also earn valuable experience applying their quantitative and qualitative research skills on a daily basis and learn new ways to approach questions from CEA economists. Administrative duties to support the work of the Council are also involved.

The position is full-time, paid, and in-person in Washington, D.C. from June 12th through August 4th (8 weeks).

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis until February 3rd, 2023, but we encourage students to apply early.

CEA interns work on a variety of challenging economic projects involving research on macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues, as well as statistical analysis and data collection.

The internship provides valuable experience in applying quantitative and qualitative skills to issues with real world implications. Administrative duties to support the CEA are also involved.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Program participants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years or older before the first day of the program, and meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two- to four-year institution)
  • Have demonstrated interest in economics, statistics, mathematics, public policy, or finance with a strong academic record and passion for public service
  • Have excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Have experience using Microsoft Office and conducting research and analysis
  • Preferred candidates will have experience with Stata (or a similar statistical software)
  • Required to obtain and maintain a favorable security determination and undergo pre-employment drug testing
  • Required to attest to their vaccination status and must adhere to any White House-determined COVID-19 testing, masking, and/or social distancing guidance.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

We are now accepting applications for the upcoming Summer 2023 session on a rolling basis until February 3, 2023. The Summer session will run from June 12 to August 4, 2023.

If students are interested in applying, email PDFs of their resume, transcript, and a cover letter to:

President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Email: recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Candidates should indicate in the subject line of the email as well as in the file names of your resume, transcript, and cover letter to which session you are applying (Summer 2023).

While we review applications from all students, the internship is generally geared toward undergraduate students with an economics background. Due to the small size of the program, it is highly competitive.

More details will be posted as they become available on the CEA website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/cea/work-for-us/internship-opportunities/


Position: Graduate level intern to help us do strategic outreach for CHAMP- the “Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project

Organization: LEGAL ACTION CENTER (LAC)

LAC is looking for a graduate level intern to conduct strategic outreach and education as part of CHAMP, the New York State independent health insurance ombudsman program that helps people overcome insurance-related barriers to substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health MH) care. The intern may support outreach efforts for other related LAC projects as well.

Job Description and Duties

LAC uses legal and policy strategies to fight discrimination, build health equity, and restore opportunity for people with criminal records, substance use disorders, and HIV/AIDS. CHAMP (Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project) was launched in 2018 and has helped more than 4,000 New Yorkers access treatment and resolve insurance barriers to substance use and mental health treatment. LAC is one of CHAMP’s three specialist organizations, which support CHAMP’s network of community based organizational partners as well as its helpline operated by the Community Service Society. As the first consumer assistance program to focus exclusively on the needs of individuals with MH conditions and SUDs, CHAMP provides education on individuals’ insurance rights under federal and state consumer protection laws. Relevant laws include the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA or Parity Act), which bars insurance discrimination in the coverage of and access to MH and SUD benefits in private and public insurance, as well as state insurance laws, and helps address some of the most common barriers to SUD and MH care.

The health outreach intern will work directly with our Senior Health Policy Attorney and the Director of Community Engagement in conducting strategic outreach using health equity lens to ensure that CHAMP reaches communities hit hardest by the overdose crisis and with the least access to SUD and MH care.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with identifying opportunities for outreach including relevant events and organizations, particularly in areas traditionally underserved by MH and SUD services and resources.
  • Provide outreach to individuals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and health care providers.
  • Assist with organizing and providing CHAMP educational presentations both in-person and virtually.
  • Attend events to network with other organizations as well as table and distribute materials.
  • Assisting in the development of social media/digital outreach plan and execute including drafting social media posts.
  • Other outreach activities as needed.

Time Commitment

The health outreach intern is expected to work 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the semester.

Compensation

LAC pays an hourly rate ($20/hour) to graduate level interns. We also work on a case-by-case basis with students and their schools to secure academic credit for internships/externships if applicable.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in LAC’s work and relevant experience to intern@lac.org.

The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity employer. Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly urged to apply.


Position: Health Policy & Medicaid Intern- Health Unit

Organization: New York State Division of the Budget

The Health Unit is responsible for the fiscal and policy oversight of an $84 billion portfolio, comprised of the Medicaid and non-Medicaid components of the Department of Health (DOH), the State Office of the Aging (SOFA) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) budgets. The work of the Health Unit in the dynamic health care environment provides the opportunity to collaborate both internally and externally to bring constructive solutions to existing or emerging public health challenges and the Medicaid program.

Internship Opportunity Details:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

• Tracking and analyzing potential changes in Federal Health funding mechanisms or policies, and evaluating of the impact on New York State, including Medicaid;

• Reviewing and identifying fiscal and policy impacts associated with numerous health related programs and initiatives, including Medicaid, general Public Health work, Early Intervention, ending the AIDS epidemic, and responding to the opioid crisis;

• Researching, creating, and analyzing forecasting models using data loads from various sources to project spending and utilization within various key health areas;

• Developing briefing materials and recommendations to inform policymakers on key aspects of programs, proposed legislation and how various initiatives may impact the State, localities, and constituents; and

• Assisting in developing the Executive Budget.

The position will offer the selected candidate a unique opportunity to evaluate and conduct research and develop recommendations related to the State’s health policy and financing

Qualification/Skills:

Candidates with graduate-level coursework in health care finance or policy are preferred, but post-junior level undergraduates with strong writing and analytical skills may be considered. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a team environment, have an interest in health care finance and be able to: prepare, analyze, and effectively present fiscal information; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; manage multiple assignments; demonstrate initiative in formulating constructive recommendations on issues; and work proficiently with Microsoft Excel/Word

How to Apply:

DOB offers paid hourly internship positions (hourly rate dependent on education level). To apply for internship positions, please complete the Online Employment Application and select “Student Internship”. Please also select “Health Policy” in the Professional Interests section.

If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Position: Winter/ Spring MPH Intern- Community Outreach and Engagement

Organization: The Meyer Cancer Center (MCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) at Weill Cornell Medicine

ORGANIZATION: The Meyer Cancer Center (MCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) at Weill Cornell Medicine focuses on interlacing the tenets of community-engaged research into all four of MCC’s research programs: Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Cancer Biology, Experimental Therapeutics, and Cancer Prevention and Control. Community-engaged research leads to the development of research that is responsive to community needs, increases research capacity built through partnerships, and creates the optimal environment for developing high-impact translational research from bench to bedside and from bedside to the community. The office is seeking an intern to work with us on a community-based cancer clinical trial education program targeting women at high risk for breast and gynecological cancers.

Compensation: practicum / capstone eligible project

Qualification:

• Committed and passionate about cancer prevention, health education/outreach, and health disparities

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Strong written, oral, and communication skills, including presentations skills • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

• Training or experience in developing health education programming as well as the evaluation of training and learning programs.

• Training or experience in survey development and implementation

Responsibilities:

• Participate in a project that involves developing and review of key engagement materials for lay audiences

• Gain experience with working as a team, problem solving, and communicating with varied audiences

• Gain experience training a group of lay health peer educators

• Assist with special projects and administrative duties as needed.

Anticipates schedule (dates are a bit flexible):

• 12-15 hours a week

• February 1 to April 31

To apply: Please send a cover letter that describes your current MPH program and your future availability along with your resume. The cover letter should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Erica Phillips, Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement. All materials should be sent to Jesabely Solano at jes4037@med.cornell.edu with the subject line “Spring Community Outreach and Engagement Intern Application.”


Position: Environmental Health & Safety Intern for Summer 2023

Organization: TRC

Job Description

TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960’s, is a national engineering and environmental consulting firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in industry and government, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.

TRC is seeking a highly motivated and diverse Environmental Health and Safety Intern for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a paid, part-time position of 20 hours per week. This position has the potential to transition into a Full-Time role upon graduation. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Project Managers and Team Leaders and partner with engineers, scientists, and technologists.

We encourage college seniors who are interested to apply. Those who complete the internship program can be considered for full-time opportunities upon graduation.

Our Building Science and Industrial Hygiene Interns:

  • Experience a broad variety of environmental engineering assignments including soil, soil gas, and groundwater sampling and remediation; feasibility study development and analysis; remedy design; remedy implementation; operation, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Perform construction oversight and documentation.
  • Prepare work plans and proposals.
  • Perform calculations and engineering evaluations.
  • Interpret and present data.
  • Review and prepare reports, conceptual designs, and detailed construction plans and specifications.
  • Perform other environmental engineering tasks such as the development of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC), Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and Response Activity Plans.
  • This is a part-time, paid position
Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license within state of employment
  • Pursuing Bachelor or Associate Degree in Environmental Science or related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Self-motivated and detail-orientated
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willing and able to perform outdoor field sampling activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with engineering software applications (AutoCad, MathCad, ESRI, HydroCad, WaterCad, ARCView GIS, etc.) is preferred but not required
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation package dependent upon level of education, technical capabilities, and market conditions. A 401k plan with a company match is also available. For more information please visit our website at www.trccompanies.com

TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Position: FEMA Region 2: Student Volunteer Program

Organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security- FEMA Region 2

SUMMARY

The FEMA Region 2 Student Volunteer Program, located at 1 World Trade Center in New York City, aims to engage students from both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an opportunity to gain real-life work experience with a federal emergency management entity. Students are interviewed and placed with a division/team that matches their skillsets and interests. Under the direct supervision of FEMA Region 2 staff, each student will work to develop new ideas while also assisting with the improvement of current FEMA programs. Each participant will therefore gain experience in the field of emergency management and hone technical skills concentrated in themes such as community engagement, partnership coordination, climate adaptation, equity, project planning, disaster recovery, computer programming, geo-spatial data application, continuous improvement, and more. Each student will plan, initiate, coordinate, and execute projects relevant to their placement.

DELIVERABLES

• Development of project plans

• Assistance with current staff goals/objectives and daily office tasks

• Participation in professional development trainings with subject matters experts

• Creation of reports, articles, presentations, trainings, etc. related to placement area

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected disaster programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of their placement department

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, procedures

REQUIREMENTS

1. Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

2. Previous work or ongoing study in emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, or public relations is recommended.

3. Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not allowed).

4. Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

5. Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

6. Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week

If interested, please contact:

Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2  heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov| (787) 692-8159


Position: Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Fellow

Organization: Department of Labor

CEO IPA Program Overview

The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) has partnered with the Partnership For Public Service to provide unique opportunities for experts to access and support DOL agencies with relevant and rigorous evidence-building activities through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Talent Program.

CEO’s IPA Fellow program allows individuals from academia, nonprofit organizations, and state, local and tribal governments to work with CEO and DOL sub-agencies on a reimbursable detail basis for up to two years, after which IPA Fellows return to their home institution or organization. Fellows may be in-person or remote workers, and CEO will offer remuneration at GS-13 (Associate Fellow) or GS-14 (Fellow) salary levels, depending on experience.

As a CEO IPA Fellow, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Access and support DOL agencies in their efforts to make evidence-based decisions on important programs and policies that affect workers across the country;
  • Gain unique experience in federally-funded labor research development without leaving your current job; and
  • Expand your professional network of federal government officials and experts.

CEO IPA Fellow Qualifications

CEO IPA Fellows or Associate Fellows may conduct internal analyses with CEO’s data analytics team as a Mathematical Statistician Fellow, or support CEO’s research and evaluation portfolio as an Evaluation Research Fellow (see more on each role below). For either role, CEO is looking for individuals with established research expertise in any of the follow areas of strategic importance to the department, including:

  • unemployment insurance,
  • disability and employment,
  • behavioral economics/behavioral interventions research,
  • worker protection and enforcement,
  • and/or those with statistical expertise in analytical methods that can be applied to labor-related data in support of DOL agency priorities.

Are you interested in using your expertise to advance labor-related research at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)? Do you want to learn about federal evidence-building efforts for use in your permanent role at a state, local or tribal government, university, non-profit organization, or other eligible organization? Apply now to work with DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) for up to two years as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Fellow.

We strongly encourage qualified candidates with any labor-related expertise to apply. Applications will close on January 23rd, 2023.


Position: Spring & Summer 2023 Graduate Fieldwork Students

Organization: CUNY SPH Center for Systems and Community Design

Program description: The Center for Systems and Community Design at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy works at the forefront of public health entrepreneurship, integrating research, business, policy, and design. We utilize diverse methodologies such as systems science, design thinking and social entrepreneurship to (re)frame health problems, unpack complex issues, develop and scale creative solutions that are community-centric, integrate social and environmental impact into standard business practice, and inform policy agendas. https://www.cunycscd.org/

Fieldwork Position Overview: We are seeking graduate fieldwork students to provide research support on ongoing NIH-funded projects using system dynamics modeling to assess the feasibility and implementation of evidence-based practices for opioid overdose prevention, treatment, and medication for opioid use disorder across health care, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings.

Graduate Fieldwork Student Responsibilities:

The graduate fieldwork student will provide support to system dynamics modeling efforts by:

  • Identifying, synthesizing, and critically appraising relevant literature through public health databases (e.g., PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL)
  • Identifying, managing, organizing, and cleaning data sources used for modeling
  • Performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Supporting publication efforts by writing and generating figures and data tables for manuscripts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Interest, training, and experience in public health, health policy, or related field
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with data management and analysis using standard statistical software
  • Interest and/or experience in opioid policy, harm reduction, and/or social determinants of health
  • Interest in learning more about systems science and applying these methods to study complex public health issues

To apply, please email your resume to rachel.thompson@sph.cuny.edu. Start date and location/hours are flexible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Spring 2023 Fieldwork Placement for NY Vaccine Literacy Campaign

Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Graduate Assistant: Community health presentation development and training facilitation

Program Description:

The New York Vaccine Literacy Campaign (VLC) is an initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. The VLC launched its second phase in August 2022 to support the recovery of routine vaccinations, including Covid-19 boosters. This transition includes a concentrated effort with the Harlem Health Initiative to demonstrate successful community-academic partnerships to support preventative care and health education at the neighborhood-level.

Through outreach and partnership, the VLC aims to lighten the load of community organizations and coalitions by increasing access to vaccine education and information through tailored webinars, training modules, and other capacity-building resources. Data collection and resource navigation are provided through reports, e-newsletter distribution, social media and other communication channels to respond to the needs identified by community partners.

The VLC works in partnership with community-based organizations to determine content, format, and audience for prioritized resources. Collaboration outcomes have included one pagers, PSA video series, presentations, training toolkits, and webinars.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the VLC team (Director and Program Manager) to help build a regular cadence of facilitation of presentations and training for our community partners.

As a primary focus, the fieldwork student will collaborate with team members to develop new and update existing trainings and presentations on routine vaccination and preventative health. Most importantly, the student will be responsible for facilitating these presentations to our community partners. Some examples of these presentations include communication guidance on discussing seasonal vaccination boosters, a presentation for senior adults on immunity, aging, and vaccination.

1) Pre-record 2-3 presentations for widespread distribution via Zoom or PowerPoint

2) Present once a month in person at a Harlem-based organization

3) Update facilitation guides based on presentation experience and developments in vaccine information

The fieldwork student will be asked to contribute to other toolkit and training material tasks as needed and as determined by program and project managers (i.e., a train-the-trainer toolkit for young adults on HPV vaccination). The fieldwork student will have the support and guidance of the rest of the team, but preferably has previous communication education experience and confidence in their presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in and experience in conducting community health education
  • Commitment to community-engaged work
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Prior experience with facilitating trainings and conducting public presentations
  • Creative background in health communication and infographic design, a plus
  • Proficiency in languages other than English is a plus (Spanish preferred)

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January through May 2022 (~10 hours/week). The student will be compensated with a $2000 stipend at the completion of their position.

While this position will be largely remote, the graduate assistant will have the opportunity to work at the CUNY SPH campus if desired. While safety and health considerations will always be determined on a case-by-case basis, this role will require monthly (at minimum) in-person facilitation of training and materials and occasional in-person meetings with the team and partners.

To apply, please email your resume to lauren.rauh@sph.cuny.edu. (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Spring & Summer ’23 Interns

Organization: Center for an Urban Future (CUF)

Development and Communications Internship

The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is an independent nonprofit public policy research think-tank that produces innovative analysis on economic development and workforce development issues in New York City, with a focus on promoting economic diversity while creating opportunities for disadvantaged populations and lower-skill workers. Our work seeks to highlight issues within our fields of focus that tend to fly under the radar in mainstream policy discussions.

Over the years, through reports and high-level policy forums, CUF has put forth concrete ideas for city and state policymakers that have influenced city and state policies on diversifying the economy, boosting the number of middle-class jobs, expanding apprenticeships and tech training programs, supporting immigrant entrepreneurs, bolstering public libraries, scaling up small businesses, strengthening human services organizations, sustaining artists, and helping New York’s community college students achieve college and career success, investment in green public works projects, closing racial disparities in the city’s economy, improving services for older New Yorkers, and more.

The Center seeks interns with experience in communications, event-planning, media, and/or development to support our work. During this internship, development and communications interns will learn about the processes of how a think tank conveys complex policy research through a streamlined communication strategy.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Helping produce high-profile events from conception to execution, including researching vendors, creating event materials, and ensuring smooth day-of logistics
  • Conducting prospect research for development opportunities
  • Assisting with the development of social media campaigns and drafting content for platforms like Twitter
  • Drafting press releases, impacts, and email blasts
  • Maintaining CUF’s databases and tracking subscriber engagement
  • Tracking email metrics, Twitter analytics, and CUF’s presence in policy discourse
  • Engaging in CUF’s media processes, including explainer video and report design

Skills and attributes we seek are:

  • Attention to detail. They must be detail-oriented. Exactitude and precision must be shown when working with CUF materials.
  • Time management and multi-tasking. This role will require managing several tasks, prioritizing them based on a variety of timelines, and pivoting to different tasks as deadlines are modified.
  • Willingness to learn. They must be willing to learn new skills, approaches, and tactics, and openness to working on a variety of assignments.
  • Goal-oriented perspective. The intern must be able to grasp the broader organizational goals and think strategically about how to accomplish them through individual assignments.

Requirements:  

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Must be able to commit to at least 20 hours a week, within the operating hours of 10am to 6pm
  • Must be able to come into the office at least twice a week during open office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

This is an hourly paid internship. In order to apply, please send a resume with cover letter to intern@nycfuture.org with “Development and Communications Internship (cohort)” in the subject line. We are currently hiring for our Spring (January-May) cohort.

We maintain a friendly and open working environment and encourage people of all backgrounds: age, race, ethnicity, gender, creed, and sexual orientation to apply.

We hire interns for three cohorts: Spring (January to May), Summer (May to August), and Fall (August to December). We accept applications on a rolling basis, so in the subject line of your email please indicate the cohort(s) and internship for which you would be interested in applying.


Position: Spring ’23 Community Health Graduate Intern

Organization: Queens Public Library

SUMMARY

The Programs & Services Department is seeking a Community Health Graduate Intern to provide support for its Community Health Initiatives surrounding the following health areas of concern: Nutrition, Vaccinations, Prenatal Care, Physical Activity, and Mental Health.

Specifically, the individual would assist the Community Health Educator complete tasks and responsibilities related to the successful execution of community health programming, including:

  • Identify Community Based Organizations that provide health-programming regarding health areas of concern identified by the Community Health team

  • Assist with organizing a planned menu of Community Health interventions regarding health areas of concern identified by the Community Health team

  • Procure credible health resources including pamphlets, flyers, and other items to be distributed to library patrons.

  • Restocking Health Kiosks with health information resources located at community libraries to make sure that they are plentiful and full of health information.

  • Identify and assist in the development of measurement & evaluation tools for programming evaluation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrollment in a Master’s Program in Public Health

  • Experience in working with diverse groups of people

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

  • Comfortable speaking with others vis phone, web, and email

  • Must submit a resume

  • Available Monday-Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm; minimum 10 hours per week.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: This is an in-person project.  Individuals, 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check that may be used when considering volunteers.

To apply now: Click The “Express Interest” to Register.


Position: Graduate Student Intern

Organization: NYU Center for Opioid Epidemiology & Policy

Description

The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health is seeking 3 Graduate Student Interns (15- 20 hours/week) for a project assessing local harm reduction policies, local harm reduction service availability, and overdose. Duties will include collecting, coding and cleaning online policy data, as well as retrieving data on harm reduction services online and from organizations. Work will primarily be conducted via Zoom.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment in graduate program related to policy studies, law or public health
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and Google Docs and Sheets
  • Experience collecting data for research purposes.
  • Demonstrated conscientiousness and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with online data collection.
  • Experience using online databases that house government documents and

policies for local jurisdictions (e.g., Municode, American Legal Publishing).

  • Experience with variable coding following a detailed protocol.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Personable with an ability to work well with others.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in public health and/or research.

Job Duties:

  • Collect and organize policy data from databases of government documents
  • Assist with cleaning and coding quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Collect and organize data on location and type of harm reduction organizations across the US.
  • Attend weekly project meetings and communicate as needed with research coordinators and project investigators.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and project reporting as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact:

Please send cover letter and resume to Caroline Barnes: caroline.barnes@nyulangone.org

Job Posting Range: $18- $20 per hour


Position: Student Volunteers

Organization: CATCH (Center for Advanced Technology and Communication in Health)

The mission of CATCH is to develop and implement new technologies and approaches (e.g., computer modeling, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, multimedia, social media) to help decision making in health and public health. This includes finding ways to help various decision makers, including product developers, health professionals, healthcare administrators, policymakers, and the general public better understand and communicate key issues.

CATCH is looking for support with examples, including:

  • Designing, developing, running, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting results/outputs from computational models
  • Preparing reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Multimedia
  • Graphic design
  • Social media
  • Data entry

Kindly email the below to CATCH@sph.cuny.edu:

  • ​Your resume or CV
  • Description of your interests
  • Available days of the week and hours

Position:  Spring ’23 Graduate Field Placement for Research

Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Supervisors: Brian Pavilonis, PhD and Suzanne McDermott, PhD, Faculty in the Department of Environmental. Occupational, Geospatial Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, CUNY

Research Project: Researchers at the CUNY SPH are investigating in utero exposure to metals in newborn infants.  The first stool (meconium) and buccal cells (from mouth cheek) will be collected from mothers and newborns in the postpartum units of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. The goal of the project is to investigate the association of chemical exposures during pregnancy with DNA methylation in mothers and newborns. 

Graduate Field Work Student Responsibilities:

  • Obtain required certifications to conduct field work with human subjects, through CUNY IDEATE, the Institutional Review Board for CUNY
  • Complete trainings required by Kings County Hospitals (NYC H&H) to obtain volunteer status as a Graduate Student assistant
  • Receive training and coaching from Environmental Health Science PhD students to administer Oral Informed Consent, administer the study questionnaire, collect meconium and buccal samples and participate in the scraping and transfer of samples to local freezers, and in some cases transport to the Medgar Evers College Chemistry Department in Brooklyn, for analysis
  • Work with the Site Principal Investigators at Kings County Hospital, and with their nursing and medical staff, to conduct all steps outlined in the protocol: preparation of kits with diapers and liners, administer verbal informed consent, sample collection, and storage of samples.

This will be a spring 2023 fieldwork project with the opportunity for students to begin some of their fieldwork hours in December or January. The Field Placement Student will spend two or three 6-7 hour shifts each week at Kings County Hospital to accomplish the data and biospecimen collection.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.  This is a great opportunity for students pursuing a Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH) specialization, but is open to all students who may find this applicable to their interests.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Fiona Conway at Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu and Adriana Padilla at Adriana.Padilla77@sphmail.cuny.edu    


Position: Clinical Research Internship

Organization: Stamford Health

Reports to: Senior Research Associate, Josette Hartnett, MPH

Indirectly Reports to: Executive Director of Research, Suzanne J. Rose, MS, PhD, CCRC, FACRP

Directly Supervises: This position does not have a direct report

Department Website: https://www.stamfordhealth.org/care-treatment/research/

Volunteering Website: https://www.stamfordhealth.org/about/volunteering/

Location: Stamford, CT or Remote

Position Purpose: The Clinical Research Intern is responsible for learning the basics of clinical and academic research, electronic health record data extraction, research protocol development, simulation, and writing publishing level literature reviews. The goal of this program is to introduce students and individuals to the concept, lifecycle, and execution of research studies in a hospital setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • HIPAA Training via CITI Program
  • Formal GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and Human Subject Research training, via CITI Program
  • Attend regularly scheduled department, staff, and study-related meetings
  • Complete internship curriculum
  • Perform specific protocol procedures, as defined by protocol
  • Extract health record data for study protocols
  • Participate in the writing of literature reviews, protocols, and manuscripts
  • Perform special projects as they become available
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Education: Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis; must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Required: Enrolled in a graduate level program in the health sciences field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Ability to maintain professionalism and professional standards. Must have a sense of urgency. Set priorities. Identify and resolve problems effectively and efficiently. Excellent communication and organizational skills for managing workflow and follow-up. Ability to demonstrate reliability and maintain confidentiality. Possess temperament and emotional intelligence for dealing with others professionally. Must have a “do-what-it-takes” attitude. Excellent speaking skills to communicate clearly and effectively with patients, physicians, industry professionals, and others in person or over the phone.

Physical Demands:

Manual Dexterity: Work requires moderate speed and accuracy, excellent keyboarding skill for

computer use. Microsoft applications expertise strongly preferred.

Physical Effort: Work requires considerable variety of fairly steady active physical exertion. Some

and/or continuous standing or walking. Some lifting of items less than 20 lbs.

If you have any questions or want to apply, please email Josie Hartnett, JHartnett@stamhealth.org with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.


Position: Spring ’23 Internship- Health and Aging: NYC-Based Healthcare Philanthropy

Organization: The John A. Hartford Foundation

Background: The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $625 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. The Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Working with its grantees, the Foundation strives to change the status quo and create a society where older adults can continue their vital contributions.

Mission: The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that as a society they can and must improve care for older adults to better meet their needs and maintain their independence and dignity. If the Foundation succeeds, society will benefit from the continuing contribution of older people and from overall reductions in health care spending.

Position Details: Selected candidates will support the President, the Communications team, the Program team, and other Foundation staff with various projects that advance the mission of improving care for older adults. This will require interns to conduct research and produce writing related to the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and support administrative and communications projects related to the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.

Start Date: January 3, 2023 (flexible) End Date: May 12, 2023 (flexible)

Salary: $17 per hour Hours: ~35-40 hours per week

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills:

  • Current enrollment in a related graduate level degree program (MPH, MPA, MSW, MHA, etc.)
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Adaptability to new opportunities and projects
  • Interest in philanthropy, health care, communications and/or aging
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work independently, and manage time effectively
  • Must arrange own housing within New York City or local area

Supervisor:

Terry Fulmer, President

How Do I Get Started?

To apply please submit the following to jobs@johnahartford.org:

  • An updated resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your experience and interest in working for The John A. Hartford Foundation

Due to the anticipated volume of applications further contact by applicants is not allowed. Please no phone calls.

The John A. Hartford Foundation is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The John A. Hartford Foundation is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact the HR Department at 484-788-2909.


Position: Graduate student intern

Organization: NYU Langone Health

We are seeking a part-time intern to assist our team with data collection and statistical analysis of financial and clinical data. The position is remote with flexible hours.

About the study:

This project seeks to test value-improvement interventions in cataract surgery, analyzing the clinical, financial, and environmental impacts of various interventions. In addition, by documenting the drivers and barriers to successful implementation, we hope to elucidate clearer pathways towards sustainability for surgeons and surgical facilities across the US.

This study builds on existing work highlighting wasteful, low value practices in US ophthalmic care. By better understanding the actual barriers and leverage points for modifying or replacing these low value practices, we will be able to implement them broadly across the US, especially given the interest from ophthalmic surgeons and nurses in reducing waste and improving care.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Current Epidemiology/Biostatistics graduate student

– Completed coursework in statistics

– Proficiency in statistical software (SAS, R, SPSS, etc.)

To apply:

Email your resume to Brooke Sherry brooke.sherry@nyulangone.org


Position: Spring ’23 Research & Evaluation Intern

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC):  Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care (http://pcdc.org/)

Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity.  PCDC is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), with a 29-year history of investing in communities and providing technical assistance to improve health care and the health of the community. PCDC works with primary care providers, policymakers, industry leaders, and other advocates to advance policies that increase access to quality primary care, enabling it to more successfully improve health outcomes, reduce costs and improve health equity.

Position Overview:

PCDC seeks a part-time graduate student Research and Evaluation Intern. The intern will assist Manager of Evaluation and Analytics to design and implement program impact evaluation and data management resources across PCDC’s units and assist with data analysis. The intern’s work will support and inform the organization’s work in the areas of technical assistance, capital investment, and policy/advocacy. The intern will support making PCDC’s internal data understandable and actionable, and will assist on projects including analyses of PCDC’s impact, as well as generative research on primary care access in targeted regions of the U.S.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the design of and take part in quantitative analyses of PCDC’s existing survey, programmatic, and administrative data to inform various program and planning efforts, evaluation of PCDC’s impact, and improvements in technical assistance delivery, and measure PCDC’s overall impact.
  • Draft evaluation tools such as surveys and support maintenance of internal databases
  • Support the management of PCDC’s Microsoft Excel-based evaluation databases, aggregating data from various external sources including Census.gov, CDC PLACES, and HRSA’s Uniform Data System (UDS) and mapper.
  • Collect, analyze and report on internal and external data, producing graphical representations, models, maps and statistical output using statistical software packages for presentations and decision making.
  • Conduct descriptive and statistical analyses in Excel, SAS, and Tableau to support program evaluations and primary care research
  • Draft reports and presentations for internal and external audiences, as requested.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field
  • Availability to commit to approximately 20 hours per week
  • Demonstrated analytic experience with Microsoft Excel; must understand how to clean and manipulate data in Excel; ability to create Pivot Tables and Graphs
  • Demonstrated applied analytic experience; proficiency in Tableau, SAS, and ArcGIS is preferred; experience with STATA or R or other related packages will be considered in lieu of SAS
  • Familiarity with epidemiological data analysis, research design, and program evaluation methodologies
  • Familiarity with data management software; experience building databases preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to create and deliver presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, with demonstrated ability to learn new material/software

Primary Care Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants regardless of the individual’s real or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, citizenship, marital or familial status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply, please click on this link.


Department: Population Health

Position Title: Per Diem Student Research Intern

Reports to: Stella Yi

Start Date: December 2022 (anticipated)

Position Summary

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking to hire a per diem student research intern. The research intern will work on an initiative focused on improving food access and nutrition in the New York City immigrant community, and on policy / systems change related to the collection of granular race/ethnicity data. This exciting new initiative involves integration within a multidisciplinary team of partners in community-based research, community service, nutrition, epidemiology, and public health across multiple partnering institutions.

Job Responsibilities

1. Project knowledge – Demonstrate thorough knowledge of our research studies, study rationale(s), and process(es) of the study.

2. Recruitment and outreach – Work with community partners to outreach and recruit for research studies.

3. Survey translation and administration – Assist with survey translation, outreach, and conducting survey assessments.

4. Community engagement – Provide logistical information about program and obtain feedback from community members, translating as necessary.

5. Nutrition education sheets – Conduct necessary research to create culturally adapted nutrition information sheets.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Background and/or coursework in epidemiology, public health or related research.

3. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

4. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

5. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.

6. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills.

7. Fluency in any of the languages listed (ability to read, write, and speak):

a. Cantonese, Spanish, and/or Bangladeshi

Working Conditions

Standard office environment; travel to local partner institution sites.

To apply, please email both a cover letter and resume to rebecca.lee3@nyulangone.org.


Department: Population Health

Position Title: Student Research Intern

Reports to: Stella Yi

Start Date: December 2022 (anticipated)

Position Summary

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking for a student research intern. The research intern will support current research activities of the Section for Health Equity including but not limited to nutrition and food access for immigrant communities, programming for older adults, and data equity. This position includes finding resources and reviewing the literature to help with current and future research initiatives, and can count towards fulfilling practicum requirements.

Job Responsibilities

1. Reports, Grant writing – Conduct literature reviews, fact-finding, and media scans. Assist in preparing grants, journal articles, reports and presentations. Review, edit and obtain appropriate approvals for dissemination.

2. Project knowledge – Demonstrate thorough knowledge of our research studies, study rationale(s), and process(es) of the study.

3. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Background and/or coursework in epidemiology, public health or related research.

3. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

4. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

5. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.

6. Very strong written communication skills.

7. Prior experience with literature reviews, manuscript or grant preparation at an academic institution or equivalent preferred.

Working Conditions

Standard office environment

To apply, please email both a cover letter and resume to rebecca.lee3@nyulangone.org.


Department: Population Health

Position Title: Student Research Intern

Reports to: Stella Yi

Start Date: December 2022 (anticipated)

Position Summary

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking for a student research intern. The research intern will support current research activities of the Section for Health Equity including but not limited to nutrition and food access for immigrant communities, programming for older adults, and data equity. This position includes assisting with program evaluation efforts and conducting data analysis and can count towards fulfilling practicum requirements.

Job Responsibilities

1. Project knowledge – Demonstrate thorough knowledge of our research studies, study rationale(s), and process(es) of the study.

2. Data analyses – Conduct statistical analyses according to study design and interpret data output through various mediums.

3. Reporting – Prepares tables, analyze results to submit final reports, presentations, audits, abstracts, and/or grant applications.

4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Background and/or coursework in epidemiology, public health or related research.

3. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

4. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

5. Strong quantitative skills and proficient in at least one programming language (R preferred).

6. Experience in data cleaning, data management, and quantitative analysis.

Working Conditions

Standard office environment

To apply, please email both a cover letter and resume to rebecca.lee3@nyulangone.org.


Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Position: Spring ’23 Fellowship – From The Office of Emergency Response and Preparedness

Do you want the opportunity to work as a fellow and gain practical experience with phenomenal mentors?

Select 2 projects that you have high interest, coursework and/or experience.

1. Situational Awareness Expansion

2. OEPR Origin Stories/Health Equity

3. Crisis Standards of Care

4. Analysis of Public Communications

5. Public Health Emergency Workforce Development

Logistics:

  • Timeframe: 10 months January to October
  • Fellows work a minimum of 15 hours a week
  • Fellows work a max of 35 hours a week
  • Fellows work during OEPR’s work hours (9-5 Monday – Friday)
  • Currently Remote
  • This is a stipend Fellowship

Application Process: Send your resume and cover letter on the projects you would be interested in working on.

Application closes January 20, 2023. 

Please email any questions to Janaya Little at JLittle1@health.nyc.gov.


Position: Research Assistant, Remote

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (SPH) has a rapidly growing research portfolio, and is recruiting for a research assistant (10 hours per week), whose work will involve review and analysis of health communications and community engagement and support. This work will be part of mixed methods project to build community-based organizations’ capacity to foster health literacy in their New York City communities.

The position start date is immediate (or mutually agreed upon) and is expected to last until June 2023.  Further extension is dependent on funding availability, performance and research interests aligned with SPH.  This can be a remote position. The candidate must be based in the metro NYC area and available to come into the field during data collection if needed.

Specific duties:

  • Collaborate on evaluation of health communications of partner organizations
  • Support partner communications material delivery and tracking
  • Support document review and analysis
  • Update data collection and analysis dashboards
  • Contribute to preliminary data analyses
  • Participate in community engagement activities
  • Other project-related tasks assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or advanced undergraduate student with research experience) or Master’s degree (in progress or completed) in health communications or related field.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience (or coursework) in health literacy
  • Experience (or coursework) in health communications
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

About the CUNY SPH: The mission of The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy is to provide a collaborative and accessible environment for excellence in education, research, and service in public health, to promote and sustain healthier populations in New York City and around the world, and to shape policy and practice in public health for all.

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, E-VERIFY EMPLOYER.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: https://cunyisph.org/jobs/bilingual-spanish-english-research-assistant/


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Educational Alliance, Sirovich Center for Balanced Living and 14th Street Y – Community Nutrition Educator Intern

Program description: Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center for Balanced Living makes aging in New York City easier and fun! Membership provides unlimited access to our programs and resources and is free for those aged 60 and up. We offer nutritious meals five days a week and a wide variety of classes and activities that engage both the mind and body. We also assist members with monitoring and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and provide one-on-one social services. We believe all older New Yorkers deserve to age with dignity and remain connected to a vibrant community of their peers. The 14th Street Y is a community center serving all ages, focusing on health and fitness, education and enrichment programs, and innovative arts and cultural programming.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Senior Director of Community Wellness of Sirovich Center for Balanced Living/14Y and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass serving as the community nutrition educator/intern for older adults at the Sirovich Center and all ages at the 14th Street Y.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours (~11 hours/week). The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer semester.

Community Nutrition Educator Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Weekly tabling in dining room with nutrition handouts, engaging with members, assessing their needs and promoting nutrition and other health management workshops
  • After assessing needs, develop and lead nutrition and other health management workshops, discussions and lessons on a monthly basis at both sites.
  • Administer surveys and evaluations, analyze data and assist in creating reports.
  • Attend relevant trainings, meetings and classes.

Qualifications: 

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.
  • Comfortable working with older adults in a community site with people of various ethnicities, sexual orientations, and social, economic and gender identities to help engage and empower them in pursuing optimal health and wellness.
  • Proactive, hands-on approach, with ability to work independently while also working as part of a team.
  • Organized and able to self-manage to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Personal qualities include energy, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, integrity, humor, optimism, a positive attitude, and the ability to motivate and listen to others.

Core Competencies:

  • Communicate public health information through oral, written, digital and visual presentation
  • Design and evaluate interventions to prevent or control public health problems
  • Collect, analyze and interpret public health data
  • Engage and collaborate with diverse groups
  • Apply a framework for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions

Public Health Nutrition Competencies:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and advocacy skills for public health nutrition
  • Contribute to the design, planning, implementation or evaluation of community nutrition interventions as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Identify and prioritize nutritional problems for individuals at various stages of the life cycle and for diverse population groups using appropriate assessment methodologies

POSITION: Spring, Summer and Fall ’23 Interns

ORGANIZATION: The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

OVERVIEW: The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is a research and action center at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The Institute provides evidence to inform urban and municipal food policies that make equitable access to healthy, affordable food a priority and promote inter-sectoral perspectives that link nutrition, health, racial equity, democratic engagement, sustainable communities and a valued workforce.

The Institute is now accepting letters of interest (LOI) for students interested in internships for spring, summer and fall of 2023. The LOI should focus on one of the Institute’s current research areas listed below. If there is a food policy topic not explicitly mentioned, and in which you have strong interest and the desire to further develop through this internship, please include it in your LOI. The deadline for applications is February 28th 2023. We will review applications in early March and contacting selected applicants by March 31st 2023.

INTERNSHIP TOPIC AREAS

Food Policy Monitor/Regional Food Equity Planning

Our work in this area is focused on emerging trends in food policy at the city, state, and federal levels and regional food planning. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Food Labor and Workforce Development

Issues impacting food workers related to compensation and working conditions are currently being researched by the Institute. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Unhealthy Food/Predatory Marketing/Ultra-processed food

Our Institute is taking a close look at the marketing, promotion, formulation and impact of unhealthy food. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Food Security

Analysis of Pandemic EBT, campus food security, and the expansion of SNAP, WIC, etc. are all part of our research portfolio. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Food Advocacy

Our Institute conducts research to help advance participatory practices, from food plans to accessible food data in order to enable ordinary people to engage in food planning and policymaking. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Food Policy Communications

We provide information about food policy through our newsletter, forums, and social media so that advocates have the most up-to-date information to help them influence food policy change. You can read more about our work in this area here.

Other

If you have an idea for a topic not mentioned here, feel free to describe that in your LOI.

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out the submission form using the link here. You will also be able to upload your LOI and resume using the same link.

LOI REQUIREMENTS

Your LOI should be no longer than 500 words and include the following:

• Why you want to intern with the Institute

• Why you are interested in your chosen topic area

• Your vision for how this internship will support your academic and professional goals

Please submit all relevant information, LOIs, and supporting documents using the link below.

https://forms.gle/5KTtvw1vumbUnrds6

If you have any questions please email craig.willingham@sph.cuny.edu


POSITION: Office of Science & Technology Policy Spring 2023 Internship

ORGANIZATION: Executive Office of the President

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has a mission to maximize the benefits of science and technology to advance health, prosperity, security, environmental quality, and justice for all Americans. OSTP leads efforts across the Federal government to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and works with the private and philanthropic sectors, state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, the research and academic communities, and other nations toward this end. OSTP also assists the Office of Management and Budget with an annual review and analysis of Federal research and development in budgets, and serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the Federal government.

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

The Spring 2023 term begins on January 23, 2023 and ends on April 14, 2023. Both full-time and part-time internships will be offered. Full-time participants must be able to commit to a minimum of 35 hours per week (Monday–Friday) and will receive a stipend of $9,000 for participation in the program. Part-time participants must be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week (Monday–Friday) and will receive a stipend of $4,500 for participation in the program.

Internships will be hosted in person on the White House campus, located in Washington, D.C. Please note that living accommodations and relocation support will not be provided.

Applicants who receive an offer will be required to complete the Standard Form (SF) 86 to determine whether they meet security eligibility requirements. Information requested on the SF86 that could affect eligibility includes, but is not limited to, an applicant’s connections to foreign governments, criminal history, financial debts and tax compliance, and prior drug use (including marijuana, regardless of whether the marijuana use was permitted under state law).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be a U.S. citizen

• Must be 18 years of age or older

• Males must be registered with Selective Service

• Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college, community college, or university

• Must obtain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test

APPLICATION PERIOD:

Interested students can apply at: https://apply.whitehouse.gov/eop-internships Please note this application link includes internship opportunities for OA, OMB, ONCD, and OSTP.

The application will be open from September 14, 2022 through October 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. For more information, please contact: MBX.OA.OCAO.EOPInternProgram@oa.eop.gov


POSITION: Spring ’23 Advocacy Fellow

ORGANIZATION: The Fund for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Fund for Global Health advocates with Congress on ways to increase the impact of U.S. global health aid. We are a philanthropic agency working towards helping to improve and stabilize global health systems. We approach global health aid and advocacy in terms of monetization- we aim to advocate for improving global health systems without pushing for increased funding in congress. For example, we are advocating to increase U.S. aid for primary health care in the developing world. We are a non-profit with a focus on strengthening our global health systems, achieved through political advocacy, delivering health services where the needs are greatest, and developing software to assist frontline workers with diagnosis and treatment. 

Inform Policy Making– We teach and support small groups of citizens to lobby their elected officials.

Impact Global Health- The skills learned here are designed to help you change the world.

Develop Leadership Skills- Develop skills like effective citizen advocacy, leadership, and global health research.

Build Connections- The network you build with FFGH will enrich your professional life & open new doors.

This is a volunteer/internship position, where we are looking for a 12 month commitment for interested fellows. Those twelve months allow for a full appropriations timeline to be followed, so fellows get experience in the various different areas we cover during that timeline. This is a remote position with two thirty minute meetings a week, with times to be determined based off the fellow’s schedule. We will be recruiting people who live in New York’s 6th Congressional District in the Queens neighborhood.

HOW TO APPLY: We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team! If students are interested in applying, they should email three things to our Director of Advocacy, Keith, at k.johnson@fundforglobalhealth.org: 1. Their resume or CV, 2. A 1-2 page writing sample and 3. A paragraph stating why they are interested in this program.


Multiple Positions: Spring & Summer ’23 In-Person Fieldwork for HPAM & EOHS Students

The New York Training Center in Emerging Technologies in Industrial Hygiene is a joint collaboration between the CUNY School of Public Health and the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The New York Training Center in Emerging Technologies in Industrial Hygiene is looking to recruit Master level students to assist in research projects in a variety of Occupational and Environmental Health topics. Successful applicants will be compensated for their time for one or two semesters.

Both opportunities could be a year-long project and can fund up to $20k. Please note that funding is only available to citizens and permanent residents. Hourly rate: up to $25 per hour

Project: Nail salon worker study:

The goal of this project is to determine the applicability and accuracy of low-cost sensors in nail salons to measure and reduce workers’ exposure. Students will work with community groups to recruit nail salons and deploy sensors.

Project responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Assist with maintenance of field equipment (wearables and monitors)
  • Conduct occupational questionnaires
  • Data management and analysis
  • Recruit research subjects and manage field activities
  • Present research findings among research participants and community organizations

For more information, interested applicants can email a resume and cover letter to: Brian Pavilonis at Brian.Pavilonis@sph.cuny.edu Or Homero Harari at homero.harari@mssm.edu


Multiple Positions: Spring & Summer ’23 In-Person Fieldwork for HPAM & EOHS Students

The New York Training Center in Emerging Technologies in Industrial Hygiene is a joint collaboration between the CUNY School of Public Health and the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The New York Training Center in Emerging Technologies in Industrial Hygiene is looking to recruit Master level students to assist in research projects in a variety of Occupational and Environmental Health topics. Successful applicants will be compensated for their time for one or two semesters.

Both opportunities could be a year-long project and can fund up to $20k. Please note that funding is only available to citizens and permanent residents. Hourly rate: up to $25 per hour

Project: Heat and Particulate Exposure in Construction Workers

The goal of this project is to characterize heat and particulate exposure among construction workers in NYC. A variety of methods will be used including use of low-cost monitors, wearable sensors and mass spectrometry analysis of biological samples.

Project responsibilities:

Successful applicants will be work with a team of scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The project responsibilities include:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Assist with maintenance of field equipment (wearables and monitors)
  • Conduct field work activities and
  • Data management and analysis
  • Recruit research subjects and manage field activities
  • Present research findings among research participants and community organizations

Students will need to obtain certificates of completion of laboratory safety training and ethical training required by the Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board (IRB).

For more information, interested applicants can email a resume and cover letter to: Brian Pavilonis at Brian.Pavilonis@sph.cuny.edu Or Homero Harari at homero.harari@mssm.edu


POSITION: Research Assistant (part-time)

ORGANIZATION: CUNY SPH – Institute for Implementations Science in Pop Health (ISPH)

The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science and Population Health (ISPH) is seeking  a part-time (up to 19 hours per week) Research Assistant to support the study on “HIV Prevention study with Men who Have Sex with Men.” This position is starting as soon as possible through February 2023, with salary of $17/ hour.

The Research Assistant will be primarily responsible for assembling HIV and STI test kits that will be sent to participants enrolled in a national HIV prevention study. The assistant position will require working with a team in-person, to carefully assemble various components of test kit packages that will be sent to participants across the country.

Requirements:

  • Ability to pay close attention to details
  • Protect confidential participant information
  • Work on a team assembling packages for participants and ensure that materials are assembled correctly

For more information, interested applicants can email: Matthew Stief <matthew.stief@sph.cuny.edu>


POSITION: Research Assistant – (part-time, remote, bilingual Spanish/English)

ORGANIZATION: CUNY SPH – Institute for Implementations Science in Pop Health (ISPH)

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (SPH) has a rapidly growing research portfolio, and is recruiting for multiple part-time research assistants (10 hours per week), whose work will involve data collection, entry, and analysis, community engagement, and community partner outreach and support. This work will be part of mixed methods project to build community-based organizations’ capacity to foster health literacy in their New York City communities.

The position start date is immediate (or mutually agreed upon) and is expected to span a 13-month timeframe.  Further extension is dependent on funding availability, performance and research interests aligned with SPH.  This can be a partially remote position. The candidate must be based in the metro NYC area and available to come into the field during data collection or as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree (or advanced undergraduate student with research experience), Master’s degree (or in progress) in epidemiology, community health, psychology, or similar.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience (or coursework) conducting community-based research
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

To view the official job posting: Research Assistant – ISPH Institute at CUNY SPH


Ibis Reproductive Health

Position: Spring ’23 Interns

Organization Description:

Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to drive change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA.

Internship Description:

We seek interns who have a strong commitment to the advancement of reproductive health, rights, and justice, and can provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff. Interns will contribute to ongoing domestic and international research projects. Tasks may include data entry, cleaning, and analysis for both quantitative and qualitative projects; literature reviews; and overall project support. Although not a requirement to apply, we are also interested in applicants with experience/interest in UX writing, graphic design, and/or smartphone application development for this term. Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, and have experience with or interest in reproductive health research.

Internship Timeline and Format:

We hire interns to work with us during the following three terms each year: January-March; April-August; September-December. Generally we post internship applications in December, March and August to recruit for the upcoming term. A modest stipend is available, though the exact amount is dependent on funding availability. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.  Although this position is based in the United States, interns may work with project teams in our US and RSA offices. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor work visas at this time.

To apply: 

Please complete the questions in the application and upload your curriculum vitae or resume. No phone calls please.

Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.  As part of the questions below, we request recruitment and demographic data to help us track our success at reaching a diverse pool of candidates. Ibis is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. Your responses to the recruitment and demographic questions are voluntary and will not impact your consideration for this job.  Hiring decisions are based exclusively on candidates’ ability to meet the skills outlined in the job announcement.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications for Term 3 received by August 10, 2022 will receive priority review.

Learn more about this opportunity here: https://bit.ly/3QicWyY


NYSPHA Internship Opportunities

Multiple Positions: Spring ’23

Title: Public Health Event Planning & Communication Intern

Description: Working directly with the Executive Director and Director of Member Outreach and Communication to plan the annual Public Health Partnership Conference; develop communications for membership, public health e-news and website. Student receives a 1 year NYSPHA membership. Available Fall and Spring semesters.

Hours per week: 20 Hours per week

Title: Membership Outreach Intern

Description: Serve on the Membership and Communication Committee; work with Committee and NYSPHA staff on outreach to colleges, universities and student members to assist with student/career development offerings; analysis of membership, which may include surveying, review of data and member outreach; spotlighting members of the month on website and e-news; implementation of member engagement plan; social media postings; and develop communications for members to engage and retain memberships. Student receives a 1 year NYSPHA membership.

Hours per week: 10-20 Hours per week

We accept applications for interns on a rolling basis. These positions are 10-20 hours/week. A master’s degree candidate is preferred but undergraduate students entering the field of public health will also be considered. These positions will work remotely with occasional in-person events. Available Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.

To apply, please complete an internship application. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 


NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene HRTP Internship

Position: Spring ’23

Organization Overview: HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country

For over 60 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real-life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.

The goals of the program are:

  • To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
  • To broaden students’ concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
  • To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

The application period for our Spring 2023 session is open from October 15 – November 15, 2022.

Eligible candidates are:

• Enrolled as a matriculated undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in a degree program at an accredited college or university in the US

• In good academic standing (GPA above 3.0)

• Able to provide proof of NYC residency if applying for the Spring or Fall session, no residency requirements for the Summer session

I. Applicants must create an NYC.ID account before they can apply

1. Click here to create and register for a NYC.ID

2. Check your email for a verification link and further instructions

3. After you confirm your NYC.ID, click here and scroll to “Apply Here” to access the HRTP Student Application

II. HRTP Student Application Dashboard:

1. On the HRTP Application dashboard, click Create a Student Profile to Get Started to complete your HRTP Student Profile.

2. Once your HRTP Student Profile is complete, return to the HRTP Application dashboard to complete the application, attach supporting documents, and request a Letter of Recommendation. Note: To SUBMIT your application, the Request a Letter of Recommendation section must be completed.

3. Applicants may save their work and return to their application to make changes up until the application deadline.

4. When the required sections are completed, hit Submit to officially submit your application. Once you click Submit, you can no longer edit your application.

III. HRTP Application Requirements: For full consideration, eligible applicants should:

 Complete and upload the following via the application portal:

HRTP Application

 Resume/CV

Personal Statement

 Current school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Send a request for a letter of recommendation via the application portal

IV. Application Status:

HRTP staff will notify applicants of their status 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Questions – reach out to hrtp@health.nyc.gov

For additional information


Position: Spring ’23 Fieldwork for HRSA Maternal & Child Health

Title: Student Internship

Program description: The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Internship, based in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States.

DMCHWD Internship Application Package

Statement of Interest – Address the following (500-word max):

  • What do you hope to gain from this MCH-focused internship experience, and how does this internship align with your career goals?
  • How have your experiences shaped your definition of diversity? What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? In your opinion, what is the purpose of promoting health equity over health equality?
  • Have you been involved with any of DMCHWD’s graduate or undergraduate education programs? If so, please describe your involvement.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial Transcript (most current)

Statement of Availability

  • Include the months and days of the week available, total hours needed (if submitting as a university requirement), and any concurrent responsibilities.
  • Include a statement confirming your understanding that you will need to travel to HRSA headquarters or a HRSA regional office 1-2 times at your own expense to complete the onboarding process for your internship.
  • Example: Available January through May, 3-4 days per week, 300 total hours needed, working as a graduate research assistant 10 hours per week. If selected, I agree to gravel to xxx regional office to complete the onboarding process.

To apply, please email your resume to Kaitlin Bagley. Applications should be received by 11:59 PM on:

  • January 25, for Summer Internships
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED – May 16, for fall internships
  • September 25, for Winter/Spring Internships

Learn more: https://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/tr_internship_hrsa.asp


Job Description: Graduate Field Placement for Research

Supervisors: Brian Pavilonis, PhD and Suzanne McDermott, PhD, Faculty in the Department of Environmental. Occupational, Geospatial Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, CUNY

Research Project: Researchers at the CUNY SPH are investigating in utero exposure to organic and inorganic chemicals in newborn infants.  The first stool (meconium) and buccal cells (from mouth cheek) will be collected from mothers and newborns in the postpartum units of Hospitals in Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Elmhurst), and Manhattan (Metropolitan). The goal of the project is to investigate the association of chemical exposures during pregnancy with DNA methylation in mothers and newborns.

Graduate Field Work Student Responsibilities:

  • Obtain required approvals and certifications to conduct field work with human subjects, through CUNY IDEATE, the Institutional Review Board for CUNY
  • Complete trainings required by NYC Health and Hospitals (NYC H&H) systems to obtain volunteer status as a Graduate Student assistant
  • Train to administer Oral Informed Consent for mothers with newborns at Hospitals in NYC boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan)
  • Learn the protocol requirements to obtain consent, collect meconium and buccal samples and participate in the scraping and transfer of samples to local freezers, and in some cases transport to the Medgar Evers College Chemistry Department in Brooklyn, for analysis
  • Work with the Site Principal Investigators at assigned Hospital, and with their nursing and medical staff, to conduct all steps outlined in the protocol: preparation of kits with diapers and liners, administer verbal informed consent, sample collection, and storage of samples
  • This can be utilized as a summer or fall fieldwork project with the opportunity for students enrolling in fall fieldwork to begin some of their fieldwork hours in summer if interested. Fluency in other languages (i.e. Spanish, Bengali) preferred, but not required.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Samantha Fisher at Samantha.fisher20@sphmail.cuny.edu


Job Title: Program Assistant (student with health or social science major is preferred)

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Work Unit: Viral Hepatitis Program

Hours per week: 19 hours per week (Fall/Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Summer/Winter)

Salary: $ 20.00 per hour

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The New York City Health Department’s Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis B and C infection in New York City. The VHP administers a telephone patient navigation program to support New Yorkers to access hepatitis B and C care.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Viral Hepatitis Program is recruiting a motivated intern who will connect people living with or at risk for hepatitis B and/or C to medical care, including hepatitis screening, vaccination, evaluation, and treatment. The intern will connect people to supportive services, such as insurance enrollment, mental health, harm reduction or medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. The intern will provide health education to patients and communicate with providers to enhance care coordination. Student may use this internship to fulfill their public health or social work program fieldwork requirement. This position qualifies for MPH fieldwork experience with CUNY School of Public Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Call patients to assess their needs and barriers to hepatitis B/C care, including making appointments, providing reminders, and confirming hepatitis B/C infection status.

• Provide hepatitis B/C, liver health, and drug use safety education to patients.

• Refer patients to supportive services including health insurance enrollment, mental health, and MAT/harm reduction services.

• Call providers for care coordination and medical records inquiry.

• Document outreach activities/medical records in the NYC Health Department electronic disease surveillance system and maintain patient confidentiality.

• Attend internal staff meetings and external meetings.

• Give case presentation and case discussion in meetings.

• Support project planning, implementation, data collection, evaluation, and data reporting. • Report to supervisor and leadership on progress of projects.

• Complete other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Current CUNY student. Master’s or bachelor’s degree in a health-related major is preferred.

• Fluent in Wolof, French, Russian or other foreign languages is preferred.

• Experience in linkage to medical care and health education via telephone is preferred.

• Experience in conducting survey, assessment or questionnaire with patients is preferred.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to develop health care access plan with patients.

• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills; work well with others.

• Comfort with talking about chronic disease, drug use and mental health issues with patients.

• Highly organized with attention to detail. Good oral, written, and documentation skills.

• Strong attention to detail and time management. Able to handle multiple navigation cases.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams.

• Strong desire to help others, empathetic, responsible, and self-motivated.

Applicants can email Liz Tang, ltang@health.nyc.gov, Outreach and Navigation Supervisor at the NYCDOHMH Viral Hepatitis Program.


Title: Intern – Hepatitis Program Assistant (Paid Internship)

Viral Hepatitis Program at NYC Health Department

Program Description:

The NYC Health Department’s Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) in the Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV and STI works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C in NYC. The Capacity Building unit within VHP administers multiple direct service programs through contracts with substance use treatment programs, community organizations, hospitals, and health centers.

The Clinical Practice Facilitation Program (CPF) provides technical assistance, training and data reports to healthcare facilities in order to build their clinical capacity to screen for, diagnose and treat NYC residents with hepatitis B/C and HIV. CPF engages with clinical and non-clinical staff to participate in hepatitis clinical practice improvement projects and implement system changes.

Intern Responsibilities, assist with:

• Provision of training, technical assistance and data reports to health care facilities

• Recording and tracking CPF activities in Public Health Partners Connect database

• Project planning and implementation with partner facilities

• Analysis, reporting and data visualization of surveillance and program data

• Performing literature reviews and the preparation of peer reviewed publications • Writing of abstracts, creation of posters and slide presentations

• Meeting planning, meeting notes, and follow up items

• Complete other tasks as assigned (e.g. site visits, enhanced surveillance, patient navigation, etc.)

Requirements:

1. Currently matriculated in the CUNY Master’s of Public Health program (MPH)

2. Applicant must be interested in public health program implementation, capacity building and data analysis

3. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with a sense of customer service

4. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a diverse team

5. Highly organized with attention to detail

6. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases

Preferred Skills:

1. Knowledge of Hepatitis B/C or HIV (epidemiological and socioeconomic profiles, transmission, prevention, treatment)

2. Interest in working with vulnerable populations

3. Familiarity with clinical settings

4. Ability to handle multiple assignments

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

Schedule: 19 hours per week during Fall/Spring Semester and up to 34 hours per week during Winter and Summer breaks

Rate: $20/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: minimum 6 months

If interested, send cover letter and resume to Nadine Kela-Murphy, MPH at nkelamurphy@health.nyc.gov with subject: Hepatitis Program Assistant.


Position: Spring 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Institute for Translational Epidemiology (ITE) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) – Student Research Volunteer

 Program Description: The mission of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine is to develop and facilitate interdisciplinary, collaborative, and translational research integrating population studies, genomic and proteomic research, with the ultimate purpose of spearheading critical changes in clinical practice and improving the treatment of disease and patient quality of life.

Fieldwork Position Overview: This role will support the Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass various responsibilities pertinent to the research studies conducted at the institute.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – May 2023. (~12 hours/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester.

Student Research Volunteer Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Contacting research study participants to obtain relevant data
  • Organizing and maintaining data on various databases
  • Preparing manuscripts for publications and/or preparing posters for presentations

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Student with background in epidemiology and/or statistics

To apply, please email your resume to translational.epi@mountsinai.org


POSITION: Spring 2023 Research Fieldwork Opportunity

ORGANIZATION: MONDO (Monitoring Dialysis Outcomes) Initiative at Renal Research Institute

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

With chronic kidney disease being an increasing problem in public health and the outcomes in the dialysis population unfortunately remaining poor, MONDO Initiative’s work aims to contribute to the understanding of disease and outcome dynamics with the potential to change practice patterns internationally on a large scale. Of note – at this point only two international databases of comparable size and diversity exist and MONDO’s database is the only one word-wide allowing for longitudinal analysis covering the dimensions of clinical and demographic parameters, technological data ranging from dialysis machine to body composition assessments using bioimpedance, and outcomes, at this remarkably high granularity with close to 50 million record entries. Fieldwork students will learn a lot about dialysis, the medical background of chronic kidney disease, and what predicts outcomes. Students will further get a first idea of big data analytics and advanced statistical methodologies.

The range of projects currently in the pipeline for which MONDO seeks fieldwork students ranges from studies of pathophysiologic dynamics, body composition studies and outcome studies using our rich dataset. We have a wide range of expertise on our team and are experienced mentors with a great interest to further our projects, but at the same time make this an inspiring educational experience. The support will comprise remote and in-person meetings, teaching of R programming in a Citrix-server based remote virtual environment (comparable with an AWS EC2 VDI) and is planned to result in (at least) one publication which the student will be a coauthor of and receive the deserved credit. Use of the data in the form of a Capstone or master’s essay is encouraged and Dr. Raimann will be acting in a supporting role to this endeavor. Requirements are good knowledge in epidemiology and biostatistics, and good coding skills in either R or Python.

For more information, view Dr. Raimann’s presentation on MONDO: The international MONitoring Dialysis Outcomes (MONDO) database initiative

TO APPLY:

Email Jochen G. Raimann, MD, PhD, MPH, Director, Data Analytics | Renal Research Institute at Jochen.Raimann@RRINY.COM

 

 

agencies to resolve a multitude of community issues, including housing access,

There are numerous other project opportunities depending on the skillset / interests of a candidate. For example, for someone versed in statistics and programming, you might be asked collect and synthesize data to create reports and support our legislative and press operations.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours. We are an in-person office with flexibility for remote on a case-by-case basis.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Resolve constituent cases by liaising city and state agencies for housing, social services, transportation, and other matters

• Provide administrative support such as answering phones,

• Attend and take notes at meetings and events

• Assist with special projects, organizing community events, and compiling resources for constituents

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Friendly and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

• Successful candidates are self-starters who have strong writing, research, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a passion for government.

To apply, please email your resume to Wekselba@nysenate.gov. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: 2024 Summer Intern

Organization: NYC Office of the Mayor

About the Program:

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides participants with the chance to gain valuable experience while helping to take on the challenges that our residents face and develop innovative solutions to build a better tomorrow. This unique opportunity allows interns to have hands on experience working on Mayoral and NYC agencies initiatives, projects, tasks, processes and/or procedures.

Opportunities:

Internships are available for High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Culinary, and Law students. All Office of the Mayor Internship Program positions are paid. Selected Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on Mayoral and NYC agencies initiatives, projects, tasks, processes and/or procedures. The internship will provide students with exposure to city government, workplace skills development and networking opportunities. A limited number of positions are available for current high school and matriculated college and university students.

Recruitment and Program Timeline:

Application Period: February 23, 2024 – March 31, 2024 (11:59pm)

Program Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

End of Internship Program: Friday, August 16, 2024

Salary:

High School Students: $16/Hour

Undergraduate College Students: $16/Hour

Graduate Students: $17/Hour

Visit the link below for additional detailed information: http://on.nyc.gov/nycmointernship

Additional Inquires/Questions: Please forward your inquires and questions to: interns@cityhall.nyc.gov

To Apply: http://on.nyc.gov/nycmointernship


Position: Reproductive Justice/Human Rights Research Assistant for Dean Terry McGovern

Organization: CUNY SPH

Job Description:

This is a part-time position of 15 hours per week to start as soon as possible (end date is ongoing). This is a hybrid role with some in-person and some remote days.

Under the routine supervision of the SPH Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs or her designee, the Reproductive Justice/ Human Rights RA will perform simple to moderately complex research, investigation, or analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually; work under varying degrees of supervision depending on the scope and complexity of the project or assignment. Assist in gathering information for and preparing abstracts, literature reviews, reports, briefs, op-eds, journal articles, emails, letters, advocacy campaigns, and other internal and external communications and publications. Assist in planning meetings, conferences, and events and in preparing and disseminating publications and web-based and social media communication about research findings.

Other Duties:

· Develops presentations, namely PowerPoints of research and deliverables.

· Assists in coordinating projects and managing timelines for deliverables, including publication submission, review, and revision processes.

· Follows protocols for gathering qualitative and/or quantitative data, coding data or information, analyzing data, maintaining data security, and archiving data as needed.

· Assists in designing measures and systems to track and results for routine projects.

· Keeps accurate, well-organized records.

· Performs the duties of lower-level positions as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

· Intellectual and practical understanding of global public health issues, particularly as they relate to gender justice and sexual and reproductive justice, and/or environmental justice.

· Ability to comprehend and act on assignments of varying complexity.

· Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and communicate it effectively.

· Ability to handle multiple assignments of moderate complexity.

· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally with researcher team

members, partners entities, study participants, and in presenting findings for internal and

external audiences.

· Ability to use effectively basic office and qualitative research software and web-based

technology, as needed.

· Knowledge of diverse sources for finding information in the field.

· Ability to take direction and work as part of a team as well as independently.

Qualifications: Either have or be pursuing a master’s degree in public health, law, or a related field from the CUNY School of Public Health, and at least (3) years of additional research experience pertinent to the scope and complexity of the project. The Reproductive Justice/ Human Rights RA must be a careful, concise writer who pays attention to sourcing and can work independently.

For more information, visit this job posting on Handshake here


Position: Summer Interns – Grant Programs

Organization: CUNY SPH-NYHealth

NYHealth Background:

The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) is a private and independent foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially people of color and others who have been historically marginalized. NYHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $300 million in assets and a $15 million annual grants and operations budget.

NYHealth is committed to making grants and making a difference beyond grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice; spreading effective programs to improve the health system; serving as a convener of health leaders across the State; and providing technical assistance to grantees and partners. Today, the Foundation concentrates its initiatives on three priority areas: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Primary Care; and Veterans’ Health. NYHealth also engages in responsive grantmaking through a Special Projects Fund.

Position Summary:

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) summer intern at NYHealth will work primarily with the Foundation’s Program team, including the Vice President of Programs, Program Officers, and Program Assistants. The Program team is responsible for developing, reviewing, and managing grants that further the Foundation’s priority areas listed above. The intern will also collaborate with staff from the Foundation’s Policy & Research, Communications, and Grants Management teams.

Over the course of the summer, the intern will work on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas—to be developed collaboratively by the intern and the NYHealth Program team. The intern will also contribute to the Foundation’s work to, for instance, help shape future grantmaking through research and planning, contribute to written materials that advance program strategies through media and policy forums, and attend meetings with stakeholders. This position is ideal for graduate-level students interested in learning about programmatic and policy solutions in the Foundation’s priority areas. It also offers interns exposure to the field of health philanthropy.

The internship will be up to, but no more than, 35 hours per week and 10 weeks long. The internship is projected to run from the end of May 2024 through the end of July 2024. This timeline, internship duration, and time commitment per week can be adjusted based on the intern’s academic and professional schedule and the Foundation’s needs. This position is hybrid (remote/in-person at the Foundation’s New York City office), currently with two days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays) expected in the office. The hourly compensation rate is $20. The intern will also receive a 32-ride subway transit card ($94).

Responsibilities:

The intern will work over the course of the summer on a fieldwork project aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas and CUNY SPH’s fieldwork requirements. This fieldwork project will be developed collaboratively by the intern and NYHealth’s Program team. The intern will also undertake additional activities over the summer to advance the Foundation’s work, such as:

· Conducting literature reviews on health policy and public health issues (e.g., food is medicine, telehealth, veteran suicide prevention, migrant health) aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas.

· Analyzing past grantmaking of NYHealth and peer funders through scans, interviews, and other collection methods.

· Supporting the development of publications and presentations (e.g., op-eds, conference presentations, webinars, public comments, public testimonies to City Council).

· Participating in grant review and drafting of recommendations for Board approval.

· Taking on other programmatic and some administrative activities as appropriate.

NYHealth is committed to making the internship a positive experience to further an intern’s learning and professional development. The Foundation will provide opportunities for the intern to participate in local site visits with grantees and partners; other meetings and conferences; and mentorship and networking events.

Qualifications:

NYHealth seeks a graduate-level student pursuing a master’s degree in public health, health policy, or a related field at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. This position is ideal for students who are interested in learning about philanthropy; public health and health care; and policies and programs designed to advance NYHealth’s strategies related to healthy food, primary care, veterans’ health, and other signature initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to NYHealth’s mission and be fundamentally curious about health policy and public health issues. They should have excellent writing, research, communication, and database management skills. They should also have strong attention to detail, be able to multitask, and be able to work both cooperatively and independently under tight deadlines.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to internships@nyhealthfoundation.org and include “Summer Program Intern” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please describe your areas of interest aligned with the Foundation’s priority areas, state your preferred time commitment for the summer internship, and confirm that you are eligible to register for fieldwork with CUNY SPH in the summer 2024 term. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2024.

The New York Health Foundation welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and values having a diverse staff. Individuals from historically marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.


Position: Workforce Wellness Program Intern – Summer 2024

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Program Description:

NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst is the second oldest municipal hospital in NYC serving the most diverse community in the world. Ranked by US News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in the areas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Orthopedics, Pneumonia, and Heart Attack. The Workforce Wellness Program at NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst aims to support staff wellbeing across 8 domains – Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. It serves as a resource for staff during times of crisis and the Workforce Wellness team work hard to partner with frontline staff to identify and conduct performance improvement initiatives and other opportunities to improve staff and patient experience. The flagship program is Helping Healers Heal, a peer to peer staff support program created to address the emotional and psychological needs of hospital staff, including but not limited to, acute reactions to unanticipated and adverse work-related events, reactions to stress, secondary, vicarious, and complex traumatization, as well as compassion fatigue and burnout.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Chief Wellness Officer and Wellness Program Director of NYC Health+ Hospitals/ Elmhurst and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the initiatives of the Wellness Program.

This is an in-person fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2024 during the hours of Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a $25 per hour stipend with a max of 21 hours per week.

Workforce Wellness Program Inter Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Assist with data collection to identify high yield areas for new initiatives.

• Assist with data collection and analysis of overall staff wellbeing

• Conduct performance improvement projects.

• Research involvement and collection of data.

• Assist in the coordination of wellness events and programing.

• Facilitate a wellness event in accordance to the guidelines of the eight dimensions of wellness.

• Management of the staff Wellness Center, participation in wellness events, and rounding.

Potential area of specific project involvement available to Workforce Wellness Program Interns:

· Creation and oversight of conduction and analysis of hospital-wide wellbeing assessment

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Interest in healthcare and willingness to learn.

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with others.

• Proficiency in excel and survey monkey.

To apply, please email your resume to ELMWellness@nychhc.org (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: The Reducetarian Fellowship

Organization: Reducetarian Foundation

The Reducetarian Fellowship is designed to foster a more diverse, sustainable, and impactful movement by empowering bright, passionate, and ambitious young advocates and innovators to transform our food system.

This exciting new program is for exceptional New York City and Washington DC-area undergraduate and graduate students who are eager to create a more sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. The one-year experience is designed to equip and encourage students to pursue a career focused on combating industrial animal agriculture. Each fellow receives a $7,500 stipend to support their participation in the program, and one-on-one mentorship from Fellowship staff throughout the year.

The first component of the Fellowship runs from September to May, and is concurrent with the fellows’ regular academic studies. Our curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore foundational ideas and cutting-edge strategies through seminars with scholars, activists, and other leaders in the field. It also allows students to develop their professional skills and network through workshops with specialized experts.

The second component of the Fellowship runs from June to August, when Fellows will put their learning to direct use in a 10-week summer residency at a partner organization. The residency is an immersive learning experience that will give Fellows first-hand experience with some of the most impactful work in food system reform and innovation.

A central goal of this program is to increase the representation of marginalized groups in the mainstream movement to reform the food system. We thus encourage BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, students who have been impacted by the criminal legal system, and low-income students to apply, as well as other students with reduced access to resources and opportunities for any reason.

• One-year program for undergrad and grad students

• $7,500 stipend per fellow

• Seminars and workshops with experts and leaders

• Individualized mentorship and guidance

• Summer internship at a partner organization

• Lifetime access to a growing alumni network

Join the movement to transform the food system!

Apply now: reducetarian.org/fellowship

Applications close March 31, 2024.


Position: John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

Organization: NYC Emergency Management

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is a student fellowship devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides ten graduate students in the New York City area with the opportunity to complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in a New York City government agency or non-profit organization. The 2024-25 participating agencies are:

• NYC Emergency Management Department

• NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

• NYC Department of Environmental Protection

• NYC Police Department

• NYC Housing Authority

• NYC Fire Department

• The American Red Cross of Greater New York

Sponsored by the New York City Emergency Management Department, the program was established by the family and friends of the late John D. Solomon, an accomplished journalist who focused on homeland security and other public policy issues. A devoted public servant and active member of his local NYC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), John was a passionate advocate of emergency preparedness and resilience, and originated In Case of Emergency, Read Blog — A Citizen’s Eye View of Preparedness.

Who Are the Fellows?

Fellows are current graduate students residing in the NYC metro area who are pursuing degrees in Public Administration, Public Health, Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Policy, or other related fields.

What do Fellows do?

Fellows engage in a wide variety of activities including representing their agency at community and local government meetings, undertaking various individual and agency-directed projects, organizing and participating in community service projects, and overall working toward enhancing the preparedness and resilience of New York City.

The 2024-25 academic year marksthe 13th year of the fellowship program. In total, the program has welcomed 100 fellows into 14 different agencies and organizations. Over 50% of fellowship alumni have moved on to careers in New York City government. Many have also found exciting professions with nonprofit organizations, and in emergency management and public service-related fields around the world.

To Apply The application, eligibility requirements, and selection details can be found online beginning January 29 at http://www.nyc.gov/johndsolomonfellowship.

Applications must be received by midnight on March 17, 2024.


Position: Summer 2024 Internship

Organization: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a dynamic organization that plays a pivotal role in shaping our region’s transportation infrastructure.  PANYNJ oversees major airports, seaports, bridges, tunnels, and transportation hubs, contributing significantly to the economic vitality of the New York metropolitan area. Offering a diverse range of opportunities for students and entry-level positions, the Port Authority provides a unique platform to kickstart a career in fields such as engineering, finance, operations, and more.

The Port Authority is seeking Summer 2024 internship applications in several departments, including Human Resources, Operations, Data Analysis, and Engineering. Students who are interested should view and complete the applications related to corresponding roles listed here.

  • Most internships run for 12 weeks during the summer (ending 08/23/24), and are hybrid-work arrangements with in-person work locations throughout the NYC metro area.  (Required orientation session to be held in late May for some positions, at a PANYNJ location.)
  • Hourly salary range: $17.20-$28.85, depending on type of role.
  • To be considered for the program, applicants must attach a resume and brief statement of interest as described in the job posting, in addition to completing the application linked on the PANYNJ site.

Position: Summer 2024 Internship

Organization: Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Total Rewards

Korn Ferry’s Summer 2024 Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to learn, develop and grow within a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

Korn Ferry invests in future talent and provides a pathway to become a future leader within the firm. Our Summer 2024 Internship Program will begin in June 2024 and will be 10 weeks in duration. New York will be one of six cities offering internship programs across North America, as well as other cities around the world. This cohort will be provided with real world experiences, weekly virtual and in-office events, exciting project work, as well as coaching, mentoring and development. Having exposure to industry leaders who are well-respected within their industry is just the beginning of this fantastic program!

Students who are tracking towards a 3.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for our Intern program, you should be a current junior enrolled in a 4-year program or a first-year graduate degree student enrolled in a 2-year program. This is a hybrid working opportunity and is structured for you to work in the New York office at least three days per week.

20.00 USD

Korn Ferry Benefits

The Korn Ferry Cares Wellbeing Platform offers Employees health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment), Critical Illness, Accident Injury, Hospital Indemnity, and Legal Insurance.  Employees are eligible to enroll in Korn Ferry’s Tax Deferred Savings plan 401(k).  Employee Stock Purchase Program is available to all permanent employees who work 20 hours or more after 6 months of service. 

Employees are eligible to receive a total of 15 days vacation annually plus paid time off for 16 company holidays. Full time eligible employees will accrue sick time commencing on the first date of employment at the rate of 3.33 hours per pay period for an annualized maximum of 80 hours.

Internal Mobility at Korn Ferry

If you currently work for Korn Ferry or one of our affiliates, you must be eligible to apply for a different position within Korn Ferry to use the Careers Site. If you accept such a position, your benefits programs and Human Resources policies may change. Please consult with your HR contact for the new position concerning application eligibility, including any immigration/visa needs, benefit programs, and HR policies applicable to that position.

Korn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative

Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply, visit the link here.


Position: Student Intern Level II- Summer ’24

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Elmhurst is now accepting Summer Internship applications for Summer 2024! This year 10 interns will be selected in different departments in the hospital.  Below are the departments:

a) Operations

b) Finance

c) Health Equity

d) Patient Experience

e) Office of Chief Executive Officer

f) Office of Chief Medical Officer

g) Government Relations

h) Global Health Initiative

i) Utilization Management

j) Regulatory Department


Position: Research Volunteer- Summer ’24

Organization: Global Doctors for Choice (GDC)

Program Description: Founded in 2007, GDC contributes the voice of medicine and science in international policy deliberations and to civil society advocacy efforts. GDC supports physician-led Partner Organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Rwanda, and South Korea, and transforms individual doctors into skilled advocates who are part of a powerful social movement for systemic change. The organization fosters transnational collaboration, support, and the exchange of best practices in reproductive health advocacy by connecting physicians from all over the world and from all medical disciplines. GDC advocates for access to comprehensive reproductive health and rights and defends women’s autonomy to control their reproductive lives.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the executive director of GDC to drive forward the mission of the organization by aiding primarily in the Health Exception Project. The goal of the Health Exception Project is to support doctors with resources to navigate health exception laws to effectively support their patients and expand abortion access. Even in places where abortion is highly restricted, it is often legally available through health exception laws, which allow for abortion in the case of substantial risk to the health or life of the pregnant person.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 8-10 hours/week. The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester.

Research Volunteer Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Collaborate with GDC’s Health Exception Committee on gathering evidence from global partners about the understanding and application of health exception laws, and strategies to expand its interpretation. The information and analysis will inform various products, such as publications, slide sets for local presentations as well as regional convenings to discuss successful approaches and develop locally-oriented action plans. This work is consistent with GDC’s thought leadership role and use of evidence to support strategies to expand access to care.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public health, or careers as a health professional

• Students with some experience in practical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methods are encouraged to apply

• Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Email inquiries to hannah.lathan@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Policy Intern

Organization: The New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU)

About PEU:

The New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model for government outreach, using community organizing principles to re-envision how the City provides services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than expecting constituents to navigate a complex City bureaucracy to get the help they need, PEU adopts grassroots tactics to meet residents where they are–at their doors and on their phones, in their social media feeds and in their communities. PEU combines this proactive outreach with comprehensive case management, and in doing so, combats disillusionment and builds long-term relationships between New Yorkers and their government.

PEU’s services are delivered by four outreach teams:

● Tenant Support Unit: Provides free information on tenants’ rights, assistance navigating housing-related issues, and connection resources including the Tenant Resource Portal, anti-eviction legal assistance, and rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs.

● Home Support Unit: Conducts outreach to rental owners and brokers in order to identify vacant homes for New Yorkers living in City homeless shelters.

● GetCoveredNYC: Provides free assistance for New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income.

● Special Projects Team: Leverages interagency resources, City staff volunteers, and technology in agile and creative ways to design and implement new outreach strategies for the City’s most pressing initiatives.

In addition to helping New Yorkers every day through core programs, PEU has been front and center of vital COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida recovery and relief efforts, as well as other events with significant impact on low-income New Yorkers.

Job Description:

PEU policy interns work 25 hours per week in the Chelsea office and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Director of Policy, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Policy Analysts, while building professional skills. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

● Scanning and compiling daily media reports for stories relevant to PEU’s core work

● Researching and tracking relevant pending legislation

● Entering, tracking, and analyzing data sets

● Joining team meetings, working groups, and program planning sessions

● Assisting staff with special projects

● Providing regular written and verbal reports of events, meetings, or hearings

Qualifications:

● Current student or recent graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

● Willingness to learn, adapt and problem solve

● Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested candidates may submit cover letters and résumés here.


Position: Ruth Wooden Fellowship- Cannabis Equity

Organization: The Harlem Health Initiative & CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Ruth Wooden Fellowship Award in Health Communications for Social Change: 

About the Funder – Ruth Wooden After a meritorious 40-year career in marketing and public policy communications, Ruth Wooden retired in 2011. Early in her career she worked at the Ralston Purina Company and NW Ayer Advertising. In 1987 Ms. Wooden was elected President of the Advertising Council, the nation’s leading provider of public service advertising campaigns for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Later, she served as the advertising coordinator for Senator Bill Bradley’s Presidential campaign and in the social marketing practice at Porter Novelli. From 2003 until her retirement she served as President of Public Agenda, the New York City-based research and public policy think tank founded by social scientist Dan Yankelovich and Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.

SUMMARY OF WORK NEEDED BY ORGANIZATION: 

HHI is seeking a student to assist in the development of its Cannabis Equity & Health educational series for public health and health care professionals. The series aims to address the importance of adequately communicating information and dissuading misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization, regulation, economics, health impact, and safe use. By using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the content for the series and other cannabis equity projects under HHI will be created by first listening to the community and then tailoring messaging to their needs. The student intern would help to:

  • Conduct key interviews with community members and partners
  • Curate the content of series episodes
  • Provide guidance on how content is communicated to attendees
  • Incorporate methods for attendees to relay information to their constituents (i.e. patients, community members) within series content and supplemental resources
  • Collaborate on visual communication tools (e.g., presentation slide decks)
  • Collaborate with speakers/presenters from various organizations and public health and/or healthcare backgrounds

These tasks will be conducted over the course of the semester under the supervision of the HHI team with weekly check-ins plus additional meetings as necessary.

EXPECTED GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The goal of this internship is for the capstone student to use their health communication skills to assist our team in education professionals and the best methods and importance of communicating cannabis information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year commitment (Spring 2024 – Fall 2024) commitment for a stipend of $2,500.
  • Hybrid: Student must be based in NYC. Several episodes of the series will be hybrid and require in-person attendance.
  • Must be available for mandatory orientation at the start of the semester with at least one day being in-person (dates to be determined).
  • Must commit to at least 3 canvassing sessions of Harlem (one for each community board) for the Spring 2024 semester. Canvassing generally occurs on weekends.
  • This fellowship is geared towards master’s students on the Health Communications for Social Change track, but strong applicants in other CUNY SPH MS/MPH programs may be considered.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend in-person partner events as interested.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake and include your program of study. For questions, email us at HarlemHealth@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Summer ’24 Student Fieldwork

Organization: Healthy CUNY & CUNY CARES

Preceptors: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor, Healthy CUNY Faculty Director and Patti Lamberson, MPH, Healthy CUNY Deputy Director

Organization and Project Overview: Healthy CUNY is a university wide initiative based at the CUNY School of Public Health. The initiative is led by Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and co-sponsored by the CUNY Chancellor’s Office. Its goal is to ensure that all CUNY students have access to the support, services and resources that enable them to prevent or manage health or social problems that can disrupt their academic success. Since 2006, Healthy CUNY has worked on issues including diabetes prevention and management, food security, CUNY tobacco policy, and access to health insurance and affordable health care, including mental health services and sexual and reproductive health services.

This project is connected to CUNY CARES (Comprehensive Access to Resources for Essential Services) Bronx Demonstration Project, an initiative sponsored by the CUNY Chancellor’s Office, Bronx Community, Hostos Community and Lehman Colleges, and Healthy CUNY. Launched in Fall 2023, CUNY CARES (Comprehensive Access to Resources and Essential Services) is a new model for helping CUNY students find the campus and community-based services they need to meet their essential needs. Based on a 2022-23 needs assessment and a review of relevant literature, CUNY CARES has defined four essential needs: food security, housing stability, access to health care and access to mental health services. Our research shows that lack of one or more of these basic needs can undermine the academic success of CUNY students and that 50% of the students enrolled on the Bronx campuses in Fall 2022 had two or more unmet needs for these four essentials.

Description of Proposed Projects: Fieldwork projects for Summer 2024 will focus on the topics of 1) access to healthcare, including primary care and sexual and reproductive health care, and 2) mental health options for Bronx CUNY students. Fieldwork students will work independently or with 2-3 other MPH candidates on one of the projects outlined below to develop opportunities and activities for Healthy CUNY student peer Advocates and Navigators and for Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES more broadly. This work will build on previous Healthy CUNY initiatives and fieldwork projects and set the stage for future projects.

Students will consult with preceptors prior to beginning fieldwork placement to determine the fieldwork assignment that aligns with each student’s interest, training, and experience as well as the current needs of the program.

1. Access to healthcare: Primary care and sexual and reproductive health:

After a review of previous Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES research and policy papers that address the healthcare needs of CUNY students and relevant City, State and National policies that affect access to health care, such as Medicaid policy, abortion access, and other current health care policy issues, students will conduct an environmental scan of a) primary care sites, and b) sexual and reproductive health care sites in the Bronx within the communities where Bronx CUNY students reside.

Proposed deliverables:

1. Based on previous Healthy CUNY environmental scans, create a data collection tool and inventory of primary care and SRH providers in the Bronx. The scan will identify specialty services such as young adult health, pre-natal and abortion care; rules/hours for engaging students; referral protocols; and maps for 3-5 sites within each identified Bronx area zip code and borough wide.

2. With preceptors and CARES investigators, develop key informant interview questions and conduct interviews with key staff of the above identified clinics/organizations (Both Bronx wide and zip code specific).

3. Based on the scan and interviews, develop recommendations for developing education/awareness of available community services, and potential for community partnerships and referral protocols for Bronx CUNY students. Present findings and recommendations to preceptors, faculty/student research team, and related CUNY CARES and Bronx Campus teams (i.e., Advocates/Navigators; Capacity Building and New Resources, and Community Partnerships pillar teams).

2. Mental Health Role of support groups in promoting mental health of college students

This project will focus on the mental health needs of college students and finding alternatives to care as an option for those who don’t want or can’t find individual therapy. The following are proposed deliverables for Summer 2024.

1. Review academic literature and previous Healthy CUNY and related reports, assessments, and policy recommendations to understand the range of mental health issues facing college students, and existing services available to address the mental health needs of young adults with a focus on support groups. Identify existing studies, CUNY and other university reports describing support groups as an alternative to care in the college setting.

2. Identify CUNY and outside organizations that provide support groups for young adults with a focus on college students. Develop interview questions and conduct key informant interviews with staff and student leaders of 8-10 organizations/groups. Summarize findings in a report with recommendations for further research.

3. With guidance from preceptors and Healthy CUNY investigators, propose research questions, methods and protocols and create a preliminary application to CUNY Institutional Review Board (IRB).

4. Present findings and recommendations for next steps to Healthy CUNY and CUNY CARES implementation and evaluation teams.

Fieldwork students will be expected to participate in regular meetings with the project preceptors and Healthy CUNY faculty and student research team. Tasks, responsibilities, and timeline for completing project deliverables may be modified depending on the student/group and divided among group members.

Email inquiries to patricia.lamberson@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Per Diem Student Research Intern

Organization: The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

Position Summary:

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking to hire a per diem student research intern. This position includes finding resources and reviewing literature to help with current and future health equity research initiatives focused on nutrition and food systems. This position is contingent upon continued availability of grant funds.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Literature reviews – Conduct literature reviews on farmer/farmworker health and medical student food insecurity, develop one page summary on each.

2. Scoping review – Lead a scoping review on women’s nutrition over the life course: develop search term strategies with medical school librarian; screen title, abstracts, and full text articles; data extraction; manuscript writing.

3. Qualitative interviewing, coding and analysis.

4. Other research-related activities as needed (e.g., reviewing surveys, pulling references)

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Strong written skills for public health, nutrition peer-reviewed products.

3. Experience with qualitative research and all steps.

4. Background and/or coursework in public health or related research.

5. Effective communication and time management skills, ability to work well on multiple projects.

6. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

7. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications and reference manager software.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in manuscript writing and history of publications.

2. Commitment to health disparities in immigrant and minority communities.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment

To apply, please email both a cover letter and resume to stella.yi@nyulangone.org.


Position: IPHN Nutrition Policy Campaign Assistants- Spring & Summer 2024

Organization: The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN)

The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN) is looking for Spring and/or Summer session student(s) (2 positions maximum) with interest in assisting in public health nutrition policy and food system reform projects.

Background:

Suboptimal diet is one of the leading underlying causes of death, disease, and preventable disability in New York City, New York State, the U.S., and across the globe.

IPHN is working to help alleviate this problem through the following projects:

● Ongoing collaborative advocacy projects with the Center for Science and the Public Interest at the New York State and New York City levels:

●  The Predatory Marketing Prevention Act (PMPA), groundbreaking legislation to expand consumer protection law to add the marketing of unhealthy foods/drinks to vulnerable populations (esp. young children) as category of deceptive advertising (S213A/A4424).

●  First of its kind (at the state level) legislation requiring warning labels for chain restaurant foods high in sodium (S4890/A6529) and added sugars (S6408A).

●  A developing campaign to remove unhealthy food and beverage advertising from public transit.

●  Developing NYC legislation to require NYC restaurants to offer healthier kids’ meals.

●  Developing NYS legislation to restrict harmful food additives and colorings.

●  Active participation in an international coalition of faith based organizations bringing together voices from around the world to contribute to healthy and sustainable food system transformation.

To assist with that, we are seeking students to fill the following two roles:

1. Digital Marketing Research Assistant

2. Community Mobilization Assistant

Stipend: Each student will receive a $1,000 stipend (with potential for a higher stipend depending on grant funding).

1. Digital Marketing Research Assistant

This position will focus on understanding, gauging, and counteracting the rapid growth of digital marketing of ultra-processed products to children and other vulnerable populations and its contribution to health inequities.

[See this report for reference: https://democraticmedia.org/reports/big-food-big-techand-global-childhood-obesity-pandemic]

Location: Mostly remote work, with opportunities for in-person meetings, events, and networking in New York City depending on student availability and interest.

Student Tasks

1. Researching the nature and extent of targeted digital marketing of ultra processed products in the NYC metro area context, in conjunction with experts in the field (with report as deliverable).

2. Soliciting and coordinating at least two expert blog posts on this topic for the IPHN blog (as edited and approved by the IPHN Conveners).

3. Giving at least two presentations to faith and/or other community groups (inperson or virtual) on this topic to increase community understanding and build support for advocacy campaigns.

Requirements

● Basic familiarity with the commercial determinants of health concept, and the concept of and developing research around ultra-processed foods/products, including the NOVA classification system.

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Background in marketing and/or technology

2. Community Organizing and Mobilizing Assistant

This position will focus on helping IPHN grow its diverse nutrition policy coalition in the New York City metro area. Location: A mix of remote work and in-person attendance of meetings and events in New York City.

Student Tasks

1. Attending community events, as schedules permit, for coalition-building and networking purposes.

2. Assisting the IPHN conveners in community partner database management (primarily using the NationBuilder platform).

3. Undertaking other tasks related to coalition-building, as mutually agreed upon.

Requirements

● Strong interpersonal skills, including willingness to speak to present to community groups

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Proficiency in a language other than English

● Background in community organizing or related field

Contact: Bob Pezzolesi, MPH, ODHM, Convener, 315-263-9522, rsp@iphnetwork.org.


Position: Spring ’24 and Summer ‘24 Fieldwork Placement at Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The position’s responsibilities encompass public health, medical and health service research in a cancer center in Tanzania. This role will support projects under staff and researchers at Ocean Road Cancer Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours for the chosen semester (minimum of 10-12 hours per week for spring and 15 hours per week for summer). The mode of work for this position will be in-person, remote, or hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH spring/summer semester.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Support projects in clinical research, implementation science, impact evaluation, and health system research. Projects involve topics in cancer screening and prevention, health education, and palliative care interventions in cancer and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provides an opportunity to refine methodological skills through hands-on experience and datasets while working with a faculty mentor from ORCI
  • Design concept note for designing pilot projects, or to advance ongoing research work

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public health, careers as a health professional, or careers as a physician scientist
  • Students with some experience in practical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methods are encouraged to apply

To apply, please email your resume to Dr. Khadija Msami msami.khadija@gmail.com copying khadija.msami@orci.or.tz  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement

Program description: Health Leads is co-leading the New York Coalition for Doula Access (NYCDA).

Founded in 2011, NYCDA is a state-wide coalition of doulas and supportive allies
focused on increasing access to doula care in underserved communities and
improving the integration of doulas as valued members of the maternal healthcare
team. NYCDA’s current priorities are to establish an equitable Medicaid reimbursement structure for doulas in New York and to create a set of standards for a doula-friendly hospital designation. To build upon the coalition’s efforts to improve doula integration, Health Leads is launching a Community of Practice (CoP) – a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals. The CoP is a convening of doulas, clinicians and subject matter experts to surface best practices and facilitate knowledge transfer furthering the promotion of increased access to doula care and the meaningful integration of doulas into clinical care teams. NYCDA aims to continue to work collaboratively across stakeholder groups to ensure that doulas have a voice in determining their professional standards. Our collaborative approach will support the implementation of an equitable Medicaid reimbursement rate for doulas and ensure that hospitals improve integration of doulas as part of the care team. Achieving these two goals will lead to increased access to doula care and
improve racial health disparities in maternal health outcomes for birthing people across New York.

Fieldwork Position Overview:
This role will support the Program Manager of Health Leads and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass research, support with recruitment, working directly with doulas and community allies, and supporting a statewide coalition of doulas who are committed to improving access and integration of doulas for birthing New Yorkers. This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January 2024 – May 2024, at 10 hours/week The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester. The fieldwork recipient will
receive a $20.00/hour stipend. New York Maternal Health Initiative Intern’s

Fieldwork Responsibilities:
• Research on the following topics: Doula networks and agencies in New York
City, identifying partner NYS maternity hospitals, national doula legislative
trends, Medicaid Managed Care Plans in New York, and more.
• Support NYCDA outreach efforts to bring in new and diverse members to both
our monthly coalition meetings and Community of Practice
• Review and analyze data to identify gaps in membership and recruitment
methods
• Work closely with NYC and NYS community and agency partners

Qualifications:
• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
• An interest in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health and policy work
To apply, please email your resume to Maris Gelman at
mgelman@healthleadsusa.org.


Position: Summer 2024 Internship Program

Organization: New York City Economic Development Corporation

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. Are you passionate about public service and New York City? Do you want to have a hand in shaping our city’s skyline and future? We are seeking passionate Summer Interns to join our dynamic team of skilled and dedicated New Yorkers committed to making New York City a more prosperous place to live and work.

Click here to learn more about NYCEDC’s divisions and the variety of work that we do across the five boroughs.

Internship Program: Our 2024 Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-12-week internship program, scheduled to begin on June 3, 2024. Interns are expected to work full-time throughout the summer.

Summer interns will join an intern class consisting of undergraduate and graduate students to work on exciting projects in one of EDC’s many dynamic departments. Summer Interns will also participate in training programs, networking events, and other professional development opportunities over the course of the program.

Our Summer 2024 Internship Program application deadline is Friday, January 26. All materials must be submitted by EOD that date – incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please find full list of departmental placements on our Careers Page HERE and listed below:

• Accounting

• Asset Management

• Budget

• Capital Program

• Compliance

• Equity

• Finance

• Funding Agreements

• Government and Community Relations

• Grants Management • Human Resources

• Initiatives

• Land Use

• Legal

• Management Information Systems/IT

• Neighborhood Strategies

• Public Affairs

• Real Estate Transaction Services

• Strategic Investments Group

• Strategy

• Transportation

Qualifications & Requirements:

• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; recent graduates are also encouraged to apply

• Demonstrated enthusiasm for the mission of NYCEDC

• Proven ability in using database and presentation tools, including Excel,     PowerPoint, and Word

• Strong interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

• Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to multi-task and manage deadlines

• Proactive and able to work in collaborative, cross-functional teams

• Must submit a resume and cover letter for the application

• Must be able to work full-time and complete the entirety of the program

Salary Target: $18/hour (undergraduate-level students); $23/hour (graduate-level students) For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.


Position: Birth Equity Community Outreach Intern

Organization: Life of Hope (LOH)

Life of Hope (LOH) is a multifaceted organization dedicated to creating positive impacts on the lives of over 65,000 youth and immigrant families in East Flatbush and surrounding Central Brooklyn communities. As a collective impact initiative, LOH supports sustainable, community-led development by providing multi-sectoral programming. We aim to drive economic development, improve health outcomes, support business development and entrepreneurship, and strengthen civic engagement while fostering economic and social mobility for all.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Role type: In-person & hybrid preferred with at least one day in office. Remote possible for some positions. A minimum of 10 hours per week is suggested. Accommodating to available hours.

Role Overview:

As a Birth Equity Community Outreach Intern at LOH, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our ‘Haitian Women’s Birth Equity Initiative (HWBE), specifically tailored to cater to the needs of Central Brooklyn communities. In New York City, Black women are more than nine times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Our organization seeks to dismantle racial disparities in maternal health and create conditions where our communities thrive. You will have the opportunity to choose from various categories based on your interests and skills:

Birth equity internship categories can include:

● Community Outreach

● Clinical-community partnerships

● Research ● Data Collection & Analysis

● Project Management

● Marketing & Communications

● Health Education

● Client Intake & Case Management

Qualifications:

● Demonstrated experience or interest in the selected category

● Fluency in Haitian Creole, French, and/or Spanish preferred

● Knowledge or experience in maternal and child health, birth work, or related fields (where applicable)

● Familiarity with Central Brooklyn’s communities, organizations, and local governments (preferred, but not required)

● Understanding of birth equity, maternal health, and cultural humility

● Strong communication skills, ability to engage with diverse groups effectively

● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with team members and partners

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

● Experience in social media management (for Marketing & Communications) is a plus

Due to limited funding, we are unable to provide compensation currently. We understand this is a barrier and cost-prohibitive for some students. We are exploring ways of changing that in the future.

To apply, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter indicating your preferred internship category, your relevant experience, and other languages you may speak. Please submit to eabdelfadeel@lohnyc.org, with the subject line “MPH Internship”.


Position: Workforce Wellness Program Intern – Spring 2024 Graduate Fieldwork Students

Organization: NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln

Program Description:

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is one of New York City’s premier acute care hospitals. Located in Downtown Bronx, Lincoln is a teaching hospital renowned for its Centers of Excellence, and a recognized industry leader in the implementation of state-of-the art medical technology and best practices. Our team of highly trained and caring medical professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care that is safe, compassionate, culturally competent and patient-centered. Comprehensive services are offered in three major primary care areas: Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health in addition to more than eighty (80) specialty services. At Lincoln, the safety and comfort of our patients is our number one priority.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

The Workforce Wellness Program at NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln aims to support staff wellbeing across 8 domains – Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. It serves as a resource for staff during times of crisis and the Workforce Wellness team work hard to partner with frontline staff to identify and conduct performance improvement initiatives and other opportunities to improve staff and patient experience. The flagship program is Helping Healers Heal, a peer to peer staff support program created to address the emotional and psychological needs of hospital staff, including but not limited to, acute reactions to unanticipated and adverse work-related events, reactions to stress, secondary, vicarious, and complex traumatization, as well as compassion fatigue and burnout.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Wellness Program Director of NYC Health+ Hospitals | Lincoln and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the initiatives of the Wellness Program.

This is an in-person fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January to May 2024 during the hours of Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring Semester.

Workforce Wellness Program Inter Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Assist with data collection to identify high yield areas for new initiatives.

• Assist with data collection and analysis of overall staff wellbeing

• Conduct performance improvement projects.

• Research involvement and collection of data.

• Assist in the coordination of wellness events and programing.

• Facilitate a wellness event in accordance to the guidelines of the eight dimensions of wellness.

• Conduct weekly wellness rounding in assigned areas.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Interest in healthcare and willingness to learn.

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with others.

• Proficiency in excel, power point, and survey monkey.

To apply, please email your resume to Gil Vega at Gil.Vega@nychhc.org.


Position:  Spring ’24 Intern

Organization: Health Research Incorporated (HRI)

Title: NYSDOH Women/Pregnant and Parenting People Who Use Drugs: Maintain A Living Database Of Needed Supplies And Relationships With Suppliers

Hourly Rate: $16.00/hour

Location: NYSDOH AI Office of Drug User Health 90 Church St 13th Floor, New York, New York 10007

Minimum Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled master’s-level student in public heath or related field

• Excellent writing and communication skills, background knowledge of a variety of areas of public health, and enthusiasm for improving the health of New Yorkers

• Highly motivated, well-organized, and capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently

• Applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment each semester

• Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required

• Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required

Preferred Qualifications:

• A passion for women’s health

• An understanding of the social determinants of health that affect drug user health

• An openness to learn about harm reduction

• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

Responsibilities:

The student will work with the Harm Reduction Unit Public Health Specialist and Director of the Harm Reduction Unit to help populate and maintain a living database of up-to-date supplies for women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs (PWUD). Supplies include:

· Range of menstrual supplies

· Free pregnancy tests

· Free emergency contraception

· Posters about reproductive health care for PWUD and providers

Maintaining this database will require the intern research different suppliers of these products, establish working relationships with suppliers, track the nature of these relationships (point of contact, what they are supplying, when/how often they can provide supplies, where they can provide supplies, at what price, etc.), and track orders/shipments of supplies. The intern will have to survey Syringe Exchange Programs/Drug User Health Hubs (SEPs/DUHHs) to develop an understanding of who needs what.

In Addition the Intern May Also:

· Aid in the dissemination and analysis of results for knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs survey of SEPs/DUHHs aimed at helping develop better reproductive health services for people who use drugs.

· Aid in the creation of posters related to reproductive health care for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and their providers.

· Develop presentations on the needs, challenges and barriers of women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs and other ODUH initiatives to internal and NYS community partners.

· Serve as a liaison on various interdisciplinary committees and workgroups (i.e. NYSQPHC OUD/NAS Project, NYC DOHMH Maternal Mortality Review Committee Recommendations Working Group)

· Provide accurate and timely monthly reports on the status of projects focused on women/pregnant and parenting PWUD, time frames for completion and recommending changes to improve outcomes.

· Assist with the AI Research agenda questions related to improving access to harm reduction services, access to health care to improve outcomes for women/pregnant and parenting people.

Details of Employment:

The intern will report directly to Ms. Joanna Green, MPA and Ms. Michelle Logan, LMSW. Interns will have weekly check-ins with Joanna as well as a one-month and end-of-internship evaluation.

Application Procedure:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Joanna Green: Joanna.Green2@health.ny.gov.

Hourly intern, grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

Qualified candidates must be either an MPH or an MS Epidemiology student at SUNY Albany’s School of Public Health; AND must have completed at least 24 credits of coursework toward their degree including at least four of the core courses; AND must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better AND are unable to participate in an internship if on academic probation.

Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting HRI Human Resources at hrihr@healthresearch.org or (518) 431-1200.

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans


Position: Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Case Investigator- Summer/Fall ’24 (Three positions are available)

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Program Description:

The Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit conducts surveillance and epidemiologic investigations for zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, encephalitis, and several diseases in animals. The Unit investigates reports of people diagnosed with mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile and dengue, tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis and rodent-borne diseases such as leptospirosis and lymphocytic choriomeningitis. This Unit is also responsible for surveillance for animal diseases of potential public health concern (e.g., rabies, tularemia, anthrax, mpox and avian influenza in birds) and investigating clusters of unusual morbidity and mortality in animals or birds.

The Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit sits at the intersection of environmental, human and animal health, and strives to embody One Health through strengthening partnerships between animal health professionals and the NYC Health Department. This occurs through regular meetings and by way of a Veterinary Alert system used to quickly disseminate information. The Unit also collaborates with the Division of Environmental Health and the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories for animal rabies surveillance, and mosquito and tick surveillance and testing, and using human surveillance data to target mosquito control efforts. Additionally, this Unit has a strong health education program that is used to conduct outreach to providers, veterinarians and the public by way of reference materials, brochures, social media and presentations.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Unit of DOHMH and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass working with staff to conduct activities to support disease surveillance with a focus on tick-borne diseases (e.g., Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis) and animal diseases, primarily canine leptospirosis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from Summer and Fall Terms 2024 (10-15 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be in-person. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer or Fall semester. There is no stipend.

ZVDU Case Investigator Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Conduct case investigations for several tick-borne diseases. This entails medical record reviews, provider interviews and patient interviews to gather clinical, exposure and risk factor information used to assign a CDC/CSTE case definition.

• Conduct case investigations for canine leptospirosis. This entails veterinarian interviews and dog owner interviews to gather clinical, exposure and risk factor information.

• Conduct data entry of information gathered during case investigations.

• Review daily veterinary diagnostic laboratory reports to identify new canine leptospirosis cases for investigation.

• Participate in health education and outreach activities.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Master’s student planning to register for a CUNY SPH credit-bearing internship course (PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork).

• Calm and pleasant demeanor when speaking with providers, veterinarians, patients and dog owners.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to ZIVDU@health.nyc.gov by March 1, 2024 for the summer term.


Position: Nutrition Education Coordinator (Spring, Summer, or Fall ’24)

Organization: City Harvest

Program Description: As a nutrition education coordinator you will help coordinate, lead and teach nutrition education courses for kids, adults, teens and seniors all over the boroughs. As well create nutrition education text messages to send out to participants, help create cooking demonstration scripts and create new recipes to be posted on the City Harvest website.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the nutrition education managers of City Harvest and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass leading nutrition education courses, sending and creating text messages and putting new recipes into approved templates.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from [January-August] [2024]. (10hrs/week) The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH [ALL ] semesters.

Nutrition Education Coordinator Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Teach and lead nutrition education and cooking classes amongst youths, adults and teens

• Lead cooking demos in varies locations, for a wide variety of participants

• Create and develop nutrition based educational material

• Contribute to current work projects, including but not limited to; Text-Em All, library project, pre-recorded material, Plentiful etc.

• Assist in data collection and entry

• Participate in both team and organization wide meetings

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Must be receiving academic credit from current school program

• Good verbal and written communication skills in English

• Work/volunteer experience with the field of nutrition, education, or culinary arts

• Participate in a nutrition education training and orientation

• Fingerprinting and background check is required

• Commit to no less then 10 hours weekly

• Willing To travel amongst boroughs of NYC

• Must be self-directed and independent learners

To apply, please email your resume to sgilary@cityharvest.org and Bpalumbo@cityharvest.org. (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Student Intern Level II – Summer ’24

Organization: NYC Health + Hospitals- Elmhurst

Summary Of Duties and Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision, participates in a temporary position which provides employment experience at a level commensurate with educational background in a variety of work modalities. Tasks are designed to develop skills, technique, and knowledge necessary to function in the delivery and operations of healthcare services, administration, support, and allied programs. The internship can be structured as a rotational program aligned with departments to fit student’s interests.

General Tasks and Responsibilities will Include:

· Receive experience in operations and delivery of healthcare services and support administrative programs which may include but are not limited to nursing services, clerical/administrative functions, office functions, laboratory work, dietary service, environmental service, executive administration, technical, professional, and scientific disciplines.

· Assists in the performance, activities and tasks which are applicable to the programs and areas stated above.

Assignment Level II:

· Students entering graduate or professional studies and subsequent years of study.

· Student must be graduated from a Bachelor’s degree of the appointment, and no student may be employed more than part- time (20 hours) during any week when the student is enrolled in classes that are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

· Students may be employed full-time, or part-time, based on the operational needs of the department or unit.

· This is a non-competitive class of position, with no direct line of promotion. This is a non-benefits, non-union, temporary, position. The length of the position will be 3 months, with possible of extension, if needed.

To apply, please contact Anusha Ali at alia42@nychhc.org.


Position: Spring/Summer/Fall 2024 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Preventive Intervention Research Center

Program Description: Phrm4PrEP

Despite considerable policy initiatives to make PrEP available, uptake has been slow. Innovative models, such as pharmacy-based PrEP, are needed to expand venues that offer HIV testing, PrEP, and other HIV/STI prevention services to end the US HIV epidemic. Pharmacies serve people who do not routinely access healthcare, and provide preventive health services, including immunizations, health screenings, and counseling around hypertension, diabetes, and medication management. Our premise is that pharmacies are a strategic venue for identifying and starting individuals on PrEP who lack access otherwise. Pharmacists are well-positioned to provide risk-reduction counseling, enhance potential users’ understanding of PrEP, and promote medication adherence; however, we need to expand their scope of practice to include providing PrEP. This NIH-funded project will develop and pilot test the feasibility and acceptability of a pharmacy-driven model to make oral PrEP available in pharmacies. We have established an academic, government and community-led Collaborative, using Implementation Science, to plan, co-develop and pilot an intervention The Project will be conducted in two phases. In Phase 1, the Collaborative will conduct a strategic planning process, grounded in community-based participation and collaboration, which will include formative research with key stakeholders. In Phase 2, the Collaborative will conduct and evaluate implementation of the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effectiveness of a pharmacy model and train pharmacists and technicians working in the target pharmacy(ies).

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Principal Investigators (Einstein and Columbia) and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass (1) analyze qualitative data from 30 interviews with pharmacy leadership, healthcare providers and consumers; (2) assist in preparation of abstracts/papers; and (3) assist in planning modifications to a pharmacy’s electronic record system to include PrEP implementation variables. Depending upon student availability and time commitment, additional activities might include conducting qualitative interviews and developing an evaluation and monitoring plan for the intervention in Phase 2.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours. Specific hours and months of placement are negotiable. The mode of work for this position will be hybrid, with most work conducted virtually.

To apply, please email your resume to laurie.bauman@einsteinmed.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement with STEPS2

Organization: CUNY SPH’s Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support research being conducted by Epidemiology and Biostatistics Professor Heidi Jones and Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences Professor Suzanne McDermott. The Socialization To Enhance Participation and Support Sexuality (STEPS2) research study focuses on improving social and sexual health outcomes among adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The fieldwork positions tasks may include:

-helping with study recruitment, eligibility screening and informed consent

-helping with data quality control by reviewing survey interview audio recordings and verifying the transcripts and data entry forms

-supporting with project management (creating workflows, Gantt charts, etc.)

-creation of promotional materials (informational video, flyers, etc.)

The final tasks will be modified and decided on based on the candidates’ experience and areas of interest.

The position is open to CUNY SPH students in all degree programs; those in the HPAM track and/or specializing in Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH) are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a fieldwork position and will total 180 hours. Students will enroll for Spring 2024 fieldwork, but ideally will start completing hours over the January break.

Qualifications:

Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

CITI Human Research Subject Certificate

Preferred Experience:

Experience working with diverse populations including individuals with disabilities

Experience with research interviewing or transcribing

Familiarity with REDCap and/or video editing software

Please apply directly on Handshake or by emailing your resume to abigail.lyons@sph.cuny.edu


Position: Policy Research Assistants – Spring ’24

Organization: The Center for an Urban Future (CUF)

The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is a public policy research think tank that is focused on creating a stronger and more equitable economy in NYC. Our research methods combine journalism with traditional policy analysis to publish accessible, fact-based reports. We elevate critical and often overlooked issues onto the radar of public officials and spur policy changes to expand economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

Over the years, CUF has put forth concrete ideas for city and state policymakers that have influenced policies on helping New York’s college students achieve college and career success, supporting immigrant entrepreneurs, preparing for the green economy, bolstering public libraries, expanding apprenticeships and tech training programs, scaling up small businesses, strengthening human services organizations, sustaining artists, closing racial disparities in the city’s economy, improving services for older New Yorkers, and more.

In the months ahead, CUF will step up our work outlining innovative and achievable ideas for building more equitable boroughs, keeping NYC competitive, supporting city parks and open spaces, centering CUNY as part of the city’s economic development plan, and preparing NYers for jobs in the green economy.

The Center seeks Policy Research Assistants with experience or degrees in public policy, journalism, urban planning, economics, government, social science, or related fields. During this internship, interns will contribute to and learn about the research and editorial processes of a think tank and how research can help guide, inspire, and spark policy change.

CUF interns have gone on to work in city council and the mayor’s office, news publications, urban planning firms, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and philanthropy groups. Examples include: National League of Cities, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Climate Officer, The Atlantic, NYS Office of the Inspector General, Bloomberg News, NYC Office of Management and Budget, The World Bank, and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute.

We encourage people with a passion for building a stronger city to apply. Applicants should have some of the following experience and skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting background research to guide new and existing projects.
  • Writing policy memos and drafting report text.
  • Conducting phone/video interviews, and submitting memos based on findings and key themes.
  • Pulling, cleaning, and analyzing data from sources such as the US Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and American Community Survey.
  • Contributing to the report production process by proof-reading, fact-checking, and editing.
  • Developing source lists for research outreach.
  • Keeping up to date on local city and state policy, including attending hearings and presentations.

Skills and attributes we seek are:​

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong oral communications skills.
  • Ability to synthesize ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to conduct effective interviews over the phone and in person.
  • High level of competency in Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management and multi-tasking. This role will require managing several tasks, prioritizing them based on a variety of timelines, and pivoting to different tasks as deadlines are modified.
  • Willingness to learn. They must be willing to learn new skills, approaches, and tactics, and openness to working on a variety of assignments.
  • Goal-oriented perspective. They must be able to grasp the broader organizational goals and think strategically about how to accomplish them through individual assignments.
  • An interest in economic development, journalism, urban planning, workforce development, and higher education issues.
  • PLUS: Some experience with public data sources like the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to commit to working at least 20 hours a week, within the operating hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
  • Must be able to come into the office at least twice a week during open office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is an hourly paid internship. In order to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to intern@nycfuture.org with “Policy Research Internship (cohort)” in the subject line. We are currently hiring for our Spring (January to May) cohort. Applications will close on January 19—early applications are encouraged.

We maintain a friendly and open working environment and encourage people of all backgrounds: age, race, ethnicity, gender, creed, and sexual orientation to apply.


Position: Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placement – Bronx Adult Day Services Student Program Assistant

Organization: AHRC New York City

Program Description:

The mission of AHRC New York City’s Day Services is to support people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders to live self-determined and meaningful lives in their communities. People supported in our Day Habilitation programs are provided with ongoing opportunities to build relationships and participate in their local communities. The services offered include day habilitation, community volunteer opportunities, independent travel instruction, communication and assistive technology, creative expression, partnerships for innovation, and rehabilitation services for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Program Director of Bronx Adult Day Services at AHRC NYC and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass data analysis, survey collection, and quality assurance work.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – May 2024 (~20 hours/week) The mode of work for this position will be in-person. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester.

Student Program Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Compare survey findings regarding program participants’ reported interests to the activities/programming offered.

• Prepare reports on survey outcomes and program/services data that support the quality of services delivered to the participants of the Adult Day Services program.

• Analyze and assess program attendance/admission data. Suggest potential solutions for increased attendance among program participants.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

To apply, please email your resume to Internships.Account@ahrcnyc.org.


Position: Communications Intern

Organization: NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit

About PEU:

The NYC Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model for government outreach, using community organizing principles to re-envision how the City provides services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than expecting constituents to navigate a complex City bureaucracy to get the help they need, PEU adopts grassroots tactics to meet residents where they are – at their doors and on their phones, in their social media feeds and in their communities. We marry this proactive outreach with comprehensive case management to provide New Yorkers with personalized, passionate care.

Tenant Support Unit:

The Tenant Support Unit (TSU) provides free information on tenants’ rights, assistance navigating housing-related issues, and connection to a range of resources, including the Tenant Resource Portal, anti-eviction legal assistance, the home repairs program, and rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs.

Contact the Tenant Support Unit:

For information on tenant rights and the Right to Counsel, call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline,” or visit nyc.gov/TenantSupportUnit

For information on rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs, call the hotline at 929-252-7242 or visit www.nyc.gov/RentFreeze

Home Support Unit:

The Home Support Unit (HSU) conducts outreach to rental owners and brokers in order to identify vacant homes for voucher holders living in shelters. HSU supports owners and brokers throughout the lease-up process, improving their experience with rental subsidies so that they continue to provide units to voucher recipients in the future.

Contact the Home Support Unit:

nyc.gov/HomeSupportUnit

GetCoveredNYC:

GetCoveredNYC provides free assistance for New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income. Our Specialists speak more than 20 languages and conduct outreach to proactively identify uninsured New Yorkers and help them get access to health care and other health-related benefits.

Contact GetCoveredNYC:

nyc.gov/GetCoveredNYC

Call 311 and say “Get Covered”

Or text CoveredNYC to 55676

Special Projects Team:

As the City’s in-house “campaign” experts, PEU’s Special Projects Team leverages interagency resources, City staff volunteers, and technology in agile and creative ways to design and implement new outreach strategies for the City’s most pressing initiatives. Throughout the pandemic, PEU coordinated special projects connecting New Yorkers to a range of benefits and services, including vaccine appointments, free tax prep, the Child Tax Credit, the Affordable Connectivity Program, COVID recovery meals, and more.

Job Description:

PEU communications interns will work 25 hours per week and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Communications Director and PEU’s outreach teams, while building professional skills.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

● Scanning and compiling daily media reports for stories relevant to PEU’s core work

● Drafting social media content for PEU channels

● Creating social media toolkits for agency and community partners

● Designing social media graphics and flyers to be distributed by PEU outreach teams

● Generating and revising copy for websites when needed

● Supporting the development of press releases, statements, advisories, columns, op-eds, talking points, and internal briefings

● Tracking and circulating relevant news clips to various PEU team members

● Supporting the Communications Director, Senior Advisor for Communications, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief of Staff

● Entering, tracking and analyzing data

● Working with translators on content translation and proofreading

● Joining team meetings and program planning sessions

● Supporting outreach efforts to New Yorkers through remote outreach tactics, including

peer-to-peer texting, phone banking and relational organizing

● Assisting staff with special projects

Qualifications:

● Strong written and oral communication skills

● Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

● Willingness to learn, adapt and problem solver

● Experience with social media in a professional setting is an asset

● Graphic design, video, or photography experience is a plus, but not required for this

experience

● Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Kristen Grennan at grennank@hra.nyc.gov.


Position: Spring ’24 Fieldwork Placement – Community Data Architect for Hyperlocal Food Programs

Organization: Grassroots Grocery

Program Description:

Grassroots Grocery is a non-profit organization that provides dignified access to healthy food by bringing it directly into under-resourced communities in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx that often remain out of reach of institutional food pantries. We have two different programs through which we do so:

Community Fridges: We have helped to set up 8 community refrigerators throughout the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. These fridges are hyperlocal infrastructure that encourages the community to channel its excess food to neighbors in need. Our primary goal is to create volunteer structures and technology enhancements to ensure that these fridges can provide the surrounding community with dignified and anonymous access to food with very few barriers to entry.

Rapid Rescue Program: Every Saturday, we rescue over 10,000 pounds of produce (which would have otherwise gone to waste) from our amazing Hunts Point Produce Market partners and distribute it to more than 1,100 families. Each drop-off site has a community leader, or grassroots grocer, who is committed to getting this food to people in their neighborhood. We also have a new program where we also rescue produce on weekdays and do drop-offs on weekdays to community centers or schools, which more than doubles our reach.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Founder and CEO of Grassroots Grocery, Dan Zauderer, and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. Our goal in bringing on a CUNY SPH Fieldwork student for the Spring 2024 semester is to create an approach to data retrieval that is responsive to the needs of our community partners, who are not used to doing robust data collection, with the end goal of having data insights to better understand our impact and spread awareness of our work.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – May 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Spring semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Community Data Architect for Hyperlocal Food Programs Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Develop thorough understanding of Grassroots Grocery programs and current data collection approaches

• Interview community stakeholders to get a sense of their relationship to data

• Design and execute data collection process based on stakeholder needs

• Organize results

• Analyze results and provide key takeaways

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Passion for helping combat food insecurity

• Strong interpersonal communication skills both in person and in writing

• The ability to travel throughout The Bronx and Upper Manhattan

• Experience collecting and analyzing data

To apply, please email your resume to dan@grassrootsgrocery.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program

Organization: The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement RISE (Ferguson RISE) Fellowship Program supports public health research and professional development in infectious diseases and health disparities, focusing on increasing knowledge and interest in public health research careers among students from underrepresented populations.

Summer ProgramMay 27 – July 26, 2024Program Application DeadlineWednesday, January 31, 2024 (11:59 EST)

The Ferguson RISE Fellowship program includes a full-time summer (Memorial Day through the first week in August), 6-month part-time or full-time, and 12-month full time public health research fellowship experiences. The Ferguson RISE Fellowship is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field. Ferguson RISE Fellowship partnering institutions include:  the CDC, Howard University, Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Morehouse School of Medicine, City University of New York (CUNY), Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Ferguson RISE Application:

The Center for Diversity 2024 Ferguson RISE Application will be launched October 9, 2023.

Ferguson RISE Summer, 6 and 12-Month Fellowship Stipend Rates*

Based on Calendar Year 

  • 12-Month Ferguson Fellows – Post Doc Stipend: $56,484.00
  • 12-Month Post Masters Stipend: $42,550.00
  • Summer Pre-Masters Stipend: $7,693.00
  • Summer Pre-Doc/Post Masters Stipend: $8,592.00
  • 6 Month Pre Masters (19 hours/week X 4 months + full time for 2 month=18.5 weeks): $13,188.00
  • 6 Month Pre Doc (19 hours/week X4 month + full time X 2 month): $15,120.00

*additional detail are available upon acceptance.

Also, the Ferguson RISE fellowship pays housing expenses during orientation. For summer Ferguson RISE fellows, all housing expenses are paid by fellowship. Housing allowance may be available for 6-Month and 12-Month fellows up to $25,000 annually based on geographical region of appointment. Any fellow moving to a new geographical region for an appointment may receive up to $1,500 for relocation expenses.

Please Note:

All Center for Diversity summer programs, including the Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship, will be in person. The format is subject to change based on the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Center for Diversity website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

For More Information:

Contact Ferguson_Fellowship@KennedyKrieger.org for additional program information.


Position: The Excellence in Mentorship of Under-Represented Groups (EMURG) for Health Equity Leaders Fellowship Program

Organization: The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Excellence in Mentorship of UnderRepresented Groups (EMURG) for Health Equity Leaders 12-Month Fellowship Program supports federal public health careers and professional development to address health disparities. EMURG Fellows will be placed in one of the Department of Health and Human Services Agencies, for example:

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Services (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office of Minority Health (OMH)
  • Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Purpose of the EMURG Fellowship:

The fellowship aims to provide educational and professional development opportunities for under-represented graduate-level scholars interested in addressing public health, mental health, maternal and child health, and health disparities within the federal government. The overarching goal of the EMURG Fellowship is to provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early career individuals to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. In addition, fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.

Fellowship Timeline:

  • October 9, 2023 – January 31, 2024:
    • Will begin accepting EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Applications
  • January 2024 – March 2024:
    • Review EMURG applications and Schedule Interviews
  • April 2024:
    • Select up to 10 EMURG fellows
  • May 27, 2024 – May 31, 2024 & June 3, 2024 – June 7, 2024:
    • In-person 2-week ORIENTATION at Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, MD)
  • June – July 2024:
    • Weekly EMURG Public Health and Leadership Seminars
  • July 2024 – September 2024:
    • Placements will begin at your assigned Department of Health and Human Services Agency and continue through May 23, 2025.
  • May 2025:
    • Final DHHS Presentation

EMURG Funding:

The 12-month (full-time/40 hours per week) fellowship program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field.

EMURG Application:

  • EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Application Opens: Monday, October 9, 2023
  • A link to The Center for Diversity program application can be found on the final page of the 2024 Application Guidelines PDF.
  • Be sure to review the 2024 Application Guidelines before accessing and completing an application.
  • EMURG (12-Month) Health Equity Fellowship Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (11:59 PM EST)

EMURG 12-Month Fellowship Stipend:

Based on Calendar Year

  • Pre-Master’s                    $38,100.00
  • Post Master’s                  $42,550.00
  • Post-Doc                         $56,484.00

** Housing allowance ($26,000-$31,000) is available with rates based on geographic region. **

Program Eligibility:

  • Must be a Student in a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Program
  • Students who received their Master’s or doctoral degree within 12 calendar months of the EMURG orientation (last week in May)
  • Must have a GPA > 3.0/4.0 scale
  • Must have a Commitment to reducing health disparities
  • Must have an interest in a leadership career in the federal government
  • Must be able to commit to the length of the program (Full-time/40 hours per week)

Benefits of Being an EMURG Fellow:

  • Gaining an Academic foundation in political and social determinants of health
  • Obtaining meaningful work experience in the federal government
  • Multi-level culturally congruent mentorship
  • Stipend based on federal rates for academic level
  • Paid housing and transportation expenses
  • Sponsorship to the Annual Conference for the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Please Note:

All 2024 Center for Diversity programs, including the EMURG Health Equity Fellowship, are anticipated to be in-person or hybrid. The status of programs and fellowships is subject to change based on the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Center for Diversity website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

For More Information:

For additional program information, please contact EMURG_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org.

Related Materials and Information:

This webpage was supported by the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $700,000, with 100 percent funded by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit KennedyKrieger.org/EMURG.


Position: Fieldwork Student (Fluency in Spanish) – Spring ‘24 – Department of Population Health, Patient Navigation for Concrete Services and Social Determinants of Health

Organization: Ryan Health

Program Description: Over the last year, Ryan Health’s population health department has expanded its outreach and screening services to determine and address concrete service needs in the community. The program has proved highly successful and in much demand as many of Ryan Health’s patients come from low-income, low-resource environments. The PRAPARE screen, an evidence-based social determinants of health screening tool, is sent to patients before their appointments. Results from these screenings are collected and entered into the electronic health record (clinical Works). If a patient has a positive PRAPARE screen and indicates on the tool that they would like to be contacted by a patient navigator for concrete services, the initial contact is made within 3 days of the patient completing the tool. The patient discusses their needs with the patient navigator and is then linked to any needed concrete services.

The population health department uses a platform called the “Here for You Community Resource Hub” to help guide staff and patients to available resources based on zip code. The platform is maintained on a regular basis and has up-to-date information about its organizations, including services provided, contact information, hours, and location. The concrete services with the highest demand by Ryan Health patients are housing, food banks, food pantries, and food distribution centers.

Fieldwork Position Overview: The role will support Ryan Health’s Patient Navigator for Concrete Services by helping to facilitate implementation of the PRAPARE screening tool and linking patients to the needed concrete services. Activities will be documented in both the electronic health record and the Community Resource Hub. The position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work with patients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, outreach, resource support, linkage to care, and follow-up if necessary. Bi-lingual Spanish, French, Creole, Arabic, or any world language would be useful but is not required. The role also requires the ability to listen with empathy and develop rapport with each patient as they open to their needs, challenges, and life issues.

This fieldwork position would be totaling 180 hours from January 2024 through May 2024 (10 hours per week) and would finish at the same time as the CUNY Spring semester.

Patient Navigation for Concrete Services Fieldwork Responsibilities:

All points listed below will be under supervision and leadership from Supervisor of Care Coordination. This role will work closely with our existing Patient Navigator for Concrete Services.

  • Transfer PRAPARE screening tool from the online LUMA platform to the electronic health record (eCW)
  • Contact Patients requesting concrete services
  • Link patients to the required services
  • Confirm successful linkage to services
  • Utilize and document in the “Here for You” community resource platform
  • Develop additional community resource relationships within the community
  • Promote intradepartmental PRAPARE screening tool and linkage services
  • Attend weekly supervision sessions
  • Attend monthly Social Determinants of Health meetings
  • Work with Quality Improvement department on reports and reporting requirements
  • Attend monthly Care Coordination meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Student in good academic standing at CUNY SPH
  • Attention to detail and patient charts
  • Time management skills
  • Passion for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), health inequalities, and bridging the gap in health disparities
  • Fluency in Spanish 

To apply please email your resume to: Sarahjane.Rath@ryancenter.org


Position: Research Assistant- Spring/Summer ’24

Organization: CIRGH at CUNY SPH

Program Description:

The research examines gender-based violence (GBV) among Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar in northern Lebanon. The qualitative research data collection methods and analysis include key-informant interviews with stakeholders, and in-depth interviews with Syrian refugee women in Tripoli and Akkar. This study will help provide a comprehensive contextual understanding of the GBV ecology in northern Lebanon. The results from the qualitative data collected will help create a GBV systems map for Tripoli and Akkar. The map will serve as a living document that stakeholders and community members can regularly update to advocate for enhanced GBV services, policy and practice in the region.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Primary Researcher of CIRGH and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass transcription, qualitative coding and analysis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from January – August (2024). The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer semester.

Research Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Transcription of key-informant interviews.

• Performing thematic analysis of the interviews.

• Assist in developing a system map for GBV services in northern Lebanon.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Preferably speaks Arabic.

• Has experience or a strong background in qualitative research methods, especially thematic analysis.

To apply, please email your resume to dima.masoud@sph.cuny.edu. (If applicable: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.)


Position: Research Opportunities For PHI/EPI/BIOS Students

Organization: CUNY SPH

Project Title: Leveraging national HIV survey data and cohort data to examine HIV-related stigma among adults living with HIV.

Details: The project will involve analyzing Population HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) survey data from multiple countries to examine HIV-related stigma and validate survey questionnaires.

Immediate Supervisor: Chloe Teasdale, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUNY SPH.

Hours/Week: Approximately 20 hours per week

Duration: 9 Weeks

Start Date: Flexible

Paid (Yes/No): No

Fieldwork or Capstone Project Possible: The student could use the same data but the analyses will not be suitable for a thesis.

Software Skills Needed: Student must be proficient in SAS – must be able to open and save files, conduct basic data cleaning and run basic statistics (frequencies).

Statistical Skills Needed: See above; ideally student should also have basic understanding of complex survey data (from Epi 2 or previous course/work experience).

Project Deliverable: Conduct analyses for two manuscripts.

Application Procedure: Please send an email to Chloe Teasdale (chloe.teasdale@sph.cuny.edu); please describe your interest in the project, your previous coursework in epidemiology and biostatics, and also include an up to date resume.


Position: White House Internship Program – Summer ’24

Organization: The White House

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have committed to building an Administration that looks like America, believing that qualified people from every background and walk of life should have equal opportunity to serve our nation.

Key Dates for the Summer 2024 Session

Applications will be reviewed by the White House Internship Program team on a rolling basis during the application window; applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications early in the application period.

  • The application portal will be open Monday, Oct.16, and will close Friday, Nov.10.
  • The Summer 2024 program will be a 10-week program, beginning on Monday, June 10, 2024, and ending on Friday, August 16, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer 2024 session will be hosted in-pers on the White House campus. Interns will not be able to participate in the program remotely. All interns will be required to attest to their vaccination status and must adhere to any White House COVID-19 protocols.

Program participants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years or older before the first day of the program, and meet at least one of these three criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two- or four-year institution)
  • Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or program at a college, community college, or university (two-or four-year institution) no more than two years prior to the first day of the internship program
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the program

Applicants will need to create an account the first time they access the portal and will submit two letters of recommendation as part of the application. Apply: https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/white-house-internship-program/apply


Position: HRTP- A Public Health Internship Program- Spring 2024

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country

For over 60 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real-life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.

The goals of the program are:

  • To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
  • To broaden students’ concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
  • To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors.  HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

The application period for our Spring 2024 session is open from October 15 – November 15, 2023.

For consideration, applications must be submitted in full by the application deadline.

A complete application includes:

1) An electronic application

2) A current cv/resume

3) A personal statement

4) A school transcript from their current institution (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

5) One letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Attached, you will find information for students on how to submit an application. Feel free to share with the students.

For additional information

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRTP is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all students, scholars, interns, and volunteers are valued and respected. HRTP is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion, in line with the agency’s mission.


Organization: NYU Langone’s Office of Science and Research, the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity is enhancing diversity in health research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Generating Emerging Scholars (GEMS) Matching Program

The aim of our program is to support the career development of students, trainees, and early-career faculty who have historically been underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences, by increasing the number of NIH Diversity Supplements successfully awarded to NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. Diversity supplements are administrative supplements that provide funding for underrepresented candidates to engage in a supplemental project within an ongoing NIH research study. Supplements have a high funding rate and are reviewed by NIH program staff rather than a full review.

Eligibility Criteria

Below is a high-level overview of the NIH Diversity Supplement eligibility criteria.

Before submitting an application, we encourage PIs to reach out to your program officer to discuss your application further, as well as review the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Instructions): PA-23-189. Opens in a new tab, to confirm eligibility.

The following groups are eligible to apply for the NIH Diversity Supplement:

  • high school students
  • undergraduate students
  • graduate students
  • post-baccalaureate graduates
  • postdoctoral trainees
  • junior faculty

Candidates must be a citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States.

Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria. Please see the NIH’s Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031). Opens in a new tab for more details.

Individuals who are already supported on research grants (especially the parent grant) are not typically eligible. Graduate students or individuals in postdoctoral training who are supported by an institutional National Research Service Award are eligible once they have completed the grant.

Benefits of Applying for a Diversity Supplement

There are several benefits for principal investigators (PIs), candidates, and trainees to apply for a diversity supplement.

Principal Investigators

  • Applying for a diversity supplement shows a commitment to diversity for your research project.
  • It provides an opportunity to receive additional funding while supporting outstanding individuals to work on your project.
  • It is a short grant period.
  • It is quickly processed because full institutional review board (IRB) review is not required.
  • It has a high funding rate.

Candidates and Trainees

  • A diversity supplement provides a livable salary/stipend.
  • It can provide funding for summer internships, or for full-time, one-to-two-years projects, depending on the candidate’s level.
  • It includes a small stipend for manuscripts and travel to international meetings.
  • It is a great experience to prepare for graduate school.
  • It provides an opportunity for research experience and mentorship.

Basic Parameters of a Diversity Supplement

Here are some requirements to consider when applying for a diversity supplement:

  • Supplements must support work within the scope of the parent project.
  • Budget requests must follow the budget cycle of the parent grant, and supplemental funding may not extend beyond the parent grant’s project end date.
  • There is generally no set application deadline, but applications must be submitted at least 10 weeks before the desired start date of the project activity.
  • Supplements are generally much less competitive than peer-reviewed grant funding mechanisms and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career.

Application Process

Principal investigators and candidates and trainees follow a specific application process.

Principal Investigators

We highly recommend PIs review the NIH Diversity Supplement Presentation by an NIH program director listed in the “Additional Resources” section below for guidance on the application process.

Step 1: Contact your program officer to confirm your study’s eligibility.

Step 2: Review contacts, submission dates, and special instructions. Opens in a new tab specific to your NIH institute or center.

Step 3: Indicate your interest. Opens in a new tab in participating in the Diversity Supplement Connections Program.

Candidates and Trainees

Step 1: Explore our database of grants eligible for NIH Diversity Supplements.

Step 2: Express your interest. Opens in a new tab in any of these NIH Diversity Supplement grants.

Additional Resources

For additional information, please review the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Instructions): PA-23-189. Opens in a new tab and the NIH Diversity and Other Supplement Programs presentation. Opens in a new tab by Lynn Morin, NIH program director.

For general inquiries, contact the GEMS diversity supplement team at gemsdiversitysupplements@nyulangone.org. For specific information, contact Yaa Haber, PhD, program manager for the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity, at yaa.haber@nyulangone.org.


Position: Part-time Internship (Unpaid): Hybrid (preferred) or Virtual

Organization: CP Extension

Mission:

The mission of CP Extension is to improve the well-being of families affected by cerebral palsy (CP) by acknowledging their commitment of resources– time, emotional energy, and finances, and providing support in the forms of guidance in care coordination and provider networking and financial grants.

Position Description:

Under supervision of the Board of Directors, the position may include, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

– Assist in researching and preparing documents, such as grant proposals, community needs assessments, and stakeholder satisfaction surveys

– Document drafting, including communications with donors, referring providers, and/or recipients

– Develop and implement outreach strategies, including on social media platforms

– Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors

– Attending meetings and events as a representative of CP Extension

– Assist with event planning for fundraising and awareness building

– Collaborate with Board of Directors on lead generation strategies

– Assist with project management

– Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

– Ongoing commitment to community service, community health and wellness

– Excellent computer knowledge

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Power Point), as well as Canva, data base management and social media tools

– Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize workload and meet deadlines

– Able and willing to adapt to various duties and be flexible

Position Description:

Reporting to President, CP Extension Board of Directors

Contact: justine@cpextension.org

Website: www.cpextension.org


Position: Part-time Internship (Unpaid): Hybrid

Organization: Aligneage Fertility

Mission:

Our mission is to provide high-quality, equitably accessible, compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based: andrology services, donor screening procedures, fertility guidance, and industry-specific consulting.

Vision:

Our vision is to contribute to a world in which individuals can access the experts, information, services, and technologies to enhance their family building experience.

Position Description:

Under supervision of the CEO, the position may include, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

– Assist in researching and preparing documents, such as grant proposals, community needs assessments, and stakeholder satisfaction surveys

– Document drafting, literature reviews, and internal auditing for quality assurance

– Develop and assist in implementation of outreach strategies

– Attending meetings and events as a representative of Aligneage Fertility

– Collaborate with Board of Directors on lead generation strategies

– Assist with project management

– Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

– Ongoing commitment to community service, community health and wellness

– Excellent computer knowledge

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Power Point), as well as Canva, data base management and social media tools

– Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize workload and meet deadlines

– Able and willing to adapt to various duties and be flexible

Position Description:

Reporting to CEO

Contact: justine@aligneagefertility.com

Website: www.aligneagefertility.com


Position: Graduate Research Assistant Intern

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

  • CARES4YOU: CARES4YOU is a project led by a group of scientists from Cornell and Columbia University who will collaborate closely with science teachers working in New York City public middle schools, middle school students, and their respective caregivers to develop a culturally relevant and impactful science curriculum that may lower the rates of future cancer development in four specific New York City communities (Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx). The project also aims to empower students to be voices of social change in their communities while introducing them to future STEM-based careers. Middle schools in Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx will be eligible to participate. This project involved 2 phases: phase 1 consists of conducting qualitative focus groups with caregivers, teachers, and parents while phase 2 is a full clinical trial that will involve delivering surveys to measure the implementation of the curriculum and its effects. As an intern, you will assist with conducting focus groups and completing qualitative coding processes in MaxQDA.

 

  • Reducing Obesity Using social ties (ROBUST): ROBUST (Reducing OBesity Using Social Ties) is a mixed methods study comprised of semi-structured qualitative interviews and preliminary testing/ refinement (Phase 1) and a pilot randomized control trial (Phase 2). Phase 1 is set to explore how cultural and gender-based norms and patients’ social network interactions and how these factors played a role in participants’ adoption and adherence to behavioral changes that promote weight loss. Phase 2- The randomized controlled trial will compare a social-network enhanced lifestyle intervention (Intervention) to individual-level lifestyle intervention (control group) in 132 Black and Hispanic adults with obesity followed over 24 weeks where participants randomized to ROBUST (intervention) will nominate up to two personal social network members each to engage in the study. As an RA intern for Dr. Erica Phillips’s research team, you will support the ROBUST program and work with trained research staff to assist with the pilot phase of the randomized controlled trial.

Pay range will vary by project and deliverables will be determined based upon site needs and student career interests.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Research Assistant

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

1) Black girl for wellness (BGW)

a) Leaks is a professor at Cornell Ithaca, but most of her research project is based here in NYC. The RA taking this position will split his/her time and efforts in a 7:3 ratio; 75% (3 ½ days) of your time will be spend on the ROBUST project (description below) and 25% (1 ½ days) in the BGW project. The BGW project is a telehealth lifestyle intervention for young black-African American girls 12-19 years old who are at risk of t2 diabetes. As an RA for Dr. Leaks team, you will support the BGW project to complete screening and recruitment processes.

2) Reducing Obesity Using social ties (ROBUST)

b) ROBUST (Reducing OBesity Using Social Ties) is a mixed methods study comprised of semi-structured qualitative interviews and preliminary testing/ refinement (Phase 1) and a pilot randomized control trial (Phase 2). Phase 1 is set to explore how cultural and gender-based norms and patients’ social network interactions and how these factors played a role in participants’ adoption and adherence to behavioral changes that promote weight loss. Phase 2- The randomized controlled trial will compare a social-network enhanced lifestyle intervention (Intervention) to individual-level lifestyle intervention (control group) in 132 Black and Hispanic adults with obesity followed over 24 weeks where participants randomized to ROBUST (intervention) will nominate up to two personal social network members each to engage in the study. As an RA for Dr. Erica Phillips’s research team, you will continue to support the ROBUST program and work with trained research staff to develop intervention components and tools for prospective participants.

The salary range for the full time research assistant role is $25.99-$28.79 an hour.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Assistant Research Coordinator

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine

Will work on the following studies:

  • CARES4YOU: CARES4YOU is a project led by a group of scientists from Cornell and Columbia University who will collaborate closely with science teachers working in New York City public middle schools, middle school students, and their respective caregivers to develop a culturally relevant and impactful science curriculum that may lower the rates of future cancer development in four specific New York City communities (Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx). The project also aims to empower students to be voices of social change in their communities while introducing them to future STEM-based careers. Middle schools in Central Brooklyn, Western Queens, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx will be eligible to participate. This project involved 2 phases: phase 1 consists of conducting qualitative focus groups with caregivers, teachers, and parents while phase 2 is a full clinical trial that will involve delivering surveys to measure the implementation of the curriculum and its effects.

The salary range for the full-time Assistant Research Coordinator role is $29.26-$44.56 an hour.

If you feel like you are a good candidate for this role, please send your updated resume and cover letter by email to Briana Bell (brb4013@med.cornell.edu ) and it will forwarded directly to the hiring manager.


Position: Dietetic Student Volunteers

Organization: Betances Health Center

At Betances Health Center, providing our patients with the best quality care is our first priority. We offer state-of-the-art technology, and a warm, caring environment. We practice Team Based Care, and you are the most important member of the team. Everything we do is to support you in setting and reaching your goals for best health. Our services include primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, specialty care, and an array of support services to help meet all of your needs.

This is a volunteer experience opportunity that can lead to possible future employment. Volunteers will have a hybrid schedule, including on-site at least one day at our Brooklyn clinic.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

• Creating nutrition educational materials

• Social media Marketing

• Presenting virtually (possibility of in person) in an ongoing wellness group

• Working closely with staff dietitians, physicians, and other health professionals

• Assisting with prior authorizations for liquid supplements • Counseling patients one-on-one and in a group setting via Zoom • Assisting with EMR charting etc.

• Assisting with research and marketing etc. for a book launch

Important Notes

• Interviews begin Monday September 18 th (Space is limited)

• Send a resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in this opportunity

• List skills you feel would be relevant

• Knowledge of conversational Spanish is a plus

Contact:

Dr. Renata Shiloah

rshiloah@betances.org

1 (212) 227-8401 ext. 159

Betances Health Center


Position: Continuous Improvement Intern

Organization: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Role Description

Position Summary:
The Continuous Improvement Intern will contribute to the evaluation and continuous improvement of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) programs and activities. Successful intern will be a thought partner in the designing, running, and reporting of findings from analyses related to scale development, factor analysis, and evaluation. Interns will also aid in using data to inform program improvement recommendations and strategies across the organization.
This internship is 4 months in duration (Fall 2023 semester) and may extend into the Spring semester for interested and qualifying interns. Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week but may work more if the academic program requires. Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students receiving academic credit for the duration of the internship term.
Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Impact Measurement team, use a continuous improvement approach to evaluate AFSP and partnership activities, programs, and initiatives.
  • Design and run exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to contribute to the development of scales and instruments designed to measure awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and behavior change.
  • Design and run bivariate and multivariate analyses to evaluate outcomes of AFSP programs and disaggregate findings by population, occupation, and other grouping variables.
  • Leverage a continuous improvement approach to provide program improvement recommendations based on evaluation findings.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to inform evaluations questions, data collection methods, analytic plans, and reporting plans.
  • Work with the Impact Measurement team to communicate statistical and evaluation findings to diverse audiences through multiple mediums.
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.
Continuous Improvement intern will:
  • Acquire practical work experience and training in applied data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Acquire practical work experience and training in evaluation design and implementation.
  • Learn about the continuous improvement process for non-profit programs and initiatives.
  • Develop knowledge and insights on real-world public health evaluation strategy and design.
  • Receive a monthly stipend.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, statistics, or evaluation.
  • Experience in quantitative evaluation, including non-profit evaluation.
  • Experience in psychometric analyses and data interpretation.
  • Experience in aligning analyses and findings to best practices and scientific literature.
  • Strong attention to detail in written and oral communication.
  • Capacity to learn and master new systems and integrate technology into appropriate aspects of evaluation and communication.
  • Strongly preferred: Experience in SPSS and Qualtrics.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data entry and analysis.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, strong technical skills, good judgment, problem solving skills, and decision-making abilities.
  • Specific experience in continuous improvement preferred.
  • Project Management and program management experience a plus.
Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter, including a compelling reason why you should be considered for this role by applying on ADP.

Position: Multiple PositionsResearch and Needs Assessment; Health Education and Outreach; Policy and Advocacy- Spring ’24.

Organization: Strategies for High Impact 

Project: Long COVID Needs Assessment and Action Plan

Description:

Students will join an all-remote team of primarily disabled and chronically ill staff and volunteers conducting a patient-led / community-led pilot needs assessment and associated action plan (NAAP) on Long COVID in New York City, led by our Long COVID Justice NYC project. Students will balance independent and team work.

We are a disability-justice-centering all-remote workplace. We encourage candidates with personal experience with chronic illness and disability, and/or who are a part of communities with disproportionate rates of Long COVID, such as female, transgender and non-binary people,  people living with HIV or diabetes, and Black/African American and/or Latine people. Candidates do not have to live in New York City.

This focused health equity project will identify the needs of people living with Long COVID and associated diseases (LCAD) as well as the systems that must address these needs. It will also disseminate practical information in English and Spanish, elevating awareness among affected communities, organizations and networks. Our process will deepen alliances for advocacy and policy, and the data gathered will be used to support and expand efforts to address gaps in care and support.

The pilot will focus on three key disproportionately-affected and/or overlooked populations of people with LCAD: people living with HIV, trans people, and children and youth.

All students will gain in-depth knowledge of public health issues, Long COVID and associated diseases, and key issues in our centered communities. The student would have opportunities to participate in research and be a coauthor on all publications to which they contribute.

Three distinct types of internships/practicums are available. We can also work with students and faculty to develop these opportunities to meet Capstone research requirements and structures, or other specific programmatic requirements:

Project Component  Public Health Student
1) Research / Needs assessment  – 1 position available MPH student with focus in data and policy
2) Health education and outreach on Long COVID and resources  – up to 3 positions available.  MPH student with focus in health education or communications

 

Students will focus on one or more of our key populations: people living with HIV; transgender people; children and youth

3) Action Plan / Policy and advocacy – up to 2 positions available MPH student with focus in organizing and advocacy 

Component 1 (Research / Needs Assessment):

Student will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • compiling background information and citations, 
  • developing a survey instrument, 
  • conducting key informant interviews/focus groups, 
  • note taking, transcription of recordings, data cleaning/verification, and 
  • content analysis. 

Desired product is a report on the findings of the needs assessment. 

The student would gain skills including needs assessment, database queries, article screening and selection, qualitative data synthesis, quantitative meta-analysis methods, etc. 

Preferred skills include experience with research methods, data analysis and research writing. Familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people) and/or Spanish language fluency are also helpful but not required.

Component 2 (Health Education and Outreach):

Students will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • developing and implementing outreach plans and structures, 
  • building a referral network and protocol, 
  • drafting and producing basic information and health education materials on LCAD, including fact sheets, social media postings, and data visualization resources
  • organizing online educational and media events, and 
  • conducting evaluation of materials and outreach. 

Desired outcomes are completion of 200 digital surveys by people with LCAD, including target goals for people living with HIV, transgender people and/or children/youth. 

The student will gain skills including health education writing and material production, community outreach and communications, linkage to care mechanisms, network building and evaluation.

Preferred skills include project management experience, experience with health writing and/or community outreach, familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people)

Component 3 (Action Plan/ Policy and Advocacy):

Students will assist staff and professional volunteers in:

  • researching and analyzing city, state, and federal policies, and creating a bank of sample policies and best practices, 
  • holding meeting to strategize and conduct advocacy campaigns
  • organizing and tracking advocacy and policy efforts, 
  • developing virtual political education and training modules, advocacy tools and outreach materials, and policy memos and reports, and
  • supporting media engagement

The student will gain skills including advocacy and policy writing and material production;community outreach, curricula development and training; event coordination and media engagement.

Preferred skills include advocacy and policy experience, project or campaign management experience, media engagement skills. Familiarity with one or more of our centered communities (children and youth, people living with HIV, transgender people) and/or Spanish language fluency are also helpful but not required.

About Strategies for High Impact (S4HI)

 S4HI is dedicated to building the power of disabled and chronically-ill people (including those with complex chronic conditions such as long COVID). We bring vital perspectives, groundbreaking programs and proven capacity to policy, research and advocacy efforts. We are committed to principles and practices outlined in our Pandemics Are Chronic pledge. We manage Long COVID Justice, which strengthens networks of people with long COVID and associated conditions, building collective efforts and campaigns for research, healthcare, the caring economy, and racial, social, economic and disability justice. S4HI is fiscally sponsored by Allied Media Projects.

More details on the NYC Pilot Needs Assessment and Action Plan on Long COVID in New York City:

The Pilot NAAP will include foundational research, listening sessions and a patient-led survey to assess the needs of NYC residents living with LCAD and their service providers. The findings will inform policy priorities to help people living with LCAD. The assessment process is also an opportunity to disseminate clear, accurate and accessible information on LCAD, as well as information on how to access help, across a robust network of stakeholders. Both the process and results will drive advocacy efforts and share critical resources, information and tools. The final report and action plan will guide advocacy campaigns for practical policies to better serve NYC residents living with LCAD. The proposed scalable solutions may include public and provider education campaigns, new and/or improved resources, programs and services.

Our expected outcomes include:

  • Policymakers, public health leaders and advocates will have a clear understanding of how to meet the needs of NYC residents living with LCAD, including those most disproportionately impacted and/or overlooked/underserved.
  • NYC residents living with LCAD and the systems and organizations that serve them will have access to critical information about LCAD and where to access help.
  • A strong network of NYC stakeholders, including patients, providers, community and health organizations, organized and equipped to advocate for the necessary policies, programs and resources to meet the needs of people living with LCAD, will take effective collective action for measurable change.

Long COVID Justice NYC (LCJ NYC) will use qualitative and quantitative process and outcome metrics to monitor and evaluate the projects’ success: 

  • the extent to which the project is successfully patient-led and centers the voice of communities most directly and disproportionately affected, and 
  • the magnitude and reach of the needs assessment, health education campaign, and coalition building. 

We will engage stakeholders ongoingly in a collaborative quality improvement process, ensuring that all stakeholders are provided with regular progress updates and are involved in making improvements as needed. A key measure of the impact of our work will be the successful enactment of proposed policy solutions.

LCJ NYC will distribute and publicize its educational materials, final report and action plan widely to a robust network of stakeholders across the city, including patients and their community, providers, community partners and health systems, elected officials, policymakers, relevant city agency leadership, political organizations, advocates, and media outlets, through digital communication and additional events such as strategic convenings and public education sessions.

LCJ NYC will design the survey instrument, educational resources, and policy recommendations, in English and Spanish. All materials will be available for future translation and replication for other populations across multiple geographical communities. 

Hours: Flexible, ranging from 10-20 hours/week. We prefer students who can make a commitment to the full academic year, but will consider semester-length placements.

Note: There is capacity to host additional volunteers and interns.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@s4hi.org with the following subject line: Internship Application. In the letter, please specify which one(s) of the specific position you wish to apply for. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, with priority to applicants who apply by August 31, 2023.


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: Evolutionary Health Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Building a Nonhuman Tumor Atlas

Program Description: The Evolutionary Health Group directed by principal investigator Nash Rochman who recently joined the SPH from the National Institutes of Health seeks to uncover and explain deeply conserved mechanisms of human pathogen adaptation.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the principal investigator and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass literature review and genomic data analysis.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from September to December (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be remote. In person meetings are welcome but not required. The position will conclude at the close of the SPH Fall semester.

Research Associate Fieldwork Responsibilities:

Support the construction of the Nonhuman Tumor Atlas, a database designed to provide insight into cancer evolution to complement human tumor genome repositories, TCGA and COSMIC. Genomic drivers of human cancer also broadly cause disease in most nonhuman animals. In contrast to human cancer, nonhuman tumor genome sequences are poorly organized and there is no centralized repository available to facilitate data sharing. Construction of the Nonhuman Tumor Atlas is expected to facilitate new developments in personalized medicine by demonstrating the impact of common polymorphisms on tumor evolution as well as improve animal health outcomes.

  • Design a search strategy to identify most published nonhuman tumor sequences using tools made available through PubMed and SRA.
  • Establish best practices for UX design to determine which features of TCGA and COSMIC should be replicated and recommendations for tailored additions.

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Interest in cancer biology or genomics
  • Prior programming experience NOT required

To apply, please email your resume to nashdeltarochman@gmail.com/nash.rochman@nih.gov.


Position: College Assistant

Organization: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Seeking a master’s student to assist a PhD candidate, Saskia Shuman, on work supporting her approved dissertation research relating to (potential) provider biases and the patient experience during a pelvic examination.

Specific duties may include assisting with:

  • Identifying and scheduling individual interviews with participants who meet study inclusion criteria
  • Providing data organization and qualitative coding support (second coder) for Aim 1: content analysis of provider encounter notes from clinical care; and Aim 2: transcribed interviews with research participants;
  • Data cleaning to prepare files for quantitative analysis

Timeline: September 2023-February 2024

Hours: Approximately 200 hours total (~8 hrs/week for six months)

Pay: $25/hr

 Requirements:

  • Very organized, detail-oriented
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (interviews, coding, etc.) preferred

 To apply, please email your resume to Saskia Shuman at SASKIA.SHUMAN14@login.cuny.edu and include the following:

1) A paragraph describing your relevant experience and interest in the project

2) Current CV/or list of recent coursework


Position: Community Health Intern- Fall ’23

Organization: NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

Position Summary:

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking for a Community Health Intern. The Community Health intern will work on an initiative focused on improving food access and nutrition in the New York City immigrant community. This exciting new initiative involves integration within a multidisciplinary team of partners in community-based research, community service, nutrition, and public health across multiple partnering institutions.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Recruitment and outreach – Work with community partners to outreach and recruit for research studies.

2. Survey translation and administration – Assist with survey translation, outreach, and conducting survey assessments in person.

3. Community engagement – Provide logistical information about program and obtain feedback from community members, translating as necessary.

4. Qualitative research – Conduct key informant interviews, assist with translations/transcription, and participate in analysis as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

2. Fluency in Chinese (ability to read, write, and speak).

3. Background and/or coursework in community health or related coursework/experiences.

4. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

5. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

6. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.

7. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills.

8. Experience with qualitative research.

Time commitment: 5- 10 hours a week, August/September 2023 – December 2023; potential to extend

Working Conditions:

Travel to local partner institution sites in NYC

To apply, please email your resume to Celine Chan at szewan.chan@nyulangone.org.


Position: Ruth Wooden Fellowship- Cannabis Equity

Organization: The CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative (HHI)

Ruth Wooden Fellowship Award in Health Communications for Social Change: About the Funder – Ruth Wooden After a meritorious 40-year career in marketing and public policy communications, Ruth Wooden retired in 2011. Early in her career she worked at the Ralston Purina Company and NW Ayer Advertising. In 1987 Ms. Wooden was elected President of the Advertising Council, the nation’s leading provider of public service advertising campaigns for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Later, she served as the advertising coordinator for Senator Bill Bradley’s Presidential campaign and in the social marketing practice at Porter Novelli. From 2003 until her retirement she served as President of Public Agenda, the New York City-based research and public policy think tank founded by social scientist Dan Yankelovich and Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.

SUMMARY OF WORK NEEDED BY ORGANIZATION: HHI is seeking a student to assist in the development of its Cannabis Equity & Health educational series for public health and health care professionals. The series aims to address the importance of adequately communicating information and dissuading misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization, regulation, economics, health impact, and safe use. By using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the content for the series and other cannabis equity projects under HHI will be created by first listening to the community and then tailoring messaging to their needs. The student intern would help to

  • Conduct key interviews with community members and partners
  • Curate the content of series episodes
  • Provide guidance on how content is communicated to attendees
  • Incorporate methods for attendees to relay information to their constituents (i.e. patients, community members) within series content and supplemental resources
  • Collaborate on visual communication tools (e.g., presentation slide decks)
  • Collaborate with speakers/presenters from various organizations and public health and/or healthcare backgrounds

These tasks will be conducted over the course of the semester under the supervision of the HHI team with weekly check-ins plus additional meetings as necessary.

EXPECTED GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The goal of this internship is for the capstone student to use their health communication skills to assist our team in education professionals and the best methods and importance of communicating cannabis information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year commitment (Spring 2024 – Fall 2024) commitment for a stipend of $2,500.
  • Hybrid: Student must be based in NYC. Several episodes of the series will be hybrid and require in-person attendance.
  • Must be available for mandatory orientation at the start of the semester with at least one day being in-person (dates to be determined).
  • Must commit to at least 3 canvassing sessions of Harlem (one for each community board) for the Spring 2024 semester. Canvassing generally occurs on weekends.
  • This fellowship is geared towards master’s students on the Health Communications for Social Change track, but strong applicants in other CUNY SPH MS/MPH programs may be considered.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend in-person partner events as interested.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake and include your program of study. For questions, email us at HarlemHealth@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Research Assistants (RAs)

Organization: NYC DOHMH- Groceries to Go

The Project

Groceries to Go is a NYC DOHMH initiative that provides eligible New Yorkers with monthly credits to purchase groceries for delivery or pickup, with the goal of alleviating food insecurity. Credits can be used to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible foods and beverages through an online platform that links to hundreds of grocery stores across NYC. The Groceries to Go evaluation is a partnership between the NYC DOHMH and researchers at the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, and the CUNY SPH Department of Community Health and Social Sciences. The project will collect in-depth interview (IDI) data from program participants in order to document the impact of the program, and to complement quantitative data being collected by the DOHMH.

The Position

We are looking to hire a team of Research Assistants (RAs) who will be responsible for conducting in-depth interviews (IDIs) in English, Spanish or Chinese (‘simplified’) with individuals enrolled in the Groceries to Go program. They will also contribute to transcription, coding, and analysis of the data, working closely with the Project Coordinator (Jacquelyn Sullivan), the Project Officer of the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (Ansley Hobbs) and the Director of Evaluation of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (Katy Tomaino Fraser).

Applicant Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a combination of several of the following skills:

  • An advanced degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field (or be near completion)
  • Experience collecting qualitative data, such as conducting interviews
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/assignments efficiently
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent (speaking, reading and writing) in English, Chinese (‘simplified’), and/or Spanish
  • Experience with Dedoose, Qualtrics, Excel and/or AirTable

Project Commitment and Compensation

This is a grant-funded position managed through the CUNY Research Foundation for 12-15 hrs/wk at a rate between $25 and $28 per hour, depending on experience. While some remote work is possible, successful candidates will be expected to work periodically in the project office at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, as well as conduct in-person interviews at locations in NYC convenient to program participants when video and telephonic modes are not available/preferred. This may involve conducting some interviews during evening hours or on weekends.

To Apply

Interested individuals who meet a majority of the qualifications listed above are encouraged to apply by sending an email to Jacquelyn Sullivan (jackienicole614@gmail.com) with the following:

1) Detailed cover letter summarizing applicable background/experience (must state in which of the languages noted above is fluent)

2) Resume / CV

3) Information regarding availability for a 45-minute video interview beginning the week of 7/24/23


Position: Research and Evaluation Intern- Fall ’23

Organization: Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that supports healthy, thriving communities nationwide through capital financing, expertise, and advocacy. PCDC partners with providers and practices – particularly those in low-income communities and communities of color – and investors to identify healthcare needs, increase primary care capacity, and craft effective, evidence-based solutions. Over the last 30 years, we have leveraged over $1.5 billion in capital and investment to develop and improve the primary care field and its infrastructure. Our comprehensive approach makes better, more equitable, and more accessible primary care a reality.

Position Overview:

PCDC seeks a part-time graduate student Research and Evaluation Intern. The intern will assist the Research & Evaluation team with researching primary care access in New York by compiling and analyzing relevant data. The intern may also support other internal projects, including making PCDC’s evaluation data understandable and actionable and assisting on projects, including analyses of PCDC’s impact. This position will report to the Research & Evaluation Manager.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Collect and analyze data on primary care access measures in New York.
  • Develop and draft graphical representations, maps, and relevant products.
  • Support the management of PCDC’s Microsoft Excel-based evaluation databases, aggregating data from various external sources, including Census.gov, CDC PLACES, and HRSA’s Uniform Data System (UDS) and mapper.
  • Conduct descriptive and statistical analyses in Excel, SAS, and Tableau to support program evaluations and primary care research
  • Draft reports and presentations for internal and external audiences, as requested.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field
  • Availability to commit to approximately 20 hours per week through December 2023, with the possibility of an extension
  • Demonstrated analytic experience with Microsoft Excel; must understand how to clean and manipulate data in Excel; ability to create Pivot Tables and Graphs
  • Demonstrated applied analytic experience; proficiency in Tableau, SAS, and ArcGIS is preferred; experience with STATA or R or other related packages will be considered in lieu of SAS
  • Familiarity with epidemiological data analysis, research design, and program evaluation methodologies
  • Familiarity with data management software; experience building databases preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to create and deliver presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, with demonstrated ability to learn new material/software

To Apply:

Please apply via our career website Here.


Position: Quantitative Data Research Intern (1), Qualitative Data Research Intern (1-2), Community and Government Engagement Intern (1-2) for Summer/Fall 2023

Organization: CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Project: Strategic Plan to Provide Alternatives to PepsiCo Contract on CUNY Campuses

Organization Overview:

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at CUNY SPH. It develops and evaluates programs for nutrition and health equity and advocates for improved food security and nutrition for CUNY students and staff. The team will build upon the work of the Healthy CUNY Initiative, a university-wide effort that takes on the health and social problems which can block academic success.  We will work with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), an independent science-based consumer advocacy organization with an impressive record of accomplishments and a clear agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating.

Description of Proposed Project: You are invited to join a team of faculty, staff and students seeking to change the food landscape for CUNY students. Most food on CUNY campuses is determined by contracts with large food distributors and vending companies. PepsiCo, for example, pays CUNY $1 million annually for exclusive rights to ALL beverages sold on campus.

Working with the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, you will help imagine what a progressive food policy environment at CUNY could look like. You will be conducting research and speaking with different campuses to better understand current campus food landscapes and student priorities for improving these landscapes in the future. You will assess current and future food policies based on health, affordability and other student priorities (e.g. convenience, preferences, cultural relevance). The project will culminate in a final paper and presentation to report findings with an opportunity to author and publish to an academic journal.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

The Quantitative Data Research Intern, Qualitative Data Research Intern, and Community and Government Engagement Intern will support the Director of Advocacy from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities are detailed below.

  • Quantitative Data Research Intern
    • Clean up the data from the campus-wide PRC survey
    • Conduct appropriate analyses
    • Develop report of findings and present results
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results
  • Qualitative Data Research Intern
    • Convene 3 focus groups of 8-12 students
    • Conduct 15 semi-structure in-depth interviews of those who engaged with our campaign
    • Draft interview guides for both focus groups + interviews
    • Clean up the data
    • Data analysis
    • Develop report of findings and present results
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results
  • Community and Government Engagement Intern
    • Identify organizations to invite to join off-campus coalition
    • Draft letter of support for off-campus coalition members to sign
    • Collect LOS signatures + contact information to stay engaged
    • Contact local elected officials to gauge interest
    • Draft resolutions to present to elected team
    • Plan sticker campaign for CUNY + SUNY campuses
    • Plan fall forum event:
      • Theme/title
      • Speakers
      • Call to action
    • Identify media outlets to invite to fall forum event
    • Draft report of activities, successes and challenges
    • Opportunity to author and publish a research paper based on results

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August-December 2023. The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Fall semester with potential opportunity to extend into 2024. Stipends are available for fieldwork students.

 Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Building relationships, community organizing, grassroots advocacy
  • Event planning
  • Attention to detail, organized, and comfortable taking initiative

To apply, please email your resume to eman.faris@sph.cuny.edu before August 15th!


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Hunger Free America – Neighborhood Guides Research Intern

Organization: Hunger Free America

Program Description:

Hunger Free America (HFA) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Each year, HFA produces updated, comprehensive Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance containing detailed information on free food access in all five boroughs. Users can learn how and where to access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens and food pantries, and farmer’s markets that accept SNAP as payment. We are seeking an intern to evaluate the impact these Guides have in the community and evaluate whether producing print versions is still necessary.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Data Director of Hunger Free America and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass qualitative research in all five boroughs to evaluate how effectively these Guides are reaching food insecure New Yorkers. Research will include interviews with food insecure individuals and staff members at anti-hunger organizations. A large focus of this research will be evaluating the necessity of having printed Guides, or if our work could be just as impactful by only providing digital versions.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August 25th – December 20th, 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be hybrid. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH fall semester.

Neighborhood Guides Research Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Conduct qualitative, on-the-ground research with users of our Guides
  • Evaluate the impact of our Guides on the community
  • Identify areas of growth for HFA’s Guides to better assist food insecure individuals
  • Evaluate the necessity of printed vs digital Guides

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Previous experience working with low-income individuals
  • Qualitative research experience

To apply, please email your resume to agibson@hungerfreeamerica.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement for Hunger Free America – National SNAP Assistance Research Intern

Organization: Hunger Free America

Program Description:

Hunger Free America (HFA) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Our Data Department operates HFA’s national database of feeding programs, FindFood.HungerFreeAmerica.org. One of the many datasets we’ve included in FindFood are organizations that offer SNAP application assistance around the country. Our next step with this dataset is to analyze these sites to determine which regions of the country are currently lacking SNAP application assistance resources.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Data Director of Hunger Free America and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass conducting research on both the geographic availability and quality of current SNAP application assistance resources across the country. The findings will then be presented to HFA staff to help inform how we can best assist underserved regions.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from August 25th – December 20th, 2023 (~10 hours/week). The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH fall semester.

National SNAP Assistance Research Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a geospatial analysis on national SNAP application assistance data
  • Research the quality of existing SNAP application assistance resources
  • Identify regions of the country that are lacking adequate SNAP application assistance
  • Summarize and present findings to Hunger Free America staff

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Experience using GIS software
  • Knowledge about the SNAP program is a bonus

To apply, please email your resume to agibson@hungerfreeamerica.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Program Coordinator (part-time, temporary)

Organization: Brooklyn Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (HDSIP) 2023

Overview:

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in partnership with the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC) Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (BHDSIP) provides an opportunity for local high school students who have interests in pursuing academic and professional careers in the health sciences, to gain an understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health that impact the health and wellness of our communities. It also provides an opportunity to build relationships with local community-based organizations (CBOs) through a partnership developing community-based research projects. Students are exposed to a service learning curriculum that encompasses: awareness of health disparities, basic epidemiologic research skills, and the design and implementation of a community-engaged research project.

Prior to being exposed to the curriculum, students complete six (6) hours of basic research methodology and are assigned to partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and evaluate a research question that has significant relevance to the community. The students, supported by research mentors, will simultaneously apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program to their research projects. At the end of the four week program, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of the curriculum through oral and poster presentations of their research projects.

The program will be held in-person at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in public health or related sciences; Masters of Public Health or related field preferred. Qualifications include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work independently and with a team, and the ability to multitask. Must have experience conducting public health research, have knowledge of urban health issues and experience working with diverse populations.

Expectations:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the program’s day to day activities, leading didactic sessions and mentoring and supervising 20 high school students and interns from July 10th-August 3rd, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. The Program Coordinator will serve as a guide to students while they navigate their research projects and communicate with their CBO supervisors. There is a commitment of ~35 hours a week between June 19-August 11. You will be required to onboard three weeks prior to the program, and end one week after programming is complete to finalize program reporting.

General Tasks & Responsibilities:

▪ Coordinate program day to day activities (e.g. student check-ins, guest lectures, CBO engagement)

▪ Assist in program pre and post planning

▪ Facilitate student-CBO relationships

▪ Guide and mentor students through research project development

▪ Lead didactic sessions/lesson plans

▪ Co-develop appropriate assessment tools: surveys, structured interview and focus group questions, observation tools

▪ Review research methodology curriculum for high school students and offer feedback

▪ Facilitate research methods curriculum to students

▪ Monitor the development, implementation and completion of student research projects

▪ Communicate with individual CBO contacts to ensure that students are fulfilling expectations

▪ Support compilation of project results into final poster form for presentation

▪ Assist students with poster and oral presentations of research projects

▪ Assist in preparing research projects as publishable journal manuscripts

▪ Collect all material related to the students’ projects (i.e., datasets, electronic posters)

Send resumes to: faraya@arthurasheinstitute.org


Position: Research Mentor (Volunteer; small stipend provided)

Organization: Brooklyn Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (HDSIP) 2023

Overview:

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in partnership with the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC) Health Disparities Summer Internship Program (BHDSIP) provides an opportunity for local high school students who have interests in pursuing academic and professional careers in the health sciences, to gain an understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health that impact the health and wellness of our communities. Students are exposed to a service learning curriculum that encompasses: awareness of health disparities, basic epidemiologic research skills, and the design and implementation of a community-engaged research project.

Prior to being exposed to the curriculum, students complete six (6) hours of basic research methodology and are assigned to partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and evaluate a research question that has significant relevance to the community. The students, supported by research mentors, will simultaneously apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program to their research projects. At the end of the four week program, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of the curriculum through oral and poster presentations of their research projects.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress. Strong interest in health sciences, public health, urban health issues, and experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with youth is desirable.

Expectations:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Research Mentors will serve as mentors to high school students while they navigate their research projects and communicate with their CBO supervisors. There is a commitment of 35 hours a week and will be in-person.

General Tasks & Responsibilities:

▪ Supervise, guide and mentor high school students through research project process

▪ Develop a research plan in conjunction with CBO member

▪ Conduct a relevant literature review on research topic

▪ Develop appropriate assessment tools: surveys, structured interview and focus group questions, observation tools

▪ Develop databases (e.g., Excel, SPSS) for storing collected data

▪ Review research methodology curriculum for high school students and offer feedback

▪ Facilitate research methods curriculum to students

▪ Provide students with materials to assist with research projects (i.e., research topic, hypothesis, literature review) prior to beginning of the program

▪ Facilitate individual learning sessions that are part of the HDSIP curriculum

▪ Meet with students as a group/individually each week

▪ Monitor the development, implementation and completion of student research projects

▪ Communicate with individual CBO contacts to ensure that students are fulfilling expectations

▪ Support compilation of project results into final poster form for presentation

▪ Assist students with poster and oral presentations of research projects

▪ Collect all material related to the students’ projects (i.e., datasets, electronic posters)

Send resumes to: faraya@arthurasheinstitute.org


Position: Multiple Undergraduate and/or Graduate Student Interns

Organization: CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG)

General Description

CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG): About UsThe CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance has a mission to improve the financing, delivery, and measurement of critical public services through research, technical assistance, and education. We lead projects aimed at reforming the criminal justice system, measuring urban inequality, expanding the reach of social service providers, and more. Each project has a dedicated team of research and policy experts who collaborate closely with internal and external organizations. For more information about ISLG, please visit www.islg.cuny.edu. Our Goals for Diversity and InclusionWe strive to foster an office environment and an approach to work that welcomes and respects different perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are working towards our goal of recruiting and retaining staff, interns and advisory group members who are diverse in terms of race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, disability, and justice system involvement.

Who we are looking for

ISLG is recruiting multiple undergraduate and/or graduate student interns to work on a variety of projects, spanning a range of policy areas, including:

  • Police reform – supporting the implementation of a community engagement strategy which seeks to collect and disseminate experiences of racialized policing across New York City communities. This work involves leveraging the voices of people most impacted by racialized policing, particularly those with lived experiences, to understand experiences and impacts of racialized policing and identify approaches to address past, present and future harms. This will include collecting narratives from those impacted by racialized policing to highlight, memorialize and honor the voices of those impacted and affected by these harms.
  • Restorative justice – designing a procurement process to identify community groups interested in applying for funding to implement restorative justice practices in their work.
  • Recruitment and retention of people of color in clinical professions – exploring the reasons for the underrepresentation of people of color within these professions and making recommendations on ways to increase representation.
  • Gender-based-violence – supporting a New York State-wide training and technical assistance (TTA) program through the provision of programmatic, strategic, and/or operational TTA to providers who offer crime victim services. A second project involves understanding and documenting the experiences of justice impacted survivors of gender-based-violence. This work entails partnering with colleagues, city stakeholders and a working group of survivor experts, in soliciting learnings and recommendations from the field and developing recommendations for city government.
  • Education and leadership – developing materials used to support elected officials and their chiefs of staff who participate in the Lindsay and Kriegel fellowship programs.
  • Criminal legal system reform/community investment – supporting the early implementation of a community-based social service navigator program focused on services for the unhoused, and supporting communications related to a variety of community investment projects funded by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and managed by ISLG.

We are hiring interns to work at ISLG during the summer months. Interns will report to a Program Director or a Senior Policy Associate, and will work on a range of tasks within the projects listed above as well as others not listed here. Interns may work on one or more of the project areas above, as well as other projects. Tasks that the interns may be responsible for include:

  • Taking notes at focus groups and interviews
  • Writing literature reviews and content for ISLG’s fellowship programs and other projects
  • Providing coordination support for scheduling focus groups, interviews and other meetings
  • Assisting in the preparation of materials for meetings, policy briefs, blogs and other communications
  • Other tasks as needed to support ISLG’s work
QualificationsWe would love to hear from you, if you are/have:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at a CUNY school or graduated from such a program within the last year
  • Personal, professional, or academic knowledge of any of the following fields: gender based violence, police reform, peer leadership development, restorative justice, community engagement, youth development, and violence intervention
  • Excellent time management skills and experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Ability to write and present in an articulate, structured, and compelling manner
  • Ability to prioritize and work on a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to commit to a consistent schedule of approximately 35 hours per week for the internship period (i.e., June 1 – mid-August)
  • Flexibility about projects and workflow
  • Passion about equitable state and local policy solutions to pressing social issues
  • Experience in participatory action research and/or other community engagement approaches a plus
  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus

ISLG is open to flexibility on the requirements above, but we would expect candidates to fit most of the items described.

Status: Full Time

Pay Range: $20.00-$25.00

How to Apply

To apply you will need to include a cover letter describing your qualifications and interests and attach your curriculum vitae. Additionally, we ask that candidates submit the following materials:

  1. ISLG’s Internship Program application form (which will be emailed to all candidates).
  2. A cover letter that includes your area(s) of interest, how you hope to contribute to ISLG’s mission, and your proposed start and end dates and work schedule. (1 page limit)
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae. (1 page limit)
  4. The contact information for 2 references (preferably professors or former supervisors of employment relating to the work of ISLG).
  5. An academic or professional writing sample. (3 page limit)
  6. Unofficial transcripts.

All additional application documents must be in English and submitted in a single PDF to info@islg.cuny.edu by the deadline listed below. Please use the subject line “Summer Student Internship Application.” Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application review will commence on May 29, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement

Organization: CUNY SPH’s Pandemic Response Institute (PRI)

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support Dr. Ilias Kavouras, Professor and Chair of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences at CUNY SPH.  The project will assess the Environmental & Occupational Health, Epi/Biostatisticians, and Community Health workforces. The position responsibilities will focus on public health disciplines and graduates to document the lack of public-health trained professionals in front-line disciplines.

Open to CUNY SPH students in all degree programs.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May – August 2023 (~15 hours/week) The mode of work for this position will be remote. The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer semester.

Qualifications:

    • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

To apply, please email your resume to Ilias.Kavouras@sph.cuny.edu.    


Position: Health Communications Coordinator/Infodemiologist

Organization: Critica

Description:

Critica is in search of dedicated individuals with experience in communications, public health, psychology, and/or social media to carry out interventions to counteract misinformation surrounding reproductive health. We are looking for interested individuals with a passion for serving the communities with which they identify. Interventionists need not have a background in the science of reproductive health to be successful in this role. Critica will train successful candidates in “infodemiology,” or the process of surveilling the digital landscape for misinformation and rapidly counteracting it. Opportunities for co-authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts are possible. This work is in close partnership with faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Location: Remote

Start: June 2023

Duration: 6 months

Compensation: $25/hour

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week

Key responsibilities are as follows:

Misinformation Surveillance (up to 5 hours a week):

  • Monitor prevailing themes in information shared about reproductive health on social media and identify types of misinformation and where it is spread
  • Attend weekly meeting to debrief and discuss interventions

Misinformation Response (5 hours a week):

  • Conduct motivational-interviewing based interventions to help minimize the impact of misinformation on reproductive health. Candidates will be extensively trained in these methods by Critica staff before undertaking interventions and will have the opportunity to begin with supervised interventions.

Evaluation (flexible/as needed):

  • Participate in data collection for evaluation of the infodemiology program, including assisting in following up with people to measure changes in attitudes and behaviors

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a degree in science communication, sociology, psychology, public policy, public health, or related disciplines. We will also consider exceptional undergraduate candidates majoring in relevant disciplines listed above.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be passionate about working with and contributing to a team devoted to improving the public’s understanding of science and to counteracting misinformation about science and health
  • Have an interest in reproductive health
  • Be interested in serving in the communities with which they identify
  • Have strong time management and organizational skills
  • Have strong social media skills
  • Be able to represent Critica with professionalism and maintain calm under pressure
  • Spanish language fluency is desirable but not required

Compensation for this position is on an hourly basis.

Critica is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Critica prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to info@criticascience.org.


Position: IPHN Food and Agriculture Industry Research Assistant

Organization: The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN)

The Interfaith Public Health Network (IPHN) is looking for Summer and/or Fall session student(s) (2 positions maximum) with interest in researching the food and agriculture industries in New York State and beyond through a public health lens.

Background Suboptimal diet is one of the leading global underlying causes of death, disease, and preventable disability. Increasing attention is being paid to the commercial determinants of these health outcomes, defined as the impacts of private, for-profit actors on people’s health (direct or indirect, positive or negative).

With this in mind, a number of IPHN projects require a careful and sophisticated understanding of the food/agricultural industries in New York State and beyond. These projects include:

The Eliminating Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing from Public Transit project funded by the NY Health Foundation.

● Active participation in an international coalition of faith based organizations bringing together voices from around the world to contribute to healthy and sustainable food system transformation

● Ongoing collaborative advocacy projects with the Center for Science and the Public Interest at the New York State and New York City levels:

● The Predatory Marketing Prevention Act (PMPA), groundbreaking legislation to expand consumer protection law to add the marketing of unhealthy foods/drinks to vulnerable populations (esp. young children) as category of deceptive advertising (S213A/A4424)

● Vanguard legislation requiring warning labels for chain restaurant foods high in sodium (S4890/A6529) and added sugars (S6408A)

Stipend: Each student will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Location: Mostly remote work, with some opportunities for in-person meetings, events, and networking in New York City depending on student availability and interest.

Student Tasks

1. Researching the food and agriculture sectors in New York State and beyond, as directed by IPHN Conveners, and utilizing secondary data and interviews and communications with knowledgeable sources.

2. Drafting elements of the final deliverable report for the Eliminating Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing project.

3. Presenting research regarding food and agriculture industries during Interfaith Public Health Roundtable discussions

4. Contributing at least 2 blog posts to the IPHN blog (as edited and approved by the IPHN Conveners)

5. Other ad hoc research items as identified

Requirements

● Basic familiarity with the commercial determinants of health concept, and the concept of, and developing research around, ultra-processed foods, including the NOVA classification system

● Strong writing skills (sample required)

● Ability to work independently

● Willingness to work with, and learn from, network members from diverse faith traditions

Helpful, but not required

● Background in other relevant fields including the food industry, other business practices, nutrition, and faith-based studies

Contact: Bob Pezzolesi, MPH, ODHM Convener 315-263-9522 rsp@iphnetwork.org.


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Intern

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYCDOHMH) Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC)

Program Description:

The mission of the BPHC is to promote a healthy community by providing New Yorkers with the resources needed to make informed and empowered health decisions; identify and treat tuberculosis, provide immunizations, and sexual health services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. To achieve this, will support the team with the conducting of outreach to providers and community groups; support with administrative needs to support our research efforts; and provide feedback on how to improve sexual health and wellness and reduce racial inequities. On May 2nd, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to expand access to reproductive health care across the state to ensure that every student enrolled in a SUNY or CUNY college has access to medication abortion on campus. A1395-C/S1213-B requires that every SUNY and CUNY campus provide access to abortion medication to their student body by providing students with information and referrals to providers authorized to prescribe abortion medication. College-age individuals are within the age group most likely to seek abortion care. BPHC seeks candidates that will assist in the broad dissemination of free medication abortion services at our Sexual Health Clinics in Morrisania, Bronx, Jamaica, Queens, Central Harlem, Manhattan, and Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Community Engagement Supervisor of Bureau of Public Health Clinics and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass coordinating efforts between student health centers, student groups, and DOHMH to make all CUNY students aware of the city’s free medication abortion services and the Abortion Access Hub. Activities include:

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours per semester. The position will conclude when the student completes their required coursework.

Summer Intern Fieldwork Responsibilities:

▪ Investigating strategies to enhance our existing outreach methods. Priority neighborhoods include Central Harlem, Morrisania, and Crown Heights including across monolingual Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole speakers

▪ Maintaining an up-to-date calendar with all planned outreach activities

▪ Logging activities in city database Public Health Partners Connect (PHPC) within 2 business days

▪ Conducting periodic quality assurance checks on PHPC data

▪ Community Asset Mapping

▪ Follow up on student-focused listservs the clinics belongs to in order to ensure services listed, locations, and hours are accurately depicted

▪ Sharing promotional materials during student and/or on-campus activities and events ▪ Ensuring increased access to safer sex supplies throughout campus

▪ Attending community and coalition meetings identified by supervisor

▪ Assists Liaisons with the updating of linkage agreement and referral partners

▪ Support survey tools for getting feedback from students and student patients about the services our clinics provide

▪ Contributes to brainstorming on how these surveys will then inform the way we plan our future community outreach strategies.

▪ Assesses community engagement work to strategize outreach with a racial equity lens

▪ Create transition document at the end of their fieldwork that details all aspects of the project, including outstanding assignments, main points of contacts and potential next steps to move the project forward

▪ Provides overall summary of their work with Community Engagement Unit

▪ Transition partnerships, developing communication around transition to inform partners about new points of contact after the program ends

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Comfortable communicating clearly and professionally to diverse audiences by email, phone and in-person

• Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Native level fluency in Spanish, French, or Haitian Creole

To apply, please email your resume to kortiz3@health.nyc.gov. Applications may be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Community Mapping Field Coordinator- Summer Internship 

Organization: The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC)

MAPSCorps NYC, Summer 2023

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC) is a unique organization that breaks down economic and social barriers to healthcare and wellness for young people by providing vital services – high quality, comprehensive, confidential and free – for all who come to us. We advance adolescent health as a national imperative by serving as a leading center of clinical care, specialized training and innovative research.

This summer, AHC will continue a Community Resource Mapping project to engage young people in health advocacy and to identify and categorize community assets throughout the city. The information will utilized to create an interactive web-based map for public use and to increase community knowledge of what is available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MS-AHC) is looking for college students pursuing health- related fields to mentor youth as they map and research community assets in underserved neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. The data collected is used to produce an interactive online map that links youth, families, and health providers to the services they need the most (mapscorps.org).

Field Coordinators will oversee data collecting in the field, run seminars for youth development, teach daily STEM focused curriculum workshops, help young people complete a public/ community health research project that will be presented during the symposium and create a community based resource pamphlet. We hire college students each summer to work as Field Coordinators in fields linked to health. The job is equivalent to 300 hours of summer internship credit. Field Coordinators are crucial because they supervise Community Mappers during the morning fieldwork and lead workshops in the afternoon centered on helping young people grow. High school students and youth not enrolled in school are community mappers. Mappers will receive proper training on how to locate all businesses and organizations (assets) in a given neighborhood that have public facing operations across all industries using scientific and mobile technology. Together, Community Mappers and Field Coordinators strengthen learning objectives, foster connections based on trust, offer academic and professional advice, and guarantee a fruitful overall experience.

Additional Requirements & Responsibilities:

· Critically assess how urban design impacts public health and socioeconomic disparities

· Build relationships with local organizations, stakeholders, and community youth · Participate in program meetings, conference calls, trainings, and the Symposium

· Respect others’ differences

· Be currently enrolled as a part- or full-time undergrad or Grad student

· Previous work/volunteer experience serving underrepresented communities preferred

Summer Schedule:

Field Coordinator training:

 June 12 to June 23rd , Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm Mapping

Fieldwork (w/ Youth Mappers):

 July 5th to Aug 12, Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Summer Symposium:

 TBD

Field checks and finalization of resource pamphlets:

 TBD

Plan for summer 2023:

We plan to focus on both research and recognizing community assets in light of the Covid-19 outbreak and all of the safety guideline lines introduced to keep everyone safe. This will include gathering information from community members and analysis. The results will then lead to recommendations for further research, programming and/or policy. Additionally, the youthcreated resource guides that emphasize the priceless resources they think the communities they map most urgently need will be the project’s culmination. Training and mapping for this year will be hybrid. The Mount Sinai – Adolescent Health Center, which is located at 320 East 94th Street, will be where we meet in person. Days online will be through Zoom.

If selected to work with us this summer, you will need to complete the following steps for clearance through our volunteer department:

o Background check

o Drug Screening

o HIPPA & Sexual harassment training

o PPD tests*

o Physical* o Proof of vaccination for Moderna/Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson

* Physicals and PPDs may be complete at the Adolescent Health Center or at your own doctor’s office.

Please Note: A positive drug test could result in ineligibility from volunteering at Mount Sinai in the future. If this is a concern for you or if you have questions regarding it, please feel free to reach out to staff prior to testing.

Contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at the number provided if you would like to schedule an appointment for a medical examination and PPD testing.

Phone: 212-426-3000

Located at: 312 East 94th Street (between 1st & 2 nd Ave) New York, NY 10128

Hours of Operation:

– Monday- Wednesday: 8:30am – 5pm

– Thursday: 12pm – 5pm

– Friday: 8:30am – 5pm

– Saturday: 8:30am- 4pm

– Sunday: CLOSED

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kymberly.Gonzalez@mountsinai.org.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Position: Student Intern

Organization: NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, Division of Epidemiology

Position Summary:

The Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP) at the NYU School of Medicine is conducting an evaluation of New York City’s overdose prevention centers (OPCs), the first such publicly recognized sites in the United States. OPCs are spaces where individuals can utilize pre‐obtained drugs under medical and/or peer supervision. Over 100 OPCs exist globally, and prior research indicates that OPCs can reduce the risk of overdose and drug use‐related health harms.

As the New York City sites are the first OPCs in the unique US health care and drug policy context, COEP is committed to conducting a rigorous epidemiologic study to estimate the health and social impacts of these services and inform future program and policy development. The study will include both recruitment of a diverse cohort of people who use drugs in New York City to track individual‐level outcomes, and observational community‐based assessments to track neighborhood‐level outcomes. To support the observational community‐based study components, COEP is hiring two part‐time Student Interns.

Principal Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Professor/Project Director, Student Intern activities will include:

‐ Conduct of systematic neighborhood observations and assessments, including independent fieldwork

‐ Data entry, as needed

‐ Other research study activities, as needed

Required Qualifications:

‐ BA/BS in health, social, or clinical sciences or progress toward a BA/BS in a relevant field

‐ Detail‐oriented and organized

‐ Ability to work efficiently and independently in community‐based settings

‐ Excellent oral communication skills

‐ Comfort traveling to and spending time in varied communities and neighborhoods across New York City

‐ Familiarity with harm reduction principles

‐ Willingness to learn data collection protocols

‐ Flexibility for evening and weekend hours

‐ Familiarity with web‐based survey tools or willingness to learn such tools

Preferred Qualifications:

‐ Previous experience supporting/conducting observational research

‐ Progress toward/enrollment in master’s or doctoral degree in health, social, or clinical sciences (e.g., MPH/MSW, PhD/DSW/DrPH)

‐ Familiarity with syringe service programs and other community‐based services for people who use drugs in New York City ‐ Knowledge of public health terminology

‐ Prior work as a peer and/or lived experience of substance use

Job Posting Range: $16‐$18 per hour

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume/CV and brief cover letter by email to: Bennett Allen: bennett.allen@nyulangone.org

Note that the position is field‐based and will require at least 50% standing and walking as part of job activities.


Position: Student Volunteer (Internship Program)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

Summary:

The FEMA Region 2 Student Volunteer Program, located at 1 World Trade Center in New York City, aims to engage students from both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an opportunity to gain real-life work experience with a federal emergency management entity. Students are interviewed and placed with a division/team that matches their skillsets and interests. Under the direct supervision of FEMA Region 2 staff, each student will work to develop new ideas while also assisting with the improvement of current FEMA programs. Participants will therefore gain experience in the field of emergency management and hone technical skills concentrated in community engagement, partnership coordination, climate adaptation, equity, project planning, disaster recovery, computer programming, geo-spatial data application, continuous improvement, and more. Each student will plan, initiate, coordinate, and execute projects relevant to their placement for their 4-month internship.

Deliverables:

• Development of project plans

• Assistance with current staff goals/objectives and daily office tasks

• Participation in professional development trainings with subject matters experts • Creation of reports, articles, presentations, trainings, etc. related to placement area

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected disaster programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of their placement department

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, procedures

Requirements

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Duties:

The Community Preparedness Student Volunteer position is located in the National Preparedness Division in DHS/FEMA Region 2 based in New York City. Under the supervision of our FEMA Preparedness staff, the student will provide support to further the goals of the preparedness portfolio and the implementation of equity within FEMA Region 2’s work. This will provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience in the federal government with topics such as emergency management, community development, and partnership coordination.

Deliverables:

• Development of training materials

• Social science research, literature reviews and presentations

• Identifying new partners

• Developing reports, supporting with community engagement events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected community preparedness programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of community preparedness

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Office of the Regional Administrator (ORA) Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Description:

FEMA Region 2 ORA is requesting 1-2 student volunteers to assist with projects and efforts of the R2 ORA – Action Office, Reports, & Technical Analysis (AORTA) Team. R2 ORA – AORTA has a myriad of reports and projects that could benefit from the focused effort of an enthusiastic and capable individual. Selected candidates(s) will be expected to contribute to and or create one of the products mentioned below.

Responsibilities:

• Designing the report/dashboard of the Quarterly EEC Survey

• Developing and designing the Action Office dashboard and weekly report

• Developing and designing the weekly data call report

• Technical writing and content development for Jurisdictional Profiles

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs to include (MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Word)

• Written communication skills

• Analytical software experience (ex. ArcGIS, Tableau, Power BI)

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Ability to plan and execute work

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study at bachelor’s level in emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, public administration, communications, training, economics, or public relations is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not allowed).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: National Preparedness Division: Student Volunteer Program

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

DUTIES:

The Student Volunteer position is associated with the National Preparedness Division within DHS/FEMA Region 2 based in New York City. Under the supervision of the National Preparedness team, the student will support in researching, planning, and developing a series of student volunteer/intern engagement programs. This will provide the student with an opportunity to gain experience in the Federal Government, Emergency Management, and Program Facilitation. The student will also engage in internal trainings with subject matter experts, participate in informational sessions/recruitment events, and develop improvement processes to implement during their internship.

DELIVERABLES:

• Develop/finalize program Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual

• Create contact lists for current/previous student volunteers

• Brainstorm professional development opportunities/organize internal training events

• Develop reports and final project implementation strategy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to plan and execute work

• Ability to analyze current or projected student volunteer/intern programs

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of applied student engagement strategies

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

2. Previous work or ongoing study in emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, environmental studies or public relations is recommended.

3. Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not allowed).

4. Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

5. Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

6. Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please contact: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov| (787) 692-8159


Position: Equity Student Volunteer (Internship)

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 months ● Part-time/15 hrs (weekly) ● Unpaid/College Credit

Description:

The Region 2 Equity Task Force (ETF) is requesting a student volunteer during the 2023 – 2024 fiscal year. The student will be assisting the Region 2 Equity Task Force under the leadership of Dale McShine, Grants Division Director (ETF Point of Contact) to prepare a draft operating plan. In response to the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, Goal 1: Instill Equity as a Foundation for Emergency Management, Region 2 formed a Task Force to review the status of equity application in its program delivery and its workforce. In addition, each division supplied staff to serve as equity champions.

Deliverables:

Specific deliverables will be discussed during the interview process, but may include the following:

• Assist the ETF POC to implement equity actions with the agency to better serve marginalized populations.

• Prepare and release weekly agenda

• Summarize meeting notes and due outs

• Prepare monthly progress reports

• Work with the data analyst and the ADVICE regional data team to analyze the status of diversity and inclusion in the R2 Workforce

• Prepare biweekly management status report

• Work with leads for each track (Internal Workforce and Program Team) to draft operational plan and its deliverables

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail-oriented, motivated, and organized

• Outgoing, friendly, and professional

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to create databases in Excel

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of partnership management

• Knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, techniques, and procedures

Requirements:

• Student volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in related fields such as emergency management, public health, liberal arts, business, environmental studies, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, public relations, etc. is recommended.

Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Recovery Division Student Volunteer

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Our Division is seeking student volunteers for our program areas: Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Policy Implementation, Field Operations, Business Management Office, Readiness, and the Front Office. The primary purpose of these internship positions is to help these areas with a variety of assignments such as preparing reports and written materials, tracking project status, updating SharePoint pages and other communications products, and employee engagement initiatives.

Public Assistance Division – The PA Branch is charged with delivery and implementation of the Public Assistance program to state, local, tribal, territorial, and private non-profit entities. The branch serves as point of contact for Applicants and Grantees addressing policy and process related questions ranging from scope and costs changes to time extensions and closeouts.

Individual Assistance – The IA mission is to ensure that disaster survivors have timely access to a full range of IA programs and services to maximize their recovery through coordination among local, state, federal, territorial, and tribal governments; voluntary agencies; and the private sector.

Readiness Section – The Readiness Branch is responsible for developing operational capacity, operational readiness (IM and IS professional development), and recovery exercise design.

Business Management Office – The BMO strives to build a culture of business excellence, leveraging expertise and intra-Division and inter-Division resources for collaboration and process improvements.

Field Operations Branch – The FOB delivers the Public Assistance Program in the field and is the main deployable workforce for PA.

Policy Implementation Branch – The PIB leads Division-level efforts on appeals, audits, arbitrations, and determination memos.

Front Office – The Front Office manages high level Division priorities set forth by the Division Director and Deputy Division Director.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov.


Position: Climate Initiative Student Volunteer – Mitigation Division

Organization: FEMA Region 2

4 Months ● Part-Time/Flexible ● Unpaid/College Credit

Summary:

Helping people before, during and after disasters is FEMA’s mission. Mitigation work focuses on breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage by providing resources to mitigate risks before and after disasters reducing loss of life, property damage, and environmental harm. To respond to White House Executive Orders regarding climate change impacts and equity, Region 2 created an innovative program called the Climate Adaptation Initiative Committee (CAIC), which is responsible for:

1. Increasing staff knowledge of best available climate science/measures to reduce harmful impacts of our changing climate.

2. Developing staff teams focused on acquiring in-depth knowledge of specific climate risks.

3. Supporting programmatic reviews within Region 2 to identify current work that is climate change informed and what changes are needed to implement harm-reduction strategies for predicted scientific risks.

Participants’ primary work will be to support the CAIC Facilitation Team and the Mitigation Division’s key programs.

Duties:

The Student Volunteer will support Mitigation’s Climate Adaptation Initiative Committee Facilitation Team, who collaborate with regional staff to workon projects for Federal, State level (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) and tribal, local governments within Region 2. The student will assist the Facilitation Team in organizing, managing, and facilitating CAIC deliverables which can include:

• Implementing working knowledge of environmental policies and broader climate adaptation practices.

• Evaluating programs, developing plans, conducting outreach, and attending meetings.

• Possessing a broad understanding of factors affecting underserved communities such as preparedness capabilities and resilience.

• Developing project plans.

• Assisting with current staff goals/objectives and daily office tasks.

• Participating in professional development trainings with subject matters experts.

• Creating reports, articles, presentations, trainings, etc. related to placement area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to communicate effectively in written and presentation formats.

• Ability to analyze current or projected operating programs.

• Comfortable with pulling and transforming data to provide relevant programmatic insight.

• Knowledge of continuity principles, practices, techniques, and procedures.

• Ability to plan and execute work.

Requirements:

• Student Volunteers must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program (Junior/Senior year level).

• Previous work or ongoing study in environmental studies, environmental justice, public health, liberal arts, business, external affairs, computer science, public administration, communications, training, economics, emergency management or public relations is recommended.

• Students must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with student visas/work permits are not eligible).

• Accepted students must complete a background investigation and suitability of employment prior to start date (this process can take 3 months or longer).

• Students must acknowledge that the position is unpaid.

• Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 15 working hours/week to their assigned role and report to the NYC office once a week.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Heleen Bennett, Program Specialist, National Preparedness Division, FEMA Region 2 heleen.bennett@fema.dhs.gov


Position: Hybrid Placement for Community Engagement Coordinator- Summer & Fall ’23

Organization: Icahn School of Medicine

Program description:

The TRIUMPH Study (TRansformIng YoUr Mental Health Through Prayer and Healing) is a five-year R01 grant study funded by the NIMH. This study employs church-based Community Health Workers (CHWs) to compare the effectiveness of Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) vs. Enhanced Usual Care (EUC) on depression and anxiety treatment engagement (www.letstriumphtogether.com). We aim to work with 30 Black churches and 60 CHWs to provide depression and anxiety care to individuals aged 18 years or older who live in the five boroughs of New York City.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

As a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will support the Program Manager of Icahn School of Medicine and be responsible for building relationships with participating churches across New York City. You will help support and contribute to the development and implementation of initiatives that increase the visibility of the study within those respective communities.

This is a hybrid Practicum position for up to 15 hours per week from May 2023 – May 2024 with an opportunity to extend through May 2025.

Community Engagement Coordinator Responsibilities:

● Participate in community outreach activities to educate congregants and church affiliates about the TRIUMPH study and increase enrollment numbers

● Screen community members for depressive and anxiety symptoms with study screener to determine eligibility for study

● Consent community members eligible for participation in the study

● Support virtual and in-person partnerships with established community events at participating churches

● Assist with the implementation of social media strategies across platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Qualifications:

● Be knowledgeable and experienced working with faith-based, urban, and African American communities

● Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to adapt communication styles

● Be available to attend evening and weekend community events

● Be experienced and comfortable working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds

● Be familiar with the socio-cultural factors (e.g., racism) that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African Americans

● Have experience engaging people virtually and in-person

● Have knowledge and experience with social media platforms and websites

● Treat fellow community members with professional courtesy, patience, and respect

Note: This site is interested to continue the work with the student while they are in their capstone course.

To apply, please email your resume to Catherine Squirewell at catherine.squirewell@mountsinai.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Policy Internship- Summer and Fall ’23

Organization: The Office of State Senator Gustavo Rivera

The Office of State Senator Gustavo Rivera is seeking energetic, talented, passionate internship candidates who are looking to improve the welfare of New York State through the legislative and policy-making processes. Candidates with an interest or background in the following policy areas are particularly encouraged to apply: health, criminal justice, finance, education, public safety, social services, transportation, or environmental justice. This is a perfect opportunity for students who are completing studies in public affairs, public policy, and urban planning to gain meaningful government experience.

Specific responsibilities will include: Conducting policy research; analyzing City and State policies and agency programs; developing and drafting policy recommendations; tracking and responding to agenda priorities; meeting with advocacy organizations, government agencies and officials, and stakeholders on a variety of issues; representing the Senate office at public events; and writing policy briefings and reports for the office.

Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Self-motivated, determined, and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively. Excel in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Strong problem-solving skills. Must have access to a computer and be able to meet at the district office, 2432 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10458, or e-check-in virtually once a week. Other than coming into the office, this internship is remote and can be done from home.

Start Date: September 1, 2023

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Interviews will only be scheduled until July 20, 2023

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to mcastell@nysenate.gov with the subject line Policy Internship.


Position: Hybrid Part-Time Clinical Assessor

Organization: Columbia Wellness Center

Program Description: The TRIUMPH Study (Transforming Your Mental Health Through Prayer and Healing) is a five-year R01 grant study funded by the NIMH. The goal of this project is to promote social justice and reduce racial disparities in mental health treatment. We are working with 30 Black churches and 60 CHWs to provide depression care to individuals aged 18 years or older and, who live in the five boroughs of NYC (www.letstriumphtogether.com)

Fieldwork Position Overview: This role will support the Project Coordinator of Columbia Wellness Center and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass conducting assessments with community members with elevated depression or anxiety symptoms.

The Clinical Assessor will have a strong understanding of the socio-cultural factors that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African American faith-based communities. The Clinical Assessor will develop and maintain relationships by conducting assessments to community members. The clinical assessor will also have a warm and personable approach in providing services to our community and someone who is flexible to meet the shifting needs of our target community, and enjoy working in teams.

This is a hybrid position for up to 15 hours per week through May 2023.

Clinical Assessor Responsibilities:

• You will conduct baseline, three-month and six-month assessments that measure among others, the following:

o Social determinants of health o Impact of racial discrimination

o Spirituality

o Social connectedness

o Symptoms of common mental health conditions (depression, substance use)

• You will be trained to conduct the diagnostic interview for major psychiatric disorders (MINI). Assessments will be implemented through the research database software, REDCap. Additional responsibilities may be required at the request of the Project Manager or Project Coordinator.

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Clinical, research, and/or personal experience working with people with DSM-5 mental disorders

• Strong writing skills and experience conducting literature reviews

• Knowledge of the socio-cultural factors (e.g., racism) that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African Americans

• Flexibility in work hours

• Ability to work with organizations of differing religious faiths (e.g., Christian and Muslim), racial / ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic status

To apply, please email your resume to no2386@cumc.columbia.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

Harlem United’s Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) conducts an annual Patient Satisfaction Survey to collect input from patients of the primary care, behavioral health, and dental clinics, regarding their satisfaction with our health services and recommendations for improvement. This fieldwork project will involve administering the electronic/paper patient satisfaction survey to patients, conducting at least one focus group with patients, data analysis and a summary report with recommendations for improvement to our services based on findings from the survey and focus groups.

Student Qualifications

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies and techniques
  • Able to work onsite at Harlem United’s FQHC for data collection.
  • Able to work remotely and independently when not needed onsite.
  • Able to speak Spanish and/or French a plus.
  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: Summer and Fall Field Placement for the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network’s Research Study-Beating the Odds: Living with HIV from Infancy to Adulthood (Protocol Number 2003-001)

Organization: National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network’s Research Study

Program description:  The purpose of this research study is to gain deeper insight into the quality of life, mental health, medication adherence, and viral suppression of young adults with perinatally acquired HIV and to explore the impact of the healthcare service delivery systems on the lives of this group as they transitioned from pediatric to adolescent care, and finally to adult care. The study will collect both qualitative and quantitative data.

Fieldwork Position Overview:  This role will support the Principal Investigator Dr. Ivy Turnbull of the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network and the AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families and the Co-Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cabrera manage the collection, maintenance, and analysis of study data as well as engage with potential study participants. Additionally, working under the supervision of the principal and co-investigator and in tandem with the research team this position will coordinate research activities, conduct, and interpret statistical analyses and prepare presentations.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from May to August 2023. (~12 hours/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer term. We are additionally seeking a student for the fall 2023 term, from August to December 2023.

Research Assistant Fieldwork Responsibilities:  

  • Knowledge of public health and a willingness to learn about HIV health topics.
  • Create engaging social media content to publicize and promote the research study.
  • Conduct literature reviews and public health policy research on HIV and related health care delivery systems using internet resources, public health updates and maintain citation databases.
  • Assist with virtual focus group sessions and engage with potential study participants to obtain study informed consent.
  • Assist with data collection and coordination of study activities, create datasets for analysis, interpret results, perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and ensure data quality and confidentiality.
  • Communicate with co-investigators and assist in the preparation of preliminary manuscripts and presentations.
  • Other activities as assigned by the PI and/or Co-PI.Qualifications:
  • Graduate student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing with a concentration in public health, health policy, epidemiology, research methods, community health and social sciences or equivalent.
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, analytic, and interpretive skills.
  • Highly organized with superior writing and communication skills. ability to multitask, problem solve, and work under strict deadlines.
  • Experience working with electronic databases and spreadsheets with proficiency with appropriate analytic software and tools such as Qualtrics and Nvivo in particular.Other activities as assigned by the PI and/or Co-PI.To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to nbwhan@nbwhan.org, driturnbull@gmail.com, and cabrerab43@gmail.com.

Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement for EMU Health – Policy Positions

Organization: EMU Health

Program description:

EMU Health was founded in 2016 by Daniel J. Lowy. Since its inception, EMU Health’s main goal has been to provide high-quality, evidence-based healthcare that’s both effective and convenient for men and women in Queens, New York, and the entire NYC metro area. In addition to providing specialty services such as cardiology and interventional radiology, EMU Health is proud to offer services dedicated specifically to the health of women. The team of board-certified doctors at EMU Health strive to provide each individual with the care they deserve, regardless of how complex their condition may be. We treat each of our patients as the individuals they are, taking the time to deliver compassionate medical care that suits their unique needs. We are proud to make a positive impact in our patients’ lives by providing them with on-site diagnostic services and personalized, cutting-edge treatment plans.

EMU Health is seeking two students for summer ’23 fieldwork, one for each of the positions below:

Fieldwork Position #1 Overview:

This role will support the CEO of Emu Health and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities will be in service of supporting Emu Health leadership with their plan to pitch to stakeholders that cardiac catheterization be permitted in surgery centers.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from end of May to mid-August of 2023 (~15 hours/week). The position will be a hybrid role and will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer 2023 semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a stipend for successfully completing this opportunity.

 Fieldwork Position #2 Overview:

This role will support the CEO of Emu Health and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. Total joint procedures have begun to migrate from hospital to ambulatory surgical settings. The fieldwork student will write a policy paper to promote this to relevant stakeholders, among other related activities.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from end of May to mid-August of 2023 (~15 hours/week). The position will be a hybrid role and will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH Summer 2023 semester. The fieldwork recipient will receive a stipend for successfully completing this opportunity.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

  • Literature reviews
  • Policy research
  • Proposal and presentation development
  • Hybrid attendance
  • Working with Emu Health CEO and leadership
  • Other related tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing
  • Strong Excel skills or willingness to take an online training course

To apply, please email your resume and why you are interested in the position to Hannah Stuart Lathan, CUNY SPH Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services: Hannah.Lathan@sph.cuny.edu.


Position: Shape Up NYC Intern

Organization: The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation manages 14 percent of the land in New York City with facilities ranging from playgrounds and large parks, to tranquil wooded areas and more than 14 miles of beaches. Parks serve as New Yorkers’ backyards, as vital meeting areas for outdoor play and recreation – but also as an important tool in mitigating the effects of climate change, critical engines for economic growth and development.

NYC Parks’ mission is to grow, maintain, and program a world-class park system prioritizing equity, access, safety, and nature. Highlights of Parks’ work over the last year include:

• Expanding our tree canopy by planting a milestone 13,000 trees in FY22 — more trees than were planted in the past five fiscal years

• Building and improving our spaces with more than 600 capital projects across the city in progress

• Increasing hours at nine of our Recreation Centers, giving New Yorkers greater access to positive programming and safe spaces

The work of our staff goes far beyond the maintenance of New York City’s nearly 30,000 acres and more than 2.5 million trees. Parks is the City’s leading programmer of cultural, athletic, and social activities, including nature walks, volunteer programs, sports clinics, historic house tours, and much more. In addition, Parks produces special events, concerts and movie premieres, and manages agreements with more than 300 businesses that operate on public parkland.

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Shape Up NYC is a group fitness program managed by NYC Parks that offers free weekly fitness classes for adults and seniors at indoor facilities and parks across the five boroughs. This summer, NYC Parks seeks an intern to assist the Shape Up NYC team with a program evaluation to measure impact. This evaluation will include participant surveys and focus groups, with the goal of quantifying the physical, mental, and social-emotional health outcomes of Shape Up NYC program participants.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Evaluation

• Collect participant surveys through in-person class visits as well as via email to registered participants.

• Conduct four focus groups to gather additional qualitative data on issues of social connection and social support.

• Coordinate with partner organizations gathering biometric data on Shape Up participants.

• Enter pilot program attendance into tracking system.

Administrative Support

• Assist the Shape Up NYC team in supporting sponsor-led health workshops, including scheduling with host sites.

• Conduct site visits throughout the five boroughs to monitor Shape Up NYC classes, gather surveys, and take photos or videos that could be used for social media.

Community Outreach

• Support Shape Up NYC and Recreation teams at large-scale public events.

• Participate in community outreach activities such as occasional health fairs.

• Recruit organizations to act as Shape Up host sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

• Update outreach materials including flyers, slide decks, and other information for social media.

QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL SKILLS/AREAS OF INTEREST

We are looking for interns who are passionate about community health, fitness, and/or sports and can share that enthusiasm with New Yorkers with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Preferred Skills:

• Experience working with community groups or organizations

• Strong public speaking skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to conduct community outreach, focus groups, and make presentations to community groups

• Experience in survey administration

• Strong project management/multi-tasking abilities

• Creative problem solving skills

• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

• Availability to lead and/or attend occasional events during evening and weekend hours

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

• Graduate or undergraduate-level epidemiology and biostatistics coursework and experience analyzing data

• Commitment or demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public administration, public health, or community organizing.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email cover letter and resume to Leslie.Nusblatt@parks.nyc.gov

SALARY RANGE

Unpaid


Position: Graduate Intern

Organization: Fordham University

The Office of Prevention & Support at Fordham University seeks interested MPH (or related graduate programs) graduate students looking to complete their required field placement/internship or practicum for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 academic year.

This will be an integrative public health learning experience where the student will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical academic training from coursework to real world experiences. Through this internship, the student will have the ability to increase competency for a professional career in public health and work on a project of interest with results supporting a paper/project or any deliverables required by specific graduate program.

Requirements

· Must be a current graduate student working towards an MPH (or other related degree)

· Must be able to work in-person and commute on site to Rose Hill Campus

· Good academic standing Positive reference from University staff or faculty

·  Positive reference from University staff or faculty

Fieldwork Project

· Implementation of cannabis and alcohol interventions for college students

· Conduct community engagement events

· Oversee health promotion programming

Compensation:

This graduate internship role offers an hourly pay rate of $21.50 per hour with a maximum of 19 hours per week. This fieldwork site also provides office space and necessary materials in order to complete the project.

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to: prevention@fordham.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!


Position: Summer 2023 Fieldwork Placement for CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative – Cannabis Equity Project Opening

Organization: CUNY SPH Harlem Health Initiative

Program Description: This project is a joint initiative by CUNY SPH faculty and Capstone students, Harlem Health Initiative, Manhattan Community Board 10, and Marcus Meets Malcolm. The project is led by Dr. Cheryl Smith of MMM, Tomisha Hicks of HHI, and Dr. Sean Haley of CUNY SPH. Based on community feedback, there is a clear need for community trainings surrounding cannabis educational/information, specific to Harlem. This project is using findings from available literature, synthesis of current policy and data from the Harlem community to support the Cannabis Webinar series, which aims to bring together multiple community voices and perspectives on cannabis in Harlem, and health policy analysis efforts to understand the impact of cannabis legalization in Harlem.

Fieldwork Position Overview: This role will support Dr. Cheryl Smith of Marcus Meets Malcolm and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass supporting the Cannabis Webinar series, which aims to bring together multiple community voices and perspectives on cannabis in Harlem, and health policy analysis efforts to understand the impact of cannabis legalization in Harlem.

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours from [May to August] [2023]. (~12 hours/week) The position will conclude at the close of the CUNY SPH summer.

Fieldwork Responsibilities:

· Communicate and collaborate with community organizations, elected officials, city agencies, SPH faculty, and other relevant stakeholders

· Assist with the development and presentation for internal and external/community meetings

· Facilitate internal and external/community meetings or presentations as needed

· Create engaging social media content to publicize and promote Cannabis Webinar series

· Conduct policy research on cannabis-related issues using Internet resources, legal updates, and by attending community meetings

· Create digital materials surrounding health equity & cannabis

· Attend community meetings held by relevant organizations in the cannabis realm, including Community Boards, Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), Dormitory Authority of the State of NY (DASNY), CUNY SPH, and others as appropriate

· Other activities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing

• Strong writing skills and attention to detail

• Strong time management skills

• Interest (and experience preferred) in community outreach and engagement.

To apply, please email your resume to Deborah.Levine@sph.cuny.edu and Tomisha.Hicks94@sphmail.cuny.edu


Position: Summer or Fall 2023 Fieldwork Placement – Community Nutritionist

Organization: Food Bank For New York City

Program description:Food Bank For New York City is the largest hunger relief organization in the five boroughs. Food Bank has since provided more than 1.2 billion meals for New York City. We employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Fieldwork Position Overview:

This role will support the Community Dietitian of Food Bank and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner. The position’s responsibilities encompass developing and conducting nutrition education workshops, nutrition handouts, and food demonstrations to the community. Additionally, the intern may help with food distributions in the pantry or soup kitchen as well as any special events that may occur throughout their time with Food Bank (i.e., Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program distribution, Healthy Halloween distribution, One Coat distribution).

This is a fieldwork position, totaling 180 hours 35 hours/week if full time and 10-15 hours/week if part time. There are several time frames to choose from below. Please note schedule can be flexible and we are happy to work with your schedule!

  • June – July
  • July – August
  • August – September
  • September – October
  • October – November
  • November – December

Community Nutritionist Fieldwork Responsibilities:

• Develop engaging and informative nutrition workshops on topic of your choice

• Create nutrition handout that highlights the main takeaways of your workshop

• Create and demonstrate a balanced and delicious recipe for participants to try

• Create a short pre and post survey that corresponds with the workshop

• Using items in the food pantry create a balanced recipe for Food Bank’s weekly Tasting Thursday

• Assist with food pantry distribution when needed

• Assist with special events when needed

Qualifications:

• Student at CUNY SPH in good academic standing.

• Positive and flexible attitude

• Interest or background in nutrition.

To apply, please contact Food Bank’s Community Dietitian, Melanie Zuniga with your resume to mzuniga@foodbanknyc.org


Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

In 2019, Harlem United partnered with other Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement Trauma Informed Care as a model of care. Trauma Informed Care is an approach designed to recognize and respond appropriately to the effects of all types of trauma in individuals and communities. This model emphasizes holistic understanding of combinations of factors- such as adverse childhood experiences, poverty, racism and historical trauma- that can lead to physical and psychological health difficulties, especially among HIV+ individuals.

Harlem United’s current project is to conduct an assessment of all its physical locations for potential trauma triggers. This includes looking at lighting, acoustics, color schemes and more. By conducting this assessment, we hope to create a safe and healing space for our clients. We are proud to take part in making this change for our community!

The fieldwork project would entail analyzing the data and writing a final report summarizing key findings.

The fieldwork student would be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with key organizational leaders on our Trauma Informed Care committee
  • Conducting onsite physical assessments of all Harlem United Facilities
  • Cleaning assessment data and preparing it for data analysis.
  • Write a final report summarizing key findings and recommendations for improvement to our services.

Student Qualifications

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team.

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: Fieldwork Student

Organization: Harlem United

Organization Description

For over 30 years, Harlem United has led the charge as the agency of last resort for underserved communities of color, going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community with resilience, passion, and willingness. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, our services include high-quality healthcare, supportive and emergency housing, harm reduction, and other supportive services that address the continual changes of our client communities.

Project Description

Since 2020, Harlem United has been collecting standardized comprehensive baseline assessment and 6-month reassessment data on clients enrolled in our supportive services programs. Thus, we have several years of secondary data that can be analyzed to examine the impact of our services on clients and client outcomes. The fieldwork project would entail analyzing the data and writing a final report summarizing key findings.

The fieldwork student would be responsible for:

  • Cleaning assessment data and preparing it for data analysis.
  • Identifying 2-3 research questions that can be answered from the data set. Questions could be related to how clients change over time (e.g., stabilize, reduce risk) and/or correlations between variables such as housing status and HIV viral load.
  • Analyze data based on each research question.
  • Write a final report summarizing key findings and recommendations for improvement to our services.

Student Qualifications

  • Experience working at a multi-service, community-based organization in an urban setting. Specific experience with primary health care, HIV, and/or harm reduction services a plus
  • Strong data analytical skills and experience with statistical software.
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Able to work remotely and independently while still maintaining active engagement in the process and with other members of the Evaluation team.

Preceptor Contact Information

Danielle Strauss, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President of Evaluation & Population Health

Dstrauss@harlemunited.org

212-803-2850 Ext. 2452

646-675-9918

Application Instructions

  • Interested students should submit their resume to the agency Preceptor for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position: RESEARCH ASSISTANT: FOOD ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD ACCESS SURVEYS – SEEKING MANDARIN, CANTONESE, AND RUSSIAN SPEAKERS!

Organization Name: CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Company Website: https://cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org/engage-with-us/

Company Description: The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute works across disciplines and sectors to make the food system just, healthy, and resilient. Using evidence provided by our research, we advocate for policy change to address food-related health disparities. Examples are policies to prevent diabetes and obesity in communities of color, improve school food, and reduce predatory marketing of unhealthy food. With our partners we develop strategies to address the root causes of urban food problems. We work with communities, governments, businesses, and social movements to tackle poverty, racism, and inequality, the drivers of food inequities. We engage those most affected by injustices in research and action.

Position Overview: This role will support the Director of Evaluation of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and help ensure that the team meets greater program goals and deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

Position Details:

• Format: Hybrid, with some in person data collection in NYC

• Start Date / Duration: April 1, 2023

• Timing: Research assistants must commit to working for at least 60 hours on site collecting data, with potential to increase if interested. Weekly schedules can be flexible but must be completed between the hours of 10am-6pm.

• Salary / Stipend: The hourly rate for this position is $22 an hour.

Position Responsibilities:

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is seeking multiple bi-lingual research assistants to conduct street intercept and telephone surveys about New Yorker’s experiences with their food environment and various food access programs.

Qualifications: Responsibilities:

Preferred candidates will demonstrate experience in conducting street intercept or telephone based surveys or interviews.

Research assistants must be fluent in at least one of the following languages:

• Mandarin

• Cantonese

• Russian

• MPH and dietetic intern students are encouraged to apply.

Questions: please contact Katy Tomaino Fraser at katherine.tomaino@sph.cuny.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

To Apply: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience to: katherine.tomaino@sph.cuny.edu. Include in the subject of your email: Research Assistant: Food Environment and Food Access Surveys.


Position: Intern for The Bureau of Communicable Disease

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Job Description: The Bureau of Communicable Disease tracks over 70 infectious diseases and investigates disease outbreaks in New York City. The Bureau investigates approximately 30 foodborne outbreaks a year and participates in many multi-state investigations. The Bureau seeks a qualified individual to work as a foodborne epidemiologist to perform investigations of food and waterborne illness and to interface with other city, state and national agencies regarding foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations.

Investigate reported foodborne disease cases which includes conducting detailed hypothesis-generating interviews with patients. Assist with foodborne outbreak investigations. Conduct data entry, data management, and data analysis of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak data. Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau where necessary.

Hours: 35 hours/week (full time) during the summer and approximately 20 hours/week during the school year, flexible daytime and evening hours from 9am-7pm.

Start date: May/June 2023 with possibility of beginning during spring 2023. Seeking candidates who will stay on for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.

Pay scale: Starting pay $18.30/hour. Rate increased to $19.90/hour upon commencement of second year of graduate study.

Location: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Residency Requirement: New York City residency within the five boroughs is required within 90 days of appointment.

Duties: Successful candidates will assist foodborne disease epidemiologists with the following activities:

• Surveillance for foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin producing e.coli infections. Collection of case data from health care providers and interviewing case-patients about their illness and exposures;

• Outbreak investigations;

• Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects;

• Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau of Communicable Disease where necessary. Essential qualifications:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; • Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology;

• Currently enrolled in a graduate (MPH, MS or PhD) program in public health or related field;

• Incoming students encouraged to apply.

Interested students should: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lan Li (E-mail: lli@health.nyc.gov).


Position: Growing and Learning Together Through Play (GLTTP) Intern

Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE) NYC

Address:  89-50 164th Street, Suite 2F, NY, 11432

Contact: Jennifer Tiffany

Phone: 607-255-1942

Email: jst5@cornell.edu

About the Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, businesses, families and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities. We offer a curriculum to parents of young children that promotes learning and development through play.

Position: The Growing and Learning Together Through Play Intern will support implementation of the “Growing and Learning Together Through Play” (GLTTP) program in New York City by collaborating with project leaders and educators on supporting, administrating, and evaluating the curriculum offered to parents of young children, ages 2 to 5 years.

The GLTTP program teaches parents and caregivers to leverage play activities to foster learning and promote skills to support academic achievement. There are 8 lessons designed to promote parents’ knowledge of children’s development and ways to foster this development through play activities. The sessions are titled as follows: 1. the role of play in early childhood, 2. getting to know your child’s interest in play, 3. discipline, play and learning, 4. young children and screen time, 5. language development, 6. tools to promote spatial skills, 7. Play and STEM, and, 8. from knowing to growing. College interns will be trained on learning the GLTTP curriculum and collaborating with educators to help deliver the curriculum. Afterwards, they will gain experience with program evaluation through administering the evaluations and later, with the initial review of participant evaluation of the curriculum. Finally, interns will collaborate with the educator and researcher to explore how to adapt the existing curriculum to better fit with parents’ interests and needs for promoting their child’s development and school readiness.

Participation in ongoing team meetings with other GLTTP interns and project leaders is required. The interns will participate in weekly project team debriefs to discuss progress and challenges, brainstorm solutions, and determine next steps for program implementation.

Schedule: Full – time summer position (30 – 35 hours per week)

Salary:  N/A, students will receive college credit as appropriate

To Apply: Interested students should email Resume and Statement of Interest to Jennifer Tiffany (jst5@cornell.edu) with subject line “Growing and Learning Together Through Play Project Intern”


Position: Outreach Intern

Organization: Sustainable Snacks

Sustainable Snacks is a dynamic, Bronx-based start-up on a mission to promote public health through better snacking (SustainableSnacks.co). We also sustain our community through Health Education initiatives, including our latest ‘Salud Mía’ campaign run in partnership with the New York City Department of Health (SaludMia.nyc).

Job Description:

● Participate in community outreach activities in the Bronx and distribute health education literature on the ground 3 days per week

● Interface with clients; present materials and answer questions in an accessible manner

● Participate in surveys conducted by DoHMH, and distribute surveys to community

● Collect and track data (i.e. number of community members engaged, and highlights)

● Help gather community stories and experiences

● Attend trainings

Requirements: Academic background or 2+ years experience in community health; Fluent in English and Spanish.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week until June 30th, 2023

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hola@saludmia.nyc. Please include Outreach Intern in the subject line.

Sustainable Snacks/Salud Mía is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Choose Health Action Teen Program Intern

Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE) NYC

Address: 445 E 148th Street, Bronx, NY, 10455

Contact: Jennifer Tiffany

Phone: 607-255-1942

Email: jst5@cornell.edu

About the Organization: Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, businesses, families and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities. Our Family and Youth Development programs support the development of these varied audiences by strengthening knowledge, skills and awareness in the areas of youth development, science and technology, healthy living and parenting through school-based and out of school programming.

Position Overview: The Choose Health Action Teen Intern will support implementation of the “Choose Health Food, Fun and Fitness” (CHFFF) 4-H program in New York City by training and mentoring NYC teen teachers who will teach 8-12 year olds about healthy eating and active living and promote overall health and wellbeing among youth and their families.

The CHAT program teaches teens to facilitate the CHFFF lessons for elementary and/or middle school aged youth. There are 6 CHFFF lessons designed to promote positive habits related to consumption of fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks, sugary drinks, water, and whole grains; as well as food choices when eating out, and physical activity. College interns will be trained using the CHAT curriculum. Afterwards, they will provide training for the teen teachers who will teach the CHFFF lessons to youth participants. In addition, interns will support the youth agency staff who will provide ongoing guidance to the teen teachers throughout the duration of the summer project.

The CHAT intern will support data collection, data entry and reporting for this project. The intern will provide feedback/ suggestions to improve program effectiveness. Interns will administer evaluation forms to youth participants and teen teachers, including the CHAT and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) evaluation surveys. They will also be responsible for preparing the data for submission for analysis at Cornell University.

Participation in ongoing team meetings with other CHAT interns and project leaders is required. The interns will participate in weekly project team debriefs to discuss progress and challenges, brainstorm solutions, and determine next steps for program implementation. Interns will conduct weekly meetings with teen teachers to gain insight regarding their perspectives on their interactions with the youth participants and the impact of the program on their knowledge, skills and behaviors related to healthy eating, physical fitness and leadership.

Schedule: Full – time summer position (30 – 35 hours per week)

Salary: N/A, students will receive college credit as appropriate

To Apply: Interested students should email Resume and Statement of Interest to Hannah Stuart Lathan (hannah.lathan@sph.cuny.edu) with subject line “Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT) Project Intern”


Position: Spring ’23 Project Management, Communications, or Nonprofit Program Support Intern

Organization: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL)

Timeframe: Spring 2023 – Length of internship based on alignment & availability

Duties:

Duties will vary, depending on current project status and intern interests, however emphasis will be placed on one or more of the following activities: 1) communications, including creating member or program specific communications and visual content including infographics and other products, summarizing publications, preparing event advertisements, 2) project management, including task organization and management, creating management spreadsheets, 3) program support, particularly for equity-grounded leadership initiatives, including basic data analysis, survey development, and other duties as assigned. The CBHL Director of Operations will identify specific tasks and activities aligned with intern interests and skill sets.

Qualifications:

College (junior or above preferred) or graduate student. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Organized, self-directed work style. Strong critical thinking skills. Design skills (Canva, etc.). Ability to ensure the confidentiality of all CBHL data and information.

Notes:

Skill development includes project management, communications, data collection & management, organization of information, strategic thinking, time management, and exposure to non-profit management. CBHL is particularly interested in interns with a demonstrated interest in health equity, social justice, and/or behavioral health.

Application Process:

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating interest to CBHL Director of Operations, Aly Feye, at afeye@leaders4health.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who submit materials by March 6.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)- Job ID 1263

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred. 

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 12-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov.

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred. 

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 13-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov.

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Food Justice Intern- Food Distribution Program 

Organization: The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Our Mission

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) supports young women and gender-expansive youth of color throughout New York City in leveraging their inner power to shape a better future for themselves, their community, and the world.  Through free, year-round, innovative programming we connect young people with their passions, celebrate their curiosity, and channel their creative energy.  Together, we are building a just and equitable future filled with  “Joy. Power. Possibility.

Every year, hundreds of youth ages 10–23 visit our  Center for Community facility where we offer after-school, weekend and summer programming in STEM, Arts, Digital Media, Sound, Wellness, Civic Engagement and Leadership. Our 35,000 sq. ft facility includes a Maker Shop for coding and robotics; Environmental Studies lab for STEM exploration; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media, film and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Studio for fashion and material arts; an expansive and productive rooftop farm; full Culinary Education Center; and 64-seat dome planetarium.

For over two decades, the Girls Club has offered innovative nutrition, food justice, urban farming, and culinary education. Since the start of the pandemic, we have deepened our impact through our food distribution efforts serving our community. In response to rising food insecurity, the Girls Club launched a food pantry in March 2020 to offer shelf-stable items and fresh produce to families and individuals in need. Today, we serve approximately 2,000 residents each month. We have distributed over 190,000 meals since 2020, many of which have been delivered to home-bound residents of NYCHA public housing. In 2022, our food pantry distribution has been bolstered by weekly donations of fresh produce from the Union Square Greenmarket.

The main responsibilities of the Food Justice Intern would include:

·  Assist with the daily operations of the food pantry working closely under the Food Justice Coordinator

·  Assist with daily unloading, shelving, stocking, and organizing of deliveries

·  Along with pantry staff, manage food inventory and pantry storage space

·  Assist and support pantry clients, treating each client with respect and discretion

·  Create recipes for our clients (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese, etc.) based off of the ingredients pantry clients receive and utilizing healthy ingredients

·  Maintain a positive, supportive and constructive attitude and disposition with clients, staff and volunteers at all times both during pantry service and after hours

·  Illustrate time management skills and effectively communicate with coordinator

·  Work with & support pantry volunteers during stock maintenance, pantry setup, and operation

In addition, the intern must be able to receive school credit, OR have secured external funding, to support their internship.

Please contact the Interim Director, Sarah Batchu at sarah.batchu@girlsclub.org.


Position: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern (Remote)

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hepatitis Program at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease is looking for a motivated intern. The intern will work on several aspects of hepatitis C and B surveillance, including case investigations, data analysis and requests. We are looking for a student, ideally someone in their first year of an MPH program.

The position is available immediately and will end at the completion of one academic year or upon graduation.

**This position also qualifies for fieldwork experience for MPH with CUNY School of Public Health**

Specifically, duties will include but are not limited to:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct provider and patient interviews for case investigations
  • Support analysis and management of DOHMH hepatitis surveillance data
  • Prepare summary lists or reports, as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an MPH program, preferably completion of first year of MPH;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to learn SAS;
  • Experience working with patients preferred.

Position Reports to: Viral Hepatitis Program, Surveillance

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week (Fall-Spring); up to 34 hours per week (Winter/Summer)

Length of Position: 13-14 months

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, with cover letter, to: chwang@health.nyc.gov

Indicate the following in the Subject line: CUNYinternship_your name.


Position: Summer ’23 Intern

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Foodborne disease group at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease has openings for new interns. Details of the position are as follows:

Hours: 35 hours/week (full time) during the summer and approximately 20 hours/week during the school year, flexible daytime and evening hours from 9am-7pm.

Start date: May/June 2023 with possibility of beginning during spring 2023. Seeking candidates who will stay on for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.

Pay scale: Starting pay $18.30/hour. Rate increased to $19.90/hour upon commencement of second year of graduate study.

Location: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Residency Requirement: New York City residency within the five boroughs is required within 90 days of appointment.

Duties: Successful candidates will assist foodborne disease epidemiologists with the following activities:

• Surveillance for foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin producing e.coli infections. Collection of case data from health care providers and interviewing case-patients about their illness and exposures;

• Outbreak investigations;

• Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects;

• Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau of Communicable Disease where necessary.

Essential qualifications:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology;

• Currently enrolled in a graduate (MPH, MS or PhD) program in public health or related field;

• Incoming students encouraged to apply.

Interested students should: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lan Li (E-mail: lli@health.nyc.gov).


Position: Full-Time Food Policy Research Fellow

Organization: Met Council

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The New York State Food Policy Research Fellow will report directly to our Food Policy Manager and collaborate directly with our Food Policy Coalition Building Fellow to assess the statewide need for kosher and halal emergency food and benefits access. The Fellow will analyze publicly available data and generate additional quantitative data to evaluate the need and available resources within the specific geographic locations of Jewish and Muslim communities throughout NYS. Additionally, the Fellow will work to develop multiple deliverables based on this outreach and analysis, including a formal policy report that includes detailed geospatial analysis along with state and local policy recommendations. In addition to specific research work, the Food Policy Fellow will represent Met Council in interviews and meetings focusing on food insecurity and cultural competency and work closely with like-minded organizations throughout New York City and State. This position requires an individual able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, with a background in local and state emergency food programming, NYS food and nutrition policy, and data collection and quantitative research methods, along with a strong interest in hunger, nutrition, and cultural competency issues, and the experience and ability to work and communicate with a variety of audiences.

Please note: This is a temporary fellowship expected to extend through December 2023.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Data Collection & Analysis

  • Utilize data tools, such as those from the US Census, American Community Survey, and other resources, to develop a profile of Jewish and Muslim Communities in Met Council’s current service area; Use these data points to search for similar community characteristics throughout New York State;
  • Locate, track, and map the location of pantries, places of worship, and other physical landmarks relevant to Jewish and Muslim communities that could serve as potential community markers and partners or coalition members.
  • Utilize the information gleaned from publicly available data to conduct qualitative analysis of communities in New York State; This may include interviews, surveys, and possibly focus groups;
  • Create a database of contact information complete with relevant data for all New York State Jewish and Muslim food supports.

Reporting

  • In collaboration with our Coalition Building Fellow and Food Policy Manager, utilize the quantitative and geospatial data collected to draft a formal report on Jewish and Muslim Food Insecurity and emergency food programming in NYS, including tangible policy recommendations;
  • Build an advocacy platform, complete with NYS legislative goals and timelines, based on the report and recommendations included in this study.

Policy and Advocacy Support

  • Act as a supporting expert on public policies that impact communities served by Met Council Food Programs and our partner organizations;
  • Develop briefs, reports, and other materials for target audiences, including elected officials, foundations, corporate and individual donors, and the general public;
  • Draft policy messaging, including talking points and other content for advocacy use by Met Council’s Food Programs team.

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated interest in food and poverty policy.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal nutrition and food systems policies required.
  • Background in data collection and database management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate the work of others.

Skill and Education: 

  • Current Social Science Masters students or recent master’s recipients preferred (Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, Etc.); Minimum BA/BS required in Social Science or related field.
  • Proficiency with Arc GIS and MS Excel (other data analysis tools, including R, Stata, or SPSS, preferred but not required).
  • General knowledge of statistics, including the ability to read and understand quantitative and qualitative analysis and to possibly conduct small-scale statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office and Office 365 applications.
  • Flexibility to work independently, coordinate the work of others, and grow with a small team of researchers exploring a new area of research.
  • Hybrid work availability (NYC/NYS).

Physical Demands: 

  • Required Constantly: Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger
  • dexterity, and coordination of hand, eye, and foot.
  • Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs.).
  • Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling.

Special Requirements: 

  • Possible travel throughout NYC and NYS using either public or personal transportation.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Compensation: $50,000 per year

To start your application, see link here.


Position: Part-Time Food Coalition Fellow

Organization: Met Council

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The New York State Food Coalition Fellow will report to our Food Policy manager and collaborate regularly with our Food Policy Research Fellow to build a statewide coalition of Jewish and Muslim food insecurity stakeholders. The Fellow will collect original qualitative data throughout New York State and then utilize this data along with additional data from outreach and stakeholder input to assess the need and available resources within the specific geographic locations of these communities. Additionally, the Fellow will work to develop multiple deliverables based on this outreach and analysis, including a formal policy report that includes detailed state and local policy recommendations and a plan for continued outreach and coalition work. In addition to specific outreach and convening, the Food Coalition Fellow will represent Met Council in interviews and meetings focusing on food insecurity and cultural competency and work closely with like-minded organizations throughout New York City and State. This position requires a passionate and thoughtful individual with a background in local and state emergency food programming, NYS food and nutrition policy, and coalition building, along with a strong interest in hunger, nutrition, equity, and cultural competency and the experience and ability to work and communicate with a variety of audiences.

Please note: This is a temporary fellowship expected to extend through December 2023.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Coalition Building

  • Partnering with the Food Policy Research Fellow and Met Council’s Agency Relations team and other key stakeholders, utilize various search engines and statewide databases to identify communities of Jewish and Muslim New Yorkers throughout NYS;
  • Within these communities, identify key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations that provide or could provide emergency food services or supports and engage them in possible statewide coalition building;
  • Conduct regular outreach including interviews, focus groups, and visits.
  • Establish and manage a statewide coalition of Jewish and Muslim emergency food providers and stakeholders.
  • Build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations.
  • Understand and relay the specific and diverse needs of different communities throughout New York State.
  • Guide organizations in advocacy and policy work if it is outside of their regular scope.
  • Create a meaningful collective of key stakeholders, direct service providers, and community organizations that can live on beyond this specific project.

Reporting

  • In collaboration with our Research Fellow and Food Policy Manager, utilize qualitative data collected and coalition feedback to draft a formal report on Jewish and Muslim Food Insecurity and emergency food programming in NYS, including tangible policy recommendations.
  • Build an advocacy platform, complete with NYS legislative goals and timelines, based on the report and recommendations and coalition work included in this study.

Policy and Advocacy Support

  • Develop briefs, reports, and other materials for target audiences, including elected officials, foundations, corporate and individual donors, and the general public.
  • Draft policy messaging, including talking points and other content for advocacy use by Met Council’s Food Programs team.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated interest in food and poverty policy.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal nutrition and food systems policies required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience interacting with a diverse set of stakeholders from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience forging and building relationships with community members, leaders, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate the work of others.

Skill and Education: 

  • Current Social Science Masters students or recent Masters recipients preferred (Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, Etc.); Minimum BA/BS required in Social Science or related field.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel (other data analysis tools, including R, Stata, or SPSS, preferred but not required).
  • General knowledge of statistics, including the ability to read and understand quantitative and qualitative analysis and to possibly conduct small-scale statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office and Office 365 applications.
  • Flexibility to work independently, coordinate the work of others, and grow with a small team of researchers exploring a new area of research.
  • Hybrid work availability (NYC/NYS).

Special Requirements:

  • Possible travel throughout NYC and NYS using either public or personal transportation.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 24/Part-time

Compensation: $30,000 per year

To start your application, see link here.


Position: The Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP)- Summer 2023 Internship

Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP) is a Maternal and Child Health leadership program and internship opportunity. GSEP is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has been around since 1997.  The program has trained over 400 students. After a four-year hiatus from 2017 to 2020, 44 students across two Summer cohorts have participated in the program since it relaunched in 2021. Click here to view a list of previous GSEP host sites and a summary of projects completed by GSEP interns. The application process, orientation, and 10-week summer internship experience are led by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Students will receive a $7,000 stipend provided by AMCHP.

GSEP 2023 will be a full-time, 40 hour per week remote experience requiring no relocation. While the internship will be remote, student interns will have the opportunity for optional in-person site visits during the first three weeks of their internships, with travel and lodging covered by AMCHP. The virtual experience creates an opportunity for a more inclusive program, ensuring that students who might have been unable to relocate for the summer due to expense or commitment will be able to participate. Remote work also expands the list of possible host sites that may have been limited due to location or cost of living (e.g., those in Hawaii, Alaska, U.S. Territories, or Freely Associated States). For the full program timeline, please click here.

What kind of students are we looking for?

We’re building the college-to-work pipeline. We’re looking for currently enrolled graduate students with a strong, demonstrated interest in epidemiology and maternal and child health (inclusive of youth with special health care needs).  Epidemiology degree seekers are preferred.  Specifically, we want to expose students to three different career tracks/options for epidemiologists in the MCH field across all MCH population domains:

  • Women/maternal health
  • Perinatal/infant health
  • Child health
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Adolescent health

Students will have the opportunity to engage more deeply in one or more tracks and domains through their internship projects. View and explore testimonials from previous GSEP interns here.

Steps required to apply for the 2023 Graduate Student Epidemiology Program:

1) Complete a student profile. Preview the student profile questions here.

2) Complete the student application. Preview the student application questions here.

3) Request one (1) letter of recommendation. Your recommender must upload their letter of recommendation before the application deadline of February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.

All three (3) steps listed above must be completed before 11:59 pm EST on February 22, 2023 in order for your application to be considered complete and move to the committee review process.

Student eligibility

Student interns should have completed at least a full year of graduate coursework prior to the start of the internship. Students must be either currently enrolled or <12 months post-graduation from an accredited masters or doctoral level program in epidemiology, MCH, or related discipline(s).

Trainees or fellows receiving a stipend must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, as evidenced by a currently valid Permanent Resident Card [USCIS Form I-551] or other legal verification of such status, by the start of the training grant, fellowship or traineeship, or award. A non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States. At this time, individuals holding an F-1 Visa (“Student Visa”) do not meet eligibility requirements.

Letter of recommendation guidance for students:

We require one (1) letter of recommendation as part of the application process. When you submit contact information for the person you want to write your letter, they will receive an e-mail from our system with a unique link to contribute a one-page letter (.docx or .pdf format) to your application. Recommenders will not be able to view the content of your application. Please communicate with your letter writer in advance to make sure they’re willing to submit something on your behalf before the application deadline of February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Note that we will not accept more than one (1) letter of recommendation.

When thinking about the person you want to write your letter of recommendation, consider asking someone who knows about your skills, aspirations, and drive well enough to write about why you would be a great fit for all aspects of the program – and your potential to contribute to the field of MCH epidemiology.

You can share this resource with your recommender. It describes what they should consider while writing their letter of recommendation and the steps they will take to upload their letter.

READY TO APPLY?

Apply Now 

The 2023 GSEP Student Application Period will be from January 12 – February 22, 2023. Applications must be complete and submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Interested in learning more? View the recording of the Interested Student Webinar here. You can find the presentation slides from the webinar here.

Please refer to this step-by-step guide that will walk you through the application process. Learn more about GSEP intern expectations here.

For questions about the GSEP student application and experience, please contact Mikayla Frye (mfrye@amchp.org ).


Position: Epi Scholars Program- Summer 2023 Internship

Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The NYC Epi Scholars program is a full-time, paid 10-12 week summer internship program for top graduate epidemiology students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Scholars receive supplemental training from senior researchers including training in theory, methods, and public health practice to enhance their understanding of the root causes of disease. All scholars have the opportunity to present their findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers. For many of the scholars this research internship is used to fulfill thesis requirements and often serves as an opportunity to develop a publishable paper or report.

Students in the Epi Scholars Program receive:

  • An allowance to defray expenses for a full-time 10-12 week summer internship.
  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers.
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice.
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS ®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®.
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers.
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and senior public h