By Joseph S Anzalone
ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (Cycle B); the deadline to apply is Thursday, September 17.
The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.
D-Prize wants to award up to $20,000 to alleviate poverty. Select one global health, energy, education, or corruption challenge and pitch your two-page idea to D-Prize by September 7. Up to 15 winners will be awarded seed capital and given support to launch a pilot. Join the competition at www.d-prize.org.
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) GPC Job Description Position_CGH_2 from September 2015-May 2016 to work approximately 20 hours per week. Dates and times can be flexible for a strong candidate, although Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays hours between 9am-5pm are preferred.
SSG is accepting applications for a Team Leader position to lead consultant teams in undertaking two assessments/evaluations of youth programs in Nicaragua on behalf of USAID/Nicaragua. The consultants will specifically analyze risk factors for youth in Nicaragua’s border regions and Caribbean Coast and look at various at-risk models for development. Both assessments will utilize participatory methods – engaging youth as both researchers and respondents.
The Team Leader(s) will provide technical direction and oversight for the complete assessment process, serve as the primary point of contact between USAID and the assessment team, and oversee resource management. Responsibilities will also include overseeing the orientation and coaching for youth assessors.
The anticipated level of effort is 50 days (including an anticipated 40 days of fieldwork in Nicaragua). The assignment will commence as soon as possible with a target of early June 2015.
- Demonstrated expertise in international youth in development, with substantial state of the art knowledge on positive youth development;
- MA or PhD in a related field;
- 10+ years of experience designing assessments specifically with non-traditional methodologies and youth-led research approaches as well as demonstrated experience working collaboratively with youth;
- A proven track record in terms of being highly qualified to lead, coordinate, and deliver assessments/evaluations (USAID experience strongly preferred);
- Experience managing other team members;
- Strong research and analytical skills and experience identifying and developing non-traditional, participatory methodologies for assessments/evaluations;
- Excellent writing/organizations skills and proven ability to deliver a high quality written assessment report and final deliverables;
- Bilingual English and Spanish language fluency preferred;
- Prior experience in the Latin America and Caribbean region required (Nicaragua experience highly desirable); and
- Ability to travel to various areas in Nicaragua to conduct assessment activities.
How To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please use the exact email subject line: Nicaragua Team Leader. Please also save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’ (e.g., Smith_Jane.pdf). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Are you fluent in Spanish? Would you like to participate in a research study in Nicaragua this summer?
BUSPH and the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Committee will be conducting a study of chronic kidney disease for 8 weeks following the end of the spring semester. Students will be involved in all phases of the study, from design to data collection to analysis. This activity is practicum-eligible.
If interested, please email me at email@example.com, ASAP.
Daniel Brooks, DSc
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health
The Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on countries with limited resources, and brings together faculty, fellows, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health educators, and managers to improve outcomes for children. They are working to establish centers of excellence in pediatric hematology and oncology in the developing world, and we are training the next generation of leaders.
They have internship opportunities for this summer and fall. See the description for more details: GHI Intern 2015_Program Evaluation in LMIC
MPH students are invited to meet Mirfin Mpundu the executive director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network based in Nairobi. This network is made up of about 38 Faith Based Organizations (FBO) in Africa and India that provide health services often in remote rural areas. He will be coming to talk about the organization, about the potential for practicum placements of MPH students especially pharmaceutical track students with the EPN secretariat and with the member organizations in different African Countries.
In April, Richard Laing attended the EPN Forum that was held in Nairobi in April 2014. A series of videos were made with different heads of these organizations that are available at http://www.bu.edu/ghblast/gh-practicum/videos-ecumenical-pharmaceutical/. For an interview in which Mirfin talks about the EPN organization please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05J1Yl2HyM
He will meet with students at 12 noon on Wednesday, 18th June in Room CT305, please RSVP here.
Agency: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
1120 20th Street, NW, Ste. 500 North,
Washington, DC, 20036.
Agency Description/Mission Statement:
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can thrive.
ICRW comprises social scientists, economists, public health specialists and demographers, all of whom are experts in gender relations. We are thought leaders driven by a passion to alleviate poverty and rectify injustice in the world. And we believe that women and girls – in collaboration with men and boys – are essential to the solutions. We know that when their quality of life improves, families are healthier and economies are stronger.
ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.
Practicum description/Scope of Work:
This is a 4 month unpaid internship working approximately 30 hours per week with the Stigma, Discrimination and Gender team, under the Global Health portfolio. The intern will be mentored in the content area of HIV-related stigma and discrimination reduction, building knowledge about the subject area, as well as have opportunities to make new contacts. The intern will primarily provide support to the Guyana HIV Reduction & Prevention Project funded by USAID via John Snow International.
- Code and assist with the post-assessment analysis of qualitative transcripts from needs assessment conducted in Guyana.
- Assist with preparing a needs assessment report that conveys the current HIV stigma and GBV reduction efforts in Guyana that can be leveraged, as well as gaps that need to be filled moving forward.
- Provide support to adapt ICRW’s HIV stigma reduction training materials and material on the use of protocols for GBV screening in the HIV services setting into a training workshop for NGO partners and government stakeholders in Guyana.
- Write reports, briefs, assessments, blogs, and assist with grant proposals on behalf of the Stigma team.
- Contribute to proposal development and fundraising activities
Minimum skills required/desired:
- Ability to plan ahead, strategize and use proficient time management skills to juggle multiple tasks at once
- Independent and self-starting
- Interest in the intersection between global health issues and social justice
- Strong writing and research skills
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Graduate coursework in qualitative research methods
- Experience with Atlas.Ti or NVivo (preferred)
Time / Dates of Availability:
Approximately 30 hours per week.
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in supporting stigma, discrimination and gender at an international nonprofit organization, as well as a curriculum vitae and 2 page writing sample at http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25z2g1kf2w1. Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest or skills that you would like to develop, if offered an internship.
Application deadline: Ongoing
Number of students requested: 1
Contact Information of Field Supervisor and/or Hiring Coordinator:
Phone number: 202-797-0007
Looking for someone to complete about 50 telephone interviews as part of an evaluation of a social services position in Watertown, MA. The interviews should occur mostly in June. There is no set schedule as long as you can reach the respondents (people who have used the social support services). There will be a stipend, plenty of guidance & support, and career advice (domestic or international) if you’d like it. If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Dr. Candace Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 great student opportunities!
1 – Apply to the 2014 USAID eInternship Program!
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) internship program is
managed by the State Department. Working from college and university
campuses in the US and throughout the world, eInterns (American
students working virtually) are partnered with US government agencies to work on various
projects. This past year, 511 students worked on 276 unique projects
with 63 domestic State and USAID offices and 57 posts overseas. View last
year’s projects here – http://1.usa.gov/1qS3N2o.
VSFS will be accepting applications from students from July 2 – 22.
Apply here – http://www.state.gov/vsfs/
2 – National Defense University is hosting their first Disaster Apps
Competition! Details here – http://disasterapps.challengepost.com/
On 23 May, NDU will host a conference call to discuss their Disaster
Apps Challenge Competition, explain the basis for meeting the
Challenge, and answer your questions. Several entrepreneurs, such as
Nelson Jacobsen, CEO, Random Hacks of Kindness, will also be joining the call.
When: Friday, May 23, 2014; 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:00 AM
(Pacific Time) Conference Dial-In Number: 1-209-255-1000 Participant
Access Code: 966583#