Public Health Job Opportunities

Paid–Occupational Health Internship Program

Internship Dates: June 15 – August 14, 2015

Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Organization Description

The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national summer program dedicated to help students learn about the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) from those most at stake: working people. Since 2004, OHIP has played a key role in training, mentoring, and inspiring a new generation of OSH professionals to prevent job injury and disease through partnerships with worker and community based organizations. A project of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), OHIP has core training sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City, Chicago, and Boston. Additional sites will be announced for 2015. Our 2014 projects included the investigation of hazards and the impact on Latino temp workers in manufacturing, the examination of chemicals of concern in black hair products at black hair salons, the improvement of worker health and safety through safer alternatives to toxic paint removers, and the examination of the workplace health and safety issues among immigrant workers in dairy agriculture.

Position Description:  Teams of two students are placed with a union or worker organization to investigate job-related health and safety problems among workers, often employed in an under-served or a high hazard job. Projects are designed to maximize interaction between workers and students. OHIP is an applied research experience, where students learn about the OSH field from the workers’ perspective. Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite evaluations. At the end of the project, teams provide a “give back” product to the workers and their host union/worker organization, present their project at a national NIOSH videoconference, and produce a final report. Commitment is full-time, including possible evenings or weekends.

Qualifications:  Graduate and undergraduate students can apply; some stipends are restricted to US citizens. Non-US citizens must supply documentation of permission to work in the US. Undergraduates must have completed two years, preferably in a field related to public health, environmental studies, or public policy. Graduate students in public health, medicine, nursing, or a related field are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting, have good team skills and ideally speak a second language such as Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc. We encourage underrepresented minority students to apply.

Compensation:  Undergraduate Students = $4,000 stipend; Graduate Students = $5,200 stipend

To Apply:  For eligibility info, on-line application and program details go to www.aoec.org/ohip. Additional questions? Contact administrator coordinator Ingrid Denis (idenis@aoec.org, 1-888-347-2632). For further program information, visit www.aoec.org/ohip or email program coordinator Sarah Jacobs (sjacobs@irle.ucla.edu).

Climate Change Youth Leadership Opportunities in the National Park Service

The implications of climate change are challenging and far-reaching, particularly for land managers tasked with protecting the resources of national parks and other protected areas. To meet this challenge, managers need to encourage and make use of the creative and innovative thinking of the next generation of youth scientists and leaders.

The George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) builds a pathway for exemplary students in higher education to apply cutting-edge climate change knowledge to park management. Through a summer-long internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills under the mentorship and guidance of the National Park Service (NPS). Parks and programs will increase their capacity to understand and respond to climate change and its impacts.

National parks and NPS programs develop and oversee structured projects in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: climate change science and monitoring; resource conservation and adaptation; policy development; sustainable park operations; facilities adaptation; and communication/interpretation/education. During the internship, students apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to climate change challenges and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Interns who successfully complete the YLCC, an approved Direct Hire Authority Internship program, will be eligible to be hired non-competitively into subsequent federal jobs once they complete their degree program. These jobs would be in the Department of Interior (DOI), NPS, or one of the other bureaus within the DOI. An intern must qualify for the job in order to be hired non-competitively.

Quick Facts and Deadlines:

The YLCC is managed cooperatively with the University of Washington

• Internship opportunities and application forms are posted on

parksclimateinterns.org

• Internships are 12 weeks (40 hours/week) during the summer

• Interns are paid $14/hour plus benefits

• Applications are accepted from early December 2014 until late

January 2015

Who was George Melendez Wright?

George Melendez Wright was deeply influential in bringing science to the management of America’s national parks. Working as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park in the 1920s, Wright argued that good science was needed for effective conservation. In 1930, he was appointed Chief of the Wildlife Division for the NPS where he encouraged the agency to embrace science-based approaches to conserving species, habitats, and other natural conditions in the parks. Although he died while he was still a young man, Wright’s legacy lives on in the NPS’s commitment to use the best available science for preserving the resources of our National Parks.

For More Information: See the program website, parksclimateinterns.org

TT Biology (Public Health), Assistant or Associate Professor

Deadline: Application reviews begin 10/30/14, continue until filled

The Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Public Health Program are seeking to fill a tenure track position of Assistant Professor. Continue Reading…

2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application Open

Application Period: October 1-15, 2014

The Class of 2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launched Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time. View more information about this prestigious federal fellowship program here: http://www.pmf.gov/  Continue Reading…