Public Health Job Opportunities

Behavioral Health Intern (AMCHP)

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote the optimal health of women, children, youth, families, and communities. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.

About the position:
This is a remote, paid internship. This position supports the advancement of maternal and child health (MCH) programs by analyzing implications of health systems transformations that improve birth outcomes and overall well-being of women, children, and families. This position will support the work of AMCHP’s Health Systems Transformation (HST) team by exploring the role of state/territory Title V/MCH programs in advancing mental health and substance use disorder services, addressing emerging issues, and integrating health equity through health transformation. The position reports to the HST team Program Manager. 

Data Manager, Global Health Security Initiative

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH’s Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) leads several projects that serve the Global Health Security Agenda and aim to strengthen global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. These include the five-year, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded Global Health Security Partnership (GHSP) project; the USAID Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project; and the USAID Discovery and Exploration of Emerging Pathogens–Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) and Fleming Fund projects aimed at combatting and preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

GHSI is seeking a Data Manager to provide technical data management expertise across consortium partners to support the DEEP VZN project. The Data Manager will contribute to database development, management, and maintenance by identifying and solving database requirements and data modules for the Client Management Information System. The Data Manager will not only ensure that the MS SQL back end is operational and highly available and troubleshoot any database problems, including breakage and corruption of base tables, wrong formats, data types, and records, but will also do pre-analysis data management (data exportation, importation, frequencies as necessary, data quality assurance, and improvement). This position will be based in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC under the supervision and direction of the Project Director with technical guidance and support from technical experts from PATH Headquarters and in collaboration with consortium data management representatives. They will also work closely with the DEEP VZN Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead.

Health Equity Initiatives Coordinator

Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department has created a new position:

Link to job posting: Health Equity Initiatives Coordinator [governmentjobs.com]

Description: This position will be responsible for initiatives related to Department and community priorities specifically addressing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and underserved populations. Assigned responsibilities include assisting with planning, developing, and coordinating local health equity, environmental justice and minority health initiatives for Department programs and community outreach. The position must interact with Department leadership and external partners from both public and private sectors. The position aims to improve cultural competency and strengthen Department efforts addressing health disparities in the community.

Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP) Applications Open

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, GSEP relaunched in Summer 2021 with a cohort of 20 students. 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 2022 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. Although different than in past years, this creates an opportunity for a more inclusive program.  Students who might have been unable to relocate for the summer due to expense or commitment will be able to participate this year. 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).

View the program and application information online here.

Applications due March 1st.

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