Public Health Job Opportunities

Help Me Grow Nebraska, Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Project overview: Help Me Grow is a comprehensive, population-level, evidence-based approach design to address gaps in early childhood systems of support. The primary goal of HMG-Nebraska is to build local infrastructure to focus on increasing quality, availability, and families’ access to excellent early learning programs, and expand supports and resources for child growth and development. Specifically, the UNL team is leading data collection and analysis for the project implementation and evaluation.
 

The student will assist with: field data collection using interview, focus group, and survey; analyzing the qualitative data using qualitative research tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA); managing and analyzing quantitative data; disseminating evaluation findings; communicating with stakeholders; participating in meetings. We are looking for individuals with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and willingness to take leadership roles. Preference will be given to students with/interest in public-health background, minority health-disparities, early childhood, and family-community engagement, and working knowledge and skills in basic to moderate quantitative method.

For questions and applications, please contact Dr. Lorey Wheeler, at lorey@unl.edu.

August 2022 Start, through end of academic year.

Requirements: Experience with designing and executing research/evaluation using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Department: Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Data Analytics Internship

Ocuvera is a medical technology company in Lincoln, Nebraska. We place three-dimensional sensors equipped with machine-learned algorithms into hospital rooms to automatically monitor patients for increased risk of falling. Falls in hospitals can have serious consequences for the patients, nurses, and the hospital. We are looking for someone to help demonstrate Ocuvera’s effectiveness to our customers through data analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with data analytics mentor on all tasks.
  • Work with sales and other departments to prioritize analytics needs.
  • Data collection and maintenance: help get our customers’ data into a useable format.
  • Database implementation: where needed, augment or create new reporting tools to better analyze customer data.
  • Data mining: dig into complex data to look for patterns.
  • Data interpretation: draw conclusions from each customer’s data and summarize analysis for internal and external consumption.
  • Report generation: help create easy-to-interpret, high-impact reports using each customer’s own data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Ocuvera system. Current database and reporting tools include: PowerBI, SQL, Excel, Canva.
  • Innovation: locate and define areas for workflow improvement.

Requirements

  • Pursuing Bachelor, Master, or PhD or equivalent qualification in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field
  • Possess in-depth understanding of analytical tools and ways of presenting data
  • Technical expertise regarding data models and database design and development in SQL
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as Python, C#, or R
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to tell a complete narrative using data

***This internship has the potential to turn into a full-time offer. The successful candidate should be open to staying in Nebraska at the end of the internship.

If interested, please send an email to Lucas Sabalka at lsabalka@ocuvera.com.

Ocuvera is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

Research Assistant

Description:Baby’s First Years seeks two research assistants for the first randomized control trial of poverty reduction in early childhood in the US. These positions are primarily data collection positions, and will include scheduling and collecting data from families of 4-year-olds, including standardized assessments of children’s cognitive development, measures of child brain activity (EEG/ERP), maternal and children’s hair cortisol, epigenetics, maternal executive functioning, and survey administration. Individuals who are members of the local communities will be strongly considered.

Full Job Description: https://www.babysfirstyears.com/research-assistant-position

To apply:

​Please send a CV and cover letter to info@babysfirstyears.com. Please indicate in the message if you have a preferred site or limited flexibility on the location of the position.

Environmental Quality Internship Program

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Internship and Clerkship Program are unique opportunities and come with a high level of responsibility. As an intern, you will work on a wide variety of assignments including: researching environmental issues, assisting the staff in drafting documents, fact checking, administrative tasks to support the work of CEQ, and other duties as assigned.

Internship Program

CEQ interns are supervised by CEQ Staff, and provide critical research and writing assistance on a range of environmental policies such as: implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, resilience, public lands, water, and transportation. Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, interns have the opportunity to perform diverse and substantive policy work. The office environment is fast paced, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements. 

Qualifications Needed 

CEQ seeks undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent college graduates who are:

  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to contribute where needed
  • Ability to handle fast pace and quick turnaround assignments
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and maturity
  • Computer literacy

There are no curricular requirements for selection as an intern; however, CEQ prefers applicants who have completed relevant coursework, and whose work experience demonstrates a commitment to environment, climate change, or natural resource issues.

CEQ offers part-time and full-time (40 hours per week) internships but requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, and if selected and upon request, CEQ will provide you information you may need to help secure funding, stipends, or credits through your school. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and if selected will be required to undergo a background check.

View more information online here

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.