HRSA is announcing multiple positions within the HRSA Scholars Program, the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program, and Recent Graduate opportunities within HRSA bureaus and offices.
HRSA administers and manages both the HRSA Scholars Program and the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program as a cohort. There are a limited number of slots within each of these programs, but HRSA may also appoint applicants to Recent Graduate positions throughout the organization.
All three opportunities are one-year developmental programs for early-career professionals. Participants will grow, train, and prepare for a potential career in the federal government. All program participants will receive 40 hours of formal training, an individual development plan, and a mentor.
Upon successful completion of the Program requirements and acceptable performance evaluations, HRSA may convert participants of any Recent Graduate program to permanent positions and promote them to the next appropriate grade level.
The HRSA Scholars Program enhances HRSA’s ability to recruit, hire, develop, and retain high-quality individuals for entry-level professional positions. The cornerstone of the Scholars Program is a structured, individualized, 12-month development program during which participants rotate through HRSA’s bureaus and offices. HRSA Scholars will attend trainings as a group and will focus on specific public health programs. HRSA hires Scholars to a “home office,” but Scholars also rotate to different offices during their one-year appointment.
HRSA Health Equity Fellows also complete their 12-month program together as a cohort. The Fellows will follow a structured training curriculum, and will work alongside HRSA leaders to support projects that address health disparities and achieve healthy outcomes across the country.
Anyone who is interested should apply through this Recent Graduate announcement. HRSA will assess applicants based on the qualifications outlined below. If contacted for an interview, HRSA will tell applicants which opportunity they are being interviewed for (i.e. HRSA Scholars, HRSA Health Equity Fellows, or HRSA Recent Graduate Public Health Analyst).
NOTE: we have had COPH Graduates participate in these programs, and had great experiences!
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.
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.
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
Deadline Extended! Applications accepted until March 1st. AND, start date can be flexible, as late as June 2022, so May/Spring graduates ARE eligible to apply!
The Source Water Protection Extension Educator will contribute to the integrated extension land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
The incumbent will contribute to Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Water, Climate, and Health Program, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) programming, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) – Source Water Protection Program, the NDEE – Nonpoint Source Management Program, and the NDEE Drinking Water Program. They will facilitate partnerships and collaborate with local Extension partners, community leaders, NRDs, agencies, public health leaders, and other partners to identify needs and resources for communities to address water pollution, climate, and public health issues related to drinking water. They will develop and deliver a research-based education program about Water, Climate, and Public Health related to drinking water. They will use innovative strategies and cutting-edge teaching and learning methods to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust extension education program focused on community strategies to protect the source of their drinking water and public health. They will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research-based information; and partner with research faculty members in applied research that can enhance educational programming. They will evaluate program activities and report to project partners, at public meetings, at professional meetings, and in professional publications.
Our nation’s current and future challenges make it imperative that the federal government recruit the next generation of public servants, especially with less than 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30.
The Partnership for Public Service, supported by Schmidt Futures, has created a new opportunity that will place students into the federal government over a summer to gain valuable work experience and make a difference for our country.
Participants in the program will receive:
- A 10–12-week summer internship with two federal agencies and a variety of opportunities for students majoring in STEM, liberal arts, business and more.
- $4,000 stipend to help cover expenses.
- Professional development sessions and networking events throughout the summer.
View more information and apply online here.
Also, as a reminder, UNMC participates in the NU system’s Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy program, so any COPH student doing a D.C.-based internship can gain additional value from that program. View more info here.
The PMF Program is one of the premiere federal level fellowships, and is an ideal way to start a career in federal service. The application for the 2022 PMF class will be open from September 28 – October 12. The PMF website has a lot of helpful information: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/overview/
The program is also hosting a series of webinars to walk through details of the program, application and selection process. See below for webinar dates and times.