Public Health Job Opportunities

Summer Youth Ambassador for NE Appleseed’s No Kid Hungry Program

Summer Youth Ambassador

Employment Type: (Non-Exempt)
Employment Status: (Part-Time)
Reports To: (Senior Program Coordinator)
Program or Strategy Support Area: (Economic Justice)

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a system-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

Position Description

The Summer Youth Ambassador is responsible for providing operational and tactical support to the No Kid Hungry Program. The position reports to the Economic Justice Senior Program Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conducts summer food service program site visits to include: observations, interviews and story collection
  • Update and rewrite the Nebraska Summer Meals Best Practices Toolkit
  • Create blogs, website and social media posts
  • Work on assigned projects specific to No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed
  • Attend partnership meetings
  • Complete administrative work in support of No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed

What you Bring to the Position

The ideal candidate will have the following background, or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
  • Interest in hunger issues
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
  • Reliable access to a vehicle

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $5,400 between the beginning and end of the program: a total of 360 hours over 10 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the program a $500 bonus will be provided. The program begins on May 18, 2020 and ends July 24, 2020.

Interested applicants should apply by Friday, March 20, 2020 online at:

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) application open until Jan 28

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a unique public health training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will open its 2020 application period January 22–28. PHAP is seeking exceptional recent college graduates interested in public health careers.

PHAP is a two year, competitive, paid training program. Associates gain broad, hands-on experience working in public health programs in state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations. Continue reading “CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) application open until Jan 28”

UNO Doctoral Research Assistantship

The Physical Activity in Health Promotion Lab at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is seeking a doctoral-level research assistant. This funded position will involve a variety of duties related to conducting research studies and assisting in data collection with young children and families. Job duties will include assisting in designing research studies; recruiting participants; collecting and analyzing data collection; and contributing/leading grants and manuscripts.


This is a full time position intended for someone interested in pursuing a PhD in Exercise Science. See more info in the document below, and reach out to Dr. Danae Dinkel for more information.

Doctoral RA 1.18.20 dmd

Youth and Schools Program Manager, Special Olympics Nebraska

The Youth and Schools Program Manager will implement and manage Unified Champion Schools initiatives in schools and communities statewide.  Initiatives also include Young Athletes and the Youth Activation Committee.  The Youth and Schools Program Manager will support the program team with sport and other related initiatives and events as directed.

This position is the key resource and contact for schools, individuals and families to conduct programs which involve individuals 2-7 years of age with intellectual disabilities and implement Unified Champion Schools activities in classrooms at all age levels.  Regular statewide travel necessary. Serves as spokesperson for all education programs for Special Olympics Nebraska.

The Youth and Schools Program Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Program. Continue reading “Youth and Schools Program Manager, Special Olympics Nebraska”

Applied Epi Fellowship Program (CSTE/CDC)

CSTE is currently accepting new applications for the  

Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program

for placement in the summer of 2020.

Potential field assignment subject areas:

Birth Defects and NAS

Chronic Disease

Environmental Health

Infectious Diseases (including HAI, Quarantine, and Food Safety)


Injury – Drug Overdose

Occupational Health

Maternal and Child Health

Substance Use/Mental Health


In response to the need for a skilled workforce in applied epidemiology at state and local health departments, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality on-the-job training experience in applied epidemiology for recent graduates and to prepare Fellows for long-term career placement at the state and local level. Based on their career aspirations and available positions, Fellows are carefully matched to a state or local health agency or federal quarantine station for two years under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

During their tenure, Fellows will be expected to complete activities and achieve competencies related to epidemiologic methods, communication skills, public health practice, policy, and legal issues. Continue reading “Applied Epi Fellowship Program (CSTE/CDC)”