Thanks to Nancy Fullman ’07, Middlebury College has a curated list of entry-level and early career positions in global health. Every few weeks Nancy emails our office with job opportunities to share with you!
Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2007 and went on to become a Post-Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) from 2008 to 2011. She received her Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation from the University of Washington in 2011. Nancy is now IHME’s Scientific Advisor and we are lucky to have her in our network! You can read more about Nancy on the IHME website.
Below are entry-level and early career global health positions Nancy has curated have over the last few weeks; note they are far from comprehensive, but it’s a sampling of what she could easily find and/or organizations she knows and respects. She’s highlighted current opportunities at IHME in yellow, as she is able to provide a bit more information about those particular positions.
This month’s list of opportunities can be downloaded here.
Calling all First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors! Internship application deadline: March 7th at 11:55 pm
Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is a private non-profit poverty relief organization serving residents of Addison County, Vermont. Their mission is “to improve the lives of low income people in Addison County, Vermont, by helping them to identify and secure the resources needed to meet their own basic needs.” Those resources may include government assistance programs, private financial help, increased knowledge and skills in the areas of budgeting, food preparation, and much more. HOPE is not an organization that provides a static set of options, rather we work to fill unmet needs. They don’t tell people “this is what we have”, rather they ask “what do you need?”
“The intern would spend most of his or her time in direct contact with our clients. The position would include staffing the reception desk, triaging clients and other visitors, writing vouchers for laundry, gasoline, and medical prescriptions, signing people in to use the Food Shelf, making referrals, and assisting with the various day to day clerical tasks and other office responsibilities. S/he may be called to assist in the creation of cooking demonstrations using locally grown produce. The intern would be invited to design a special project with the director, and would be given the time to complete that project during the internship.
The intern will learn about the extent of poverty in the community, will learn about the interface of various community programs addressing poverty, the programs and services available, and the many issues related to poverty. The intern will increase skills in communication and gain exposure to a very wide range of people, including those with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
The intern will work at HOPE for a minimum of four 8 hour days, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30 minute break for lunch. The remaining 3 hours of the weekly 35 may be spent at HOPE, in the field with a HOPE staff member, or reading on poverty issues.
The intern will need to have basic computer skills, customer service skills, and ability to interact with a wide variety of people in a non-judgmental manner, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and the ability to lift 25 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to travel from campus to HOPE each day.”
Funding is provided by the Center for Community Engagement and the stipend is approximately $3,500.
Thursday, February 22, 7:00-8:00 pm in MBH 303
All students new to health professions are welcome to attend this information session. If you haven’t done so already, it is a great opportunity to meet with Hannah Benz, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good science grades.
After the info session, members of the Pre-Medical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Can’t make it to the meeting but interested in joining our mailing list for future events? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to include you in our weekly newsletters.
The Center for Careers and Internships has funding for unpaid summer internships and applications are open! All grant applications are due Sunday, April 8th.
- $3000 Summer Internship Funding Grants*
- $1000 First-Year Explore Grants
- $3000 Dance Festival Grants*
* You are not eligible if you have previously received a $2500 competitive grant from CCI.
- Read all the details: go/summerfunding.
- Apply for funding by “Requesting an Experience” in Handshake using the step-by-step instructions: User Guide for Funding Your Summer Experience.
- Follow all directions carefully. Note that resume, essay, and budget (must use budget template) must be uploaded immediately after submitting your application.
- Resume review with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and appointment with a CCI Advisor required for First-Year Explore Grant applicants by April 4. Strongly encouraged for all other applicants.
- Award notifications sent out on April 20.
Still looking to find internship opportunities?
- Check out CCI’s Top Ten List for ways to find or create an internship.
- Drop by Quick Questions for resume reviews, questions about how to apply for funding, or to get started on your internship search.
- Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule an appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.
What will be your summer story? We can’t wait to receive your application for summer funding!
Two exciting opportunities with the Framingham Heart Study.
Research Assistant: Entry-Level! Research assistant in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study. Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, dynamic environment with little supervision. The primary responsibility will be testing subjects with ages ranging from 25-100+. Testing will take place primarily in clinic, however, research assistants are expected to make home visits as well. Applicants will assist with a new project that requires repeated testing of assigned participants over the course of a year. The research assistant will be responsible for the well-being of their participants during the one year they are enrolled in this study. This includes, but is not limited to, going to the person’s home to conduct neuropsychological testing, accompanying the participant to and from MRI/PET imaging appointments, and spending quality time with the participant to ensure they are comfortable throughout the testing period. Research assistants will additionally score neuropsychological test responses, enter and clean data, prepare case reports for diagnostic meetings and conduct literature searches. Additionally, applicants are expected to assist with a wide range of research projects. These include studies about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and neuropathology, among others. Travel throughout New England and other states is required. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours and a car. This position is ideal for those who plan to apply to graduate or medical school. Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered. Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details). To be considered, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy at email@example.com.
Research Coordinator: Alumni! Research coordinator in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study. Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. In order to be considered, applicants must have clinical research experience with direct patient/participant interaction and some evidence of management capabilities. Familiarity with neuropsychology and interest in cognitive aging, dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and brain imaging is also required. The applicant should be comfortable managing teams, have strong written/verbal communication skills and a willingness to work non- traditional hours.
Research responsibilities will include administering neuropsychology tests to participants age 25-100+, preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings and conducting literature searches, data entry and cleaning, and managing numerous project details with a focus on ensuring data integrity and accuracy. Example of some project topics are Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), technology integration into research methods, and neuropathology, with more underway and in the pipeline. Management responsibilities include helping to supervise a team of ~10 research assistants, delegating work appropriately, communicating research goals, evaluating performance, and running the summer internship program.
Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered. Benefits include those offered to full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).
- 2 years clinical research experience
- Interest in the field of brain aging/dementia
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to meet tight deadlines
- Direct patient/participant interaction
- Project management skills
- Experience as a direct supervisor
- Must have a car
If interested, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is an amazing opportunity to work for a truly unique and engaged physician. Dr. Bouchard takes an integrative, holistic approach to medicine and has been in practice in Bristol for 24 years. She has a deep commitment to her patients, and community informs her approach to care. Scribing at a rural community health center is a fascinating experience, getting to engage with and learn from a wide array of patients. As a Scribe, you are in the patient exam room with Dr. Bouchard, experiencing medicine in action. Dr. Bouchard is a fantastic teacher and mentor, and her scribes learn the fundamentals of medical care, from diagnosis and treatment, to patient interaction, EMR, and much more. Anyone interested is welcome to reach out with an email directly to Dr. Marian Bouchard. Start date is roughly late Summer 2018.
Check out this 3-week practicum/internship experience in sustainable development at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamked, India!
Students majoring in Global and Public Health, Human Services/Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply. The course will begin on July 10, 2018 and conclude on July 30, 2018.
The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India, has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. By partnering with village communities and expanding upon local knowledge and resources, CRHP aims to effectively meet the immediate and long-term needs of these groups, especially women. With values of compassion, justice, respect, and trust, CRHP works to empower people, families, and communities regardless of caste, race, or religion through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP was one of the first programs to utilize Village Health Workers (VHWs), local women trained in basic healthcare and community development, a highly successful public health approach that has been emulated worldwide. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF, and has been introduced to countries across the world.
CRHP provides a field experience designed to orient students to various areas of global public health work (community-based participatory practice, maternal and child health, sanitation, environmental health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, rural development, etc.) through observation and practice. Student learning will be further guided and enhanced through field experiences, readings, as well as discussions/seminars. The goal of this practicum is to provide the student with an overview of public health work in a cross cultural, global setting and an exposure to a wide range of experiences in the field. The practicum serves to integrate course work from the students’ home institution with active learning experiences at CRHP. The fee of $1700 covers all living expenses, transportation, and excursions in India and is due by May 1, 2018.
To apply, please email your resume and contact information for two academic referecnes to email@example.com, indicating why the practicum at CRHP is of interest to you. Students will be accepted until the course is full.
Thanks to Kailash Pandey ’19 for sharing this with us!
Microsoft and LinkedIn have created a new Resume Assistant. It is a tool to help users optimize their resumes for specific jobs, and is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows! Resume Assistant simply pops up in a sidebar and helps by offering examples of work experience descriptions you can use as inspiration for your resume based on a role (like a project manager) or an industry (like journalism). You can also filter through skills prospective employers might be looking for to fine-tune and tailor your CV.
To access the feature, just open Word, click on Review, then click Resume Assistant. Create a draft of your resume and then come meet with one of the PCAs during drop-in hours and they can give you feedback to make sure it is ready for applications! Drop in hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:00 pm in the Adirondack House.
We hope you all enjoyed a restful February break and welcome back to campus! If you’re interested in a career in Health Professions, or just exploring your options, check out our Spring 2018 Health Professions events:
- Friday, February 16 at 3:30 pm in the ADK Library: McLean Hospital Info Session and Employment Opportunities (both summer research and full time opportunities available)
- Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in MBH 303: First-Year and Sophomore Health Professions Information Meeting
- Starting Friday, March 9 at 12:30 pm in MBH 303: Medical March Madness Events kick off with a visit from the UVM Larner College of Medicine Admissions Team
Not sure about summer internships or where to start? Stop in during Quick Question hours to meet with one of our Peer Career Advisors. Spring Term 2018 Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 4:00 pm in Adirondack House
We look forward to seeing you this semester!
The Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center is a clinical and research program within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The center provides clinical treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis and other bone diseases in addition to bone density scanning using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT). Our research focuses on clinical and translational research in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to engage in many facets of clinical research and learn about the treatment and diagnosis of bone disorders. The department is looking for a motivated individual to work as a Research Assistant assisting in the development, implementation, and analysis of research protocols.
- We are looking for candidates who can start as early as May
- Minimum Bachelors degree
- 2 years commitment
- Experience in research methods and research protocols preferred