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Cohen Children’s Medical Center Northwell Health: Gap Year Internship Program

Priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by Friday, August 25, 2017

This 9-12 month paid research internship program is offered by Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York – part of Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System).  The mission of the Division of General Pediatrics is to enhance the lives of children and families locally and nationally through clinical care, teaching, research and community service.  As such, our work falls into multiple domains: clinical medicine, clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, health policy, and administration.

This Clinical Research Internship will offer 3 – 4 accomplished students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors within the Division of General Pediatrics on research projects on a wide variety of topics relevant to general pediatrics, ranging from pediatric health outcomes research to quality improvement to health services and health policy research.  Examples of ongoing projects in the Division of General Pediatrics include:

  • Impact of general screening for social determinants on health disparities among immigrant children;
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of pediatric obesity and breastfeeding promotion initiatives at multiple practice sites throughout Queens and Long Island;
  • Impact of innovations in the delivery of care for children with asthma;
  • Impact of Medicaid care coordination programs on children with complex medical and psychosocial needs;
  • Outcomes of adolescents with complex health needs transitioning to adult care;
  • Interventions to improve future planning for families of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


Research assistants will be integral members of our team in the Department of General Pediatrics, participating in all components of our projects.  Research Assistants (RA’s) will assist faculty with ongoing research projects and/or work collaboratively with one or more mentors in designing new projects of mutual interest. With the guidance of faculty, research assistants will learn to perform chart reviews, conduct in-depth interviews, administer in-person and online surveys, run focus groups, analyze and code transcripts, and analyze primary and secondary data.

Program Dates: Start and completion dates for the Gap Year internship are somewhat flexible. Priority will be given to applicants prepared to make at least a full-time 9 month commitment or longer, though alternate schedule arrangements will be considered.  With advance notice, research interns may take as many days off (without pay) as needed during their internship to visit medical schools for interviews.

Stipend:  This is a paid internship; interns will be paid $15.50 per hour for days worked.

To Apply: You must submit a completed application (PDF attached), a résumé, and an unofficial transcript.  All materials should be sent electronically using the subject line “Gap Year Research Internship” to Dr. Sophia Jan at

Application Process & Deadline:  There is a rolling submission deadline. However, priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by Friday, August 25, 2017. The most promising candidates will be invited to interview by Skype, and notification of decisions will be made soon thereafter.

For Further Information:  The research internship is coordinated by Dr. Sophia Jan, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics. Questions regarding the Gap Year internship or the application process may be directed to her directly (

Host an International Student

The Friends of International Students (FIS) host program recruiting and matching process for the recently admitted Class of 2021 continues! The Class of 2021 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who have lived abroad and international exchange students. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting in the fall and spread the word in our community.

International Student & Scholar Services will hold a series of information meetings about the program throughout the summer on the 2nd floor of the Service Building. We ask that new hosts attend a meeting so that we can meet them and share more information about the program. If you are an experienced host, you are welcome to join us as your stories and insights are vital to friends who are new to FIS and trying to decide if they would be a good fit for the program.

We have only 2 more information meetings scheduled, please join us to learn more!


Tuesday, August 22                                  12:30-1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 13                      5:15-6:15 p.m.


To register for a meeting, please email ISSS at (subject line: FIS Host Program) or call us at 802.443.5858. Feel free to bring your lunch to our afternoon meetings.

You can learn more about the FIS Host Program on our website at: .

Please share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College.

We invite all who are interested to become a part of this wonderful program!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Important Announcement from Information Technology Services

Telephone System Replacement at Middlebury and Monterey campuses and Washington, D.C. office

  • Middlebury campus PBX is 20 years old, past end-of-life, operating with elevated risk
  • Realize modern unified communication features to enhance user-friendliness, efficiency
  • Integrate calling between Middlebury, Monterey Washington, D.C. office
  Cisco Systems Unified Communications
  • Provides voice, video, conferencing, desktop collaboration, instant messaging, presence indication including Jabber softphone and mobile client.
  • New voice mail system with email integration for all.
  • New telephones, or headsets for those who choose to use soft-phone application.
  • Customized online user training for Cisco phones and Jabber softphone client.
  • Professional trainer to conduct end-user training for Middlebury campus department liaisons.
  • Middlebury campus – October, November, December 2017
  • Monterey campus – January 2018
  • Washington, D.C. office – January 2018

We will keep you informed through MiddPoints updates and in our Unified Communications Project web page.

Junior/Senior/Alumni Health Professions Fall Info Meeting

mary-150x180The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Mary Lothrop, the Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising, for this important meeting to learn about the internal Health Professions Committee review process and how professional schools will evaluate your application.

Tuesday, October 10 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Coltrane Lounge