MPH Internship Opportunities
Pacific Northwest Regional Center of Excellence (PNWRCE) in Biodefense and Emerging Diseases
has internship opportunities with their Emerging Pathogens Team.
response and special studies involving emerging pathogens, we have created an Emerging Pathogens Team. This team consists of MPH student trainees supervised and mentored by Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) and OHSU infectious disease epidemiologists. MPH students from the 4 state region have the opportunity to join the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD)/Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) centered RCE each quarter.
Interns may be based in one of the four state health departments. This team will actively investigate reports of respiratory, diarrheal pathogens, and other emerging pathogens, collate exposure and clinical data, and conduct outbreak investigations within the four state region. In addition, they may collaborate with basic science investigators at OHSU and UW to support special molecular, genetic, and other studies as appropriate. Interns will be expected to present findings from investigations at region-wide communicable disease conferences, annual RCE meetings, and/or national conferences, where applicable. Upon MPH graduation and internship completion, trainees will have the opportunity to join a registry of trained individuals to provide surge capacity to RCE and regional health departments in the event of a widespread outbreak.
Eligible Students from PNWRCE Region X: Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho
This experience is a full-time work placement during the quarter at OPHD and can serve as the internship requirement for OHSU students. Students from other eligible institutions should confirm if this is a credit earning experience that can be applied towards their degree with their registrar.
Interested students :
Please send CV, letter of interest, and 1 faculty letter of recommendation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6, 2011
Ellen Stevenson M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Emergency Response and Planning
Pacific Northwest Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense & Emerging Diseases
The Oregon Environmental Council has many exciting internship opportunities this summer. Please visit http://www.oeconline.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer#internships.
The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program of the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio invites medical and public health students, PAs, MD/MPH students and health care professionals to participate in a memorable 4-week training experience at the US-Mexico Border. Curriculum includes environmental medicine, curanderismo, folk healing, environmental house calls, hiking with an herbalist, water sampling in the Rio Grande, and visits to colonias.
STEER satisfies credit requirements in many schools of medicine and public health institutions. Housing for visiting students is $600 for the month. Students are responsible for their own travel to/from Laredo or Harlingen, meals, personal daily expenses and after-hours transportation and activities.
STEER offers training in two locations along the U.S.-Mexico Border─Laredo and Harlingen, Texas.
Visit the website http://steer.uthscsa.edu for information and application or contact STEER directly at email@example.com.
(Epi/Bio MPH students, please note that our students must complete quantitative analysis to have an internship count toward the MPH degree. If you investigate this opportunity, please be sure to connect with Dr. Lambert to see if it will satisfy our requirements. Even if it does not, it may still be very worthwhile public health experience. Please obtain the details from STEER before connecting with Dr. Lambert.)
Internship Project: Assessment for targeted public health intervention in high risk adolescents entering juvenile detention.
Summary: What are the key preventive measures/interventions we should focus on based on the population's current risks (e.g. increased IVDA, looking at harm reduction strategies, universal Hep B/C immunization, etc.)? This project will involve both collecting/analyzing data and provide a student with good public health experience/exposure (adolescent PH risk pre, during, post-incarceration.)
Interested students should contact Dr. Amit Shah, Medical Director at the Multnomah County Health Department, 503-988.3663 x25868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Specialist for Informatics Coordinator (interns or student workers)
The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for Public Health Informatics and program coordination activities to the OISPH Informatics and Health Information Exchange planning and implementation efforts within Public Health.
This individual will work directly with the OISPH Informatics & Health Information Exchange coordinator on research and analysis tasks related to these efforts.
This position will conduct research and planning to support and enable the Oregon Public Health Executive staff to reach consensus on goals and approach to meet "Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health" (HITECH) Act and "Health Information Exchange" (HIE) requirements:
This individual will:
″ Provide assistance to identify, create and exploit HITECH and HIE opportunities and develop plans for public health to move opportunities forward;
″ Research and analyze federal policies and rules, such as "meaningful use", research and analyze related efforts in progress in the State of Oregon as well as discover and evaluate relevant efforts in other states; and
″ Analyze and help develop plans to implement public health 'meaningful use' objectives.
Applicants should follow up directly with Steve Modesitt, RN, MPH, Information Systems Coordinator for the Public Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Services. email@example.com or 971-673-1293
Environmental Health Education Intern
We are seeking an Event/Logistics Coordinator for the 3rd Annual NW Environmental Health conference sponsored by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon Environmental Council, the Josiah Hill Clinic, and Health Care Without Harm.
The Environmental Health Education Intern will provide support for planning, implementation, and event day coordination for the Third Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference, to be held February 11, 2011. This conference is targeted to health professionals, nonprofit and governmental stakeholders. The first conference, in February 2009, featured presentations on the health impacts of global climate change, phthalates, and other chemicals of concerns in our healthcare settings; and panel presentations on public health impact assessments, environmental justice, and the role of health providers, practitioners, community health workers, and other health colleagues in energy and chemical policy reform in the Pacific Northwest. This event is a collaborative effort of CHE-Oregon, Oregon Physicans for Social Responsibility, Oregon Health Care Without Harm, Oregon Student Nurses Association, and the Multnomah County Health Department.
For more information on last year's conference, visit:
″ development and circulation of promotional materials
″ review and disposition of speakers' proposals, poster session proposals, exhibitors and session moderators
″ event logistics and agenda
″ media outreach
″ events programs and packets
″ event day coordination of volunteers
″ evaluation and wrap-up activities
″ Detail oriented with advanced writing and editing skills.
″ Reliable and on time.
″ Ability to work independently.
″ Interest in environmental health issues and related issues.
Start Date: November 1, 2010.
Estimated to be 10 hours per week for November and December; 15 hours per week January and February. There is not currently funding for this position, but it is an excellent opportunity to network with many different agencies and people.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume by October 5, 2010 to:
Oregon Environmental Council
222 NW Davis Street, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97209
OHSU's Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology has an internship project. Here are the details from the project's investigator, Dr. Erik Fromme. Please contact him directly if you are interested.
We have a large database of quality of life questionnaires before and after treatment for patients receiving radiotherapy for cancer. In analyzing this dataset, we discovered that patients with head and neck cancer demonstrated much greater decreases in physical and functional health-related quality of life compared with patients with other forms of cancer over the course of radiotherapy treatment. There is an opportunity for an MPH student to do a subgroup analysis of patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiotherapy in the OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine between 1/1/2006 and 12/31/2008 in order better understand their very high treatment-related morbidity. To do this we will use data already available from the current study and supplement it through chart review of the approximately 150-300 patients with head and neck cancer treated during the study time frame.
The analysis will be univariate (t-test and Mann-Whitney U) and linear regression looking at the XRT and surgical regimens, common and severe symptoms, and comorbid conditions to try to determine the main drivers of physical and functional quality of life impairment. Also, comparing the head and neck cancer patients to other cancer groups may help us better understand this very high morbidity group. The project is already IRB approved and the student will have the opportunity to be first author on any manuscripts deriving from this work.
Project faculty: Erik Fromme, MD, MCR (Palliative Care Physician and Investigator), Charles Thomas, MD (Chairman of Department of Radiation Medicine), John Holland (Radiation Oncologist specializing in Head and Neck Cancer), and Neil Gross, MD (Head and Neck surgeon).
Position Title: Community Food Access Project Internship (1 position)
Organization: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon: The Portland Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership, www.emoregon.org/food_farms.php. Ecumenical Ministries (EMO) is an association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.
Position start and end dates: July – October 2010
Hours: 20 hrs/wk
Education and Training: We will support the intern attending at least one training. As part of the internship 2hrs/wk can be spent on professional development related to the project and ongoing mentoring and training will be provided.
Accountability: This position is accountable to the Environmental Ministries Director and Program Associate.
Position Summary: This position will support and evaluate the components of seven Portland area farm-to-congregation partnerships, including a buying club, that focus on improving access to fresh produce for low income populations. The intern will also research new farm-to-congregation opportunities and evaluate cooking classes for low-income populations with partner organizations. He/she will be part of an energetic team working to improve access to fresh, local food in Multnomah County.
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
1. Help develop and maintain partner relationships with farmers, faith communities and community based organizations.
2. Assist with the buying club project, collecting and submitting orders, staffing the drop off site.
3. Recruit and establish a volunteer program for the buying club.
4. Assist with farm-to-congregation partnership evaluations including interviews and administering surveys.
5. Evaluate two cooking classes.
6. Compile and conduct education on healthy eating and shopping on a budget for farm-to-congregation partnerships.
7. Explore options for establishing two new farmer tables in 2011
8. Research the possibility for a year round buying club.
9. Assist, as needed, with helping farmers acquire EBT machines for SNAP (food stamp) users.
10. Conduct research for farm-to-congregation case studies.
11. Help with other projects as needed including a possible fall event.
1. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and email software.
2. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
3. Excellent oral and written communication.
4. Reliable self-starter who enjoys collaborating with a team.
5. Ability and willingness to work within the mission, vision and ethics of Ecumenical Ministries of
6. Willingness and ability to work with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion,
culture and sexual orientation.
7. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
8. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
9. Submit to a criminal history background check and National Sex Offender Registry search.
10. Regular and reliable attendance.
1. We value diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
2. Awareness of issues surrounding local food, sustainable agriculture, hunger, poverty and nutrition.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and coordinate members and volunteers.
4. Graphic design abilities.
5. Schedule is somewhat flexible but we require some availability on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
6. Ability to speak Russian or Hmong.
Location: 0245 SW Bancroft, Suite B, Portland, Oregon 97239
Transportation Information: The office is located in a bike- and pedestrian-friendly community and is within on to three blocks of bus lines that go through downtown Portland.
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to: (503) 223-7007, or mail to: EMO, Attn: Krystal Sharinghousen, 0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. We will be reviewing applications as they come in and would like to fill the position immediately.
Internship Opportunity with Dr. Walt Hollow, University of Washington
Intern will be analyzing Nimiipuu mortality data, looking at how the data could influence future long term goals for a clinic or prevent some of the deaths that were seen in 2009. Interested students should follow up with our department chair, Tom Becker, at email@example.com, for more information.
(Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate)
Summary: The primary responsibility of the Community Profile Intern is to work with the Community Profile task force to research and analyze data as part of the breast cancer community needs assessment.
Time Commitment: Begins in April. The ideal candidate would be available both spring and summer term or longer depending upon availability and the project needs. 8-10 hours a week preferred.
Qualifying Majors: Masters of Public Health or Public Administration, OHSU Epidemiology Program, Statistics, Math, Bio-medical Cultural Anthropology. Master's candidate preferred; senior undergraduate project is acceptable
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Analyze data
* Research online data sources and recreate reports
* Manipulate reports into regional profiles
* Map the profiles
* Write analysis and report the findings
* Attend meetings as class schedule permits
* Take minutes for the task force
* Set up service directory for targeted area
* Excellent writing skills
* Must understand demographic and breast cancer statistical data
* Proficient in excel and databases
* Organized and can work well independently
* Attention to detail
* Work experience
* Contributing to a world without breast cancer
Oregon State Office of Community Health & Health Planning Internship Opportunity
The Oregon Office of Community Health has an urgent need for a public health intern who will work alongside a bioinformatics intern researching and documenting public health HIE (Health Information Exchange) use cases.
For more information, contact Nancy Moss at 971-673-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Opportunity: Patient Experience Data Collection in Oregon
Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation
The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation is a non-profit organization that works to measure and improve the quality of healthcare in Oregon. The Quality Corp coordinates projects that lead to real solutions for improving healthcare quality through better information and increased community-wide collaboration. We help doctors, hospitals, insurers, providers, purchasers, government agencies, and consumers work together to accomplish what they cannot do alone.
Our main initiative is Partner for Quality Care: Information for a Healthy Oregon which includes work to:
* measure and report on health care quality,
* engage consumers in understanding and acting on quality information, and
* provide quality improvement technical assistance for clinics and hospitals.
One component of the measurement and reporting project is measuring patient experience. We are looking for an intern to research current patient experience data collection activities in Oregon. The position will begin in February or March and run through spring with the possibility for continuation. Time commitment required is flexible.
Patient-centered care is one of six central aims of health care as outlined by the Institute of Medicine's 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm. Research has shown that patients who rate their care more highly are more likely to participate positively in clinical interactions by, for example, providing accurate and relevant information to their caregivers, and adhering to treatment recommendations.
The Quality Corp is exploring the possibility of providing consumer-friendly access to comparable patient experience information for primary care clinics in Oregon. To develop a strategy to accomplish this, we need to understand how patient experience data is currently collected in Oregon. This project will involve:
* researching available survey instruments and methodology,
* understanding previous research conducted on this topic in Oregon by the Public Employees' Benefit Board and others,
* contacting clinics, medical groups, medical associations, and health plans to learn how they collect patient-experience data and their strategic needs for the data, and
* writing a report to be shared with Quality Corp staff and leadership.
* Intern will work closely with the Project Manager and Data Project Manager.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Excellent writing and language skills, familiarity with health services administration, good interpersonal skills and ability to research information.
If you are interested please contact Summer Boslaugh, Project Manager, at email@example.com