EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship: EcoLearn

EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship EcoLearn – Teach exciting prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools in the Seattle metro area. Project code EPA-USA-1

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year there are more than 1,000 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on USAJOBS.gov.  Real experience is waiting for U.S. college students across the federal government, including NASA, Smithsonian, State Department, CIA, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/ by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top!  To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript.

Students play an important role in moving the government forward.  There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May.  This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad.  VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Learn more at our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!  Have questions?  Get answers!  Post them on our VSFS forum, sign up to receive notifications about VSFS and other internship opportunities under Keep Me Informed, and check in with your regional Diplomat in Residence.

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Malaria Drug Delivery Intern

Malaria Drug Delivery Intern (Undergrad/Grad)

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Source: PATH: A catalyst for global health

Mahina: International Indigenous Health Research Training Program

About Mahina

Mahina is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral and public health research fields. It is the only MHIRT program that exposes students to Indigenist approaches to wellness and Indigenous research ethics and protocols. The program features onsite immersion in Aotearoa and research learning opportunities with Indigenous peoples.

Trainees will learn about social, cultural, and historical determinants of Indigenous health; community based participatory/tribal participatory research (CBPR); and culturally-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Central to this unique program is the trainees’ explorations of culturally specific Indigenous epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols. In addition to being trained and mentored by top indigenous scholars and researchers, trainees will be assigned a “sibling” graduate student mentor (Tuakana) in accordance with cultural customs of the Maori.

Mahina offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Self- identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Inuit, Metis, Native Hawaiian, Maori, or Pacific Islander, or as an Indigenous person from the U.S. or U.S. territories or North America, including Canada or Mexico (e.g., Yaqui); OR self-identify as belonging to a socioeconomic or rural background or racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research AND is a member of an Indigenous household, family, or community;
  • Be an enrolled as a 3rd, 4th or 5th year undergraduate student or be a graduate student at the University of Washington [or university in the WWAMI region] or University of Hawai’i at Manoa in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences with a health focus and have at least at 3.0 GPA;
  • Intend to develop a program of health research or a career in health research with Indigenous communities; and/or
  • Intend to develop and submit an application toward a health research degree.

Apply

Check out the Mahina Website http://mahina.iwri.org/

Please apply here http://mahina.iwri.org/apply/

Deadline to Apply is March 10, 2017

Contact: Anjulie Ganti at anjulie@uw.edu or call 206-543-7662 with questions.

Mahina is administered by IWRI and supported by funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P60MD006909.

Summer Internship Opportunity with IHME

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an internship opportunity for undergraduate students!

The IHME Internship is a structured program in which undergraduates can receive professional experience as well as education and training opportunities to enhance career readiness. This internship provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work in a dynamic and agile organization at the intersection of nonprofit work, technology development, academia, and research. Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to mission-critical work, learn from experts in the field, and interact with diverse and international staff.

IHME will offer internships in the following areas:

  1. Research
  2. Global Engagement
  3. Technology
  4. Financial Planning

Each area will provide a unique and customized experience where individuals have the opportunity to explore a specific professional domain, participate in collaborative projects, receive mentorship from experts, and learn a new set of skills and knowledge. Interns get hands-on opportunities to work on projects that are mission-critical to the success of our research and expansion of our organization. The IHME internship program is designed as an experiential learning opportunity intended to enhance personal growth, career development, and academic achievement.

Learn more about this opportunity here!

Apply here!

Questions? Contact IHMEinterns@healthdata.org

eScience Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Student Fellowship program. The program brings together students with data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit.

Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups such as government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public, on data-intensive research projects.

Who: Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to work in the U.S. We cannot sponsor student visas for this program.

What: Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact. Projects will have an applied social good dimension and involve analysis and visualization of data from areas such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Click for summaries of projects from the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 DSSG programs.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 12th and ending August 18th 2017.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in issues related to social good
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative tools
  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience

How to Apply: CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM. Please note: a copy of your CV and unofficial transcripts are required to complete the form.

Questions may be directed to exec-director@escience.washington.edu.

Application Deadline: February 13th at 5:00 pm PT (notification by March 22nd)

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) Deadline is Approaching

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2017 SUMMER RESEARCH TRAINEE PROGRAM DEADLINE REMINDER

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP).

Application Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017

Click here to apply: 2017 SRTP Application

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2017 Summer Research Trainee Program 

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Diversity and Inclusion runs the Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP). Founded in 1992, SRTP attracts college and medical students from around the nation to MGH. The goal of this program is to inspire students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM)* to consider careers in academic medicine by immersing them in cutting-edge research opportunities. Twenty students, selected from a nationwide competition, join SRTP each summer. Each student is assigned to a specific MGH laboratory, clinical site, health policy, or health services research area where they undertake an original research project under the mentorship and guidance of an MGH investigator. Assignments are carefully considered and are made with the student’s research and career interests in mind. In addition to this unique research experience, students participate in weekly didactic seminars and career mentoring sessions, and have opportunities for clinical shadowing at MGH.

Program Terms

SRTP is a mandatory nine week program, running from Monday, June 5 to Thursday, August 3, 2017. Students are paired with an MGH faculty preceptor who provides guidance and mentorship in a new or ongoing research project. Students are expected to:

  • Attend a full day orientation on Monday, June 5, 2017
  • Prepare an abstract of the research project
  • Prepare an oral presentation of their work at the completion of the program
  • Attend mandatory, weekly didactic seminars and career mentoring sessions
  • Complete all program, hospital and occupational health requirements (e.g. vaccination)

Program Support

Once accepted, SRTP provides the following support during the eight week period of the program:

  • Housing near hospital ($3,500 value)
  • Living stipend of $4,000 for food and other necessities
  • Travel grants based on demonstrated need (FAFSA required)
  • Meals provided at all didactic sessions

Eligibility

SRTP is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • underrepresented in medicine (URM)*
  • undergraduate junior or senior, rising 1st year medical student, or 1st year medical student, graduate school student, or post-baccalaureate student (note: freshman and sophomores not eligible)
  • attended/attending a college or medical school in the US and Puerto Rico
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • If accepted, proof of health insurance will be required

Application Process

The deadline for completed applications (2017 SRTP Application, as well as supporting materials) is

5:00 pm on Monday, January 23, 2017.

No exceptions will be allowed. Please complete the 2017 SRTP Application and submit supporting materials following the instructions in Parts I and II below.

A complete application must include:

Part I: 2017 SRTP Application. You must upload the following items with this application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Supplemental Essay Question
  • Resume
  • Photo

Part II:

Supporting Documents

A) 2017 SRTP Recommendation or Medical School Letter of Good Standing. You must use this link to submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Good Standing ONLY IF you are a medical student and your school does not provide transcripts

B) Official college, graduate, and/or medical school transcript(s). Online format is preferred, emailed to: SRTP.

Please visit the SRTP Website for more information on how to apply.

Important Dates to Remember:

Application Available: Monday, November 28, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017
Decisions Made (tentative): Thursday, March 2, 2017
Program Starts: Monday, June 5, 2017
Program Ends: Thursday, August 3, 2017

All incomplete applications will not be considered. Allow enough mailing time for the materials to arrive before the deadline.

All required supporting documents must be received by Monday, January 23, 2017. It is your responsibility to ensure that they are received by this date in our office. Once we consider your application complete, you will receive a confirmation email from SRTP.

Questions or Additional Information? Please visit our website and 2017 SRTP FAQs

*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to be underrepresented in biomedical research (relative to their numbers in the general population). These groups may include Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Sources: AAMC, NIH and National Science Foundation

Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street, BUL 123 | Boston, MA 02114

Contact: Farrah Belizaire, Program Manager

E-mail: SRTP@mgh.harvard.edu |  Tel: 617.724.3830  |  Fax: 617.724.6591

MGH CDI Website