Internship Opportunity with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center

The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program is looking for the Fall 2017 class of interns, who will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The application closes this Sunday, July 16th.

Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has actively pursued the connections between the environment, health, population, development, conflict, and security. ECSP brings together scholars, policymakers, media, and practitioners through events, research, publications, multimedia content, and an award-winning blog, New Security Beat.

The Environmental Change and Security Program is seeking interns to:

– Write for their award-winning blog, New Security Beat
– Network with leading experts in the environment, development, and security
– Work closely with the friendly, dynamic “Green Team” at the Wilson Center

Assignments may include:

– Researching and writing stories for New Security Beat and ECSP’s website
– Assisting with events and conferences
– Researching environment, security, development, global health, and demography topics
– Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials
– Performing administrative assignments in support of ECSP activities

Requirements

Potential interns should be students, prospective students (within the next year), and/or recent graduates (within the last year) with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on environmental and human security.

In addition, applicants should:

– Possess strong research, writing, and/or administrative skills
– Be detail-oriented
– Be able to work both independently and as part of a group

ECSP currently offers unpaid internships. They are looking for candidates who are willing to devote at least 21 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. Interns work seven hour days.

For the full description, list of qualifications, and instructions on how to apply, please see the Wilson Center website:
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/internships-the-environmental-change-and-security-program

Call for applications for 2018 Public Health Fellow in Government

APHA has put out a call for applications for the 2018 Public Health Fellowship in Government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C., working in a Congressional office (either the House or the Senate). The fellow will have the opportunity to see first hand how public policy impacts public health and to offer their public health expertise to policymakers. Fellows will have the option of serving on the personal staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, working on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.

Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2018 so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area. The fellowship is open to all APHA members who are public health professionals including state and local health department staff, medical, nurse or public health practitioners, nongovernmental agency staff and teachers/researchers/academics who have a demonstrated interest and ability in policy. Federal employees are not eligible for this fellowship. All candidates must have a master’s degree or a doctorate (or equivalent) in public health or related discipline. In addition, all candidates must be U.S. citizens or a permanent residents. All candidates must have five years or more of professional experience in a public health setting. Internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count toward the five year requirement.

Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 for the year, and an additional $10,000 is available for travel and other related costs (including moving costs and the costs of attending the APHA Annual Meeting).

Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available at https://www.apha.org/fellowship. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by August 14, 2017. For more information, contact aphafellowship@apha.org or call 202-777-2510.

Graduate Student Fellowships In Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements (Habitat for Humanity International/USAID)

The deadline however for submission is June 23rd, 2017.

Fellowship Description: USAID/OFDA seeks to support the thesis or professional report writing efforts of two Fellows during the summer of 2017. Fellows will be graduate students currently enrolled full-time in accredited North American graduate school programs or North Americans studying abroad in similar graduate programs, in the following disciplines:

  • City, Urban, Environmental, or Regional Planning, and
  • Architecture or Architectural engineering

Ideally, successful candidates would be first-year, Masters-level, graduate students, in the programs listed above, who are interested in commencing work on a thesis or professional report as a requirement for graduation. The topic of this graduate student research would be focused on any of the following topics of interest:

  • Managing the transition of humanitarian shelter to permanent housing
  • Linking and incorporating hazard mapping efforts into settlements planning to promote risk reduction
  • Post-disaster neighbourhood-level planning efforts designed to promote safer, sustainable, and resilient shelters and settlements
  • Post-disaster emergency urban planning to reconfigure disaster-affected settlements to promote risk reduction, increase shelter opportunities, and accelerate recovery
  • Measuring the contribution of humanitarian shelter to the recovery of disaster-affected households and/or communities.
  • Identification and review of assessment tools (including GIS and open source mapping technologies) intended to better understand and deal with the urban context, thereby informing efforts to support effective and expeditious humanitarian S&S sector activities
  • Informal land management and tenure mechanisms that promote risk reduction or ensure occupancy of land and housing for displaced/vulnerable populations.

 

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Fellowship Opportunity: UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships

The UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships are available to researchers committed to reducing inequalities in health within their countries. Applicants are likely to have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program in one of a variety of fields including, but not limited to: behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, health professions, and public policy.  The Fellowships are designed to help develop the next cadre of researchers working in the area of inequalities in health, whilst building strategic global links between UCL and other institutions worldwide.

Fellowships will last for up to one year, with fellows being required to use the residency at UCL within the Institute of Health Equity (IHE).  Up to three awards for fellowships are available for 2017/18.  The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017.  For more information about the selection criteria and process, please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/iehc/iehc-news/ucl-marmot-prince-mahidol-fellowships.  Applicants are welcome to discuss their research questions and potential costs by correspondence prior to submitting their application. Please email correspondence to: contact@iheucl.org.

Two Summer/Fall Internships with the Communications Committee

The IH Section’s Communications Committee is currently seeking two summer and/or fall interns! We are looking for two interns to post regularly to the IH Blog and the Section’s social media platforms, contribute to Global Health Communications Committee activities, and assist with the Global Health Jobs Analysis project. The position is unpaid, but it is remote and entirely web-based and thus can be combined with another opportunity. The weekly time commitment will be 15-20 hours a week distributed in any way that the intern can complete their duties.

The ideal candidate a self-starter who can initiate activities based on new ideas and complete projects with minimal supervision and guidance.

Qualifications: Must be a Student or Early Career Professional member of the American Public Health Association.

Not yet a member of APHA? Interested candidates may submit an application and, if selected, join before beginning the internship period. See https://www.apha.org/become-a-member/ for more information.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a resume/CV and two writing samples to ihsection.communications@gmail.com. Please include the cover letter in the body of the e-mail.