Attention IH Student Members: Two Interim Student Leadership Opportunities Available; Deadline to apply 7/13

We currently have two student leadership opportunities! The deadline is Friday, July 13th for interested students to submit a response to this opportunity. Submission details below.

Two Interim Student Leadership Opportunities:

The APHA IH Section Leadership is writing to share a short-term opportunity: our appointed IH Student Committee leaders have had to step down for personal reasons and the IH Section is very interested in recruiting two interim, Acting Co-Chairs of the IH Student Committee.

The purpose of the IH Student Committee is to support and coordinate the efforts of the IH Section to reach out to students and early career professionals interested in careers in international and global health and to facilitate their engagement in IH Section activities. The committee chair is appointed by the IH Section Chair.  Other IH Section student members representing a cross-section of schools of public health, medical schools, and young professionals can be appointed by the committee and IH Section Chair.

Responsibilities of these two positions are not overwhelming, and include the following:

–          Attending IH Section leadership conference call meetings, in order to represent student interests and serve student’s needs with an official voice on leadership meetings (one hour the fourth Thursday of every month)

  • Identifying opportunities to link student members to our standing IH Section committee and working groups in order to develop future leadership for the IH Section
  • Helping to recruit students to take advantage of these identified opportunities
  • Organizing and leading the IH Student Committee meeting at the Annual Meeting, in order to ensure sustainability of IH Student Committee efforts and initiatives
  • As needed /as interested, recruiting a small team of other IH student members to plan and organize any activities of the IH Student Committee throughout the year

The IH Student Committee is formally described in the IH Section Manual, with some additional functions that we will share during a simple orientation for the selected Interim Acting Co-Chairs of the IH Student Committee.

Length of commitment:

These interim positions are a commitment from time of selection (anticipated July or August this summer) through the November 2018 annual meeting. The IH Student Committee traditionally selects new co-chairs and other committee leaders in person at the annual meeting. The Interim Acting Co-Chairs will have the option to submit their names to the IH Student Committee leader selection process for the coming year.

Applicants should be current members and should be planning to attend the Annual Meeting in San Diego this coming November 2018, where they will chair the meeting at which the new IH Student Committee leaders will be selected, to begin serving as of the end of the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Monthly level of effort of commitment:

Effective incumbents for the IH Student Committee co-chair positions have found that this responsibility requires a range of 2-6 hours per month, including participation on the monthly, one-hour IH Section Leadership calls, as well as emails and personal communication with other leaders of the IH Student Committee and full leadership body, as needed to direct and implement activities and initiatives the IH Student Committee may have undertaken.

Instructions to submit your name:

Interested candidates will please email Mary Carol Jennings (current Section Secretary, marycaroljennings@jhu.edu) and Jay Nepal (current co-chair of IH Section Membership Committee, jnepal360@gmail.com) with a very short statement (<200 words) describing your leadership experience and your personal career and networking goals in the field of international health, as well as one concrete accomplishment you would like to undertake in the position of interim co-chair of the IH Student Committee.

Include your phone number and email so that we can contact you if your candidacy is short-listed for this opportunity. 

Deadline for applications: Friday July 13

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PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Application

The Application Deadline Has Been Extended! The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program 2018-2019 cohort applications will be extended to Friday, February 9th. We are searching for talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance.

Submit your application by Midnight on February 9, 2018!

We have also received all of your great feedback and have added more information to our FAQ section to answer many of the questions received regarding the program. Check out the FAQ here!

Wondering if this fellowship is for you? Hear first hand from current PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows about their fellowship experience from our latest webinar,”The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One.”

Visit the website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates from the fellowship program, and share updates and the tips on how to submit a successful application, included below, with your network!

About the Program

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows serve in full-time yearlong stipend fellowship opportunities placed in CDC headquarters, Atlanta or CDC offices overseas. Our current fellows work in more than 15 countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Fellows, with the guidance from leading global health experts from the CDC; will work on a variety of global health projects, while developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Master’s degree or PhD In Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program required prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than September 2018).

Completion of the Master’s or Doctorate degree program within the last five years (no earlier than September 2013).

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.

Fellowship Placements

Fellowship locations are approximately 40% domestic, U.S. based (primarily Atlanta) and 60% overseas-based.

Fellowship assignments are full-time one-year opportunities. Fellows may renew or apply for other fellowships but may not exceed three years as a fellow.

Fellows are contractors with the Public Health Institute and are issued fellowship agreements.

Fellows receive a stipend allowance. Stipends for fellowship placements starting 2018 are $48,109 for Master’s level candidates and $53,137 for Doctoral level candidates.

In addition to stipends, fellows are provided predetermined allowances in the following categories: housing, local travel, travel/training, and health. Amounts vary based on fellowship location and scope of work. Actual amounts are shared upon offer of a fellowship placement.

Read more on details of fellowship placements on our website here!

How Are Fellows Selected?

All applications to the fellowship program will undergo an objective and technical review based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, and previous professional experience.

Top candidates will be invited to interview with the CDC mentor and team and, if selected, matched with the most suitable CDC fellowship assignment.

What Do I Need to Apply to the Program?

First, register and create an account with us here! You will receive an email confirmation of registration. The email may end up in your spam box, so be sure to double check your spam box!

After you have registered for an account, the page will take you directly to our application portal. You can fill out the application at your own pace, save your information to go back, and pick up where you left off.

Essays – Provide a tailored essay for each technical track you will be considered for (1500 word max, PDF File) on how your interest in the desired fellowship track and your participation in the fellowship program will help shape your career path.

Resume/CV – We recommend submitting a Resume/CV no longer than two pages.

Provide the name, email, and phone number of two references that we may reach out to. The references can be individuals from your current or previous work, volunteer, or academic contacts who can best speak to your character or qualifications. We will contact your references if you are selected as a top finalist. Finalists will be provided further instructions, and ample notice to remind their references once we have reached that stage of the process. Be sure to reach out to your references in advance to give them a heads up and and confirm their availability.

Remember, once you hit “Submit” on your application, you are unable to make changes to your submission.

Sign up to our listserv to stay connected and to receive the latest announcements and updates about program information and deadlines! Make sure to add info@phi-cdcfellows.org to your address book to keep our emails out of your spam folder.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Unsubmitted applications and applications received by email will not be reviewed.

For specific questions regarding the application process, you may contact:

Chanel Adikuono, info@phi-cdcfellows.org

Recruitment & Fellows Support Specialist

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for Centers for Disease Control Prevention by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

 

 

 

 

UN Young Leaders for the SDGs: Class of 2017 applications now open!

This is a call for applications for the Class of 2017 of the UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals program.


The call for the next class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals is now open!

The world is currently home to the largest generation of young people in history. With 50% of the world’s population being under the age of 30, young people’s ideas and talents will drive the success of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals before 2030.

That’s why the United Nations is on a mission to unearth 17 of the world’s greatest young changemakers.

These Young Leaders will be recognized for their exceptional efforts and influence in seeing the Goals achieved. They might be a chef, a designer, an inventor or an artist. They might know about the Goals or nothing at all. The important thing is that they are leading an exceptional initiative that helps to meet one or more of the Goals.

Once selected, they will work with the United Nations to help mobilize young people around the world in support of the Goals and advocate for their achievement.

Candidates can apply here.

Launching the Class of 2016 was a huge success – after a year of advocacy, they’ve spoken on hundreds of platforms, connected the Goals to dozens of initiatives and reached millions of people spreading the message of the Goals.

We can’t wait to work with the next generation of innovators, changemakers, and ground-breakers, but to do so, we need your help finding the next class of Young Leaders.

Follow the campaign on social media @UNYouthEnvoy and find out more information about the Young Leaders for the SDGs initiative at www.sdgyoungleaders.org.

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.