WALTHAM, MA | EDC is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for university students pursuing public health careers. Current master’s level public health students are encouraged to apply for the 8–12 week internships based in EDC’s Boston and Chicago offices. Interns will be paid up to $25 per hour for a 20-hour week. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
Internships will include hands-on work to support a range of U.S. health programs and initiatives. EDC is seeking interns for data analysis, program evaluation, and training and technical assistance. In addition to their project-specific work, all interns will become part of a cohort that will include peer-sharing, mentoring, and group professional development opportunities aimed at preparing early-career public health professionals for success in the workforce.
Interns will be accepted for two national centers focused on substance use and mental health services and two large-scale regional health studies.
“EDC provides a challenging, fast-paced environment where public health students can pursue their interests while doing meaningful work,” said EDC’s Erin Smith. “We expect a competitive field of applicants and look forward to working with a talented group this summer.”
Ideal internship candidates are currently enrolled in graduate-level, degree-granting programs related to health, such as psychology, public health, biostatistics or statistics, public policy, sociology, or social work. Selection criteria includes educational achievement; writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work both independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
For more information or submit an application, visit https://go.edc.org/internships.
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