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Fellowship, Internship & Training Opportunities


Academic/Training Opp.s

American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation/U.S. Census Bureau Research Fellowship Program is designed to bridge the gap between government and academic science.  It allows senior research fellows to come to the U.S. Census Bureau, where they may use agency data and interact with agency staff.  The duration of the fellowship appointment is flexible; the usual term is 6 to 12 months.  Applicants for fellowships should have academically recognized research records and considerable expertise in their areas of proposed research. They must submit detailed research proposals for competitive evaluation by a program review board representing the agency, the ASA, and academia. The proposed projects may be in any area related to survey methods, from concept development to information dissemination. Areas of application include social and demographic studies, economic measure and analysis, statistical methodology and computing, information and behavioral science, and geography.  Washington DC area.  For more information and application materials, see http://www.census.gov/srd/www/fellweb.html.

Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  BEST is a rigorous eight-week program that is focused on expanding and diversifying  the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research.  We are currently recruiting students for our 2013 program (May 28-July 19) and have extended the application deadline.

 Qualified applicants must:

  • Be enrolled and have completed at least one year of undergraduate work at an accredited school or university OR be enrolled at a community or junior college, completing at least 3 courses per academic term.

  • Have completed at least 1 semester of college calculus

  • Be U.S. citizens or have permanent residence status

For more information about the program and the online application, students can visit the following website: http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/biostatistics/best-diversity-program or contact Justine Herrera at jh2477@columbia.edu.

Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership (DTP3) Non-Paid Internship.  The Intern who serves as Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership Coordinator is the lead staff person for a multi-level collaborative that provides youth and their families in Denver Public Schools access to reproductive health education and services to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy among teens.  In this administrative position, the Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of the DTP3, coordinates all partnership activities, conducts administrative tasks, fundraises, maintains regular communication between partner organizations, school communities, evaluator, funders, etc., and creates an advocacy plan. 

For more information, or to apply, please email cover letter, resume and three professional references (including a current or former supervisor) in Word or PDF format to Alison Macklin, alison.macklin@pprm.org.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Open Date: 10/04/2012 - Close Date: 11/27/2012

Summary:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for graduate environmental study for master's and doctoral level students. The deadline for submission of applications is November 27, 2012. Subject to availability of  funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship. This amount covers a monthly stipend of $2,083 for up to 12 months totaling $25,000 for the year, $5,000 for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required. These fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with advanced, environmentally-oriented study leading to a master's or doctoral degree.

EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) competence is essential to the Nation¹s future well-being in terms of national security and competitive economic advantage.  For instance, the health and vitality of the economy is predicated, in part, on the availability of an adequate supply of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, to develop innovative technologies and solutions. In other words, this country must engage all available minds to address the challenges it faces. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women historically have been under-represented in the STEM fields. For this reason, EPA strongly encourages all eligible applicants, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. At the same time, the EPA seeks to expand environmental conversations by including members of communities which have not previously participated in such dialogues; therefore EPA strongly encourages such eligible applicants, including applicants from Minority Academic Institutions, to apply at http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_gradfellow.html​.

 The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has several exciting fellowship opportunities in the Behavioral Research Program. Applications from qualified candidates at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level are invited for these Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship opportunities. More information can be found at http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/career_training.html.​

National Cancer Institute Summer Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory.  The Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory is a 7-day intensive learning course for new or early investigators. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the ATI is designed to offer in-depth instruction on the use, development, and evaluation of health behavior theory. While it is recognized that all health behaviors occur within a social, cultural, and political context, the ATI primarily will focus on the individual level of analysis and examine theories that are designed to explain and predict individual health and screening behaviors. The focus will be on the proper use of theories and on theory testing rather than on either a comprehensive review or evaluation of current theories. Through the use of lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, and mentoring exchanges with faculty, attendees will be encouraged to build upon and expand their own research interests in health behaviors.  For more information, an application, and comments from previous participants please go to http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/workshop. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. and Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad.  Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.  Applications are due the second Wednesday in November for the following summer.  Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eliibility, and tips on applying, applications are encouraged please visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org.   

South Texas Environmental Education AND Research (STEER) Training Program. The South Texas Environmental Education and Resaerch (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.  The course is offered five to eight times per year.  Instruction generally begins on the first Monday of the month and lasts four weeks.  Curriculum includes environmental medicine, curanderismo, folk healing, environmental house calls, hiking with an herbalist, water sampling in the Rio Grande, and visits to colonias.  Visit website at http://steer.uthscsa.edu for information and application or contact directly at steer@uthscsa.edu. ​

The University of Michigan Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.  The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  A variety of short summer courses are offerred, including such hot topics as structural equation modeling, nonresponse and missing data methods, and hierarchical linear models.  Information can be found at http://si.isr.umich.edu/ 

Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a summer program located outside Vienna, Austria.  IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.  Since the beginning of the Program in 1977, 1565 participants from 83 countries have benefited from collaborating with IIASA's scholars and enhanced their own perspectives and career opportunities.  In most cases, funding is available from National Member Organizations which covers student expenses.  Applications are typically due in January for the upcoming summer.  For more information go to: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/reg-info/more_about_the_program.html?sb=1.

Additional Health and Human Services Internships

Fellowships & Internships in Health Policy and Related Fields. KaiserEDU.org's fellowship and internship directory has nearly 300 listings for undergraduate and graduate students looking for work experience in health policy and related fields. Search for opportunities from Washington, D.C. to Geneva, Switzerland in government agencies, universities, private organizations and foundations.  The directory is constantly updated with new positions so bookmark it as a resource for your next job search.

New internships added to the directory include: