Etna Tiburcio (MPH '16), Peter Suwondo (MPH '17, YC '16), Emma Ryan (YC '17), and Caroline Tangoren (YC '18) meeting with community members in Casas Viejas, Ecuador about food insecurity, which may be exacerbated by climate change.
Summer Internship Awards
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, morbidity and mortality from heat waves; occupational heat stress; respiratory health effects of wildfires; interactions between climate change and air pollution; relationships between climate change and asthma, vector-borne, foodborne, waterborne, or other environmentally-transmitted diseases; climate change in relation to food insecurity and undernutrition; mental health effects of natural disasters; climate refugee health; social justice issues related to climate change and health; climate change and environmental toxicology (interactions/interplay between climate change and human exposure to a variety of chemical contaminants, such as endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, and pesticides); and health co-benefits of climate change mitigation (e.g., increased physical activity, plant-based diets). Research may involve observational and/or modeling studies.
Students must identify a CCHI affiliated faculty member as a mentor. There are two mentorship scenarios: 1) the internship involves working directly with the CCHI faculty mentor at Yale; or 2) the internship is located outside of Yale, in which case mentoring will be collaborative between the on-site preceptor and the CCHI faculty mentor.
The application for this award should include 1) a description of the internship (1-2 pages); 2) a letter of support from the CCHI faculty mentor, who should agree to play an active mentorship role; 3) for non-Yale internships, a letter of support from the on-site preceptor; 4) a YSPH transcript; and 5) a curriculum vitae. Please apply through Yale University Student Grants & Fellowships. The deadline is March 30.
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HAZARD ASSESSMENT, CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Deadline: Interview process usually begins in January, decisions in late March.
Description: The Air and Climate Epidemiology Section of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency is looking for a student intern to help with a study on climate change (such as temperature exposure) or air pollutants and their association with mortality and/or morbidity outcomes. A specific project will be decided upon prior to beginning the internship according to the applicant’s research interests and own ideas. This position involves organizing and manipulating large datasets, performing statistical analyses, summarizing the results, and assisting in developing manuscripts for journal publication and presentations at scientific meetings. Applicants should have a background in biostatistics, epidemiology, and/or environmental health. Functional knowledge of SAS, R/S-plus, STATA, EndNote and/or ArcGIS would also be highly desirable. This full-time internship is available from May through August 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Contact: Dr. Rupa Basu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Disease Control - Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship
Deadline: Applications will open after November 20th
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Description: The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills they’ve acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC.
Compensation: Interns will receive a monthly stipend at a rate of ~$750/week while participating in this program.
Notes: Further information at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/geh/overview.htm
National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP)
Description: The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at local, state, or tribal environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this ten week internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S.
Compensation: Students will receive a stipend of up to $4000 ($400 per week) to cover expenses.
Notes: Further information at http://www.neha.org/professional-development/students/internships
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) - Native Graduate Health Fellowship
Deadline: April 14, 2018
Description: The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Compensation: The Fellowship will include 1) a financial award of $5,000; and 2) professional development in tribal health policy.
Notes: Further information at http://www.ncai.org/get-involved/internships-fellowships/native-graduate-health-fellowship