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NIH/NCMHD Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/application/online-application.cfm

Deadline: February 1, 2012

Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students interested in conducting psychological research in Mexico Summer 2012, in working with Latino populations are encouraged to apply. The program will take place throughout the course of 11 weeks, and is comprised of an intensive one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program in Puebla México.
Project funds cover trainee transportation (e.g., to and from Mexico), and living expenses (i.e., food and housing) throughout the course of the program. In addition, trainees are given a monthly stipend to help defray living expenses based on academic level experience. Undergraduates (Juniors/Seniors) $1000/month, Pre-doctoral level degree $1900/month.

Minimum Requirements:
- 3.0 GPA or better
- Research career orientation
- Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills
- Background in statistics
- Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2011-2012 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students.
- Must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)
- Must be from a health disparity population. Specifically, must be African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship Program

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborativeprojects, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.

Deadline: February 1, 2012

Program dates:  June 13 – August 17, 2012

Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:

  • US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card

  • Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2012

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Please visit our website for more information and application instructions: www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2012 will not be accepted into this program

For more information, please email LT Cory Kokko or Jay Nielsen at CLEH@cdc.gov

NIH Undergraduate Scholars Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

Deadline: February 1, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

Scholarship Support: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Scholarship Requirements: The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The following are the basic requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, national, or qualified noncitizen.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2011-2012 academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • High school seniors are not eligible to apply.
  • 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.
  • From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional financial need." (Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 51)


Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

https://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-public-policy-fellowships.html

Deadline: February 1, 2012

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen by November 1, 2011

  • Prior to the grant period, fall 2012, have a master’s with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, or a J.D. degree

OR 

  • be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.

  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.  
The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships will be offered in the following countries: Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand, Tunisia

HSHPS Training Programs

http://www.hshps.org/students/hshps-training-programs

Deadline: February 10, 2012

Though programs are geared towards graduate or recent graduate students, we encourage fourth year undergraduate students to apply as well. Please note that programs are for individuals who would like to gain research experience and are committed to improving the health of Hispanics.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (no visas)
  • English working proficiency (written and oral)
  • Spanish fluency varies depending on program
  • Current or recent graduate (less than three years) of a master’s or doctoral program in the health field; some programs permit third or fourth year undergraduate students

Individuals with five or more years of professional experience in the health field are not eligible to apply for this program

The goal of the training program is to increase the overall knowledge of public health, to provide the necessary clinical and research skills needed to enhance trainees’ careers in the health field, and to increase the overall understanding of the Hispanic health issues.

The program will match trainees with a mentor, an experienced scientist/researcher at the government agency or academic institution, depending on their area of interest and experience. The trainee will assist their mentor with various aspects of a project, while attending seminars and networking events.

Many HSHPS alumni were offered jobs in government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organization or pursued a PhD program in Public Health upon completion of program and master’s program.

Applicant does not have to be Hispanic to apply.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships for Healthcare Majors

https://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.240/default.asp

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Amount of Each Scholarship: $500-$5,000

To apply, students must:

  • Be of Hispanic background
  • Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have graduated from high school in the U.S. after attending at least 3 years (by June 2012)
  • Reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Plan to enroll in a fulltime undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, program for the 2012-2013 academic year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Preference given to applicants demonstrating financial need
Must be studying a major that falls under the Health Care Majors Application: Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Check websites for deadlines.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

http://bjordanscholars.kff.org/

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is an 11-week program that brings rising college seniors and recent college graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be a senior or a recent graduate (a person who graduated in September 2009 or later) of an accredited four-year U.S. college or university in the fall of 2012.

Graduate students and individuals with an advanced degree ARE NOT eligible to apply.

Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement and will have a strong interest in and/or experience working in or with programs that address health issues disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities or underserved communities (e.g. local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop policy related to health or healthcare disparities).This may include previous academic work (e.g. taken courses, written papers or participate in research projects) related to health disparities.

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship-$5,000

http://nhmafoundation.org/scholarshipprogram.html

The National Hispanic Health Foundation, affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, will award 16 scholarships to dental, medical, nursing, public health, and policy students who exhibit exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community. Each recipient will receive $5,000.  The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the Annual California Scholarship Gala in Santa Monica and the Annual New York Scholarship Gala in New York City.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund-$1,000-$5,000

http://www.hsf.net/

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: Graduating High School Seniors, Community College Students, Community College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students.

United Health Foundation/Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship-$2,000

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 2- or 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Clinical Psychology, Dental Technician, Nursing, (Pre) Optometry, (Pre) Dental, (Pre) Medicine, (Pre) Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Mental Health, or Behavioral Health. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Recipients will be required to submit a professional resume and participate in a pre and post scholarship survey.

Deloitte Scholars Program-$2,200

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Accounting. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must be classified as a sophomore, junior or first year master's student. Recipient must be interested in a career with Deloitte.

Kristen A. Sanchez Deloitte Student of the Year Scholarship-$10,000

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Full-time undergraduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Accounting. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must be classified as a junior or first year master's student. Recipient will be required to attend HACU's Annual Conference Student Track in San Antonio, Texas, October 29-31, 2011 to receive and accept the scholarship award. Recipient must be interested in a career with Deloitte.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Sr. Award-$12,100

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Management, or Technology. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0., and preference will be given to students attending school in Florida, Georgia, or North Carolina. Upon notification of selection, scholarship recipients are required to submit a headshot electronically to HACU for NASCAR press purposes.

The Deloitte Tax Scholars Program-$3,000

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Accounting. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must be classified as a sophomore, junior or first year master's student. Recipient must be interested in a career with Deloitte in its “tax” function.

VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

HACU National Internship Program

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp

The HACU National Internship Program is open to all students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, age, faith, etc. In order to be eligible for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate will be considered ineligible. The only session for which you may apply if you have already graduated is the summer session immediately following your final spring semester (i.e. applicants graduating in the spring of 2012 are still eligible for the summer 2012 internship session, but those who graduated in the fall of 2011 are not eligible for the summer 2012 internship session).
  • completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins
  • authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by lawBarbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

American Diabetes Association- Por Tu Familia Latino Initiative

http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/latino-programs/por-tu-familia.html

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is currently seeking volunteer bilingual Spanish speaking to assist with our Latino Initiatives health campaign named “Por Tu Familia” ("For Your Family" in English). A special component of “Por Tu Familia” is our Latino educational community-based workshop sessions that outline the importance of nutrition, regular physical activity, and maintaining good healthy habits. For further information contact: Helene Velazquez 212-725-4925 Ext. 3408 or hvelazquez@diabetes.org

Healthy Bodegas Initiative, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

http://www.nyc.gov/health/bodegas/

Since January 2005, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Healthy Bodegas Initiative has worked with more than 1,000 bodegas in East and Central Harlem, the South Bronx and Central Brooklyn to increase access to and promote healthy foods. The Healthy Bodegas Initiative is looking for volunteers to assist with customer surveys at bodegas around the city in an effort to measure changes in customer purchases and perceptions of stores. We are scheduling volunteers for 2 hour shifts, from 12-2pm and 4-6pm, October 12th- October 27th. If you are interested in helping out with surveys (even just one shift!), please email ngilbert@health.nyc.gov with your availability. Participating stores are located in the South Bronx, Central Harlem and Bushwick. Metrocards will be provided for travel to and from the bodegas.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health: Policy Intern

http://latinainstitute.org/employment

RESPONSIBILITIES: The policy intern would be responsible for assisting the Senior Policy Analyst on legislative research and writing, and other policy-related projects. Specifically, the intern would work closely with NLIRH program and policy staff on:

  • Researching and writing projects on various reproductive health issues related to Health Care Reform, Contraception, Medicaid, Immigration, Abortion, LGBTQ health and other issues;
  • Monitoring reproductive rights and immigration legislation;
  • Drafting articles, blog posts, and e-alerts regarding reproductive health policy developments;
  • Assisting in planning and implementing NLIRH’s national campaigns;
  • Assisting in planning NLIRH’s 2011 National Advocacy Weekend;
  • Supporting NLIRH’s communications team and media outreach;
  • Supporting the Policy and Advocacy department on various events, projects and programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: ** Prior social justice experience **Strong commitment to reproductive freedom ** Strong writing ** Research skills **Flexibility is necessary **Fluency in written and spoken Spanish a plus **Candidates with legal research and writing background and experience or familiarity with U.S. government and public policy are encouraged to apply.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: 15-20 hours per week. Stipend may be available.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a resumé and cover letter to Policy Internship Program, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1937, New York, 10004 or e-mail application to veronica@latinainstitute.org or fax to 212-422- 2556.

FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty Mentoring Program for Latino CVD Research

Mentoring Flyer

Fact Sheet

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) and the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health Services (IBACH) at San Diego State University (SDSU) are proud to announce a nationwide mentoring program designed to train and advance the research careers of new faculty and scientists with ongoing research interests in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Latino populations and other chronic diseases specific to Latino subgroups. This innovative program will bring together accomplished and aspiring researchers in Latino public health at an initial two-week summer institute held in beautiful San Diego, California.  Additional mentoring will be provided through ongoing communication with an assigned mentor, a mid-year visit to each of the mentee’s research settings, and a second summer institute in San Diego.  Travel, lodging at Kona Kai Resort, ground transportation and per diem will be provided.

The program provides aspiring and committed doctoral level researchers with the knowledge, experience, and guidance to establish successful careers as outstanding investigators in CVD control and prevention research in Latino communities.  Extensive mentoring will be provided by one of the program’s faculty members.  Our faculty members currently hold positions at: San Diego State University, University of California; San Diego, University of Miami, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Major program elements are:

  • Mentoring from experts: professional guidance by various university faculty with expertise in CVD and associated conditions, particularly in Latino communities
  • Successful grant techniques: an emphasis on preparing to compete successfully for research funding and receiving grants
  • Successful publication processes: strong guidance in navigating the process of publication in competitive scientific research journals
  • Rich learning environment: seminars and workshops offered at the summer institutes on research, grants and publishing.

The program eagerly seeks highly motivated junior faculty from any accredited university pursuing research in Latino public health and health disparities related to CVD and its associated risk factors.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The summer institute is scheduled for July 20 – August 3, 2011 with applications available through http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridecc.  Please send any questions to Cristina Padilla, MA, cpadilla@projects.sdsu.edu or 619.594.2292.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Click here to read about two opportunities with RHTP in Washington, DC.

NYP and Columbia's Young Men's Clinic: Health Educator

New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Center for Community Health & Education in partnership with the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York City has the following position available for its Young Men’s Clinic / Family Planning Practice
HEALTH EDUCATOR-Male Involvement: Will implement a health education program primarily to young males (13-35 years old) in a busy community clinic setting located in Northern Manhattan. Focus of the program is to increase male involvement in general and reproductive health. Position includes community outreach and educational activities. Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS), with at least 2-3 years of experience working in community health; excellent communication and presentation skills and bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
Salaries for all positions are commensurate with level and years of experience.
Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter, indicating position of interest to: Pamela Haller, MDiv, MPH, Program Manager, Health Education and Outreach, Center for Community Health & Education, 60 Haven Avenue, Floor B-3, New York, NY 10032. Email to: hallerp@nyp.org. No phone calls, please. Minorities are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health: Policy Analyst

http://latinainstitute.org/employment

NLIRH seeks an experienced, resourceful and innovative individual with strong leadership skills and advanced analytical abilities to work out of our Washington, D.C. office as a full-time Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst will promote a national policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas...Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree and a minimum of 2 years experience working on policy and/or reproductive health and rights issues. Applicants are urged to submit early as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The position may close early if a final candidate is found prior to October 31, 2011. Submit resume, three references and a relevant, 2 to 3-page, writing sample to: Director of Policy, Elizabeth Barajas-Román at Elizabeth@latinainstitute.org.

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

http://www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/

HCHS/SOL is a large clinical study being conducted nationwide. One of the four field sites, the Bronx site, located in the Fordham area of the Bronx, is currently seeking prospective employees to fill various per diem positions to meet the goals of the research project.

Per Diem HCHS Field Recruiters/Clin. Interviewers are responsible for seeking, screening and interviewing potential participants by going door to door, telephone and mail; collect research data when required, prepare mailings for recruitment and outreach; collect and enter study data into the database, etc. Per Diem HCHS Annual Follow Up Interviewers are responsible for interviewing participants after the examination through home visits and by telephone; obtain medical release waivers, informed consents, collect and enter up-to-date personal and medical information into the database; and retain them for the duration of the study, etc.

Per Diem HCHS Nutritional Interviewers are responsible for interviewing study participants, collecting research data(per guidelines), screening and interviewing potential participants by phone, in person and through home visits, obtain informed consent, collect and enter information into the database, etc. Although interviews will be predominantly in the dietary/nutritional portion of the study s/he will be required to handle other interviewing categories as well. Related experience/training in nutrtion or interviewing and familiarity with traditional Hispanic/Latino foods are necessary.

Candidates are required to have a HS diploma or GED. Flexible work hours required. Bilingual in English & Spanish preferred.

Please email your resume with the position title in the subject area to careers@einstein.yu.edu or fax a cover letter with the position title and resume to 718-584-0508.