This Week at the Career Center: Environmental Health Internship, Health Care Justice Fellowship, and Field Manager Positions

clehCollegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Internship: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 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 collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program. (Application deadline: Wednesday, January 29)


villersVillers Fellowship for Health Care Justice: During their year-long tenure, Villers fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation and regulatory process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques. The Villers fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s health policy department. The fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C., and is designed to provide the fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. (Deadline: Friday, January 31)


fundforthepublicinterestField Manager, The Fund for the Public Interest: The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a passion for social change to fill our field manager positions across the country this summer. If you are looking to make an impact on the world by working to stop global warming, stand up against powerful corporations, and fight for equality, then this is the job for you! (Deadline for Early Application: Friday, January 31)


wellstoneWellstone Fellowship for Social Justice: Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The Wellstone fellow’s primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders; drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists. During the year, the fellow will learn about health reform implementation, Medicaid, Medicare, health equity, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the Wellstone fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and organizations. (Deadline: Friday, January 31)

Remember to check our other Career Center posts for upcoming deadlines for opportunities with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Lawyers for Children, the Bronx Defenders, and Brighter Dawns.