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$1,500 Summer Opportunities for Graduate-Level Public Health Students

NWCPHP announces two opportunities through the Northwest Public Health Training Center—one collaborative project and one field placement in our six-state region.

NWCPHP announces two opportunities through the Northwest Public Health Training Center—one collaborative project and one field placement in our six-state region.

May 17, 2012

Are you a graduate-level student interested in a career working for underserved areas and populations in governmental public health?

NWCPHP is pleased to announce two opportunities through the Northwest Public Health Training Center—one collaborative project and one field placement in our six-state region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming. Each opportunity will be funded for $1,500 during summer quarter 2012.

Graduate-level students as well as post graduates from the six-state region are encouraged to apply.

The collaborative project must involve a faculty member and should be designed to improve public health services for medically underserved communities. The project should be developed with a local, state, or regional public health agency and board of health.

The field placement is meant to provide students with experience and exposure to public health agencies and organizations, such as city, county, and state health departments, nonprofit private health agencies or organizations. The work should have a special focus on underserved areas and populations.

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the Northwest Public Health Training Center faculty. Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, service to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility.

Proposals should address one or more of the following topics as it relates to public health practice:

  • Surveillance and assessment of population’s health and well-being
  • Promoting and protecting the population’s health and well-being
  • Developing quality and risk assessment within an evaluative culture
  • Collaborative working for health
  • Developing health programs and services reducing inequalities
  • Policy and strategy development and implementation
  • Working with and for communities
  • Strategic leadership for health
  • Research and development
  • Ethically managing self, people, and resources

Procedures and Deadlines

Proposals will be accepted through June 15, 2012. To apply, send a single, electronic document that includes your cover letter and résumé to:

Luann D’Ambrosio, MEd, NWCPHP Associate Director
ldambr@u.washington.edu.

About the Northwest Public Health Training Center

The Northwest Public Health Training Center is housed within Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health. It is one of 33 HRSA-funded Public Health Training Centers across the country.

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