Prevention Research Center Fall Practicum

July 15, 2008 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University

Health Promotion Practicum Program

Program Description

For Fall 2008, the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University will offer one competitive practicum internship to provide an exceptional student with real-life experience in the field of health promotion.  For this semester’s internship, the PRC is working with the Friends of Lafitte Corridor, a member of our Community Advisory Board.

The Friends of Lafitte Corridor
formed in 2006 to preserve the open space of the Lafitte Corridor, from the French Quarter to Canal Boulevard.  FOLC has advocated for and is facilitating the creation of a greenway with bicycle and pedestrian paths linking neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas, and public spaces.  The selected student will assist the organization with activities such as benchmarking existing successful greenway projects, performing a literature review on existing evaluation data regarding the impact of greenways, helping to research and coordinate opportunities to convene a bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee for New Orleans, and participating in other FOLC activities.  The student will also conduct an evaluation to correspond with a TUSPH research project related to the Lafitte Corridor.

The deadline for applying is July 30, 2008
.  The intern will be selected from among qualified applicants and notified as soon as possible, but no later than August 30, 2008.  The internship position will begin this fall, but may continue past the fall semester, depending on student availability and the organization’s specific needs.

Interns will be required to work a total of
300 hours as part of this internship.  This internship can fulfill the graduation requirement for a 200-hour practicum.  The additional 100-hours may also fulfill the culminating experience requirement, depending on your department’s specific graduation requirements.  Please consult with your advisor to determine if this internship is a good fit with your academic and professional interests and your department’s requirements.  Interns are required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the School’s practicum manual.

The intern will receive a
$3,375.00 stipend from the Prevention Research Center.  This internship is limited to masters level public health students at Tulane University.  Students applying for the internship must complete all elements of the application.  A demonstrated interest in active living research, bikeability/walkability issues, or the built environment is required.  Selected student must also have evaluation experience.

For more information and to download a copy of the internship application, please visit our website at


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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Epidemiologist – Lead Poisoning Prevention

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