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HRSA Spring Practicum Opportunity- Maternal and Child Health


The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is recruiting graduate students and undergraduate seniors interested in becoming leaders in Maternal and Child Health for a Winter/Spring 2018 Practicum/Internship experience.

Intern(s) selected to work with DMCHWD will have the opportunity to help shape their experience based on interest areas. Possible focus areas may include:

  • Trainee Engagement: Develop and sustain activities that encourage networking and engagement of current and former MCH trainees.
  • Emerging Issues: Report and track emerging issues in Zika, audiology, transition, and autism.
  • MCH Training Program Data: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and produce summary reports.
  • Communications: Contribute to the continued implementation of DMCHWD’s communications plan.
  • MCH Workgroups and Committees: Participate in cross-cutting DMCHWD and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) efforts, including topics around workforce development, autism, and children and youth with special health needs.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program as verified by the student’s institution of higher learning.
  • Undergraduate seniors must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate program as verified by the student’s institution of higher learning. Current juniors/”rising” seniors may apply for a summer internship, assuming they will enter their fourth year in the fall.
  • Post-graduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • An applicant must be a United States citizen or foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Internship Requirements:

  • The internship is located in Rockville, Maryland and is Metro accessible.
  • This is an unpaid experience. Students are responsible for all costs associated with the internship, including room/board, transport, and other living expenses.
  • A 200-hour (6- to 8-week) minimum commitment is strongly preferred.


Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis, though all applications for Winter/Spring 2018 should be submitted by 11:59 P.M. ON 9/8.

Questions? E-mail Samantha Croffut at

For More Information on this Opportunity please click Here


August 4, 2017 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

BFH -The Gift Breastfeeding Program- Practicum Position

Position:             Practicum Position (Unpaid)
Time Period:     August 2017 through May 2018 (preferred)

Background: The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is the recipient of the Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant funds and the Title X Family Planning Grant funds for the State of Louisiana. With these funds, the Bureau manages family planning services, pregnancy prevention, mortality surveillance (Fetal, infant, child, and maternal), pregnancy and maternal child health educational initiatives, as well as domestic violence prevention.

The BFH provides qualified public health students with a rewarding internship/practicum experience. Students will gain valuable public health experience specific to maternal and child health and breastfeeding. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide breastfeeding initiative targeting LA maternity care facilities with a focus on evaluation, data collection and analysis.

The Gift Program internship is designed to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically breastfeeding. Students will learn how social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors contribute to breastfeeding outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, and organizational barriers to breastfeeding. The intern will work with The Gift program manager and the Data to Action Team leader on the evaluation of The Gift program.

Detailed description of the internship:

Primary Purpose: To measure The Gift program’s impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration among women delivering in Gift designated hospitals.

Secondary Purpose: To evaluate the success of The Gift model in aiding participating hospitals with implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to assist hospitals with achieving designation through The Gift and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.


July 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Practicum: 2015 Blueprint for Safety Project

The New Orleans Health Department’s Blueprint for Safety Project is offering a graduate level summer internship. The Blueprint for Safety is a singular philosophically based model policy that coordinates each criminal justice agency’s response to domestic violence; including, 911, Law Enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office, Prosecution & DA Victim Advocates, Probation & Parole, Court Administration and the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The intern who fills this position will assist the Project’s Interagency Coordinator in facilitating the criminal justice agencies’ implementation of the New Orleans Blueprint for Safety. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Practicum: New Orleans Health Department, Community Health Data

Community Health Data Internship, Summer 2015

Background: The New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) aims to prevent chronic disease and promote healthy behaviors through its healthy lifestyles program focus area and Fit NOLA initiative. A mayoral initiative, Fit NOLA brings together 200 organizational partners in a collective impact project to promote physical activity and healthy eating in order to make New Orleans one of our nation’s fittest cities. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

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