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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

Bureau of Family Health – Gift Program – Practicum Position AVAILABLE

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

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 in improvement in the Ten Steps to achieving The Gift and/or the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

Continue Reading July 5, 2016 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

SAPORO Research Assistant – open position(s)

Position: 3-4 Research Assistants to study Southern Area Patient Oriented Research Organization’s (SAPORO) extent and type of Smartphone health application adoption across our network and to determine if its use is associated with overall health literacy levels and the ability to lose weight.

Dates: Summer of 2016

Hours: 20-30 Hours a week for approximately 12 weeks

Click “more” to read full description.

January 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Summer internship positions

James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases FellowshipsJan 31

A nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.


Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement – Jan 31

The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. This program’s ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.


Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program – Jan 31

The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research.


University of Michigan – Future Public Health Leaders Program – Jan 31

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.


Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars – Jan 31

The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.


Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health – Jan 27

A 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students majoring in environmental studies, environmental, physical, biological, chemical, and/or social sciences and who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.


Thanks to the Latino Caucus for Public Health ( for sharing!

January 13, 2016 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Past the Degree: Paired Practica Program

PTD PPPAshley Fehringer and Dan Heitner, MCH MPH students at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will speak about their experiences with the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s MCH Paired Practica Program (PPP). 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Noon – 1:00 pm
Tidewater 2212

The PPP is a  federally-supported internship program that takes place each summer, with the application process early in the spring semester; more information about the PPP is available here:

The CEMCH Past the Degree seminar series highlights Maternal and Child Health professionals, organizations, and training opportunities, exposing current MPH students to possibilities for career and development. The series is geared toward Tulane SPHTM students in the MCH section or with an MCH interest.  Refreshments will be served.

November 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Internship – Breastfeeding Program – Application deadline: August 28

Location:           La DHH-OPH-Bureau of Family Health, Breastfeeding Program
Hours:               10 hours/week
Stipend:             $3600 (300 hours at $12/hour)
Time:                  Internship begins September 2015

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.

Main Activities
This internship will enable the student to gain valuable insights as he/she provides programmatic support to a state-wide breastfeeding initiative.

  • Identify and assist breastfeeding stakeholders with creating profiles on a database
  • Maintain/improve the database of breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Prepare reports and present results to BFH staff
  • Work with local coalitions and the state team to organize community breastfeeding training that will target hospital staff and community MCH/ breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Assist with organizing a community networking event
  • Communicate with breastfeeding stakeholders via phone and email
  • Attend BFH related meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Highly independent worker and motivated
  • Critical thinker
  • Strong aptitude for written and oral communications
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a MPH program


Please submit a cover letter and a resume with 3 references to:
Betsy Dancisak, Breastfeeding Program Coordinator, 504-568-3513

Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

August 17, 2015 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Internship Opportunities with Sankofa CDC

Internship Opportunities

Available with Sankofa Community Development Corporation

About Sankofa CDC

Sankofa Community Development Corporation works to build bridges for healthier communities, spur development by addressing health disparities, and support youth empowerment through education and intergenerational learning.


November 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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