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Internship and Fellowship Program Manager

Friday, April 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Location: Washington, DC

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) is seeking an internship and fellowship manager to coordinate its internship program in public health practice for students of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Since 2002, the internship program has placed over 500 students in public health internships. The internship program receives nearly 350 applications annually for 30 internship positions. The fellowship program began in 2011. DHPE receives approximately 100 applications for three fellowship positions.


The internship and fellowship manager will be supervised by the Health Equity Director. The internship and fellowship manager will support health equity activities that address professional development of MSI students seeking careers in the public health arena. Specifically, the internship and fellowship manager will:

· Secure placement sites, negotiate contracts, and conduct site visits.

· Recruit applicants from MSIs for internship and fellowship opportunities on a year-round schedule.

· Develop and maintain good working relationships with faculty and preceptors in MSIs and with sponsors in work settings.

· Oversee the use of the internship information management system.

· Process applications for internships and fellowships, oversee selection process, and communicate selection decisions to applicants.

· Handle placement logistics and orientation of interns and fellows.

· Manage day-to-day communications with interns and fellows, potential interns and fellows, and former interns and fellows.

· Arrange training opportunities for interns and fellows, such as webinars and professional conferences.

· Provide timely feedback on program reports submitted by interns and fellows.

· Coordinate with preceptors for the timely receipt and approval of timesheets from interns and fellows.

· Process payments for interns and fellows.

· Write reports, blogs and success stories documenting interns and fellows activities and site visits.

· Lead and support subcommittee and team meetings.

· Maintain contact with internship and fellowship program alumni.

· Seek out new partnership institutions and preceptors nationally.


· Extensive experience in a public health agency or community-based organization, and knowledge of public health agencies and principles.

· Experience working with, mentoring, and/or supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

· Experience working with undergraduate and graduate level faculty.

· Ability to clearly articulate concepts of health equity, social determinants of health, and health disparities.

· Experience working in resource poor communities and minority communities.

  • Excellent technical writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation, organizational, management and planning skills.
  • Ability to meet multiple program deadlines.


  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Experience managing program budgets


· Master’s degree in public health or a related field.

· US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

· Five years’ experience working in public health, preferably in a resource constrained community setting.

SALARY RANGE: $60,000 - $78,000

Twenty percent travel is required.


All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV or resume to by May 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), based in Washington, DC, has been serving state and territorial health departments and their community partners for over 65 years. ( DHPE is a membership association of high level professionals from public health departments. DHPE’s focus is on a coordinated program of training, technical assistance, and collaboration to strengthen public health capacity for health policy and systems change toward goals of improving health in the United States and achieving health equity.

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