Internship and Fellowship Program Manager
Friday, April 11, 2014
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.
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:
placement sites, negotiate contracts, and conduct site visits.
applicants from MSIs for internship and fellowship opportunities on a
and maintain good working relationships with faculty and preceptors in MSIs and
with sponsors in work settings.
the use of the internship information management system.
applications for internships and fellowships, oversee selection process, and communicate
selection decisions to applicants.
placement logistics and orientation of interns and fellows.
day-to-day communications with interns and fellows, potential interns and
fellows, and former interns and fellows.
training opportunities for interns and fellows, such as webinars and professional
timely feedback on program reports submitted by interns and fellows.
with preceptors for the timely receipt and approval of timesheets from interns
payments for interns and fellows.
reports, blogs and success stories documenting interns and fellows activities
and site visits.
and support subcommittee and team meetings.
contact with internship and fellowship program alumni.
out new partnership institutions and preceptors nationally.
KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE
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
Ability to clearly articulate concepts of health
equity, social determinants of health, and health disparities.
Experience working in resource poor communities and
- Excellent technical
writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
facilitation, organizational, management and planning skills.
- Ability to meet
multiple program deadlines.
- Proficient in
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
applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. (www.dhpe.org) 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.