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GENERAL HEALTH SCIENCE-SUMMER INTERNS ROCKVILLE, MD The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks General Health Science- Summer Interns (GS-05/11). The AHRQ Summer Internship Program is intended to provide students an opportunity to work in an environment with some of the leading researchers in the health services research community. The goal of the program is to expose students to the conduct of research, the support of extramural research, administrative procedures, the impact of research on policy in a unique environment devoted exclusively to health services research and health care policy, and the role of the Federal government in research and knowledge creation. Duties: attend an orientation meeting with senior Agency officials; be appointed a mentor; be assigned specific projects which may include the writing of a report or professional paper, such as a synthesis of research and/or policy findings; attend a program and policy seminar series specifically designed for the interns; and attend educational trips (e.g. congressional hearings). REQUIRES: must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking (diploma, certificate, etc.) student or be taking at least a half-time course load in an accredited college or university, graduate or professional school. AHRQ is particularly interested in applications from students in schools of nursing, public health, medicine, public policy and other health sciences and degrees, social science degrees (e.g. economics, anthropology, sociology, political science) and/or planning careers in these fields. Closing date: March 1, 2002. Send cover letter expressing your area of interest (e.g. organization and delivery of health care, managed care, quality, outcomes, etc.), the type of project you would like to complete (if you have one), and a resume for employment. Individuals entering undergraduate or graduate school (including medical and law school) must submit a letter of acceptance. Undergraduate and graduate students are to submit a copy of their official school transcript or a letter from a school official stating that you are a student in good standing. Send application packet to: Attn: AHRQ -- Summer Employment Coordinator, Division Of Personnel Operations, Parklawn Hrs/Psc, P.O. Box 5375, Rockville, Maryland 20848-5375 or Fax No.: (301) 480- 3864. Hourly salary: $11.03 to $22.27. Reference Vacancy Announcement No.: AHRQ-02S-01. Contact: Kathy Boswell at email: [email protected] with questions. ******************************* POPULATION & POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT FELLOWSHIPS WORLDWIDE The Population Fellows Programs offer 2-year professional fellowships to individuals with graduate degrees in population, reproductive health, environment, and development-related areas. These fellowships involve providing technical assistance to international agencies, local NGOs and government organizations in the developing world, and are not traditional research fellowships. There are 2 types of fellowships are available. POPULATION FELLOWS are placed with organizations working to improve family planning and reproductive health programs in the developing world. POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT FELLOWS work on projects that combine assistance for threatened environments with attention to the population dynamics and reproductive health needs of the communities living within them. REQUIRES: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; and expertise in reproductive health program design, implementation and evaluation. (Population-Environment applicants must also have expertise in areas such as environmental health, sustainable agriculture, land-use planning or protected areas management). Application deadlines are April 1 and November 1 each year. The Programs have a variety of fellowships available at any given time. Accepted applicants are offered scopes of work for consideration when the Programs identify a match between their skills and the requirements of an available position. Fellows receive a professional-level stipend and benefits. Contact: The Population Fellows Programs, University of Michigan, 1214 South University, 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2548; phone: (734) 763-9456; fax: (734) 647- 0643; or email: (Pop): [email protected] or (Pop-Env): [email protected] ******************************* COLLEGE INTERN The Ohio Department of Health seeks a College Intern. Duties vary depending on qualifications. This is a paid position. Send Ohio Civil Service Application (Gen. 4268) and a statement and documentation of experience, coursework / education, and other qualifications that relate to the position to: Ohio Dept. of Health, Office of Human Resources, 246 N. High St. 1st floor, P.O. Box 118, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: 99940. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact: Lori Swoope at Phone: (614) 466-2434 or email: [email protected] ******************************* DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES The Department of Health Services, County of Los Angeles seeks candidates for the following positions. Send application to: Health Services, Public Health Programs & Services, Office of Human Resources, 5555 Ferguson Dr. Rm 120-25, City of Commerce, CA 90022. Candidates must attach a copy of their Bachelor's degree and a copy of their transcripts to their application at the time of filing. Reference the Appropriate Bulletin and Exam No. PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE LOS ANGELES, CA A Public Health Investigator Trainee is sought. Duties: participation in a year-long didactic and on-the-job training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures of communicable disease investigation and the enforcement and application in the field of these techniques and procedures as defined by applicable public health laws and Public Health Investigation policies. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with Public Health related coursework. Monthly salary: $2,421. Reference Bulletin No.: 99-295-017:ER/7 and Exam No.: Y5644A/B. PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGIST TRAINEE LOS ANGELES, CA A Public Health Microbiologist Trainee is sought. Duties: receives instruction and on-the job training in the performance of standardized public health laboratory tests as a participant in a formal six-month program in an approved training laboratory; receives training in the culture, isolation, and identification of pathogenic bacteria, including enteric pathogens, and other microorganisms; participates for training purposes in the examination and identification of ova, worms and protozoa from fecal specimens; and participates as a trainee in the conduct of serological examinations. REQUIRES: completion of all academic requirements necessary for California State Department of Health approval as a Public Health Microbiologist Trainee. Attach letter from the California State Department of Health verifying completion of all necessary academic requirements for appointment as a Public Health Microbiologist Trainee to application at time of filing. Monthly salary: $1,561. Reference Bulletin Number: 99-295-020:ER/7 and Exam No.: Y4998A. *******************************