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Job# 7318 - 2014 Epi Scholars Program (Seattle & NYC)
Full Time
Posted: December 18, 2013
Closes: February 15, 2014

The Epi Scholars Program provides full time paid summer internships in applied epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC). University of Washington School of Public Health is one of fifteen partnering schools, and we are pleased to make this opportunity available to your top graduate epidemiology students. Please disseminate this information to your epidemiology students as soon as possible.

Scholars must have completed at least one year of graduate school including at least one advanced epidemiology course. The 2014 internship starts June 16 and ends August 22; students will receive approximately $8,600 in compensation.

The program offers:

  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers.
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice.
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®.
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists and their peers.
  • Possibility of working on a publishable report/ thesis support.
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and senior public health professionals from across the country.

Epi Scholars will accept applications for the 2014 summer session from January 15 -- February 15, 2014.

Applications will be available through the NYC Epi Scholars website<http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/career/epi-scholar.shtml>.

Only electronic applications will be reviewed. At this time, we invite students to: (1) review the website for information about the program, (2) review a PDF version of the application (attached), (3) start writing their personal statements and (4) identify possible authors of letters of recommendations. There is additional information at the PHSKC Epi Scholars website http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/partnerships/EpiScholars.aspx.

We expect to draw students from around the country and are very interested in assuring that UW epidemiology students know about the program. Please contact Karen Hartfield, MPH if you would like to discuss the program further.

Karen Hartfield, MPH
Section Manager
Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunizations
Public Health – Seattle & King County
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

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