Internship at the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention
The University of Michigan Injury Center is pleased to announce one competitive paid internship position for a public health graduate student for the summer of 2013.
The internship is designed for a graduate student in public health who is interested in injury research or practice in unintentional injury or violence. The internship will provide an opportunity to gain mentored research and practice-based experience with intramural scientists in the national injury center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Interns could work with a mentor on ongoing injury research or practice projects. Possible areas of focus include transportation, prescription drug overdose, and violence. The successful applicant will be provided a stipend of $1,500 per month for 3 months, and $500 for travel to/from Atlanta, GA.
Responsibilities may include:
- Assisting in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating injury projects
- Assisting in implementing research methodologies appropriate to the study of injury
- Conducting literature searches and synthesizing findings in written summaries as required
- Attending injury-related workshops, seminars, and meetings
- Assisting in researching legislative policies and initiatives related to injury
- Developing educational materials and tool kits based on identified needs
- Assisting in developing educational material for websites
- Assisting in communicating and presenting research or policy findings
- Assisting with grant preparation
- Current enrollment in the University of Michigan School of Public Health
- Interest in and commitment to injury practice, policy, or research
- Ability to work independently in a collegial environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
Application Process and Contact Information
Applicants must apply by March 15, 2013. Decisions will be made by April 15, 2013.
Interested candidates should complete and submit an application. For more information please contact Lynda Fuerstnau at firstname.lastname@example.org.