Opportunities

Summer 2016 Opportunities

The Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for undergraduates to assist with two ongoing projects this summer. Both students will assist with data collection and entry, while also working on publications related to the respective projects. These positions are not paid, but can be used to fulfill the Applied Experience requirement. The first project is with the Baltimore City Health Department (see details here,) while the second is with the Holistic Life Foundation’s Workforce Development Program (details here.)

Past Opportunities

Spring 2016 Opportunities

The Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for two to three outgoing, hardworking undergraduates to assist with the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LONGRoad study. The study study is designed to provide much needed information for advancing the science and practice of safe mobility through a life-course perspective and contribute profoundly to traffic safety and public health. The research assistants will prepare recruitment mailings, call potential participants to conduct an initial screening for eligibility, administer study procedures and complete additional research support activities as necessary. Work schedule is flexible. These will be paid positions. See here for more details.

Fall 2015 Opportunities

Dr. Dan Kuespert currently serves as the Laboratory Safety Advocate for the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. He has an opportunity for up to five students to serve as Laboratory Safety Advocate Interns to help enhance the culture of safety within the Homewood Campus laboratories. The interns would be responsible for observing laboratory safety behavior, assisting in safety surveys and risk assessments, helping to execute corrective actions, and potentially counseling researchers and staff on appropriate safety behaviors. All interns will be trained using both online and in-person instruction. Experience in both laboratory science classes and public health behavior change would be helpful. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.

The Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for an outgoing, hardworking undergraduate to assist with the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LONGRoad study. The study study is designed to provide much needed information for advancing the science and practice of safe mobility through a life-course perspective and contribute profoundly to traffic safety and public health. The research assistant will prepare recruitment mailings, call potential participants to conduct an initial screening for eligibility, administer study procedures and complete additional research support activities as necessary. Work schedule is flexible. View details.

The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a research assistant to help with the Safe Start Project. The Safe Start Project is a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of safe sleep interventions on parents’ knowledge, beliefs and practices related to creating and maintaining a safe sleep environment for their infants. The research assistant will help with data collection, record keeping, and other research support activities as necessary. View details.

Baltimore Corps is looking for enthusiastic, organized self-starters to fill a number of internships this fall. Baltimore Corps looks for Baltimore-based nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and government agencies that are already making tangible impact in their communities but face barriers in growing their organization or scaling their impact. They then recruit highly talented professionals for one-year Fellowships and match them with Visionary Cause Leaders based on the specific needs of the partner organizations. There are internships currently available in the program, data and development, and social media areas. Click the links for more details!

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Substance Use Disorders Consultation Service (SUDS) is seeking a research assistant. SUDS provides consultation services for patients who are admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital with primary or secondary medical problems related to or exacerbated by substance use and use disorders. They are currently conducting a pilot study to test the feasibility of integrating computerized assessment into the standard procedures of the SUDS. This opportunity will provide students with hands-on research experience. Students will have the opportunity to interact with hospitalized patients, be integrated into the study team, and take an active role in the research process. View details here.

The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is looking for a motivated, self-directed intern. The Fall Undergraduate Internship position will primarily work on our largest project, the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC, www.childhealthdata.org), as well as assist with projects focused on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the healthy social-emotional development of families and children. Learn more about the position here.
View details on how to apply here.

Summer 2015 Opportunities

The Jhpiego Office of External Relations and Communications (ERCO) is looking for an organized, independent undergraduate to join their team as an intern this summer. Responsibilities will include updating ERCO’s website, helping to plan upcoming conferences, assisting with the preparation of graphics for social media, drafting and editing program success stories, and other organizational tasks throughout the office. Students will gain experience in marketing and communications. This is a paid position, with flexible hours depending on the student’s schedule. View details.Lee Bone, Associate Professor in the Health, Behavior and Society department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is looking for a research assistant to begin work this summer and continue into the fall. The research assistant will work with Professor Bone directly, editing manuscripts, generating literature reviews, and preparing presentations among other tasks. This is a paid position, with a flexible schedule 8-10 hours per week. Students who are interested in gaining experience in the public health research process are encouraged to apply. View details here.

Dr. Kimberly Gudzune of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research is seeking a research assistant to support a study to understand how social networks influence diet, eating habits, exercise, and obesity among urban public housing residents in Baltimore City. The project will also examine how neighborhood factors impact these same lifestyle behaviors. The assistant will help with data collection, data entry and quality assurance. Students will have the opportunity to interact with members of the community, as well as be an active part in the research process. This is a paid position. View details here.

The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is looking for a motivated, self-directed intern to join their team this summer. The summer undergraduate intern will assist with CAHMI’s largest project: the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC). Responsibilities will include assisting in preparing and double-checking data regarding child and family health, providing support for various tasks related to redesigning and launching the new DRC website, and helping with the assembly of grant reports, technical assistance manuals, and PowerPoint presentations. View details. View opportunity form here.

Baltimore Corps is looking for tenacious, passionate undergraduate students to join their team this summer. Baltimore Corps works to build the next generation of leadership in Baltimore by connecting professionals to serve as Fellows with nonprofits, government agencies and social enterprises. The student team member will coordinate preparation and partnerships related to the Baltimore Corps health track Fellowships, and will have the opportunity to engage in additional projects based on interest. View details here. Learn more about Baltimore Corps here.

The Division of Cerebrovascular Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking two research assistants to work on a study that examines congestive heart failure (CHF) patients with a focus on changes in cognition, cerebral blood flow, and other clinical measures pre- and post-diuresis treatment. Students have the potential to earn academic credit. Research Assistance will learn how to recruit and consent participants into a research study as well as administer and score several neuropsychological tests. Additionally, Research Assistants will be responsible for some data entry and aggregation of a clinical research database. All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply although students with some research experience are preferred. View Details. View the Opportunity Form here. Application Deadlines: Summer 2015 (Friday, May 1, 2015); Fall 2015 (Friday, July 31, 2015)

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center for Injury Research and Policy is conducting a randomized trial, Safety in Seconds, to deliver tailored education to parents about car seats and booster seats or fire safety. The researchers are seeking three students to conduct follow up phone calls and surveys during evenings and weekends. Students will be given exposure to clinical trial procedures and the opportunity to interact with participants. Undergraduates of all levels are encouraged to apply. View details here.

Spring and Intersession 2015 Opportunities

The K4Health Project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs is looking to hire up to three undergraduate students as interns from January through May. K4Health creates platforms, products, and services which support knowledgeable health program managers and health service providers. Positions are open to Juniors, Seniors and qualified Sophomores. View details.

The Hampden Family Center is seeking a Resource Advocate to provide administrative support and serve as the first point of contact for visitors. The position is available beginning January 26th, 2015. View details.

Fall 2014 Opportunities

MarylandPIRG is seeking Campaign Interns to assist with public interest issue campaigning. The current priority campaign is to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Interns will gain experience in recruiting and organizing volunteers, building coalitions, and in all aspects of developing and running a political campaign. Three positions are available, and are open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. View details

The Center For Child and Community Health Research
within the JHU School of Medicine is seeking a research assistant for a project evaluating the health care of Baltimore City residents. The RA will work with local health clinics to recruit young men to participate, and will assist with subject screening and data collection. The project will evaluate the reproductive and sexual health care in young men between the ages of 15 and 24.

See http://y2connect.org/ for an example of project work.

This position is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. View details. The JHU Center for Injury and Prevention is seeking to recruit two research data collectors for its “Safe Start” study. View details.

Food as Medicine is a Johns Hopkins student group dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the students at two Baltimore City Public Schools. The program partners with elementary/middle schools to provide: (1) interactive health and nutrition workshops for students, (2) a health focused after-school program and (3) school-wide health events. The weekly workshops address the Maryland Common Core Curriculum standards for nutrition. The Food as Medicine program aims to promote healthy behavior changes by not only empowering students to think critically about leading healthy lives, but to also act on the lessons learned throughout the program. Together the Food as Medicine participants and volunteers strive to promote a culture of health and wellness at the elementary/middle schools. If you are interested in becoming involved, please see the application and email Marie Ferguson at mfergu22@jhu.edu. The application deadline is September 9, 2014. JHSPH Center for Injury Research and Policy is seeking an intern to be a part of the Johns Hopkins Mobile Safety Center Health Educator program. The intern will assist with various aspects of the program from developing workshops to collecting data. Open to junior or senior PHS majors. View details.

Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, assistant professor of medicine at JHMI, is seeking undergraduate public health student interns. Students will assist with recruitment and data collection for a study to understand how social networks influence diet, eating habits, exercise, and obesity among urban public housing residents in Baltimore City. The project will examine how neighborhood factors impact these same lifestyles behaviors. View details.