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(Archived) Health Services Division Intern

Last Updated: 11/02/22

Job Description

JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI) seeks a graduate student (Masters level) for a 90 day internship in JSI’s Health Services Division (HSD). The HSD does public health and health services work across the U.S. The intern will contribute to research and business development related to: 1) weight-inclusive/weight-neutral public health, and 2) weight stigma and fatphobia and its impact on public health. They will participate in meetings and conduct regular remote communications with JSI staff as agreed with the Supervisor. While affiliated with JSI’s Boston office, the internship will be remote.

The intern will:

  • Conduct an environmental scan on topics related to weight-inclusive/ weight-neutral public health, weight stigma, and fatphobia. Tasks may include conducting research on the existing evidence base, identifying experts in the field, conducting key informant interviews, developing summary materials to present the scan findings (white paper, slide deck, communication messages, blog post, etc.). This work will contribute to JSI’s existing business development efforts.
  • Support JSI efforts to advance equity and social justice. Tasks may include synthesizing findings from the environmental scan into recommended action steps for JSI to take to ensure business development and future project work incorporates equity-related lessons learned.
  • Analyze methods of research articles that connect weight and/or Body Mass Index (BMI) with health outcomes. Tasks may include scanning the literature for research articles, analyzing research article methodologies
  • (strengths and weaknesses), and developing a summary of findings (e.g., report, slide deck). This work will inform JSI’s business development approach to weight and public health.
  • Present key findings from environmental scan and analysis of research articles. Tasks may include synthesizing findings, and identifying potential action steps and recommendations into a presentation for a subset of JSI staff
RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Interns are expected to take substantial initiative in identifying, arranging, and completing a meaningful internship. As such, interns will:

  • Maintain a work schedule agreed upon by all parties.
  • Conduct all work primarily remotely. Opportunities to participate in in-person meetings may be available, but will not be required.
  • Fulfill tasks set out by mutual agreement with supervisor(s) across several tasks.
  • Take initiative to meet professional colleagues and learn about their work.
  • Ensure the timely submission of required internship and project drafts and deliverables.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times during the internship experience, including adherence to all professional standards, policies, and procedures including dress, personal conduct, and attendance.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • MPH or other relevant masters degree completed or in progress
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize various research methodologies
  • Knowledge of Google Suite products (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Interest in learning about public health and weight-inclusive/ weight-neutral public health
  • Interest in working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Qualitative and quantitative research experience desirable
  • Ability to work effectively remotely


Salary Range: $20 - $24 / hour, dependent on qualifications

Eligible Candidates can work in any state JSI R&T is registered (AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, PA, RI, VT, VA, & WI)
Please apply via our Careers Portal


Company Details

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Our mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.Our sis...