Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Summer Internship Program
Public Health AmeriCorps Service Opportunity
(Applications are due on Friday, April 28th at 11:59pm and must be completed via the AmeriCorps Portal.)
The Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) program supports the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders. With guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health, the Service Member will lead the Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities (BRIC) social connectedness strategy area, including interventions that overlap with nutrition security and physical activity strategies, within two BRIC communities. The Service Member will also assist with implementation of a program to improve capacity of local community members in two high burden communities to adopt a policy or plan to improve access to physical activity opportunities. This opportunity is open to 18-25 year old, upper level (3rd or 4th year) undergraduate students or graduate level students enrolled at a college or university pursuing a public health degree or related degree. Public health related degree program may include communications, health sciences, political science, nursing, social work, sociology, etc. Service members receive a living allowance in addition to a Segal Education award for successful completion of their 1,200 hours. The living allowance amount is $11,840 and the education award amount is $4,546.50.
Outside of Arkansas
CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation’s ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program.
Public Health Informatics Fellowship
The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. While working in CDC programs to enhance our agency’s informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges.