The Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health Association (APHA) highlights the connections between communities — where we live, work, play and learn — and our collective health. The Center advances evidence-based policies and practices to address the social determinants of health and create health equity for all; and serves as a catalyst for positive change by influencing public policy at all levels of government and within the private sector. The Environmental Health Program brings national attention to environmental health issues and promotes sound policy that protects the health, well-being and quality of life of the public in all communities across the country. To support environmental health work, staff conducts analyses and develops targeted educational programs and messages that highlight the connection between healthy communities and healthy people. This is a full-time, grant funded position that is guaranteed for 6 months. The Fellow will report to the Senior Program Manager-Environmental Health.
The Environmental Health Fellow will provide support to the Environmental Health Programs across content areas, which include environmental health systems, children’s environmental health, healthy community design, environmental health workforce capacity building, tribal health and chronic disease prevention. The fellow assists with research, writing and communication activities; coordination of events, meetings, and calls; contract management; and liaises with other APHA units as appropriate.
Master’s degree in public health or a related field, preferred. Interest in and basic understanding of environmental health. At least one year’s experience providing programmatic and/or administrative support. Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time.
The ability to interface with a diverse team of staff, consultants and organizational partners.
Salary $20/hr., commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, grant funded position that is guaranteed for 6 months.
Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon- Fri. (daytime). Number of openings: 1.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should upload the following information:
Two brief writing samples;
Four references (two academic/two personal; including daytime phone and email).