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#5 Respiratory Health Division (RHD): Assisting with Health Hazard Evaluation Response

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

This opportunity will provide a student with practical experience in supporting Federal Occupational Health surveillance and research programs. This experience will include working with Dr. Jean Cox-Ganser on responding to requests for respiratory disease health hazard evaluations (depending on availability of funds, this may include experience conducting site visits). WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#6 Respiratory Health Division: Literature Review

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

This opportunity will provide a student with practical experience in supporting Federal Occupational Health surveillance and research programs. This experience will include working with Dr. Jean Cox-Ganser on conducting literature reviews on work-exacerbated asthma. This would be to update existing reviews re: incidence and an account of existing exposures as revealed in publications. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#11 Respiratory Health Division (RHD) Laboratory Work-Performance characteristics of a peltier-cooled preconcentrator for analyzing volatile organize compounds from evacuated canisters.

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Traditional sorbent-based sampling relies on analyte interaction with the sorbent in the field. A new NIOSH method has been developed to measure volatile organic compounds directly from air collected in evacuated canisters. The student will work with Dru Burns to assess performance of an electrically cooled preconcentrator for analyzing volatile organic compounds from evacuated canisters. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#16 Respiratory Health Division (RHD) Literature Review: Inhalational exposures occurring in dental clinics and laboratories.

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Dental personnel are at higher risk for certain occupational lung diseases. A recent investigation regarding on a cluster of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (a severe lung disease) among dental personnel noted the number of dentists in this U.S. patient population sample was 29-times higher than expected. The Respiratory Health Division is interested in conducting a systematic review of the literature that assesses inhalational exposures that occur in dental clinics and dental laboratories. Anticipated project duties will include reviewing and documenting peer-reviewed literature and assisting in development of a scientific manuscript. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#1 Division of Safety Research (DSR): Analysis of Work-Related Injuries

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Working with the Special Studies Team, you would be responsible for: conducting an analysis of nonfatal or fatal work-related injuries using available surveillance data; conducting a literature review of occupational injuries or fatalities related to the analysis; and developing a product. As part of the Team, you would have the opportunity to attend meetings related to the Team’s work, interact with other branch staff, as well as staff from other DSR branches. You will gain insight into how the Team enhances occupational injury prevention through the analysis of occupational injury surveillance data and dissemination of findings to the broader occupational safety and health public health community. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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Full list of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations

various — various

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

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# 3 Division of Safety Research (DRS):Literature Review

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Working with researchers in the Protective Technology Branch, you would be responsible for conducting a literature review of Human Factors Engineering topics and applications in public health practice. As part of PTB, you would have the opportunity to participate in project activities in our state-of-the-art laboratories, attend meetings related to the programs’ work, and interact with various program and project partners. You will gain insight into how Human Factors Engineering interacts with Public Health to impact occupational safety and health. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#4 Division of Safety Research (DSR): Analysis of Nonfatal Transportation-Related Injuries

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

you would be responsible for conducting an analysis of nonfatal transportation-related injuries for all US workers, with a particular focus on high risk workers, such as taxicab drivers. As part of the branch, you would gain knowledge of two work-related nonfatal injury surveillance systems, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System—Occupational Supplement (NEISS-Work); applying the above knowledge to an analysis that describes transportation-related injuries to US workers; and serve as a co-author for a scientific manuscript. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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# 9Respiratory Health Division (RHD): Literature review-Occupational safety and health issues among childcare workers

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Systematic literature review on occupational health and safety risks to childcare workers. Duties will include reviewing and documenting peer reviewed literature and presenting findings to stakeholders. Depending on the results, the review could be a publication opportunity. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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# 10 Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD): Assist in analysis of associations between police work stressors and health outcomes

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Working with the BioAnalytics Branch, the intern will be responsible for assisting in analysis of associations between police work stressors and health outcomes such as subclinical cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and psychosocial distress. This may include attending project meetings, database management activities, data analysis, and writing methods and results sections for reporting of analysis results. Some training or experience using the SAS analysis system is required. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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#13 Respiratory Health Division (RHD): Laboratory Work – Assessing Aerosol Size Distribution of Electronic Cigarette Emissions

NIOSH — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Understanding pulmonary deposition of electronic cigarette aerosol emissions is important to predict clearance and retention mechanisms that will result in chemicals being expelled or retained by the lungs, ultimately leading to an assessment of absorbed dose.The student will work with Dr. Ryan LeBouf to assess electronic cigarette emissions. The project will need a minimum of one year to complete, and require 20 hours of work each week in the lab. WVU MPH NIOSH Opportunities 2020.docx (1)

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Program Evaluator

Moving Onward & Upward (MOU) Program, collaboration between NWVRHEC, Calhoun County Middle/High Schools and Minnie Hamilton Health System — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

Evaluating MOU program data and coordinating participant reunion in Calhoun County.

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Current CDC Research Opportunities

ORISE — various

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

Fellowships, Internships, & Learning Opportunities

CDC — various

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Various paid and unpaid opportunites for public health experiences sponsored by the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/fellowships/

Current EPA Research Opportunities

ORISE — various

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

Current FDA Research Opportunities

ORISE — various

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

Expired Postings

MPH Practicum Opportunity

WVU Extension -Be Wild Be Wonderful Be Healthy — Morgantown with some travel to Clay and McDowell Counties

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

WVU partnered with CDC- Be Wild Be Wonderful Be Healthy project Schools and colleges with WVU partnered with the CDC to push a ‘Be Wild Be Wonderful Be Healthy’ project across the state. This experience would involve working with 10 funded partners in Clay and McDowell Counties. Implementation of surveying tool with partners would require phone interviews due to limited internet availability. A couple visits to these communities would be required. If interested, contact Audra Hamrick at ahamric3@hsc.wvu.edu

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MPH Practicum

WV Perinatal Partnership — Health Sciences Center

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

Potential Projects include: Maternity Care Shortage Report update *evaluate all delivery hospitals that have closed *identify health professionals shortage areas *update list of providers who deliver Develop educational materials for the Drug Free Moms & Babies Program Create GIS Map of treatment programs that treat pregnant women If interested in this opportunity, contact Audra Hamrick, Director of PH Practice at ahamric3@hsc.wvu.edu

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Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

OHIP www.OHIPintern.org — San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Denver and New York City

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Teams of two students are placed with a union or worker organization to investigate job-related health and safety problems among workers, often employed in an under-served or a high hazard job. Projects are designed to maximize interaction between workers and students. OHIP is an applied research experience, where students learn about the OSH field from the workers’ perspective. Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite evaluations. At the end of the project, teams provide a “give back” product to the workers and their host union/worker organization, present their project at a national NIOSH web-conference, and produce a final report. Commitment is full-time, including possible evenings or weekends. Compensation $4000-$5200 2020 OHIP National Flyer.pdf

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WVU Extension's Resilience and Recovery Task Force (MPH Practicum)

WVU Extension — Morgantown, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Graduate degree.

The WVU Extension Resilience and Recovery Taskforce is a cross-collaborative team working to develop a shared vision of Extension’s role in addressing substance use disorder across the state. The taskforce is working to identify and replicate best practices, facilitate professional development for faculty, and advocate for individuals in recovery. In 2020, the taskforce will work to build connections to programs that serve individuals in recovery, facilitate professional development for faculty and staff, and conduct statewide research on stigma reduction.

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Addressing Food Insecurity Feb. 7-8, 2020

WV AHEC: Student Immersion Trips — Clay/Braxton Counties

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Students will help coordinate a free in-school produce market hosted by the Mountaineer Food Bank and WVU Extension. They will then tour the Mountaineer Foodbank facilities and help pack emergency food for seniors. On Saturday, students will visit Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy mini-grant recipients and experience community projects that seek to promote physical activity and healthy nutrition. This trip is open to any undergraduate or graduate student of the WVU School of Public Health. To apply to attend, please email Director of Practice & Service, Audra Hamrick ahamric3@hsc.wvu.edu

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Physical Activity Promotion & Recreational Tourism April 3-4, 2020

WV AHEC Student Immersion Trip — Tucker County, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Students will learn more about the Mon Forest Towns Project and the development of outdoor recreational opportunities. Students will participate in outdoor recreation opportunities, meet with WVU faculty and community members leading local efforts, and explore trails developed as part the community effort. This trip is open to any undergraduate or graduate student of the WVU School of Public Health. To apply to attend, please email Director of Practice & Service, Audra Hamrick ahamric3@hsc.wvu.edu

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Nutrition Education: WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program May 1-2, 2020

WV AHEC Student Immersion Trip — Wood County, WV

This job is for students pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree.

Student will learn about SNAP-Ed and EFNEP funded health education programs operating throughout the state. They will meet with the SNAP-Ed Director and tour existing programs in operating in Wood County, WV This trip is open to any undergraduate or graduate student of the WVU School of Public Health. To apply to attend, please email Director of Practice & Service, Audra Hamrick ahamric3@hsc.wvu.edu

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