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Environmental Analyst, Boston Department of Public Health (Boston, MA)

The project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities for the Climate Change Adaptation project under a US CDC cooperative agreement. He/she will be responsible for working with the Chief of Air Toxics in the Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health, and others to implement all aspects of the CDC climate change adaptation project. This will include coordination and implementation of CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to evaluate climate change health impacts of greatest concern in Massachusetts that can be integrated into adaptation plans by local health departments in the Commonwealth. Learn more/apply.

Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Public Health Department Internship (Boston)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Public Health department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. This internship will be working on a research project related to “public access to public lands,” which will be looking at issues such as utility rights of way, municipal utility districts, schoolyards and other potential expansion of open space opportunities. The ideal candidate is a law student with substantial independent research and writing experience. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week. This is a paid position without benefits. Please see job description at http://www.mapc.org/jobs and apply online at link there. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

O’Neill Institute Associate (Washington D.C)

Apply here by July 31.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as an O’Neill Institute Associate to work on various projects in our national and global health law research portfolio. The O’Neill Institute is housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. For more details about the Institute and its ongoing work please visit www.oneillinstitute.org.

Institute Associates are based at the Law Center and report to the O’Neill Institute Director and Project Director(s). Associates work on policy projects and anticipated tasks include preparation and drafting of white papers, memoranda, and articles for publication; organization of research colloquia and expert meetings; coordination of interdisciplinary research teams; and grant writing. This position is offered for one year with possible renewal based on project needs and resources. Associates will receive a competitive salary with outstanding benefits.

Candidates should have a J.D. degree (or equivalent) with exceptional academic credentials; applicants with additional qualifications in public health, economics, business, public policy, and economic modelling and analysis are preferred. Candidates should also have research interests in health law and policy related areas such as public health law and financing, health economics, global health law development programming, and development programs.

One potential project the Associate will work on seeks to develop models of how US global HIV and health investments contribute to global peace and security and US job creation. The purpose of the project is to help engage business leaders, the defense establishment, and the US government to understand the short-and long-term return on investment from increased appropriations for global health programs. The Associate hired for this project will conduct literature reviews of data, reports, case studies, etc., and provide research support for the pre- and post-modelling consultations, modelling development, and Congressional briefing sessions and post-session reporting. The Associate will be primarily responsible for the coordination of the substantive drafting and revision of a final report and other potential publications.

Applications should be submitted electronically at the following website:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/about/application-associate.html, and should include: CV, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, official law school transcript, and other graduate school transcripts (if applicable). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of July 31, 2012. Any questions about the position should be directed to oneillinstitute@law.georgetown.edu.

Research Assistant, “Smart Lunchrooms” study (Chelsea and Lawrence, MA)

Harvard School of Public Health is recruiting research assistants to help with a plate waste study in Chelsea and Lawrence Public Schools during the school lunch periods. This is a study to examine the impact of “Smart Lunchrooms,” which use behavioral psychology to encourage students to select healthier foods.

Responsibilities of the research assistants will include recording the foods selected and consumed by students.  Data collection will begin in a few weeks and last 3-4 weeks in each school district. If interested, please contact Juliana Cohen JCohen@hsph.harvard.edu and include your availability (during the hours of 9am-3:30pm, M-F), and if you are interested in working in Lawrence Public Schools (must have access to a car) and/or Chelsea public schools (accessible by public transportation). This is a paid position.

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