Deputy Director of Environmental Health Position

The Deputy Director for Environmental Health of Allegheny County needs to be extensively knowledgeable about the principles, practices, and techniques, as well as laws, rules, and regulations of environmental health. This individual will need to have a thorough knowledge of the social and health problems of the community, as well as considerable knowledge of the principles, uses, and applications of environmental health statistics. The executive environmental health work of this position involves developing, coordinating and evaluating major County-wide programs in environmental health and has executive responsibility for the Bureau of Environmental Health. The full position description and application information is available on Nonprofit Talent’s website.

Nine PCORI Internships Available

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is looking for nine post-graduate interns to join us February – April 2017. Details on the internships are posted on our PCORI Career Page: Internships. Each position reports to a separate department and focuses on its own project and deliverable. These are paid internships with varying hours (some are part-time, others could be full-time depending on the availability). Current position openings are listed here.

Contact Human Resource Specialist, Becky Beirne, with questions.
202-827-7756, ext 268 | | @PCORI


Perspectives on Health Care Reform: CareFirst CEO Chet Burrell



Perspectives on Health Care Reform: CareFirst CEO Chet Burrell

Chet Burrell, CareFirst CEO

CareFirst CEO

Chet Burrell is CEO of CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in the Mid-Atlantic and one of the largest employers in DC & MD. Mr. Burrell invites public health, business, information technology and computer science students, and other members of the campus community, to hear his perspectives on state and federal health care reform and learn about CareFirst’s ground-breaking Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. Following Mr. Burrell’s presentation and Q&A session, leaders from CareFirst’s college relations and talent acquisition departments will discuss opportunities for GW graduates to gain a first-hand look payment and delivery system reform, including CareFirst’s graduate development program and PCMH program consultant career opportunities.


Opportunities for GW Graduates in Public Health, Business Administration, and Information Technology and Computer Science

Beverly League, College Relations Program Manager & Neal Wesloski, Manager Talent Acquisition, CareFirst

Hear about exciting full-time and internship opportunities with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region and recipient of 11 consecutive national Brand Excellence awards. Those interested the following opportunities should apply on GWork (GWork ID#:856399).

Graduate Development Program (GDP)

The purpose of the CareFirst Graduate Development Program (GDP) is to develop a talented and diverse group of high potential candidates who will serve as a pipeline of future business leaders. Program participants will have opportunities to learn the complexities of the departments they are assigned to, spend time with key business members and senior level executives.  Participants will gain broad exposure to CareFirst’s business operations as well as the internal workings of the healthcare industry.

Please note, the GDP is only open to those eligible to work in the US. Applicants must not require sponsorship now or in the future.

Rotations may include:

  • Office of the CEO
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Corporate Finance & Actuarial Services
  • Strategic Business Units
  • Technical and Operational Services
  • Medical Management
  • Public Policy & Community Affairs
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis

Consultant, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program

The PCMH Program Consultant is an integral part of a regional team supporting CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program.  The primary role is to regularly educate participating PCMH providers on the fundamental tenants of the PCMH program including but not limited to: referral patterns, reducing gaps in care and quality efforts, engagement in care coordination and the various Total Care and Cost Improvement programs, and effectiveness of medication management to enhance the effort of participating providers in improving the overall health outcomes, quality of care, and cost of care for their patient population. 

For more information and to RSVP 

Career Services GWork Tip of the Week: Tips on Using GWork

You can access GWork for Public Health Students and Alumni by visiting

In GWork, you can request a career counseling appointment, post a resume, search for co-op experiences, internships, practicum sites, jobs, and much more. Positions posted are available for exclusive viewing by GW students and alumni. If you are unable to log into GWork, use the forgot password button on the login page. Enter your email address in the provided space and you will receive an email from GWork giving you a link to follow to set up a new password. Practice using GWork over Thanksgiving if you need a distraction from the pumpkin pie!

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of Work-Life and Leadership Graduate Internship

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of Work-Life & Leadership and Executive Development (WLLED) is seeking two graduate student interns (volunteer/unpaid) for the spring 2017 semester, with a possible extension into summer 2017. The Work-Life team provides Government wide support to Federal agencies in the areas of telework, family and dependent care, worksite health and wellness, and employee assistance programs. This includes developing policy, guidance, and research related to work-life programs across the Federal Government.

View position descriptions for the Family and Dependent Care Intern and Worksite Health and Wellness Intern. Volunteer student interns may work during the school year and/or during school vacation periods. The student intern must commit to volunteering at least 16 hours a week. A work schedule will be established once on-board. These are volunteer internships and are unpaid.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and academic transcript to no later than close of business on November 30, 2016. In your email, please specify which internship you are applying for.

Contact with any questions.

CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship and Online Information Session

Learn about the CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship (AEF), which aims to provide high-quality training and secure fellows long-term career placements at state and local health departments. Fellows engage in 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.  The application period for the program is October 31, 2016 to January 13, 2017.  Learn more about the AEF program online or participate in an upcoming online information session – details below.

Topic: Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program Information Session – GW
Host: Jessica Mynatt
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register for this training session

Whitman-Walker Health Job Opportunity

Whitman-Walker Health, an FQHC in Washington, DC has a job opportunity for Milken students and alum. They are seeking a Clinical Applications & Informatics Specialist. The position is geared toward applicants with experience or a strong interest in HIT, particularly EMRs. The purpose of the position is to improve our population health outcomes and our patient engagement through EMR optimization.

The job is situated in the Quality Improvement department. Applications must be made via the WWH website. Milken students should email Rachel McLaughlin to let her know that their resume is incoming (

World AIDS Day Event at Milken Institute SPH

Local, national and global gains in reaching the HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 goals in vulnerable populations: Where are we now and how can student’s shape their academic experience for a career in the HIV/AIDS field? View more information: World AIDS day Promo
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 11:30 am – 1 pm
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Auditorium 100
The RSVP cap has been set for 100 people. You are strongly encouraged to RSVP for this seminar.

Peace Corps Office of Health Services Epidemiology Unit Internship

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service–at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. The goal of the Office of Health Services (OHS) is to provide quality medical and mental health services and support to the Peace Corps community throughout the Offices of Medical Services (OMS) and Counseling and Outreach (COU). The epidemiology unit tracks the infectious and tropical diseases contracted by PCVs throughout their service. View more information.

Career Services Tip of the Week: Networking During the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching and it is a wonderful time to network. Spruce up your LinkedIn page with these tips at Why, When, and How to Use LinkedIn UPDATED.

In addition to updating your profile on LinkedIn, practice your professional introduction so that if you have an opportunity to share your current career goals you are prepared to do so. You never know who you are going to meet in at a social event!

For more information, or assistance with your LinkedIn profile and professional introduction. Make an appointment to visit Career Services.