Internship: A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to end poverty through on-the-ground programs and services, as well as through the development of large-scale solutions to its root causes. A Wider Circle’s holistic approach focuses on the creation of stable homes by providing furniture and basic needs items, workforce development programming, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of greater awareness and engagement by the community, as a whole. Our main requirement for interns is a passion to serve people and a belief that your work can make a difference in the lives of others.

A Wider Circle’s Research & Innovation team works to create systemic change by better understanding and developing solutions to poverty’s root causes. We are seeking interns to join the team to assist with qualitative and quantitative research that will propel this effort. In this internship you will develop and hone research skills by collecting and analyzing investigative qualitative and quantitative data, which will inform research team members, staff, volunteers and contributors about issues that relate to poverty. These issues may include federal, state, and local programs and policies that relate to poverty, as well as the state of economic opportunity for low-income Americans.

Other responsibilities may include memo writing, project development, and other research related tasks.

Qualifications

 A passion for a demonstrated commitment to the movement to end poverty

 Ability to bring a collected energy and professional demeanor to the work

 Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills

 Familiarity with statistical packages, especially R & SPSS, is preferred but not required.

 Research interns should be prepared to devote 12-15 hours per week to the internship.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to intern@awidercircle.org.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid, although many students receive academic credit.

Avalere Health Site Visit

Are you interested in a career in healthcare consulting? Are you passionate about solving the challenges of the healthcare system? Avalere Health, a leading healthcare consulting firm, is hosting a site visit for George Washington University students to learn about the company and the Associate Immersion Program ( https://gwu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2905784 ). Avalere is dedicated to improving healthcare. Our life sciences, plan, and provider clients count on us to help them anticipate and adapt to the latest industry trends. Avalere’s Associate Immersion Program is a rigorous, highly selective program in which participants will engage in project work that spans a variety of Avalere’s practice areas. Avalere recruits and hires two cohorts per year. Students graduating in either December 2019 or in May 2020 would be encouraged to attend in order to learn more. The program provides participants with hands-on healthcare consulting experience while honing their research, writing, and project management skills. During the site visit, students will have an opportunity to hear an overview of what Avalere Health does, meet Avalere Health employees, and learn how to apply to the Associate Immersion Program.

For more information and to RSVP visit: https://gwu.joinhandshake.com/events/331886/share_preview

Career Services Overview

Career Services Overview

Career Services available to Milken Institute School of Public Health students and alumni consists of career development programs such as career fairs, employer panels and presentations. In addition, one-on-one counseling sessions are available by appointment Monday-Thursday from 8am-8pm and Friday 8am to 4pm covering the following topics:

  • Career Exploration/Career Change
  • Personal Branding
  • Resume, CV and Cover Letter Review
  • Networking Prep for Events
  • Tailored Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Salary Negotiation

If you have a quick question you may wish to utilize our drop-in office hours on

Fridays from 1pm-3pm (no appointment necessary)

In addition to in-person services, the following on-line platforms are available:

  • Handshake ( Jobs, Internships, Interview Stream, Passport Careers, Lynda.com)
  • To build your profile and access resources log in to joinhandshake.com
  • GW Public Health Network on LinkedIn
  • GW Career Connect
  • Career Development Webinars

 

 

For additional information about services and resources provided by your Career Services department

visit our office at 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Suite 200 or contact:

 

    Toy L. Draine                                                                  Samantha Neary

Associate Director, Career Services                            Career Counselor

ttavarez@gwu.edu                                                    sneary@gwu.edu

202.994.5485                                                                 202-994-4147

 

Visit us online at: publicheath.gwu.edu/services/career-center

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Two Graduate Assistantships (GAs) (Fall 2019) for SUST 3003 – World on a Plate (with Chef José Andrés)

 
Graduate students with a background in international affairs, public health, business, environmental studies, and other disciplines with an interest in food and food-related issues are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Max Gelber (Program Manager at Sustainable GW) at gelbermj@gwu.edu by 11:59pm on Friday, August 16, 2019.

A little about World on a Plate and the GA position:

This course, created by internationally renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés, surveys the many ways in which food and society interact.  Faculty and guest lecturers have been carefully selected to expand the experiences of students who choose to participate in this exciting exploration of a truly interdisciplinary topic.  In this course, we invite students to think deeply about food in its many different roles, e.g., as a critical factor in public health, as an industry, as a science, as the medium of the craft of cooking, and as a political instrument.

The two GAs will be required to attend the weekly course lectures (Tuesdays, 4:10-6:00pm) and their assigned weekly discussion section (Wednesdays 9:35-10:25am and Wednesdays 2:20-3:10pm respectively). The course has 100 students; GAs will be responsible for 50 students each.

Responsibilities for the GA position include:

• Leading the weekly, one-hour discussion sessions
• Facilitating office hours (one hour, twice a week)
• Answering student questions via email and office hours
• Evaluating and grading student essays, projects, and other assignments
• Maintaining records on student progress/grades and service hours
• Other tasks as determined by lead instructor and program manager

Compensation for the GA is $4,000 for 20 hours/week.
Some other details:
– These GA position do not come with tuition awards.
– These GA positions are non-renewable.

If you are a new GA, you will be required to complete the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTAP), which includes an online orientation. More information on the GTAP orientation can be found on the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships website.

Send application materials to Max Gelber, Program Manager at Sustainable GW, at gelbermj@gwu.edu no later than Friday, August 16, 2019.