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This is a 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

Environmental health professionals engage in a broad and exciting range of activities—basic and applied research, direct health protection efforts such as disaster preparedness and response, health education, patient care, policy support, and more. For students interested in the environment, health, or both, few fields are more fascinating.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC’s Chamblee Campus. Please note, the CDC has multiple locations in Atlanta and CLEH interns will be reporting to CDC’s Chamblee campus and not CDC’s Roybal campus (the main CDC campus). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in environmental health projects, interact with federal officials and scientists, and visit important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include “brown-bag” lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer.

A stipend of approximately $600 per week will be provided for living expenses. For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh/overview.htm

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The American Lung Association in California is looking for an enthusiastic and qualified applicant to join our dynamic air quality policy team as an Advocacy Coordinator in its San Bernardino office. This is a grant funded position contingent upon continued grant funding awarded to American Lung Association in California.

As part of the San Bernardino staff team, and under supervision of the Area Director and statewide air quality staff, the Advocacy Coordinator will focus advocacy and outreach activities to promote the smart growth land use requirements of Senate Bill 375 (SB 375, Steinberg), California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act. The goals of SB 375 include reducing regional vehicle emissions through coordinated land use and transportation planning. The Advocacy Coordinator will mainly work in the San Bernardino/Riverside county area, but will also attend meetings and engage with coalition partners in Los Angeles County and the broader Southern California region. The Advocacy Coordinator will represent the American Lung Association at local and regional meetings related to land use and transportation planning, identify and recruit health organizations, physicians and health professionals in Southern California to engage in the SB 375 process and join the lung association’s advocacy network, the Health Professionals for Clean Air. The Advocacy Coordinator will raise awareness among local and regional elected officials of the health impacts caused by air pollution and climate change; and advocate within regional planning processes for the inclusion of health-promoting land use and transportation strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in local and regional coalition efforts in support of strong SB 375 implementation to achieve air quality and climate goals.
  • Identify and recruit health organizations and health professionals to support strategies that promote air quality and climate goals.
  • Coordinate regular discussions among public health stakeholders.
  • Represent the organization before local and regional government bodies and on advisory committees related to land use and transportation planning.
  • Plan and coordinate forums to foster public and elected official awareness of the clean air and public health benefits of strong implementation of smart growth and SB 375.
  • Assist with training and preparing health experts to engage in educational efforts related to air quality and climate change including presentations (in-person, online, etc.) and testimony before policymakers throughout Southern California.
  • Conduct community and media outreach in coordination with ALA in CA communications staff (write letters to the editor and op-eds, attend meetings, conduct community presentations) in Southern California.
  • Assist with community outreach regarding the ALA State of the Air report and other signature ALA reports.Engage in other Lung Association duties as assigned.
  • Promote the mission of the American Lung Association in California.
  • Identify and recruit organizations and health professionals to support air quality and climate policies.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Master’s of Public Health preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in policy advocacy and organizing, specifically related to air quality and public health.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skillsand demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with government agencies, public health community desired.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Proven technology skills and ability to learn new computer programs quickly.
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills, including the ability to write policy and advocacy materials. Ability to anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Self-starter, motivated and possessing a strong interest in promoting the work of the American Lung Association in California.
  • Reliable transportation and valid California driver’s license.

To apply:  Submit 2 documents, both in Word or pdf Format: 1) Formal Cover letter that includes your specific qualifications for this position, salary requirements and why you are interested in this position; and 2) Resume to:
American Lung Association in California
Human Resources Department
424 Pendleton Way
Oakland, CA 94621

Fax: 1-866-522-1681#
cajobs@lung.org

For more information visitwww.lung.org/california. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted. The American Lung Association in California is a smoke-free workplace.

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