Epidemiology Intern (Fall 2017) 

Under the general direction of the Academic Health Collaborative Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Epidemiologist, the intern carriers out specific duties as it relates to epidemiology, including planning the Regional Youth Health Survey, compiling data for the 2018 Community Health Assessment, and contributing to the implementation and evaluation of the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan.

The intern will spend his or her day in the office coordinating projects, working on project-specific research, and attending meetings with community partners related to assigned projects. Additionally, evenings and weekends may be required as part of our community health outreach and communication efforts.

The intern is expected to commit 8-15 hours per week, depending on academic requirements. This position is unpaid.



  • – Is an integral part of the Epidemiology team working to develop and improve public health in the community and region
  • – Researches survey content of other publicly-available questionnaires, including the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, to revise to the 2017 Regional Youth Health Survey (RYHA) for local high schools
  • – Attends meetings to review and finalize high school questionnaire content
  • – Creates charts using RYHS middle school data to effectively illustrate trends and comparisons between the city of Worcester, CMRPHA towns and the state as a whole
  • – Assists with qualitative and quantitative data collection as part of the Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment
  • – Contributes to the research and evaluation subcommittee of the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester
  • – Conducts outreach to stakeholders to increase their understanding of a public health problem and/or knowledge of available resources
  • – Assists with administrative procedures, including meeting agendas and minutes, reports, inventory, supplies and other assignments
  • – Attends relevant stakeholder meetings and outreach at community events
  • – Additional epi-related tasks as assigned



  • – Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Public Health, Statistics, or related field
  • – Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection preferred
  • – Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • – Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • – Experience with geographic information system (GIS) technology a plus
  • – Excellent organizational skills and critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • – Ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
  • – Ability to conceptualize and organize projects into manageable tasks
  • – Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed


Application Process:

Interested applicants must submit a WDPH application form (hard copy or online: http://academic.healthycentralma.com/apply-now/), including a resume and cover letter to the WDPH Academic Health Coordinator at  ahcworcester@gmail.com.