Internships

SUMMER 2019:

Local Internship Opportunity

Helen Moon, RN, is looking for summer interns in the Berkshire DA office. There is an opportunity to work on the development of 3 projects—one to keep adolescents from returning to drugs after a first offense, a second project to prevent spousal abuse, and a third, a wellness effort inside the DA’s Office to prevent “burn-out”.   Please contact Nick Wright ’57 for more information, [email protected].

Fielding Internships:
The Jonathan and Karin Fielding internship provides funding summer experiences at state and local departments of Public Health.  Please go to
for more information about how to apply.

MISCELLEANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS:

Scholarship support for college students who are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones has now become available! To help support these students and learn more about the potential scholarships available, visit the following websites:

  1. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers
  2. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FROM PREVIOUS SUMMERS:

Hands on Peru (HOP) – Summer 2018.   Volunteer in Huanchaco, Peru this summer with Hands On Peru! There are three programs to choose from: volunteering in the medical clinic (Hands to Care), teaching English to schoolchildren (Hands to Teach), and building homes for those in need (Hands to Build).  Medical classes will be provided to those volunteering at the medical clinic; therefore, no previous experience is required. You would have the opportunity to be hosted by a Peruvian family and be fully immersed into Peru’s beautiful culture.  Check out HOP’s website (www.handsonperu.org) or their Facebook page at Hands On Peru, and feel free to ask me any questions (email: [email protected])! You can apply at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NsJlbsDcsNV93rzF2.

Part-Time Research Assistant – Summer 2018 Opportunity.  Dr. Nina Freund is a Williams Alumna from the class of 1986.  She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Nina Freund seeks a college student to assist with a research project in response to the escalating use of e-cigarettes among children and teenagers.  The research project includes the study of existing measures for prevention and education surrounding e-cigarettes, as well as developing strategies that could be used in schools in the future.  Part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) for about 8 weeks; $13.50/hr (Not eligible for ASIP funding); Work remotely, so no need to be in NY; Start date to be negotiated.  Requirements: Curiosity about behavior and the child and adolescent mind.  Passion to improve the public interest.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Freund ([email protected]) by May 15, 2018 to be considered for this position.

Planned Parenthood internship – The 2018 Summer Planned Parenthood Advocacy and Campaign Team (PPACT) internship will pair interns with local campaigns of candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood in order to learn grassroots organizing and taking direct action in supporting candidates who will champion reproductive health, rights, and freedom.  To apply:  https://jobs.lever.co/pplm/de907a7b-db26-4336-8fd0-eb9fbaa2cc3f

Local PH Internship Opportunity Summer 2018 – Berkshire Nursing Families is recruiting to fill 2 full-time internship positions to work within our program in summer of 2018. BNF is located at the North Adams Regional Hospital. Berkshire Nursing Families provides education, lactation consultation, a 7-day-a-week breastfeeding hotline, and home visits – all of which are free of charge – to every family who needs them.  The intern will assist in the development and operations of various programs and initiatives both at the BNF office and playgroups, and out in the community, with a heavy focus on marketing and communication of services to the Berkshire community.  More information here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UEc3I8_KcqrbHL0MfXxjksLRQwNvx62S5cdheNuiDq0/edit?usp=sharing

Summer 2018 internship opportunity at Community Health Programs (CHP) in Great Barrington.  Here is a link to this paid opportunity: CHP internship   Students may apply directly on this site.  Lia Spillote, CHP’s Executive Director, is hoping that student interns will help CHP identify new opportunities to provide cost-effective, high quality care.  These internships offer pre-health students a birds-eye view of health care provision, policy and administration.

Year long paid internship at Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Information about our internship may be found here: https://www.casahope.org/p-hands-of-hope-internship

PH service-learning opportunity –  The Courier Program is an eight week, rural and public health, service-learning program with a rich and adventuresome history that targets college students with interest in public health, healthcare or a related field.  The program cost is $1500.  Application and information at (www.frontier.edu/courier). Please note that you cannot save your application online and must complete it all at once. Copies of an unofficial transcript and valid driver’s license will need to be provided with the online application.  Three reference letters must be submitted by February 12, 2018, at 5 pm (EST) in order for the application to be considered complete. References should send letters by email to [email protected] with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Epidemiological internships available in Brazil for Summer 2018. Activity will include establishing and evaluating surveillnce systems to detect levels of dengue, zika, and other infections, and the possibility of being involved on the ground in live epidemic control. Contact Dr.Nick Wright ’57 as soon as possible [email protected].