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Intern, Environmental Health (Citizen Science)

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Association of Public Health Laboratories | Silver Spring, MD
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Published 16 days ago

February 13, 2020
June 30, 2020
January 31, 2020
15/hr
20/wk

Salary

20 hours per week (not to exceed) at $15/hour. Flexible days in coordination with a second intern; January – September 2020. Funding for this position is available only until September 30, 2020.

Position Summary

The APHL Environmental Health (Citizen Science) Intern’s primary responsibility will be to develop outreach and training material to raise awareness of and increase use of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook. The three main audiences for this outreach and training material are state/local public health/environmental laboratories and agencies, and community groups.

 

The environmental health intern will report to and work under the guidance of the environmental laboratories manager, but will also collaborate with a team of people to create this material, including APHL communications and instructional design, the APHL Environmental Laboratory Science Committee, and a video production company.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.       Developing material that will raise awareness of and encourage and support community group use of the Citizen Science QA Handbook:

a.       2-3 fact sheets with infographics

b.       3-5 video training modules

c.       1 webinar

2.       Developing material that will help state/local public health/environmental laboratories and agencies support usage of the Citizen Science QA Handbook by community groups:

a.       5-8 page orientation guide

b.       1 webinar

3.       Conducting outreach to all target audiences.

4.       Liaising with a number of groups to accomplish these deliverables, including project staff as listed in the project description, citizen science groups, state/local public health/environmental agencies and their associations, and US EPA.

5.       Developing an evaluation of impact plan and implementing it throughout the project.

6.       Provide administrative support to the environmental laboratories manager for this project, as needed.

7.       Attend APHL environmental health program team meetings.

8.       Additional duties as assigned.

Employment Standards- Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree, or working toward either one of these degrees in science, science communications, or public health field preferred.

Knowledge

Knowledge of citizen science, communications, laboratory science and environmental health preferred.

Skills

Skills preferred: document writing, Microsoft Office, project management.

Abilities

Abilities preferred include: written and oral communications, integrity, liaising effectively between multiple groups, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Criteria for Evaluation

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

Reports To

Sarah Wright, Manager, Environmental Laboratories

Direct Reports

NA

Position Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


Association of Public Health Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary

20 hours per week (not to exceed) at $15/hour. Flexible days in coordination with a second intern; January – September 2020. Funding for this position is available only until September 30, 2020.

Position Summary

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Location

Silver Spring, MD

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