Job Opportunities- June 28, 2013

Upstream Public Health
Listing of a variety of unpaid summer internships posted on their site. Please note applications will be accepted until July 8. The two positions related to HIA are as follows:

Health Impact Assessments:  Legislation Review, Outreach MaterialsEnvironmental Impact Assessments have been used for many years to systematically analyze the impacts of proposed projects.  Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are a newer, similar tool that evaluate impacts of a proposal on human health. Upstream has coordinated or contributed to HIAs on topics ranging from investing in Farm to School, to taking junk food out of schools to transportation policy.  
Upstream is recruiting a research-oriented student to help with two projects related to Health Impact Assessments:

1.Review the bills introduced in the 2013 Oregon legislature and begin profiling policies to screen for HIA applicability.  The idea is to see what policy ideas are coming down the pike that create opportunities for conducting HIAs.

2.Review Oregon media on HIAs and conduct a framing analysis to see how existing HIA activities have been discussed in the past four years.

Applicants should have taken at least one graduate-level class in research methods and be familiar with Health Impact Assessments.  To complete the second project, applicants need to have taken a media advocacy class or have some other demonstrated academic or work experience to understand public health framing.  It is possible to separate these two projects, if a student is only qualified and interested in one.

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