The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
The Climate and Health Program of the Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy evaluates the health impacts of climate-related events in New York City, proposes needed interventions, outlines strategies for fostering community resilience to climate change, particularly among vulnerable New Yorkers, and provides training and information to agencies that can protect communities from the health impacts of climate change. This internship is an exciting opportunity to work on the emerging field of community-based climate resiliency, focusing on extreme heat events, power outages, and other emergencies.
The Climate and Health intern will support Be A Buddy, a community-based program that builds climate resiliency by supporting social cohesion in neighborhoods with high vulnerability to death and illness from extreme heat. The intern will support the administration and evaluation of the Be A Buddy program, including organizational, analytical, research, and administrative support. The intern will assist with other environmental projects related to extreme heat, coastal storms, and power outages as needed.
Hours are flexible with a preferred commitment of 20-25 hours a week (maximum of 28 hours a week) during the summer. The internship position will begin immediately and end August 31, 2021 with potential to extend based on funding availability.
* This position will be hired through a temp agency (Talenthub).
Internship responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Qualitative research– support implementation of qualitative and mixed methods tools such as interviews, surveys, and video storytelling
- Data analysis – Support analysis and cleaning of qualitative and quantitative evaluation data using Dedoose, Excel, and R
- Project coordination – support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of several climate and health activities, including foster relationships with partners and developing communication products
- Research – finding, evaluating and summarizing scientific literature, other sources of data and consulting with subject matter experts Program Analysis –identifying resources, developing recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative assessments, evaluating proposals and projects, and understanding a variety of impacts, including feasibility
- Writing – drafting reports, summaries on emerging issues, designing in education/outreach materials for all audiences
- Overall program support – entering data, meeting planning, management and reporting, public outreach, and program analysis
- Perform any other organization related duty or project as necessary