TEMP Foodborne Disease Intern
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
TEMP Foodborne Disease Intern

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 Bureau of Communicable Disease tracks over 70 infectious diseases and investigates disease outbreaks in New York City. The foodborne disease group oversees surveillance of all foodborne diseases, investigates approximately 30 foodborne outbreaks a year and participates in many multi-state investigations.



The foodborne disease group has openings for new interns to assist foodborne disease epidemiologists with foodborne illness and outbreak investigations. The candidate would start in May/June 2022, with preference given to those who will stay on for the entire 2022-2023 academic year. The candidate would work 20 hours/week during the school year and 35 hours/week during the summer, with hours from 9am-5pm.



  • Surveillance for foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin producing E.coli infections. Collection of case data from health care providers and interviewing case-patients about their illness and exposures
  • Outbreak and cluster investigations
  • Data entry, data management, data analysis, and/or miscellaneous projects
  • Assist with other disease investigations within the Bureau of Communicable Disease where necessary Miscellaneous projects as needed



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate (MPH, MS or PhD) program in public health or related field; Incoming students encouraged to apply
  • Incoming students encouraged to apply




The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and education.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.