Part-Time Public Health Detailing Program Intern
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Part-Time Public Health Detailing Program 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 (NYC). 



The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) is a bureau in the Division for Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) located at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY.


With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team. 


This role sits in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention in the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW). Seeking to eliminate racial and other inequities resulting in premature mortality and with an unwavering grounding in history and structural analysis, CHECW works to increase visibility of the harm perpetuated by centuries of racist, socially unjust policy while pushing towards redress for the most impacted NYC communities. CHECW addresses inequity across community and healthcare systems in partnership with community, faith-based, and health care organizations. CHECW’s work focuses on social determinants of health, including environmental and commercial determinants, and addresses both upstream and downstream factors to improve health and well-being of New Yorkers. CHECW is a division of the NYC DOHMH.


The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, and cancer, among New Yorkers. We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities. BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension.  BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems and promoting health equity. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.


The Public Health Detailing Program sits within the BCDP at the NYC DOHMH. The program works with primary care providers, dentists, pharmacists and other clinical and community members to improve patient care relating to key public health challenges. Health Department representatives promote clinical preventive services and chronic disease management through the delivery of brief, targeted messages to health care providers, community stakeholders and staff at their practice sites. Detailing “Action Kits” – containing clinical tools, provider resources and patient education materials to promote evidence–based best practices – are distributed during visits. 


Modeled after the pharmaceutical sales approach, the Public Health Detailing Program builds on DOHMH’s extensive experience in medical provider education, health care quality improvement and community-based health promotion. Public Health Detailing is organized around specific clinical topics, chosen largely because of their anticipated impact on morbidity and mortality. Previous campaigns include Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, and Breastfeeding.



DOHMH is seeking a Part-Time Public Health Detailing Program Intern to support program activities including campaign development and qualitative research as well as program operations. This is a part-time, temporary position (11 months) that will run until June 30, 2023. There may be an opportunity to extend beyond this date; however, it is contingent on Agency approval and funding. 


The Public Health Detailing Program Intern will work approximately 20 hours per week; the exact days and hours are flexible within the Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm range and will be agreed upon with the program. The Intern will report to the Senior Manager, Programming and Strategy of the Public Health Detailing Program. The position sits at DOHMH. This individual will have the opportunity to participate in both the programmatic and operational aspects of a City program, with a focus on chronic disease prevention and management. The position will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn and gain skills in the public health arena. The Intern will be exposed to a wide range of public health issues and interventions. 




  • Assist in the development, editing and review of campaign materials related to chronic disease prevention and aimed at both health care providers and patients
  • Actively participate in campaign workgroups as well as provide recaps and follow-ups after meetings
  • Conduct qualitative research on chronic disease campaign topics
  • Ensure public health detailing webpage is up-to-date and accurate


  • Assist in the planning and execution of trainings (create timelines, checklists, and ensure deadlines are met)
  • Maintain a master spreadsheet categorizing historical and current program materials
  • Assist in the coordination of material ordering, delivery, and all related logistics 
  • Book Outlook calendar appointments, as requested
  • Help with logistical and administrative day-to-day tasks 
  • Candidate must have completed or be in the process of a master’s degree in one of the following (or related) fields: public health, public policy, public administration
  • 2-3 years’ work experience
  • Excellent attention to details, organizational skills, and follow-through
  • Strong communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and handle changing workload with multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)





  • This position will be hired through a staffing agency.
  • All hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your hire date.
  • This position will operate in a hybrid work environment with the potential of shifting to 100% in-office.    
  • There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH, for which eligibility requirements include NYC residency.



$20.00 per hour. Compensation for the position is hourly, with a rate commensurate with experience.    



Up to 20 hours per week. This position will be funded through June 30, 2023, with a possibility of an extension contingent upon DOHMH approval and funding.



To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.     


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