Student Internship Opportunities with Stanford School of Medicine

There are two incredible internship opportunity available through the Stanford School of Medicine in the Stanford Prevention Research Center Solution Science Group for college students. One is an Assistant Coaching Position for an Obesity Prevention Research Study called Stanford GOALS. The other is working as a Health Educator for the same study. Please forward the attached information to professors, staff and students you think would be interested. Internships start on Monday, January 7th, 2012 and will continue recruitment through the end of the school year.

Assistant Coach Position Description:

The Stanford Prevention Research Center is seeking an Assistant Coach to assist in the implementation of an after school team sports program. The after school team sports program will be implemented at multiple community centers serving low-income, ethnically-diverse families in the East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City areas. It is one element of a large-scale, multi-component, NIH- funded randomized controlled trial. Children will be 7-11 years old at the onset and will participate for three years.

Qualifications: 

• Working towards BA/BS in the biological, physical, social sciences or other quantitative subjects required.
• Prefer candidates to be fluent in English and Spanish.

• Requires experience coaching or playing on a competitive sports team.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Prefer candidates with experience working with low-income ethnically diverse families.
• Minimum of 1 semester commitment preferred.

 

Health Educator Position Description:

The Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University seeks Heath Educator Interns to join a multi-disciplinary team performing community-based intervention trials for overweight children and their families. The Health Educator will be responsible for working with kids to educate them and their families to make lifestyle changes that will promote weight loss among overweight children. Some of the events will include family fun nights, special athletic sporting events, and newsletter preparation.

Qualifications:

• Working towards BA/BS in the biological, physical, social sciences or other quantitative subjects required.
• Prefer candidates to be fluent in English and Spanish.
• Requires the ability to follow research protocol.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Requires flexibility to work some non-standard hours including evenings and weekends.
• Prefer candidates with experience working with low-income ethnically diverse families.
• Minimum of 1 semester commitment preferred.

Please contact Kelly Burke (kburke1@stanford.edu ) for more information.

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