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Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Intern - EPSIP
Job Number: 2022-39965
Category: Interns
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Populat & Quantitive Hlth Sci - W455000
Job Type: Intern (Full Time)
Union Code: Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: May 16, 2022


**IMPORTANT: Your application will not be considered without an essay**

Complete the online application and include a short essay either in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document) or uploaded as a cover letter on your profile. Essay topic is listed below (Please include within your essay, examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 200 words.): 

Please write a short essay on ONE of these three topics:

  1. What does it mean to you to be effective in an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion?
  2. In what ways has diversity, equity and inclusion shown up in your commitment to service at the national, regional, local, and/or institutional levels?
  3. In what ways have you integrated diversity, equity and inclusion as part of your professional and personal development? And how have these engagements informed your approach to being a better scholar and professional?

This internship program will begin Monday June 6th and will end Friday, August 12th. The pay is $16/hour and the position is expected to be full-time over those 10 weeks. This will be an onsite internship. 

About Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) at UMass Chan Medical School

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) is a paid internship experience for talented college students.  Individuals historically underrepresented in STEM, health science and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students that identify from one of the following underrepresented groups in STEM, health science and medicine:  Black/African Americans, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders, individuals with a disability or the first in their family to attend college, are also strongly encourage to apply.

Participants in the EPSIP program benefit from:

  • a 10 week, paid summer business internship at UMMS with an administrative focus
  • the unique opportunity to be guided and mentored for the world of business in academic medicine
  • a professional development series of lectures, networking, mentoring, resume and job search preparation, and more
  • an opportunity to discover their passions and interests and discern which career path is best for you


Position Description/Background: The mission of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) is: a) to produce new knowledge relevant to the health of populations; (b) to fulfill the quantitative health science needs of the academic medical center as a leader in clinical and translational research; (c) to weave service to the academic medical center into discovery of new approaches to address the health care needs of the Nation; and (d) to train the next generation of scientists who will contribute to the health of populations and individuals and the transformation of health care through methodological innovation. This mission is built upon the foundational values of 1) Science that makes a difference; 2) Health equity and social justice; 3) Lifelong learning that supports growth for all; 4) Collective creativity through collaboration and engagement; and 5) Diversity and Inclusion as a driver of scientific inquiry and excellence.  PQHS also serves as the home of the Diversity Engagement Survey (DES), a diagnostic and benchmarking tool for measuring inclusion and engagement that has been used nationally and internationally in more than 150,000 respondents.

The Program Assistant Intern will provide support to PQHS by collaborating with the DES Team and the department’s Diversity Action Committee (DAC) to develop and further DEI work through projects and initiatives, which include:

  • Attend and participate in DES and DAC meetings and programs
  • Prepare materials for DES marketing and expansion
  • Evaluate DES environmental scan results to determine ‘best practices’ to inform local DIO office as well as future offerings of the DES
  • Assist the DAC in implementing the department’s Diversity Equity Action Plan (DEAP) by helping with educational activities, training, and tracking of goals and achievement metrics
  • Support the work of the DES and DAC


  • Work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Communicate clearly and professionally
  • Demonstrate initiative and openness with diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • Embody the values of the department
  • College Junior or Senior
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours

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