Maine SNAP-Ed Practicum OpportunityOpportunity Type: Internships, Practicum Opportunities, Public Health
Location: Portland, ME
Salary: Not provided
Opening Date: June 26, 2018
Closing Date: October 01, 2018
1. Organization Information
Name of organization: Maine SNAP-Ed, UNE Center for Excellence in Health Innovation
Address of organization: 716 Stevens Ave
Zip code: 04103
Country (if outside the USA):
Type of organization: University
2. Practicum Information
Position Title: Program Evaluation Intern
Start date: Immediately
End date: Negotiable
Compensation (If any): Dependent on funding
Description of Practicum Project: Data Storytelling – Using Evaluation Outcomes to Demonstrate Program Impact
Tasks: The practicum will provide experience with a Success Story process and format designed to systematically collect and communicate program outcomes to a local, state, and national audience. The student will have the opportunity to synthesize existing quantitative and qualitative evaluation data (including photo documentation) from local communities working to address obesity prevention through direct education and policy, systems, and environmental change interventions. The project will include providing the public health context related to obesity prevention and analyzing statewide tracking system data to communicate program outcomes and share challenges and lessons learned. Some primary data collection (e.g., semi-structured interviews) will be required. This opportunity will expose the student to evidence-based obesity prevention strategies being implemented locally and statewide to address the health and quality of life of Maine’s low-income youth, adults, and seniors.
Requirements: Excellent writing skills and competency with Excel and Word. Interest in obesity prevention.
3. Preceptor Contact Information
Name: Pamela Bruno
- The UNE MPH Program requires a minimum of 120 hours at the practicum site OR the completion of two (2) high quality products by the student.
- An Affiliation Agreement must be completed between UNE and the practicum site before the student can start counting hours for credit.
- For all questions regarding the practicum, please contact Dr. Titi Balogun, firstname.lastname@example.org.