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MPH Practicum Opportunity – Community Bike Center Youth Programs

Opportunity Type: ,
Location: Biddeford, ME
Salary: N/A
Opening Date: May 03, 2017
Closing Date: Open ended
Website: http://communitybike.net/youth-programs/
Contact Email: tbalogun@une.edu

1. Organization Information

Name of organization: Community Bicycle Center – Youth Programs
Address of organization: 45 Granite Street
City: Biddeford
State: ME
Zip code: 04005
Country: United States
Website: www.communitybike.net

Type of organization: Non-profit (Youth Development Program)

2. Practicum Information

Position Title: Research Assistant
Start date: Immediately
End date: Negotiable
Compensation (If any): N/A

Description of Practicum Project: The Research Assistant will work with the nonprofit’s Executive Director to assess local community health data related to youth, with a focus on those living in low to moderate income households.

Tasks:

  • Gather, analyze, interpret and summarize local community health data (including household environmental risks) related to youth, with a focus on those living in low to moderate income households (CBC’s primary youth population).
  • Conduct needs assessments – identify gaps in services.
  • Identify priority health areas for community youth based on gathered data and needs assessments.
  • Identify and analyze proposed and/or recent public health policy changes that could affect Maine’s youth, especially those living in low to moderate income households.
  • Analyze barriers to program participation and make recommendations.
  • Investigate new partnerships.

Requirements: Research skills

3. Preceptor Contact Information

Name: Bronwyn Barnett
Degrees/certification: 7+ years in non-profit public health
Email: director@communitybike.net
Phone: 207-282-9700

Additional Information: CBC offers the MPH student an on-site computer workstation and desk, as well as shared conference room space accessible for the duration of their practicum experience.

Please note:

  • The UNE MPH Program requires a minimum of 120 hours at the practicum site.
  • 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 a Practicum Coordinator: