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Internships in Global Health - NYC Health + Hospitals System Special Pathogens Internship
New York, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Field Work, Research Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (Shared), Student responsibility
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:

NYC Health + Hospitals Special Pathogens Program
Emergency Management and Planning Internships

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 8-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 2
Stipend: $5,000-$6,000
About: NYC Health + Hospitals Emergency Management provides the strategic and operational framework and resources to protect our patients, visitors, staff, communities and infrastructure from natural, technological, and intentional incidents through the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from them.
Intern Responsibilities: This is an opportunity for two highly motivated students to contribute to NYC Health + Hospitals’ system-wide, emergency management-centric approach to special pathogens preparedness and response activities and assist the National Ebola Training and Education Center. The Special Pathogens Program Interns, reporting to the Director for System-wide Special Pathogens will provide support in one or more of the following project areas:
  • Using an emergency management approach to develop special pathogen discussion- or operations-based exercises to maintain healthcare delivery readiness.        
  • Training of frontline healthcare workers as it relates to identification, isolation, donning/doffing of personal protective equipment, preliminary management and transfer of a suspected Ebola or other special pathogens patient within a U.S. or international frontline healthcare delivery            
  • Development of exercise resource materials related to Ebola and other special pathogens for national stakeholders including frontline hospitals, assessment hospitals, Ebola treatment centers, Regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers, healthcare coalitions and EMS.
  • Using an emergency management approach, research, design, develop, and evaluate topics relating to CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear issues) to maintain healthcare delivery readiness.
Activities undertaken by the interns will include several of the following:
  • Conduct needs assessments
  • Research emerging/re-emerging threats that would qualify as a special pathogen/high consequence infectious diseases and would pose a threat to healthcare delivery
  • Assist in design and development of a discussion-based exercise based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders including public health partners and liaisons
  • Participating in planning meetings
  • Assist in conducting the discussion-based exercise
  • Assist in evaluation of the discussion-based exercise through after action report and improvement planning process
  • Participate in walkthroughs of site of exercise
  • Assist with developing additional resource tools (e.g., processes, plans, protocols) that would aide in the core elements mentioned above
  • Assist in design, development and evaluation of frontline hospital readiness assessments for H+H sites
  • Participate in on-site readiness assessments
  • Assist in tailoring U.S. based frontline training to meet the needs of the middle-to-low income frontline healthcare delivery
  • Work with international stakeholders and participate in planning meetings
  • Research specific topic in CBRNE as it relates to healthcare delivery preparedness and response
  • Opportunity to present at various councils and forums.
  • Opportunity to publish findings
NOTE: Princeton students at this internship will have no exposure to or involvement with any pathogens or dangerous substances at any time.
Qualifications: Highly motivated, with demonstrated interest and exposure to public health, global health, healthcare administration, emergency management, or related field.
View Internship Summary Posters from Past NYC Health & Hospitals Princeton Student Interns:
Summer 2019
Sanjana Duggirala '21 and Katya Vera '20 - Measles Secret Shopper

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