Purpose: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) epidemiologists conduct statewide surveillance of reportable enteric diseases. We are looking for two student interns to assist epidemiologists and local health departments with follow-up of of persons with reportable enteric diseases and and to assist with data entry and analysis in in local, statewide, and national foodborne inv investigations. The successful candidates wil will work with epidemiologists in the MDHHS Ent Enteric & Respiratory Diseases Epidemiology (ER (ERIE) Unit, Surveillance of Infectious Dis Disease Epidemiology (SIDE) Section of the Div Division of Communicable Disease.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful c candidates will assist MDHHS enteric e epidemiologists with the following a activities: • Conduct active surveillance for Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga-toxin E Escherichia coli, and other reportable e enteric infections • Telephone interviews of ill persons ( (cases) and sometimes well persons ( (controls) about their illnesses and e exposures • Perform data entry, data management, data analysis, and other investigation-related duties as needed
related duties as needed • Assist with other disease i investigations within the SIDE Section as n needed • Participate in state-level p preparedness activities to respond to any p public health emergency • Report/update on a regular basis to S Supervisor • Maintain a positive, credible, p professional relationship with all parties r relevant to MPHI and MDHHS projects, and r represent the best interest of MPHI and M MDHHS at all times • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications / Requirements: Completion of an undergraduate level degree with full-time enrollment in a graduate-level degree-seeking program (MPH, MS, PhD) in epidemiology, environmental health, or related public health.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Incoming students (i.e., accepted/enrolled full seeking program (MPH, MS, PhD) in epi epidemiology, environmental health, or rel related public health.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Incoming students (i.e., accepted/enrolled full-time during school year) are welcome to apply. One-year commitment requested. Must possess excellent verbal skills including good telephone etiquette. Knowledge of statistics and/or infectious disease epidemiology. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, such as Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and is familiar with email/internet browser software. Works well in team situations, is self-motivated, meets deadli deadlines, and handles multiple tasks at one time w time with minimal supervision. Must have excell excellent written communication skills and be abl be able to present scientific and technical inform information to others. Fluency in a second langua language would be an asset.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Stan Standard office environment. Successful cand candidates are expected to observe the MDHHS dres dress attire and grooming policy.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”