Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Climate and Health Research

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 10-15 hours/week

1333 Iris

Boulder, CO 80304

Program Summary:

The Air Quality (AQ) Program at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) engages with state agencies and other stakeholders to help guide regional collaboration, strategy, and state policy and rulemaking processes for a variety of topic areas, including ozone, oil and gas, vehicles, and climate. The team also works with other public health programs and with the Boulder County Commissioners’ Office of Sustainability to guide the county’s approach to climate action from a health and welfare standpoint.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work:
The position performs a literature review to identify and summarize principal primary sources on the public health impacts of climate change on public health and welfare, particularly in Colorado. This position will also identify key organizations providing resources, partnership, and potential funding opportunities for climate action through public health.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Researches, reviews, and summarizes climate action sources.
• Contacts organizations about opportunities to partner with BCPH.
• Presents a summary to BCPH staff at the conclusion of internship.
• Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Currently in an advanced degree program related to environmental policy or environmental studies.

Experience: Experience with environmental science, research, and literature review.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of environmental science and policy.
  • Strong science background enabling critical review of scientific literature.
  • Excellent research and review abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to conduct self in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.

Special Requirements:

Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and intern must comply with these requirements prior to start date.

Training Dates and Information:

Training and Orientation:

Training and orientation about the program and position will be provided by AQ Program staff.

Supervision: Supervision will be provided by AQ Program staff, as needed.

Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:

  • Understanding of the climate-health nexus and how climate action is emerging in the public health realm.
  • Experience working with a leading local government health agency.
  • Establish professional ties with community experts and other county agencies working in the field.
  • Flexible work schedule.

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.