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Summer Research Intern  

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About the Organization One of the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsors, PHFE has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968. PHFE's staff provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise. With Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management, and Consulting Services, nonprofit and government agencies are able to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery.

PHFE's services help make communities healthier and make a difference in the lives of millions of people served by our government and nonprofit clients.  
Location CAN005 - Oakland, CA  
Program Name CEIP  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $18.87/hour  
Open Date 1/19/2017  
Travel Requirement 10% or less  


The California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) is one of ten EIP sites nationwide, which serve as a national resource for surveillance, prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. CEIP functions under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a collaborative effort involving the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and several local health departments. The California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) is a program administered by Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc (PHFE) which is a non-profit public health research organization.

The successful candidate will likely be assigned a specific project on which he/she will focus during the internship period. The candidate will also contribute to a variety of research activities including assisting project coordinator(s) or surveillance officers in data collection and data entry, contacting hospitals and laboratories for information regarding case-patients, interacting with hospital medical records departments and physicians’ offices to obtain case information, general organizational office tasks, and conducting standardized telephone interviews of case-patients or controls using standardized forms. Study protocols may require interviews to be conducted in the evenings or on the weekend. These may be conducted from home using a program cell phone.  This is a 12 week temporary position during the summer.


  •  Assisting project coordinators or surveillance officers in data collection and data entry
  •  Interacting with hospital medical records departments and physicians’ offices to obtain case information
  •  General office duties such as answering telephones, photocopying, filing, and assisting in mailings
  • Interviewing case-patients using standardized questionnaires and recording/coding responses
  •  Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours



Position Requirements


The summer research intern must have a keen interest in infectious disease epidemiology, excellent communication skills, and strong attention to detail.


Educational Requirement:  Graduate student pursuing Masters in public health required, emphasis in epidemiology/infectious diseases/biostatistics preferred but not required. Undergraduate degree in related area such as Biology, Health Science, Public Health or Microbiology preferred.

  • Experience using a PC
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and Access).
  • Ability to enter data accurately with minimal supervision 
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to work independently or in a team environment
  • Knowledge of SAS is a plus but not required

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Experience working with protected health information and maintaining patient confidentiality preferred
  • Experience interviewing patients with structured questionnaires for research purposes preferred
  • Some microbiology coursework very helpful but not required




Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.

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PHFE is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.



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