Diversity & Inclusion Office

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Position: Program Assistant Intern

Description/Background: The Diversity & Inclusion Office (D&I) is the principle vehicle to guide the implementation of our diversity and inclusion strategies and programs.  The D&I coordinates diversity programming and provides oversight of compliance for Affirmative Action/EEO and ADA policies. We mediate and resolve conflicts related to uncivil behavior, harassment and discrimination.  

The Program Assistant Intern will assist in design, planning and implementation of enhanced programming for the Building Brighter Futures Program as well as assist with events and programs offered by the Diversity and Inclusion Office (D&I). The Building Brighter Futures (BBF) Program is a summer employment initiative conducted in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools (WPS). The program provides bright, talented WPS students with a valuable introduction to the world of professional work.

The Program Assistant Intern will work with Community Outreach and D&I to create engaging student programing that promotes awareness of work norms, expectations and supports career exploration for BBF students. The Program Assistant will also provide group mentoring to BBF students. An additional opportunity is available to develop and implement an evaluation of BBF programming in partnership with Learning and Development. The Intern may also pursue opportunities to shadow in other areas of D&I. 

The Program Assistant intern will also provide logistical support to SEED Symposium.  The Synthesis Engagement and Elevation to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Symposium uses cutting-edge approaches to generate new findings and resources to eliminate health disparities. Sponsored by the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR), the themes for the Symposium are rooted in CHEIR’s overall approach to achieving health equity: multidisciplinary focus, multiple levels of intervention, culturally-responsive practices, and the use of storytelling as a research tool. 

The Program Assistant Intern will also assist in updating the Diversity Tool Kit.  The Diversity Tool Kit is a designed as a resource for improving interpersonal relations, increasing understanding, and furthering world class service for our diverse patient population. By heightening awareness, enhancing communication and developing better cultural competence we keep patients first.

Requirements:

  1. College Junior or Senior majoring in Management, Human Resources, Social Sciences or related field
  2. Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  3. Ability to manage multiple projects
  4. Clear and grammatically correct written communication skills
  5. Ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds
  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Minimum Word and Excel)


Preferred Requirements:

  1. Successful experience coaching, leading, mentoring and or teaching Secondary school students
  2. Demonstrated good presentation skills or interest in learning presentation skills
  3. Experience with conducting youth programs or leading youth groups
  4. Completion of a Statistics or Data Analysis course
  5. Knowledge of using SPSS for descriptive statistics a plus

Applications Closed for 2016. Thank you for your interest!

How To Apply:

  • Go directly to the job you are interested in by clicking one of the links listed below.
  • Review the descriptions and follow the prompts to fill out our online internship applications. This is the same as the HR employment application portal, but don’t worry your internship application will be directed to us.
  • Important: Complete the online application that includes uploading a resume and include a short essay in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document). Please respond to the essay question below:
    • Essay questionHow does diversity drive individual, group/team, or institutional excellence?  (“Institutional” includes, but is not limited to educational, health, community or business contexts. Please include examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 300 words.)

Internship Job Descriptions and Application Process on the HR Career Site

To start the process, go to our “Search Career Opportunities” toolbox located in top right side of this page.

  • Click the drop down menu for the “Type” field and select “Intern" (part-time or full-time) and a list of available internships will show.
  • Go to "Keyword" and write in "EPSIP".
  • Review the descriptions and follow the prompts to fill out our online internship applications.
  • Important: Complete the online application that includes uploading a resume and include a short essay in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document). Please respond to the essay question below:
    • Essay questionHow does diversity drive individual, group/team, or institutional excellence?  (“Institutional” includes, but is not limited to educational, health, community or business contexts. Please include examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succulent and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 300 words.)

2016 (closed) accepted applications for the following positions:

  • Business Development Intern - EPSIP
  • Communications - Video/Multimedia Intern - EPSIP
  • CMW Website/Graphics/Marketing Intern - EPSIP
  • Development Intern - EPSIP
  • Educational Affairs Intern - EPSIP
  • Grant Administration & Finance Intern - EPSIP
  • HR - Communications Intern-EPSIP
  • IT - Quality Assurance Intern - EPSIP
  • IT - Social Media Intern - EPSIP
  • IT - Software Developer Intern - EPSIP
  • Office of Research Intern - EPSIP
  • Program Assistant Intern - EPSIP
  • UMMHC Educational Assistant Intern - EPSIP (Clinical Informatics)
  • UMMHC RN Educational Assistant Intern - EPSIP (Graduate RN Orientation)

Note: ALL positions require you to have reliable transportation as well as provide your own housing accommodations.

Thank you for your interest in the EPSIP program! We hope you keep us in mind as you consider your options this summer. Applications CLOSED APRIL 25, 2016.

All applications will be processed through our Human Resources Application Portal. You will need to create a profile, then apply for you preferred position (s). A link will appear here when the applications go live. Your application will be processed as soon as it is submitted. We will interview on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This means there are no application deadlines. If you have any trouble with the online submission of your application or essay, you may contact summerinternship@umassmed.edu

 

 

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