Silent Spring Institute

Duration: Minimum 2 months summer 2012

Location: Newton, MA

Position Title:  Environmental Health Intern

Housing: Housing will not be provided. Students responsible for finding their own housing in the area.

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Description:
-Assist research staff with research related to environmental exposures to pollutants, including sampling and data analysis
-Assist with supporting our online environment and health information mapping tool for Massachusetts

Qualifications:
Excellent academic record. Chemistry, biology, statistics coursework an asset for research interns. Energetic, flexible, constructive outlook. Excellent attention to accuracy, ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team. Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

Funding: $3000 (or more depending on circumstances)
Available through the Center for the Environment Summer Leadership Fellowship Program; see application instructions.

Requirements:
Students must submit a resume, cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this internship, and writing sample as well as complete the MHC Universal Application. (All items should be submitted to the Center for the Environment.)

About the Organization:
Silent Spring Institute is a non-profit research organization focused on studying the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer.   We are a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, GIS, outreach, development, library and information science, and communications.  Annual budget of approximately $1 million supports a staff of 13, working with collaborating investigators at Harvard, Boston University, Brown, University of Southern California, etc., and activists at Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Hurricane Voices, Alliance for a Health Tomorrow and nationally.  Current research focuses on breast cancer and endocrine disrupting compounds from drinking water pollutants, household exposures, and other sources.  This is an opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized, innovative, mission-driven team.