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Sociodemographic and Health Impact Analysis
Intern Project

General information

The goal of this project is to understand how the population in San Mateo County has been changing with regards to sociodemographic characteristics and how these trends have impacted health overall. The epidemiology intern will explore multiple data sources, analyze the datasets, and present findings through maps, charts, and tables. The findings of the project will be used to inform San Mateo County Health System’s activities to improve the health status of county residents.

Specific responsibilities expected of the intern include:

  • Conducting literature and internet searches
  • Compiling existing data from secondary sources
  • Cleaning and analyzing data, both spatial and non-spatial, using Excel, ArcGIS, and/or statistical software
  • Developing maps, charts, tables, and other data visualization graphics

To learn more or apply for the Epidemiology Intern position, download packet.

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Internship Eligibility

Current students in graduate school and recent graduates (Master’s degree or higher — up to one year after graduation date — are eligible to apply. You may not be a current San Mateo County employee.

Successful applicants will demonstrate one or more of the following:

You, or a member of your family, have been adversely affected by health inequities related to any of the following:

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Internship Term & Pay

This HPP Internship program runs year round. The Summer Internship runs from June – August, and the intern must commit to working between 32-40 hours per week. The Fall/Spring internship runs between November and May 2017-18, the intern must commit to working between 16 to 20 hours per week. Reasonable timeframe adjustments can be negotiated. Graduate students are paid $20.00 per hour.