Internship Opportunity at the NYU School of Medicine Center for the study of Asian American Health

Internship Opportunity

New York University School Of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH)

The REACH FAR Project (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian AmeRicans) is an exciting new project to implement comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable multi-sector, evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental approaches to addressing hypertension control in Asian American communities in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. The project will be led by an established multi-sector partnership coalition including academic organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses, health care professionals, health care institutions, and local and state governmental agencies that have a long partnership history of implementing successful strategies to improve the health of targeted Asian American communities in NY/NJ.

The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are looking for bright, motivated individuals who are interested in working with local Asian American communities to improve access to environments with healthy food and beverages; and enhance linkages to culturally and linguistically tailored care for cardiovascular disease and hypertension management. Targeted Asian American communities include: Bangladeshi, Filipino Korean, and Asian Indian communities in NY/NJ. Intern will be specifically working on a blood pressure monitoring program based in faith-based and community-based sites.

Interns will be expected to:

1. Participate in volunteer/intern training and give a final presentation

2. Participate in project activities at community sites (availability on weekend and evening hours may be necessary)

3. Conduct literature reviews on health education topics and create presentations and curricula materials

4. Assist in data collection, data entry, and maintaining of data files

5. Assist in the development of reports and fact sheets

6. Assist in the creation of survey and training instruments

7. Conduct translations for community members

Intern Qualifications:

1. Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

2. Excellent knowledge of using research engines such as PubMed and experience in conducting literature searches

3. Experience in data entry through Access and Excel databases

4. Excellent presentation and writing skills

5. Proficiency in using social media tools a plus

6. Knowledge of cardiovascular disease and hypertension

7. Commitment to working in underserved communities

8. Ability to work independently

9. Speaking fluency in Korean, Tagalog, Bengali, Punjabi, or Hindi preferred

10. Reading and writing proficiency in Korean, Tagalog, Punjabi, or Hindi preferred

11. Familiarity with the Korean, Filipino, or South Asian communities in NY or NJ a plus

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lynna Zhong at: For more information about our work, please visit our website:


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