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Emergency Animal Plan Project Intern
About the Organization
Name: Cambridge Public Health Department
Department: Massachusetts Region 4b Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Industry: Local Government
Description: Region 4b is comprised of 27 communities that form a semi-circle around Boston. These communities have a combined population of 980,000. The Cambridge Public Health Department, as the host agent for Region 4b, acts as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Region and helps 4b communities with coordinating planning and response activities. Learn more at http://www.region4b.org/Region4bCommunities.aspx.
About the Position
Internal Ref.:
Job Type: Academic: General
Related Areas: Community Health
Health Communication
Public Health - General
Openings: 1
Location: Cambridge, MA (United States) | Map It!
Description: We are seeking an organized and detail oriented public health student to help us compile Animal Response Plans for each of the 27 communities in our region. This plan is intended for use by communities in Massachusetts Public Health Emergency Preparedness Region 4b and their partners. The plan should serve as a guideline for implementing immediate action to provide care and control of animals displaced during an emergency situation. The importance of emergency animal response plans was highlighted during the response to Hurricane Katrina, when it was discovered that the majority of pet owners are unwilling to leave their pets behind, even in the face of life threatening circumstances. The template for this plan is already created, but the intern will be responsible for community research, and adapting the template to meet the needs of each town. The intern will also be responsible for communicating with key stakeholders in the 27 communities to assure plan information is accurate and plausible.
Compensation: None
Qualifications: •Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Ability to work independently, prioritize, and meet deadlines •Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word •Experience working with local public health and emergency preparedness issues helpful •Experience conducting community research is preferable •Access to a car
CPH Required:   No 
Start Date: January 2012
Other: Intern must have a car. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

Posting available until Thursday, December 15, 2011
For more information, contact:
Name: Jennifer Brais
Address: 119 Windsor Street Ground Level Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-665-3866
Fax: 617-665-3888
E-mail: jmccaffertybrais@challiance.org
Web: http://www.region4b.org/Region4bCommunities.aspx
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Brais via email at jmccaffertybrais@challiance.org or snail mail at Cambridge Public Health, Jennifer Brais, Department, 119 Windsor Street, Ground Level, Cambridge, MA 02139.