The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to provide Native American students with the opportunity to increase the work being done in urban Native public health. Project Firstline is a national partnership of nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that aims to provide infection prevention and control training to more than 6 million healthcare personnel in the United States, including Urban Indian Organization (UIO) health care workers. Training content will include foundational information on infection control to protect the nation from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19.
As part of Project Firstline, NCUIH will be developing training resources for health care workers; communications and outreach materials to support training; resource guides for workers, residents, families and patients; hosting communities of learning; supporting subject matter experts in infectious disease; and gathering research and data on the effectiveness of training and practices.
The recipients of the NCUIH Project Firstline Fellowship should have a focus on urban Native public health in one of the following areas:
· infection prevention and control
· public health
· public health nursing
· mental health
· behavioral health
· health communication
· improving health processes
· improving health quality
· or a related area
This search will be enacted through a nationally competitive application administered by the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
· Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Undergraduates must have a declared major related to one of the focus areas identified above.
· Eligibility is limited to students enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year at the time of application. Recipients must be a member of a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village.
· Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale and graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
· Recipients must intend to serve Native people as a professional through your chosen discipline.
Applications will open August 31, 2020 and close promptly at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, September 30, 2020.
Roles and Responsibilities
Recipients should be prepared to commit between 15 and 20 hours per week to conduct an individual project of their design as well as general activities in support of the project including working with NCUIH, Urban Indian Organization (UIO) and other externals stakeholders in a professional setting.
Recipients will work remotely from their own self-designated location and are required to have their own personal computer, telephone, high speed internet access, designated office space and other technology required to maintain a professional virtual office setting.
Fellows will identify their desired timeframe for project activities (work timeline) in their application from a minimum of three to a maximum of six months; fellowships must be concluded by June 30, 2021.
Funding of $1,000 per month for up to six months of support is available to cover a variety of associated costs and is payable as a stipend directly to student fellows.
Deadline: 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time September 30, 2020.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Send all questions to Noah Collins at Ncollins@ncuih.org .
A resume/CV, writing sample, and three (3) letters of recommendation must be attached.