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About The New York Academy of Medicine:

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all.


Department Summary:

The Center for Healthy Aging convenes stakeholders, including older adults, service providers, government officials, researchers, and others, to develop and promote policy and practice change; supports data-driven planning and policy; provides strategic assistance for policy implementation; and contributes to the evidence base for healthy aging interventions.


Position Summary/Overview:

This position will provide the intern with practical experience in data collection, technical assistance, mapping, community engagement, long-term care infection control policies, and aging/healthcare policy analysis.

Healthy Aging projects include but are not limited to:

·       IMAGE:NYC, The Interactive Map of Aging; an open-source data visualization tool to display spatial and socio-demographic patterns and trends related to the aging population.

·       Age-friendly Neighborhoods; a consortium of local groups of older adults throughout NYC who meet regularly for peer networking and support and to share innovative practices around aging-in-place during COVID-19 and Age-friendly Boroughs; a partnership with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Borough President’s Offices to maximize the social, physical and economic participation of older borough residents.

·       Project ECHO’s National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network; a training program that brings together long-term care staff to collaboratively advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety and infection control. The weekly expert-led sessions combine short lectures with case-based presentations and discussions that encourage participants to learn from their peers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will assist with a range of Healthy Aging projects at NYAM. Duties will include the following:

·       Conduct outreach to city agencies, service providers and other data sources for updated information for IMAGE:NYC and the availability of virtual technical assistance.

·       Collect new and updated data and work closely with the CUNY Mapping Service to incorporate and format this data into the map.

·       Provide ongoing technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) and other map users.

·       Support the planning and facilitation of weekly Project ECHO training sessions for long-term care staff.

·       Assist with maintaining and updating the Center for Healthy Aging webpage and the Age-friendly Neighborhoods microsite.

·       Other duties as assigned.



·       One year of experience working in a policy/research/public health setting (can include internships)

·       Knowledge of ArcGIS is strongly preferred

·       Interest in and understanding of health equity and public policy

·       Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

·       Strong organizational and project management skills

·       Ability to work independently and meet scheduled deadlines

·       Facility with data collection and integration

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required


Education and Experience:

Pursuing graduate degree in public health, public policy, public administration, social work, or a related field.



$30 per hour, 12-16 hours per week, up to $12,000 over six months, starting in or around July 2021. This position reports to the Acting Director for the Center for Healthy Aging.

Please submit resume + cover letter.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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