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Urban Indian Public Health Trainee (Temporary, Part-Time)

Department: Urban Indian Health Institute
Closing Date: Apr. 25, 2014

The Urban Indian Public Health Trainee position will support the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board in its core functions. The mission of the UIHI is to support the health and well-being of urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology. The Public Health Trainee will create a plan for skills and knowledge goals that is aligned with the UIHI scope of work and based on the Trainee’s professional interests and abilities. The Public Health Trainee will work under the close mentorship of a Project Coordinator. For more information about the UIHI see our website: 


Primary Duties:

Duties will be dependent on the Public Health Trainee’s experience and interests but may include any of the following:

1.    Helping with the development of UIHI products and communication materials to share with Urban Indian Health Organizations.  

2.    Drafting letters, tables, charts, graphs, maps, data tables and other visual aids as necessary.

3.    Assisting in the editing and formatting of project reports and related materials.

4.    Scheduling and documenting phone calls and webinars.

5.    Participating in grant writing and proposal development tasks.

6.    Using project and data filing systems per standard UIHI practices.

7.    Performing quality checking on data for completeness and accuracy.

8.    Performing other office tasks associated with projects, such as preparing materials, filing, copying, literature searches, bibliography entries and editing, data entry and other duties as needed.

9.    Participating as part of project teams by attending meetings.

10.    May make oral presentations utilizing displays and other audio-visual aids as necessary.




  • Must have a high school diploma or GED by position start date.



Experience:  Familiarity with health and social issues facing American Indians/Alaska Natives.


Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Use software programs proficiently including Windows, Word, and Excel.
  • Learn to use new software such as:  Adobe, PowerPoint, Endnote, and InDesign.
  • Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Multi-task and take direction from more than one person.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, superiors, public officials, and representative of other agencies and organizations, and with the general public.
  • Prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.


NOTE:  Funding for this part-time position is supported by grant funds only until August 31, 2014. Estimated hours are 20 hours per week from May-August (depending on student/school schedule). This position is scheduled to end no later than August 31, 2014. This potential end date does not constitute a contract; the SIHB is an at-will employer.