Practicum Fieldwork

We link trainees with practicum opportunities and provide support for them to carry out fieldwork focused on eating disorders prevention. STRIPED is sponsoring the following practica for Harvard Chan School students for the 2015-16 academic year.

Current Practica

New STRIPED Practicum in Health Communications: Translating Research Findings on Eating Disorders Screening to Community Pediatricians 

STRIPED has a new practicum opportunity for spring 2016 to work on a project entitled “Improving Screening for Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care.” This project will address pediatric primary care training needs for eating disorders screening. Working collaboratively with project Principal Investigator Dr. Holly Gooding, the student will develop guides and fact sheets on eating disorders care for the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC), an independent practice association affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital. This project is a great opportunity to improve health communication skills and get invaluable, hands-on experience in addressing community healthcare needs.

Applicants should have excellent writing skills, interest and experience in health communications, and should be able to work both independently and collaboratively. The student will supervised by Dr. Gooding and will be awarded a practicum stipend of $1500.

Interested students should submit a CV and writing sample, preferably one targeting clinicians or educated lay audiences on a healthcare-related topic, to Dr. Holly Gooding at holly.gooding@childrens.harvard.edu by February 12, 2016.