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Job Opening

Environmental Health Fellow

Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) seeks a temporary (12 week) summer Environmental Health Fellow to join an organization dedicated to educating and empowering community members to act as ambassadors about environmental risks. Through applied research, educational programming, technical assistance and advocacy, WHE addresses environmental exposures that impact public health. Its main program areas are Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools, Healthy Early Learning and Healthy Communities. The organization advocates for policy solutions that aim to better protect public health and reduce the risk of exposure to environmental toxins.

WHE is also a lead partner in the recently-launched Southwestern Pennsylvania Cancer and Environment Network; the Fellow’s work will contribute to priorities shared by WHE and the Network. (To learn more about the Network, click here.) The Fellow will focus on a particular area of interest to them and the WHE staff, with an emphasis on a topic related to cancer and the environment (e.g. PFAS, air and water pollution, pesticides, chemicals in consumer products, childhood cancer).

This fellowship is sponsored by the Heinz Endowments and the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies. It will include participation in a cohort of fellows placed in four Southwestern Pennsylvania non-profit organizations, including WHE, who will be working at the intersection of health and environment. The successful candidate will be a socially conscious, enthusiast of the non-profit world, with demonstrated knowledge of environmental health issues and interest in applying research and organizing skills to community or policy-level change.

This is a paid, 12-week position, commencing in June 2022 through August 2022. 

Please email cover letter and resume.

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: