November 17, 2014
Position Opening: Graduate Assistant for the Trojan Health Volunteer Program At the Joint Educational Project
The Joint Educational Project (JEP) as one of the nation’s largest and most recognized service-learning programs, promotes and fosters civic responsibility in college students as they make connections between their courses of study and service experiences in the community. The Trojan Health Volunteers (THV) program, administered by JEP, gives pre-health students the opportunity to obtain valuable volunteering experience in Los Angeles area hospital and clinical settings. Students gain hands-on experience while observing the various aspects of health care. Since 1985, THV has met important goals including: preparing hundreds of USC students to make informed decisions about health science education and professions while providing community clinics and hospitals with much needed assistance.
Currently, JEP, in collaboration with Dornsife Office of Science and Health at the University of Southern California is looking to hire a graduate student with and interest in health, science, and education to develop a partnership with the local private, not-for-profit clinic association and their clinics that work with the low income, under-represented and most vulnerable residents in the community.
The Graduate Student Assistant will assist also:
- Help to create a training program to prepare students for volunteer placement in distinct community clinics in the L.A. area.
- Help develop, through the collaboration of THV and the Community Clinic Association, a THV Community Health Summer Internship placing students in neighborhood clinics focusing on primary/community health care;
- Prepare a training guide for community clinic staff that prepares them to host/work with undergraduate volunteers;
- Provide additional resources for the program to expand and enhance the experiences of pre-med students.
The THV Graduate Assistant position is 20 hours per week for the spring 2015 and fall 2015 semesters.
It is open to students enrolled in a USC Masters program only.
Deadline for applications: Monday, December 1, 2014 by 5:00 pm.