Program Assistant: Check Hep C & Check Hep B Programs and Opioid Treatment Program Outreach
Intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building in the NYC Department of Health, Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention & Control Program.

Check Hep B & Hep C Program

Check Hep B and Check Hep C are NYC Health Department programs that fund community based organization and community health centers in high prevalence communities to provide linkage to care and care coordination services to improve health outcomes in hepatitis B and C chronically infected individuals. The intern would assist the program manager in the administration of the program.

Improving Hep C care in Opioid Treatment Programs Project
There are approximately 30,000 people in Opioid Treatment Programs (formerly called methadone maintenance programs) in NYC, and almost 70% have hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis C screening, diagnosis, linkage to care and treatment can be improved in the majority of programs in NYC. Through this project, NYC Health Department seeks to establish contact with OTPs city wide, conduct a needs assessment, provide basic training and resources, and develop a strategy for an intervention to improve clinical outcomes at select programs in the future. The intern would assist the program manager project start up, establishing contact with sites, training and technical assistance, and strategic planning.

Intern Responsibilities

Assist with:

  • Meeting planning, meeting notes and follow up items
  • Site visit planning and follow up
  • Needs assessment development and implementation
  • Developing strategies to assist programs in recruitment
  • Protocol, form, and documentation updates
  • Training & Technical Assistance
  • Hepatitis C RNA Reflex Testing Implementation support
  • Electronic Health Record integrations support
  • Linkage Agreement and facilitation support, with appropriate medical care facilities
  • Program continuous quality improvement
  • Website updates
  • Report writing


  • Must be a CUNY student
  • MPH or MSW student or related area of study
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Meeting facilitation and public speaking skills desired
  • Strong interest in health program capacity building
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

35 Hours a week. $13 per hour.

Position is available immediately and is funded through June 30, 2015.

To apply, send a resume to Nirah Johnson, LCSW (


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