Part-time, Paid, Summer Intern, OBGYN

July 23, 2021

Fri., June 11

Position Description
Dr. Christina Coyle, an expert in travel medicine and a principal investigator on a grant funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Elmhurst, is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work on her team as an intern. Her CDC grant is entitled “Reducing the Burden of Neglected Parasitic Infections (NPIs) in the United States through Evidence-Based Prevention and Control Activities,” and under this grant, she plans to implement a hospital-wide outpatient Chagas disease-screening program at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, which sees a large Central and South American population that is particularly at risk for Chagas disease. Unfortunately, despite its prevalence, Chagas disease in non-endemic regions is highly under-recognized.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying at-risk patients in primary care and/or OBGYN clinics at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens
  • Screening patients in a primary care and/or OBGYN clinic to obtain pertinent patient data 
  • Ensuring patient files are appropriately flagged for further evaluation
  • Providing additional follow-through to ensure that patients who screened positive receive confirmatory diagnosis, and are appropriately tracked 
  • Supporting additional educational efforts as needed for the grant, which may include coordinating virtual symposiums and other teaching sessions

Position Requirements

  • Must be a fluent Spanish speaker 
  • Interest in working with migrant populations
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college degree program
  • Must be able to travel between clinic locations in Queens
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; may use other web-based programs as assigned
  • Ability to check applicable policies and procedures

Time Commitment
Part-time (30-35 hours a week; may work weekends and/or evenings depending on preference/flexibility)


Please send your CV and optional cover letter to Lydia Fikru. Documents must be sent as PDFs titled as “FirstNameLastName_CV” and “FirstNameLastName_CoverLetter”.