DREAM Education & Training Opportunities

Learning Exchanges

"Learning exchanges" are opportunities to leverage the strengths of all of our project partners to build capacity to conduct community based participatory research. We host trainings facilitated by community and academic partners on a variety of topics, including the following:

  • An overview of community based participatory research
  • Diabetes 101
  • Community Outreach and Organizing
  • And many more!

We will soon begin posting dates for our Learning Exchanges. Please check back!

Community Outreach

The DREAM project conducts active outreach in the South Asian and other immigrant communities. We have participated in health fairs and other community events to raise awareness of diabetes disparities that face our communities. DREAM CHWs also conduct educational seminars on diabetes in the community

Internship Opportunities

An Exciting Opportunity:

We are looking for bright, motivated individuals who are interested in working on community-based health issues, particularly diabetes prevention in the South Asian community. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct outreach and education in their communities, and learn about health issues affecting Asian American communities through our various seminars and lecture programs. Interns will be meeting and interacting with health professionals and public health researchers at the forefront of Asian American health issues. Previous internship projects have included creating focus group moderators guides, surveys, creating a Community Health Worker Resource guide and much more.

Intern responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in volunteer/intern training
  • Attend outreach events (including weekends and evening hours)
  • Conduct literature reviews on health education topics and create presentations and curricula materials
  • Assist in the conduct of community based surveys, focus groups, and health screenings
  • Conduct data entry and maintaining data files
  • Assist in the development of report and fact sheets
  • Assist in the creation of survey and training instruments
  • Conduct translations for community members

Intern Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of using research engines such as PubMed and experience in conducting literature searches
  • Experience in data entry through Access and excel databases
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Academic or work experience in diabetes and nutrition
  • Knowledge of South Asian community in New York City
  • Commitment to social justice work
  • Some knowledge of HTML, and CSS would be an asset
  • Speaking fluency in one or more of the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi (preferred but not essential)
  • Ability to work independently

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in gaining a first-hand knowledge of a Community Based participatory Research Project (CBPR) in the South Asian Community. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

MD Taher, MPH
Project Coordinator, DREAM Project
email: md.taher@nyumc.org
phone: (212) 263-7566