Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment

Welcome to the Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment Community!

Students interested in this community may benefit from learning about the variety of career paths in healthcare; understanding the sociological and environmental factors that influence public health, nutrition, patient care and medicine; thinking about ways to improve public health research, environmental justice, food systems; and/or finding out how individuals and organizations can make an impact in sustaining the environment through engineering and conservation (animals, forests, etc.) practices. 

Those following this career community are often interested in or working in careers that include, but are not limited to the following areas: Applied Medicine in Healthcare and Non-Profit Organizations, Public Health Policy & Legal Careers, Lab Sciences & Research, Environmental Remediation/Compliance, Wildlife Conservation & Forestry, Soil Science or Air & Water Quality Management, and Environmental Justice & Advocacy. 

By following this group, you will understand the skills necessary for pursuing these career paths such as: writing, public speaking, coalition building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, outreach, systems thinking, analysis, forecasting, and problem solving and learn about career pathways that can include (but are not limited to):  law, public policy, international development, research and analytics, engineering, community organizing. 

Resource Spotlight : Using Zintellect to find STEM internships and fellowships w/ U.S. Government Agencies

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM and STEM-support internship and fellowship programs administered for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than 25 other …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Diversity & Inclusion Programs for Students Interested in Health & Life Sciences

There are many specialized health and life sciences research programs available to underrepresented students who are pursuing majors related to health and life sciences.  These are just a few of the programs that offer training and mentorship opportunities designed for …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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3 Questions with Thiago Lima ’13 of Springboard Collaborative

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Thiago Lima, ’13, Director of Professional Development …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Sociology Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An Sociology major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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3 Questions with Jesse Osmar Najarro, A’19, Research Associate, Behavioral Sciences

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a new feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Jesse Osmar Najarro, A’19, Research Associate, Behavioral …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Understanding the World of Nonprofits

Interested in nonprofits but don’t know where to start?

Start by understanding that while the term nonprofits can be used in different contexts, there are many different kinds of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: M.O.T.H.E.R Lab

Current Tufts student Shubhecchha Dhaurali shared the following about being an Intern at the Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity Research (M.O.T.H.E.R.) Lab

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
At the MOTHER Lab Research and Grants …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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