Summer Placements

Placements for the Summer 2021 cohort include, but are not limited to, the following:

If you have an interest other than the placements listed, please include it in the Student Application and/or the Personal Statement. A full list of the agencies and departments in the County of Santa Clara is available here.

Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - Vector Control District

  • Conduct research, collect data, and draft reports on topics related to risk to human infection of mosquito borne disease in areas with high racial inequity in Santa Clara County. Fellowship may include:
    • Expanding the initial surveillance study conducted in October 2020.
    • Acquiring skills in mosquito surveillance, insect identification, RNA extraction, qRT-PCR testing, and other medical entomology related skills.
    • Researching the impact limited mosquito surveillance resources has on Santa Clara County communities where the diversity index is the highest and the median household income is the lowest.
  • Other topics that support the mission of the Vector Control District and the County

For more information about the Vector Control District, visit their webpage.  

CEPA Social Media:

 

 

Office of the County Executive (CEO) - Office of LGBTQ Affairs

  • Conduct a literature review and general research on topics related to Transgender Recruitment and Retention:
    • The negative impacts of transgender youth harassment and bullying in gaining meaningful education and employment.
    • Transgender employees experiencing gender-based discrimination.
    • The impact of community organizations on transgender equity.
  • Other topics that support the mission of the Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the County

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, visit their webpage​

Office of LGBTQ Social Media:

Link to Office of LBTQ Affairs Facebook
Link to Office of LGBTQ Affairs Twitter
Link to Office of LBTQ Affairs Instagram
Link to Office of LGBTQ Affairs Youtube Channel

Office of the County Executive (CEO) - Privacy Office

  • Create a Surveillance Technology Use Policy Database that catalogs and categorizes the County's nearly 100 Surveillance Technology Use Policies to provide guidance for future policy development
  • Evaluate emerging Surveillance Technologies, past examples include Facial Recognition and system monitoring technologies
  • Research consumer privacy best practices, synthesize these practices into a document or webpage, and publish them via the appropriate channels
  • Other topics that support the mission of the Privacy Office and the County

For more information about the Privacy Office, visit their webpage.

No Social Media Yet for Privacy Office

Office of the District Attorney (DAO) - Victim Services Unit (VSU)

  • Interview stakeholders, collect data, research best practices from similar programs across the country, and make recommendations to VSU leadership for one or both of the following initiatives:
    • Restorative Justice views crime as more than breaking the law - it also causes harm to people, relationships, and the community. A just response must address those harms as well as the wrongdoing. If the parties are willing, the most common way restorative justice is practiced is to bring parties together - the offender and the victim - to facilitate a discussion of the harms committed and how to bring about resolution.
    • The Child Advocacy Center (CAC), opening Spring 2021, will coordinate and co-locate services for child victims of sexual assault and abuse under one roof, so that these most vulnerable victims would not need to be shuttled from place to place to get their key services.
  • Other topics that support the mission of DAO and the County

For more information about DAO, visit their webpage

DAO Social Media:

Link to Office of the Distract Attorney's Facebook page
Link to Santa Clara DA Twitter feed
Link to Victim Services Unit's YouTube channel

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Business Development and Managed Care Contracting

  • Support COVID-19 logistic needs by analyzing PPE utilization trends and inventory tracking, and identifying potential future issues
  • Identify COVID-19 racial disparity outcomes by examining patient health outcomes based on race and socioeconomic status, determining the best metrics to address medical inequality, and report variations in care to leadership
  • Reduce outside healthcare costs including coordinating intrasystem transfers more efficiently and focusing efforts to reduce unnecessary referrals to outside specialists
  • Other topics that support the mission of SCVMC and the County

For more information about SCVMC, visit their webpage​

SCVMC Social Media:

Link to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Facebook
Link to Healthy SCC Twitter Feed
Link to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Instagram
Link to Santa Clara Medical Center's YouTube Channel

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