*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Office of Communication within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Research Project: During the fellowship, the selected participant will train on how to develop communication materials for various environmental health topics, including for public health emergencies. The fellow will train on how to conduct research about various environmental health topics and use plain language to develop content for print and web products, including social media. The fellow may participate in other communication projects as identified by the Office of Communication.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn to how conduct the following communication activities:
- Translate scientific information into public-facing content.
- Communicate health information to various audiences, including consumers, healthcare providers, partners, grantees/recipients.
- Develop communication materials for multiple channels.
- Evaluate the reach of communication products and strategies to determine their effectiveness.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Lawrence Furphy (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Fall 2021. Start date is flexible.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCEH@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.