*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A health communications fellowship is currently available with the Travelers’ Health Branch (THB) of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
THB’s mission is to keep U.S. residents safe and healthy while traveling and living overseas. The branch is responsible for evaluating risk, monitoring disease outcomes, developing interventions, and reducing the risk for travel-related illness through clear and effective communication.
Research Project: The selected fellow will participate actively in the development and production of several health communication activities for travelers and travel medicine healthcare providers. The fellow will train with health communication specialists, public health professionals, medical officers, and subject matter experts both within and outside CDC. Projects will include, but are not limited to assisting senior staff with message development, testing, and evaluation; monitoring communication platforms (social media, web, etc.); conducting communication research; developing internal communication products; and collaborating with subject matter experts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate communication materials intended to reach broad national audiences.
- Increased knowledge and self-efficacy in the application of public health and communication science principles
- Increased knowledge of how to build and translate materials appropriate for diverse audiences using the principles of plain language, health literacy, and clear communication
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Michelle Hollberg (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
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.NCEZID@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.