Research Opportunity Description
Emergency Communication Fellowship
Office of the Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Office of the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Office of the Director leads, coordinates, and maintains several communication platforms for OPHPR’s internal and external audiences. The selected participant will serve primarily on the health communication team assisting with the development of content for presentations, speeches, inquires, and other communication channels such as internet, intranet, and social media platforms.
Under the guidance of a mentor, s/he will be involved in the development and assessment of CDC emergency communication activities, including outreach; data collection content research and development, review and analysis of relevant data; media; social media expansion, and report writing. Opportunities may include:
- Providing on-going maintenance and updating of the Science Office’s SharePoint site and website; and the Learning Office’s Ready CDC SharePoint site
- Conducting 508 compliance training of appropriate Science Office staff; ensure that communications meet 508 compliance, as appropriate
- Marketing Scientific Investments: Gathering topics, Compiling, and developing materials for various audiences regarding Science Office projects
- Developing materials, including print, internet, video, and other marketing materials for supporting Ready CDC intervention that utilize health education/communication theories and methods.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Master’s degree in public health or health communications received within the last five years.
- Strong health communication training and/or experience is preferred.
- Experience with SharePoint is also desired.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-OPHPR-2015-0027 in all communications.
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