Opportunities

View our latest jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Full listings can be viewed via the link under each section. Some of the listings below could satisfy the Applied Experience requirement for PHS majors. For more details, please make an appointment with your PHS adviser.

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Internships

  • Undergraduate Opportunity for School-Based Research

    Posted: August 15, 2022

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    The Role:

    The Department of Mental Health at JHSPH is seeking part-time research assistants to support a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health or NIH and conducted in elementary school grades 3-5. Hours for the work will vary depending on the schools involved, time of year, and research assistant availability but research assistants must be available for at least two, 4–5-hour slots per week, during school hours through December 2022.  This opportunity can be used for credit/to fulfill research requirements. Limited paid opportunities may be available.

    Research Assistant Responsibilities:

    • Communicate with the research study Principal Investigator (Dr. Elise Pas) and Research Program Coordinator about study responsibilities
    • Get trained in and reliable at administering classroom observations using the Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers (ASSIST) observational measure.  (Note: All research assistants will need to complete a training and reliability assessment)
    • Schedule and complete computerized classroom observations.
    • Engage in supervision calls
    • Support collection of parental consent forms
    • Oversee the administration of student surveys

    Skills Requirements Include:

    • Reliable transportation to travel to and between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD.
    • Availability to work 2 days per week during school hours (Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm). Can also provide hours for more than 2 days per week.
    • Ability to use and perform basic troubleshooting of technology including tablets is essential.
    • Exceptional organization skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
    • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Pass a fingerprinting background check administered at the central office of the partnering school district, per their requirements

    Preferred qualifications:

    Preference will be given to candidates with some coursework or experience in education or social science research.

    If interested in this position, please email Dr. Elise Pas (epas@jhu.edu), Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Data Resource Center Intern

    Posted: August 9, 2022

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    The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is looking for a motivated, self-directed intern to work primarily with the CAHMI’s Data Resource Center (DRC). The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource is to make National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) findings readily available through its online, user-friendly Interactive Data Query, downloadable datasets, and complementary resources.  to support Title V Maternal and Child Health Service Block Grant programs and partners. The CAHMI intern will: (1) assist staff in preparing and double-checking data regarding child, maternal, and family health; (2) provide support for various tasks related to the launch of upcoming NSCH data, including creation of supporting documents and entering data into survey manager software; (3) to create “data snapshots,” or interactive data reports using; and perform other related duties as required. The applicant must be a current undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University enrolled in a major related to the health or social sciences field. Interest in research and measurement, especially in the topic of children’s health, is preferred. MS Office skills required; some exposure to MCH measurement and website creation or upkeep preferred. Strong writing and communication skills required. Applicant must have strong attention to detail and a basic understanding of research principles.

    Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to Rebecca Zavala (rzavala1@jh.edu)

  • Environmental Health Students Wanted

    Posted: July 5, 2022

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    Students in health-related undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs can train alongside active duty officers during their school breaks as part of the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program. Participants are paid, and receive health benefits, housing and travel allowances. Programs last between 30 and 120 days. Participants become inactive Public Health Service officers upon completing the program and can activate upon graduation. There is no obligation to join the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

    The Environmental Health Officer JRCOSTEP application is currently open to eligible students for summer 2023. Act fast, the application window closes on September 30, 2022.

    See more details and apply here.

  • MATADOHR Project Assistant Opportunity

    Posted: June 21, 2022

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    Project Title: Massachusetts Tackling Addiction Determinants of Health through Research (MATADOHR) Project Lead: Amanda Latimore, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH

    The Massachusetts Tackling Addiction Determinants of Health through Research (MATADOHR) at the American Institutes for Research, in coordination with JHSPH, is seeking a project assistant (unpaid) to help with tasks related to a landscape assessment. Please see full description below:

    The US experienced a record-breaking 107,000 overdose deaths in 2021. The overdose epidemic has been characterized by the media as a problem for white communities, yet people of color have experienced disproportionate increases in overdose deaths. In Massachusetts, for example, overdose deaths increased by only 5% across the state between 2019 and 2020 but increased by 69% among Black non-Hispanic males during the same time. Structural factors may contribute to the inequities in overdose death.   The aims of MATADOHR are to assess the race/ethnicity-specific association of overdose death with individual- and community-level social determinants of health. The project also explores how residential segregation may condition the impact of social determinants on overdose death. The MATADOHR team engages in participatory research alongside Massachusetts community-members and program administrators to integrate local knowledge with quantitative findings and develop theories of change that identify key policy and program barriers and facilitators to health in Massachusetts.   As part of this project, the MATADOHR team will conduct a landscape assessment of residential segregation research to explore how the impact of residential segregation on drug-related outcomes is measured, analyzed, and interpreted. The findings of the landscape assessment will inform the MATADOHR analyses and a residential segregation research toolkit that is in development with the support of a panel of national experts.   Approximately 100 hours are available to support the residential segregation landscape assessment.

    Activities include:  Read research papers and gray literature; Catalogue relevant resources with input from the team; Summarize each paper using a rubric provided by the research team. Optional: contribute to writing during toolkit development  

    Interested students should contact Amanda Latimore (alatimore@air.org).  

  • Healthcare Administration Part-time Internship at Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists

    Posted: June 7, 2022

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    Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists (MRCS), a Baltimore-based company specializing in revenue cycle and practice management, has an opening for a part-time, remote internship. Please see job description and contact info below.

    Title: Healthcare Administration Internship- PART-TIME-REMOTE (PAID)

    Duration: June 2022- December 2022

    Preferred class: Major: Healthcare Administration- Sophomore/Juniors

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage MRCS email inbox
    • Assist president of MRCS on various project needs
    • Support day-to-day activities on client projects such as maintaining project documents
    • Preparing and presenting material for internal and external projects
    • Other duties as assigned

    Please email Admin@medrevenuecycle.com if interested.

  • Summer Internship Teaching Assistant Positions – MERIT Health Leadership Academy

    Posted: April 11, 2022

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    MERIT Health Leadership Academy is hiring for several summer Teaching Assistant positions and is seeking pre-med, public health, and other pre-health students for these roles.  TA’s will work with Baltimore City high school students who aspire to become doctors, nurses, researchers, and change agents.

    Please visit Merit’s career page for job descriptions and application instructions.

Jobs

  • Research Assistant Position with Department of Epidemiology

    Posted: September 23, 2022

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    The Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a full time Research Assistant  to assist two PIs (Drs. Shruti Mehta and Priya Duggal) in coordinating their departmental and research activities. This is an opportunity to be broadly exposed to all aspects of epidemiologic and public health research from inception of ideas, to implementation of data collection and summarizing research findings. Dr. Mehta’s research focuses on HIV, hepatitis C virus and injection drug use, and Dr. Duggal’s research focuses on genetic susceptibility to infectious disease. Drs. Mehta and Duggal are also involved in multiple studies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The role is to provide overall support to the PIs across a broad array of research studies rather than support to a single study. This includes support of research related activities including grant, protocol and survey development, consent and sample collection, as well as some administrative support including calendar and meeting coordination. There may be opportunities for more intense engagement on a specific research project depending on mutual interest and completion of other activities. There may also be opportunities for publications.

    See more information here.

  • Research Assistant Opportunity With the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program

    Posted: August 30, 2022

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    Project Description:  The obesity education gap is a key barrier to guideline-concordant obesity care. To overcome practice barriers due to the education gap, this study proposes to refine and test an obesity medicine curriculum for internal medicine (IM) residents in the primary care setting that emphasizes evidence-based obesity management strategies. This work presents an opportunity to design a curriculum that improves obesity education for IM residents, increases awareness of the field of obesity medicine, and encourages interest in/pursuit of advanced training in obesity medicine – this work may ultimately create a setting that leads to improved care and outcomes for patients with obesity.

    Position Description:  Transcription of recorded interviews with study subjects and confirmation/validation of automatically generated interview transcripts. 

    To Apply: Please email the study PI – Dr. Marci Laudenslager (mlauden1@jhmi.edu)

  • Center for American Indian Health Seeks Social Media Specialist to Translate and Package COVID-19 Guidance for Tribes to Popular Online Networks

    Posted: August 2, 2022

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    About the Center: The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) works in partnership with tribal communities to design public health programs that improve health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people. Founded in 1991 and based in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supports public health interventions designed for and by Native peoples. The Center has offices in tribal communities across Arizona and New Mexico as well as a Great Lakes Hub serving tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and along the shared border with Canada. 

    About CAIH Health Communications: During the pandemic, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health produced and shared culturally appropriate, evidence-based materials for tribes to stop the spread of COVID-19 in partnership with Indian Health Service and other federal agencies. More than 200 fact sheets, radio public service announcements, social media graphics, and videos are available at the COVID-19 Resources library. The Health Communications Team now creates materials to inform Native audiences on how to protect ourselves and our communities on a range of health issues including mental and maternal health, while continuing to inform audiences about important COVID-19 developments such as new variants and eligibility related to vaccination (e.g., changes around booster policies).

    Position Summary: Working with a team of communication and curriculum professionals, the student will develop social media materials for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Materials will translate scientific guidance from fact sheets and other content into accessible, simple, engaging content on social media, using professionally designed templates in Canva. Aside from producing social media toolkits, the student will also help manage the resource library, including posting and organizing materials. The student will also monitor concerns expressed on social media through social listening, tracking salient topics for the team to respond such as mental health or vaccine-related misinformation.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, current C.V. or resume, and writing samples, especially samples such as opinion editorials, policy briefs, and newsletters – not a research paper, to Rose Weeks (rweeks@jhu.edu). CAIH would also love to see examples of your graphic design work, such as infographics or graphics for social media. Please include a link to a social media account you manage, if applicable.

    Start to end date: Available immediately through December 31, 2022, or beyond.

    Pay Rate: $15-$18/hour

    Hours per week: 10

    Qualifications:

    • Current enrollment in Johns Hopkins University
    • Detail orientation and demonstrated ability to write in a clear and organized fashion with little top editing required (e.g., experience writing and editing for a newspaper or popular blog)
    • Demonstrated ability to translate scientific findings to messaging appropriate for lay audiences
    • Works well in team settings with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to create engaging content for the public in highly visual formats
    • Proficiency with graphic design
    • Preferred: Experience or demonstrated interest in working with Indigenous communities
    • Preferred: Experience using Canva, Adobe design suite, WordPress, managing professional social media accounts (including for a club or organization)
  • International Vaccine Access Center Seeks a Student Research Assistant

    Posted: August 2, 2022

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    About IVAC: The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/.

    Job Title: Combating Vaccine Hesitancy: Using Chatbot Technology to Improve Communication Around COVID-19 Vaccination

    Position Summary: VIRA, the Vax Chatbot is a collaboration of IVAC and IBM Technology. The chatbot, which works in English and Spanish, answers a variety of questions related to COVID-19 vaccination (ranging from side effects to microchipping) in a private, accessible space. Vira provides users with credible information and nudges them toward vaccination. The chatbot is available on the website VaxChat.org and WhatsApp (at +1 410-401-0306) with support and marketing from Meta.   

    IVAC is seeking students to support partner engagement and marketing efforts for VIRA. First, they are encouraging the promotion and adoption of VIRA by U.S. health departments in collaboration with NACCHO and other public health networks. VIRA will be launching custom-branded products for health departments in large jurisdictions (e.g., states and major U.S. cities) and the student will support relationship development with such agencies. Some international partners are also launching customized versions of VIRA. The student will be responsible for supporting partner communication, event production (e.g., webinars), creating and maintaining pitch decks, managing marketing materials supplied by our creative agency, SLT, and posting to IVAC’s social media accounts (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). The student will create a MailChimp email campaign template and send periodic email campaigns to stakeholders about VIRA. The student will also develop a monitoring dashboard and use this to compile monthly reports detailing usage and the leading questions users ask in English and Spanish on the website and on WhatsApp. The student may also contribute to related research studies around effective means to market AI chatbots or answer other questions related to the impact of chatbots on communication by agencies with the U.S. public.  

    Start to end date: Available immediately through December 31, 2022, or beyond.

    Qualifications:

    • Current enrollment in Johns Hopkins University and ability to work 10-12 hours per week through May 2023
    • Detail orientation and demonstrated ability to write in a clear and organized fashion with little top editing required (e.g., experience writing and editing for a newspaper or popular blog)
    • Self-motivated and works well in team settings with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to create engaging content for the public in highly visual formats (e.g., for newsletters or social media)
    • Preferred: Spanish fluency
    • Preferred: Experience using PowerPoint, Canva, Google Analytics, and MailChimp and managing professional social media accounts (including for a club or organization)

    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter, current C.V. or resume, and writing samples, especially samples such as opinion editorials, policy briefs, and newsletters—not a research paper—to Rose Weeks (rweeks@jhu.edu). IVAC would also love to see examples of your graphic design work, such as infographics or graphics for social media. Please include a link to a professional social media account you manage, if applicable.

  • Research Assistant/Project Manager Position at HCHDS – for Seniors

    Posted: June 7, 2022

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    The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) has an opening for a Research Assistant/Project Manager  to work on a community-based research study in Baltimore, MD., in collaboration with the Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center, the American Institute of Research and the Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

    HCHDS is willing to consider Rising Seniors who could work part-time during the school year. Please find job description and contact info below.

    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) Employment Opportunity Research Assistant/ Project Manager

    Where: East Baltimore Campus & West Baltimore

    Position Title: Research Assistant/ Project Manager

    Schedule: Either full time or:

    Monday – Friday – 20 hours per week (when school in session) Full-time in summer – 30 -35 hours per week Occasional Evenings & Saturday’s – 3 – 4 times per year

    General Summary/Purpose:

    Prime Time Sister Circle (PTSC) Study is an evaluation of a community-based intervention in Baltimore, MD for African – American women ages 40-75 to take control of their CVD health. It is a collaboration with the HCHDS, the Gaston Porter Health Improvement Center, the American Institutes for Research and Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

    Specific Duties/ Responsibilities

    • Participate in administering and reviewing surveys at recruitment sessions in Baltimore, MD
    • Interviewing research study subjects
    • Flexibility to answer phones Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 8pm
    • Respond to study participants phone inquiries by clarifying information about the PTSC project intervention and research protocol
    • Answer miscellaneous questions regarding site locations and directions
    • Resolve escalating unresolved problems in a calm friendly manner
    • Maintain ongoing relationships with study participants and multi-sector partners including: Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center,   the American Institutes for Research, and the Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
    • Plans, organizes, and coordinates recruitment and follow up meetings
    • Draft letters and publish updated flyers for ongoing communication with study participants
    • Participate in data collection and data entry
    • Review and analyze data
    • Maintain accurate, up-to-date files and records in excel and Red Cap
    • Make recommendations to the PI & Co-PI to ensure the smooth operations of study
    • Perform other administrative duties as needed
    • Take and maintain minutes for study team meetings

    Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Red Cap, and JH Dropbox
    • Data analysis skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Previous customer service work
    • Completed Institutional Review Board (IRB) human subjects training and HIPAA training
    • Experience working with and submitting study materials to IRB
    • Experience interviewing patients, focus groups or call center experience
    • Possess exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Experience working in a research setting
    • Event planning and management experience
    • Previous training working with low-income patients or other disadvantaged populations including minority communities

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or Graduate Student

    Interested persons should contact Felicia Roane at froane1@jhu.edu

  • Business Analyst Position Opening – for graduating Seniors

    Posted: March 10, 2022

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    Sage Growth Partners (SGP), is a leading healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm, national in scope and based in Baltimore. SGP is looking to hire a full-time business analyst to work remotely and to serve as a key team member on client engagements, to execute market research and analysis, and to synthesize conclusions into recommendations. Graduating seniors are welcome to apply. For full job posting, click here.

  • Sr. Research Program Coordinator – Johns Hopkins SOM Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Posted: February 24, 2022

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    The Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator  (Requisition ID 78223) who will be responsible for coordinating clinical research in the areas of Burn Surgery, General Plastic Surgery Research, and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement work. Assist with 4-5 high-profile vascularized composite allotransplantation (e.g., hand, face transplantation) programs. Work directly with the research manager, burn research nurse, and principal investigators to develop, amend, and execute study protocols. Collaborate with numerous undergraduate and medical students, burn fellows, and residents conducting clinical research and QA/QI projects at Johns Hopkins SOM. Willing to consider starting graduating seniors part-time prior to graduation with intent of transitioning to full-time employment upon graduation. Click here for full job description.

Volunteering

  • Health Network Mentorship Program

    Posted: August 30, 2022

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    Are you interested in a future public health and/or healthcare career?Looking for mentorship and service-learning experience in Baltimore? The Health Network Mentorship program, which pairs undergraduate with graduate student mentors, is for you. See the flyer below for more information and apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GV-s1bv6aTMFLizR4CpFaZymgHtP5Yfc2DYEODGCluU/edit.

  • Apply to Become a PEEPs Member

    Posted: August 2, 2022

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    Apply to become a PEEPs member for the 2022-2023 academic year! As a PEEP (Preventative Education and Empowerment for Peers), you are trained on a wide range of health topics such as sexual health, nutrition, mental well-being, and more. You will also go through the NASPA certified peer educator training to gain peer educator skills such as active listening, leadership, and communication skills. As a PEEPs member, you will create and implement health education programs to increase health awareness, knowledge, and skills on JHU campuses. All JHU students can apply, meetings (if in-person) will be held at the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being on the Homewood Campus.

    Apply here.