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

  • The Research for Inclusivity and Driving Equity (RIDE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

    Posted: January 24, 2023

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    The Research for Inclusivity and Driving Equity (RIDE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site will provide undergraduate students an immersive and interdisciplinary experience in community engaged research focused on improving the transportation experience for underserved and underrepresented communities. REU students will participate in research in civil engineering, health policy, industrial engineering, information management, legal studies, psychology, and regional planning.

    The RIDE REU will run from June 12 – August 11, 2023.

    The priority application deadline is February 15, 2023.

    Learn more and apply here.

  • Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Summer Internship Program

    Posted: January 24, 2023

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    The application deadline is approaching for the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Summer Internship Program, a paid opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the US interested in the linkages between mental well-being and physical health outcomes.

    Interns will serve in a research assistant capacity, working with Center Affiliate Scientists to support projects such as data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, and the development of repositories of information. Through bi-weekly meetings, interns will receive career mentorship and networking opportunities. This in-person program will run June – August 2023. Applications are due Friday, February 17, 2023.

    Learn more and apply.

  • Undergraduate Opportunity for School Based Research

    Posted: January 9, 2023

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    The Role:

    The Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 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 June 2023.  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 (Javiera Johnson) 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:

    • Willingness to travel to and between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD. We can provide an option for Business Lyft if personal vehicle is not available.
    • 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 Javiera Johnson (jjohn513@jh.edu) and CC Dr. Elise Pas (epas@jhu.edu), Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) Fiscal Policy Internship for Summer 2023

    Posted: January 3, 2023

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    The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Internship program engages students in fiscal policy by providing them with first-hand research experience at public policy institutions in Washington DC. Over the summer, PGPF Fiscal Interns will have the opportunity to: 1) Gain substantive policy research experience at a leading organization; 2) Work under the direct supervision of a respected scholar; 3) Join a diverse community of experts and students interested in budgetary and economic issues. Fiscal interns will be expected to live and work in Washington DC for the duration of the 2023 fiscal internship, and the dates of the internship are June 5 through August 11, 2023. Applications accepted between now and January 29, 2023. Details.

  • 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship with Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Posted: January 3, 2023

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    Participate in transportation research at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) – the largest university-based transportation research institute in the country.

    Each student will be paired with a research mentor and will work on an ongoing research project under one of TTI’s University Transportation Centers:

    • CARTEEH: https://www.carteeh.org/about/overview/
    • NICR: https://nicr.usf.edu/
    • RESEARCH TOPICS INCLUDE:
    • Big Data
    • Innovative Mobility
    • Transit
    • Freeway Congestion Management
    • Transportation emissions and/or air quality modeling
    • Assessment of exposures and health impacts
    • Policy and decision making
    • Land-use and urban planning

    Applications are due January 31, 2023. Application details can be found at: https://tti.tamu.edu/centers/research-internships/

  • Communications Intern, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Posted: December 20, 2022

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    The Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) program at PATH is seeking an intern based in Seattle, WA or Washington, D.C. The work may be virtual or in-person depending upon the public health and PATH guidelines regarding the pandemic.

    PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

    The Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) program, as a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, supports national programs, and builds evidence and data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination.

    To see details on the position, and apply, see here.

  • Clinical Research Opportunity at Hopkins Bayview

    Posted: December 5, 2022

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    Are you a student majoring in public health and interested in a clinical research opportunity?

    At the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU), located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, we are seeking a for-credit, long-term student intern for our studies investigating whether increased availability and appeal of e-cigarettes moderates the effect of altering the level of nicotine in cigarettes in smokers in vulnerable populations. The populations we work with are women of childbearing age and persons with opioid use disorder.

    Responsibilities include conducting phone screens, attending meetings, and possibly running screens and sessions (after demonstrating proficiency). This position is mostly in-person (there is a direct shuttle between Homewood and Bayview), with some opportunities for remote work. We strongly prefer a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/research/BPRU/

    Questions? Please email Lauren Morris at lmorri20@jhmi.edu.

  • Community-Based Undergraduate Summer Internship Opportunity (CIIP)

    Posted: October 25, 2022

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    The Community Impact Internships Program is a competitive, paid summer internship, that pairs JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies, and offers an intensive, cohort-based learning environment. Internships focus on community-identified projects in Baltimore, and run from June to August.

    Learn more and apply here.

Jobs

  • Research Assistant in Health, Behavior and Society

    Posted: January 24, 2023

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    Purpose of Job: To assist faculty member in various projects including but not limited to health services research, community based participatory research projects in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), grant development, literature searches and reviews, service learning programs, community-based health, human, and faith service organizations (Baltimore CONNECT).

    Job Qualifications: Preference is for a work study student who has the time to commit for at least a year.  Must be able to work both on a team and independently, be familiar with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and have proficiency in preparing reports and correspondence. Organizational skills are also required.   Proficiency with search engines is a plus.

    Description of Duties: Working closely with a faculty member at Health Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other undergraduate RAs, you will be working on a variety of projects (see Purpose, above). A large portion of your work will involve coordinating meetings for mental health projects, conducting research reviews and searches, transcribing notes, taking minutes, assisting in preparing reports, grants, and manuscripts, editing and proof reading. Self-starters and ability to work independently are highly desirable. Work hours are flexible (2-4 hours a week).

    Please contact Lee Bone at lbone@jhsph.edu with any questions or if interested

  • Organizer with Clean Water Action

    Posted: January 17, 2023

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    Clean Water Action is a national organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, clean air, and healthy communities that helps prevent health-threatening pollution, create environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empower people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund organizes strong grassroots coalitions and campaigns to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and quality of life.

    Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are looking for a motivated Maryland Organizer to support its Zero Waste campaigns, helping promote composting as a Zero Waste strategy that sequesters carbon and improves soil health. In recent years, they have campaigned for state legislation mandating organic waste diversion, promoting and funding school composting, and other actions to increase composting in the state, and supported local-level campaigns to move more Maryland communities, cities, and counties toward composting. They’re in search of a motivated candidate, preferably multilingual, who thrives on creating relationships that drive planet-forward changes.

    The Maryland organizer will focus on organizing to build support for composting. The primary work involves direct outreach to community groups, institutions, and other potential partners.  This job requires a persuasive voice that can convince businesses to change their practices. The work is based on relationship-building, so having the ability to connect to people quickly is absolutely essential.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Participate in meetings to plan, coordinate, and implement composting and zero waste programs;
    • Foster existing and new partnerships with zero-waste and community-based organizations to further the mission of the program in a collaborative fashion by requesting, hosting, and facilitating meetings with allies;
    • Contact institutions including universities, K-12 schools, large-scale businesses and government agencies to identify those with the interest and ability to engage in the compost program;
    • Design and hold webinars to educate schools, business associations, community coalitions and others about the program;
    • Provide program support for field and phone canvass programs, preparing briefings and campaign materials and working in partnership to help build strong canvass programs;
    • Perform other duties as directed by Supervisors.

    Qualifications

    • Paid or volunteer experience in issue organizing or community/neighborhood-based campaigns.  Must have experience in community outreach and campaign development.
    • Able to communicate effectively with businesses and the public (canvass experience a plus);
    • Strong writing skills;
    • Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, meet deadlines and complete assignments on time while juggling multiple projects and tasks;
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel for weekend and evening meetings;
    • Passion for racial equity and environmental justice, experience in working with diverse communities;
    • Fluency in a language in addition to English is a plus;
    • Having your own personal vehicle is a plus (travel reimbursements will be provided).

    See here to apply.

  • Research Assistant / Data Collector for Trial Testing a Web-Based Health Coaching Program during and after Pregnancy

    Posted: January 9, 2023

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    General Summary:
    This is a randomized clinical trial called “Healthy for Two / Healthy for You” focused on using health coaching to manage weight in pregnancy and postpartum.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Get trained and then serve as a Study Data Collector – focused on meeting study participants at their prenatal and pediatric visits and measuring their height and weight. Data Collectors will work in pairs.
    • Perform other study as needed – tasks may include screening, consenting participants, assisting with answering phone calls and with retention and reminders;
    • Attend study-related meetings 1-3 times weekly;
    • Operate personal computer, including access to e-mail, text messaging, electronic calendars and other basic office support software.

    This is a Casual employment position with flexible work hours. Some time will be spent driving to clinics to meet participants – the farthest clinic is about 45 minutes from Baltimore. A car is required for this position.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Experience with Microsoft Word and e-mail/internet required.
    • Interest in patient/participant interaction is required

    Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, college degree or in in progress (if
    undergraduate student).

    Please apply via SMILE: https://studentjob.jh.edu/sessmile.cfm
    Position number is 12318
    Email a letter of interest and your resume or CV to wendy.bennett@jhmi.edu

  • Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors: San Francisco Fellows Program

    Posted: December 12, 2022

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    The City and County of San Francisco provides a unique opportunity to learn about public administration in local government while working full time as a City employee through the San Francisco Fellows Program. Competitively selected applicants will join a cohort of Fellows for a 12-month full-time work experience as City employees. Fellows will earn a salary, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits.

    Karen Chen (PHS alum, Class of 2020) is currently a San Francisco Fellow with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. In her words, “This year-long fellowship places Fellows at various City and County Departments, including six this year in the Department of Public Health ranging from HIV services and harm reduction to maternal and child health. Other departments include the Municipal Transportation Agency, Public Utilities Commission, and Mayor’s Office of Disability. Fellows have weekly afternoon sessions for personal and professional development. It’s a great opportunity to gain experience working in local government!”

    For details, visit the San Francisco Fellows Program webpage  and application information. The deadline is January 20, 2023. Karen is happy to answer questions or set up a call with students interested in learning more. Karen can reached at Karen.Chen@sfmta.com or via LinkedIn.