Student 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 advisor.

Internships

  • Bienestar Internship Opportunities

    Posted: April 13, 2018

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    Bienestar Human Services, Inc. is the largest Latino community-based organization in the United States that meets the social services, health education and prevention needs of Latino men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, and those most at risk of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and other infections. Bienestar is committed to enhancing the health and well being of the Latino community and other underserved communities. Bienestar accomplishes this through community education, prevention, mobilization, advocacy, and the provision of direct social support services. Bienestar serves the residents of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego County areas.

    If you are interested, please reach out to Nicholas Turton, nturton@bienestar.org, for more information on these opportunities: Public Health – Communication and Public Health – Harm Reduction.

    Rising senior, Michael Ontiveros, worked with this group last year and would be happy to tell you about his experience.  Montive3@jhu.edu.

  • Research Assistant Position with Psychiatry Department at JHU School of Medicine

    Posted: March 16, 2018

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    An undergraduate research assistant position is available in the Schizophrenia Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for credit. The center seeks a talented and highly motivated individual to pursue translational/clinical research projects, including a) first episode psychosis project, and b) chronic schizophrenia and mood disorder project. Primary purposes include 1) to identify biomarker candidates, and 2) to generate hypotheses for pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders.

    A successful candidate will work with interdisciplinary teams to analyze molecular profiling data (microarray, RNA-Seq, Ribo-Seq, etc.) and brain imaging data (MRI, fcMRI, and MRS) as well as integrate data across clinical and molecular data layers. He/she will be co-mentored by multiple faculty members inside the Schizophrenia Center, including faculties expertise in data science, molecular science, brain imaging, and clinical psychiatry. Interested students should have experience in using cutting-edge computational methods to analyze data, and a background in biostatistics.

    Proficiency in at least two of the following languages: R, Python, Ruby, C++ is highly encouraged.

    Please send CV to JHSZC@jhu.edu or contact Aditi Trivedi at atrived3@jhu.edu or 443-287-4986.

  • Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    Applications are now open for the Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)!

    FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program here at U-M SPH for underrepresented college students and recent grads who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required. To learn more and apply, click here!

  • Research for Credit Opportunity in the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    The Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation, a transplant epidemiology lab in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is seeking motivated undergraduate students for a part-time research trainee position. Students will be working on the ENGAGE Study, a study aiming to expand live donor kidney transplantation through advocacy training and social media for patients on the kidney transplant waitlist. Responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing patients, abstracting medical records, and instructing patients during our Live Donor Champion and Donor App Programs. We ask for at least a one-year commitment and prefer students who are willing and able to work in the summer.

    If interested, please send a brief statement of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to Jonathan Konel, Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery at JMKonel@jhu.edu

  • Survey Research Assistant (Intern) at Immune Deficiency Foundation

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    The Immune Deficiency Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for Primary Immunodeficiency diseases. The IDF is searching for a Survey Research Assistant who will work with the Survey Research Analysist on a project about body temperature in patients with primary immunodeficiency. Your responsibilities will be collaborating with the IDF Communications Department to create a promotional plan for the study; communicating with the study participants before, and after the study; and inputting the study data into applicable databases. The time commitment would be about 25-35 hours per week.

    For more information and any questions, please contact ewatson@primaryimmune.org or volunteer@primaryimmune.org.

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Internships

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    EveryMind is a leading mental health resource in the DC region offering direct services, information, and referrals for EVERYONE. From school age children to older adults, services include mental health counseling, intensive case management, as well as crisis prevention and intervention.

    Internships are one of the many ways in which EveryMind is helping to build the next generation of mental health service providers. Internships are available for a semester or the entire school year. All internships are unpaid, but may be eligible for school credit. Weekly supervision is provided to interns.

    Potential Internship Activities:

    • Program accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and Contact USA
    • Providing supportive listening, information and resource referrals, and crisis intervention (including suicide assessments) for individuals through telephone, text, and chat services
    • Partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to administer “Red Flags,” a depression and suicide awareness program serving MCPS middle and high school students and communities
    • Participating in mental health fairs, expos, and community events
    • Designing and implementing outreach and recruiting initiatives
    • Providing mental health presentations throughout the community
    • Participating in the BTheOne Public Awareness Campaign to spread important messages about preventing suicide and drug abuse
    • Project collaboration with ServingTogether to support phone intakes, assessments, and referrals for veterans and military family members seeking a range of services.
    • Supporting agency initiatives to promote overall mental wellness in the community

    To apply for an EveryMind internship, submit a completed application to Pamela Lee at intern@Every-Mind.org or via fax at 301.738.1030. Please submit your resume and personal statement (indicating your choice of internship placement) with the application.

  • SBG Health Sciences Summer Internship

    Posted: February 17, 2017

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    Are you interested in an internship with a growing Small Business team and organization? If so, then come join SBG Technology Solutions (SBG)! SBG is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), specializing in Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber-Security and Training. We are seeking a results-oriented Health Sciences Intern. The ideal candidate for this exciting position, is someone who has a positive and energetic attitude, is hard-working, and possesses the ability to support a fast-paced government contractor. The location of performance is at SBG’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA which is Metro accessible.

    Overview:

    We are seeking a dynamic Health Sciences Intern to support the Health and Benefits division team with daily functions within the division. The Health Sciences Intern will provide administrative assistance to a variety of project managers and leads in the Health and Benefits division including working on a variety of special projects. Intern candidates should be transitioning from their junior to senior year in college and have health sciences as their major.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Administrative reception duties to become familiar with SBG’s client base
    • Filing and organizing contractual documents
    • Reviewing technical business proposals for clarity and cohesiveness
    • Providing miscellaneous technical support to portfolio managers
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    • Completed junior year and transitioning to senior year in college.
    • Possess proven organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with dynamic demands.
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint).
    • Flexibility and adaptability; able to shift attention and focus to different priorities.
    • Pursuing a health sciences related degree.

    Please visit us at www.sbgts.com and if you are interested this opportunity, please do not hesitate to send your resume tokthomas@sbgts.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Please include a cover letter on “Why you would be an ideal candidate for the Health Sciences Internship position”.  Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

  • Planning a Gap Year before Medical School?

    Posted: February 3, 2017

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    Dermatology and Skin Care Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts offers a Gap-Year Program for students who have completed college and are applying to medical school. This one- to two-year program is a great opportunity for students seeking to gain medical experience while contributing to the quality and efficiency of the care we deliver to our patients.

    During this program you will gain real-life experience in:

    • Obtaining history and chief complaint
    • Assisting with biopsies and surgical procedures/learning sterile technique
    • Reconciling electronic medical records
    • Assisting with patient education on treatment plans and medications
    • Answering patient phone calls and scheduling patient visits

    Interested? www.dermandskincare.com
    Email Danielle, our office manager: Danielle@dermandskincare.com

  • Research Opportunity – Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, JHSPH

    Posted: January 6, 2017

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    Each year thousands of Baltimore communities’ pets end up at county/city open admission shelters. The vast majority of these pets are either abandoned or given up by low-income or middle-income families because they cannot afford to care for them or are losing their family home, apartment, or job and must move to a place that does not allow, or charges a security deposit for, having a pet. Many of the people giving up their pet(s), do not have knowledge of or know how to access resources to help them protect their assets and/or provide a “bridge” until they can get on “stable footing” again.

    We propose a study that would examine whether it is possible to use this visit to the county/city shelter as an intervention point for people who are (1) close to losing their homes; or (2) having trouble with their landlords.  Such an intervention would allow us to identify families at risk and intervene BEFORE they were evicted, or before landlord/tenant problems became severe.  It would also reduce the number of animals “turned in” to the shelters.

    See more information here.

Jobs

  • Research Assistant Position for Arrhythmia Study

    Posted: April 25, 2018

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    There is a research assistant position available on the Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus. The main function of this position will be to Screen, recruit, and assess patients with kidney disease for a study focused on arrhythmia and heart function in patients on dialysis.

    The research assistant will also be expected to:

    • Review patient recruitment lists and preparing necessary packets for enrollment (e.g. necessary instruments, consent forms)
    • Conduct baseline and brief periodic follow-up evaluations by administering standardized structured interview in-person.
    • Keep accurate records of all contact made with study participants.
    • Responsible for entering data from paper and telephone evaluations into the study REDcap database and for responding to quality control queries as needed. Assure accurate data collection, data cleaning, and data entry.
    • Provide clerical support as needed

    The pay is $15-19 per hour. Hours are flexible with daytime, evening, and weekend shifts available. To apply, contact Chloe Knight chloe.knight@jhmi.edu

  • Paralegal for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)

    Posted: April 25, 2018

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    The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is hiring a paralegal for their Center for Tobacco and Public Health. NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health specializes in matters related to the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) and is dedicated to helping the attorneys general of the signatory states (Settling States) interpret, implement, and enforce this agreement. The NAAG Tobacco Center provides legal counsel and representation to the Settling States to assist them in preserving and enforcing the MSA’s monetary and public health mandates. In addition to providing the Settling States with counsel specializing in the MSA, the Tobacco Center will:

    • Advise, support, and represent the Settling States in MSA-related litigation and arbitrations
    • Represent the Settling States in bankruptcy cases filed by tobacco manufacturers
    • Monitor MSA payments and the disbursement process, as well as corroborate the Independent Auditor’s yearly payment calculations,
    • Monitor tobacco companies’ compliance with the MSA’s payment and public health provisions, including advertising restrictions

    To learn more about the position and to apply, click here.

    Questions can be sent to Tamara Schlinger at tschlinger@naag.org.

  • Gap Year Opportunity

    Posted: April 13, 2018

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    Dr. Frank Lin, an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, is looking for a research program assistant for a community-based clinical trial of an affordable and accessible hearing loss intervention for older adults that is delivered by trained community health workers. This person will be responsible for data collection from older adults who are living independently in senior living residential building throughout Baltimore City. This individual will directly interface and coordinate with community partners to recruit study participants, gather questionnaire and other outcome data, and oversee participant involvement in the study. This job requires extreme attention to detail and for the individual to be self-motivated and to work and solve problems. This position would ideally require a 1-2 year commitment for the duration of the clinical trial. Manuscript authorship and other research opportunities are available pending the candidate’s interest. Access to personal transportation is required. This opportunity is an ideal 1-2 year gap year position before medical or graduate school.

    For more information, please directly contact Frank Lin, MD, PhD

    Email:  flin1@jhmi.edu

  • CDSE Research Assistant

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is looking for a research assistant to provide research and administrative support to a multiplidiscinary team of clinicians and researchers. The investigations use a variety of public and proprietary data sources including administrative data such as health plan claims, audits of ambulatory-based care, electronic health information and longitudinal patient surveys. The investigations vary in their regulatory or clinical focus, although all are designed to be maximally relevant to improving the quality and safety of medication use in the United States. The student will have the opportunity to participate in multiple facets of the research from development of research aims to the preparation of final reports.

    The time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours weekly during the school year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Students should be interested in epidemiology, pharmacology, or related field.

    For more information and any questions please contact jheywar1@jhu.edu.

  • Research Interviewer for the PREPARE NOW study

    Posted: January 17, 2018

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    Research Interviewer for the PREPARE NOW study, a new program to help prepare patients with chronic kidney disease for decisions about treatment for kidney failure

    General Summary:

    Research Interviewer for the PREPARE NOW study, a new program to help prepare patients with chronic kidney disease for decisions about treatment for kidney failure.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Contact eligible patients by telephone and obtain informed consent.
    • Administer baseline and follow-up questionnaire using standardized structured interview by telephone.
    • Enter data into an on-line REDCap database.

    Pay:  $15/hour

    Hours:  flexible, daytime, evening and weekend shifts available

    Office Location:  2024 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

    Contact Patti Emphraim (pephraim@jhu.edu) for more information on how to apply.

  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Seeks an Assistant Analyst for Health Analysis

    Posted: February 17, 2017

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    The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks an Assistant Analyst to work within its two health analysis units.  This position is open only to candidates who have or are completing a bachelor’s degree; it is not for those who have or are completing a master’s degree.  This is not a permanent position: At the end of a two-to-three-year appointment, Assistant Analysts typically leave CBO to continue their education in such disciplines as economics, public policy, medicine, or the law.

    Tasks will include monitoring Medicare demonstrations and the implementation of major health care legislation; collecting and analyzing data; conducting literature reviews; and developing and producing summaries, charts, and tables.  The division’s health analysts work closely with key Congressional staff on U.S. health care policy, preparing multiyear spending projections for federal health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the health insurance marketplaces, and the Public Health Service.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references online at www.cbo.gov/careers.

    Click this link for more information.

  • Research Assistant Needed

    Posted: February 17, 2017

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    This Research Assistant will assist full-time faculty member in various projects including but not limited to health services research, community based participatory research projects in cancer and cardiovascular disease, grant development, literature searches and reviews, service learning programs, community-based health and organizations.

    Rate per hour: $8-10

    Hours per week: 6 – 10

    Employment Period: July 1 – open

    (The position is for Summer but it can be extended into the Fall Semester)

Volunteering

  • Volunteer Opportunity in a Community-Based Study on Chagas Disease

    Posted: February 14, 2018

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    A research project is being conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the non-profit organization Latin American Society of Chagas Disease (LASOCHA) to estimate the burden of Chagas disease and cardiac abnormalities in the Latin American population in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area. Chagas disease is a parasitic infection that affects mainly Latin Americans and is considered one of the main causes of cardiomyopathy in this population.

    Volunteers will be participating in data collection, educating community members about Chagas disease, performing rapid tests of Chagas disease, performing epidemiologic interviews, assisting cardiologists during electrocardiogram and echocardiogram evaluations, and organizing materials and documents. Volunteers must be undergraduate or graduate students in the subjects: medicine, nursing, biology/biochemistry, social sciences or public health, and fluency in Spanish is preferable.

    For more information and how to apply please contact Yagahira Castro, ycastro1@jhu.edu or (667)207-3330.

  • Fund for Global Health

    Posted: January 24, 2018

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    Fund for Global Health is looking for undergraduate students with interests in global public health and advocacy! The mission of the Fund for Global Health is to provide the maximum possible health benefit to vulnerable people in developing countries. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by advocating for increased U.S. funding for effective global health programs. This year, they are focused on increasing U.S. foreign aid for addressing tuberculosis, maternal & child health, and universal immunization.

    To apply, please submit a resume, a 1-2 page writing sample and a brief statement of interest to the Director of Advocacy, Keith Johnson, at k.johnson@fundforglobalhealth.org. Minimum 4-month commitment required; 12 months is preferred.