Career Opportunities


CDC's Public Health Associate Program


Opportunity for students with CDC's Public Health Associate Program - deadline approaching

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is once again accepting applications from prospective associates. The associate application period is open January 22-28, 2020. We encourage you to share information about this exciting opportunity with students and recent graduates (with a bachelor’s or master’s degree) who are interested in a career in public health and encourage them to apply. The next PHAP class will start in October 2020.

PHAP is a two-year, competitive, paid training program for early-career, public health professionals. Associates are employed by CDC and work at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations.
CDC notes several benefits to serving as a PHAP associate, including—

  • Recognition as part of the nation’s leading public health agency; associates receive a salary and the benefits of a temporary full-time employee.
  • Formal training in key public health competency areas; associates participate in seminars, workshops, web-based training, and conferences that enhance their basic public health program skills
  • Regular supervisory and mentoring support throughout the program
  • Unique opportunities to experience a wide variety of activities in the day-to-day operations of public health programs, qualifying them to compete for entry-level career positions at CDC or equivalent positions in other public health organizations

 PHAP is open to recent graduates with a minimum of a bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required). Candidates must be willing to accept a position within the 50 states or the US territories and relocate at their own expense, if necessary.

 Prospective associates can learn more about the PHAP application process, discover the benefits of joining the program, find answers to frequently asked questions, and read about associates’ experiences by clicking Become an Associate on the PHAP website. Associate applications will be accepted via

 Those with questions about PHAP or the application process can send an email to or call 404-498-0030.

Deadline: January 28, 2020
Posted: 2 days 11 hours ago

Town of Orange, MA

The Town of Orange is seeking a Health Agent to perform all relevant duties required by state statutes and regulations. The Health Agent works under the direction of a 3 member Board, responsible for duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living
conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.


Preferred qualifications include: Bachelors Degree or higher in public health or related field; one or more years of related experience; license or certification as Registered Sanitarian, Title 5 Soil Evaluator, Title 5 System. Inspector, and Certified Food Protection Manager. A valid MA Drivers License is required. 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume or mail to: Trish Barnes Town of Orange 6 Prospect Street, Orange, MA 01364 EOE – Resumes accepted until position is filled

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Senior Program Manager will oversee the development of capacity building and educational materials and activities with community health center partners.She/he will be a primary point of contact for the I-Lab, representing the I-Lab to internal and external partners, community health centers, and interacting with investigators, community advisors, executive advisors and other individuals throughout Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She/he will also contribute to general strategy and planning related to execution of the I-Lab grant activities to ensure the I-Lab goals and activities are met, assist with financial management, and oversee execution of the data management plan, Institutional Review Board application and project reports.

• Coordinate project activities for the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE).
• Manage communications, educational materials and capacity building activities with Massachusetts community health centers participating in the ISCCCE through on-site activities and a virtual network.
• Coordinate communications among project core programs, partners and staff including data management, research activities and pilot studies.
• Set agendas for I-Lab project operations meetings.
• Oversee adherence to I-Lab activity timelines.
• Manage communications and activities with community advisory board.
• Coordinate data sources and partners to optimize efficiency of databases and adhere to data safety and monitoring plans.
• Hire and supervise research staff in pilot projects.
• Work with staff at community health centers to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
• Present ISCCCE activities at local and national community health meetings and forums.
• Represent the ISCCCE in meetings with internal and external collaborators.
• Stay up to date on literature, etc. to provide recommendations and information related to community-based cancer prevention and community health implementation science.
• Provide scientific and administrative support for any grant proposals associated with the I-Lab activities.
• Working with communications staff, oversee dissemination of ISCCCE activities through a web-based platform and social media activities.
• Assist the Principle Investigators with presentation needs for ISCCCE events.
• Assist with evaluation and preparation of publications and reports of all programmatic activities.
• Disseminate information on the I-Lab programs, creating progress reports and other program materials for distribution.
• Review MGH budget and spending updates monthly and coordinate with post-award financial managers at Harvard Chan School of Public.
 • Provide administrative support and facilitate contracts for partnerships with community health centers and community-based programs

• A minimum seven years’ experience in a healthcare setting.
• BA/BS required.
• Master’s degree preferred (in management, education, public health or related field).

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to equity and improving access to health care for underserved populations. Excellent organizational abilities, including success in managing multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and regularly with staff at the highest levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including verbal and written as well as ability to develop clear presentations and online content for a broad spectrum of staff and partners.
• Strong problem solving and process management skills.
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing for websites and other online or virtual venues.
• Extensive knowledge of project management areas of integration, scope, time, quality, cost, resource management, and communication.
• Ability to develop an understanding of project content sufficient to address whether deliverables have been met, to identify and elevate issues appropriately and/or to seek expert input to assure that the process outline to reach critical milestones is substantive and sufficient.
• Fluency with project management technology and interest in/experience with utilizing technology to support learning communities.

Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, online content development (WordPress, etc.), and project management software (JIRA, Basecamp, Asana or other). Data management software experience (Access, Redcap, or other) required.
• Ability to travel to community health center partner locations as required.

Supervisory Responsibility
• Supervise 15 community health center organizational partners participating in I-Lab activities including monitoring health center engagement, participation in capacity building activities, supporting their staffing and financial management for I-Lab research activities, and evaluation of data reporting and performance.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of one research staff member.
• Supervise students participating in I-Lab activities (3-5 per year).

Fiscal Responsibility
• Management of budgets for a complex federal award with five institutional sub-contracts and 15 community health center partners. The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE) is an NIH-funded center grant with principle investigators at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. As part of the center grant, the ISCCCE team is developing an Implementation Laboratory (I-Lab) of community health centers across Massachusetts to increase implementation science in community health settings, enable a range of studies on the adoption and implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies, and allow for rapid-cycle testing of innovative approaches in settings that serve populations with health disparities.

The Implementation lab is partnering with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League), a robust primary care association in Massachusetts the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS), to inform and evaluate implementation and quality improvement activities.

General Summary

 The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Center for Community Health Improvement and will work closely with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will work closely with center grant PIs and report directly to the I-lab Director. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be responsible for project coordination with community health center and data partners, investigators at MGH and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and community advisors. She/he will provide oversight throughout the project management lifecycle for all administrative functions at the I-Lab and contribute to administrative management of the overall grant. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will also serve as the lead for ISCCCE communications including coordination of a virtual community of I-Lab partners, evaluation/reporting activities, and coordination of center grant events.


Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago


UMASS Institute for Applied Life Science

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The key objectives of the CSI Program are to:

  • Build and grow a competitive and industry-relevant on-campus internship opportunity for UMass undergraduate students.
  • Provide in-depth technical training in cutting-edge research equipment facilities, research methods, and data analysis.
  • Expose students to a range of interdisciplinary research culture and team science.
  • Sharpen professional development skills & understanding of business & business development practices.
  • Foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community of students from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest.  
  • Funding for the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program is made possible by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information & Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Engagement, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship.  Interns will be expected to work 320 hours over the course of the summer.  The program has three major components:
1. Research Experience in the UMass Core Facilities (300 hours)

  • Student interns will work hand-in-hand with Core Facility Directors to support advanced research originating from both academic and industry-sponsored projects.  Interns will use state-of-the-art technologies, and learn valuable, real-world technical skills to help launch their careers in Biotech, Advanced Manufacturing, Clinical & Academic Research and more! Students will apply to a specific facility of their choosing.

2. Professional Skill Development Workshop (10 hours)

  • Interns will attend weekly workshops focusing on how to thrive and advance their careers through the development of 1) a professional mindset, 2) an understanding of team building and team settings, 3) effective communication skills, and 4) key leadership skills.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Develop industry-relevant professional ‘soft’ skills to increase career-readiness.
  • Understand work culture, and anticipate professional expectations.
  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Navigate professional ethics, and develop key emotional & cultural intelligence.
  • Understand team and how to function in a team setting.
  • Become familiar with leadership & management skills.

3. Core Internship Community (10 hours)

Interns will meet weekly for Tea & Sympathy hour – an informal hour to connect with other interns, share your experience, talk about the fun science you’re working on, and eat delicious snacks.
The program also organizes a number of internship outings! Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at

January 1: Applications open | February 1: Applications due | March 13: Applicants will be notified of decisions April: Internship Orientation & EH&S Trainings | May 18: Internship period starts

Deadline: March 13, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Public Health Fellowships

Kennedy Krieger Institute

1. Maternal Child Health - Leadership, Education, Advocacy, & Research Network (MCH-LEARN)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates
Summer Program: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 
Academic Year: Monthly sessions during the academic school year, September 2020 – April 2021

Brief Description:  The Maternal Child Health-Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded program that supports local undergraduate freshman, sophomore, and rising junior scholars entry into graduate school in Maternal Child Health (MCH) fields, i.e., public health and related fields such as pediatrics, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy and speech language pathology.  Scholars must have a 3.0 GPA, or better, on a 4.0 scale. The program is designed for local scholars (no housing allowance during the Baltimore summer session) from diverse populations who are underrepresented in MCH fields and desire to learn more about MCH.  Scholars will participate in a summer internship with continued monthly experiences throughout the academic year.  The MCH-LEARN provides public health research and complementary clinical or community engagement experiences.  Mentorship and professional development are key components. The MCH-LEARN research opportunities are in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, and identification and reduction of health disparities.  The ultimate goal of the MCH-LEARN is to promote diversity and leadership in MCH graduate studies and careers.
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 10-week summer program and a small stipend for the academic year participation.  Funding to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is provided for scholars submitting research abstracts to the conference (as federal funding allows).

Phone: (443) 923-5901
2. Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)  

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of California Davis MIND Institute partnering with UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership in the area of maternal and child health.  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, CDC Winnable Battles, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.  Diverse undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree scholars (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about public health are encouraged to apply.  Scholars must have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Three leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by providing these highly qualified MCHC/RISE-UP scholars with public health leadership experiences.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. Following Orientation Week, University of California Davis scholars will begin their summer experience on Monday, June 15, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020.
A $3,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota (10-week) and $3,000 is provided for University of California (8-week) program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
Phone: (443) 923-5901

3. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program 
Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded, ten-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for  students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and/or health disparities research.  Fellows work with research mentors at the CDC or Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health or the Maryland or Baltimore City Department of Health.  These locations offer Fellows laboratory, clinical, state, and community-based research experiences. Specifically, the CDC site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases, prevention of injury, and other CDC research initiatives.  Fellows in Baltimore work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and epidemiology.  The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the Fellows research experience start on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. 
A $4,700 stipend is provided for master level graduate fellows and a $6,223 stipend is provided for pre-doctoral fellows.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Our mailing address is:
716 N. Broadway Ave
Baltimore, MD 21205




Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the re-launch of our Internship Challenge for Summer 2020 through Spring 2021! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has supported over 4,300 internships for college students (representing more than 230 academic institutions) with nearly 800 Massachusetts companies!
This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 550 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. 

Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC reimburses host companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).
Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply. For further details regarding this program, and a direct link to the application portal, please visit our website: 
If you have questions, please email


Deadline: April 23, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Learn about programs that provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and see what past program participants have to say about their experience.
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.

Why Does CUPS Matter?
The CUPS program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce.  According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-
Hispanic White alone).
A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.
Students display a variety of skills and knowledge including a focus on epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with special populations, and biostatistics and statistical software.

The following is a description of the opportunities at each institution:
Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
– The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
 –The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation).  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.

 Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of -- Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).  Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.

 The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
-A 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.

UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program
 – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)
 – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Organizational Description
The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the state’s leading voice for public health. As a statewide membership organization, we engage communities in advocacy to protect and improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.
MPHA is building local leaders, supporting local policy change and engaging a network of activists across the state to take action for healthy communities.
MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, public education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect and strengthen state and local public health infrastructure, including emergency preparedness, and address major public health challenges.

MPHA online:

Student Roles and Responsbilities
Students will play an important role in policy analysis, research, writing, and advocacy on key MPHA policy priorities.
Each student will act as the lead on one or more projects over the course of the semester(s), to be determined based on matching student interest and skills with organizational need. In addition, students will play a support role on other projects, working closely with MPHA staff. Projects may include:

  • Research and writing on policy priorities, including the drafting of policy papers, presentations, fact sheets, and press releases
  • Supporting State House advocacy activities, which may include legislative outreach, briefings, and lobby days
  • Participating in MPHA state budget advocacy, including analyzing the state budget, drafting statements, filing budget amendments, and working with coalition allies to advocate for public health funding
  • Designing new training and capacity building activities to support local public health leaders
  • Supporting MPHA events, including the MPHA Annual Meeting and Spring Awards Breakfast
  • Supporting evaluation activities of MPHA’s advocacy and organizing

Desired Skills
Graduate student in public health, social work (macro), communications or related field (advanced undergraduate students with relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered)
Experience with community organizing or advocacy – either paid or volunteer
Excellent communications skills – writing and speaking
Commitment to public health, prevention, and health equity
Highly organized and motivated

Minimum time commitment is spring semester (January-June) for 16-20 hours/week. Preference is given to students available for the fall and spring semesters.
All positions are unpaid.

Deadline: January 24, 2020
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago

Centers for Disease Control

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include: Introduction to Biostatistics, Introduction to Epidemiology, Scientific Writing, and Public Health Leadership. Students also participate in a 3-day session at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the remaining 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.


  • Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently residing in the United States.
  • Must not have participated in any other CDC undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program in the past 

Hands-on Experience/Mentoring: Interns are paired with mentors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention (CDC NCHHSTP). Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of their mentors on a public health research project, 5 days a week for eight weeks, gaining direct exposure to the practice of public health.

Community Service: Interns are required to complete 16 hours of community service during their time in PHLFP. Past community service opportunities have included: food sorting at the Atlanta Community Food Bank; farming at the Truly Living Well Community Garden in West End; feeding the homeless in downtown Atlanta with Service Spree; and more. 

Stipend: A stipend for participation is provided to all interns.

Travel: Each intern is provided financial support for round-trip travel.

Housing: Housing is provided to all interns on the campus of Morehouse College.

Final Project: Each intern is required to complete a final paper and deliver a final oral poster presentation to PHLFP staff, faculty, mentors and invited guests based on their summer research. 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things:

  • Watch the Applying Successfully to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) Video. External Link
  • Read the SIP FAQs carefully.
  • Read our suggestions for creating a successful SIP application
  • After submitting your application, if you applied to the General  SIP Program, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups. (IMPORTANT NOTE: applicants to SIP subprograms should NOT contact investigators.)  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program website for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Eligibility: The 2020 Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application*, OR
  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 8, 2020
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago


Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital

PORTAL: Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law  Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics ​​​​​​​
1620 Tremont Street • Suite 3016 • Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930

Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Fax: 617-232-8602

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL)

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s
Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2020 round of
applications for postdoctoral fellows in pharmaceutical law and health services research.

Current and past fellows have studied FDA regulation, patents, prescription drug prices,
and competition in the therapeutic marketplace. Other areas of focus include intellectual
property, ethics, and comparative effectiveness, as well as the development, approval, and
evidence-based use of drugs, devices, vaccines, procedures, and diagnostics.

Applications are invited from researchers with doctoral degrees (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D.,
or equivalent) or who will complete such training by July 2020. Fellows will have an
appointment at Harvard Medical School, receive close mentorship from faculty members in
the Division, and engage in one or more projects intended to start their careers in law and
public health research. Salary level and fellowship length will vary depending on the
candidate (minimum: 1 year).

The deadline is February 14, 2020.

To apply, please send to
(1) a CV,
(2) a writing sample,
 (3) a cover letter describing your past work, ideas for the kinds of research you’d like to do in the fellowship, and career goals.

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics is a 60-member interdisciplinary research center. Our work focuses on the evaluation, regulation, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of prescription drugs and medical devices, as well as the
development and evaluation of policies to improve use of therapeutics.

E-mail Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D. at with any questions.

**Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employers; women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.**

Deadline: February 14, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago