CDC COVID-19 Health Policy Fellowship
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code
CDC-NCBDDD-2020-0153
How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCBDDD@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
8/25/2020 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Six research opportunities are currently available with the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID) of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

This research project will be part of the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center response efforts on the State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) Task Force. 

Hosted by NCBDDD, and under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training on:

  • Approaches to tracking state legislative interest and action related to priorities
  • Contributing to the development of public health briefing and meeting materials
  • Analyzing public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and departmental policy issuances
  • Participating in the development of new initiatives that contribute to improvements in public health
  • Contributing to the development of internal and external reports and other administrative level documents
  • Monitoring program performance through various internal and external performance reporting channels

The participant may also train in cross-cutting policy activities, such as partnership development, congressional relations, and issues management to enable the participant to develop skills in the breadth of policy functions at CDC that will well position the participant for a variety of potential future opportunities.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 2020

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of public health
  • Knowledge of political science, government, and/ or public policy
  • Experience conducting analyses in public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and departmental policy issuances
  • Experience conducting scientific literature reviews
  • Experience producing technical/scientific reports, presentations, and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2020 11:59:00 PM.
  • Academic Level(s): Graduate Students, Postdoctoral, or Post-Master's.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (5 )
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