Health Fellowship – DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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A fellowship opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), in Region IX, San Francisco, California.

The Office of the Regional Health Administrator supports the priorities and initiatives of the Secretary for Health, Assistant Secretary for Health, and the OASH Program Offices.  ORISE Fellows have a unique opportunity to lead public health activities, develop expertise in a variety of prevention-focused public health issues, and receive professional development from Regional Health Administrators who are senior-level public health officials.  They support cross-cutting HHS and OASH prevention efforts, with a focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion activities. 

The fellow may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

  • Designing and leading prevention activities for major public health initiatives.
  • Engaging communities and other stakeholders in involvement with activities surrounded by public health awareness campaigns.
  • Researching and gaining knowledge of HHS and other federal departments and officials through travel, representation, meetings, and public forums.
  • Receiving mentorship from senior federal health officials including assistance with training and technical assistance.
  • Participating in key regional meetings about critical public health issues of the moment.
  • Attending meetings with regional staff and colleagues across the nation to share best practices and archiving lessons learned.
  • Disseminating information through presentations and publications.
  • Traveling in Region IX (CA, AZ, NV, and HI) and possibly to Washington D.C.

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 HHS. The initial appointment is through September 2017, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS 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 HHS in Region IX, San Francisco, California area. Participants do not become employees of HHS or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

  • A master’s or doctoral degree in public health within the last 60 months and familiarity with the San Francisco, California bay area and Region IX are strongly preferred.

  • A master’s or doctoral degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field received within the last 60 months and familiarity with the San Francisco, California bay area and Region IX will be considered.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (3 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 )