Category Archives: Student Opportunities

TA Position Openings, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

Opportunity Description

  • Seeking TAs for approximately 6-10 hours per week for the following tasks: § Must be able to attend weekly class meetings
    • Monitor class participation
    • Introduce and assist guest speakers as needed
    • Participate in class discussion, offer suggestions, guide discussion
    • Assist with maintaining Canvas
    • Host virtual office hours
    • Assist with grading papers and assignments, contingent on instructor need
    • Candidates must be comfortable managing online learning and skilled with associated technology

How to Apply 

Open Positions 

1.)  EH 581 – Public Health Consequences of Disasters

  • Handshake Job #3843626
  • Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:20pm / Online
  • Judy Kruger (jkruger [at] emory [dot] edu)
  • Course Description:
    • This course considers public health aspects of preparedness and management of natural and man-made disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and biosecurity threats, with an emphasis on understanding their complexity and impact. The course is taught using texts, peer-reviewed articles, and presentations by top field experts. The course is designed to stimulate understanding and to encourage an exchange of ideas regarding lessons learned from the past and the implications for current and future polices and disaster planning.

2.)  EH 584 – Built Environment and Public Health

  • Handshake Job # 3844357
  • Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:50pm / Online
  • Arthi Rao (avrao2 [at] emory [dot] edu)
  • Position Details: 1
    • 5hr/week position, as opposed to the standard 6-10hr/week. See Handshake posting for more info.
  • Course Description:
    • This interdisciplinary course, examines how cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health, and produces recommendations to improve these outcomes. This seminar is an elective planning and public health course that explores the interconnections between these fields and equips students with skills and experiences to plan healthy communities. This course covers planning and public health foundations, natural and built environments, vulnerable populations and health equity, and health policy and global impacts. This course is cross-listed with the Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning program and is an elective course offered through the Emory Environmental Health department.

Summer TA Opportunity – Qualitative Data Analysis, RSPH

Position Description

A position for one graduate student Teaching Assistant is available for 40 hours during July- early August to assist in course set up for Qualitative Data Analysis course.

TA duties include setting up canvas, developing online modules with instructor and administrative tasks. Must be familiar with canvas set up (modules, quizzes etc)

How to Apply

If interested, send an email to the instructor, Dr. Hennink at mhennin [at] emory [dot] edu. Feel free to contact Dr. Hennink for any questions about the position.   

Frank H. Monteith Fellowship Program, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Role Description

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Fellowship Program bears the name of former Board of Trustees member, the late Frank H. Monteith. Mr. Monteith had an entrepreneurial spirit and started his own transportation company – the largest and oldest minority owned limousine service in the Southeast – which he owned and operated for 43 years. Mr. Monteith was a member of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees for nine years and left a legacy of entrepreneurship and generosity. Graduate students will be afforded an opportunity to participate in a Fellowship program in honor of Mr. Monteith.

This program integrates academics with practical experience. It is an opportunity for a student to assist the organization with a project or initiative related directly or indirectly to the student’s academic work. It is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to gain knowledge and valuable work experience in the health arena, which incorporates many disciplines. Some of the fields that are potentially available for student fellowships include, but are not limited to public health, public policy, policy administration, marketing, public relations, finance, and sociology. The Fellowship Program provides opportunities to:

  • Develop professional work habits
  • Explore career objectives
  • Earn funds to support college education
  • Apply classroom learning to the work setting and earn academic credit (course or practicum credit)
  • Gain valuable work experience and professional contacts that will help in securing employment after graduation

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority’s Student Fellowship Program, a student:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States Of America;
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical program in the United States. We require that our interns/fellows either attend school or be a resident in Fulton County or DeKalb County, Georgia;
  • Must be eligible to receive credit hours;
  • Must be a current full-time/part-time student, as defined by that school, in the semester or quarter in which he/she applies for the fellowship;
  • Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Any student in the United States meeting the above requirements may apply for fellowship, but preference will be given to those students who are attending a college, university or vocational/technical school in Georgia. If at any point in the fellowship program, the fellow ceases to be enrolled in school, he/she will no longer be eligible to participate. In that event, the fellow will immediately be terminated from the program.

Fellowship Details 

  • Duration: The fellowship shall be for a maximum of 10 weeks, a semester. Exact starting and ending dates and daily schedules will be arranged between the fellow and The FDHA.
  • Compensation: The FDHA will cover the cost of parking for fellows and other expenses incidental, travel (gas), to their work with The FDHA, as shall be approved in advance by The FDHA Chief Executive Officer or designee; no further compensation will be provided.
  • Scholarship: Fellows shall receive a three thousand dollar ($4,000) scholarship. Fellows must work at least 15 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship. Fellow must choose scholarship paid directly to school or course credit and/or practicum, they may not choose both.

How to Apply

  • Click here to learn more about the position and apply online! 
  • Application deadline for Fall Semester: August 3, 2020


Remote Data & Operations Intern, IDinsight

Role Description

We seek a Data & Operations Intern for Summer 2020 to build and maintain key internal data systems, dashboards, and visualizations that facilitate our ongoing social impact work, strategic planning, and internal forecasting.  The Intern will join the Global Operations team at a pivotal time, with visibility into many parts of how our non-profit functions as we build a complete internal data ecosystem. This role will report to the Chief of Staff to the CEO and work closely with several other stakeholders, including the Technical Team Director, Global Operations team, and India and Africa Chiefs of Staff.

To support our organization’s internal data/knowledge management and impact measurement, we are looking for an intern with significant business and technical experience to help us build strong data systems and processes. Specifically, the role will entail the full cycle of product development for new systems, as well as maintenance of existing dashboards and knowledge management systems. The intern will directly contribute to:

  • Building and launching a management information system (MIS) to track all IDinsight current and developing projects, global staff, social impact measurement, staff satisfaction and “pulse” surveys, and organizational and project finances
  • Conducting thorough user research, including needs assessments and focus groups, to determine the highest priority data systems updates
  • Researching and recommending the optimal platforms on which to maintain key organizational data, knowledge, and dashboards
  • Developing a user guide for all data systems and dashboards and publishing internal or external communications on best practices in data management, data dashboards, and internal impact measurement in the social sector
  • Collaborating with the Operations, Technical, and Regional Leadership teams on other key data or knowledge management priorities

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or entering the final year of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Experience in business strategy and operations, data systems and analytics, non-profit operations, or international development
  • Significant experience and fluency in Excel and Google Sheets, with a keen interest in developing skills in Javascript, Google Data Studio, and other data platforms or programming languages
  • Creativity in generating ideas for process improvements
  • Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible
  • Able to work effectively remotely
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record as a self-starter and leader, including comfort with ambiguity and dynamic environments and workstreams
  • High level of conscientiousness and attention to detail – finishes work to completion
  • Passionate about global development and social impact

Experience you will gain

As a Data & Operations Intern, you will be able to work with and learn from a diverse group of stakeholders across IDinsight’s teams and worldwide offices, including the COO, Technical Team Director, and Chiefs of Staffs. During your summer internship, you will be able to gain the following experience and skills:

  • Insight into the data-driven international development space, including how different social impact projects are conducted all around the world and across sectors;
  • Expanded networks, interacting with high-profile leaders in the global development and philanthropy spaces;
  • Ability to work with a multicultural, remote team across countries while managing high-priority workstreams for top leaders within the organization;
  • Opportunity to learn from a talented and fun team, including attending (virtual) brown bag events and professional development opportunities.


We encourage successful applicants to pursue funding opportunities from their universities and academic programs for the duration of the remote summer internship as this is an unpaid internship. A 10-12 week full-time commitment during the summer of 2020 is required. Exact start and end dates are flexible.

To Apply

  • Click here to read more about this opportunity and apply online! 

Public Health Fellowship, CDC

Role Description

A program reporting and communications opportunity is currently available with the Evaluation, Policy, Innovations and Curriculum team in the Workforce Institute and Development Branch (WIDB)/Division of Global Health Protection, within the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The participant will learn and receive training in CDC’s global health capacity building programs through conducting information gathering and analysis activities about country Field and Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) that highlight the success of the fellows, residents and trainees work. FETP’s aim is to build capacity specifically for public health institutions and workforce, using a learn by doing approach, and are supported by US CDC to improve the detection, response and prevention of health threats within a country and internationally. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant can expect to receive training & skills by (1) contributing to the development of program communication products, including participating in team, branch and division-level planning meetings (2) updating and collating surveillance data, with follow up to ensure data accuracy and completeness.


  • Serves on branch, team and workgroups for communication and program advocacy activities and collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation team with entry of frontline FETP evaluation of data
  • Contribute to the following activities:
    • Identification, collection and development of success stories for each of the partnerships
    • Revision and development of country FETP supported-by- partners fact sheets 
    • Data entry as requested by the Monitoring and Evaluation team Reporting on quality of the collected and providing feedback for refining data collection/entry tools, analyzes results, and provides oral and written reports
    • Updating of the “historic database” that feeds the FETP Info tool

Position details 

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 part-time (20 hours per week) 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.


The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. 

How to Apply 


Graduate Research Assistant for National COVID-19 Survey, RSPH

Role Description

The Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health is looking to recruit two Graduate Research Assistants to perform data management, cleaning, and analyses for a national-level of COVID-19 related beliefs, practices, and attitudes under the direction of Dr. Robert Bednarczyk, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology. This is a paid REAL position from August 2020 – May 2021. The position will require approximately 10-15 hours commitment per week.

Desired Skills 

  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as part of a team; strong attention to detail; effectively manage project timelines and deliverables; handle confidential study information in compliance with regulatory and institutional guidelines; and excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • A working knowledge of statistical programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, and/or R) to analyze and report data is required.


  • Click here to apply for this position on Handshake

Research Assistant for Qualitative Project, BSHE Department

Opportunity Description

We are looking for two MPH-level students to conduct qualitative analyses on a project examining refugee women’s access to and experience of using sexual and reproductive health services in metropolitan Atlanta. The students will be responsible for creating summative memos and coding 27 interview transcripts using MAXQDA. We expect that this work will take approximately 20 hours per student. Prior coursework in and experience with qualitative analyses is required.



Graduate Assistant, Region IV Public Health Training Center / RSPH


The Region-IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has an opening for a graduate assistant. The mission of the R-IV PHTC is to be a learning community that will strengthen the current and future public health workforce, expose public health students to the value of working in underserved areas, and advocate for public health systems and policies. While the R-IV PHTC offers student field placements with other agencies, this position would be working as a graduate assistant with the R-IV PHTC team at the Emory RSPH.


The selected graduate assistant will be responsible for data entry and processing and will assist the R-IV PHTC team (including staff working on training, needs assessments, field placements, communications and evaluation) with the management of the R-IV PHTC’s program.

Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to, assisting various members of the Central Office team with:

  • Data collection and management
  • Preparation and implementation of in-person and online trainings
  • Summary reports of training and field placement evaluations
  • Communications efforts such as newsletter, websites, social media, or e-blasts
  • Training needs assessment activities, including environmental scans of training needs and resources
  • Analysis of state-wide needs assessment data and workforce development plans


The ideal candidate will be an MPH student willing to start the position in summer and continue through the 2020-2021 academic year. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills, including both oral and written skills. Candidates must also have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Apps. Experience with Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, WordPress and Cvent would also be helpful.

Additional Information 

  • Salary Level: 13.50 per hour
  • Approximate Hours per Week: 15-20
  • Note: The R-IV Public Health Training Center is a federally-funded program which has a citizenship requirement. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be either a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in your possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.


  • Interested students should apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed and considered as they are received.
  • Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and writing sample directly to Deanna Zhong at deanna [dot] zhong [at] emory [dot] edu. 


Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Research Data, Fall Course Offering


This course focuses on practical application of statistics addressing clinical research questions. Analyzing data is the major emphasis of the course including examining if assumptions of the statistical analyses are being met and interpreting the findings. Course assignments and a final project focus on using statistical software and computing resources to analyze data sets from actual clinical research studies and literature with interpretation and assessment of conclusions.

See the flyer below for more information! 


Humphrey Fellowship Program Assistant, RSPH

Position Description

Provides administrative support to the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship staff and fellows. Responsible for supporting event and program planning, data collection and analysis, stakeholder communication, and maintaining program materials.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinates weekly Monday morning seminars by serving as a liaison between professional facilitators and organizations, program staff and fellows.
  • Produces associated Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program media including but not limited to annual and weekly newsletters, weekly social media posts, annual brochure, etc.
  • Facilitates connections and collaborations with public health organizations in the U.S. including the CDC and PAHO/WHO.
  • Co-organizes spring workshop focused on global development and social justice for all Humphrey Fellows from all campuses.
  • Co-organizes other periodic events including volunteer activities, Faculty Advisor Luncheon, Noon Time Seminars, and the Closing Ceremony.
  • Coordinates evaluation of programs, seminars, and fellow/host family/adviser experience
  • Provides other administrative or programmatic support as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Publisher.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program’s components and applicable International Institute for Education (IIE) policies.
  • International experience(s)
  • Experience working with mid-career professionals from various countries and cultures around the world

Other Details

  • Number of hours per week: 20 hrs per week 
  • Hiring 1 student to fill the position for the fall and spring 


Required application materials:

  • Proof of REAL 
  • Resume 
  • Cover letter 
  • List of references 

To apply, send application materials to: