Category Archives: Student Opportunities

Student Volunteers for COVID-19 Study in Jails, RSPH

Opportunity Description 

Dr. Anne Spaulding of the Epidemiology department is seeking students who can assist with contacting jails in the state for information on cases of COVID. They anticipate few jails have made definitive diagnoses and many might not have the bandwidth to pursue testing. Their first need is for a large group of students to help with phone calls to the jails.

We can share the protocol of our project with anyone interested. It meets criteria for non-human subjects research. We have discussed the project with GA Department of Public Health. For students who become interested in this project, their participation may lead to an APE in the coming months.

Information for interested students 

CDC Fellowships Virtual Panel, 4/17


The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development is to improve health outcomes through a competent, sustainable, and empowered public health workforce. We are reaching out to you about possible opportunities for hands-on learning through fellowships at CDC that you may be or may become eligible for. All of our fellowships provide an opportunity for a broad range of experiences such as training in applied epidemiology, mentorship with subject experts, and work in population health and health promotion.

Panel Details 

On April 17th, from 12-12:50, fellows from many of our fellowships will be featured on a virtual panel via Zoom where you can learn more about our fellowships and have your questions answered by current fellows.

How to RSVP

  • This event will be virtually hosted by RSPH, Office of Career Development.
  • Please RSVP in ROL Handshake
  • A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants by April 15th.

Click here to view a PDF with more information on the fellowships that will be discussed at the panel: CDC Fellowships Overview


Student Summer Scholarship, IPRCE

Overview of Scholarship

This is a grant opportunity designed to support students with research or practice-based projects in injury prevention.

Three research or practice-based projects will be funded for $1,000 each.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

The proposed research or practice-based project must address one or more of the following topics:

  • Violence Prevention
  • Motor-Vehicle Crash or Crash injury Prevention
  • Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Falls Prevention
  • Prevention of drug misuse/abuse

How to Apply: 

  • Click here to submit application and supporting documents here: 
  • Click here to submit references and LOS

See attached flyer for more details! 

Clinical Research Assistant I, Boston Children’s Hospital

Job Description

The Department of Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant who is passionate about maternal and child health. The research assistant will support the HaSET (“happiness” in Amharic) Global Maternal and Child Health Research Program, which is conducted jointly by Boston Children’s Hospital, the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and Ethiopian institutions St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute. Under the leadership of Dr. Grace Chan, HaSET works closely with partners in Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health to generate evidence to improve maternal and child health programs and policies. We are working on several newborn and child survival projects focused on the discovery of interventions to improve child health and the delivery of care in underserved settings. This position will provide full-time research support, working closely with the Boston and Ethiopia team in the following areas:

  1. Program implementation and protocol development
  2. Data management and analysis
  3. Program coordination

The Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Developing study questionnaires
  • Developing and implementing study protocols in coordination with the study team
  • Assisting in data management – cleaning and quality assurance
  • Assisting in data analysis
  • Assisting with project implementation – data collection, quality assurance, analysis, dissemination of findings
  • Performing literature searches, data abstraction, contribute to writing of systematic reviews, grant proposals, reports to funders
  • Coordinating and preparing the necessary documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, together with the Private Investigator of the study.
  • Supporting administrative duties including scheduling, procurement, and meeting management
  • Participating in the training of newly hired research study assistants and interns, as required.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriately related discipline (e.g., public health or health sciences); prior research experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication, verbal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with collaborators, stakeholders, and team members
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time management, Exceptional organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, goal and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow through on projects are required
  • Commitment to maternal, newborn, and child health
  • Knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in public health research
  • Demonstrate professionalism and respect for human research
  • Preferred experience: Experience with IRB submissions, data abstraction, and literature reviews

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.


Click here to learn more about the position online and to apply!

APE Opportunity, Hubert Department of Global Health


A comparative analysis of published institutional Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) reports.


The Human Engagement Learning Platform (HELP) for Global Health, led by Dr. Jim Lavery, in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, is seeking 4 MPH students to conduct a comparative analysis of the first 4 published institutional reports of the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI), a new tool to help global health institutions to improve their partnership practices and promote research capacity building in low and middle income countries.

The RFI is administered by the Council for Health Research for Development (COHRED) in Geneva. HELP and COHRED have a long-standing collaborative partnership and this project will help to launch a new component of that partnership, focused on data analysis and support for participating institutions through the development of a dedicated learning platform.

The analysis will include a critical assessment of the data in the RFI reports, and forecasting and recommendations regarding additional analytic categories and strategies that might be considered for improving and/or expanding RFI data reporting and for structuring comparative analyses.

The project is an excellent opportunity for students to creatively apply skills acquired during the MPH program, including qualitative data analysis, critical appraisal, the design of data collection and analysis strategies, and persuasive writing.


The analysis will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jim Lavery, and with regular analysis meetings with the COHRED team. The final results of the analysis will be prepared in a way that will be most useful for COHRED, at their direction.

We anticipate at least one academic paper from this project and expect the participating students to be co-authors on that paper.The publication rights of any and all analyses will remain the property of COHRED.


  • This project will be based at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA. Remote working options are available.
  • The project can begin as early as May 15th, pending interest
  • This is an unpaid position.

How to Apply

  • Send a resume and a brief description of previous research experience in the body of an email to Michelle Grek at mgrek [at] emory [dot] edu.
  • No formal cover letter is needed.
  • Applications will be accepted through April 15th.

Human Subjects Research Assistant, Seattle ERIC


Are you interested in helping to improve the health and care of our United States Veterans through meaningful work in a collaborative environment? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a nationally renowned program that produces innovative solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site research studies.

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), is hiring a full-time Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will support the Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans Study (SHADE Study, CSP #595), a multi-site observational study. The aim of the study is to characterize the impact of deployment-related pollution exposures during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) on current respiratory health.

The Research Assistant will provide operational support under the direction of the SHADE Study Program Manager.

Key duties:

  • Serve as liaison with investigators, site personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Assist with development and implementation of standard operating procedures and study materials
  • Assist with maintenance of study databases and files, including data entry and data management
  • Assist with preparation and tracking of IRB submissions and other regulatory documents
  • Conduct quality assurance/quality control procedures, including consent form audits and data reconciliation
  • Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities and prepare reports and presentations
  • Coordinate and facilitate local and national meetings and trainings
  • Track progress and productivity of studies and projects


  • BA/BS degree in a scientific- or health-related field
  • 1-2 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
  • Experience with Access, SharePoint, and REDCap preferred

About the Seattle ERIC and VA CSP:

The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the health and care of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

Learn more at:

Application information:

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for the targeted GS-05 through GS-07 range. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at
  • Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by April 3, 2020 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Opportunity for Spanish-Speaking Student, InterAmerican Bank

Student opportunity offered by Dr. Anne Spaulding: 


A colleague from ICPA is seeking a Spanish speaking student with clinical knowledge who could join a call organized by InterAmerican Bank on COVID-19 in prisons in Latin American with regional Ministers. It will be a call with all of the Latin American Ministers of Justice. 

Student Qualifications:

Seeking a fluent Spanish speaker, interested in correctional health issues, ideally with experience in clinical settings, who can participate in a call with public health leaders from Latin America.


Contact Dr. Anne Spaulding at aspauld [at] emory [dot] edu, to express interest and discuss the opportunity further. 

Fall 2020 Course Offering: NRSG 736

Course Description:

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.

Course Times and Location:

  • In Class/Computer lab time: 1 hr lecture; 2 hr computer lab per week Location: School of Nursing
  • Mondays 11:00-11:50am; Wednesdays 1:00-2:50pm

See the attached flyer for more details! 

Paid Short Term Position, CDC

**Immediate opportunity, reach out to contact ASAP if interested**


Dr. Peter Cegielski, who works in the Laboratory Branch in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is seeking short term help with a research project having to do with the impact of nutrition on different infectious diseases using NHANES data.  


If you are looking for something to do over your extended break or while studying from home, this paid opportunity may be perfect for you.  It might take 1-2 weeks of full time work or an equivalent number of hours if you spread it out. 


Please send an email to Dr. Cegielski’s CDC (gzc2 [at] cdc [dot] gov) and CC his gmail address (peter [dot] cegielski [at] gmail [dot] com)  to express interest and to discuss the opportunity further.

Summer Data Science Fellowship, Data Incubator

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open!


The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply:

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.


You can attend our program in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Application Link:

Session Dates: 2020-06-29 – 2020-08-21
Early Deadline: 2020-04-03
Regular Deadline: 2020-05-02

We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Learn More:

You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.