Category Archives: Student Opportunities

DMCHWD Internship

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Internship, based in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States.

DMCHWD Internship Application Package

Submit your complete application package to Samantha Croffut at SCroffut [at] hrsa [dot] gov.

Statement of Interest – Address the following (500-word max):

• What do you hope to gain from this MCH-focused internship experience, and how does this internship align with your career goals?

• How have your experiences shaped your definition of diversity? What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? In your opinion, what is the purpose of promoting health equity over health equality?

• Have you been involved with any of DMCHWD’s graduate or undergraduate education programs? If so, please describe your involvement.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial Transcript (most current)

Statement of Availability

• Include the months and days of the week available, total hours needed (if submitting as a university requirement), and any concurrent responsibilities.

Example: Available June through August, 3-4 days per week, 300 total hours needed, working as a graduate research assistant 10 hours per week.

Psychology 770, Neurobiology and Applications of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Spring 2018
Class meetings Fridays, 9:00-11:30 AM, PAIS 494 Hillary Rodman, Ph.D.

Content: Have you ever wondered whether it matters exactly when you test your subjects, or whether their patterns of sleep (and sleep deprivation!) might matter for how they perform in your tasks or respond to your treatments? Alternatively, have you wondered whether (and how) sleep and sleep timing might have implications for specific physiological processes related to wellness, cognition, and development? This is a seminar course which will approach the biological basis of sleep and sleep timing in a multidisciplinary fashion suitable for graduate students in psychology and related disciplines. Data from the primary literature will be considered in light of their potential for application to research, learning, and clinical domains. Material addressed will include ‘typical’ patterns and perturbations of sleep and circadian function, neural and hormonal mechanisms, animal models and evolutionary considerations, cross-cultural findings, connections with mental health and wellness, and sleep as it pertains to issues of awareness and brain mechanisms thereof. Emphases and readings within each of these topics will be determined in reference to the specific interests of students in the course.

Format will be primarily discussion and student presentation of research literature. Some lecture material for background will be provided by the instructor as needed. Students will also have opportunities to keep and reflect on a sleep log, assess their own chronotype, and explore practical approaches to measuring sleep with wearable or portable technology.

Prerequisites: The course does not have formal prerequisites. It does assume that students have:

  • background in psychology and neuroscience at least at the level of an advanced

    undergraduate majoring in one of those areas

  • a willingness to dive into some complex literature and see what can be gleaned from it (note,

    the course does not have assessments that stress memorization)

  • a basic belief that biological mechanisms (including neural, evolutionary, genetic, etc.) can tell

    us something crucial about human behavior and the human condition

  • enthusiasm for sharing ideas and learning from the perspectives of others

Assignments. Course grades will be based on the following four areas, each contributing equally:

  1. Participation in class discussion of readings, ideas, themes, and connections between the

    topics of this course, course members’ research, and other areas of scholarly inquiry.

  2. Several short class presentations (~15 mins) of empirical articles and leading related discussion.

  3. In alternate weeks, short written response papers (1-2 pages single spaced, hardcopy due in class) on the assigned readings, or posting of discussion questions (for the remaining dates). The response papers can include evaluations, reactions, queries, comments on areas of confusion, suggestions for experiments, connections to other topics in which you have expertise, etc.

  4. Several small projects:

    • Sleep log (2+ wks)

    • 1 pg summary of a personal ‘experiment’ with sleep variation or consumer sleep


    • Individualized short bibliography and/or timeline of key studies in the sleep and circadian

      fields that are important specifically to the student’s own research interests

Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate


The Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention is designed to give MPH, PhD, and Candler students a foundation in theoretical and epidemiologic concepts of injury prevention and a platform for which to examine the causes, consequences and prevention strategies used in our society. Combining multidisciplinary coursework, research, practical experience, and access to a vast injury prevention network, this certificate will broaden students’ perspective on complex issues while preparing them to become leaders of injury prevention within their chosen discipline

Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition

Have what takes to solve a real-world global health problem in 7 days? Attend an info session to learn how to apply for this exciting, multidisciplinary learning experience! 1st place team receives $5,000. Applications are open from November 7 to December 2.

Cancer Research Training Internships in Global and US Minority Settings

A research training program funded by the NIH/NCI grant # (R25 CA112383) since 2006 to develop careers of public health students from all schools and program of public health in the U.S. in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control. The CEESP Program provides funding to students to conduct mentored cancer research in global and U.S. minority settings.

The Program provides funding for students to travel and conduct mentored summer research internships in foreign countries and U.S. minority settings. The Program is open to graduate public health students (MPH, MSc, PhD, and Dr.PH) from all schools and programs of public health in the U.S. Over the past 15 years, students have conducted research utilizing the strong infrastructure of the Program in East, West, and North Africa; the Middle East; Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Far East.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Literature Review Help, 11/12 & 11/13

Join Delta Omega and the Academic Resource Center for lunch sessions on Zotero citation manager and Pubmed literature searches held on Tuesday November 11 and Wednesday November 12.

Global Health Scholars Symposium, 11/12

The Emory Global Health Institute’s 2019 Field Scholars will share their global health research and lessons learned during their summer field experiences.

Communication Associate, The Confounder

Title: Communications Associate – The Confounder

Organization: Epidemiology Department, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Schedule: 5-10hrs/week, temporary

Location: RSPH Epi Department or remote


The Epidemiology Department at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health is seeking a motivated and independent Communications Associate with specific expertise in blog management, content curation, and email marketing.

The Epidemiology Department’s web presence ( and email newsletter (The Weekly Confounder) represent the voice and brand of the department. Key characteristics of the overall brand include:

– Community

– Collegiality

– Academic rigor

– Integrity

– Ambition

The position will require the student to format and post content on the Confounder site as they are emailed to them and collated throughout the week. The associate will schedule weekly emails to be sent to the department and alumni and work with the rest of the Epidemiology communications team to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the department. This task may include independent search and identification of relevant content for the Confounder – including, but not limited to, events, jobs, and human interest content from outside sources. A successful candidate would be able to identify, troubleshoot, and report technical issues with WordPress and Mailchimp to the appropriate team members as needed. This role may require communication with alumni via email for job postings and events. Other job duties may include recruiting individuals for #IamEmoryEPI highlights and collaborating with the communications team to generate creative solutions to execute the Epidemiology departments communications goals.


– 1st year student in Epidemiology MPH program

– Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail

– Experience with WordPress and/or Mailchimp preferred

– Available in-person for bi-weekly team meetings on campus

– Responsive to email and collaborative mentality

– Work hours are typically inconsistent (20 minutes here and there), and may include Saturdays and Sundays

How to apply: Please email your resume and a brief description of your relevant experience and interest in the position to duncan [dot] mahood [at] emory [dot] edu before November 11th.

Outstanding APE Award

The Office of Career Development is pleased to host our 14th annual Outstanding APE Award recognizing RSPH students who best demonstrate excellence in practice-based public health practicums with goals to improve the quality of health for people & communities, to deliver quality public health services, or to develop policies that improve public health infrastructure. Finalists will be notified by mid-December and winners announced at the Public Health in Action Celebration (PHIA) Spring 2020.

“Write To Change The World” Workshop Application

Emory 21 Days of Peace is an initiative Emory Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), in partnership with Emory Campus Life, in collaboration with The Carter Center Human Rights Program and the United States Institute of Peace—was inspired to expand on the one-day International Day of Peace by developing a campaign titled “Emory 21 Days of Peace.” This year marks the 4th annual campaign. In the hopes of affirming positive peace as an alternative to the seemingly ubiquitous violence around the world, the goal of Emory 21 Days of Peace is to educate, inspire, and empower students with tangible skills to work for peace both in their local and global communities.

This year, Emory 21 Days of Peace is partnering with The OpEd Project, an organization which has an excellent track record of partnering with universities across the US, helping them channel their best ideas to media gatekeepers, and disseminate these ideas to the broadest audiences. As part of the tangible skills for peacebuilding, Emory students will have the opportunity to participate in a day-long “Write To Change The World” seminar which is designed to test assumptions about our individual knowledge, and what it takes to be influential on a large scale. Participants will explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of persuasion; the difference between being “right” and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger about knowledge—to have more impact in the world. Participants emerge with concrete results, including the outline for an OpEd. Participants will also have ongoing access to The OpEd Project national network of high-level Mentor-Editors, for individual feedback on their work.