Global Health Communications ORISE Fellow, CDC

Global Health Communications ORISE Fellow, CDC

Title: Global Health Communications ORISE Fellow

DGHT is seeking a Communications ORISE Fellow who enjoys a fast-paced environment and is seeking experience in communications planning and execution to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in developing and defining the global communications strategy for the nation’s leading public health agency.

This position is located in Atlanta, GA and supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Global Health. The qualified candidate will support communications strategies and tactics aimed at engaging key stakeholders and policymakers. This position will provide writing, editing, coordination and administrative support to the Stakeholder and Policymaker Communications team related to CDC’s global HIV and TB efforts as part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Specifically, this position will provide support in the areas of strategic communications, message development, global health storytelling, print and multi-media materials development, social media strategy and implementation, creative direction, event planning, stakeholder engagement and other related projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support development and distribution of stakeholder and policymaker communications (e.g. newsletters, Updates, blogs, fact sheets, briefing documents, intranet and external website content)
  • Support development of social media strategies and tactics
  • Help communication specialists to translate scientific information into easy-to-understand language for non-scientific audiences.
  • Support the content development, database development, and dissemination of DGHT’s external stakeholder newsletter
  • Support the development of (digital and/or event-based) partnership opportunities and activities to highlight DGHT’s efforts leveraging our stakeholder communications assets
  • Support the development of stakeholder engagement collateral and digital materials
  • Track program activities, deliverables and outcomes using Excel spreadsheets or other tools as needed


  • Bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Health, Public Policy, or related fields
  • Some experience in the field of communications, including experience developing and executing communication strategies
  • Strong writer and storyteller with ability to write on deadline
  • Some experience developing presentations/slide sets
  • Ability to multi-task effectively without sacrificing quality
  • Strong critical and creative thinker
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • An energetic, self-driven, conscientious and organized team player
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience in global health or public health preferred, but not mandatory


  • ORISE fellowships are paid full-time fellowships commensurate with the applicant’s educational attainment.

How to Apply

  • For more information or to apply for this internship, please email Faith Carmichael at fcarmichael [at] cdc [dot] gov
  • The deadline for applying is Friday, July 16, 2021

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