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Job Title: CDC Health Communicator Fellowship
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Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 6/7/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Fort Collins,  CO    USA
Position Description: *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.

CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-borne Diseases (DVBD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

The DVBD is a national and international leader in researching, preventing, and controlling viruses and bacteria spread by vectors including mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Our staff includes entomologists, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, laboratorians, microbiologists, physicians, veterinarians, virologists, and zoologists.

Research Project: The selected fellow will interact closely with epidemiologists, entomologists, health communicators, and web developers.

Under the guidance of a mentor, learning opportunities may include:

- Translating scientific language for various audiences. - Writing and disseminating web-based information. - Developing communication materials such as stories, newsletters, program summaries, fact sheets, social media postings, and infographics. - Tracking and organizing scientific information written by branch staff. - Collaborating with partner organizations to disseminate tailored information through a variety of mediums. - Assisting with community engagement activities to support novel mosquito control techniques. - Drafting survey questions and analyzing results to inform public health messaging. - As knowledge is gained, the participant may be involved in developing the best mechanisms for communicating information to various audiences and analyzing the reach of messages to those audiences.

Learning Objectives: The learning objectives of the selected individual's appointment will be the ability: (1) to develop appropriate public health messages; and (2) to help coordinate and disseminate these tools via multiple channels. Activities will contribute to the individual's professional development and experience within the field of public health communication.

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Margaret Silver ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 25, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID- 19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Public Health, Health Communications), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion before August 12, 2022. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred Skills:

- Training or experience in health or science communication or applied public health experience - Training or experience in behavioral health and survey design - Ability to quickly analyze different streams of information and translate them into language appropriate for multiple audiences

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Closing Date: 9/7/2022
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Contact Name: n/a n/a,  CDC Health Communicator Fellowship
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How to Apply: Applications must be completed in Zintellect at the Web Address provided.

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