*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Office of Communication, within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
Research Project: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved with internal communications, contributing to the management of content for the center-wide intranet site and the building’s digital signage. The participant will be a part of the communications team that contributes to the center-wide intranet site by collecting, reviewing, obtaining clearance and making updates to the site. The participant will meet with staff from across the center to collect content, write new materials, edit content submitted by others and track other’s comments and edits.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will also contribute to the center’s digital signage updates by learning how to use the software, collecting, reviewing, obtaining clearance, and making updates to the digital signage. The participant should be able to make quick updates to the signage based on immediate changes in the building.
Learning Objectives: As a participant, you would get practical, hands-on mentoring and experience researching, writing, and editing chronic disease and internal communications content for a variety of products and platforms. The participant will also have many opportunities to meet other staff in the center and across the agency, learn about their roles, and connect with their health content. Finally, because this opportunity focuses on internal communications, the participant can play a role in helping the Office of Communication find new ways to connect with CDC staff, introduce creative solutions to helping people connect and bring their experience to CDC’s workforce.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Rita Brett (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 2021. 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 and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) 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.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.