Public Health Job Opportunities

HRSA Opportunities for new graduates

HRSA is announcing multiple positions within the HRSA Scholars Program, the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program, and Recent Graduate opportunities within HRSA bureaus and offices.

HRSA administers and manages both the HRSA Scholars Program and the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program as a cohort. There are a limited number of slots within each of these programs, but HRSA may also appoint applicants to Recent Graduate positions throughout the organization.

All three opportunities are one-year developmental programs for early-career professionals. Participants will grow, train, and prepare for a potential career in the federal government. All program participants will receive 40 hours of formal training, an individual development plan, and a mentor.

Upon successful completion of the Program requirements and acceptable performance evaluations, HRSA may convert participants of any Recent Graduate program to permanent positions and promote them to the next appropriate grade level.

The HRSA Scholars Program enhances HRSA’s ability to recruit, hire, develop, and retain high-quality individuals for entry-level professional positions. The cornerstone of the Scholars Program is a structured, individualized, 12-month development program during which participants rotate through HRSA’s bureaus and offices. HRSA Scholars will attend trainings as a group and will focus on specific public health programs. HRSA hires Scholars to a “home office,” but Scholars also rotate to different offices during their one-year appointment.

HRSA Health Equity Fellows also complete their 12-month program together as a cohort. The Fellows will follow a structured training curriculum, and will work alongside HRSA leaders to support projects that address health disparities and achieve healthy outcomes across the country.

Anyone who is interested should apply through this Recent Graduate announcement. HRSA will assess applicants based on the qualifications outlined below. If contacted for an interview, HRSA will tell applicants which opportunity they are being interviewed for (i.e. HRSA Scholars, HRSA Health Equity Fellows, or HRSA Recent Graduate Public Health Analyst).

NOTE: we have had COPH Graduates participate in these programs, and had great experiences!

WIC Nutritionist

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc is seeking a WIC Nutritionist.

POSITION SUMMARY: The WIC Nutritionist is responsible for serving WIC participants through assessment of nutritional status, assigning appropriate WIC food packages, and providing participant-centered nutrition education and counseling. The WIC nutritionist promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides referrals to other medical and community resources.

Epidemiologist, Panhandle Public Health District

The DHHS Division of Public Health is seeking a Epidemiologist to assist the Panhandle Public Health District in Scottsbluff, NE for a 1 year assignment with the possibility of an extension. 

Examples of Work

Provide additional capacity for pandemic response at Panhandle Public Health District in Scottsbluff, NE. This position is responsible for compiling, analyzing, interpreting, investigating, and reporting public health data for purposes regarding surveillance, detection and prevention of disease and public health crises; managing public health surveillance databases and compiling data for technical reports for the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD). 

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Disease Surveillance Specialist

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is seeking a Disease Surveillance Specialist.

The Disease Surveillance Specialist (DSS) provides investigation, prevention, and control of
communicable diseases to improve health status and prevent illness. The DSS is responsible for
program planning, implementation, evaluation, and assuring compliance with state guidelines
and policies for communicable disease control.

View the full job description here.

Find the employment application and instructions here.

CSTE Summer Public Health Law Internship

For more than seven decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org [cste.org].

CSTE is currently recruiting for their Summer 2022 Public Health Law Internship Opportunity.  This is a paid (up to $20.00/hour) opportunity for a current law student or recent law school graduate interested in public health law.  The intern will work directly under the supervision of CSTE’s Public Health Attorney, and will be responsible for supporting a variety of CSTE’s Public Health Law portfolio development and training activities. Students can find more information and apply here [workforcenow.adp.com], or submit a resume, short writing sample, AND a cover letter explaining their interest in public health law, highlight relevant experience, and relevant coursework (e.g. public health law, health law, administrative law, and research and writing)  and expertise they have to hr@cste.org and include “Public Health Law Intern” in the subject line.