Public Health Job Opportunities

Senior Research Associate, Office of Health Affairs

West Virginia University is a public, land-grant institution founded in 1867 whose mission is to create a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Our nation’s current and future challenges make it imperative that the federal government recruit the next generation of public servants, especially with less than 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30.

The Partnership for Public Service, supported by Schmidt Futures, has created a new opportunity that will place students into the federal government over a summer to gain valuable work experience and make a difference for our country.

Participants in the program will receive:

  • A 10–12-week summer internship with two federal agencies and a variety of opportunities for students majoring in STEM, liberal arts, business and more.
  • $4,000 stipend to help cover expenses.
  • Professional development sessions and networking events throughout the summer.

View more information and apply online here.

Also, as a reminder, UNMC participates in the NU system’s Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy program, so any COPH student doing a D.C.-based internship can gain additional value from that program. View more info here.

Project & Field Staff Assistant

The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for a full-time staff member to join our team.


The Project and Field Staff Assistant’s responsibilities will include conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys with adults in and around the Lincoln area. This work will require participating in in-person trainings. Field staff will assist with scheduling and managing data collection, following data protocols, assisting with data collection and processing, as well as collection of biospecimens and the associated counseling with participants, plus providing general assistance with other research-related tasks.

Field staff will work at offices located at UNL and also meet participants at office’s located in targeted communities to administer surveys. Staff may also be asked to collect biological samples (urine and finger-stick) for drug, urinalysis, HIV and HCV testing. Staff will be trained in the administration process and will meet with participants for intake and interview sessions, lasting 1-2 hours. Staff will bring all project materials back to UNL for secured entry and processing.

Research Coordinator

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is committed to reducing cancer burdens of Indigenous
people through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivor support. The
RESEARCH COORDINATOR is responsible for coordinating one or more community-based research
projects and coordination with other research staff in achieving program goals with adherence to work
plans. The ideal candidate will have experience working with Indigenous communities, extensive
community-based public health research experience, and the skillset to assist in all aspects of obtaining
funding and publishing research findings. In addition to research responsibilities, this position will also
support various evaluation components through an Indigenous lens. This is a great opportunity to lead
community-driven research in partnership with the trusted community and academic partners.