Research Project Description
Office on Women’s Health
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Office on Women’s Health within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The Office on Women’s Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. Joining these efforts, the selected participant may be involved within the following activities:
- Writing speeches
- Writing press materials (i.e., press releases, statements, blogs)
- Preparing presentations (including PowerPoint)
- Drafting talking points
- Developing and/or reviewing content for Womenshealth.gov and Girlshealth.gov
- Writing content for fact sheets and other materials
- Drafting and editing reports
- Copyediting and proofreading documents
The Research Participation Program for DHHS is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of OASH contingent on the availability of funds and project needs. The participant will receive a monthly stipend based on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at the Office on Women’s Health in the Washington, D.C., area. Participants do not become employees of OASH, DHHS, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Master’s degree in health communication or public health with a focus on health writing received within the last five years.
- Experience with health writing is preferred.
- Writing samples required. 2-5 page communications product – talking points, speech, newsletter article, website content, press release, etc.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume and writing samples to the attention of HHSrpp@orau.org. Please reference DHHS-OASH-2014-0100 in all communications.