Apply Now: Social Media and Digital Fellowship


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), has an opening for a research fellowship in Washington, DC. The ORISE Fellow will support a range of activities related to the mission. The Fellow will be involved in a team environment in the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, with day-to-day principal mentoring provided by the Director, The ORISE Fellow will support ongoing research into:

  • Identifying and assessing the best practices related to the use of current social media and digital communications methodologies and technologies to broaden the reach of public health communications, especially in its efforts to target and reach communities of color and those living with, or at risk for, HIV and viral hepatitis.
  • Conducting general research activities, including, but not limited to, 1) assessing the use of webinars, and other digital tools and their application to extending the reach of public health communications and reaching target audiences; and 2) emerging privacy and security issues as they impact persons living with HIV or searching for HIV-related information.
  • Supporting the drafting of blogs on 1) the use of and best practices related to webinars and other social media and digital tools; and 2) privacy and security issues of relevance to the HIV community.
  • Drafting fact sheets and other educational material for internal and external audiences.
  • Evaluating and producing reports on’s social media labs and Virtual Office Hours (VOH) sessions, as well as OHAIDP’s use of webinars to recommend process and technical improvements to using this technology to extend the reach of OHAIDP communications.
  • Researching the types and ways communities of color, and others living with, or at risk for HIV and viral hepatitis are using emerging digital communications technologies (consumer consumption behaviors and patterns).

Learn how to applyApplications are due on February 11, 2019.


About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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