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Job Title: Health Communication Specalist - CDC
Job Number: CDCNCHHSTP-2017-0064
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: 4/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), in the Division of HIV/AIDS, Prevention Communication Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The fellow will provide overall support to the Mass Media Team in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Communication Branch. NCHHSTP/DHAP/PCB is responsible for developing, implementing and disseminating consumer HIV prevention social marketing campaigns within the Act Against AIDS (AAA) portfolio. In addition, the team is responsible for social media and community mobilization efforts that support campaign goals and objectives. The objective of this project is to provide the intern with an educational experience in developing and disseminating mass media campaigns and health communication messages to the American public while at the same time providing CDC with much needed assistance in the process of coordinating these efforts.

The specific project objectives as they relate to the organization’s mission are as follows:

The goals and objectives of this project are to assist the CDC HIV/AIDS DHA PCB to:

• Decrease the rate of HIV transmission by HIV-infected persons • Address barriers to communication and offering tools to overcome those barriers • Increasing HIV-related communication (e.g. HIV testing, disclosure of status, safer sex and condoms) • Increasing knowledge about HIV prevention strategies for intimate partners (e.g. PrEP, PEP) • Increasing HIV-related information-seeking behaviors • Support Mass Media Team to support social marketing strategic plans and meet the goals and objectives for campaigns within the AAA portfolio • Support Mass Media Team effort in community engagement and mobilization strategies and tactics as part of campaign dissemination and implementation • Support Mass Media team with social media efforts to further reach and impact of campaign effort dissemination. • Attend relevant meetings both internal and external

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment- related benefits.

Qualifications: •Master’s degree or currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health, health communication, mass communication, journalism, or other related scientific field of study received within the last five years.

•Experience in the use of social and traditional media for public health messaging.

•Familiarity with established new media channels.

•Experience with and/or an understanding of communities impacted by HIV or other health disparities such as people of color, transgender populations and men who have sex with men (MSM) is preferred.

•Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

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Closing Date: 7/28/2017
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Contact Name: N/A N/A,  Health Communication Specalist - CDC
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How to Apply: Please apply:

A complete application consists of:

•An application •Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts •A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list •Two educational or professional references

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

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