Fellowship Opportunity with Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health: Project Assessment and Implementation Fellowship

Title: Project Assessment and Implementation Fellowship 

Organization: Region I (New England) , Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health,  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Brief Summary of Position:  Through this fellowship, the selected participant will learn to: identify and disseminate effective recruitment and technical assistance strategies for engaging local government in DHHS efforts to address childhood obesity and prevent heart attacks and strokes; identify and disseminate effective implementation and technical assistance strategies for engaging academic institutions in DHHS efforts to implement tobacco-free campuses; and share lessons learned with federal and non-federal entities interested in engaging local elected officials, academic institutions and other stakeholders for all projects.

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 DHHS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of DHHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. A stipend supplement will be provided to help cover the cost of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at OASH in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Participants do not become employees of DHHS or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


  • Provides support to DHHS/OASH staff with assessment and implementation of various projects related to prevention of chronic disease and promotion of wellness, including LMCTC, TFCCI and MH.
  • Researches, collects, and analyzes information and resources to promote advancement of these DHHS/OASH initiatives.
  • Writes and edits talking points, fact sheets, newsletter articles and blog posts to promote these initiatives.
  • Provides technical assistance to New England stakeholders in LMCTC, TFCCI and MH, through identification of resources and best practices.
  • Drafts effective messaging for partners using a variety of techniques, including email, conference calls, webinars and social media.
  • Tracks and summarizes information related to LMCTC, TFCCI and MH, including drafting progress reports for submission to national DHHS/OASH officials.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a foreign national who has resided in the U.S. for a minimum of three years.
  • A Master’s degree in public health or a related field received within the last five years


  • A bachelor’s degree received within the last five years with relevant public health academic or work experience in addition to the degree.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and inquires to Jessica.Sheeran@hhs.gov or call  617-565-6622 for more information.

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