Student Positions

Student Urban Health Security Research Fellow

The Student Urban Research Fellow will work alongside the faculty and staff of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University to contribute to ongoing efforts focused on urban pandemic preparedness and health security. The selected individual will be expected to complete a literature reviews and draft a summary reports to support background research for projects, contribute to the management and analysis of urban COVID-19 policy data housed in COVID-AMP, provide support to new and ongoing research efforts focused on urban health security, and work with individuals at the Center and colleagues to complete other assignments, as assigned. This is a paid position ($15/hr for undergraduate students and $19.50/hr for graduate students)for approximately 8-12 weeks (roughly Jun 14 – Aug 27, with opportunity to extend during the academic year). This opportunity presents an opportunity to gain experience in health security research and potentially collaborate on presentations and publications.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform background research (e.g., literature reviews) for urban health security projects;
  • Conduct data management and analysis for the COVID-AMP project (www.covidamp.org) for city level data;
  • Provide support for ongoing research projects focused on improving urban health security, including workforce issues;
  • Work closely with Center staff and with colleagues at the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative to complete assignments, as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student at Georgetown University
  • Interest in urban public health domestically and international
  • Proficiency in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Flexible, team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or proficiency in Airtable
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis

For more information or to express interest:
Interested applicants should send a resume, dates of working availability during the summer, and brief statement of interest to Siobhan Robinson-Marshall (siobhan.robinsonmarshall@georgetown.edu) by May 1st, 2021.


Student Latin America Research Fellow

The CGHSS Student Latin America Research Fellow will work alongside the faculty and staff of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University to contribute to ongoing efforts focused on health security in Latin America. The selected individual will be expected to contribute to article writing and qualitative coding analysis, provide support to new and ongoing research efforts focused on Latin American health security, and work with individuals at the Center and colleagues to complete other assignments, as assigned. This is a paid position ($15/hr for undergraduate students and $19.50/hr for graduate students) for approximately 8-12 weeks (roughly Jun 14 – Aug 27, with opportunity to extend during the academic year). This opportunity presents an opportunity to gain experience in health security research, Latin America, and potentially collaborate on presentations and publications.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize findings from the “COVID-19 in Latin America: Putting Policy in Context” project into an academic article.
  • Support work on the Center’s Health Security Net Database, specifically on the Pan American Health Organization documents.
  • Code and conduct quality assurance analysis on the COVID-AMP tool, focusing on the Latin America region.
  • Write a research brief on health security in Latin America, based on work throughout the summer.
  • Attend 2-4 educational events at Georgetown University or hosted in DC that focus on health in Latin America, and write summaries of learnings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at the Center for Latin American Studies on any projects that might be relevant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student at Georgetown University
  • Interest in Latin America and global health
  • Proficiency in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Flexible, team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or proficiency in Airtable
  • Qualitative analysis 
  • Intermediate Spanish proficiency

For more information or to express interest:
Interested applicants should send a resume, dates of summer working availability, and a brief statement of interest to Allie Reichert (ajr121@georgetown.edu) by May 1st, 2021.


Graduate Student Research Assistant – Biological Weapons Convention

The student research assistant, Center for Global Health Science & Security, primarily supports the “United Nations Secretary General’s Mechanism – Biological Weapons Convention” project through the review and analysis of laws, regulations, and policies, as well as other research and analysis as required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research as directed on the project, including reviewing and categorizing/coding selected laws, regulations, and policies with a set methodology, as well as other projects as discussed with the investigator
  • Assists in data collection
  • Assists in analyses and reporting of research findings
  • Assists in administrative support within the scope of assigned research projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate or law student at Georgetown University
  • Interest in Biological Weapons Convention, investigations, law and/or policy
  • Proficiency in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Flexible, team player

For more information or to express interest:
Interested applicants should send a resume, dates of summer working availability, and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Alexandra Phelan (alexandra.phelan@georgetown.edu) by May 1st, 2021.