Student Positions

International COVID-19 Policy Research Assistant

The Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security is seeking student research assistants to support policy coding on the COVID-AMP project ( This role entails collecting data on official policies instituted to address the COVID-19 pandemic internationally. We are looking for students with strong language skills and regional interests. 

This position is an excellent opportunity for students looking to build experience in global health policy, and/or expand regional expertise through policy research. 

This position is paid and will last from September 5 through December 6. A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week is required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Searching government databases, websites, consulate reports etc. to identify official COVID-19 legislation;
  2. Reading and analyzing policy documents to input them into a database;
  3. Analyzing and summarizing policy conditions in a country or region of interest

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student at Georgetown University (all levels)
  • Interest in public health policy
  • Ability to parse and qualitatively code policy documents
  • Proficiency in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with database software (ex. AirTable, Microsoft Excel)
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Language skills

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume, working availability during the semester, and a cover letter via by 11:59pm Monday, August 29. Please submit your application as a single file.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline.

Please reach out to with any questions.

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Student Research Assistant: How to End a Pandemic Project

The Center for Global Health Science and Security is hiring a student research assistant to provide research and technical support for the development and launch of the How to End a Pandemic podcast; and the day-to-day implementation of the How to End a Pandemic Project (, an initiative by the Center for Global Health Science and Security to document and archive the experiences of epidemic responders in the U.S. and globally.


Provide technical, web, and equipment, and scheduling support for the development of the How to End a Pandemic podcast through development, launch, and ongoing management phases.

Research responsibilities include scheduling, recruitment, obtaining informed consent from participants, collecting research data, identifying funding sources

Data collection responsibilities includes performing interviews, transcription, redaction for confidentiality

Additional responsibilities include compensating study subjects, and assisting with purchasing study-related equipment and supplies


Prior research experience

Prior experience working with DAW and podcasting software (Restream, GarageBand, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Auphonic, Audacity, Quicktime, Reaper) and streaming services (Libsyn, Soundcloud, Anchor, or Transistor)

Excellent planning and coordination skills

Prior coursework in public health and epidemiology, infectious disease, history of medicine, or social sciences preferred

To Apply

Interested candidates must by able to commit to a fixed schedule of 10-15 hours per week. Please send a brief letter of interest and a CV/resume to Dr. Sharon Abramowitz,

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