Federal Communications/Social Media Research Marketing Fellowship Opportunity

Content From: HIV.govPublished: October 04, 20222 min read


Fellowship Opportunity

A communications/social media research marketing fellowship for HIV.gov, with the opportunity to assess one of the largest HIV communications programs in the country, is available in the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS (OIDP). Apply hereExit Disclaimer and read more details about the fellowship, which is anticipated to begin on January 11, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 1, 2022.

The selected individual will primarily focus on digital technology and social media, evaluating HIV.gov and OIDP’s social media presence, platform use, and user experience. The individual will also assess communication activities across OIDP and work to help develop research outcomes and translate them into applicable, immediate, short- and long-term action steps. 

For this two-year, full-time fellowship opportunity, OIDP is seeking an individual who is currently pursuing or has received a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields within the past five years. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

In this role, the fellow will conduct research-based assessments to determine best practices for HIV.gov’s social media utilization and technological tools pertinent to and appropriate for target audiences and their needs in 2022 and beyond. The individual also will conduct research to assess and offer suggestions to improve HIV.gov’s current social media strategy, including the use of chatbots.

Under the guidance of a mentor, learning and experience benefits from this appointment will include:

  • Opportunity to document organizational public health program best practices for social media utilization that will be used to inform multimillion-dollar fiscal investments, including the development of materials that respond to new and emerging outbreaks that impact our target audiences.
  • Gain exposure to public health-related events and learning opportunities.
  • Publish research results on HIV.gov as a blog.
  • Give presentations on findings at meetings with HHS and other senior management officials.

The mentor for this opportunity is Miguel Gomez (miguel.gomez@hhs.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.

Please consider applying or encourage colleagues interested in digital technology and social media to apply. If you have additional questions about the application process, email HHSrpp@orau.org and include the HHS-OASH-2022-0332 reference code.