Associate, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative
Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking an associate to work with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative.
To be considered, applicants should have significant law and/or public policy, human rights, as well as public and/or global health experience, and excellent writing and analytical skills; be able to review, evaluate, and summarize laws, regulations, and published research; enjoy data collection; be able to guide and manage research assistants; and have a passion for doing important policy work to help improve global public health by addressing inequities in access to quality healthcare and medical innovation. The ideal candidate would have a J.D., social science Ph.D., or similar advanced degree linked to health policy and experience with comparative law, social science methodologies, be comfortable working independently, entrepreneurial, and detail oriented.
The associate will use all of the above skills to implement projects collecting and analyzing laws, policies, and public health data from around the world in support of policy-change efforts on HIV, tuberculosis, COVID-19, and a variety of other global health issues. This will include work supporting civil society and advocacy organizations, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
The associate will also help develop new project ideas and proposals; manage a substantial database; and provide research and writing assistance to develop and draft reports, peer-reviewed articles, briefings, white papers, and various other writings. The work will include collaborating with researchers and other subject matter experts, both at Georgetown and throughout the world. Work will focus on infectious disease policy issues, but may also include work on other Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative projects, issues, and activities.
Institute associates are based at the O’Neill Institute’s offices at Georgetown University’s Law School near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Associates receive a competitive salary with outstanding benefits (and terrific work colleagues). Associates are hired for a one-year term with annual renewals. We hope and expect that the associate hired for this position will stay with O’Neill for several years or more while developing new skills and expertise and assuming broader responsibilities.
How to apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [Associate GHPP (Your Last Name)] to email@example.com.
Externship, Addiction and Public Policy Program
The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative seeks law students and graduate students to work on projects and publications. Work includes conducting short-term, advanced research projects, legal and policy writing on domestic legal and policy issues such as addiction treatment and incarceration, drug courts, child welfare, and drug policies.
Applicants should have strong research, writing, and editing skills, as well as familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Candidates with an interest and knowledge of state and federal legislative policymaking are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, short writing sample, and resume with email subject [APP Externship (Your Last Name)] to firstname.lastname@example.org.
O’Neill Institute Health Justice Fellowship
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking post-graduate J.D. fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The fellowship is a full-time one-year program intended to expose fellows to a diversity of substantive areas including health and human rights, global health governance, and law as a tool to reduce infectious and non-communicable diseases. Fellows will provide support for both project-based work and cutting-edge scholarship.
- Graduates in the J.D. Class of 2022 completing their degree no later than May 2022
- Note: LL.M. students and students completing a joint degree program that will not confer a J.D. in May 2022 are not eligible.
- Planning to take the Bar exam on or before July 2022
- Demonstrated interest in public policy and/or public health
- Outstanding research and writing skills
- Experience in areas such as public health law and financing, health reform and health care systems (U.S. and comparative), and food and drug law
How to apply:
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing samples with subject [Justice Fellowship_Last Name] to email@example.com
Applications Open: January 25 | Applications Close: February 18
Start Date: June 2022 | End Date: June 2023
Research Assistant, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative
The Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative seeks a research assistant (RA) to help in our endeavor to end HIV and prevent deaths from AIDS through research and advocacy aimed at increasing the adoption and implementation of laws and policies that respect and protect sexual and reproductive health rights.
For this particular RA position there will be two lines of work: (1) researching the economic costs of laws and policies that criminalize or otherwise discriminate against marginalized groups such as people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender persons and those incarcerated as well as women and girls; and (2) researching and substantiating the internationally agreed use, meaning and legitimacy of language vindicating the human rights of those belonging to one or more of these marginalized groups. Both of these lines of work will assist decision-makers, advocates and affected communities seeking to preserve and advance the rights of people living with HIV and marginalized populations at increased risk of HIV in opposition to the resurgent hostility toward rights-based best practices in public health within certain national governments and international fora.
Research assistants are paid and work part-time. Students typically work 10 to 20 hours a week. Research assistants will work with O’Neill faculty, fellows, and staff on various health law-related projects. This includes conducting research as well as project support.
- A current Georgetown Law student (J.D. or LL.M.)
- Proficient in English
- Interest in health law and policy
- Strong research skills (research experience preferred)
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written
- Detail oriented and able to work well with little supervision
- Skilled in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Suite
- Interest in LGBTQ rights and/or sexual and reproductive rights
How to Apply:
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing samples with subject [Research Assistant_Last Name] to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24, 2022.
Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.