NPHW Fellowship

We're Hiring — NPHW Fellow

The National Public Health Week fellowship is designed to provide experience in program management and communications, including outreach and graphic design, through the 2022 celebration of NPHW. The fellow will work remotely, or in-person at the APHA office, depending on their preference, to provide support to staff leading NPHW efforts, lead outreach efforts in APHA’s Keep It Moving Challenge and NPHW Twitter chat and participate in all aspects of planning and execution of the week’s events.

This is a temporary, grant-funded contractor position, not to exceed April 30, 2022.


  • Serve as the main point of contact for the Keep It Moving Challenge, a tentpole program promoting physical activity, held Jan. 1 to April 10, 2022, the end of NPHW. 
  • Draft recruitment and promotional messaging, including weekly participant emails and in-app comments. 
  • Serve as point person between APHA, vendors and participants.
  • Plan programming for participants, such as webinars or virtual fitness activities.
  • Assist in developing promotional material for NPHW, including social media shareables, fact sheets and other tools.
  • Lead outreach and partner engagement for the NPHW Twitter Chat.
  • Collaborate with staff to help plan for, promote, support and execute virtual NPHW events for APHA.
  • Evaluate success of programs, events and outreach after NPHW is over.
  • May be required to attend APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Colorado Oct. 23-27.

Recent graduate, master’s student or senior undergraduate studying public health, global health, communications or related fields preferred. Event planning experience required. Graphic design experience (Photoshop, InDesign, Canva or similar) preferred. Candidates must have strong communication skills (including with social media, particularly Twitter) and be able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Familiarity with Associated Press style desired but not essential

Position can be either in-person or remote. Hours: 28-35 hours a week, full-time, Monday-Friday (daytime). Number of openings: 1.

Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should email with the following information:

  • cover letter;
  • resume;
  • 2 one-page writing samples (nothing longer);
  • 1 graphic design sample; and
  • three professional references (name, title, company name, phone number and email).

CLOSING DATE: Sept. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.


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