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Student Volunteer Opportunity: Partnerships Communications Support

Application Due Date: November 23, 2022

Program Overview:

Within the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) coordinates the activities of HHS as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector of Critical Infrastructure. The Division promotes resilience of the Nation’s health infrastructure by leading a dynamic, public-private partnership, drawing from all aspects of the HPH Sector, to prepare for future threats, manage risks, and coordinate effective response. CIP aligns its HPH infrastructure activities through partnerships, focusing on key organizations, executives, emergency managers, and subject matter experts.

Volunteer Position Description:

The Partnerships Communications Support Student Volunteer will serve as a key player in CIP’s communications to the HPH Sector and beyond. One piece of this is the bulletins CIP produces on a regular (weekly or bi-weekly) basis providing HPH Sector stakeholders with critical information related to cybersecurity, emergency preparedness and response, and supply chain coordination, among other topics. This position will be involved in the development of these bulletins in multiple ways to include supporting the collecting of content and reviewing the draft bulletins. In addition, CIP is looking to find ways to “freshen” up these bulletins, and so the Student Volunteer will be encouraged to help us in this effort and provide suggestions.

Beyond the bulletins, CIP has done a variety of webinars, blogs and resources guides on special topics. IAP is interested in expanding beyond these means of communicating and wants to look/think creatively for other formats and means to get its message out, to include social media and other non-traditional media that are now widely used. To help us with this, IAP is looking for a Student Volunteer who is savvy in these types of media and can propose and develop messaging/campaigns related to HPH issues and CIP activities.



  • Good writer and savvy with a wide variety of communications tools/media/formats
  • Excellent communicator - written and oral
  • Good customer service
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Task oriented
  • Works well in groups - can lead, also can take direction/follow established procedures and work collaboratively on efforts
  • Works well independently
  • Background or course work in health/public health or project management preferred
  • Communications/journalism major and/or experience in these fields preferred
  • Experience or course work/training in technical writing or Federal government writing preferred
  • Experience or course work/training in writing communications plans or other comms strategy documents preferred
  • Experience or training in creating infographics – if so, please show example(s)
  • Experience or course work/training in developing surveys and other methods to collect feedback/suggestions/ideas from individuals to help shape an effort or product preferred
  • Experience or course work/training related to interviewing individuals and gathering feedback; processing it all and developing a summary/report of findings and providing suggestions based on feedback preferred

Start Date and Duration

This position will begin in early 2023 for a duration of no more than six months.  Starting dates will vary.  The number of hours per week for this position will be determined jointly by the volunteer and the program management.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and 2-3 writing samples to show the range of your work to the ASPR Talent Acquisition Team at  Applications due November 23, 2022.