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Partnership Communications and Bulletin Developer Student Volunteer

  • calendar Application Due Date:
    September 1, 2023
  • books Vacancy Location:
    100% Remote
  • clipboard Position Opening:
  • clipboard Telework:
    100% Remote

Program Overview

Are you a communications/journalism student who’s looking to gain real world experience? Want to gain exposure to the Federal Government? The HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR) Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is looking for a strong content researching/gathering/collecting writer to assist in the development of our healthcare and public health bulletins that reach over 5,300 subscribers.

CIP coordinates the activities of HHS as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector of Critical Infrastructure. The Office 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. A significant piece of this is CIP’s communications, outreach and engagement with its partners, including the bulletins.

This student volunteer position is with the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) in the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

This position is 100% remote.

Student Volunteer Position Description

The Partnership Communications and Bulletin Developer Student Volunteer will serve as a key player in CIP’s communications to the HPH Sector and beyond. CIP produces 5 different bulletins on a regular (weekly or bi-weekly) basis providing HPH Sector stakeholders with critical information related to cybersecurity, emergency preparedness and response, infectious diseases and supply chain, among other topics. This position will be involved in the development of these bulletins in multiple ways to include: collecting the content provided by our subject matter experts, summarizing content provided, turning content into bulletins, and then making suggested edits once they are reviewed. In addition, CIP is looking to find ways to “freshen” up these bulletins, and so the Student Volunteer will be encouraged to help in this effort and provide suggestions.

While the bulletin development will be the focus of this Student Volunteer’s time, depending on the student’s background, skillset and interests, CIP will consider leveraging the student’s abilities in other ways when possible and volunteer time/schedule allows, especially when interest is expressed in other arenas.



  • Communications/journalism major (or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Microsoft Word
  • Task oriented
  • Works well independently, but also works well collaboratively on team efforts/projects
  • U.S. Citizen
  • ***NOTE: The student volunteer will need to have a background check.***

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience or course work/training in technical writing or Federal Government writing
  • Experience in Salesforce
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office Suite applications - Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Ability to/experience in thinking of and carrying out creative communications, outreach and engagement with members, partners, stakeholders and others

Start Date and Duration

This position will start soon as reasonably possible and lasts up to 6 months.

We request at least 10 hours per week and have at least 50% the Student Volunteer's work occur during our office’s business hours (8:30am – 5:00 p.m. EST). Ideally, we prefer having a Student Volunteer working at least 75% of his/her hours during our office’s business hours.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and 2 writing samples to the ASPR Talent Acquisition Team at Applications due September 1, 2023.