Each year faculty and staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy offer Capstone and Practicum opportunities for master’s-level students. Current opportunities are listed below.
- Child Injury Prevention
We have several datasets that include data from parents and from medical records related to child injury and parents’ safety practices.
Contact Andrea Gielen for more about practicum or capstone opportunities related to this topic area.
Check back frequently for new opportunities. You may also review the Center’s Team page to learn about faculty members’ current efforts and contact them directly to explore potential opportunities.
Research Assistant Positions
Faculty and staff at the Center often have research assistant positions (some of which may be work study positions) available for students. Please contact the faculty or staff member listed with the specific project for more information.
- Road Safety and Injury Prevention Research Assistant
Assistant will be primarily involved in data management, proposal writing and manuscript preparation for several research projects. Primary duties include literature searches; brief summary reports from the literature with guidance from the investigator; collating and organizing data for research manuscripts; preparing tables, figures and references; formatting research manuscripts for submission to specific journals; performing basic data management and calculations using computerized database and spreadsheet software; reviewing data for accuracy and completeness; and assisting with data cleaning and data quality review and control, as well as maintaining and organizing study files. The pay scale is $16–25 per hour, depending on experience. To apply, contact Johnathon Ehsani and state your interest and qualifications.
- Communications Assistant
Do you have or want to gain experience with social media postings, media alerts and creating translation and dissemination materials? If so, contact Eileen McDonald to explore this opportunity.
- Child Injury Safety Educator
Would you like to develop your injury prevention patient education skills? Do you have available time Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.? If yes, contact Eileen McDonald for more information.
Scholarships and Fellowships
- Nancy A. Robertson Scholarship
Supports exceptional doctoral students specializing in injury prevention in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
- Susan P. Baker Scholarship
Provides support for an outstanding doctoral student at JHSPH who has demonstrated great promise to make significant contributions to the field of injury prevention and control.
- John F. Finklea Scholarship
Provides funds to cover tuition, room and board, and travel expenses for the Summer Institute.
- William Haddon Jr. Fellowship
Provides tuition and stipend support for an outstanding doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
The Richard E. Hoffman, MD, MPH Endowed Scholarship for Injury Prevention Supports students interested in studying injury prevention, epidemiology, control, and policy within the Department of Health Policy and Management.
For more information on funding opportunities, contact Jon Vernick.
- Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
Students supported by this training grant take courses in injury epidemiology, occupational safety, quantitative and qualitative research methods, prevention policy, and behavioral and social sciences. Funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) helps support tuition and stipend for eligible doctoral students.
- Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Violence Research
The goal of this doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship is to train individuals to study the causes and prevention of violence and its physical, reproductive, mental and social health consequences, along with research on preventive interventions. Students can matriculate through multiple departments in the schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing.
For more information on the NIOSH training grant, contact Keshia Pollack Porter.
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Summer Internship
Eligibility: JHSPH full- or part-time master’s and doctoral students
When: Summer (8 weeks)
Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
For more information, contact Jon Vernick.