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Campus-Based Fellowships & Research Assistantships

As part of Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School students have access to a variety of campus-based fellowships and research assistantships.

Across campus, Brown School students are sought after for fellowships in Residential Life, Student Involvement & Leadership, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, and so on. Our office will share these positions throughout the spring. 

In addition, some Brown School faculty will hire student research assistants in the spring (others will wait until the late-summer and early-fall to offer these positions). Brown School Research Assistantships will be posted here, as well.

Current Openings:

GEPHARDT INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP: ENGAGE DEMOCRACY (MSW Students)

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement cultivates informed and actively engaged citizens, serving the entire Washington University community of students, staff, faculty and alumni.  A position for MSW students, this fellow will serve as an essential member of the student staff, advancing the signature initiatives and strategic priorities in the Democratic Engagement Initiative area of the Gephardt Institute. In addition, the Gephardt Fellow will work to research best practices, assess, and evaluate programs within the Democratic Engagement initiative. This position awards full-tuition to an MSW student, with an understanding that the fellow will work 10 hours per week at the Gephardt Institute. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANTSHIP - CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICE LEADERSHIP & DELMAR DIVINE CO-LOCATION SITE

The Center for Human Service Leadership and its staff at the Delmar DivINe co-location site provide capacity building services (training, consulting, information, referral) to the nonprofit tenants and their employees. The Graduate Program Assistant will assist in the design, planning and implementation of programs and services offered. The Assistant will receive faculty sponsorship and mentorship from Barry Rosenberg. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP WITH PROFESSOR LINDSAY STARK 

Dr. Lindsay Stark is seeking a Research Assistantship to assist her with ongoing research projects, including 1) an initiative with UNICEF to develop costing methods for GBV in Emergencies programming; 2) a mixed methods study to assess mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents resettled to the U.S. from Arab-majority countries; 3) analyses of the CDC's Violence Against Children studies; 4) the women and girls RISE project with CARE international; and 5) an evaluation of a sibling-based intervention to reduce violence against adolescent girls in Nigeria. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

The research assistant in Women's Reproductive Health will work with Tessa Madden, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. The research assistant will have opportunities to contribute to clinical research education, and policy development in the field of women's reproductive health, specifically contraception and prevention of unplanned pregnancy. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process.

MASTERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: ANALYZING OUTCOMES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS

This fellow will work with research assistant professor Tess Thompson, PhD on the "Analyzing Outcomes for African American Breast Cancer Patients and Caregivers" study. In this study, researchers are examining how patient and caregiver outcomes interact over time. The fellow will assist with recruitment, data collection and literature reviews. This position is funded by an American Cancer Society grant to Dr. Tess Thompson. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

MASTERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN URBAN DESIGN, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Professor Rodrigo Reis is offering a fellowship to an incoming graduate student pursuing an MPH or MSW/MPH dual-degree student with interest in the intersection between urban design, the built environment and health. The fellow will work in the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis (PRC-STL) with multiple opportunities to contribute to research, policy, project development and communications. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

masters research fellowship in women's health and chronic disease prevention

Professor Amy Eyler is offering a fellowship to an incoming graduate student pursuing an MPH or MSW/MPH dual-degree who is interested in women's health and chronic disease prevention. The fellow will work in the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis (PRC-STL) with multiple opportunities to contribute to research, policy, project development and communications. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

masters research fellowship in GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH 

Dr. Fred Ssewamala and Dean Mary McKay are offering two fellowship positions to incoming graduate students with interest in global mental health and research. The Masters Research Fellow in Global Mental Health will work at SMART Africa Center, which addresses African youth mental health by scaling family and community level evidence-based programs. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

Masters Research Fellowship in International Social Development

Dr. Fred Ssewamala is offering two fellowship positions to incoming graduate students at the Brown School with interest in international social development research. The Masters Research Fellows in International Social Development will work on research projects within the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD). The fellow will support a transdisciplinary research consortium of academic, government, NGO, community and cultural stakeholders in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

Masters Research Fellow in Public Health Policy Research

The Masters Research Fellow in Public Health Policy Research will have opportunities to work on ongoing public health research, evaluation and dissemination and implementation projects that use mixed methods or systems science methods, specifically in tobacco control. The position is offered within the Center for Public Health Systems Science and will receive faculty sponsorship from Todd Combs, Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research at CPHSS. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

While we will share many positions, we know that the list of fellowships and assistantships we promote is not comprehensive. WashU is a large research institution with many opportunities for graduate students. We encourage you to follow along as we share opportunities, but also explore other opportunities that may be a good fit for you and your practice and research interests.