Student Opportunities

Certificate Program

The Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to train and mentor graduate students enrolled at Emory University. Students in this program have the unique experience to prepare for leadership positions in the injury, violence, and overdose prevention field. Learn more by visiting our certificate program page


"I've had an excellent experience in the Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program. The required and elective courses have both been informative and useful..." - Ida K. Babazadeh, Certificate Program Graduate

Summer Scholarships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

Scott Lilienfeld Injury Prevention Scholarship

Each summer, we award scholarships to assist and train students in injury prevention and control. The scholarship is designed to recognize, assist, and train students working on an injury or violence-related research or practice-based project.

Applications are due Friday, February 23, 2024 and can be found here

Meet our current and previous summer scholars here.  

Summer Injury Research Fellowship (SIRF)

The Summer Injury Research Fellowship (SIRF) is a ten-week paid summer (mid-May – July) fellowship in which fellows partner closely with a community-based organization or government agency to complete a well-defined injury prevention and control project that advances public health in Georgia.

SIRF applications for Summer 2024 are due Friday, February 9, 2024. Apply here

Find more details on our fellowship page. 

CDC Injury Control Research Center Summer Internship

Interns will be matched with an injury prevention mentor with extensive expertise in a specific area of injury. This paid internship lasts 8-12 weeks typically from Mid-May to Mid-July. 

Applications for the CDC summer 2024 positions have closed

Find more details on our fellowship page. 

Drug Safety Task Force/Overdose Prevention Summer 2024 Intern

Deaths due to drug-involved overdoses markedly worsened over the pandemic. Identifying changes in overdose location trends can inform the targeted delivery of naloxone education in high-volume overdose areas that may be under-resourced or overlooked by current naloxone distribution and training efforts.
This role will aid the IPRCE Drug Safety Task Force in analyzing publicly available data to examine trends in overdose characteristics and locations before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other opportunities for this role include collaborating with federally funded investigators on studies related to substance use, pain, overdose, and recovery services. Applicants will be immersed in the data during the internship, including leading analyses under the guidance of Emory faculty.
Applicants will meet weekly with the Task Force leads, attend lab team meetings (in person), and attend monthly Task Force meetings (virtual).
  • Applicants for this role should be highly motivated graduate students (e.g., MPH, PhD, EdD, MSN, DNP, etc.) with extensive experience analyzing quantitative data in statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, STATA). 
  • Individuals will experience visualizing data and disseminating research findings preferred for this role. Individuals with experience working in REDCap are preferred. 
  • Please submit a resume and an example of a scholarly writing product (e.g., conference abstract, peer-reviewed publication, etc.) to be considered for this role. 
  • Emory graduate students are preferred but not a requirement. 
  • This position can be also used as an applied practicum experience (APE).

Applications for this position are due Friday, February 23, 2024 at 5pm. Please apply here

Georgia Statewide Seatbelt Survey-Research Positions

The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) is seeking highly-motivated students to serve as research assistants working on an observational study that will measure rates of seat belt use, child restraint use, and distracted driving in the state of Georgia. Students will work in teams to perform road-side observations at multiple locations around the State. The results of this study will be used by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to inform Georgia’s future road traffic safety policy and crash-injury prevention programming. Students will gain real-world experience in field data collection methods, survey design, and survey data cleaning and analysis. Students will also have the chance to analyze the data we collect.


  • 1st or 2nd year MPH student with a demonstrated interest in public health, research methods, and/or road safety.
  • The ideal student will be reliable, punctual, attentive to detail, work well in teams, be comfortable spending time outdoors, and enjoy travel.
  • This internship will require employer-paid travel within the State of Georgia.

To apply, please email a resume and a brief description of your interest in the position to Dr. Jonathan Rupp at

Applied Experience 

Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) Positions 

Each semester our center offers REAL positions that vary on a needs basis. All of our student employees have the opportunity to receive on the job training and experiences related to education, outreach, and administration. 

See our latest postings on RSPH Career Connection/12Twenty. 

Applied Practice Experience (APE)

We help connect students and our community partners to support applied practice experiences. These experiences enable students to apply practical skills and knowledge learned through coursework to a professional public health setting that complements the student’s interests and career goals. 

Find a list of previous and current APE recommended sites here

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