Engagement Opportunities

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association serves as the Mailman School of Public Health's student representative body. Every fall, the Office of Student Affairs recruits students to serve on positions for the Advocacy Board, Programming Board, Department Representatives, the Doctoral Council, and One-Year Council for Accelerated Students and Dual-Degree Students. The GSA hosts School-wide programming, Community Forums, events, and activities throughout the academic year. Interested students should check the GSA portal on Engage or contact Christina Ferrari, Assistant Director of Student Life, for more information.

Mailman Ambassador Program

Orientation at Mailman introduces new students to faculty, staff, peers, and their future colleagues. Programming during orientation consists of academic information sessions, skill-building workshops, and other engaging activities designed to prepare new students for their academic and co-curricular experiences at MSPH. Mailman Ambassadors are motivated and enthusiastic students who want to supplement the benefits of orientation and enhance their peers’ introduction to the field of Public Health.

Students who serve as Mailman Ambassadors, represent the Mailman School of Public Health and support the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in delivering programs intended to engage prospective and recently admitted students and, ultimately, orient newly admitted students to the Mailman School. Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to design and implement student-led community building initiatives and activities to introduce and prepare the incoming class for academic and co-curricular expectations at Mailman.

If interested, please submit an application here, and feel free to reach out to OSA with any questions or concerns.

R.I.S.E. Peer Mentor Program

The Office of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion and the Office of Student Affairs offer a robust peer mentorship program for first-generation and students of color. Incoming students are paired with mentors and through guided conversations, community experiences, and leadership development opportunities both mentors and mentees gain the opportunity to build Reslience, Inclusivity, Solidarity, and Empowerment during their time at the Mailman School. Recruitment for the 2019-2020 R.I.S.E. Mentor Cohort will begin in the Spring 2019 semester. Questions about the program can be directed to Erlinda Delacruz, Program Coordinator of the Office of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion or Christina M. Ferrari, Assistant Director of Student Life in the Office of Student Affairs.

Office of Career Services


Office of Career Serivces is seeking students who would be willing to volunteer at two major career fairs each year. Students have a chance to assist with setup and takedown of the event, and have a special opportunity to greet employers and assist them throughout the day. OCS will solicit volunteers through our OCS Announcements a few weeks before the fair(s).


This year, OCS will utilize student volunteers to help organize the Washington DC Career Week employer/alumni panels. OCS has a total of 8 student positions who will be reaching out to panelists, confirming their attendance, and facilitating the discussion. It’s an excellent leadership and networking opportunity for students who want to connect with organizations in DC.


Student group leaders can work with Career Services to help advertise events to their group members, co-host events, or even to have OCS collaborate with them to organize special, career-related events for their group members.


OCS hires 2 work study students per semester to help with greeting students, organizing events, and assisting with special projects.

Office of Communications

The Mailman School of Public Health’s Office of Communications is looking for a student to work on a variety of projects, including: assisting with Mailman's website and social media content, organizing photos, migrating existing video content, writing student articles, and other general administrative duties. The ideal incumbent will be familiar with html, a power user of social media platforms, and someone who is passionate about effectively communicating messages to various audiences. 5-10 hours per week, $15/hr. Contact Sean Campbell for further information at this time.

ASPPH Friday Letters

Mission Statement: The Friday Letter disseminates stories that speak to and further ASPPH’s mission to promote the efforts of schools and programs of public health to improve the health of every person through education, research, and policy. The Friday Letter serves as a weekly account of the excellence and relevance of CEPH-accredited member schools and programs of public health to the academic and practice community at large. The publication aims for inclusiveness and clarity at all levels in its content and creation.

Description: The Friday Letter is the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s complimentary, weekly e-newsletter. We feature the latest research, opportunities, and groundbreaking developments from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.