Job Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Currently Hiring

  • Associate Director of Research: GATE seeks a highly qualified and experienced candidate to fill the position of Associate Director of Research. The incumbent will have a good understanding of global health priorities and will be looking for opportunities aligned with our areas of work, including menstrual health and hygiene, education, gender, water, and sanitation. The Associate Director of Research will also have demonstrated successful experiences in 1.) conducting and managing qualitative and mixed-method research, 2.) developing productive working relationships with other institutions, 3.) strategic and operational planning, 4.) managing and mentoring staff and students (team of 4-5 staff and multiple students), and 5.) conducting research with adolescents and/or women. Our focus of work spans from low-resource settings and communities to humanitarian contexts. The incumbent must have the ability to travel 30% of the time and willingness to travel to low-resource global contexts for extended periods of time for data collection activities, potentially including humanitarian contexts. Apply here

Student Opportunities


  • Sid Lerner Women & Adolescent Health Fellowship: The Sid Lerner Women & Adolescent Health Fellowship was created in honor of the late Sidney Lerner, a lifelong public health advocate, legendary advertising executive, and generous donor to Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (CU MSPH) and the GATE Program. Sid was a devoted champion for women's reproductive health issues, including menstrual health research and advocacy. In addition, Sid believed in the power of puberty education, especially ensuring that youth around the world were empowered with critical information about their growing bodies. The Sid Lerner Women & Adolescent Health Fellowship is an annual research and practice summer practicum position for current Columbia University MSPH MPH candidates. 
  • Gender and Menstrual Health Research Intern: The Summer 2023 Gender and Menstrual Health Research Internship is a practicum opportunity for current Columbia University MSPH MPH students. The internship will take place between June and August 2023. The student in this role will support a range of research and communications activities related to global menstruation and puberty research. The student in this role will also support the GATE program’s broader social media and communications activities, including managing the coordination of a convening of global experts on WASH and menstruation. 


Our team of student workers support a range of activities across a variety of topical and thematic areas.  Past positions have included:

  • A Research Assistant position supporting data analysis for the OFDA-funded Global Scoping Project on effective practices for menstrual waste disposal, waste management & laundering for menstrual waste 
  • A Communications and Marketing Assistant leading social media efforts, and supporting the promotion of the Period Posse Presents webinar series.
  • summer practicum position conducting research exploring key considerations for MHM during an Ebola epidemic. (Learn more)
  • A summer practicum position analyzing qualitative data about the menstruation and puberty experiences of low-income adolescent girls growing up in America. (Learn more)
  • A summer practicum position conducting audits of public toilets across NYC to understand how equipped they are (or are not) to support the menstrual hygiene needs of people experiencing homelessness. (Learn more)
  • A summer practicum position supporting qualitative data collection for an exploration of the menstrual hygiene experiences of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in New York City. (Learn more)