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Student Research Assistant Openings at the Public Health Law Center

The Public Health Law Center works on matters of national and international significance within the broad spectrum of public health issues. Our organization partners with entities such as the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Food and Drug Administration. The Law Center has openings for full and part-time Research Assistants to work 20-40 hours per week throughout the summer.  Duties will include working with staff attorneys to respond to requests from the public health community, local and state governments, businesses and individuals. RAs may conduct research and draft memoranda on legal and policy issues related to constitutional issues, preemption, labor and employment law, housing rights, and issues related to tobacco usage and obesity prevention, among others. RA’s will also examine national, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies. Applicants must be in a JD, MPH or equivalent program, or have experience in the legal or policy field.  Qualified applicants will have excellent legal research and writing skills, strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. This is a good opportunity for students to work on public policy issues and hone their research and writing skills in a relaxed environment.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jon Lee, ( Although these are not exclusively work study positions please note your work study eligibility in your application e-mail and your cover letter. This position pays between $10 and $12 an hour depending on year of study.