New Career Counseling Hours

Milken Institute School of Public Health Career Services Department is excited to announce new career counseling hours starting this semester. Counselors will be available to meet with students and alumni beginning at 7:00am EST until 9:00pm. EST. Students and alumni can schedule a 30 minute appointment to discuss the following topics:

  • Career Exploration/Career Change
  • Personal Branding (Professional Introductions, LinkedIn)
  • Resume, CV and Cover Letter Preparation
  • Networking Prep for Events (Career Fairs, Employer Panels, Informational Interviews)
  • Tailored Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Salary Negotiation

To make an appointment visit Handshake

2018 Fall Career and Internship Fair

Friday, September 28, 2018
Charles E. Smith Center

This fair provides opportunities for GW students and alumni to meet with organizations from a variety of industries that may be recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship positions, and/or getting their brand out to the attention of GW students and alumni.

At this event, students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet, on average, more than 100 company representatives who will discuss their organizations and possible internships and job opportunities.  Employers who register for the events reflect available openings and the required qualifications. Students and alumni can review these listings in Handshake before attending the events.


  • Fair Prep Room – Get last minute tips, support, and guidance from GW Career Coaches on how to present yourself to employers. Practice your Professional Introduction (aka “Elevator Pitch”).
  • LinkedIn Professional Photo Booth: Get a free headshot from a professional photographer that you can use for your LinkedIn profile.
  • Handshake FAQ Booth Get your questions about Handshake answered and get some great tips on how to complete and enhance your profile so that relevant jobs and resources will be pushed to your attention.

Review the list of Fair employers for information on positions for which they may be hiring.RSVP in Handshake

GW’s Graduate Student Career Series

GW’s Graduate Student Career Series
The graduate schools across GW have teamed up to offer programming that allows students to attend career programs run by schools across campus – check them out!
Elliott School Career Cafe
Join the Elliott School for an open discussion of your global career options and questions in a changing political environment. 
Graduate Student Lounge, 6th floor, 1957 E St
Register in Handshake for one of the following dates: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13
Federal Government: Pathways Programs/Presidential Leadership Fellows
Join us for a briefing and update on serving in the federal government through the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program and the Pathways program. 
GW law School Lerner Room 401 (2000 H St, NW) | Thursday September 20, 2018
Register on Handshake
GW Fall 2018 Career and Internship Fair
Charles E. Smith Center | Friday September 28, 2018
Register on Handshake
Why Start Thinking About Your Career Now?
Join GSEHD for a conversation about the power of networking, informational interviewing, and personal branding while you are a student to help propel your career development beyond graduation.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
Register on Handshake
Non-Government Organization, Non-Profit, and Government Career Forum
Gain valuable professional insight and advice about working in the NGO and Government sectors.   Held in collaboration with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, NYU, and UPenn.
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom | Friday November 16, 2018
Registration in Handshake coming soon!

Medical Externship

Paid Medical Externship at a private physicians office near Foggy Bottom.  Position will provide first hand opportunity to gain skills such as triaging patients, taking medical histories, performing and interpreting EKG and pulmonary function studies.  Must be available 3 full weekdays per week and make at least a one year committment.  Please respond with resume to

2019 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2019 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 10th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which previous fellows have described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience. The fellowship provides a unique learning opportunity and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science.

Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C.  The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.

Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2019 so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.

Fellowship candidates must:

  1. be an APHA member;
  2. have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline;
  3. have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training (internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count);
  4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.; and
  5. not be a federal employee.

Candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria will not be considered.

Additional information, including the application form and brief articles from the previous fellows, is available on APHA’s website. The completed application, CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4, 2018.