Further Engagement Opportunities

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.

OSA Engagement Specialists

The Engagement Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting student, school-wide, and community programs sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and our partners.  The Engagement specialist interfaces with representatives from student organizations, faculty, the Office of Education (Student Affairs, Educational Programs, Career Services, Field Practice, Teaching & Learning), Dean’s Office, Alumni Relations, Communications, and University Life to promote Mailman School engagement initiatives through co-curricular programs, community outreach, civic participation, and service.

Working under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Development & Programs and Program Coordinator of Student Engagement & Leadership, this position will assist in the advisement of student groups, event planning and management of school-wide events (e.g., National Public Health Week, Sexual Respect Initiative, Service Day, etc.),  and/or the facilitation of alumni-networking efforts.

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

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.