Careers

The Task Force is a dynamic, fast-paced organization where collaboration, compassion, and mutual respect are the rule of thumb. We’re looking for exceptionally talented and passionate professionals who share a commitment to our mission, vision, and action-oriented approach.

Available Positions

The Task Force hires staff through the Emory University Human Resources office. Click here to apply for a position through the Emory University Human Resources website.

Following are some of our current vacancies (updated October 2019):

Internships and Fellowships

We are looking for exceptional students interested in having meaningful educational experiences in global health. Throughout the year, we take on interns and fellows from many backgrounds to learn about and assist our programs and operations.

Current Opportunities:

As of October 2019, we do not have any specific internship or fellowship opportunities, but please feel free to fill out the general internship application that is reviewed on an as needed basis.

We offer limited paid and unpaid internships, as well as paid fellowships, for currently enrolled students in high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. Our goals are to provide students with opportunities to learn from world-renowned public health subject matter experts and experience working with partnerships. Under general supervision, students will receive exposure to broad and stimulating projects that will complement their academic and career interests. Depending on the school, students may also receive academic credit.

General Internship Application

In addition to the posted above opportunities, we accept internship applications on a rolling basis. Please submit the following:

  • A completed Internship Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your studies, research interests or previous work experience.
  • Submit to AskHR@taskforce.org 

The Task Force will review applications and select applicants based on their interest and The Task Force’s current ability to support their interest.

Since 2007, GSK has provided The Task Force with a grant to offer meaningful real world experience and mentoring to graduate students pursuing degrees in disciplines related to global health. Each year, The Task Force selects two graduate students for an eight-week summer opportunity. The fellowship will provide compensation to the fellow in the form of a $2,500 stipend.

When these positions are available, these will be posted through Emory and linked above.

Current graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Application Deadline:

Application Open: February 1- May 31

Start Date: June

Interview Process

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Passionate Public Health Employees

Did you know?

  • 25% of our staff are Baby Boomers
  • 41% of our staff are Gen X
  • 33% of our staff are Millenials

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Hear what some of our staff have to say about working at The Task Force:

Job Types:

  • Full time exempt and non-exempt
  • Temporary
  • Part-time 
  • Fellowships
  • Internships

Header photo caption: Task Force staff mingle during our annual Spring Fling staff party.

What is Working at The Task Force Like?

The Task Force is a mission-driven, entrepreneurial culture. We work in teams to solve the toughest global health problems. The nature of our work requires our team members to be flexible and willing to take on new challenges without hesitation. We are not a process-focused organization – and pride ourselves in translating new ideas into effective actions that improve health outcomes.

We practice high levels of collaboration within and among all of our programs. We regularly share updates and best practices with one another, and identify opportunities for increasing our collective impact.

Our culture is collegial and we focus on building relationships in the workplace. As a result, we recognize exceptional contributions, but practice a high degree of humility. The people whom we serve are always our focus. We are unrelenting and optimistic about the prospects for a healthier world.

One of our greatest strengths is our diversity of talent and ideas. We support the principles of equal opportunity and equal representation. We recruit people with the best combinations of education, training, and professional experience needed for the work that we do. Many of our team members are bi-lingual or multi-lingual, reflecting the international nature of our work.

Although most programmatic positions require a public health background, we actively recruit people from the other fields who can leverage their skills for our work.

We nurture the growth of our staff including supporting professional development to build technical and leadership skills. Many positions have opportunities for advancement within programs. Because our programs include positions with similar functions our team members can pursue different opportunities across the organization.

All Task Force employees are Emory University employees which includes a competitive benefits package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision plans)
  • Retirement savings plans (with an excellent matching program)
  • Life insurance (basic and supplemental)
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Courtesy scholarship (tuition discount at Emory for faculty/staff and their dependents)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off & holidays (10 holidays per year + two floating holidays)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Resources for child care, adult care and emergency back-up care
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Fitness and personal wellness programs
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Public transportation subsidies
  • Free parking

Our location in downtown Decatur also provides our employees access to restaurants, coffee shops, and fitness clubs within walking distance of our campus. For more information about Emory’s pay scale and benefits, visit here.

But don’t take our word for it, learn more from some of our board of directors, CEO, and our Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center’s Director of Research:

Latest News

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Passionate Public Health Employees

Did you know?

  • 25% of our staff are Baby Boomers
  • 41% of our staff are Gen X
  • 33% of our staff are Millenials

Watch

Hear what some of our staff have to say about working at The Task Force:

Job Types:

  • Full time exempt and non-exempt
  • Temporary
  • Part-time 
  • Fellowships
  • Internships

Header photo caption: Task Force staff mingle during our annual Spring Fling staff party.

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