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The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. Jump start your career with an opportunity at HHS through an ORISE internship or fellowship. Utilize the information on this site to familiarize yourself with the ORISE Research Participation Programs at HHS. 

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With the support of an assigned mentor, participants have authentic research experiences using equipment not found on most college campuses.

Our participants are excited about the educational research they are doing

  • Amanda Stearns

    Amanda Stearns

    As a participant in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fellowship, Amanda Stearns created social media messages designed to educate the research community about ethical research practices.

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    Sherry Mirador

    Sherry Mirador partnered with communities across the Midwest to promote preventive health care. She was a fellow with ORISE for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • I’ve had several different fellowships through ORISE and I think it’s one of the best ways to learn right out of a degree program. The emphasis is on getting a good learning experience and getting the skills needed to land a great job. You get a lot of flexibility to learn from different people and teams within an office to pick up a variety of skills and experiences.

    —Amanda Stearns
  • I always believed in preventive health care and the long-term benefits it would have in the health care field. Over the years I have become very passionate about empowering individuals through education to take control of their health by way of living a healthy lifestyle. It was only fitting that I would find myself in the public health realm of health care.

    —Sherry Mirador
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