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Career Development Opportunities

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CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, meets with members of the 2012 Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship class in Atlanta, Georgia. Danya Carroll (fourth from right), who is White Mountain Apache and Diné (Navajo), participated in the fellowship program.

CDC/ATSDR Opportunities

These include fellowships, internships, postdoctoral opportunities, and others, from both CDC/ATSDR and partners.

  • Public Health Associate Program
    The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year CDC training program. A PHAP associate is assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and works collaboratively with local public health professionals. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified for jobs with federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies.
  • Public Health Tribal Support Fellowship
    A research fellowship opportunity is available in the Tribal Support Unit in CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. The Tribal Support Unit is the primary link between CDC, the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, and tribal governments. The unit’s activities focus on fulfilling CDC's supportive role in ensuring that American Indian/Alaska Native communities receive public health services that keep them safe and healthy. The chosen applicant will be involved with the Tribal Support Unit’s research and program integration and evaluation projects. The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year but may be renewed on CDC’s recommendation contingent on the availability of funds. More information about this fellowship opportunity is available through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities website.
  • Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Internships
    The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate students to gain significant experience in a public health setting. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, these programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.
  • Other CDC/ATSDR Fellowship and Career Development Programs
    Additional career development opportunities are available across CDC and ATSDR for both current students and those who already have a college degree, including the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program, CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship, and many others.

Partner Career Development Opportunities

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hiring a Tribal Health Reform Policy and Program Associate. More information is available through the NIHB Career Opportunities website.