Public Health Fellowship Programs

Public Health Fellowship Programs are sponsored collaboratively by academic partner associations and CDC. Fellowship programs are offered for recent graduates of schools or programs of public health or preventive medicine residency programs.

Public Health Fellowships:

  • Hold recruitment and start new fellows twice a year, typically
    • Recruit in late winter to early spring for fellows to start in early July
  • Are typically 2 years, starting with a 12-month term and an option to renew for an additional 12 months
  • Offer various types of experiential learning opportunities, depending on the specific mission of the sponsoring CDC program
  • Are located at CDC’s domestic offices; fellows may also be placed in state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments, or other community-based settings
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)/CDC Public Health Fellowship
  • Works closely with, and receives mentorship from other subject matter experts
  • Builds leadership skills in public health programs and policy

For eligibility and other information, go to the Public/Population Health NursingExternal web page.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)/CDC Public Health Fellowship

Provides fellowship opportunities in public health practice

  • Supports specific projects that address current or emerging needs of public health through fellowship assignments
  • Provides leadership, mentorship, and professional training in public health, prevention practice, and policy for fellows

For eligibility and other information, view the Fellowships and Internships Cdc-pdf[18 Pages]External PDF.