About the Evaluation Fellowship Program

Key points

  • The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program is a two-year program for fellows with a doctoral or master's degree.
  • The program helps fellows gain the skills needed to make program evaluation a standard practice.
The Evaluation Fellowship Program is a 2 year program for fellows with a doctoral or master's degree.

Opportunities & Updates

The 2024 application cycle for the Evaluation Fellowship Program is closed. Please check back early 2025 for application information. For questions, please contact evaluationfellows@cdc.gov.


The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship that works to make program evaluation more useful and impactful. The Evaluation Fellowship offers a unique training opportunity with clear expectations and supportive resources. This includes professional development funds provided by the host program. Fellows learn evaluation skills while working in their host program to build, expand, and/or improve evaluation activities.

CDC wants to make program evaluation a standard practice and to develop the professionals with the skills to do it. Fellows are placed in host programs at CDC to work on program evaluation, evaluation capacity, performance monitoring, and program design. This fellowship helps CDC continuously improve its work with the appropriate resources, tools, and leadership.

Fellows are doctoral or master's degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other relevant disciplines.

CDC Evaluation Fellows: 2018 Orientation
Class of 2018 Evaluation Fellows


Nearly 200 fellows have completed the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program.

Over half of graduated fellows found jobs at CDC. Of these, 70% were hired by their host program and 30% went to work for other programs at the agency.

The remaining half of graduated fellows sought opportunities outside of CDC, as follows.

  • 15% have gone to work at for-profit organizations.
  • 13% went to work at non-profit organizations.
  • About 5% each went to work at a university; another federal agency; a state, tribal, or territorial agency; or returned to school.


For questions or more information, please contact the Evaluation Fellowship Program at evaluationfellows@cdc.gov.