Bachelor’s Degree

Interested in Public Health?

We have a variety of fellowship opportunities for individuals who have, or will soon have, a college degree. These programs can help jump-start a career in protecting the public’s health.
Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Bioinformatics *APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowshipexternal icon
Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields (metagenomics, human genetics, algorithm/software development, microbial genomics, or other research area).
Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postdoctoral degree in bioinformatics or related discipline 1 Year, paid September – October 2021 for January 2022 start date;
November 2021 – February 2022 for July 2022 start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowshipexternal icon
The program trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to human chemical exposures through targeted biomonitoring or environmental health surveillance.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree in public health, environmental health, environmental science, biology, chemistry, or related discipline 1-2 Years, paid September – October 2021 for January 2022 start date;
November 2021 – February 2022 for July 2022 start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowshipexternal icon
Fellows train for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives related to infectious diseases, such as testing, surveillance, research, and/or control measures.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or doctoral degree in microbiology, biology, public health, virology, chemistry, laboratory science, or related discipline 1-2 Years, paid September – October 2021 for January 2022 start date;
November 2021 – February 2022 for July 2022 start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Ronald H. Laessig Newborn Screening Fellowshipexternal icon
The program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in NBS and/or genetics research while also strengthening “local, state and federal public health infrastructures to support surveillance and implement prevention and control programs,” as stated in the CDC prevention strategy goal.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, or related discipline 1-2 Years, paid September – October 2021 for January 2022 start date;
November 2021 – February 2022 for July 2022 start date
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research Opportunitiesexternal icon
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Undergraduates;graduate; post-master’s; doctoral; postdoctoral Varies, paid Varies
General Interest Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)
Two year, field-based training program for early career public health professionals with little or no public health work experience who are interested in frontline public health practice.
Graduates with a minimum of a four-year degree, within 2 years of graduation. U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national. 2 Years, paid Five-day period every January

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC

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