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
Informatics *APHL-CDC Informatics Fellowship
Fellows apply their skills to address the urgent need for enhanced electronic capabilities in public health.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree in computer science, information science, healthcare informatics, clinical informatics, laboratory science with coursework in computer science, health information technology or technical project management 1-2 Years, paid November – February  Summer start date
Bioinformatics *APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship
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 doctoral degree in bioinformatics or related discipline 2 Years, paid
November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Biorisk Management Fellowship
Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems while gaining experience in areas of biorisk management such as: biosafety and biosecurity, lab safety, regulations, training/outreach to diverse partners, and policies to minimize risks associated with handling of biological materials.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree in microbiology, biology, public health, biochemistry, chemistry, virology, laboratory science, medical technology 1-2 Years, paid November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Food Safety Laboratory Fellowship
Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems while gaining experience in areas such regulatory food testing, genomic characterization of enteric pathogens, foodborne pathogen outbreak detection, and food laboratory accreditation.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree in microbiology, biology, public health, virology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, other related science fields 1-2 Years, paid November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Quality Management Fellowship
Fellows support initiatives related to quality assurance, quality control, the quality management system (and quality system essentials) and the public health laboratory system.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree in public health, environmental health, environmental science, microbiology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, virology, laboratory science 1-2 Years, paid November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowship
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 November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship
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 November – February  Summer start date
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Ronald H. Laessig Newborn Screening Fellowship
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 November – February  Summer start date
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research Opportunities
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 *The Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program a program that provides promising career-minded individuals with robust and practical hands-on learning experiences and training for a variety of public health career pathways. Bachelor’s degree in a field that is applicable to public health such as [but not limited to] public health, community health, nursing, allied health, microbiology, environmental science, entomology, or public policy. 2 Years, paid April to June
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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