Interested in Public Health?
|Topic||Description||Open To||Length/Salary||Application Period|
|Nursing||*AACN-CDC Fellowshipexternal icon Fellows learn in the area of population health and gain hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice.||Nurses with master’s degree or doctoral degree||1 Year, paid||February|
|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 degree, Master’s degree, or Postdoctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline||1 Year, paid
Fellowships may be extended for an additional year as funding allows.
|November – February for Summer start date|
|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|
|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 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 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 for July 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||November– February for Summer start date|
|Informatics||*Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF)external icon
Fellows build informatics, data science, and laboratory capacity at state and local health departments
|Recent graduates with master’s or doctoral degrees||2 Years, paid||December to February|
|Statistics||ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]external icon
Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to the National Center for Health Statistics programs, data and facilities.
|Doctoral degree||1-2 Years, paid||November to January|
|*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Programexternal icon Training and experience in public health and prevention practice, informatics, and policy.||Those with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship||1-2 Years, paid||February|
|Epidemiology||*CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Programexternal icon Rigorous on-the-job training in applied epidemiology and public health at a state or local health agency.||Master’s degree or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field||2 Years paid||October to January|
|Evaluation||CDC Evaluation Fellowship Fellows work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer expand the capacity of CDC to conduct evaluation and demonstrate the impact of our work.||Master’s degree or doctoral degree||2 Years, paid||February to April|
|Applied Economics||CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship and Public Health Analytics and Modeling Track Apply academic training in quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention; assess the impact of public health interventions and programs.||Doctoral degree (e.g., economics, decision sciences, industrial engineering or operations research)||2 Years, paid||September to January|
|Data Science||*Data Science Team Training (DSTT)external icon
Participants work collaboratively on a project that addresses a current agency need related to DMI and/or COVID-19.
|Teams of 3-5 individuals with at least one health
|1 Years, unpaid||November to December|
|Epidemiology||Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) EIS officers serve on the front lines of public health protecting Americans and the global community as “boots on the ground” epidemiologists. CDC’s EIS officers respond to outbreaks of diseases and urgent public health threats by identifying the cause, rapidly implementing control measures, and collecting evidence to recommend how to prevent similar events in the future.||Physicians, veterinarians, doctoral-level scientists, and allied healthcare professionals.||2 Years, paid||March to May|
|Laboratory||Laboratory Leadership Service PhD scientists are provided a strong foundation for future leadership and management positions in public health laboratories.||Doctoral degree (science majors); minimum of 2 years of post-graduate laboratory experience||2 Years, paid||April to June|
|Policy||National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Academy Health Policy Fellowshipexternal icon Health policy and health service research activities are conducted for the design of projects. Conduct new and innovative analyses including health policy activities related to the design of future NCHS surveys.||Doctoral||13 Months, paid||October to January|
|Health Statistics Research||National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Postdoctoral Research Program
Opportunity to monitor the multifaceted aspects of the health care environment.
|Doctoral (Ph.D)||2 Years, paid||At this time, NCHS is under a hiring freeze and this position is on hold until further notice. Please revisit this site for updates.|
|General Interest||*ORISE CDC Research Opportunitiesexternal icon
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
|Population Health Training in Place Program
Designed to strengthen the population health competencies of the public health workforce in the areas of program management and evaluation, policy development and analysis, and community health
|MPH, physicians, and doctoral-level full time staff at CDC and other institutions||1 Year||Mid-January to Late-February
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Global HIV/TB||Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global HIV & TB Mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train scientist-practitioners to conduct global HIV and TB research and to develop the translational and applied skills necessary to implement and support high-quality HIV and TB public health programs in global settings. Fellows will be trained to understand the underpinnings of interventional epidemiology and to prepare them for a career operating at the intersection of science and practice in global public health.||Doctoral-level researchers (e.g., behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, social scientists, evaluators, educators, economists, anthropologists, or medical doctors with research training and/or experience)||2 Years, paid||May-June|
|Research||Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in HIV Prevention for Communities of Color Mission is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to design, conduct, and evaluate scientifically sound, culturally appropriate, HIV and AIDS prevention research activities in communities of color.||Doctoral-level researchers, i.e., PhD, ScD, DrPH in behavioral sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, public health, or MD/MPH||2 Years, paid||September to October|
|Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Leadership experience focused on interactive trainings and challenging work assignments administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).||Recent graduates with master’s, law, or doctoral degrees||2 Years, paid||October|
|Informatics||Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Opportunities to apply computer and information science to help solve public health problems.
|Master’s or doctoral degree students||2 Years, paid||August to November|
|Global Health||Public Health Institute/CDC Global Public Health Fellowship Programexternal icon
The fellowship offers training and experience in the field of global public health. Fellows work in CDC offices in the U.S. and abroad. Areas of focus are program management, epidemiology, surveillance, monitoring & evaluation, strategic information, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
|Recent graduates with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship||1-3 Years, paid||December to January|
|*SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Preventionexternal icon Students are empowered to recognize practice-based projects and prevention of unintentional injuries from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences.||Full-time masters and doctoral students||1 Year, paid||April|
*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC
Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022