Master’s Degree

Interested in Public Health?

November to February

We have a variety of fellowships for individuals who have, or will soon have, a graduate degree. These programs can jump-start your career in protecting the public’s health.
Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Nursing *AACN-CDC Fellowship
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
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 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 for 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 microbiology, biology, public health, virology, chemistry, laboratory science, or related discipline 1-2 Years, paid November – February for 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 for Summer start date
Informatics *Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF)
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
Leadership/
Management
*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
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 January
Epidemiology *CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program
Rigorous on-the-job training in applied epidemiology and public health at a state or local health agency.
Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field 2 Years, paid October to January
Evaluation CDC Evaluation Fellowship
Fellows are placed in host programs across the agency working on program evaluation activities. The Evaluation Fellowship offers a unique training opportunity with clear expectations and supportive resources, including professional development funds provided by the host program. In this experiential learning model, Fellows learn evaluation skills working in their host program while helping their host program build, expand, and/or improve their evaluation activities.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree 2 Years, paid November– February
Evaluation CDC Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Fellowship
Fellows learn about best practices related to knowledge translation and development of products using health communications best practice principles.
Master’s or doctoral degree in relevant field 1 Years, paid Varies
Data Science *Data Science Team Training (DSTT)
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
department epidemiologist
1 Years, unpaid November to December
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research Opportunities
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Undergraduate; graduate; post-master’s; doctoral; postdoctoral Varies, paid Varies
Management/
Leadership
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 prevmed@cdc.gov
Management/
Leadership
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
Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine Fellowship (PMR/F)
Fellows promote leadership, integrating knowledge and skills of medicine and other clinical professions with population health.
Physicians who do not meet eligibility criteria for PMR and veterinarians or nurses with a Masters in Public Health or equivalent degree 1 Year, paid July
Global Health *Public Health Institute/CDC Global Public Health Fellowship Program
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
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 from an accredited college or university, within 2 years of graduation. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national. 2 Years, paid Five-day period in January
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 in Public Health, Computer Science, Health Informatics, or related field 2 Years, paid August to November
Health Education/
Communication
*SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and Control Students are empowered to recognize practice-based projects and prevention of unintentional injuries from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences. Master’s or doctoral degree students majoring in health education, health promotion, behavioral sciences or a related field. 1 Year, paid February to May

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC

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