Master's Degree

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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 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
Laboratory *APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Fellowshipexternal icon
Fellows collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. The fellowship’s mission is to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of AR.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline 1 Year, paid November to March
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, algorithm/software development, microbial genomics, or other research area).
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline 1 Year, paid November to February
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.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in a science-related discipline 1-2 Years, paid November to February
Bioinformatics *APHL-CDC Newborn Screening Bioinformatics and Data Analytics Fellowshipexternal icon
Fellows work with newborn screening laboratories and use their expertise in data analytic solutions to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics in newborn screening laboratory operations and research.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or related discipline 1-2 Years, paid November to February
*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 January
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 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 March
Evaluation CDC Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Fellowshipexternal icon
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
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research Opportunitiesexternal icon
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
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
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 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
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 students 2 Years, paid August to November
Health Education/
*SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and Controlexternal icon 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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