Interested in Public Health?
November to February
|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|
|Informatics||*APHL-CDC Informatics Fellowshipexternal icon
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 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 doctoral degree in bioinformatics or related discipline||2 Years, paid
||November – February Summer start date|
|Laboratory||*APHL-CDC Biorisk Management Fellowshipexternal icon
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 Fellowshipexternal icon
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 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||November– February for Summer 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 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 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|
|*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 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 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|
|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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 in Public Health, Computer Science, Health Informatics, or related field||2 Years, paid||August to November|
|*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