Host a Fellow (Full-time, 1-2 Year Opportunities)

Do you need a specialized skill set for a priority project in your organization? Are you looking for broad support to advance your public health objectives? CDC fellows and interns can help you accomplish your goals. Fellows are assigned to public health organizations and CDC Centers, Institutes, or Offices where they work alongside mentors and subject matter experts to work on complex problems, gaining invaluable experience for their future public health careers.

Bachelor's Degree
Topic Description for Host Sites Education Length Does Host Program Pay? Application Period
General Interest Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)
PHAP participants are assigned to state, local, tribal, territorial, federal, and non-governmental health agencies for field-based, frontline public health practice.
Graduates with a minimum of a four-year degree, within 2 years of graduation 2 Years No three-week period every January

*Denotes opportunities that are only eligible to be hosted at CDC. Interested CDC programs should contact fellowships@cdc.gov.

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Master's Degree
Topic Description for Host Sites Education Length Does Host Program Pay? Application Period
Nursing *AACN-CDC FellowshipExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC where they work on priority projects to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. Assignments at state, local, tribal or territorial health departments are possible, however, these assignments are initiated and coordinated within the assigned CDC host program.
Nurses with master’s degree or doctoral degree 1 Year Yes May to June; November
Bioinformatics APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowshipExternal
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).
Apply to host an APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowExternal
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline 1 Year, paid No November to February
Laboratory APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to APHL member local and state public health laboratories.
Apply to host an APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory FellowExternal
Master’s degree 1 Year No November to March
Preventive Medicine *APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health FellowshipExternal Leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of the art technology and national databases, and train with leading preventive medicine and public health experts. Academic eligibility requirements will differ with each new position description
Note: graduate of APTR member or an APTR member.
1 Year Yes Please note that APTR is currently not accepting applications for the Public Health Fellowship
Leadership/
Management
*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC to support public health and prevention practice, informatics, and policy activities. Assignments at state, local, tribal or territorial health departments are possible, however, these assignments are initiated and coordinated within the assigned CDC host program.
Those with an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-2 Years Yes November; July
Epidemiology CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to state and local health agencies to provide epidemiological support for public health initiatives.
Apply to host a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology FellowExternal.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field. 2 Years No September to October
Evaluation *CDC Evaluation Fellowship
Fellows are assigned to programs and offices across CDC and work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer to expand the agency’s evaluation capacity.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree 2 Years Yes Mid-April
Health Education/
Communication
DHPE Health Equity Fellowship ProgramsExternal
The goal of this fellowship program is to address emerging needs of health equity, public health and health disparities, and to provide leadership and professional. Opportunities at state and local health departments for recent graduates and doctoral level students of schools and programs of public health.
Recent graduates and doctoral level students of schools and programs of public health 12 Months No Please note that DHPE is not currently accepting applications for the Fellowship Program
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
EIS officers are assigned to programs and officers across CDC, state and local health departments, and other selected federal agencies.To host an EIS officer at CDC, contact Larry Cohen. To host an EIS officer at a non-CDC-based host site, contact Jennifer Wright.
Physicians, Veterinarians, Doctoral-level scientists) allows some eligibility for master’s degree health professionals- consult the EIS Application Information for more details 2 Years No January
Laboratory Environmental Health Fellowship Program
Fellows are assigned to APHL-member state public health laboratories where they will receive training based on the customized needs of the host laboratory. Apply to host an Environmental Health Fellow Cdc-pdf[PDF – 9 pages]
Bachelor’s degree by the beginning of the program. However, the host laboratory may require an advanced degree (or other specific education, skills, or experience) 2 Years TBD TBD
Management/
Leadership
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) ProgramExternal
PMFs are assigned to organizations throughout the federal government. They gain leadership experience through interactive trainings and challenging work assignments administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Recent graduates with masters, law, or doctoral degrees 2 Years Yes March 30th, accepted from November – March annually
Preventive Medicine *Preventive Medicine Fellowship (PMR/F)
PMR/F participants are assigned to Federal agencies (mostly CDC but some to other HHS agencies) and state and local health departments. They undergo training to integrate 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 Master’s in Public Health or equivalent degree 12 Month No Early October to early November
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 No Five-day period every January
Informatics *Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
PHIFP fellows are assigned to programs and offices throughout CDC to apply computer and information science to help solve public health problems.
Master’s degree
Doctoral students
2 Years Yes September to December
Health Education/
Communication
SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and ControlExternal Students are empowered to recognize practice-based projects and prevention of unintentional injuries from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences. Master’s degree; doctoral 1 Year TBD TBD

*Denotes opportunities that are only eligible to be hosted at CDC. Interested CDC programs should contact fellowships@cdc.gov.

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Doctoral Degree
Topic Description for Host Sites Education Length Does Host Program Pay? Application Period
Nursing *AACN-CDC FellowshipExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC where they work on priority projects to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. Assignments at state, local, tribal or territorial health departments are possible, however, these assignments are initiated and coordinated within the assigned CDC host program.
Nurses with master’s degree or doctoral degree 1 Year Yes May to June; November
Bioinformatics APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowshipExternal
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).
Apply to host an APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowExternal
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline 1 Year, paid No November to February
Preventive Medicine *APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health FellowshipExternal Leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of the art technology and national databases, and train with leading preventive medicine and public health experts. Academic eligibility requirements will differ with each new position description
Note: graduate of APTR member or an APTR member.
1 Year Yes Please note that APTR is currently not accepting applications for the Public Health Fellowship
Statistics *ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data and facilities.
Undergraduates or master’s degree 12-24 Months TBD TBD
Microbiology *ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health MicrobiologyExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs and offices across CDC to research and support development of new approaches, methodologies, and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control.
Doctoral degree or completion of a primary residency within 3 years of start date 24 Months TBD The program will not be accepting applications for the 2017 program cycle. Please revisit this site for updates.
Leadership/
Management
*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC to support public health and prevention practice, informatics, and policy activities. Assignments at state, local, tribal or territorial health departments are possible, however, these assignments are initiated and coordinated within the assigned CDC host program.
Those with an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-2 Years Yes November; July
Epidemiology CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows are assigned to state and local health agencies to provide epidemiological support for public health initiatives.
Apply to host a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology FellowExternal.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field 2 Years No September to October
Evaluation *CDC Evaluation Fellowship
Fellows are assigned to programs and offices across CDC and work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer to expand the agency’s evaluation capacity.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree 2 Years No Mid-April
Applied Economics CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
Fellows are assigned to programs where they conduct research that provides vital information to health policy decision makers about how best to allocate resources to maximize the impact of public health programs.
Doctoral degree (e.g., economics, decision sciences, industrial engineering or operations research) 2 Years Yes Ongoing
Environmental Health *CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Internship
Interns are assigned to programs throughout National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) to work on environmental health projects.
Master’s degree students (currently enrolled, fulltime) interests or studies applicable to environmental health 10 Weeks No Late January
Health Education/
Communication
DHPE Health Equity Fellowship ProgramsExternal
The goal of this fellowship program is to address emerging needs of health equity, public health and health disparities, and to provide leadership and professional. Opportunities at state and local health departments for recent graduates and doctoral level students of schools and programs of public health.
Recent graduates and doctoral level students of schools and programs of public health 12 Months No Please note that DHPE is not currently accepting applications for the Fellowship Program
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
EIS officers are assigned to programs and officers across CDC, state and local health departments, and other selected federal agencies.To host an EIS officer at CDC, contact Larry Cohen. To host an EIS officer at a non-CDC-based host site, contact Jennifer Wright.
Physicians, veterinarians, doctoral-level scientists, and allied healthcare professionals. 2 Year Yes March to May
General Interest HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)External
Interns in this program are assigned to government and corporate sector organizations to explore challenging careers in business, research, technology, and management.
Apply to host an HNIP internExternal
Enrollment in a degree-seeking (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) 10-15 Weeks TBD TBD
Laboratory *Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS)
LLS fellows are assigned to CDC laboratories and state and local health departments where they participate in applied public health laboratory research.
Doctoral degree (science majors); minimum of 2 years of post-graduate laboratory experience 2 Years No mid-June to mid-August
Policy National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Academy Health Policy Fellowship
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 TBD TBD
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 TBD TBD
Management/
Leadership
Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP)
PH-TIPP fellows are current employees at CDC; state and local health department; healthcare systems, and non-profit organizations.
Physicians and doctoral-level fulltime equivalent staff at CDC and other institutions 1 Year No No application is required for host organizations.
Research *Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in HIV Prevention for Communities of Color
Fellows are assigned to CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Office of Health Equity (DHAP OHE) where they conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research 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 No August to September, every two years
Management/
Leadership
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) ProgramExternal
PMFs are assigned to organizations throughout the federal government. They gain leadership experience through interactive trainings and challenging work assignments administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Recent graduates with masters, law, or doctoral degrees 2 Years Yes March 30th, accepted from November – March annually
Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine Fellowship (PMR/F)
PMR/F participants are assigned to Federal agencies (mostly CDC but some to other HHS agencies) and state and local health departments. They undergo training to integrate 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 Master’s in Public Health or equivalent degree 12 Years No Early October to early November
Informatics *Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
PHIFP fellows are assigned to programs and offices throughout CDC to apply computer and information science to help solve public health problems.
Master’s degree
Doctoral students
2 Years Yes September to December
Health Education/
Communication
SOPHE/ATSDR Student Fellowship in Environmental Health Promotion or Emergency PreparednessExternal
Fellows conduct research or practice-based projects in environmental health, health promotion, or environmental justice from the perspective of health education.
Master’s or doctoral 1 Year TBD TBD
Health Education/
Communication
SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and ControlExternal
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 1 Year TBD TBD

*Denotes opportunities that are only eligible to be hosted at CDC. Interested CDC programs should contact fellowships@cdc.gov.

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Medical, Veterinary, or Other Clinical Degree (MD/DO, DVM/VMD, DDS/DMD, etc.)
Topic Description for Host Sites Education Length Does Host Program Pay? Application Period
Policy AAMC-CDC Public Health Policy FellowshipExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC where they train alongside policy experts to learn to engage various sectors to effectively impact health outcomes of various populations.
Early career physicians who have completed residency or fellowship within 2 years of applying; surgical residents may apply during their research year 12 Months beginning annually in July No Please note that AAMC is currently not accepting applications for the Public Health Policy Fellowship
Preventive Medicine *APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health FellowshipExternal
Fellows are assigned to programs across CDC where they train with leading preventive medicine and public health experts. Assignments at state, local, tribal or territorial health departments are possible, however, these assignments are initiated and coordinated within the assigned CDC host program.
Academic eligibility requirements will differ with each new position description Note: Graduate of APTR member or an APTR member 1 Year No Please note that APTR is currently not accepting applications for the Public Health Fellowship
Dental Public Health Dental Public Health Residency
Collaborative experiences and applied projects with dentist and other public health professionals to help achieve improved oral health for populations.
Host Site website: No
Dental Degree (DMD, DDS) 12-24 Months TBD TBD
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
EIS officers are assigned to programs and officers across CDC, state and local health departments, and other selected federal agencies.To host an EIS officer at CDC, contact Larry Cohen. To host an EIS officer at a non-CDC-based host site, contact Jennifer Wright.
Physicians, Veterinarians, Doctoral-level scientists) allows some eligibility for master’s degree health professionals- consult the EIS Application Information for more details 2 Years Yes January
Laboratory Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program (LAMRP)
Comprehensive training in laboratory animal medicine.
Veterinary degree (DVM) 4 Years Yes October to December
Medical Toxicology Medical Toxicologist Fellowship Program
Hands-on training in public health, environmental health, and epidemiology, as well as clinical toxicology education. Fellows participate in international and domestic chemical-associated outbreak and public health investigations.
Medical graduates who have or are able to obtain a medical license to practice in the US 2 Years TBD TBD
Management/
Leadership
Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP)
PH-TIPP fellows are current employees at CDC; state and local health department; healthcare systems, and non-profit organizations.
Physicians and doctoral-level fulltime equivalent staff at CDC and other institutions 1 Year No No application is required for host organizations.
Research *Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in HIV Prevention for Communities of Color
Fellows are assigned to CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Office of Health Equity (DHAP OHE) where they conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research 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 No August to September, every two years
Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR/F)
PMR/F participants are assigned to Federal agencies (mostly CDC but some to other HHS agencies) and state and local health departments. They undergo training to integrate 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 Master’s in Public Health or equivalent degree 12 Months No Early October to early November

*Denotes opportunities that are only eligible to be hosted at CDC. Interested CDC programs should contact fellowships@cdc.gov.

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