Explore Short-Term and Full-Time Training Opportunities

Key points

  • CDC offers many diverse fellowship, internship, and learning opportunities.
  • These opportunities span the education continuum and public health science topic areas. Many offer applied learning experiences.
A Laboratory Leadership Service fellow operates a next generation sequencer instrument in a CDC streptococcus laboratory. (Georgia, 2017)

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How it works

Explore opportunities by duration of experience and education level.

Short-Term Opportunities

Full-Time Fellowships (1-2 Years)

Once you find an opportunity, access additional information.

Once you find an opportunity you're interested in, click on the hyperlinked name of the program to access additional information. In some cases, you may also email the listed point-of-contact for more information.

Some opportunities are through CDC partnerships.

Some opportunities are offered in partnership with CDC and will direct you to external websites. Fellowships offered in partnership with CDC are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Stay up-to-date

You can sign up to receive our eNewsletter for up-to-date information about CDC opportunities. Search on fellowships and then select "Fellowships & Training Opportunities" to subscribe.

Common questions

Some opportunities at CDC are paid. However, CDC does not sponsor financial assistance or scholarships and we're unable to advise on these matters. If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Most opportunities require that applicants are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Visit the specific website for the opportunity you are interested in for details.

Use the email address provided by the specific opportunity to learn about the status of your application.

CDC does not review unsolicited resumes or writing samples. Use the designated application process for the opportunity you are interested in.

In general, CDC is not set up for such short experiences. The Student Worksite Experience Program (SWEP) may have opportunities of interest.

The Student Worksite Experience Program (SWEP) offers volunteer opportunities at CDC. To find out more, contact Human Resources at HRCS@cdc.gov.

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