Interested in Public Health?
|Topic||Description||Open To||Length/Salary||Application Period|
|Laboratory||Biochemical Markers pdf icon[PDF – 1 Page]
Involves developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.
|Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences||10 Weeks, paid||January|
|Office of the General Counsel||CDC/ATSDR Branch of OGC Internship and Externship Opportunities 2021 (Virtual)
Interns and externs/volunteers work with program attorneys on projects of mutual interest and are given opportunities to learn about varied areas of law. Paid internship is subject to the availability of funds. One paid internship position and one externship position (for academic credit) are available. Volunteer positions may be considered.
|Rising 2nd and 3rd year law students; Only rising 3rd year students eligible for paid internship position.||10-12 weeks||For additional information contact Brenda Lester or Kenya Ford at 404-639-7200.|
|Pharmacy||CDC Pharmacy Student Experiential Program
Students learn about the roles pharmacists have within CDC, multidisciplinary processes for addressing a wide variety of public health issues, such as disease prevention and control, and ways to improve health.
|Pharmacy students (Pharmacy-PY4)||4-6 Weeks, unpaid||For additional information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Health||CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Internship
Projects where students utilize skills acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences, and activities that expose them to many facets of environmental health.
|Master’s degree students (currently enrolled, fulltime) interests or studies applicable to environmental health||9 Weeks, paid||We are taking a pause for the 2019 GEH summer training program and not soliciting applications at this time.|
|General Interest||*Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)external icon
Provides direct experience matched to majors and career goals in a diverse array of careers in the federal sector.
|Enrollment in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or PhD) and recent graduates||10-15 Weeks, paid||Spring: September to November; Summer: September to March; Fall: January to June|
|Infectious Diseases||James A Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowshipexternal icon
Opportunities for students interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.
|Graduate students in medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and public health master’s-level graduate programs (target students of underrepresented populations)||9 Weeks summer, paid||November to January|
|General Interest||*Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)external icon
An opportunity for students to work in the same federal programs as active duty Commissioned Corps officers while completing a health-related education.
|Undergraduates who have completed 2 years study in baccalaureate degree program or at least 1 year of study in a master’s or doctoral program
Note: Enrollment must be in certain professional disciplines
|31-120 Days, paid||September to November|
|General Interest||*ORISE CDC Research Opportunitiesexternal icon
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
|Undergraduates;graduate; post-master’s; doctoral; postdoctoral||Varies, paid||Varies|
|Emergency Response||Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship (PHEM)
Fellows gain an understanding of the structure of a public health emergency management program and an understanding of how to manage and operate a public health Emergency Operations Center during steady state and in a response.
|Master’s (MPH), doctoral (MD or PhD), or equivalent in public health or a related field
(only international students selected by their Ministry of Health may apply)
|4 Months||Contact: Karen Ossorio
Country Support Team Lead
Global Emergency Management Capacity Development Branch (proposed) Division of Emergency Operations
|Public Health Law||Public Health Law Internships and Externships
Students are assigned to CDC’s Public Health Law Program to explore the critical role of public health lawyers and analysts who work to advance the use of laws as a public health tool.
|Rising and current third-year law students||9-14 Weeks, unpaid||Summer: January 31
Fall: April 30
Spring: October 1
|Leadership||Satcher Health Leadership Institute Health Policy Fellowship Programexternal icon
Physicians and postdoctoral professionals gain the specific knowledge, skills, and experiences to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices to reduce disparities and advance health equity.
|Prior to the start of the fellowship program, applicants must have received either a doctoral degree (such as PhD, JD, EdD, DPH, DSc, ScD and others) or any medical degree with completed residency training.||10 months, paid||November to January|
|General Interest||Student Worksite Experience Program (SWEP)
A volunteer program offering opportunities to gain practical experience by engaging in projects and tasks that contribute to professional development. Student volunteers are an important part of recruiting and developing skilled workers, and preparing the workforce of the future.Click here for full details pdf icon[429 KB, 3 Pages, 508]
|High school students;
|6 Months (180 days) maximum, unpaid||For additional information, contact the HR Customer Service Center: 770-488-1725|
|Public Health Law||Tribal Public Health Law Internships and Externships
Students explore the critical role of public health lawyers and analysts who work to advance the use of laws as a public health tool.
|Current and rising third-year law students||9-14 Weeks, unpaid||Summer: January 31
Fall: April 30
Spring: October 1
*Denotes fellowship is offered in partnership with CDC
Page last reviewed: November 23, 2020