Middle and High School Students

Interested in Public Health?

We have several hands-on, short-term programs for middle and high school students which offer unique experiences in public health.

Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Public Health Science CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
Camp is a fast paced, academically demanding program where students learn about public health at CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants are expected to fully immerse themselves, work together, and become a diverse team of disease detectives!
Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years and they must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the camp session to which they are accepted. 1 Week, unpaid For additional information, visit the CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp web page or email cdcm_phacademy@cdc.gov
Public Health Science CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course
Participants learn the fundamentals of CDC’s work, the field of public health, the science of epidemiology and so much more through a web-based course.
Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years and they must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course session to which they are accepted. 1 Week, unpaid For additional information, visit the CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course web page or email cdcm_phacademy@cdc.gov
Public Health Science NCHS Data Detectives Camp
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp that focuses on statistics for rising 6th and 7th grade students.
Middle school students entering 6th or 7th grade 1 Week, unpaid For additional information, email datadetectives@cdc.gov
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;
college students;
graduate students
6 Months (180 days) maximum, unpaid For additional information, contact the HR Customer Service Center: 770-488-1725

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC