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
Participants take on the role of disease detectives, use epidemiologic and laboratory skills to probe a disease outbreak, and learn first-hand how CDC safeguards the nation’s health.
High school juniors or seniors Summer 2020 we will have two identical 5-day sessions and four identical 2-day sessions.

2020 5-day sessions: June 15-19 & July 20-24

2020 2-day sessions: June 22-23, June 25-26, July 6-7, & July 9-10

February to March
Public Health Science CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course
The Online Summer Course teaches participants the fundamentals of CDC’s work: the field of public health and the science of epidemiology.
Rising high school juniors or seniors Summer 2021 we will have two identical 5-day sessions. There will be four identical 5-day sessions should the museum not be open for in-person camps.

2021 5-day sessions: June 7-11 & July 5-9

2021 5-day sessions (museum not open for in-person camps): June 7-11, June 21-25, July 5-9, & July 19-23

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