Global Health Careers

At a glance

CDC has a presence in over 70 countries worldwide through partnerships with international public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Find information on our global health jobs, fellowships, and professional training opportunities.

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Employment for non-U.S. citizens

While U.S. citizenship is required for most federal positions, there also are opportunities at CDC for those who are not U.S. citizens.

Excepted Service Appointments

CDC encourages and promotes scientific research, studies, training, and investigations related to health using the expertise of talented scientists and physicians who are non-U.S. citizens. Title 42 (Excepted Service Appointments) provides CDC the flexibility needed to attract and retain scientists and physicians with outstanding scientific, technical, and clinical skills.

Other federal opportunities

International Experience and Technical Assistance (IETA) Program

The IETA program is a 12-month program offered by CDC’s Global Health Center. The program is designed to offer HHS employees the opportunity to gain global public health experience, while providing technical assistance to CDC country offices and partners. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and the application process.

Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

The USPHS Commissioned Corps is one of the nation’s uniformed services — a branch committed to the service of health. Officers advance public health and serve in agencies across the government, as physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, scientists, engineers and other professionals. To learn more visit

If you are already a Commissioned Corps officer, you can apply to CDC jobs through

Training opportunities

Fellowships and student internships

While some of these programs are limited to U.S. citizens, many are open to those possessing a visa that permits permanent residence in the U.S. (“Green Card”), and several are open to foreign nationals. Learn more about CDC's Fellowships and Training Opportunities.

Non-citizen nationals or foreign nationals possessing a Green Card are eligible for several summer internship programs at CDC. Learn more about short-term internships for students.

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. Fellows can help international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges.

Volunteering opportunities

Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program

The STOP Program recruits and trains international public health consultants and deploys them around the world. Consultants strengthen surveillance programs, support supplemental immunization activities, respond to outbreaks, and support polio eradication. The program is run by CDC in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Learn more about the STOP program.

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