CDC Laboratories at Headquarters in Atlanta, GA

A host site laboratory in the Atlanta area provides LLS fellows with the opportunity to work in a federal public health laboratory close to the pulse of agency activity. Working in a CDC lab provides fellows with the opportunity to interact with a wide range of subject matter experts across public health fields and with the agency’s senior leadership.

In addition to the general eligibility criteria, CDC laboratories must designate primary supervisors who are full-time employees (FTEs).

Click on the following buttons to walk through each step in the application process. Be sure to plan according to the key dates listed below.

Applying to be a host site laboratory is a competitive process. Below are tips to improve your application:

  • Provide several, well-described applied public health laboratory research projects that have publication potential and could be completed within the two-year fellowship
  • Describe potential field experience opportunities, including collaborations with other laboratory or epidemiology partners
  • Describe laboratory quality and safety needs of your laboratory or other related experiential training opportunities through which an LLS fellow could further develop these skill sets and contribute to your laboratory
  • Explain the breadth of training experience your laboratory and designated supervisors could offer a fellow, such as access to senior leadership and support staff (e.g., biostatistician), leadership experience, cutting-edge work, travel, and presentation opportunities.

Contact the LLS program for additional information to complete your application, including past examples of successfully-matched host site laboratories.

Key Dates
February – June 2020 Informational webinars
March – June 2020 New applicants notify LLS of interest in a program visit
March 6, 2020 LOI submission deadline
Late March, Early June Site visits
June 8, 2020 Host site application portal opens
August 16, 2020 Host site application portal closes
September 2020 Eligible host sites are notified
October 2020 Eligible host sites review and rank fellow applications
November 2020 Notice of match status and acceptance of Class of 2021
April 2021 Invitation to meet matched fellow of EIS Conference
April 26-30, 2021 (tentative) EIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia