Other Locations: State and Local Public Health Labs and CDC Labs Outside Atlanta

State and local public health laboratories provide field fellows with a comprehensive and immersive experience in public health laboratory science, often with a “front lines” perspective of public health. CDC laboratories in areas other than Atlanta offer a unique blend of a field fellow placement experience and project activities central to CDC’s mission and objectives.

What is the Application Process?

This application process differs slightly from that of an Atlanta-based CDC laboratory placement.

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
January – June 2020 Informational webinars
March 6, 2020 LOI submission deadline
March 9-31, 2020 LOI submitters will be notified of their status
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 at EIS Conference
April 26-30, 2021 (tentative) EIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia