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Public Health Fellowship Programs

Public Health Fellowship Programs are sponsored collaboratively by academic partner associations and CDC. For 2013, fellowship programs are offered for recent graduates of schools or programs of public health or preventive medicine residency programs.

Additional fellowship opportunities for recent graduates of nursing or medical schools are under development. Check back later for more information.

Public Health Fellowships:

  • Hold recruitment and start new fellows twice a year, typically
    • recruit in late winter to early spring for fellows to start in early September
    • recruit in late spring to early summer for fellows to start in January
  • Are typically 2 years, starting with a 12-month term and an option to renew for an additional 12 months
  • Offer various types of experiential learning opportunities, depending on the specific mission of the sponsoring CDC program
  • Are located at CDC's domestic and international offices; future locations in state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments, or other community-based settings are under discussion

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)/CDC Public Health Fellowship

  • Works closely with, and receives mentorship from other subject matter experts
  • Builds leadership skills in public health programs and policy

For eligibility and other information, go to the Public/Population Health Nursing web page.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)- CDC Public Health Policy Fellowship

Provides fellowship opportunities for early-career physicians to understand how policies and legislation impact health at the federal, state, and local level.

  • Enhances collaboration between clinicians and public health professionals through a mentored training experience
  • Fellows are expected to develop or contribute to a publishable report or manuscript by the end of the assignment

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)/CDC Fellowship Program

  • Provides fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine
  • Offers applied public health training and leadership experience in public health practice and policy

For eligibility and other information, go to the APTR-CDC Fellowship Program web page.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)/CDC Public Health Fellowship

Provides fellowship opportunities in public health practice

  • Supports specific projects that address current or emerging needs of public health through fellowship assignments
  • Provides leadership, mentorship, and professional training in public health, prevention practice, and policy for fellows

For eligibility and other information, go to the Fellowships and Internships web page.