Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, fellows are paid the equivalent of a GS 12, Step 3 salary. Fellows may be eligible for a salary increase after one year of appointment, based on performance and written recommendation by appropriate management officials. See the Office of Personnel Management Salary Tableexternal icon for more information. Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Yes. Both the PE Fellows and Modeling Track fellows are full-time equivalent (FTE) employees during their fellowship.
Yes. Fellows receive the same benefits as other CDC FTE employees (such as medical insurance and vacation).
Yes. Work authorization information must accompany applications from non-U.S. citizens. Additional information may be solicited.
Normally fellows are required to relocate to Atlanta or the city of their duty station for the fellowship but currently fellows are allowed to work remotely while the CDC is on 100% telework due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Yes. Fellows may be required to
- Conduct site visits
- Attend conferences
- Meet with CDC grantees and collaborators
- Attend training opportunities
Most fellows are assigned to work in various programs throughout CDC. Placement depends on a best fit between the fellow’s interests and skills and program needs. A sincere effort is made to best to match fellows with assignments that will provide them with the greatest opportunities for professional development.