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ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications – Due January 21

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (Cycle A); the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 21, 2016.

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.

“As an ASPPH Fellow, I have had the opportunity to further develop my research skills, while working with and learning from some of the top public health leaders. The mentorship, hands-on experience, and training I have received has been essential to my development as a public health professional and researcher,” said Ms. Ghenet Besera, current ASPPH/CDC fellow. “I am really interested in reproductive health, and my fellowship experience has strengthened my interest in the field.  This experience is preparing me to eventually make a significant contribution to public health and the field of reproductive health.”

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must have received a masters or doctoral degree from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, school or program of public health within the past five years, as well as be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (i.e., have a “Green Card”).  Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

Fellowships will be based at CDC offices in Atlanta, GA and regional offices.  The fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a one-year period beginning in July 2016. Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed on the ASPPH Website.