The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program was established in 1995. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health. The fellowships are from one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow. The Fellowship Program was established to strengthen the relationship between the academic public health community and public health practice agencies. The types of fellowships will vary according to specific areas of research or training within CDC´s Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs).
The fellowship program is sponsored cooperatively by ASPPH and CDC, to provide leadership training in public health and prevention practice, informatics and policy. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to:
Current opportunities (2016), are full-time assignments for the duration of twelve (12) months (February 2016 – February 2017.)
Fellowship opportunities will be located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office. Locations are specified in the project descriptions. Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location; relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Early career professionals with Masters or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from a CEPH-accredited, ASPPH-member school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program.
There are two components to the application process, the completion of the online application system and mailing of ONE set of hard copy documents to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
Hard copy documents: