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Reminder: ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program – Application Deadline April 12th

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) offers 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 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Sunday, April 12, 2020.

The ASPPH/NHTSA Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for early-career public health professionals with strong research and analytic skills who are interested in the development, promotion and implementation of effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with motor vehicle crashes on the nation’s roadways. The selected fellow will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the workings of the federal agency dedicated to reducing motor vehicle crashes and become involved in NHTSA’s role in addressing injury prevention and highway safety.

Current ASPPH/NHTSA Fellow, Ms. Nandi Taylor, MPH (University of Kansas School of Medicine KU – MPH Program), states, “I have found my ASPPH fellowship at NHTSA to be an amazing and rewarding experience. It will shape my public health career by providing me with expertise in the field of injury prevention and traffic safety. In addition, I feel that the relationships I have built with others within NHTSA, especially within my division, will be very important to my career as a public health professional moving forward.”

The fellowship position will be based at DOT/NHTSA Headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time opportunity for one year beginning in September 2020. Detailed program information can be accessed on the ASPPH website; applications may be submitted through the ASPPH online application system.

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, school or program of public health within the last five years and also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card status). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at trainingprograms@ASPPH.org.

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