CDC Policy and Planning Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
6/14/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is available within the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

As part of CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection, the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch works to reduce the impact of global disasters and emergencies on populations and supports the recovery of health systems in these settings. The Fellow will be mentored by the team that collaborates with CDC experts and partners to build and strengthen ERRB’s capacity and infrastructure to effectively demonstrate ERRB activities, facilitate effective response during emergencies, and guide interactions with internal and external partners. 

The research participant will interact with the Emergency Communication, Partners, and Policy Team at CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB). The participant will be mentored by ERRB experts and will learn and practice the following:

  • The process of developing talking points and presentations that highlight ERRB's activities
  • How to triage and respond to high level requests
  • Systematic tools to track and archive ERRB activities
  • How to develop and update strategic plans
  • Evaluation tools to monitor and modify processes

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is part-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


The qualified candidate must have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by the end of May 2020. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, to include data base management (Excel) are preferred.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2020 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )