CDC Preparedness and Response 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
7/24/2020 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available with the Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) team, within the Division of Emergency Operations in the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Under the guidance of a mentor and various CDC stakeholders, the participant will have the opportunity to be trained in the development and assessment of CDC emergency communication resources. The participant will also have the opportunity to receive plain language and Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) trainings.

The participant may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

  • Learn how CDC coordinates emergency-related information sharing and outreach efforts with partner organizations and target audiences using various channels
  • Learn how to develop and clear emergency preparedness communications products and activities for partners and subscribers, which may include content for websites, fact sheets, success stories, newsletters, and articles
  • Learn how to use the Zoom platform for webinars and Web-based meetings
  • Learn how to collaborate with subject matter experts and other partners
  • Learn the core functions of developing, maintaining and optimizing partnerships before, during and after a public health emergency response.

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 full-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 should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by June 2020. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 6/30/2020 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (5 )