CDC Policy and Evaluation Fellowship

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

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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
1/11/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available with the Policy, Planning, Evaluation, and Communication team (PPEC), within the Division of Emergency Operations (DEO) 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, the participant will have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

  • Policy: Learn how to respond to the full spectrum of policy requests regarding DEO’s public health emergency preparedness and responses; Learn about CDC’s graduated response framework with the opportunity to observe leaders and contribute to activities; observe the development of partnerships with non-governmental and private sector stakeholders.
  • Communication: Learn how to develop emergency preparedness communications products and activities, which may include the division’s website, fact sheets, success stories, newsletters, campaigns, presentations, and articles; learn how to assist with the clearance of documents/publications. The participant will also have the opportunity to contribute to data visualization tool development/reviews, etc.
  • Response: Learn about CDC’s Centers, Institute, and Offices, with the opportunity to engage in preparedness and response efforts linked to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies/events.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 2021

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

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong editing skills
  • Data visualization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 1/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (1 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (17 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )