Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library Summer Internship

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
  • Two educational or professional references
  • Writing sample describing your interest in public health and library science, and why you are a strong candidate for the fellowship.

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
3/24/2017 12:30:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Library Science Branch, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.

Fellows will be placed with a supervising librarian to work on projects in the Library Science Branch. In addition to their projects, interns will have a variety of learning experiences including attending lectures and training sessions, conducting informational interviews and participating in shadowing experiences, going on “field trips," interacting with interns participating in other CDC internship programs, and receiving mentorship from professionals across a range of public health, library and information science disciplines. 

Fellows may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

  • Conducting literature and systematic reviews on a range of public health topics to assist CDC scientists and program officials summarize available evidence and develop recommendations to improve public health.  
  • Systematically searching for and retrieving evidence including establishing search and inclusion criteria, establishing the scope of the search, and refining search results.
  • Interfacing with CDC scientists and program officials requesting searches and other library services to understand their needs.
  • Supporting the library’s use of various software and applied data management activities and supporting research and development of innovative technology solutions.
  • Enhancing the use of technology, tools and techniques to improve health through innovative library science approaches.
  • Maintaining and updating content of library Intranet and Internet sites.
  • Engaging in Web page and library system usability testing and modification.

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 is for one summer, 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.

  • Current graduate student or recent graduate (within 6 months prior to the start of the fellowship) from an American Library Association accredited program (see list of programs here). 
  • A demonstrated interest in public health, medicine or biology is preferred.   
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 6 month(s).
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Discipline(s):
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (2 )