CDC Public Health Fellowship

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

A complete application consists of:

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
12/23/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

This project offers an opportunity to train as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team providing guidance and support to the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, in order to identify and implement successful strategies to improve surveillance, detection and response activities for antimicrobial resistant pathogens and diseases. The selected participant will be part of an Office that coordinates the organization and activities related to antibiotic resistance including building and strengthening partnerships with colleges and universities, professional associations, industry, state, and local public health.

The participant will train with a team of public health advisors and epidemiologists to contribute to the efforts of the Division regarding antimicrobial resistance including the development, implementation, and assessment of capacity building activities. The participant will collaborate with a variety of public health professionals including epidemiologists and laboratorians. He/she may help with data management, data analysis, and summarizing programmatic activities. Specific activities may include: identifying ways to improve cooperative agreement efforts, identifying gaps in capacity building integration efforts, designing tools to improve technical assistance, and evaluating performance of capacity building projects.

The learning objectives include: developing a general understanding of how CDC supports and collaborates internally and externally to conduct surveillance and response activities related to antimicrobial resistance; developing an understanding of how to provide technical assistance and evaluate projects associated with a cooperative agreement; and to understand and describe activities that contribute to the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance pathogens which cause disease through foodborne, waterborne, and environmental transmission.

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 December 2019. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Ability to interpret and summarize scientific data
  • Familiarity with SAS (or other analytic software) and Microsoft Access
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 12/31/2019 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 )