CDC Public Health 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
12/23/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Two research opportunities are currently available with the Million Hearts® Initiative, in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Million Hearts® is a national initiative co-lead by CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prevent one million cardiovascular (CV) events in five years. More information about the initiative can be found at

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will gain experience as part of a small and dynamic team that is supporting a national public health initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The types of activities or experiences may include:

  • Be part of a project management team, supporting the implementation of short term and long term programs
  • Participate in the coordination of communication activities, providing technical and strategic health communication guidance, and engagement with internal stakeholders
  • Draft, review, and support the dissemination of health communication materials ranging from social/digital media content, to stakeholder correspondence, to fact sheets and similar products
  • Conduct literature reviews and write summaries of findings, articles, meeting notes, government reports, etc. 
  • Contribute to the development of slides, tools and other materials suitable for publication on the Million Hearts® website, or as handouts for meetings, etc. 
  • Present results or explain programs to internal and external audiences, including professional meetings and/or conferences
  • Participate in the facilitation of and co-lead meetings and calls with internal staff and partners
  • Contribute to developing and sustaining key partnerships

The specific learning objectives for the participant could include:

  • Increased knowledge and application of public health and communication science principles in a national initiative
  • Increased knowledge of CV health and strategies to impact CV health

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. 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 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )