CDC Oral Health Policy/Communication 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
8/5/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

An opportunity is currently available with the Policy, Partnerships, and Strategic Communications Team, Division of Oral Health (DOH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hosted by the Division of Oral Health and under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training on:

  • Collaborating with staff to analyze programmatic data and develop novel ways of framing this information to highlight program impact, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness
  • Researching and gathering information for use in briefings, meetings, hearings, and other products
  • Supporting development of a policy agenda to promote oral health
  • Analyzing established and proposed federal, state, or local laws and regulations
  • Developing a range of communications materials to promote the release of Division products, including but not limited to issue briefs, infographics, and fact sheets
  • Coordinating with partners to disseminate information and products
  • Responding to inquiries
  • Reviewing and developing content for the web as well as social media

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 2021; start date is flexible

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 with completion by the end of July 2021. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of public health
  • Experience developing talking points and impact statements that reflect program strategy and priorities
  • Experience working with public health programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 7/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 )

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