Evaluation Fellowship Program - CDC

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

A complete application consists of:

  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Brief survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Eval_Fellow_Appl_2016) including the following information: 

    • Brief (<200 words) info on your formal training where all or part of the focus was on program evaluation approaches, methods, techniques, etc.

    • Be specific, although course titles for all courses are not necessary.

    •  Bulleted/numbered list is fine

    • Essay (<450 words) on your qualifications for the Evaluation Fellowship and what you would like to get out of the Fellowship.

    • Information on up to 3 recent evaluation projects or experiences (<150 words each).

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to CDCeval@cdc.gov.

Application Deadline
4/21/2016 1:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2016-2017 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 6th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement.  For information about program evaluation at CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/eval/.

Under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer, the selected participant will be matched with CDC host programs to carry out program evaluation activities for/with those programs. Host programs will be selected through a competitive process to ensure participants are being assigned to productive evaluation activities that will both build the knowledge base of the program and enhance the professional development of the participant.

Typically, a participant will be assigned to one program for the duration of their appointment, but s/he may also serve on a series of smaller evaluation projects outside their host program to increase their exposure to CDC. The participants will interact primarily with the staff of their host program, but will receive support as a group and individually from PPEO staff. S/he will have the opportunity to develop a customized training and professional development plan in consultation with their host program mentor and PPEO to ensure they fill skill gaps and gain visibility with CDC programs through the duration of their appointment. S/he will also have frequent opportunities to interact with colleagues in their fellowship cohort to promote the exchange of ideas and to further advance their knowledge and skills in evaluation.

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 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. Substantial financial support for training and professional development, and a supplement to offset health insurance costs, will be provided.The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

  • Doctoral degree in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or another STEM discipline, and with significant coursework in program evaluation and measurement. Master’s-level candidates from these same disciplines and with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also encouraged to apply.  Qualifying degree received within the past five years, and by spring 2016.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (1 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-S&E (1 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Other S&E-Related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (21 )