Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Opportunities

Jump Start Your Career!

APHL and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partner to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs​ to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and to support public health initiatives. The APHL and CDC are seeking degreed applicants who are interested in starting or furthering an exciting new career in laboratory science while working collaboratively with industry leaders and developing professional networks.

Fellowships support a wide spectrum of public health laboratory program areas, such as: bioinformatics, biosafety and biosecurity, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, infectious disease, informatics, food safety, newborn screening, and quality management. Each fellow will be trained in alignment with established public health laboratory core competencies and functions and will work on unique program-specific projects and other initiatives in host laboratories.

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Application Materials and Requirements

  • Proof of US citizenship or permanent residency​
  • Transcript (official or unofficial; PDF version will be required for upload/attachment to application)
  • Resume or CV (PDF version will be required for upload/attachment to application)
  • Professional references and their email addresses (bachelor level applicants will need one (1) reference, master level will need two (2) and doctorate level will need three (3) with one being their doctoral program advisor)
  • List of desirable placement/location options for your fellowship
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Completed at least a bachelor’s degree or will expect completion by the time the fellowship begins
  • Be prepared to be a fellow for at least one year, attend professional development opportunities and complete periodic reports/surveys as well as training curriculum​

Fellowship Benefits

• Experienced mentor actively working in the public health field
• Hands-on skills in laboratory techniques
• APHL student membership
• Competitive stipend and benefits

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