Center for disease Control and Prevention the CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC opportunities are available for medical students, graduate students for masters and also for undergraduate level. CDC is looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs and fellowships. CDC is providing scholarships for medical students also. Scholarships and fellowships are available at various levels and also for short duration of programme. These various fellowships and internships available at CDC can be explored through the list below:
CDC has a variety of hands-on training programs for undergraduate or graduate students still in school, and for health professionals who are in training. All offer a unique experience in one of the many exciting public health fields. A number of fellowships and internships available under the following categories:
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There are three types of internships available in the area of environmental health as follows:
-Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship: This is a 10-week summer internship for undergraduate students interested in a career in environmental health. This is open to rising juniors and rising seniors majoring in environmental fields, such as, chemistry, engineering, biology, or ecology, or other environmental studies. Interns will be provided a stipend of approximately $600 per week. Potential housing options will be provided in advance, though interns will be expected to make their own arrangements for housing and transportation. The application deadline is January 27, 2016.
-Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) Internship: This is a 10-week summer program for undergraduate as well as graduate student majoring in environmental health at an Accredited Environmental Health Academic Program (AEHAP) participating school. SUPEH interns receive a monthly stipend at a rate of approximately $600 per week to assist with living expenses. This internship is facilitated through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The application deadline is February 3, 2016.
-CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH): This programme is available for graduate students. This is a 10-week summer internship for graduate students interested in a career in environmental health. The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available. Interns will receive a monthly stipend at a rate of ~$780/week while participating in this program. The application deadline is February 10, 2016.
Epidemiology: Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students
This scholarship is available for medical as well as veterinary student. This is a 6 to 8-week introduction to applied epidemiology. Applicants selected for the program must pay for Round-trip transportation to their assigned CDC facility as well as Living expenses during the elective.
General public health: James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, nine-week summer program. The program provides educational and professional development opportunities for fellows interested in infectious diseases research and health disparities. A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants. Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state fellows. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.
Global health: CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with public health experience in a developing country. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment where fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project.
Minority Health: Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internship
This programme is available for undergraduate students as well as for recent graduates. This is a 11-week training program for juniors, seniors, and recent graduates interested in minority health, biostatistics, epidemiology, occupational safety and health, or the health sciences. Interns also receive a $3,500 stipend, lodging, and travel to and from their site location and city of origin.
Occupational Health: Occupational Health Internship
This is a summer internship for graduate and undergraduate students interested in occupational health. Students work with unions or social justice organizations and gain hands-on experience with workplace safety and health. Undergraduate students receive a $4,000 stipend and graduate students receive a $5,200 stipend.
CDC offers postdoctoral research opportunities for experienced doctoral-level scientists. These programs provide the opportunity to conduct research at CDC to enhance your expertise and serve the public health mission of CDC. These fellowships are available for scientists, researchers, laboratorians as well for public health professionals. Fellowships according to interest, background as well as the research areas are as follows:
Health Statistics Research: National Center for Health Statistics Postdoctoral Research Program:
This is a 2-year appointment with potential for extension to conduct research in areas of mutual interest including statistical theory, survey methodology, and statistical computing.
This includes following types of fellowships:
-Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Postdoctoral Laboratory Research Fellowship Program: This is a 2-year fellowship program to conduct high-priority research in infectious diseases at CDC public health laboratories. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance. Applicants must be US citizens and must be able to start appointment at the host laboratory as well as participate in the orientation session at CDC Atlanta following the program timeline.
-ASM/CDC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Program: This is a 2-year fellowship to conduct research in infectious disease or public health microbiology at one of the CDC national laboratories; must have earned degree within 3 years of start date. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend (up to $47,032), health benefits (up to $3000 annually) for a maximum of 2 years, relocation benefits (up to $500), and (up to $2000 annually) for professional development for a maximum of 2 years. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
CDC has a variety of career training fellowships for persons who have, or will soon have, a college or other graduate or health professional degree. These programs can help jump-start your public health career. The numerous fellowships available under the following areas:
Computer Science and Information Systems: Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
This is a 2-year training program in the application of computer science, information science, and technology related to public health. It provides ensure quality training by meeting DOL training and practice standards; a nationally-recognized credential for a highly skilled professional workforce; career training opportunities for multiple facets of the workforce; and strengthen public-private and public-public partnerships for workforce development.
The following two types of fellowships are available for physician, veterinarian, and doctoral degree holder as well as Health professionals:
-Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS): This is a 2-year program of training and service in applied epidemiology. Compensation includes non-taxable allowances, taxable base pay, and taxable special pay (for certain health professional categories). Clinical practice liability coverage (estimated at $1,000-$2,000 value). • Tax-free housing (Basic Allowance for Housing), and meal allowances (Basic Allowance for Subsistence).
-CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship: This programme is available for pursuing Master’s degree or Doctoral degree programme. This is a 2-year applied epidemiology training program at a state or local health agency. Fellows with a masters-level degree will be paid a bimonthly stipend of up to $41,000 annually. Doctoral-level candidates will be paid up to $56,000. Stipends will be set according to location, cost of living, and pay structure at the host agency.
Evaluation: Evaluation Fellowship Program
This is a 1- to 2-year fellowship in applied public health evaluation design, implementation, and analysis. Master’s-level candidates from these same disciplines and with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also encouraged to apply. Fellowships are for one year, with strong likelihood of renewal for a second year.
General Public Health: ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
This fellowship is available for pursuing Master’s degree (MPH, MHS) as well as doctoral degree programme. This is a 1- to 2-year fellowship exploring various aspects of public health for graduates from an ASPPH-member school. The fellowship program is sponsored cooperatively by ASPPH and CDC, to provide leadership training in public health and prevention practice, informatics and policy.
Global Public Health: ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program
This fellowship is available for pursuing Master’s degree (MPH, MHS) as well as Doctoral degree programme. This is a 1- to 2-year fellowship in global health training for graduates from an ASPPH-member school. Fellows will benefit from an opportunity to apply and translate academic knowledge of public health to real world situations.
Health Economics and Quantitative Policy Analysis: CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
This is a 2-year training program in quantitative methods, policy analysis, and assessment of the effectiveness of prevention strategies. The PE fellowship allows applicants to apply their academic training in quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention. Fellows have the opportunity to work with leading researchers on issues of critical importance. The CDC provides a relocation stipend of $3,000.
Laboratory Research: Emerging Infectious Diseases Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship
This fellowship is available for pursuing Bachelors or Masters Degree programme. This is a 1-year program that trains scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research. Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance.
Laboratory Science and Management: Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS)
This fellowship is available for pursuing Doctoral degree in a public health laboratory related discipline. This is a 2-year program of training and service in applied public health laboratory science. During the 2-year fellowship program, LLS fellows are employed by CDC, they will receive a salary and benefits, are mentored and supervised by experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic world-class laboratory scientists and other public health professionals, train alongside other fellows at CDC (including Epidemic Intelligence Service officers) to promote interdisciplinary interactions and networking, have many opportunities for front-line, hands-on work and Have direct impact on domestic and global population health and well-being.
Management and Leadership
Under this category, the following two fellowships are available for master and doctoral students:
-Presidential Management Fellows (PMF): This is available for pursuing Master’s degree or Doctoral degree programme. This is a 2-year career training program in public health leadership and management for recent college graduates; apply while still in graduate school and for pursuing Master’s degree programme.
-Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS): This is a 3-year program of training and service in public health program management for people with a master’s degree in public health or related field.
Preventive Medicine: Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)
This fellowship is available to Physician, Dentist, Veterinarian as well as to Health professionals. This is a 2-year residency and 1-year fellowship training program in preventive medicine and public health practice with emphasis in leadership, management, policy analysis, program development, implementation, and evaluation. Residents and fellows receive: salary and benefits, moving expenses, travel to PMR/F-sponsored training and tuition support for a MPH degree for residents.
Public Health Management: Public Health Associate Program
This is a 2-year fellowship for those interested in frontline public health practice. The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.
Public Health or Preventive Medicine: APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program
Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health. Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location; relocation expenses are not provided. Length of fellowship is typically a one-year term.
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