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*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. To be considered for the Spring 2024 cohort, your application must be completed by October 2, 2023. A completed application includes the online application, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Your application is not considered complete until your letters of recommendation are received.
CDC Office and Location: Multiple research opportunities are currently available with the National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce (NCSTLTPHIW) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. NCSTLTPHIW seeks to foster deeper engagement between CDC senior leaders and public health leadership from the U.S. territories and freely- associated states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Research Project: CDC’s Public Health Law Program and ChangeLab Solutions are proud to announce a first of its kind, Public Health Law Fellowship. This paid training opportunity will provide fellows with on-the-job training to prepare current students and recent graduates for careers in public health law and policy. The Public Health Law Fellowship was created to strengthen the public health law workforce by increasing diversity within the field and preparing the next generation of public health law professionals to respond to critical issues.
Fellowship positions will be available to current graduate or law students, as well as applicants who have graduated within five years, who have a demonstrated interest in public health law. Ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to the role of law or policy and positive community impact, improving health equity, or strengthening emergency response capacity. Successful fellows will bring lived experience with diverse perspectives, creativity, cultural awareness and inclusivity, and an innovative approach to problem solving.
Fellows will be matched with mentors whose work supports the public health law field. Each mentor will have identified public health law projects for each fellow related to health equity or emergency preparedness and response.
The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) works to improve the health of the public by developing law-related tools and providing legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and policy makers in state, tribal, local and territorial (STLT) jurisdictions.
PHLP works with STLT public health departments and other partners to:
For more information, please visit the PHLP website.
If you will not reside in the U.S. at the time of the fellowship, or if you would require visa sponsorship to reside in the U.S., you must contact PHLFellowship@cdc.gov prior to applying. If either of these circumstances apply to you and you do not contact us in advance, we will not be able to review your application.
Learning Objectives: Fellows will receive on-the-job training in public health law and policy, mentorship from professionals at CDC and field partners, learn principles of public health law and legal epidemiology, contribute to increasing the diversity and capacity of the public health law workforce, and develop an understanding of emergency preparedness laws.
Mentor(s): This opportunity has multiple vacancies. Fellows will be matched with mentors throughout the agency. If you have questions about the nature of this research, please contact PHLFellowship@cdc.gov.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 2024.
Appointment Length: The appointments will vary in length.
Level of Participation: The appointment is either full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (20 hours per week).
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.CSTLTS@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have completed their bachelor’s degree and be currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, or should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields within the past five years.
Employer Job ID: CDC-CSTLTS-2023-0193
Required graduation year
2018 - 2028
Number of positions available
Skills you'll need for this internship
provided by employer
What happens after you send in your application?
ORISE has not provided an expected interview date. Due to the volume of applications, ORISE has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.
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