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The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program that offers recent global public health graduates from Council on Education in Public Health accredited schools and programs the exciting opportunity to participate in fellowships with guidance from leading global health experts from the CDC.

Fellowships are yearlong placements within CDC offices working across six technical tracks. Fellows may have the opportunity to extend or apply to a new fellowship, but may not exceed three years maximum as a fellow. For a detailed description of what the fellowship placements entail, including overview, stipends, professional development activities, etc., please click here.

Fellowships may be based in CDC headquarters Atlanta, GA or overseas in a CDC host office. Currently, we have 44 Fellows in 16 countries.

List of Countries: Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Haiti, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Ariana Ávila
CDC Haiti
Program Management Fellow

Dylan Podson
CDC China
HIV/AIDS Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow


Minimum Eligibility Requirements
– Master’s degree or PhD in Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program required
Recent graduates must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than September 2018) or within the last five years (no earlier than September 2013).
– U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.

Fellowship Placements
– Fellowship locations are approximately 40% domestic, U.S. based (primarily Atlanta) and 60% overseas-based.
Fellowship assignments are full-time one-year opportunities. Fellows may renew or apply for other fellowships but may not exceed three years maximum as a fellow.
Fellows are contractors with the Public Health Institute and are issued fellowship agreements.
Fellows receive a stipend allowance. Stipends for fellowship placements starting 2018 are $48,109 for Master’s level candidates and $53,137 for Doctoral level candidates.
In addition to stipends, fellows are provided predetermined allowances in the following categories: housing, local travel, travel/training and health. Amounts vary based on fellowship location and scope of work. Actual amounts are shared upon offer of fellowship placement.
Access to training and professional development advice and resources to prepare for future career opportunities
Domestic based fellowships are responsible for their own relocation expenses
Overseas based fellowships are provided a one-time relocation airfare, and shipping allowance
Fellows are responsible for obtaining adequate medical coverage. The health allowance provided is meant to offset this cost. Proof of medical coverage is required before you begin the fellowship placement.
Placements at US Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters Atlanta office or CDC overseas host office in one of the following chosen fellowship track areas below:

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general activities associated with this fellowship position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all activities, skills, or efforts associated with the fellowship. For detailed examples of Fellowship Assignment Descriptions for each track read more here.

The Fellow, with guidance from CDC mentors will assist in the planning and implementing of targeted activities at CDC.  Specific examples of past fellowship activities are detailed below.


January Interested candidates submit applications online. Applications submitted into applicant pool by track of interest.
February PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program reviews applications, matches, and refers top candidates to CDC provided scopes of work.
March/April CDC mentors conduct technical review and interview top candidates.
April Selected finalists are notified.
April/May PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program collects transcripts and checks references for selected finalists.
May PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program extends fellowship placements to selected finalists. Selected finalists are provided the details of the fellowship placements allowances at this time.
June/July New fellows undergo CDC security clearance process (30-45 days).
September PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Orientation (After Labor Day). All fellows are required to attend a 1 – 2 week orientation in Atlanta before beginning their placement. Actual dates will be shared with new fellows.

Carefully read the fellowship technical tracks to help inform your track selection
– Tailor and update your resume/CV to the specific technical tracks you are applying for.
Do not include personal information such as: photos, salary history/requirements, references, marital status, social security number, age, etc. in your resume/CV
Proofread your materials before submitting
Avoid use of complex formatting such as tables
– Choose two references that can speak strongly to your relevant skills and qualifications, characteristics, and strengths


The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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