The day has arrived! The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program 2018 fellowship applications are now open. We are searching for talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks – Epidemiology, HIV prevention, Monitoring and Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance. Applications are open between Wednesday, January 10 and Friday, February 2!
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows serve in full-time yearlong stipend fellowship opportunities placed in CDC headquarters in Atlanta or CDC offices overseas. Our current fellows work in more than 15 countries, including South Africa, China, Haiti, and Tanzania. Fellows, with the guidance from leading global health experts from the CDC, will work on a variety of global health projects while developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges. For more information on being a fellow, please visit our Fellows page.
During the selection process, all applications to the fellowship program will undergo an objective and technical review based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience, and recommendations from reference providers. The top applicants will be invited to interview with the CDC mentors and teams, and if selected, will be matched with the most suitable CDC fellowship assignment.
Are you interested in applying? Use the following tips to start preparing your application and then navigate to our Apply page to register.
- Check your eligibility. PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows must meet the following requirements before beginning their fellowship. Before applying, confirm that you meet these requirements or will meet them before the beginning of the next fellowship placements in September.
- Master’s degree or PhD in Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program prior to the beginning of the fellowship
- Completion of the Master’s or Doctorate degree program within the last five years (no earlier than September 2013)
- U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency and authorized to work in the U.S.
- Prepare your documents. When you apply, you will be asked to submit a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume in PDF form. Gather them now to save time while applying!
- Begin thinking about your essay responses. Applicants will be required to submit an essay for each application track they wish to be considered for. Each essay must include a summary of your experience and interest in the desired fellowship track and how your participation in the fellowship will help shape your career path.
- Contact your references. You will also be asked to provide contact information for two references in the application process. Your references can be from professional or academic settings, but should know you personally and be able to speak to your qualifications and character. Reach out to your selected references beforehand to let them know your interest in the fellowship and confirm their availability.
- Stay connected. Throughout the open application period, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program will send announcements and further details regarding application deadlines and program hosted webinars. Avoid missing valuable information by signing up to our listserv and adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to keep our emails out of your spam folder.
- Submit your application. You’ve worked hard to collect the necessary documents and draft your essays, so don’t forget to press Submit by Friday, February 2nd! Incomplete applications will not be considered, and unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
Best of luck! We look forward to your interest and reviewing your applications!
The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program