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Applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship cohort will be available
during the week of December 16th, 2019.
  • Sign up on our email list here to receive notifications of the application dates and other program updates.
  • Visit our “What is a Fellow?” page for more information about the fellowship, frequently asked questions, and view our application information below. Please view below for more information on the recruitment timeline and tips for a successful application.
  • Contact us at info@phi-cdcfellows.org with any further questions or clarifications. Thank you for your interest in the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program!


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Interested candidates submit applications online. Applications submitted into applicant subgroups by track of interest.


PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program reviews applications for minimum requirements and advances applicants by track to refer to CDC.


All candidates are notified of their application status and whether they have advanced. CDC mentors conduct technical reviews and virtual interviews with select advanced applicants. This may be via a web-conferencing platform or phone.


All advanced applicants are notified of their application status. Selected finalists are provided a verbal offer, and PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship collects required documents (transcripts, financial forms, etc.) and checks references.


PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship provides a Letter of Intent (LOI) and details of the fellowship placement allowances to selected finalists.

June – August

New fellows provide onboarding documents, undergo CDC security clearance process (30-45 days), all mandatory security trainings, and prepare for relocation to fellowship placement.


New Fellow Orientation typically takes place the first few weeks of September – Exact dates will be shared with new fellows. All fellows are required to attend the 2 week orientation in Atlanta before beginning their fellowship. Overseas Fellows are expected to relocate to their fellowship placement location immediately following the New Fellow Orientation.


  • Carefully read the fellowship technical tracks provided on the “What is a Fellow?” page to help inform your track selection.
  • Tailor and update your resume/CV to the specific technical track(s) you are applying for, and be sure to showcase your skillset. When available, take advantage of our complimentary informational interviews in which we offer resume reviews.
  • Do not include personal information such as photos, salary history/requirements, references, marital status, social security number, age, etc. in your resume/CV.
  • Be mindful of the fellowship tracks you are selecting during your application. Though you may select up to three fellowship tracks, the most successful placements occur when candidates apply for fellowships where they are qualified and have skills that are applicable to the selected fellowship track. That being said, this is where you can highlight your skillsets and desire to grow within that particular field!
  • Prepare your materials before submitting – Proofread your essays and resumes/CVs, ensure materials are saved in the right formats (PDF only), and clearly label your documents per the instructions listed in the application portal.
  • Avoid use of complex formatting such as tables and loud colors/fonts in your essay or resume/CV.
  • Think of three references (mix professional and academic) that can speak strongly to your relevant skills and qualifications, characteristics, and strengths. We will only request references if you are selected as a finalist.

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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