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Applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship cohort are now closed. For more information on the review process, please view the timeline below.
Use the button below to view your submitted application materials.

Information regarding applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship cohort will be announced later this year. 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 and view our application information below.

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 pool by track of interest.

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

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

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.

New fellows undergo CDC security clearance process (30-45 days) and mandatory security trainings.

New Fellow Orientation takes place after Labor Day – Exact dates will be shared with new fellows. All fellows are required to attend the 1 – 2 week orientation in Atlanta before relocating to their placements. 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. 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.
  • 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 two references that can speak strongly to your relevant skills and qualifications, characteristics, and strengths. We will only reach out to them if you are selected as a finalist.

Still looking for more advice? Read our recruitment blog with candid advice on preparing yourself for the application.

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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