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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, and more, please click here.


Placements Overview
  • Full time, 6 – 12 month placements within CDC offices worldwide 
    • Fellows are placed in CDC offices in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and country offices around the world. Applicants will have the opportunity to choose a preference of a domestic or international placement, though availability of specific placements is not guaranteed. Look below for examples of where to find our fellows!
    • Length of fellowship placement may vary by opportunity
    • 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.
    • While our fellows work closely with CDC employees and other government staff, they are not employed by the CDC.
    • Prior to joining the fellowship, incoming fellows will be issued fellowship agreements detailing policies and expectations for the fellowship year.
  • Fellows apply and work specifically in one of six technical tracks. Scroll down the page to find more information on each track.
Fellowship Benefits
  • Fellows gain real-world experience working in CDC offices on projects that contribute to the missions and goals of the agency.
    • Fellows receive mentorship from CDC’s leading global health experts.
    • Fellows have access to training and professional development advice and resources to prepare for future career opportunities
  • Fellow Financials
    • Fellows receive a stipend allowance. Stipends for fellowship placements are based on Atlanta’s GS payscale – GS-8 Step 1 (MPH) and GS-9 Step 1 (PhD in PH).
    • 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.
    • Domestic-based fellows are responsible for their own relocation expenses
    • Overseas-based fellows receive a one-time 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 beginning the fellowship placement.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • MPH or PhD in Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program required. Not sure if your school or program is accredited? Find out here
  • Recent graduates must have received their MPH or PhD in Public Health prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than September 2019) or within the last five years (no earlier than September 2014).
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.


Fellows have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the CDC Center for Global Health’s mission by working on real projects across six technical areas: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Surveillance, Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Program Management.

Hover over the images below to learn more about each track.


Our fellows come from all walks of life and each bring their own unique contributions to their work with CDC. We currently have 45 fellows located in 14 countries, including the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA, CDC offices in Washington, DC, and several CDC host offices in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Featured below are several current fellows who are placed in different locations and tracks in the program.

Joshua Holmes

Josh is a Surveillance Fellow working in CDC Atlanta on the DGHT Clinical Surveillance and Epidemiology Team.

Leah Goeke

Leah is the Strategic Information Fellow working in CDC Tanzania.

Fekir Negussie

Fekir is a Strategic Information Fellow working in CDC Mozambique.

Solape Ajiboye

Solape is the Surveillance Fellow working on CDC Atlanta’s General Population Surveillance Team.

Victor Etuk

Victor is an Epidemiology Fellow working in CDC Malawi.

Audrey Hu

Audrey is a Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow working in CDC Atlanta’s DGHP Workforce & Institute Development Branch.

Larry Hinkle

Larry is a HIV Prevention Fellow working in CDC Atlanta on the HIV Prevention Branch’s VMMC Team.

Shreya Desai

Shreya is a Program Management Fellow working in CDC Lesotho.



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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