Public Health: Scholarships, Fellowships
Career Training Programs and Postdoctoral Research Awards

Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health,
Health Education, Toxicology, Public Health Training, Nutrition, Chronic Diseases

K12 College Graduate Postgrad
Nationally Coveted College—Graduate School Study Abroad Biomedical Internships
Hispanics—Latinos High School Seniors Teachers Summer Internships
Minorities Engineers—Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies—History
Women Biology—Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences—Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts—Humanities Updates
CDC Fellowships DOE Internships Most Popular NSF Fellowships

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Traineeships, Fellowships and Internships


Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

Jun 5
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a 2-year postgraduate program of service and training in applied epidemiology. EIS is a unique program of mentoring and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in applied epidemiology.

CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH)

The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills they've acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC.

CDC Disease Detective Camp for Upcoming High School Juniors and Seniors

Apr 3
CDC Disease Detective Camp is a week-long day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that exposes students to epidemiology, the field of public health and the diverse career opportunities within the field of public health. Two separate, but identical iterations of the camp are held each summer.

Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students

Mar 30
The Epidemiology Elective Program (Epi Elective) is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical and veterinary students sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Environmental Health Traineeships and Fellowships

Aug 2
The program offers specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists. EH Traineeship: Short-term (2-6 week) specialized training in environmental health technology and testing methods for current laboratory staff (a "trainee"). EH Fellowship: Recruiting and hosting a one or two-year full-time "fellow" (not on current staff) who would be based in a laboratory and receive short-term (2-6 week) training opportunities from other state or federal laboratories, and/or other appropriate facilities.

Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)

Aug 19
The PMR/F programs seek qualified Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers or alumni with an interest in public health and preventive medicine, and a commitment to public service.

Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowships

This two-year program offers fellows affiliations with Emory University Medical School, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more. Fellows also work with world-class Medical Toxicology experts at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), five Atlanta-area hospitals, and the Georgia Poison Center — one of the busiest poison call centers in the country. Open to all US citizens as well as foreign medical graduates who have or are able to obtain a medical license to practice in the US. An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification is required for all non-citizens.

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board


The Tribal Health Experiential Student Internship Seminar program (THESIS)

Jan 31
The Tribal Health Experiential Student Internship Seminar program (THESIS) is a virtual 8-week paid internship for undergrad and recently graduated college students interested in Native American health. THESIS lets you experience tribal public health alongside mentors as you move your career forward and make a life-long impact.

University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health


Pitt Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program

Jan 31
The Pitt Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program (PHUSP) is an eight-week residential program designed to encourage historically underserved college students to consider careers in public health. The program focuses on maternal and child health, environmental justice, and climate and health.

Morehouse College — Summer Programs


Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internships

Jan 31
Lewis Scholars' Imhotep Project is an eleven-week internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of rising juniors and seniors and recent graduates of an undergraduate institution in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. Applicants must be current juniors, seniors, or recent graduates (within one year) of an undergraduate institution.

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons — Programs for Future Physicians and Scientists


Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars

Jan 31
The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

University of Michigan, School of Public Health — Tuition and Financial Aid


Future Public Health Leaders Program

Jan 31
The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.

Kennedy Krieger Institute — Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training


Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement

Jan 31
The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.

James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Jan 31
A nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

Jan 31
The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city's vibrant culture.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Traineeships, Fellowships and Internships

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

Jan 16–22
The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recent graduates with a bachelor's or master's degree with little or no work experience in public health. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

CDC Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship

Jan 10
Multiple research opportunities are currently available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowships

Jan 6
The Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship (PEF) is a 2-year, highly-selective research fellowship for recent doctoral graduates with a background in economics, policy analysis, operations research, decision sciences, other quantitative areas. The PEF allows applicants to apply their academic training in quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention. Fellows have the opportunity to work with leading researchers on issues of critical importance.

Public Health Informatics Fellowships

Dec 1
The Public Health Informatics Fellowship (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied fellowship for professionals with a master's or higher degree. We train professionals to apply information science and technology to the practice of public health.

Dental Public Health Residency

Sep 27
Applicants must have completed a dental degree (DDS or DMD) from an accredited dental school. In addition, the applicant must have completed at least one academic year of advanced training in public health and obtained a graduate degree, a Master of Public Health (MPH) or comparable degree. .


The Internships Program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

Recent Graduates Program

The Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).

ASA/NCHS Research Fellowships Program

May 17
The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ASA/NCHS Research Fellowships bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data, and facilities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Health Policy Fellowships

Nov 7
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

University of California, San Francisco, Center for Aids Prevention Studies


Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS)

Dec 1
Two- and three-year postdoctoral fellowships in studies relating to the prevention of AIDS. Offered through the UCSF Department of Medicine, TAPS is located at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), which is itself part of the Division of Prevention Science within the Department of Medicine. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctorate degree. The program is suitable for those who are currently completing their doctoral, residency, or clinical fellowship programs as well as for those who have recently completed their doctoral degrees and seek careers as independent researchers.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF)

Feb 13
The NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF) gives highly-qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital communications projects across the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships —

Aug 1
Scholarships for a graduate student or a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school in Medical School, Nursing, or Pharmacy. Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Alcohol Research Group and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Graduate Research Training in Alcohol Problems and Alcohol-Related Disparities

Dec 31
Two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol and drug studies. Fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Training focuses specifically on study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment (both formal and informal) of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and alcohol-related problems. However, some focus is devoted to drug use and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both our training program and ARG broadly.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) — Fellowships and Internships

CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowships

Feb 15
The CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is designed for recent master's or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in public health practice at the state or local level. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor..

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowships

Jan 27
Students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health.

ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowships

Feb 14
One- to two-year fellowships in environmental health and policy for master's and doctoral graduates from an ASPPH-member school. To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

ASPPH Headquarters Internships

Jan 25
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at an ASPPH-member graduate school or program of public health (click here), accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Applicants must be students at the time of application, although may have graduated prior to entering the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold visas permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (i.e., have a "Green Card") to be eligible for the Internship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (

ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program

Feb 9
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals in NHTSA to learn all components of the comprehensive approach to traffic safety; develop a thorough understanding of the shared missions between public health, traffic safety and injury prevention; and experience working within a Federal agency on projects affecting the public health of the entire Nation..

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) — Training Opportunities


Residency Rotations in Health Policy for Preventive Medicine Residents

Jan 20
The APTR-ODPHP Health Policy Residency Rotation Program provides excellent learning opportunities in Federal health policy for preventive medicine and primary care residents. Residents witness federal health policy in the making and consider the significant role of physicians in the process.

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

Feb 14
Summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people. .

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation


HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program

The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program provides (2) two newly trained physicians with long-term goals of working with HIV patients in communities of color with the funds needed to complete a year-long HIV clinical program. Fellows are paired with an HIVMA member mentor and will manage the care of at least 30 patients with HIV over the course of the year-long program. Grants are made to the institution to support a stipend of $60,000 plus additional funding to cover fringe benefits for one year. Malpractice insurance is not covered by this grant. An additional $10,000 is paid to the institution to offset administrative costs and to provide for additional educational opportunities. .

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

May 21
The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships

Apr 25
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

Siemens Foundation — Programs

Siemens Foundation PATH Fellowships

Jan 23
The program engages science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students in innovative, hands-on assignments that serve society by accelerating high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world's most pressing health needs. Based in PATH's Seattle, Washington, office, fellows are provided a meaningful research and laboratory experience and exposed to career opportunities in global health.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Grant Programs


Student Science Enrichment Program

Apr 10
The Student Science Enrichment Program supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in hands-on scientific activities and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF's home state of North Carolina.

Brown and Caldwell


College Scholarships for Students

Apr 15
Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or One of the Environmental Sciences (e.g., Geology, Hydrogeology, Biology, Ecology, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene or Toxicology).

New Mexico Higher Education Department — Students and Parents Overview


New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment

May 1
Provides repayment for outstanding student loans of practicing health professionals. As a condition of the program, a health professional must make a two year service commitment to practice full-time in a designated medical shortage area in New Mexico.

New Mexico Allied Health Professional Loans-for-Service

Jul 1
The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physician assistants in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field.

National Bleeding Disorders Foundation


Social Work Excellence Fellowships

The applicant must be an MSW from an accredited school of social work or be a student in a DSW program or have a master's degree in a social work related field, be licensed by the state to practice as a master's level clinical social worker and work in a bleeding disorders program. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment center is desirable but not required. The proposed project, however, must have relevance to current practice in bleeding disorders care and may incorporate casework, group work, organizational and public health, education and research perspectives.

Population Council — Fellowships


Biomedical Fellowships

The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

Jul 31
Students in health-related undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs can train alongside active duty officers during their school breaks as part of the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)

Sep 30
In the Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program, students entering their final year of graduate school or professional training get paid while in school in exchange for committing to enroll in the USPHS Commissioned Corps upon graduation.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)


SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Preventions

Jun 30
The fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.

National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) is a 400-hour paid internship opportunity that links environmental health undergraduate and graduate students with funded internship placements at qualified state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) environmental public health agencies.

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

Health Equity Internship Program

Dec 15
Jun 30
ASPHN offers internships for the fall and spring. Students who do no attend minority-serving institutions can apply to the program. Students enrolled in a minority serving institution of higher education are encouraged to participate in the internship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the undergraduate or masters level and be in good academic standing at their institution. International students may participate in the internship program if they submit a student visa with the application materials.

Society of Toxicology

Awards & Fellowships

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational Research, Public Health or Epidemiology

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — Research Training and Education


Health Services Dissertation Awards


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Services Research

AHRQ provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational, research infrastructure and career development grants and opportunities in health services research. .

Association of Public Health Laboratories — Fellowships

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Advanced Training Laboratory Fellowships

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.
Nationally Coveted College—Graduate School Study Abroad Biomedical Internships
Hispanics—Latinos High School Seniors Teachers Summer Internships
Minorities Engineers—Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies—History
Women Biology—Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences—Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts—Humanities Updates
CDC Fellowships DOE Internships Most Popular NSF Fellowships

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