This extensive list of fellowships provides options for public health professionals and scholars to gain professional development, training and funding for innovative research. These fellowships include opportunities to contribute to new health initiatives, work with policy makers, gain new skills, receive leadership training in health-related fields, or work internationally in the field of global health. Click the links below to bookmark these fellowships to your ProFellow account.
Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health inspires the best and brightest to tackle the nation’s most pressing health challenges. HFA grants paid, 11-month fellowships to an interdisciplinary team of 4 young professionals. While immersed in unmatched learning experiences in health, design, entrepreneurship and leadership, fellows create an innovative solution to a given health challenge. Fellows are based in Washington, D.C. and receive a $50,000 stipend with generous time off and conference travel. Applicants should be entrepreneurial, team-oriented and capable of transferring skills from other disciplines. Open to those with undergraduate degrees earned in the last three years.
Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US for one year. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change. Applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines.
The APHA Public Health Fellowship seeks candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C. working in a Congressional office on legislative and policy issues such as health, the environment or other public health concerns. Fellows have the opportunity to see firsthand how public policy impacts public health and to offer their public health expertise to policymakers. Candidates must have a Masters degree or a doctorate in a public health or related discipline.
The Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program provides international training opportunities at CDC headquarters in Atlanta as well as various international posts for recent graduates of ASPPH member CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health (MPH and Doctoral level). To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship or within the last five years. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S.
The APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowships provide post-masters and post-doctoral level professionals the opportunity to apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields. Fellows work are placed at an infectious disease laboratory at CDC or a state or local public health laboratory. These 12-month fellowships include a stipend, opportunities to participate in training and attend conferences, as well as other benefits. Post-doctoral fellows may extend for an additional 12 months, provided funding is available.
The Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program, 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. The program is a one-year full-time working fellowship for those holding a recent master’s-level degree (for example, MS, MPH, or MSPH) in biology, microbiology, virology, chemistry, public health or a related discipline. Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance.
The Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellowship is a unique fellowship focused on developing innovative leaders in health policy. The 12-month program includes a 3-6 month core experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Fellow in the Health Policy program to gain essential methodological skills; a 3-6 month applied research experience focused on health improvement issues; 3 months working with either a state or federal agency or department; and a 3 month final research project. Candidates are mid-career professionals with a passion for the development of evidence-based health policy at the state and federal levels. Fellows receive a stipend of $80,000 to spend one year as a full-time member of the NEHI team.
The Peace Corps, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Seed Global Health launched the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), a program that aims to improve clinical education, expand the base of physician and nursing educators and build healthcare capacity in countries that face critical shortages of healthcare providers including Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda. Participants in the program will serve one-year assignments through Peace Corps Response. Seeking physicians certified in their core specialty, and nurses and nurse practitioners with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a clinical specialty.
The goal of the Health Leadership Fellows program is to expand a network of skilled leaders. The 18-month program includes sessions on personal leadership, leading change, communicating as a leader, results-based leadership and collaboration. In addition to four retreats spanning 2-3 days each, fellows will meet monthly. Eligible applicants include professionals in decision-making positions of influence in health-related or safety-net organizations that serve older adults or children ages birth to five impacted by poverty in western and central New York. All expenses are paid by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.
The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship offers two recent college graduates, graduate students, or professionals interested in global health an opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend one year in rural Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic. The Fellowship is not intended to be a clinical experience, but rather an introduction to global health in a resource-limited setting. All living expenses and travel are covered by the fellowship. Medical Missionaries is a non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization.
The Culture of Health Leaders program provides cross-sector leadership development based on evidence, informed by experience, and grounded in principles of equity and social justice. The program is open to individuals from a variety of disciplines—such as technology, the arts, public policy, business, community development, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others—who are committed to working with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. Each leader will have access to up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000). Additional tools and resources will be available for year 3 project-related activities.
The Health Policy Fellows program is a residential fellowship experience in Washington, D.C. for mid-career professionals, which prepares individuals to influence the future of health care and accelerate their own career development. Fellows actively participate in the formulation of national health policies in congressional offices and accelerate their careers as leaders in health policy. Up to six fellows will be selected for the program. Fellows are able to continue their health policy activities for up to 12 months after the Washington placement period.
CDC Evaluation Fellows work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs for two years. Fellows are PhD or master’s degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other disciplines relevant to CDC’s work. Successful applicants also typically have significant experience in applied evaluation projects. Fellows are typically based in Atlanta, although we have had some Fellows at CDC Centers in Washington, DC. Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied training fellowship for professionals with a master’s or higher degree. We train professionals to apply principles of public health informatics to the practice of public health. Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. A doctoral (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD) or masters level degree is required. Relocation to Atlanta, Georgia is required. U.S. citizenship is not required.
During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Host organizations in the past have included Concern Worldwide, the UN World Food Program, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, and many more. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women’s empowerment. Include a monthly stipend, health insurance and travel expenses.
Administered by APHL, the APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Fellowship Program provides Masters and postdoctoral graduates with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. Qualified applicants will apply to be placed in one of eight state public health laboratories they are interested in working in for a 12-month term and will have the opportunity to extend for an additional 12 months, provided funding is available. There are currently two fellowship tracks being offered: Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.
The Ronald H. Laessig Memorial Newborn Screening Fellowship aims to attract and prepare laboratory scientists for careers in public health. Candidates should hold a PhD and indicate interest in conducting newborn screening and/or genetics research in a public health laboratory. Applicants will be screened by the host laboratory as well as by the selection team. The selected candidate will receive intensive training in newborn screening laboratory practice at a state public health laboratory, and an introduction to newborn screening follow-up, treatment and management.
The Fellowship offers a 14-month self-guided program for women professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential in the health field and wish to increase leadership competencies, hands-on experience, and work with exceptional mentors. Each fellow is paired with two hand-selected mentors who are nationally recognized senior health leaders. Each fellow receives an honorarium to help cover desired professional development enrichment experiences. Additionally, fellows attend four sponsored onsite events that provide a framework for the program. Candidates are nominated by their sponsoring organization; qualified nominees are invited to apply.
Rainer Arnhold Fellows are social entrepreneurs with particularly promising solutions to the big problems in health, poverty, and conservation in the Third World. Fellows are recruited through our network of leaders, thinkers, and doers in the social and private sectors. The Fellows course brings Fellows and faculty together for a week to work on design for maximum impact and scalability. Held in a mountain nature preserve, the course gives Fellows the rare opportunity to focus completely on their ideas and a systematic way to apply them. Fellowships are for two years and include a discretionary stipend of $10k/year.
The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2-year fellowship program, which combines Web-based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. The Prevention Fellowship Program seeks qualified individuals who are looking for professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000. These individuals will be assigned to mentors from participating State agencies across the U.S.
Global grant scholarships fund international coursework or research at a graduate level or its equivalent for a term of one to four academic years. Global grants also may support vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals traveling abroad to either learn more about their profession or teach locals. The field of study must align with one or more of the following areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. Contact your local Rotary club for more information.
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects. PBFs are eligible to apply to the Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation (HME), offered through the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. The Post-Bachelor Fellowship program is limited to recent college graduates who are eligible to work in the US for a minimum of two years (most often, US citizens or residents). Individuals with graduate training are not eligible to apply. Fellows receive a salary and benefits.
This is a year long, paid fellowship provides recent graduates interested in disability and international development an opportunity to work full time with Mosaic’s local partner at the grassroots level in Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows are provided a monthly stipend, housing allowance and round-trip travel to Tanzania. The fellowship is seeking candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, International Relations, Global or Public Health, or related field and previous field experience in an international setting.
Fellows in this national leadership development program are researchers and community partners working together in three-person teams. Some are advancing existing projects; others represent new and unexpected collaborations that bring many perspectives to a critical issue. Individuals must apply as part of a team of three—two researchers and one community partner (teams can be newly formed or already existing). Researchers must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DrPH) or a master’s degree with extensive professional experience. The time commitment is approximately one day per week–approximately 20% FTE — for three years. To support the fellows’ time to participate in the program, each fellow will receive financial support of $25,000 per person for each year of the three-year program.
Bringing skills from business, public health, education, marketing, technology, and public policy backgrounds, Foster America fellows provide the spark to create dramatic change and improve the lives of children. Our fellows are embedded at government or nonprofit child welfare agencies for one year, joining reform-minded colleagues and mentors to pursue better results. Prior to the start of the fellowship, fellows receive an intensive two-week training. Fellows work full-time at their placement agency, receiving an annual salary of up to $90,000, plus benefits. Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.
Peace Corps Volunteers work abroad for a period of 24 months after 3 months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 75 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. PCVs receive a living allowance, free travel and transition reward after completing 27 months of service.
Peace Corps Response provides opportunities for qualified individuals to undertake short-term, high impact assignments in programs around the world. To be eligible for service applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. In addition, Peace Corps Response requires that all applicants meet one of the following eligibility requirements below: Have significant professional experience; a doctor or nurse applying to Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP); or a returned Peace Corps Volunteer. View current opportunities or search on specific criteria to find opportunities that match your interests.
This opportunity is targeted to provide medical students, residents, fellows and/or faculty with practical training in global health reporting using a variety of media platforms including: print, television, social networking and fundamentals in journalism and communications. The Fellow will complete training programs through the Stanford University Graduate Program in Journalism and will work at the World Health Organization’s South East Regional Office (SEARO) in New Delhi, India. The Fellow receives a competitive stipend. The Fellowship starts in June of each year and lasts for 12 months.
State Policy Fellows spend two years with an influential state-based policy organization or with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC. Fellows research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups. Candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, social work, public health, or a related field within the past year. Fellows receive a salary (approximately $45,000-$50,000) and benefits.
The fellowship allows young climate experts from developing countries to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservations. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. Intensive German language study provided, as well as travel and stipend of 2,150 – 2,750 EUR per month.
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a professional development initiative that serves individuals working in civil society in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. This program is designed for early- to mid-career professionals (ages 25-40), with strong leadership skills, who are committed to making a lasting positive impact in their communities through civil society (NGO/CSO/Associations). Fellows will participate in a fully-funded, month-long fellowship placement in an American organization, including service organizations, advocacy groups, grassroots organizations, federal agencies, and congressional offices.
The science policy fellowship program helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. Fellows who have completed an MA, MS, or MPH degree or who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program will receive an annual stipend of $45,000. Fellows who have completed a PhD, ScD, MD, or DVM will receive an annual stipend of $55,000. Stipends will be paid directly to the fellow in monthly disbursements.
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) seeks to connect recent college graduates with one-year, service-oriented positions at NGOs and community based service organizations in Latin America. For most positions, some knowledge of the local language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary. In addition, applicants who feel that they might need to strengthen their language skills may indicate that they plan on taking language classes prior to starting their fellowship. PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni of Princeton and other universities.
Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across African continent. PiAf places approximately 50 Fellows each year; Fellows are provided with basic living stipends. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Please note that prior Africa experience is NOT a requirement.
The Meridian Institute Fellowship Program offers a two year fellowship for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors. Fellows will provide research, writing, and other types of support for projects focused on natural resources, agriculture policy, and ocean and coastal policy, among other topics. Fellows will be based in either our Dillon, CO or Washington, DC offices. Minimum salary of $30K.
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