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Fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas are available with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program. Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health.  Length of fellowship is typically a one-year term. 

Fellowship opportunities are located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office.  Locations are specified in the position descriptions.  Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location; relocation expenses are not provided.

Available Position(s):

There are currently no positions available for application to the APTR-CDC Fellowship Program.  Recruitment cycles and start of new fellowships occur twice a year, typically:   

  • Late winter to early spring for fellows to start in August/September    
  • Late spring to early summer for fellows to start in January/February

 Current Cycle Timeline:



1. Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (Alien Registration or "Green Card"). Student visas and temporary work visas do not qualify.

2. The fellowships are open to all health professions disciplines and specific academic credentials required vary by fellowship position. You must complete all required graduate work by the fellowship start-date, including online courses or thesis work.

3. The fellowship program is designed to support the development of young professionals in the field of preventive medicine and population health. Candidates must be within 5 years of graduation.

4. There is no membership requirement to apply. If you are selected for the fellowship position then you must be either (1) a student or graduate of an institutional academic member program of APTR, or (2) be an individual member of APTR.

More Information  

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Fellowship Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Tips for a Strong Applications Link Administration 8/27/2013
Fellowship Competency Definitions PDF (69.15 KB) Administration 10/10/2014

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