PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Application

The Application Deadline Has Been Extended! The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program 2018-2019 cohort applications will be extended to Friday, February 9th. We are searching for talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance.

Submit your application by Midnight on February 9, 2018!

We have also received all of your great feedback and have added more information to our FAQ section to answer many of the questions received regarding the program. Check out the FAQ here!

Wondering if this fellowship is for you? Hear first hand from current PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows about their fellowship experience from our latest webinar,”The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One.”

Visit the website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates from the fellowship program, and share updates and the tips on how to submit a successful application, included below, with your network!

About the Program

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows serve in full-time yearlong stipend fellowship opportunities placed in CDC headquarters, Atlanta or CDC offices overseas. Our current fellows work in more than 15 countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Fellows, with the guidance from leading global health experts from the CDC; will work on a variety of global health projects, while developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Master’s degree or PhD In Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program required prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than September 2018).

Completion of the Master’s or Doctorate degree program within the last five years (no earlier than September 2013).

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.

Fellowship Placements

Fellowship locations are approximately 40% domestic, U.S. based (primarily Atlanta) and 60% overseas-based.

Fellowship assignments are full-time one-year opportunities. Fellows may renew or apply for other fellowships but may not exceed three years as a fellow.

Fellows are contractors with the Public Health Institute and are issued fellowship agreements.

Fellows receive a stipend allowance. Stipends for fellowship placements starting 2018 are $48,109 for Master’s level candidates and $53,137 for Doctoral level candidates.

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 a fellowship placement.

Read more on details of fellowship placements on our website here!

How Are Fellows Selected?

All applications to the fellowship program will undergo an objective and technical review based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, and previous professional experience.

Top candidates will be invited to interview with the CDC mentor and team and, if selected, matched with the most suitable CDC fellowship assignment.

What Do I Need to Apply to the Program?

First, register and create an account with us here! You will receive an email confirmation of registration. The email may end up in your spam box, so be sure to double check your spam box!

After you have registered for an account, the page will take you directly to our application portal. You can fill out the application at your own pace, save your information to go back, and pick up where you left off.

Essays – Provide a tailored essay for each technical track you will be considered for (1500 word max, PDF File) on how your interest in the desired fellowship track and your participation in the fellowship program will help shape your career path.

Resume/CV – We recommend submitting a Resume/CV no longer than two pages.

Provide the name, email, and phone number of two references that we may reach out to. The references can be individuals from your current or previous work, volunteer, or academic contacts who can best speak to your character or qualifications. We will contact your references if you are selected as a top finalist. Finalists will be provided further instructions, and ample notice to remind their references once we have reached that stage of the process. Be sure to reach out to your references in advance to give them a heads up and and confirm their availability.

Remember, once you hit “Submit” on your application, you are unable to make changes to your submission.

Sign up to our listserv to stay connected and to receive the latest announcements and updates about program information and deadlines! Make sure to add to your address book to keep our emails out of your spam folder.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Unsubmitted applications and applications received by email will not be reviewed.

For specific questions regarding the application process, you may contact:

Chanel Adikuono,

Recruitment & Fellows Support Specialist

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for Centers for Disease Control Prevention by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.





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