We encourage you to investigate fellowships as a way to launch your career in public health. Fellowships are structured to provide significant work experiences and fellows are often expected to take on a great deal of responsibility quickly. Generally, fellows are provided with unique experiences that are not typically available to someone starting out in an entry-level position. Deadlines vary so be sure to check the links for the most current information.
ACHE Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships
Provides information on a number of postgraduate administrative fellowships.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowship Programs
In an effort to train future public health workforce, we are proud to provide students and graduates of ASPH member schools with fellowship practice experiences globally, nationally, and locally.
CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program
CSTE, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPPH), has established this fellowship to train recent master's-level graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for fellows at the health agencies to which they are assigned. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor.
CA Department of Public Health: California Epidemiologic Investigation Service
Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) is a one- or two-year program for promising but green epidemiologists to gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor in either local or state health departments in California.
CDC Public Health Training Opportunities
The CDC offers a variety of training programs and fellowships in areas such as Applied and Laboratory Research, Epidemiology, Health Communication, Leadership, Policy, Prevention, and Informatics. They are looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs.
Congressional Hunger Center Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year initiative that begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The second year of the program places fellows in a policy setting, often in the headquarters of the organizations in which they served during their first year, to focus on public policy and its effects on hunger, food security, and poverty.
FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner's Fellowship Program is a two-year training program designed to attract top-notch health professionals, food scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, pharmacists, statisticians, physicians, and veterinarians. Applicants must have a doctoral degree to be eligible.
Global Health Fellows
GHFP fellows work in a variety of global health technical areas ranging from maternal and child health to nutrition to HIV/AIDS. Each fellow has a specific scope of work and placement site within USAID or with one of its partners. GHFP fellows work full time for two years with the possibility of extending their fellowships for an additional two years. During their placements, fellows gain valuable experience and expertise in global health development. Placements are made both in Washington, DC and in developing countries. Through these placements, fellows perform a wide range of duties in support of USAID health teams and their partners around the world.
Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration
The Postgraduate Administrative Fellowship Program allows for broad exposure to the issues involved in managing a large, fully integrated, group model health plan.
Northern California offers a 12-month fellowship focused on health care operations with two six-month rotations at the medical center and service area. In addition, there is an option for an additional corporate rotation in the regional offices at the end of the 12-month period.
Southern California offers a 24-month fellowship that includes three rotations: two at a medical center and/or service area, and one at the regional offices. During the regional rotation, fellows have the opportunity to gain exposure to the various departments that support the operations of the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan and Permanente Medical Group.
Massachusetts General Hospital Administrative Fellowship
The Administrative Fellowship Program is a two-year program designed to provide health care professionals with essential hospital management and administration training in ambulatory care and inpatient settings.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Fellowships
Listing of training opportunities within NCI's intramural research programs, which are conducted in the Institute's laboratories and clinics for basic, translational, and clinical science research.
NYU Langone Medical Center Administrative Fellowship
A one-year, full-time salaried Administrative Fellowship program. Our fellows benefit from on-the-job training in the skills and responsibilities required of an administrator in a major academic health science center.
ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC
The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC, available for both graduate and undergraduate students, provide educational and training programs designed to engage students and recent graduates in the public health research performed at the CDC.
Palomar Health Administrative Fellowship
The Administrative Fellowship at Palomar Health is a one-year program designed to provide an opportunity to build valuable professional experience and relationships within Palomar Health and the larger community as a whole. The fellowship program is coordinated under the direction of President and CEO Bob Hemker and includes a high degree of preceptor involvement from all members of the Palomar Health Executive Management Team. There is an emphasis on active involvement and becoming an independent contributing member of the Palomar Health team. In addition, there is significant exposure to management decision-making through interaction and observation at Leadership, Medical Staff, Facility Rounding and Community & Board of Directors meetings.
Pasteur Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship
These three-year fellowship positions are open to U.S. citizens not currently in France wishing to work in the laboratories of the Institut Pasteur. Located in Paris and founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world's leading private nonprofit centers for infectious disease research. With 2500 people of over 70 nationalities, its 130 research labs are devoted to the basic science of improving global public health.
Presidential Management Fellows Program
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.
Sutter Health Administrative Fellowship Program
Master's-prepared candidates in health care administration or a related field can learn from excellent preceptors and gain hands-on, specialized administrative experience in acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations and ambulatory care environments. Sutter Health's Administrative Fellowship Program is a twelve-month comprehensive program and typically selects up to three Fellows to participate in the program.
UC Davis Medical Center Administrative Fellowship
The UC Davis Medical Center Administrative Fellowship program is a one-year or two-year program (second year negotiable) with a hospital operations focus achieved by reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a member of the administrative team. The fellow will receive experience in all aspects of management in an academic medical center environment and is exposed to all levels of operation within the organization. The structure of the fellowship is flexible and allows the fellow to tailor experiences and projects around specific interests in accordance with the needs of the organization. Such projects may include business development, human resources, information technology, finance, quality and facilities planning. In addition to gaining experience in administration, the fellow receives extensive leadership training provided by the CEO acting as preceptor and other members of the senior management team.
UCLA Administrative Fellowship
The UCLA Administrative Fellowship is a challenging and rewarding twelve-month program designed to provide qualified young leaders with hospital management and administration training in all aspects of an academic medical center. As a Fellow, you will attend regular meetings with senior leaders and project sponsors, attend various executive leadership meetings throughout the organization, and be involved in an array of enterprise-wide projects and initiatives. The Fellowship is project-based and action-oriented. You will be encouraged to learn about all aspects of health care delivery. With our flexible structure, you can tailor your experiences around specific areas of interest in addition to the needs of the organization. One fellow is chosen each cycle.
U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs
Schweitzer Fellows are university graduate students that partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impactâ€”all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities.
White House Fellows Program
The White House Fellows program is America's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.