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CDC/ATSDR SPONSORED/COORDINATED STUDENT/TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Research Opportunities

 

Who is Eligible:         Students and recent postgraduates.  Student applicants must be enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges or universities.  Applicants for the postgraduate component should have received a graduate degree within three years of the desired start date.  The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens.  Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Disciplines appropriate to the program include those in the biological, medical, and physical sciences.  These include, but are not limited to biochemistry, education, epidemiology, environmental engineering, environmental health, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, medicine, nursing, pathology, pharmacology, public health, toxicology (including clinical), and related scientific areas.

Description:               Provides opportunities to participate in activities supportive of ATSDR=s programs.

Pay:                             A stipend through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and ATSDR. 

Duration:                   Postgraduate appointments are for one year, normally renewable for 2 additional years.

Contact:                      Research Participation Program/ATSDR

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Mail Stop 36

Oak Ridge, TN  37831-0117

(865) 576-7385

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Summer Internship Opportunities

 

Who is Eligible:         Undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities in the following academic areas: medicine, biology, chemistry, health physics, environmental engineering, epidemiology, environmental health science, and pharmacology.

Description:               Provides internship opportunities for students interested in ATSDR=s mission, which is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.

Pay:                             A stipend ranging from $1,450 to $2,050 a month.

Duration:                   These are 8- to 12-week assignments.

Contact:                      ATSDR/ORISE Summer Internship

Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education

Mail Stop 36

Oak Ridge, TN  37831-0017

(865) 576-7385

Deadline:                    Applications are accepted from January 1 - March 30

 

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program

 

Who is Eligible:            American Indian/Alaska Native college students who meet the following:  a GPA of 2.5 minimum (A=4.0); enrolled and pursing a degree in a college or university on a full-time basis; a college or university sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at the time the internship begins; a member of AISES; a U.S. citizen.

Interns should not undertake this commitment if their personal or financial obligations prevent them from being in another location other than their residence for ten consecutive weeks or creates an undue hardship.    

Description:               The AISES Internship Program is a summer program that provides qualified American Indian/Alaska Native college students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service careers in various agencies.

The internship is a student learning work experience to gain knowledge and understanding of federal agencies and their operations. 

In order to be granted an internship, interns must:  complete the entire ten week of full-time work in the assigned office; work exclusively for the agency assigned; provide a comprehensive assessment of the program upon its completion; agree to and abide by the policies set forth by AISES; agree to and abide by the AISES Code of Ethnics Policy on alcohol and drugs.

Pay:                             Weekly stipend of $200.00 sufficient for meals, transportation and incidentals; airfare to and from work site; dormitory lodging; MARTA cards for transportation to and from work.  Please note that lodging is for the intern only.  Family and friends cannot be accommodated, as each intern will be assigned another intern as a roommate.

Duration:                   Ten weeks during the summer.

Contact:                      Shirley LaCourse

Higher Education Program Manager

(505) 765-1052 ext. 106

mailto:shirley@aises.org

Deadline:                    March

 

 

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship

 

Who is Eligible:         Minority undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in biological research.  U.S. citizens and non-citizens with a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.

Description:               Provides the opportunity to conduct research at various laboratories in the United States.  The program has four components: (1) a visiting scientist program; (2) a summer research fellowship program; (3) travel awards to the ASM General Meeting and Biological Careers Factual Exchange; and (4) a national clearinghouse of information on financial and training programs for students in the sciences.

Pay:                             Stipend paid by the Minority Access to Research Careers Program, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Duration:                   Full-time for 8-12 weeks during the summer.

Contact:                      Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship Education Board

                                    American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

1752 N. Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 942-9283

Fax:  (202) 942-9329

Deadline:                    February 1

 

 

American Society for Microbiology (ASM/National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Postdoctoral Research Associates Program in

Infectious Diseases and Public Health Microbiology

 

Who is Eligible:         Individuals who have held a doctorate degree (Ph.D., ScD, M.D., D.V.M., or D.D.S.) for fewer than 3 years at the time the position is awarded.  Applicants may not have a faculty position or be enrolled in a graduate program during the fellowship.  U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

Description:               Provides postdoctoral scientists (Aassociates@) opportunities to conduct novel research with the overall objective of developing practical applications for microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology for the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases.  Several progress reports are required throughout the period.  Interim and final presentations are required at an Annual Associates Workshop.  After completion of the 2-year program, associates are required to maintain contact with the ASM for a minimum of ten years.  This arrangement will ensure proper assessment and longitudinal studies regarding the effectiveness of such training.  Associates are expected to publish results of their studies in the scientific literature and present at national meetings.  Participation in NCID seminar programs is also strongly encouraged.  Associates are expected to conduct research according to the highest scientific and ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding protection of human research subjects, humane care and use of laboratory animals, and laboratory safety.

Pay:                             A stipend up to $32,300.  Associates are considered fellows and are neither employees of NCID nor ASM.  Monies from other appointments, fellowships, private employment, consulting or contract work are not permitted during the 2-year length of the appointment.  Up to an additional $2,000 annually is available for professional development and up to an additional $3,500 is available for health benefits.

Duration:                   Two years with a requirement that Associates maintain contact with ASM for a minimum of ten years upon the completion of the two years.  Associates must begin the program not earlier than July 1 and not later than September 1.  Support after the first year of the Program is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the proposed research.

Contact:                      ASM/NCID Postdoctoral Research Program

Office of Education and Training

1752 N. Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 942-9295

Deadline:                    November 15

 

 

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Internship Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Full or part-time students, who are enrolled in a master=s or doctoral level degree program in an ASPH member school of public health in the United States or Puerto Rico are eligible.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.

Description:               Provides students the opportunity to gain real life public health experience in order to enhance the theoretical knowledge base obtained through course work.  The internship program is part of a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and CDC and ATSDR.  It was started to provide an opportunity for students of public health to gain exposure to state-of-the-art public health information while furthering their knowledge and skills.  Students selected for the program work with leading experts in all areas of public health as they apply their education to real life scenarios.

All applications to the internship program undergo a two-phase review process.  In the first stage, applications are reviewed by two faculty members from schools of public health (other than the applicant=s institution) on the following criteria: quality of essay; strength of academic credentials; previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation.  Applications approved by the faculty review are forwarded to CDC for the second phase.  At CDC, technical advisors review the applications and faculty review comments to assess which of the candidates applying for the individual projects are most suited for the internships.

Pay:                             A stipend of $5,000 is provided to cover living and travel expenses during the internship assignment

Duration:                   A 12-week assignment during the spring/summer or fall/winter.

Contact:                      Internship/Fellowship Coordinator

Association of Schools of Public Health

(770) 455-6898

mailto:heatherw@bellsouth.net

http://www.asph.org

Deadline:                    Spring/summer cycle: January, fall/winter cycle: June

 

 

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Public Health System Fellowship Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Graduate degree students and early career professionals with graduate degrees may apply for the fellowships.  Applicants must be affiliated with the ASPH member graduate schools of public health (currently enrolled in or graduate of) which are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.  Applicants must also be a United States citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Description:               The fellowship program was established to strengthen the relationship between the academic public health community and public health practice agencies.  The types of fellowships vary according to specific areas of research or training within the CDC organizations.

All applications to the program undergo a two-phase review process.  In the first stage, applications are reviewed by two faculty members from schools of public health (other than the applicant=s institution) on the following criteria; quality of essay; strength of academic credentials; previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation.  Applications approved by the faculty review are forwarded to CDC for the second phase.  At CDC, technical advisors review the application and faculty review comments to assess which of the candidates applying for the individual projects are most suited for the program.

Pay:                             An annual stipend is paid based upon relevant years of experience (maximum stipend of $33,012 and an additional allowance of $3,000 is provided for health insurance benefits, travel, tuition, etc.)

Duration:                   One to two years, beginning in September.

Contact:                      Internship/Fellowship Coordinator

Association of Schools of Public Health

(770) 455-6898

mailto:heatherw@bellsouth.net

http://www.asph.org

Deadline:                    Round 1 cycle:  November / Round 2 cycle:  May

 

 

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) Training Project

 

Who is Eligible:         Graduate students, early career professionals, established academic faculty and other public health professionals.  U.S. citizens or non-citizens possessing a visa permitting temporary or permanent residence in the U.S.

Description:               ATPM offers a variety of training opportunities.  Participants gain experience in highly respected governmental organizations, and will use the skills they learn throughout their careers in public health.  Opportunities are available for those with varying levels of experience, and are offered at many different locations throughout the United States.

Career Development Opportunities

These opportunities are intended to create stronger linkages between academic institutions, public health practice and public health policy.  The programs is designed for academic faculty and established public health professionals.  The location of these career development opportunities may be either at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or at State, county or local health department sites working in collaboration with the CDC.  Upon completion, it is expected that the awardee will return to the academic or practice arena with a better understanding of the public health practice at the federal level and the decision making process in determining health policy.  The awardee will gain an increased ability to further assure that effective health policy is carried out at all levels including local, national and international.

Participants may take advantage of this opportunity in one of two ways:

·        The applicant may respond to an advertised career development opportunity.  Positions are announced throughout the year, and are designed to strengthen the link between academic institutions and public health practice.

·        Investigator initiated:  The applicant may submit an application for a career development opportunity that they propose.  The project proposal must prove that the activity has potential to improve the interaction between public health academicians and public health practitioners and to enhance the overall education and training of public health workers.  The proposal must also meet the objectives established by the ATPM/CDC cooperative agreement.

Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program

One to two year fellowship positions are available at public health agencies such as the CDC and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).  The program provides leadership training in public health practice and policy to preventive medicine and primary care residents; masters, doctoral and post-doctoral level graduate students; and early career professionals (with a minimum of a masters degree.)

The Fellow will receive multi-disciplinary training at the national level in a specialty area of preventive medicine and public health, gain first-hand knowledge of our nation=s public health systems, be well-versed in the policy issues affecting the public health infrastructure, and will personally contribute to an initiative of national importance related to the mission of the Public Health Service.

Short-Term Training/Internships

The purpose of this project is to provide hands-on training experiences in public health graduate students.  Students may take advantage of this opportunity in one of two ways:

·        Student-Investigator Initiated Short-Term Training: Eligible applicants are invited to submit a brief description of a proposed research or training activity.  Training/research activities may be completed at the applicant=s academic institution and or at the funding agency, within a maximum six-month period.

·        Internship Program:  ATPM=s federal partners develop internship positions depending on their need for the participation of public health and preventive medicine students.  Position assignments vary, but most are twelve week positions offered in the summer or fall.  Internship opportunities will be announced in the fall, for completion the following summer.

Pay:                             Stipends.  Fellows receive an annual stipend of $33,012. Interns receive $5,000 for a 12-week training experience.  Career Development Awardees receive compensation commensurate to their current earnings.

Duration:                   Varies

Contact:                      Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine

1660 L Street, NW, Suite 208

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 463-0550

http://www.atpm.org

Deadline:                    Varies

 

 

Bilingual/Bicultural Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Individuals who have a bachelors degree and proficiency in Spanish and/or knowledge of Hispanic culture.

Description:               The program authorizes the direct-hire of individuals into various GS-5 and GS-7 grade level positions in which candidate=s performance would be improved as a result of Spanish language proficiency or knowledge of Hispanic culture.  The authority could most appropriately be used by any program that provides advice, services or information to the public if a substantial number of inquiries come from persons who communicate most effectively in Spanish, or programs that serve a substantial Hispanic constituency if knowledge of Hispanic culture could improve public awareness or acceptance of the programs. 

To be appointed under the program, a candidate must meet basic requirements for the position being filled and demonstrate appropriate bilingual/bicultural abilities.  Individuals can be selected independent of their standing on any competitive register.  The appointments may only be made in specific occupations previously covered under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management=s Administrative Careers with America (ACWA).  The occupations include:  Health, Safety and Environmental Occupations; Writing and Public Information Occupations; Business, Finance and Management Occupations; Personnel, Administration and Computer Occupations; and Law Enforcement and Investigation Occupations.

Pay:                             Salary

Duration:                   Career-Conditional/Career

Contact:                      Vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and at USA Jobs by Phone (478) 757-3000, when available.

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Advanced Training Laboratory Fellowship

 

Who is Eligible:         Applicants who have completed a bachelor's- or master's-level degree in microbiology, chemistry, biology, virology or a related discipline and/or completed and accredited medical technologist program by program initiation.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be able to start appointment at a Host Laboratory as well as participate in an orientation session at CDC/Atlanta following the program time line.

Description:               This fellowship provides an emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.  Fellows will be placed within federal (CDC), state, or local public health laboratories and receive advanced infectious disease laboratory related training.  The training will be customized for each Fellow based upon infectious disease areas of interest, high priority laboratory personnel needs, and host laboratory capabilities.  A specific objective-based curriculum will be developed for each Fellow focusing on one/two areas such as:  vaccine preventable diseases, drug-resistant pathogens, molecular methods, vector-borne or zoonotic diseases, foodborne illnesses, waterborne illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, imported infectious, computer and systems support, applications of vector or animal control, diagnostic testing methods and instrumentation.  Additional fellowship curriculum requirements may include:  participation in a field investigation or special laboratory assignment assist in the investigation of a disease outbreak; participation in seminar series/ teleconference; and/or participation in management training courses.

Pay:                             Stipend.  Individual medical insurance coverage and funds to travel to the host laboratory are provided.  Relocation funds are not provided.  Dependency allowances are not authorized.  Each fellow will receive the customary leave and holidays of the host laboratory.

Duration:                   One year

Contact:                      Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

1211 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 608

Washington, D.C. 20036. 

(202) 822-5227

Fax: (202) 887-5098

http://www.aphl.org

                                    mailto:fellowships@aphl.org

Deadline:                    Varies

 

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Applicants must have received a Ph.D., M.D./D.O., or D.V.M. or have completed all requirements for such a degree prior to program orientation.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be able to start appointment at a Host Laboratory as well as participate in an orientation session at CDC/Atlanta following the program time line.

Description:               The program has an emphasis on research or professional development in infectious diseases.  Fellowships will be awarded to conduct applied research or development in areas relevant to public health including development and evaluation of diagnostic and subtyping techniques; antimicrobial sensitivity and assessment of mechanisms of resistance; principles and practices of vector or animal control; improved methodologies for environmental sampling, testing, and evaluation.  Fellows are then placed within federal (CDC), state, or local public health laboratories to conduct approved research.  Additional fellowship curriculum requirements may include: (1) participation in a field investigation or special laboratory assignment to assist in the investigation of a disease outbreak; (2) participation in Aresearch in progress@ and other seminar series; (3) presentation of research results at local or national meetings; (4) publication of research results in peer-reviewed journal; and/or (5) participation in appropriate management training courses.

Pay:                             Stipend.  Individual medical insurance coverage is provided.  Funds to travel to the host laboratory are provided.  Relocation funds are not provided.  Dependency allowances are not authorized.  Each Fellow will receive the customary leave and holidays of the host laboratory.

Duration:                   Two years

Contact:                      EHLS Fellowship Program

Association of Public Health Labs. (APHL)

1211 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 608

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 822-5227

Fax: (202) 887-5098

http://www.aphl.org

mailto:fellowships@aphl.org

Deadline:                    Varies

 

 

Environmental Health Laboratory Sciences (EHLS)

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or other appropriate doctoral degree or have completed all requirements for such a degree before date of program initiation.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or maintain permanent residency status.  Applicants must be able to participate in the orientation session at CDC/Atlanta and start appointment at CDC or the host laboratory by program timeline.

Description:               Fellowships are awarded to conduct applied research or development in areas relevant to public health including, but not limited to: development, improvement, and application of analytical methods for measuring organic and inorganic toxicants, and their metabolites in physiologic samples collected from humans; development, improvement, and application of methods in molecular biology and biomarker analysis to support studies of special populations and subgroups which are susceptible to injury from environmental toxicants; development, improvement, and application of methods for screening for inborn errors of metabolism, nutritional status, or exposure to tobacco smoke; development and improvement of computer systems for tracking specimens, preparation of reports, data transmission, and laboratory based disease surveillance; development of innovative and sustainable analytical methods suitable for use by local and state environmental health programs, in field settings, and monitoring applications.

All fellows will participate in a 1-week orientation session at CDC/Atlanta to gain an overall understanding of the public health laboratory system and its relation to environmental health surveillance and disease prevention, research, and control.  Following this orientation, fellows will be assigned for 1 year to one or more of the specialty laboratories of the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) [one of the three Divisions in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)] where they will work side by side with an assigned mentor and other DLS scientists on Areal-world@ analytical problems and/or research related to the environmental health laboratory mission.  During this period they will have opportunities to observe, ask questions, participate in decisions, learn about quality assurance, quality control, laboratory certification, and other issues affecting the modern environmental health laboratory.

During the second year of the fellowship assignment, fellows will be placed within state or local public health (host) laboratories.  Each fellow will be assigned an official public health laboratory mentor at the host laboratory.  The mentor will provide guidance and supervision for the duration of the fellowship.  The fellow will participate in research, laboratory management and resolution of specific laboratory related problems, and/or receive advanced environmental health laboratory-related training.  This training will be coordinated with the DLS based training and will be customized for each fellow based upon environmental health areas of interest, high priority laboratory personnel needs, and host laboratory capabilities.  As appropriate and available, fellows will receive individual training in epidemiology, public health policy, management and other relevant areas.  A specific objective-based curriculum will be developed for each fellow focusing on one or two areas such as analytical methods for organic toxicology and assessment of human exposure to PCBs, dioxins, furans, persistent and nonpersistent pesticides, VOCs; analytical methods for inorganic toxicology and assessment of human exposure to toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, uranium, thorium, etc.; methods for biomarkers of organ system injury from environmental toxicants; techniques in molecular biology including DNA analysis; methods for determining inborn errors of metabolism, nutritional status and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; laboratory computer and systems support; and other diagnostic testing methods and instrumentation.

Fellows may be assigned initially to the state or local public health (host) laboratories to work with the staff to identify training priorities.  This period would be followed by a specific period of training in one or more of the specialty laboratories of the DLS, where they will work side by side with an assigned mentor and other DLS scientists to solve problems or carry out research required by the host public health laboratory.  After the DLS training, fellows would return to the host public health laboratory to complete the project and remain there for the duration of the fellowship.

                                                            Additional fellowship curriculum requirements may include:

(l)   Participation in a field investigation or investigation of a suspected toxicant exposure or disease outbreak; (2) participation in Aresearch in progress@ and other seminar series; (3) presentation of research results at local or national meetings; (4) publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals; and/or (5) participation in appropriate management training courses.  Additionally, fellows may be provided brief rotations with other state or federal agencies relating to environmental health (e.g.:  ATSDR, EPA, NIEHS, FDA).

At the conclusion of the 2 years each fellow will return to DLS to evaluate the program, describe applications of information and technologies in the state or local public health laboratory and discuss areas for continued interaction between DLS and the public health laboratories.

Pay:                             The annual stipend is $29,500 which may be augmented by the host public health laboratory.  Dependency allowances are not authorized from PHS grant funds.  Single medical insurance coverage is provided.  Funds to travel to the host public health laboratory are provided.  Funding for relocation is not provided.  Each fellow will receive the customary leave and holidays of the host laboratory.

Duration:                   Two years.  Fellows will spend one year at DLS/NCEH in Atlanta and one year at a State public health laboratory.

Contact:                      EHLS Fellowship Program

Association of Public Health Labs. (APHL)

1211 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 608

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 822-5227

Fax:  (202) 887-5098

http://www.aphl.org

mailto:fellowships@aphl.org

Deadline:                    Varies

 

 

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Professionals with a strong interest in applied epidemiology who meet one of the following qualifications: 1) Physicians with at least 1 year of clinical training.  Specialists have included internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, preventive medicine, occupational medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology; 2) Ph.D., D.Ph. or other doctoral-degree holders in epidemiology, biostatistics, the social or behavioral sciences, and the nutritional sciences; 3) Dentists, Physician Assistants, and Nurses with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent degree; (4) Veterinarians with a MPH or equivalent degree or relevant public health experience; (5) Non-U.S. citizens are eligible as described above to apply; however, each year more than 100 applications are received from non-U.S. citizens; due to the U.S. domestic nature of the program, only a small number of these applicants are invited for interview and ultimately accepted in the program.

NOTE: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a clinical degree of eligibility must have an active U.S. unrestricted license to practice that clinical specialty.

Description:               Every year, CDC=s Epidemiology Program Office selects 60-80 persons from among the nation=s top health professionals to enter the EIS and pursue on-the-job training in applied epidemiologic skills vital to maintenance of public health.  EIS Officers continue to play a major role in the implementation of CDC=s mission of preventing disease and injury and promoting healthy lifestyles. 

While serving as part of the front-line of national and international epidemiologic activity, EIS Officers:  conduct epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance; serve the epidemiologic needs of state health departments; present epidemiologic papers at scientific and medical conferences; publish their work in the scientific literature; disseminate vital public health information to the media and the public.

EIS Officers have unique opportunities to:  apply training and skills to actual public problems and issues; establish mentor ships with recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies; travel domestically and internationally; attend training courses in computers, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

EIS Officers serve in a variety of locations, including field assignment to state and local health departments and headquarters assignment to the centers, institute, and offices of the CDC.  Although international work may be part of any EIS assignment, no 2-year assignment is based outside the U.S.  EIS Officers must serve in a geographic location other than his or her previous location (exceptions are Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Cincinnati, OH).

EIS assignments are made using a computerized matching system during the spring following acceptance into the EIS Program.  The Amatch@ is made based on CDC program and state needs, as well as areas of interest of the EIS Officer.  Each year, approximately 25% of incoming EIS Officers are assigned directly to state or local health departments, with an Atlanta-based supervisor to complement local supervision.  The other 75% of Officers are assigned to CDC headquarters in one of the following areas:

·        National Center for Infectious Diseases

(Atlanta, GA; Fort Collins, CO; San Juan, PR)

·        National Immunization Program (Atlanta, GA)

·        National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (Atlanta, GA)

·        National Center for Environmental Health (Atlanta, GA)

·        National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Atlanta, GA)

·        National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Atlanta, GA)

·        National Center for Health Statistics (Hyattsville, MD)

·        National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

                        (Cincinnati, OH; Morgantown, WV)

·        Epidemiology Program Office (Atlanta, GA)

·        Public Health Practice Program Office (Atlanta, GA)

Pay:                             A salary or stipend depending on how they are appointed - either through the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corp or the CDC/ ATSDR Fellowship Program or the EIS Fellow Program (non-U.S. citizens only).  Salaries range from $27,000 to $58,000 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Duration:                   Full-time for 2 years.  Each July, a new EIS class begins with an intensive 3-or 4-week training course on the principles and methods of applied epidemiology and biostatistics.  Additionally, in the fall, first year officers gather in Atlanta for a week of training in public health surveillance techniques and epidemiologic methods.  In the spring, all officers return to Atlanta for the EIS Conference, which is a week-long professional meeting on applied epidemiology. 

Contact:                      CDC EIS Program

Epidemiology Program Office, MS/D-18

1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333

1-888-496-8347

http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dapht/eis/index.htm

mailto:eisepo@cdc.gov

Deadline:                    September 15

 

 

Epidemiology Elective for 4th Year Medical and Veterinary Students Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Medical and veterinary students across the United States.

Description:               Provides an introduction to preventive medicine, public health, and the principles of applied epidemiology.  Elective students are offered the opportunity to actively assist in epidemiologic investigations of infectious diseases and areas such as cancer, congenital malformations, environmental and occupational diseases, injuries (intentional and unintentional), chronic diseases, and reproductive health and population dynamics.  Students are also exposed to the day-to-day operation of CDC=s nationwide surveillance system.  Students are given specific projects to work on during their assignments.  Students are also provided with a practical epidemiology experience through participation in the investigation of acute health problems throughout the U.S. and the analysis of public health data.  Students work under the supervision of Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers and/or career staff.  Every attempt is made to assign each student to an area of health concern of his/her choice. 

Pay:                             Students pay their own living and travel expenses during the elective; however, travel and living expenses related to field investigations away from Atlanta are paid for by the CDC, Epidemiology Program Office.  The American Veterinary Association supports several students in the elective each year.

Duration:                   The elective is offered from September through early June each year.  Assignments are scheduled for a period of 6-8 weeks depending on the student=s program of study and elective schedule. 

Contact:                      The Elective Student Coordinator

CDC, Epidemiology Program Office

1-888-496-8347

Deadline:                    May 31 of student=s junior year

 

 

Federal College Work-Study Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Any student enrolled in an institution with a Federally-sponsored college work-study program and who are qualified for the institution=s program can participate.  Our current agreements are with the following institutions in the Atlanta area: Asher College of Business, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Clark-Atlanta University, DeVry Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Herzing College, Interactive College of Technology, Morehouse College, Morris-Brown College, Spelman College, Southern Polytechnic State University, and State University of West Georgia.  Outside of the Atlanta area, we have agreements with California State University at Bakersfield, Chaminade University of Honolulu, DeVry B Chicago, Florida National College, Technical Career Institute of Miami, and The University of Alaska-Anchorage .  Any institution with a federally-sponsored college work-study program can participate.

Description:               Stimulates and promotes the part-time employment of students who are enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students and who are in need of earnings from employment to pursue courses of study at eligible institutions.  Students are employed in various clerical and student trainee occupations during the academic year and/or summer.  To be eligible for the program, the student must apply for and be awarded Federally-sponsored college work-study through their institution.

Pay:                             The educational institution pays a percentage and CDC/ATSDR pays a percentage of the total wages earned by a student up to the assigned maximum earnings.

Duration:                   Students are generally limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year and full-time during the summer if awarded college work-study for this period of time.

Contact:                      Your institution=s financial aid office.

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

Graduate Student Research Program at the

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

Who is Eligible:         Students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs.

Description:               Provides opportunities and support to conduct research on occupational safety and health, especially in communication of these issues.  Graduate students are provided research opportunities in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  Participants should have a background in life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, communications, safety, occupational health, appropriate science or engineering disciplines.

Pay:                             Stipend based on the student=s research area and academic classification.

Duration:                   Full-time or part-time appointments lasting one month to one year.

Contact:                      Debbie Alcorn

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

(865) 576-3428

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

 

Who is Eligible:         This two-year program is intended for the best and brightest Masters level graduates who are eager to make a contribution to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Description:               The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a two-year Federal intern training program which can lead to permanent employment.  Participants are hired by one of the Operating Divisions (OPDivs) sponsoring this Program, i.e., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Agency (ATSDR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Indian Health Service (HIS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), or the Office of the Secretary (OS).  OPDivs use the ELP as a tool to recruit the best and brightest candidates for five (5) specific career paths that include:  Scientific, Public Health, Social Sciences, Information Technology and Adminisration.  All positions carry promotion potential to the GS-12 level.  The program is centrally managed through the Office of the Secretary, HHS.

Pay:                             Participants enter the ELP at GS-9.  After 1 year in the ELP, participants are considered for promotion to a grade GS-11.  At the end of the training program when all assignments have been successfully completed, graduates are advanced to grade GS-12.  Promotional opportunities depend on satisfactory performance in each assignment and all training and development activities while participating in the program.

Duration:                   Career-Conditional/Career

Contact:                      To learn all about the HHS Emerging Leaders Program visit http://www.hhs.gov/jobs/elp

Deadline:                    Varies

 

 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

National Internship Program (HNIP)

 

Who is Eligible:         To be eligible, applicants must be attending a HACU member institution (see ADescription@ below) and: be permanent residents or U.S. citizens*; have completed their freshman year of college before the internship begins; have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; a senior graduating in May is eligible for the summer of the year they graduate only.  *Some internship assignments require U.S. citizenship to participate.

Description:               The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is the only national organization representing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), which are nonprofit, accredited colleges and universities where Hispanics constitute a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment at either the undergraduate or graduate level.  HACU also represents Associate Members, which are institutions or educational systems that have at least a 10% Hispanic student enrollment or a minimum of 1,000 Hispanic students.

HACU=s mission is to increase college attendance and graduation rates for Hispanic students.  HNIP is one of the many programs that HACU offers students to fulfill this mission.  Since 1992, HNIP has placed thousands of college students in challenging summer- and semester-long internship assignments.  By providing a comprehensive internship, HACU has established itself as a model professional development program for students.

Pay:                             Stipend.  The amount of the stipend is determined by the student=s academic level at the time of application: Sophomores/Juniors - $420 per week; Seniors - $450 per week; Graduate/Law students - $520 per week.  Round-trip airfare is arranged and provided at no charge to interns.  Interns who receive prior approval to arrange their own transportation will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.  Corporations will work with corporate interns to make housing and travel arrangements whenever applicable.  Federal interns can choose to arrange their own housing.  However, as a service to the interns, HACU can assist in securing housing that is affordable, furnished, and near public transportation.  Federal interns pay for housing through payroll deduction.

Duration:                   Ten to fifteen weeks

Contact:                      HACU/Hispanic National Internship Program (HNIP)

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 605

Washington, D.C.  20036

(202) 467-0893

Fax: (202) 496-9177

Deadline:                    Program deadlines vary per semester.  Please contact HACU for specific deadlines and application package or visit the website: http://www.hacu.com.

 

 

The Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools

Summer Internship Program

 

 

Who is Eligible:         Hispanic medical students who are members of Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools or enrolled in Hispanic-Serving Institutions and in good standing, interested in disease prevention and/or border health issues.  Students should have an interest in gaining knowledge about careers in the Federal government, obtaining skills related to the prevention research, surveillance, public health policy, and program development.

Description:               A program designed to provide the opportunity for Hispanic Medical students to work at CDC and gain knowledge about federal government careers and skills related to prevention research, surveillance, public health policy and program development.  The program is a collaborative effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools.

            Pay:                             Travel expenses, room and board, and stipend.

            Duration:                   An eight-week internship program.

            Contact:                      Yanira Cruz

                                                Executive Director

                                                Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc. (HSHPS)

                                                1411 K Street, NW, Ste. 200

                                                Washington, D.C.  20005

                                                (202) 783-5262

            Deadline:                    March

 

 

Internship Program for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions

 

Who is Eligible:         The ASTDHPPHE/CDC Internship Program aims to provide practical experience to students of minority-serving institutions whose classroom preparation has been dedicated to health education and health promotion disciplines.  Students are eligible for internship opportunities if they:

·        Are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate health education or health promotion program in a four-year college or university designated as a minority-serving institution.

·        Are U.S. citizens, non-citizens nationals, or foreign nationals possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., and

·        Have decided or are considering a professional career in health education and health promotion.

Description:               Established by the Minority Health Workgroup, the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ATSDHPPHE)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Internship Program for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions strengthens the development of minority students by creating partnerships between minority-serving institutions and the public health community so as to create a highly qualified, diverse workforce; recruit/retain minorities in public health education, provide public health leadership, services and better health outcomes for all communities.

The ATSDHPPHE/CDC Internship Program provides opportunities for students attending minority-serving institutions to: 

·        Expand his/her knowledge of the field and its professionals

·        Observe and practice applications of theory to specific situations

·        Evaluate the effectiveness of their training in an actual work setting

·        Begin to transition from student to professional

Pay:                             Stipend.

Duration:                   Generally, internships are undertaken within a period of one semester (approximately 12 weeks in duration); however, applicants may apply for internship periods ranging to a maximum of six (6) months.

Contact:                      To obtain an application:

                                    ASTDHPPHE

                                    1101 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 601

                                    Washington, DC  20005

                                    (202) 659-2230, ext. 103

                                    Fax:   (202) 659-2339

                                    http://www.astdhpphe.org

                                    mailto:intern@astdhpphe.org

Deadline:                    Spring – October 15

                                    Summer – March 1

                                    Fall – June 15

 

 

James Ferguson Fellowship/National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Summer Research Fellows Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Students attending Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) member schools, and medical and veterinary students from American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic Serving Institutions are eligible.  AMHPS members include Charles R. Drew, University of Medicine and Science; Florida A & M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Howard University, College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry; Morehouse School of Medicine; Texas Southern University, College of Pharmacy and Health Science; Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine; Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy.

Description:               A program designed to expose minority and disadvantaged medical, veterinary, pharmacy, public health and graduate students to various research and prevention opportunities at the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).  The ultimate goal of this program is to influence racial and ethnic students to pursue careers in public health.  Students are recruited and selected on the basis of recommendations provided by their professors and institutional representatives at each school.  The selection criteria include grade point average, letters of recommendation, submission of completed application and interests in infectious disease prevention research.  At the end of the training program, students are required to give a formal presentation of their work, complete with slides and other aids, and to submit a written report.

Pay:                             Stipend of $4,000

Duration:                   Full-time for 8 weeks during the summer.

Contact:                      The Minority Health Professions Foundation

c/o Morehouse School of Medicine

Harris Building, Room 134

720 Westview Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA  30310-1493

(404) 756-8923

Deadline:                    Late February

 

 

The Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

 

Who is Eligible:         Students in health professions, who are under the age of 44 at the time of graduation; meet medical standards; be enrolled in an accredited health professional program; have no obligation to other Uniformed Services or other entities; be a U.S. citizen; be flexible in accepting assignment by sponsoring agencies or programs; have completed at least 1 year of study in medical, dental, or veterinary school; or at least 2 years of study in a professionally-accredited baccalaureate program in one of the following disciplines: dietetics, engineering, medical record administration, physician assistant training, nursing, pharmacy, sanitary science, computer science, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, or therapy (i.e., occupational or physical); or be enrolled in a masters degree or doctoral program in a health related field; be expected to return to college or to a postgraduate training program in a commissionable profession immediately following participation in JRCOSTEP.

Description:               Provides qualified students the chance to gain professional experience at sites around the country and to introduce students to the mission of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) by providing hands-on experience in the U.S. PHS programs.  Students are commissioned as Junior Assistant Health Service Officers (Ensigns) in the U. S. PHS.  Participants work in one of the eight U.S. PHS agencies.  Academic credit for some JRCOSTEP experience is also available. 

Pay:                             Salary at rate for JRCOSTEP, plus travel costs and other benefits.

Duration:                   Positions are available year round for duty tours of 31 to 120 days. Most, however, are hired for the summer months (June, July, August)

Contact:                      Call 1-800-279-1605 or 301-594-2633 to obtain additional information and an application package or to speak with a PHS recruiter.  December 31 is the application deadline for the May 1 - August 31 assignment cycle.    April 30 is the application deadline for the September 1 - December 31 assignment cycle.  September 30 is the application deadline for the January 1 - April 30 assignment cycle.

 

 

North Carolina State Fellows Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Fellows from the North Carolina State University.

Description:               The goal of the North Carolina State Fellows Program is to accelerate the personal development of exceptional students who exhibit leadership potential by exposing them to a variety of individuals and experiences that they would or ordinarily encounter until after graduation.  Each year 15 to 20 freshmen are chosen based on information provided on applications and interviews by a group of community, business leaders and faculty to participate in the program.

The program provides training and development opportunities and experience to fulfill its goal.  The program primarily consists of five elements: 1) a close association between the fellow and a selected faculty member; 2) exposure to a work environment through summer internships; 3) seminars and courses designed to improve leadership skills; 4) informal meetings with business, governmental, and professional leaders; and 5) a close association with other fellows.

Pay:                             Stipend from the North Carolina State University.

Duration:                   Full-time during the summer.

Contact:                      North Carolina State University

Division of Student Affairs

(919) 515-3151

Deadline:                    November

 

 

Outstanding Scholar Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Individuals who have a bachelors degree and graduated with a 3.45 grade point average or  higher, based on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate course work; or have graduated in the upper ten percent of their class or major university subdivision.

Description:               The Outstanding Scholar Provision was created as the result of the Luevano Consent Decree which provided for the elimination of under representation of Blacks and Hispanics in specific occupations (through development of examining procedures that would be consistent with the provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended).  Through the decree, the courts provided agencies a mechanism to non-competitively hire college graduates with GPAs of 3.45 or above into permanent, entry-level competitive service jobs at the GS-5/7 levels.

These appointments may only be made in specific occupations previously covered under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management=s Administrative Careers with America (ACWA).  These occupations include: Health, Safety and Environmental Occupations; Writing and Public Information Occupations; Business, Finance and Management Occupations; Personnel, Administration and Computer Occupations; and Law Enforcement and Investigation Occupations.

Pay:                             Salary

Duration:                   Career-Conditional/Career.

Contact:                      Vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and at USA Jobs by Phone (478) 757-3000, when available.

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Individuals who have received a master=s degree from a variety of  academic disciplines and have a clear interest in and commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs.  Presidential Management Intern (PMI) finalists are selected by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (USOPM).  Finalists are referred to Federal agencies for selection.

Description:               All interns are expected to develop competencies in managerial and technical tracks which will prepare them for their target position.  All interns should develop competencies in 3 of 5 technical areas which    include: 1) budget and financial management; 2) management or program analysis; 3) personnel management; 4) information systems; and 5) procurement of grants management.  In addition, all interns are expected to develop competencies in the following managerial areas: 1) communication; 2) interpersonal skills; 3) group behavior; and 4) planning and organization.  These competencies can be developed through a variety of methods including rotational assignments, classroom training, conferences, discussion groups, career counseling and other activities.  An individual development plan (IDP) which describes technical area learning objectives and how they will be accomplished must be developed.  An individual learning agreement (ILA) which describes managerial area learning objectives and how they will be accomplished must also be developed.  These two documents may be combined.

Pay:                             All PMIs new to the Federal service enter at GS-9, Step 1 grade level.  Interns may be eligible for promotion to the GS-11 grade level after completing 1 year as a PMI, and to the GS-12 grade level after completing the second year.

Duration:                   Selectees receive a 2-year excepted service appointment to positions in a variety of occupations.  At the successful conclusion of the internship, interns may be noncompetitively converted to career conditional or career appointments in the competitive service.

Contact:                      Applications for the PMI Program will be mailed to graduate schools in early September.  Students interested in obtaining a PMI application should contact the head of their graduate program or placement office.  PMI applications can also be obtained by calling the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs by Phone at (478) 757-3000.

 

 

Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internship Program

 

 

Who is Eligible:         Junior and senior college students are recruited from all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S. 

Description:               The program is designed for undergraduate students who have some training in biostatistics, epidemiology, occupational safety and health, or the health sciences.  It provides participants with intensive training in research and data analysis with experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This program is a collaboration between the CDC and the Morehouse College.

Interns participate in a 2-week training period which includes a week-long course, AApplied Epidemiology and Public Health Practice@ plus training in data processing, epidemiologic methodologies, basic SAS and technical writing.  Students are matched with research experts at the CDC to work on specific projects involving important, timely public health issues.  The CDC experts serve as preceptors, guiding interns through written and oral presentations.  The summer program also includes a required community service project and AFriday Afternoon Seminars@ in which CDC professionals speak on various public health topics.

Pay:                             A cost of living and financial assistance allowance.

Duration:                   Full-time for 11 weeks during the summer.

Contact:                      Cynthia Trawick

Morehouse College

(404) 681-2800, x2733

Deadline:                    January 31

 

 

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Individuals with a public health background and a strong interest and/or experience in computer systems; OR prior training and/or experience in informatics/information systems and an interest in applying that knowledge in the public health arena.

Acceptable educational credentials include: a masters degree (or doctorate) in a relevant discipline, such as statistics, epidemiology, computer science, or health services research; OR primary care physician/dentist/veterinarian with background or education in public health/disease state management/risk management or computer science, and demonstrated interest in health information systems/informatics; OR M.D., D.O. D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., completing a residency in preventive medicine; OR health-care executive with graduate or professional degree, appropriate background (disease state management, risk management) and demonstrated interest and potential in public health informatics.

Applicants who have completed their training within the past 3 years are preferred.

Description:               Modern public health practice involves the increasingly sophisticated electronic systems with functions in areas such as automated reporting of notifiable conditions, rapid dissemination of data from public health surveillance and outbreak investigations, and expeditious access to prevention and practice guidelines.  There is particularly strong need for development of networked systems to facilitate communication and interaction among public health personnel at all levels (local, state, and federal) and data interchange between the domains of clinical practice and public health.

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program at CDC/ ATSDR provides a unique training opportunity for professionals interested in this evolving field.  Fellowship participants are trained both in informatics and in public health.  This experience equips them to guide the development, evaluation, and implementation of new public health surveillance and information systems, as well as the adaptation and support of existing ones.

Fellows are assigned to project teams involved in both research and development of informatics systems and concepts crucial to the support of CDC/ATSDR=s mission of preventing disease and injury.  Fellows are expected to work cooperatively with their teams and are given lead responsibility for one or more projects during the 2-year fellowship.

Pay:                             A monthly stipend is paid to each fellow based on years of experience, education, and other qualifications.  The monthly stipend is $1,850 - $2,935 for those with a masters degree and $2,405 - $3,600 for those with doctoral degrees.  Each fellow is responsible for paying travel expenses to and from the program site.  If official travel is required during the fellowship, the program sponsoring the fellow will reimburse for air fare, per diem, and miscellaneous expenses.  The sponsoring program also pays for the fellow to attend two professional conferences each year.

Duration:                   2-years beginning each July.  Fellows are placed with a CDC program office in the Atlanta area, or, potentially, at other locations.

Contact:                      Debbie Alcorn

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

P.O. Box 117

Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117

(865) 576-3428.

Deadline:                    December 1

 

 

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellowship

 

Who is Eligible:         Persons eligible for PHPS include professionals with a strong interest in a career in public health and both:  a master’s degree in public or a related field, and U.S. citizenship.

      At least 1 year of work experience in public health, which may include an internship or a thesis project in a community setting as a part of a master’s degree program, is highly desirable.

Description:                     Participants will be assigned to positions that offer opportunities to apply science-based principles and models in the design, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs.

The PHPS program offers:

·        Responsible work at community, state, and national levels

·        Career-development through PHPS training, seminars, and other CDC-sponsored activities

·        On-the-job training with supervision by experienced public health professionals

·        Opportunities to serve on multidisciplinary teams

·        Exposure to a broad array of prevention programs, and public health issues

In the first year of the PHPS program, participants will have two six-month work assignments at a CDC facility.  Each assignment will be in a different program area (e.g., immunization, injury control and prevention) and will focus on skill development and enhancement.  Most assignments will involve some travel.

In the second and third years of the program, each participant will have a single assignment with a variety of responsibilities in a state or local health department.  All such assignments are based on program needs, although geographic preferences of participants will be accommodated whenever possible.

Program participants will use their technical expertise and skills to develop, implement, and/or evaluate public health projects and programs.  Assignment examples may include:  implementing an assessment of vaccination coverage at the local level; developing a manual which provides guidelines for using economic incentives to reduce tobacco use and support tobacco control programs; conducting an investigation of current STD screening, treatment, and prevention practices in juvenile detention centers; designing and implementing a national survey on the impact of managed care on TB control and prevention; developing a statistical model to estimate state childhood lead poisoning prevalence; conducting research on the privatization of public health services and the evolution of public health departments; developing a community campaign to increase bicycle helmet use among children; developing a national arthritis plan; creating and field testing a web page on rabies for children; designing and implanting a community assessment in the prevention and control of syphilis.

Upon completing the PHPS program, participants are expected to be highly competitive for future employment with local, state, and federal public health agencies, as well as voluntary, community, and managed-care organizations.

Pay:                             The current base salary for the first year is $32,380 (plus locality adjustment), with geographic adjustments and increases in the second and third years.  Benefits include vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and some relocation expenses.

Duration:                   Three years

Contact:                      PHPS Program

Epidemiology Program Office, CDC,

4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K-80

Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

(770) 488-8540

mailto:phpsepo@cdc.gov

http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dapht/phps.htm

Deadline:                                January 15

 

 

Public Health Summer Fellows Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Minority college students throughout the United States who are sophomore, junior or senior college students.

Description:               The specific aim of the program is to provide practical experience in public health to minority undergraduate juniors, seniors and recent graduates.  This experience will introduce students to public health skills and practices that stimulate interest in public health and increase the representation in the public health workforce of minority professionals.  This program represents the combined efforts of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Pay:                             Fellows receive an allowance for living expenses at the beginning of the program and a stipend when the program ends in August.

Duration:                   Full-time for 8 weeks during the summer (June-August). 

Contact:                      The Minority Health Professions Foundation

c/o Morehouse School of Medicine

Harris Building, Room 134

720 Westview Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA  30310-1493

(404) 756-8923

Deadline:                    Late February

 

 

The Starlab Program

 

Who is Eligible:         In order to be eligible for the program, students must be a member of a minority group; have academic potential in science; be completing the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at the time of selection; have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; be willing to devote the required amount of time to the project; and be recommended by a science teacher.

Description:               The program is designed to encourage under-represented minorities to consider pursuing careers in the public health sciences.  Annually the program targets between 40-50 junior high and high school students enrolled in metro-Atlanta schools.  Students are exposed to laboratory demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experiments on selected topics in chemistry, biology, medical technology, and engineering.  In addition, students are able to network/interact with minority scientists from local colleges, agencies, and laboratories.  The program is conducted in collaboration with the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBBChE), the Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

            Pay:                             None

            Duration:                   A six-week summer program.

            Contact:                      The Minority Health Professions Foundation

                                                c/o Morehouse School of Medicine

                                                Harris Building, Room 135

                                                720 Westview Drive, SW

                                                Atlanta, GA  30310-1493

                                                (404) 756-8923

 

 

Steven M. Teutsch Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness Methods at CDC

 

Who is Eligible:         Candidates with certification of completion of the degree requirements for a Ph.D. in economics, decision analysis, health services research, quantitative policy analysis, operations research, industrial engineering, or a closely related field.  Expertise in public health is desirable but not required; rather the fellowship is an opportunity for fellows to learn to apply their skills in quantitative policy analysis in the field of public health.

Description:               Provides post-doctoral candidates with expertise in quantitative policy analysis who wish to gain experience and training in assessing the effectiveness of prevention strategies.  Fellows take a lead role in designing and conducting studies; work closely with national and international experts in public health; provide technical assistance throughout CDC on specific projects or methods; and have the opportunity to teach CDC courses in prevention effectiveness methods.  In addition, fellows are provided educational opportunities through seminars, training and professional continuing education in public health and economics.

Pay:                             Salary and benefits are commensurate with other government positions for recent graduates with doctoral degrees.  Fellows are responsible for their own move to and from Atlanta and for providing their own housing.

Duration:                   A period of two years and commence in September.

Contact:                      CDC, Epidemiology Program Office at (770) 488-8193.

Deadline:                    February 15

 

 

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) (Cooperative Education)

 

Who is Eligible:         Students enrolled in colleges or universities, with established Cooperative Education Programs and who are in good academic standing.  A non-citizen may apply provided the individual is lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident and will be able to meet citizenship requirements prior to conversion; and is a national of an allied country or is otherwise permitted to be paid under the general appropriation action restriction on pay of non-citizens.

Description:               Provides a plan of educational instruction which is designed to strengthen professional, administrative, technical, health, medical, and other occupations in the Federal service.  The program also provides periods of study related, paid employment for students who are pursuing a curriculum in a qualifying educational institution.

Pay:                             Students are paid a salary at the appropriate grade level.

Duration:                   Students work part-time (at least 16 hours per week) during the academic year and full-time during the summer; or alternate periods of full-time work and school until completion of their degree, depending on the situation.  The appointment may not extend beyond 120 calendar days after satisfactory completion of the education and study-related work requirements. Students must work at least 640 hours in a pay status before completion of degree requirements in order to be eligible for conversion to a career-conditional or career appointment.

Contact:                      College/university cooperative education office.

Deadline:                    Year round      

 

 

Student Research Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

Who is Eligible:         Undergraduate students from college and universities.

Description:               Provides opportunities and support to conduct research on occupational safety and health, especially in communication of these issues.  Undergraduates are provided research opportunities in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis.  Participants should have a background in life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, communications, safety, occupational health, appropriate science or engineering disciplines.  Positions are located in Morgantown, West Virginia; Washington, D. C.; and other approved sites.

Pay:                             A stipend based on their research area and degree.

Duration:                   Full-time/part-time and may last up to one year.

Contact:                      Debbie Alcorn

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

(865) 576-3428

Deadline:                    Year round

 

 

Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

 

Who is Eligible:         Students enrolled in high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional schools.  A U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Sains Island). [In the absence of qualified U.S. citizens, non-citizens may be eligible for employment if: 1) permitted by a Federal agency=s appropriation act, and 2) eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws.]

Description:               Job opportunities for students which enable them to earn a salary while continuing their studies.  Employment can last for as long as the individual is a student.  These employment opportunities need not necessarily be related to the student’s academic field of study.   

Pay:                             Students are paid a salary at the appropriate grade level.

Duration:                   Positions are normally not-to-exceed one year and are renewable in one year increments as long as the individual meets the student eligibility requirement.

Contact:                      Vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and at USA Jobs by phone at (703) 724-1850 when available.

 

 

Summer Research Internship Program

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Public Health Sciences Institute (PHSI)

 

Who is Eligible:         Underrepresented sophomore, junior and senior college students from all Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority-serving institutions in the U.S.

Description:               The internship is offered by NIOSH/CDC in collaboration with the Public Health Sciences Institute (PHSI) of Morehouse College to increase the knowledge and skills of minority students in occupational safety and health.

The unit of NIOSH in which current program research is conducted is the Division of Applied Research and Technology (DART).  The internship program is the DART/PHSI Training Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering Sciences and Occupational Safety and Health (referred to in brief as the DART/PHSI Internship).  The DART/PHSI internship offers a well-structured public health and occupational health learning experience to competitively selected students.

Pay:                             Student receives a cost of living and financial assistance allowance.

Duration:                   Full-time for 11 weeks during the summer.

Contact:                      Jennifer Jenkins or Cynthia Trawick

                                    Morehouse College

                                    (404) 681-2800, x2733

Deadline:                    January 25

 

 

Summer Student Employment Program

 

Who is Eligible:         Students seeking employment for the summer.  U.S. citizens; non-citizens will only be considered if there are no qualified citizens.

Description:               Offers temporary job opportunities and enrichment experience primarily during the summer to students interested in working in a public health environment.  Positions available normally include clerical, technical, professional and trades

Pay:                             Students are paid the appropriate grade level designated for the position.

Duration:                   Normally 3 months during the summer.  Program is normally advertised early-December to January 31th each year.

Contact:                      Apply on-line at https://www2.cdc.gov/careers/summerstart.htm during the open period of the announcement, or visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov for updates.