Public Health: Scholarships, Fellowships
Career Training Programs and Postdoctoral Awards

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health,
Health Education, Toxicology, Public Health Training, Nutrition, Chronic Diseases

Public health traineeships, fellowships and internships; loans & scholarships; programs for future physicians and scientists; research training and education; student opportunities.

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Traineeships, Fellowships and Internships
Student Internships and Fellowships

A variety of hands-on training programs for undergraduate or graduate students still in school, and for health professionals who are in training.
Summer Student Employment for High School, College and Graduate Students

The Student Summer Employment Program provides training and work experience for individuals during summer months. The work ranges from office support to trades and labor occupations to positions in professional fields.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)

Participants are undergraduate and graduate students, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are active in community and campus activities.
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Training Program

Training programs for health professions graduate students furthering the mission of improving the health of Hispanics through academic development, research initiatives, and training.
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Internship Program for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions

The program has been designed to provide students with practical experiences in public health related to the core competencies of health education and to introduce the students to the essentials of public health.
  Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Ten-week summer internship for students interested in a career in environmental health; open to rising juniors and rising seniors majoring in environmental fields, such as, chemistry, engineering, biology, or ecology, or other environmental studies.
Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

Ten-week summer program for students majoring in environmental health at an Accredited Environmental Health Academic Program (AEHAP) participating school.
  Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH)

Ten-week summer internship for graduate students interested in a career in environmental health.
  The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship for Medical School Students

This 10 to 12 month fellowship provides training through hands-on experiences in applied epidemiology and public health to third or fourth year medical students.
  Hubert Global Health Fellowships for Medical and Veterinary School Students

This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment.
  Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students

The Epidemiology Elective Program (Epi Elective) is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical and veterinary students sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowships

A nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.
Association of Public Health Laboratories Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Advanced Training Laboratory Fellowships
Federal College Work-Study Program
Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid fellowship within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public Health Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies and hold positions that are functionally indistinguishable from their local colleagues.
Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) Fellowships

PHPS is a 3-year training and service fellowship for master's level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at CDC, and in state and local health organizations.
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) (Cooperative Education)
  Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPPH)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Internship Program

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at an ASPPH-member graduate school of public health. Applicants must be students at the time of application, although may have graduated prior to entering the program.
  Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPPH) Public Health System Fellowship Program
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships

APTR fellowships give recent graduates and early career professionals an opportunity to work in public health and preventive medicine interest areas.
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

The purpose of the Program is 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.
Public Health Informatics Fellowships

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied fellowship for professionals with a master's or higher degree. We train professionals to apply information science and technology to the practice of public health.
Sustainable Management Development Program for Public Health Professionals from Developing Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is dedicated to strengthening health systems globally through improved public health leadership and management.
  ASM/CCID Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology

The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC.
  Association of Public Health Laboratories Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Post-Doctoral Laboratory Research Fellowships

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.
  Environmental Health Traineeships and Fellowships

The program offers specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists.
  Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology.
  Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)

The Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship are 1-year training practicums to prepare clinicians for leadership roles in public health and general preventive medicine.
  Steven M. Teutsch Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Prevention Effectiveness

The Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship (PEF) is a 2-year, highly-selective research fellowship for recent doctoral graduates with a background in economics, policy analysis, operations research, decision sciences, other quantitative areas.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships for Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians, Dentists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
May 14 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

  National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Mar 24 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training
Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.
Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)

SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) — Training Opportunities
  Paul Ambrose Scholarships in Leadership Training and Education for Graduate Clinical Students Interested in Public Health, Prevention, Health Care Policy, and Medical and Health Sciences Education

The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program prepares public health and health professions students to address population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to student teams to conduct a community-based health education project at their institution.
  Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships for Recent Graduate Students, Medical Residents and Early Career Professionals

Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health. Length of fellowship is typically a one-year term. Fellowship opportunities are located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office.
  Luther L. Terry Senior Fellowships in Preventive Medicine

This two-year Fellowship experience provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a national figure in both prevention policy and medical education. The fellowship has been an excellent opportunity for clinicians to gain substantial health policy experience through engagement in policy development and decision making at the highest levels within the Department of Health and Human Services. Fellows have frequent contact with the public health community and gains substantial insight into the operations and interactions of its constituent members.
  Residency Rotations in Health Policy for Preventive Medicine Residents

The APTR-ODPHP Health Policy Residency Rotation Program provides excellent learning opportunities in Federal health policy for preventive medicine and primary care residents. Residents witness federal health policy in the making and consider the significant role of physicians in the process.
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

Summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

Future public health workforce global, national, and local fellowship practice experiences for students and graduates of ASPPH members.

Future public health workforce global, national, and local internship practice experiences for students and graduates of ASPPH members.
Brown and Caldwell
  College Scholarships for Students

Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or One of the Environmental Sciences (e.g.,Geology, Hydrogeology, Biology, Ecology, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene or Toxicology).
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  Student Science Enrichment Program

The Student Science Enrichment Program supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in hands-on scientific activities and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF's home state of North Carolina.
University of California, San Francisco, Center for Aids Prevention Studies
  Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS)

Two- and three-year postdoctoral fellowships in studies relating to the prevention of AIDS. Offered through the UCSF Department of Medicine, TAPS is located at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), which is itself part of the Division of Prevention Science within the Department of Medicine. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctorate degree. The program is suitable for those who are currently completing their doctoral, residency, or clinical fellowship programs as well as for those who have recently completed their doctoral degrees and seek careers as independent researchers.
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons — Programs for Future Physicians and Scientists
  Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars

The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
  International Fellowships in Medical Education (IFME)
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases — Awards & Grants
  Fellowships in Infectious Diseases
National Hemophilia Foundation
  Social Work Excellence Fellowships

The applicant must be an MSW from an accredited school of social work or be a student in a DSW program or have a master's degree in a social work related field, be licensed by the state to practice as a master's level clinical social worker and work in a bleeding disorders program. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment center is desirable but not required. The proposed project, however, must have relevance to current practice in bleeding disorders care and may incorporate casework, group work, organizational and public health, education and research perspectives.
New Mexico Higher Education Department
  New Mexico Allied Health Professional Loans-for-Service

The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physician assistants in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field.
  New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment

Provides repayment for outstanding student loans of practicing health professionals. As a condition of the program, a health professional must make a two year service commitment to practice full-time in a designated medical shortage area in New Mexico.
Population Council — Fellowships
  Biomedical Fellowships

The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  Health Policy Fellowships

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Preventions

The fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.
  SOPHE/ATSDR Student Fellowship in Environmental Health Promotion

Recognizes, assists, and trains graduate students working on research or practice-based projects in environmental health education/health promotion or environmental justice from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.
Society of Toxicology
Awards & Fellowships
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational Research, Public Health or Epidemiology
Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships
College and Graduate Scholarships for Students Who Intend to Major in Public Health/Health Education, Medical School, Nursing or Pharmacy

Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.
U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — Research Training and Education
  Health Services Dissertation Awards
  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Services Research

AHRQ provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational, research infrastructure and career development grants and opportunities in health services research.

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