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We encourage you to investigate post-graduate fellowships as a way to launch your career in public health. Fellowships are structured to provide significant work experiences, and fellows are often expected to take on a great deal of responsibility quickly. Generally, fellows are provided with unique experiences that are not typically available to someone starting out in an entry-level position. Keep in mind that deadlines vary and review each website for detailed information.


ACHE Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships (Early Fall)

Provides information on a number of postgraduate administrative fellowships.


Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowship Programs (Early Fall)

In an effort to train future public health workforce, we are proud to provide students and graduates of ASPH member schools with fellowship practice experiences globally, nationally, and locally. ASPPH works with practice partners locally and nationally to prepare the future public health workforce through mentored, practical training experiences.


CA Department of Public Health: California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Early Fall)

Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) is a one- or two-year program for promising but green epidemiologists to gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor in either local or state health departments in California.


CDC ORISE Research Participation Programs (Rolling)

The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC, available for both graduate and undergraduate students, provide educational and training programs designed to engage students and recent graduates in the public health research performed at the CDC. 


CDC Public Health Training Opportunities (Spring)

The CDC offers a variety of training programs and fellowships in areas such as Applied and Laboratory Research, Epidemiology, Health Communication, Leadership, Policy, Prevention, and Informatics. They are looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs.


Congressional Hunger Center Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program (Fall)

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year initiative that begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The second year of the program places fellows in a policy setting, often in the headquarters of the organizations in which they served during their first year, to focus on public policy and its effects on hunger, food security, and poverty.


CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program (Early Fall)

CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation’s ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program.


FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program (Early Summer)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner’s Fellowship Program is a two-year training program designed to attract top-notch health professionals, food scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, pharmacists, statisticians, physicians, and veterinarians. Applicants must have a doctoral degree to be eligible.


Global Health Corps Fellowships (Late Fall)

A GHC fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. It is – we hope – the beginning of the rest of your career working to transform health systems to deliver for all.

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. We offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement!


The GloCal Health Fellowship (Fall)

The GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world. A career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), this program supports awarded fellows from all 10 UC campuses as well as 20 affiliated international sites across 17 countries. UCGHI manages and supports the GloCal Health Fellowship.


Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program (Early Spring)

The Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program, established in 2009, is a 10-month multidisciplinary training program designed to provide physicians and postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, skills, and experiences to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices to reduce disparities and advance health equity. The fellowship’s major focus areas include leadership development, health policy, and health equity, with concentrations in both behavioral and sexual health. Our program graduates have taken on leadership roles across the country in academic, health care, governmental, and community-based organizations, agencies, and institutions.


Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration (Early Fall)

The Postgraduate Administrative Fellowship Program allows for broad exposure to the issues involved in managing a large, fully integrated, group model health plan.

  • Northern California offers a 12-month fellowship focused on health care operations with two 6-month rotations at a medical center. There is an option for an additional corporate rotation in the regional offices at the end of the 12-month period. Northern California typically accepts 3 fellows per year.
  • Southern California offers a 24-month fellowship that includes three 8-month rotations: two at a medical center (choice of inpatient or outpatient setting) and one at the regional offices. Fellows are placed in their first rotation by the organization, but fellows generally choose their location for the second and third rotations. Southern California typically accepts 6 fellows per year.
  • Northwest offers a 12-month fellowship that includes a 6-month rotation at the regional offices and a 6-month rotation in hospital operations at the Westside Medical Center or Sunnyside Medical Center. Northwest typically accepts 1 fellow per year.


Massachusetts General Hospital Administrative Fellowship (Early Fall)

The Administrative Fellowship Program is a two-year program designed to provide health care professionals with essential hospital management and administration training in ambulatory care and inpatient settings.


National Cancer Institute (NCI) Fellowships (Early Fall)

Listing of training opportunities within NCI’s intramural research programs, which are conducted in the Institute’s laboratories and clinics for basic, translational, and clinical science research.


NYU Langone Medical Center Administrative Fellowship (Early Fall)

NYU Langone’s Administrative Fellowship is a one year, full-time, salaried program (with the potential opportunity for a second year, dependent upon performance and need). The Fellowship offers on-the-job training in the skills and responsibilities required of a hospital administrator in a major academic medical center. However, the feature that most distinguishes our program is that Fellows are able to tailor and define their experiences through the variety of projects that they work on during their time with NYU Langone.


Pasteur Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship (Fall)

These three-year fellowship positions are open to U.S. citizens not currently in France wishing to work in the laboratories of the Institut Pasteur. Located in Paris and founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world’s leading private nonprofit centers for infectious disease research. With 2500 people of over 70 nationalities, its 130 research labs are devoted to the basic science of improving global public health.

The Pasteur Foundation administers its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Institut Pasteur to bring U.S. postdoctoral researchers to Institut Pasteur laboratories in Paris. Fellows work in one of the Institute’s 130 research labs devoted to the science of improving health and saving lives.

This fellowship is open to American citizens who have received their PhD degree within the last five years. Since its inception in 2002, the Fellowship Program has supported the careers of over 50 U.S. scientists. Packages are comprised of a stipend and bench fees for your lab and are paid annually for the term of the three-year Fellowship.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and Innovation in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

The Wallace Center for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health is seeking an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellow to engage in academic research at the intersection of technology, innovation, and reproductive health. The Wallace Center is a research and training program that seeks to harness innovative technologies, including sensors, apps, and wearables for research and behavior change; health information-seeking patterns and online health resources; and web-based big data, as a means of improving research and reducing MCAH disparities. We welcome applicants from diverse academic backgrounds, including engineering, data science, user innovation, computational biology, health technology, or implementation science, who may have experience in technology and innovation and wish to gain specific training in the fields of MCAH or reproductive health. Projects that the postdoctoral scholar could be involved in include: 1) epidemiologic research using big data from a menstrual tracking app to investigate factors associated with cycle irregularity in adolescents and 2) evaluation of a health plan-based prenatal care digital platform on user engagement, access to community resources, and pregnancy health. The postdoctoral fellow would also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects. See more information on this fellowship opportunity (.pdf).


Presidential Management Fellows Program (Early Fall)

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.


Sutter Health Administrative Fellowship Program (Early Fall)

Master’s-prepared candidates in health care administration or a related field can learn from excellent preceptors and gain hands-on, specialized administrative experience in acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations and ambulatory care environments. Sutter Health’s Administrative Fellowship Program is a twelve-month comprehensive program and typically selects up to three Fellows to participate in the program.

In our Patrick E. Fry Fellowship for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership, you’ll receive hands-on, specialized administrative experience in a variety of settings—acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations, and ambulatory care environments. You’ll deepen your understanding of the challenges facing today’s healthcare delivery systems, and gain insight into the workings of our integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system.


UC Davis Medical Center Administrative Fellowship (Early Fall) 

The UC Davis Medical Center Administrative Fellowship program is a one-year or two-year program (second year negotiable) with a hospital operations focus achieved by reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a member of the administrative team. The fellow will receive experience in all aspects of management in an academic medical center environment and is exposed to all levels of operation within the organization. The structure of the fellowship is flexible and allows the fellow to tailor experiences and projects around specific interests in accordance with the needs of the organization. Such projects may include business development, human resources, information technology, finance, quality and facilities planning. In addition to gaining experience in administration, the fellow receives extensive leadership training provided by the CEO acting as preceptor and other members of the senior management team.


UCLA Administrative Fellowship (Early Fall)

The UCLA Administrative Fellowship is a challenging and rewarding twelve-month program designed to provide qualified young leaders with hospital management and administration training in all aspects of an academic medical center. As a Fellow, you will attend regular meetings with senior leaders and project sponsors, attend various executive leadership meetings throughout the organization, and be involved in an array of enterprise-wide projects and initiatives. The Fellowship is project-based and action-oriented. You will be encouraged to learn about all aspects of health care delivery. With our flexible structure, you can tailor your experiences around specific areas of interest in addition to the needs of the organization. One fellow is chosen each cycle.