Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

If you are graduating from college soon, recently graduated, are pursuing a graduate program now, or are a working professional but looking for more experience in a particular field, fellowships are great opportunities to take advantage of. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain experience in an immersive format, a fellowship may be a great option for you. Please be sure to check fellowship websites regularly, as important dates may change. 

Opportunities for College Graduates & Professionals

NCAL Operations Fellowship Program

Kaiser Permanente-s Northern California Operations Fellowship Program is designed to prepare early career individuals develop into well-rounded, high-performing health care professional through a one-year rotational program. The program is sponsored by the Office of the President, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region.

Fellows participate in a structured, preceptor-directed, planned program of development that consists of a learning and working practical experience in a health care facility beyond the graduate-level academic classroom instruction and/or residency experience.

The objective of the fellowship is to develop the next generation of health care operations professionals.

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program was established in 1995. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health. The fellowships are from one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow. The Fellowship Program was established to strengthen the relationship between the academic public health community and public health practice agencies. The types of fellowships will vary according to specific areas of research or training within CDC´s Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs). 

ASPPH - All ASPPH Public Health Fellowships and Internships

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Junior Fellows Program

Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates - academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world - to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning around August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package.

CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

  • Timeline: 2-year fellowship program

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), which is managed by CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, is designed to identify future public health professionals with a recent bachelor's or master's degree and an interest in public service and public health. Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on, frontline experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. To give associates the experience needed to develop into public health professionals, PHAP offers a variety of public health program areas throughout the two-year training program. Each associate undergoes two different one-year assignments in areas selected by the host site. Program areas focus on the nation's most pressing prevention and treatment priorities.

Clinton Global Initiative Internships Spring 2014

  • Application Period: Throughout the year for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms

If you are an undergraduate, a recent graduate, or a graduate student who is passionate about solving some of the world's most pressing issues, the Clinton Foundation Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for growth, learning, and participation in meaningful work. We are looking for people who are dependable, enthusiastic, and professional. Internships are offered throughout the year: fall, spring, and summer terms 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress through the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). 

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a new transatlantic Humanity in Action program. The Fellowship is an educational program for 24 American and European graduate students about the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. In Washington, DC and Paris, the Fellows will explore how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international and national diversity issues. The program’s guiding mission is to increase awareness of the importance of diversity in diplomacy and other international fields and to encourage and sustain the careers of professionals from minority backgrounds in foreign affairs. The 4-week program will take place from May 17 to June 14, 2014.

Gap Year Fellowship Opportunity

Interested in a Unique Gap Year Fellowship opportunity focusing on Community Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Service Leadership, Non-Profit Leadership, Public Health, Health Policy, Primary and Secondary Education, Work with Children, Work with Seniors, and Work with Adults with Mental Illness? Consider applying for the Horseshoe Farm Fellowship. Students preparing for careers in medicine or healthcare as well as other students with strong leadership potential are invited to commit one year (13 months) to the Greensboro community and to the Horseshoe Farm Fellowship. Fellows are challenged to learn about and become engaged in the community as they are immersed in almost all phases and aspects of the development, management, and leadership of, and service in the programs of Project Horseshoe Farm.  Approximately 6 accepted candidates for the competitive Fellowship will each receive free housing and a $600/month educational grant

Global Health Corps 2015-2016 Fellowship

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States. To be eligible, applicants must: be 30 years old or younger, have at least a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English, no prior health or international experience is necessary. Benefits: livable monthly stipend, free housing and utilities, health insurance, a professional development grant of $600, a completion award of $1500, an advising program that pairs fellows with a mentor in their area of work or interest, a two-week Training Institute at Yale University in the United States to begin the fellowship, an End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish the fellowship, three multi-day retreats during the year, travel to placement site and all trainings and back home, and professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager

The Greenlining Institute Fellowship Program

  • Fellowship Period: 12 months 

The Fellowship program is a year-long, paid training program for young leaders who have completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Each fellow is assigned to a specific program area and develops expertise under the mentorship of the program director. An additional program launched in 2012 is placing six Health Equity Fellows within The California Endowment's philanthropic programs to address community health disparities in California. Basic Qualification: Completed undergraduate degree by the program start date. Fellowship Program FAQ Sheet

The Greenlining Institute Health Equity Fellowship Program

  • Fellowship Period: 18 months

A new program begun in 2012 with a landmark grant is providing six emerging health advocates the opportunity to work within The California Endowment’s philanthropic programs to address community health disparities in California. Health Equity Fellows gain hands-on policy, advocacy and philanthropic experience and also benefit from the Greenlining Academy’s extensive leadership development curriculum. The Health Equity Fellowship is a year-long placement program that seeks to advance advocacy, research and policy projects related to Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in California, creating healthy school environments for low-income students, and fostering safe and healthy neighborhoods where youth and families can prosper. Fellows are placed at one of The California Endowment’s regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego. Health Equity Fellowship FAQ Sheet

Opportunities for Graduate Students 

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

  • Application due dates vary by specific fellowship offering

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health within the last five years and also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program

The Environmental Health Fellowship Program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The goal of the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program is to provide professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. The program capitalizes on an important interdependence between the academic public health community and the EPA, one of the most important public health agencies in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for American people. ASPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment.

Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Program

The Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Program is now recruiting applicants for the 2014-15 year.  This Fellowship is designed for students who want to create opportunities for health-related service within their communities. Each Schweitzer Fellow designs and carries out a community service project in partnership with a local community agency.  Projects must include at least 200 hours of direct service, beyond  normal course requirements.  Fellows also work as a group to organize one public outreach activity each year. Eligibility - Students enrolled in graduate and/or professional degree granting programs from institutions in the Bay Area in fields such as medicine, nursing, public health, acupuncture, education, engineering, law, music, optometry, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, public policy, and others are eligible to apply.  Students must be enrolled from April 2014-April 2015  Students graduating earlier in 2015 may apply, but must receive prior approval from the Program Director before applying. 

 For more information, please contact Dale Ogar, Program Director at 510-384-0267 or daleogar@schweitzerfellowship.org 

CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program

  • Fellowship Period: 24 months

CSTE, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established this Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The CDC/CSTE Fellowship is designed for recent or impending master or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the Fellow. Fellows are matched to a state health department for a 2 year fellowship position based on program area of interest. 

For questions, please contact: Valerie Underwood at 770-458-3811 or VUnderwood@cste.org 

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

  • Application due dates vary by specific fellowship offering

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.

For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoraldissertation or postdoctoral.

HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program

The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions. All HSHPS fellows work along side a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. The training programs are designed to:1) Enhance the trainee's research and professional development skills 2)Increase the trainee's knowledge about Hispanic and other minority health issues 3) Provide opportunities to network with other health professionals

James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, nine-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for fellows interested in infectious diseases research and health disparities. Fellows from underrepresented populations as defined by the federal government (http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minority Training Program in Cancer Control

The purpose of the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is to increase ethnic diversity in the field of cancer control research by encouraging minority students in master's level health programs as well as master's trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. The program has been designed to enhance participants': 1) understanding of the power of research to effect change 2) awareness of the strengths and limitations of research methods, theory, and interventions in eliminating health disparities 3) interest in cancer control research, from surveillance to epidemiology, individual behavior change, health services, and policy research 4) research, networking, information seeking skills, and motivation and ability to successfully apply to a doctoral program.

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