Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program: An APHL-CDC Initiative

Fellowships support a wide spectrum of public health laboratory program areas, such as: bioinformatics, biosafety and biosecurity, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, infectious disease, informatics, food safety, newborn screening, and quality management. Each fellow will be trained in alignment with established public health laboratory core competencies and functions and will work on unique program-specific projects and other initiatives in host laboratories.

Eligible Candidates: US citizen or permanent resident with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited institution

Applications: Accepted year-round

Start and End Dates: Flexible

Hours and Program Length: Approximately 40 hours a week, one to two years

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply


Application Requirements

Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts

1-3 letters of recommendation


Completed interest and experience survey

Written narrative to application screening questions


Fellowship Benefits

Experienced mentor actively working in the public health field

Hands-on skills in laboratory techniques

APHL student membership

Competitive stipend and benefits


Learn More or Apply Today at www.aphl.org/fellowships

About Association of Public Health Laboratories

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)​ works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the United States and globally. APHL represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States; this includes public health, agricultural, environmental and other related laboratories. Its members, known collectively as “public health laboratories​​,” monitor, detect and respond to health threats.