Public Health Resources

Jobs and Careers

            Links to public health job opportunities and career-planning resources.

ACPM Online Career Center  Resource to connect healthcare employers, hiring managers and recruiters, with highly qualified specialists in preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)


AHRQ Employment Opportunities  (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)


APHA Careers in Public Health Newsletter  Bi-monthly e-newsletter covering the entire spectrum of public health jobs and careers. (American Public Health Association (APHA))


APHA Public Health CareerMart  Job site for public health professionals that offers a career guidance center for employers and job seekers. (American Public Health Association (APHA))


ASPPH Jobs Resources  Job-search resources and opportunities to gain practice the field of public health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))


ASTHO Job Bank  Job seekers can browse for jobs and anonymously post resumes. State health agencies and other public health organizations can post job openings. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))


AcademicJobsOnline: Health Policy and Health Services Research  Job application system that lists jobs from academic institutions in the discipline of Health Policy and Health Services Research. (Duke University)


AcademicJobsOnline: Public Health  Job application system that lists jobs from academic institutions in the discipline of Public Health. (Duke University)


Applied Public Health Epidemiology Career Center  Career center for applied public health epidemiologists maintained by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). CSTE is the professional home for applied epidemiologists representing multiple levels of public health practice.


Avenir Health Careers  List of open positions within the Avenir Health (formerly Futures Institute) which is dedicated to enhancing social and economic development in the fields of HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, child survival, and infectious diseases. (Futures Institute)


CDC Employment Information  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)


Careers at APHA  APHA provides opportunities to advance professional skills and make a contribution while helping to improve the health of the public. (American Public Health Association (APHA))


Careers at WHO  (World Health Organization (WHO))


FDA Employment Opportunities  (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)


FedBizOpps.gov (FBO.gov)  Database of active federal opportunities. Users can search by location, agency, and type of opportunity. (U.S. General Services Administration)


HHS Careers  (Department of Health and Human Services)


Health Workforce Connector  Job postings for health-related positions within the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps in underserved and rural communities across the U.S. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)


ISPOR HEOR Career Center  Career Center offers a platform for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) candidates seeking the next step in their career and for employers looking for the most qualified HEOR professionals. (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research)


Job Opportunities at NLM, NIH, DHHS  Comprehensive job listings for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and detailed information about the National Library of Medicine (NLM) job announcements. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)


Job Opportunities in HRSA  (Health Resources and Services Administration)


Jobs @ NIH  (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)


Jobs at CHADD  Job openings at the CHADD national headquarters. The CHADD office is staffed by highly trained professionals and support staff committed to fulfilling the mission of CHADD as effectively as possible. (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)


MLA Job Listings  (Medical Library Association)


NACCHO Career Network  Interactive job board for online employment connections with a focus on local health departments and public health professions. Employers can post jobs online and search for qualified candidates. Job seekers can learn about employers and employment opportunities in public health, post resumes, browse and view available jobs. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))


NCHEC Job Postings  (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing)


National Network of Public Health Institutes Career Opportunities  (National Network of Public Health Institutes)


PHF Employment Opportunities  (Public Health Foundation) (Public Health Foundation (PHF))


Public Health Employment Connection  (Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health)


Public Health Law Career Tool  This interactive tool provides an introduction to career paths available to public health law professionals, including an overview of organizations that work on public health law issues. (Network for Public Health Law)


PublicHealthJobs.net  Public health job opportunities including jobs in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health administration, preparedness, preventive medicine, and community health sciences. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))


SOPHE Career Connection  The SOPHE Career Connection serves as a crossroads for connecting health education students, practitioners and researchers with employers looking for professionals with health education expertise and/or specific experience in various settings. (Society for Public Health Education)


SOPHE Careers  SOPHE provides global leadership to the profession and promotes the health of society through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, advocacy for public policies conducive to health, and the achievement of health equity for all. (Society for Public Health Education)


USAJOBS  The U.S. Federal Government's one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)


AAMC-CDC Public Health Policy Fellowship  Full-time training opportunity that provides experiential learning for early career physicians to understand how policies and legislation impact the health of the nation at the federal, state, and local level and enhances collaboration between clinicians and public health professionals. (Association of American Medical Colleges)

APHA Internships & Fellowships  Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships that offer practical work experience. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

APHL Fellowships  Fellowship and traineeship programs that prepare students for careers in public health laboratories and support specialized training for practicing scientists. (Association of Public Health Laboratories)

APTR-CDC Fellowship Program  Fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas are available with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program. (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research)

ARG Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships  The two-year fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Research is focused on the study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, drug use, and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both the training program and ARG broadly. (Alcohol Research Group (ARG))

ASPPH Fellowships and Internships  Fellowship and internship practice experiences for students and graduates of ASPPH member, CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program  Opportunity for graduates from ASPPH member schools and programs of public health to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellowship  The overall purpose of the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to provide talented, early-career health science scholars in emergency medicine with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Applied Epidemiology Fellowship  Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. (Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists)

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship  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. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Biomedical Informatics Training Program  The Lister Hill Center provides training opportunities for individuals at various stages in their careers. Fellowship programs may be as short as eight weeks or as long as one year, with possible renewal for a second year. (Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM)

Bloomberg Fellows  The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. Following graduation, Bloomberg Fellows will work for at least one year for such organizations, putting their new skills to use. These individuals and organizations will then join a growing network of scholarship, education and practice devoted to using the tools of public health to address the problems of the twenty-first century. (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

CDC Externship in Public Health Law  Professional work experience, for academic credit, with CDC's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) in Atlanta, Georgia. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)  Competitive, two-year, paid fellowship within the CDC. Public Health Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program  Two-year applied, competency-based training program for professionals with education and experience in information and computer science and technology and public health or health care. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Public Health Training Fellowships  Fellowship opportunities for students, graduates, and health professionals. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Student Opportunities in Public Health  Fellowship and internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship  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. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project in a developing country. The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship is endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust. (CDC Foundation)

Child Family Health International (CFHI)  CFHI Programs offer first-hand experiences alongside local physicians and public health experts in developing countries. (Child Family Health International)

Culture of Health Leaders Program  Culture of Health Leaders is a three-year leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

E-Learning Institute Fellowship  The CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) is designed to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Through partnership with the Public Health FoundationExternal, ELI is a six-month online fellowship that offers access to CDC-developed materials and subject matter experts, as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a positive, experiential environment. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)  Post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

FCD Young Scholars Program  The FCD Young Scholars Program aims to stimulate basic and policy-relevant research focused on the early education, health, and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age ten, particularly those who are living in low-income families. Eligible researchers will have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years, and be full-time, faculty members of a college or university in the United States. (Foundation for Child Development)

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program  Two-year fellowship program that provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship  The fellowship is a 12-month, multidisciplinary residential program for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA's authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Fellowship Opportunities  Commonwealth Fund fellowship programs are designed to give promising young researchers the opportunity for in-depth study of various health care policy topics, working with investigators, policy analysts, government officials, and others in a number of U.S. and international settings. (Commonwealth Fund)

Fogarty Fellows and Scholars Programs  Fellows and scholars programs to support global health research. (Fogarty International Center, NIH)

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows in Public Health  Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The program is designed for candidates who are currently enrolled in medical school or in a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health. (Institute of International Education)

Funding and Fellowships Sponsored by ASTMH  Research awards and fellowships to promote world health by the prevention and control of tropical diseases. (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship  The purpose of the Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship is to enable talented, early-career scholars combining biomedical science and population health to participate actively in health- and medicine-related study process of the National Academies, promoting the integration of public health and medicine-both scientifically and through practice and policy. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Global Health Corps Fellows  Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health equity. (Global Health Corps)

Global Health Fellows Program  The goal of the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) is to improve the effectiveness of USAID Population, Health and Nutrition programs by developing and increasing capacity of health professionals in Washington, DC and overseas. The program offers internship and fellowship opportunities that provide field experience, mentoring and career development in international public health to underrepresented communities. (Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics  The purpose of the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics is to provide talented, early-career bioethics scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies and policy-making process that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

HHS Emerging Leaders Program  The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship that provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills within HHS. *The ELP Is not accepting applications at this time.* (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Health Career Connection Internships  Comprehensive paid summer internship program for undergraduate students and recent college graduates in health care and public health. (Health Career Connection)

Health Communications Internship Program  The internship program gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the National Cancer Institute (NCI). (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)

Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program  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. (Morehouse University, School of Medicine)

Health Policy Research Scholars Program  A leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, those who want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation to help build a Culture of Health. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Immersive Global Health Program  Global health volunteer programs in Unite For Sight partner eye clinics in Ghana, Honduras, and India. (Unite for Sight)

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program  A three-year leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners to use the power of applied research-informing and supporting critical work being done in communities-to accelerate that work and advance health and equity. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowships  A 12-week doctoral fellowship where fellows will work on their own independent research project that intersects with one of MPR's focus areas, including behavioral health, care delivery, Medicaid and CHIP, population health, quality measurement, and state health policy. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

MySPH Opportunity Manager  Opportunities for graduate assistantships, internships, and fellowships. (Arnold School Office of Public Health Practice, University of South Carolina)

NACHC Policy Internship Program  An unpaid internship (with possible academic credit) to provide support to NACHC departments within the Public Policy and Research Division in Washington, DC. (National Association of Community Health Centers)

NAM Fellowships  The NAM Fellowship program allows early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people. (National Academy of Medicine)

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program  Postdoctoral training opportunities in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the program is to train individuals from a multiplicity of health sciences disciplines in the field of cancer prevention and control. (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)

NLM Internships and Fellowships  Fellowship and internship opportunities with the National Library of Medicine. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Agricultural Library Internships  The National Agricultural Library is always looking for bright, talented people to help us develop innovative services, programs, and exhibits. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) Fellowship  Opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at the National Institutes of Health. (Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), NIH)

National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP)  The purpose of NEPHIP is to encourage environmental health students to consider careers at state, tribal, or local environmental public health departments following graduation. Through this internship program, students will be exposed to the exciting career opportunities, benefits, and challenges of working with environmental public health agencies throughout the U.S. (National Environmental Health Association)

ORISE Research Participation Programs at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC are designed to provide a flow of qualified researchers (postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in current research and development activities related to CDC's critical missions. (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)

PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program  Fellowship program offers recent global public health graduates from CEPH-accredited schools and programs the opportunity to participate in yearlong fellowships at the CDC with an emphasis in the areas of epidemiology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), strategic information, program management, and surveillance. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Paul Ambrose Scholars Program  Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. APTR selects up to 40 students each year from health professions schools who exhibit a desire to learn and integrate public health into their future clinical practice. (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research)

Postdoctoral Training in Health Education and Disease Prevention Research  The Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research offers postdoctoral training in cancer control and epidemiology, obesity prevention and nutrition, and transdisciplinary tobacco and drug abuse prevention research. The purpose of the NIH-funded program is to train postdoctoral fellows in behavioral and biomedical disciplines to conduct collaborative as well as independent research focusing on the etiology and prevention of cancer, childhood obesity and tobacco and drug abuse. (University of Southern California)

Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)  Preventive medicine programs that provide hands-on experience in public health agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The PMR/F programs promote public health leadership, integrating knowledge and skills of medicine and other clinical professions with population health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship  A four month fellowship for international public health professionals/students at the CDC in Atlanta, GA for professionals to gain an understanding of public health emergency management principles and the functions that support an Emergency Operations Center. Fellows receive specialized training in public health emergency management functions and operations, participate in site visits, take part in public health exercises and responses, and are exposed to federal, state, and local emergency management specialists. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Fellowship in Government  This fellowship provides a public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction, and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Public Health Pathways  Searchable database of domestic and international public health training opportunities for pre-med students, medical students, residents, and early career physicians. (Association of American Medical Colleges)

Public Health Student Intern Program (HSRA)  Unfunded practicum experience for graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health and public health programs in the United States. Public Health Interns complete a one semester rotation within one of HRSA's Bureaus or Offices. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

R. Brick Lancaster Community Health Internship Award  One-year undergraduate or graduate internship in health education and health promotion, addressing a significant public or school health issue identified by a public health department or community agency. (Society for Public Health Education)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Programs  The Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program is a multi-disciplinary training program designed to provide postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices that reduce health disparities and advance health equity. (Satcher Health Leadership Institute)

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships  Opportunity for experienced health professionals and behavioral and social scientists from academic faculties and nonprofit healthcare organizations to receive a comprehensive orientation with the nation's preeminent health policy leaders followed by a full-time work assignment on Capital Hill. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

SOPHE Careers  SOPHE provides global leadership to the profession and promotes the health of society through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, advocacy for public policies conducive to health, and the achievement of health equity for all. (Society for Public Health Education)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program  The Scholars in Health Policy Research Program is a two-year fellowship targeted to outstanding new PhDs in economics, political science, and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health Policy  This program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. (New York Academy of Medicine)

White House Internships  Undergraduate and graduate-level internships with an emphasis on public service. (Executive Office of the President)

Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship  The Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for masters prepared individuals in public health and allied sciences. (University of Wisconsin)

Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program  Fellowship program to increase the diversity of men and women pursuing academic careers in public health. Yerby fellows gain experience and skills in research, public health and public service leadership, and national health policy. (Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP)  YHEMOP provides Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, "in the field" learning opportunities through short-term placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)