APHL and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partner to offer a variety of
laboratory fellowship programs to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives. As a recipient of American Rescue Plan funding, APHL is expanding its current fellowship program offerings and recruiting for two classes of fellows in 2022—with assignments beginning in January 2022 and July 2022—and adding a new Internship Initiative, which will begin assignments in July 2022.
Apply to Become or Host an APHL-CDC Fellow
Apply to Become an APHL-CDC Fellow (January 2022 Start Date)
October 29, 2021
Apply to Host an APHL-CDC Fellow (January 2022 Start Date)
October 29, 2021
Programs currently accepting fellow and host laboratory applications for January 2022 start dates include:
Learn more about these and other APHL fellowship programs in the “About APHL-CDC Fellowship and Internship Programs” section below.
For fellowships starting
January 2022: Applications are due October 29, 2021
For fellowships starting July 2022: Applications will be accepted
November 1, 2021–February 28, 2022
APHL member laboratories interested in hosting one or more fellows in 2022 should review our
host lab instructions for more information and apply via the application link above.
About the APHL-CDC Fellowship and Internship Programs
APHL's experiential fellowship programs offer a competency-based
core curriculum, while allowing fellows to gain a depth of understanding about a particular focus area. Fellowship terms are one year, with a possible extension for a second year, depending on the fellowship and funding availability.
What are APHL laboratory fellowships?
Watch a short video about the fellowship experience.
Which fellowship is right for you?
Find out more about the programs, application requirements and deadlines.
A new, national internship program for eligible undergraduate students and recent graduates will begin in 2022.
Applications for prospective interns and host laboratories will be available in January 2022 for positions starting in June 2022.
Meet the Fellows
Watch the following videos from former fellows and/or current mentors to learn more about what it's like to participate in the program:
Focus on Fellows
For more information about our current
class of fellows and their specific projects, read
Focus on Fellows, our annual collection of fellow biographies, project summaries and other fellowship highlights:
Fellows in Action
Read stories by and about our fellows and other young professionals on the
APHL Blog to learn more about their fellowships and what gets them excited about working in a public health laboratory.
Fellows are also heavily featured on APHL's
, and you can learn more about the journeys of our Antimicrobial Resistance fellows by following