​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​APHL-CDC Fellowship Programs LogoAPHL 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 (​Janu​ary 2022 Start Date)​​ by October 29, 2021
Apply to Host an APHL-CDC Fellow (January 2022 Start Date)​​​ ​by October 29, 2021

Open Programs

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 “A​bout APHL-CDC Fellowship and Internship Programs” section below.

Application Timeline

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

Host Laboratories

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.

Fellowship Application Criteria

About the APHL-CDC Fellowship and Internship Programs

Fellowship 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 mor​e about the programs, application requirements and deadlines.

Internship Initiative

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 m​ore about their fellowships and what gets them excited about working in a public health laboratory.

​Fellows are also heavily featured on APHL's Instagram and Facebook, and you can learn more about the journeys of our Antimicrobial Resistance fellows by following #ARfellows on Instagram.