​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 has expanded its current fellowship program offerings ​and is adding a new Internship Initiative​, which​ will begin assignments in fall 2022.

Apply to Become or Host an APHL-CDC Fellow​

The application period for fellowship placements in summer 2022 is now closed. Check back in fall 2022 when we will begin recruiting for 2023 fellowship opportunities.

Open Programs

Programs that will accept fellow and ​host laboratory applications for summer 2023 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 summer 2022, applications were due February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.

April 15: all applicants notified of their status
May 17: applicants given access to host laboratory applications
May 17-June 6: applicant-host laboratory interviews
June 6: applicants and host laboratory mentors submit list of placement preferences
June 15: APHL confirms matches, sends offers
June 22: deadline to confirm acceptance of offer
July 18 - August 29: fellows start assignments in host laboratories

Host Laboratories

APHL member laboratories interested in hosting one or more fellows in 2023 should review our host lab instructions for more information.

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 summer 2022 for positions starting in fall 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.​​