Environmental Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) Laboratory Fellowship Program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in environmental public health by recruiting and training qualified candidates to support public health initiatives. The fellowship program gives APHL member laboratories the opportunity to host a fellow for 1-2 years. It supports CDC goals to strengthen "local, state and federal public health infrastructures to support surveillance and implement prevention and control programs."

How to Apply

Public health laboratories must submit a proposal for a fellowship project to APHL. The proposal should focus on analysis of clinical samples for environmental health or exposure studies.

Application for the EPH Laboratory Fellowship is closed. Please check back in August 2017 for information on the next round of applications.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an APHL member laboratory.​
  • Demonstrate need for the project: Specify how the proposed project for the fellow fits laboratory strategic objectives and will benefit laboratory practices.
  • Verify that appropriate instrumentation, facilities and dedicated staff are available for the fellow.
  • Propose timeframe for training(s) and subsequent technology transfer of methods learned during training(s), if applicable.
  • Identify training provider(s) and their commitment to provide the requested training within the proposed timeframe

The Environmental Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health.

Note: Prospective fellows with an interest in pursuing an environmental public health project may consult this list of past, unfunded projects to identify potential public health laboratory partners. 

"​The techniques I learned through the Environmental Health Traineeship have allowed me to quickly identify unknown and potentially hazardous substances in the laboratory." - Stefan Saravia, MPH, CIH, Minnesota Department of Health

Environmental Public Health Traineeship Program

The Environmental Health Traineeship Program offers specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists. The traineeship aims to strengthen the equipment, facilities, reporting systems and other infrastructure that support public health laboratories in order to address environmental health gaps.

Laboratorians who participate may attain this goal in multiple ways. They may, for example, attend trainings in analytical or other laboratory methods, develop screening methods for determination of exposure status or design computer systems for data reporting and transmission.

The traineeship provides reimbursement for all training expenses, including fees, travel, lodging and meals. Upon completion of the traineeship, the trainee will provide a written report of the training and outcomes.

How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by a selection committee.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for training in a specific area and show how this fits the goal of the traineeship.
  • Requested training may range from a few days to six weeks. Applicants should specify the length of the traineeship in the application.

Eligibility

  • All APHL member public health laboratories or environmental laboratories are eligible to apply.
  • Laboratory directors must nominate a current full-time, permanent laboratory employee.
  • Only one application per laboratory per year will be accepted.

The Environmental Health Traineeship is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health.

For more information and to apply, download the Environmental Health Traineeship application materials.

Environmental Laboratory Traineeship Program

The Environmental Laboratory Program offers specialized training to government environmental laboratory scientists. The traineeship aims to strengthen the equipment, facilities, reporting systems and other infrastructure that support environmental laboratories in order to address gaps. 

Laboratorians who participate may attain this goal in multiple ways. They may, for example, attend trainings in analytical or other laboratory methods for radiation or water contamination, attend trainings associated with green chemistry issues, or design computer systems for data reporting and transmission.

The traineeship provides reimbursement for training expenses, including fees, travel, lodging and meals. Upon completion of the traineeship, the trainee will provide a written report of the training and outcomes to APHL. 

How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by the Environmental Laboratory Program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for training in a specific area and show how this fits the goal of the traineeship.

Eligibility

  • All government (state and local) environmental laboratories are eligible to apply.
  • Laboratory directors must nominate a current, full-time, permanent laboratory employee.
  • Only one application per laboratory per year will be accepted.
  • Demonstrate need and show how the applicant would not be able to attend the training without assistance.
  • Demonstrate how attendance will benefit the applicant’s professional development or benefit the program activities of the applicant’s laboratory.

For more information and to apply, download the Environmental Laboratories Traineeship Application materials​.

The Environmental Laboratory Traineeship is funded through the Environmental Protection Agency, Water Security Division.