The program is a full-time working fellowship for bachelor’s-, master’s- and doctoral-level scientists. The program term is one year, with a possible extension. Fellows are placed in state, local and territorial public health laboratories, where they receive training in bench-level laboratory skills and methods and assist with newborn screening laboratory operations and research.
Once in their host laboratories, fellows are supervised by an experienced mentor and work on bench-level projects proposed by the host laboratory. In addition to laboratory-specific work, fellows participate in program orientation and distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory
Fellows receive a stipend, allowances for health insurance and professional development, and complimentary student membership to APHL. The 2022 stipend range is $41,000–68,000 depending on degree, experience and host laboratory location.
Fellow Eligibility and Requirements
Applications must be submitted using the
online portal. The application includes a curriculum vitae or resume, narrative statement, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to start date), proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status, and three letters of recommendation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all materials are received by the application deadline.
APHL member state, local and territorial public health laboratories, environmental, chemical, agricultural and food safety laboratories, and occasionally federal laboratories, are eligible to host bioinformatics fellows. Laboratory staff interested in applying to host a fellow should review the
Host Laboratory Information webpage before submitting their application.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the fellowship program and the application process. Still have questions? Contact APHL program staff at