COVID-19 Health Policy Fellowship - Graduates - CDC

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Deadline: 24 Mar 2021


*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and LocationSix research opportunities are currently available in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID), within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Research Project: This research project will be part of the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center response efforts on the State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) Task Force. 

Hosted by NCBDDD, and under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training on:

  • Approaches to tracking state legislative interest and action related to priorities
  • Contributing to the development of public health briefing and meeting materials
  • Analyzing public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and departmental policy issuances
  • Participating in the development of new initiatives that contribute to improvements in public health
  • Contributing to the development of internal and external reports and other administrative level documents
  • Monitoring program performance through various internal and external performance reporting channels

Learning ObjectivesThe participant may also train in cross-cutting policy activities, such as partnership development, congressional relations, and issues management to enable the participant to develop skills in the breadth of policy functions at CDC that will well position the participant for a variety of potential future opportunities.

Mentor(s)The mentor for this opportunity is Denise Boggs ( ). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Spring/Summer 2021.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment LengthThe appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page  of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

ORISE InformationThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

Additional Details:


The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of public health
  • Knowledge of political science, government, and/ or public policy
  • Experience conducting analyses in public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and departmental policy issuances
  • Experience conducting scientific literature reviews
  • Experience producing technical/scientific reports, presentations, and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

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A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here  for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

Questions: Please visit our Program Website . After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email  and include the reference code for this opportunity.

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