*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research fellowship is available within the Workforce and Institute Development Branch in the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The CDC Division of Global Health Protection’s Workforce and Institute Development Branch (WIDB) collaborates with ministries of health (MOHs) and other partners to support the development of field epidemiology training programs (FETP), national public health institutes (NPHI) and, public health leadership and management programs. CDC’s NPHI program works to strengthen public health systems around the world by supporting the establishment or development of NPHIs that are well-equipped to protect the public’s health. NPHIs help countries carry out public health functions and improve accountability and efficiency. CDC’s NPHI program emphasizes high impact, transformative investments to maximize an NPHI’s self-reliance and leverage existing partnerships and scientific expertise. Through leadership and direct engagement with Ministry of Health (MoH) officials, CDC and partners help countries develop a strategic plan aligned with public health priorities, determine necessary policy changes, create a sustainability plan, and provide technical assistance from subject matter experts.
Research Project: The participant will train and learn about the CDC’s global health capacity building programs through conducting key activities within the National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Program that aims to help countries establish and strengthen a home for public health activities (or CDC-like organizations).
Learning Objectives: The participant can expect to gain (1) experience in assisting with the coordination of multiple activities that support the NHPI Program’s global portfolio for institution development, (2) experience in assisting with the development of communications materials for various internal and external audiences (3) skills in monitoring and evaluation efforts, including program data analysis and reporting 4) skills in assisting with the management and operation functions 5) broad exposure to the various offices and programs across CDC, and experience learning about internal and external partner engagement.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Shelly Bratton email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The 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 Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This 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.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.CGH@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.