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Job Title: CDC’s NCIRD Public Health Internship Program – Undergraduate Summer...
Job Number: CDC-NCIRD-2024-0043
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 4/3/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.

CDC Office and Location: Fellowship opportunities are available within the Office of the Director and Divisions in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. This opportunity can be part-time or full-time and is eligible for 100% virtual participation within 50 miles of San Diego, CA or Atlanta, GA.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operations components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable, or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

The mission of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases. Within NCIRD are:

NCIRD Office of the Director (OD) Coronavirus And Other Respiratory Viruses Division (CORVD) Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD) Division of Viral Diseases (DVD) Influenza Division (ID) Immunization Services Division (ISD) Research Project: CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD) Public Health Internship Program offers unique and exceptional educational training, research, and professional development opportunities for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Interns will engage with CDC subject matter experts and receive training that can assist them, especially if they choose to seek and attain public health careers that help to promote health, prevent diseases, and empower members of their community to live healthier lives.

Learning Objectives: The activities listed below represent the minimum training opportunities that the fellow will complete:

Receive training in a multitude of public health specialties such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health communications, health equity, microbiology, virology, immunology, etc. Become a talented, highly skilled, well- trained public health professionals that can support CDC’s mission of cultivating a diverse workforce that reflects the populations it serves. Be mentored by experienced public health professionals. Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity will vary based on your fellowship project. If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact Frisco Brown (

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 3, 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for 3 months but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is part time or full time.

Participant Stipend: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.

Citizenship Requirements: This 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 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.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

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.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should have received or is pursuing a bachelor's degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preference is placed on current San Diego State University (SDSU) students pursuing a STEM or related degree and on recent graduates of SDSU.

Preferred skills:

Knowledge and/or interest in public health, preferable related to infectious and non- infectious/chronic disease conditions Interest in applied public health practice and public health sciences. Coursework and/or experience in public health (epidemiology, health promotion and education, environmental science, biostatistics), behavioral health, social sciences, health sciences, life sciences and biomedical sciences Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research. Ability to conduct literature review and information gathering. Strong written and verbal communication skills Experience in scientific and technical writing, including presentations and publications. Statistical and data analytics skills with experience using Access, SAS, SPSS, R, and similar statistical computing tools. Data analysis and management skills Proficiency in using Microsoft Office 365 – Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Forms, and SharePoint. Strong organizational, time-management, and project management skills

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Closing Date: 7/3/2024
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