Outside Fellowships

Fellowships are advanced training opportunities generally offered after the completion of a degree.  Fellowships are generally short-term and focus on the professional development of the fellow. Participating in a fellowship program can be a great way to transition into a long-term career.

*Please note that the following list is not comprehensive. If you would like to suggest a fellowship program to be added to the list, please send an email to gwsphcareer@gwu.edu.

Note: Deadline dates are provided in order to give a general idea of a fellowship's application period. Please check  the fellowship or organization website for the most up to date deadline information.

 

Name

Level

Deadline

Description

Keywords

AAAS Science and Research Technology Fellowships

Doctoral

Accepting Applications May 1, 2016 - November 1, 2016

The American Association for the Advancement of Science manages and administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy.

Policy

ACHE Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships

Masters

Various

The purpose of this area is to provide students and early careerists with a list of available postgraduate administrative fellowships, and to provide a place where sponsoring organizations may promote their fellowships and increase visibility for these programs.

Healthcare Administration

Ashoka Fellows

Various

Rolling

Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who we recognize to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 60 countries around the globe in every area of human need.

Entrepreneurship

ASPPH Fellowship Programs

Masters

Various

ASPPH fellowships provide recent graduates of ASPPH members with public health training experiences based at federal agencies, state/local health departments, and on Capitol Hill. The duration of the fellowships ranges from 12-24 months depending on the program. 

 

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Fellowships

Various

Various

APTR fellowships give recent graduates and early career professionals an opportunity to work in public health and preventive medicine interest areas. Fellows gain leadership experience and train with leading experts in the fields of prevention and public health.

Prevention

AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance

Experienced

November 2, 2015 - Applications Close

Candidates should be experienced U.S.-based, working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership and have expertise in health reporting. The fellowship is designed to enable fellows to work independently over a one-year period while still maintaining their regular employment. AHCJ fellowship leaders will provide support and guidance through seminars, conference calls and e-mail consultations.

Communications, Journalism

Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship Program

College seniors, recent college
graduates and graduate students

2016 Applications begin December 2015

The program targets ethnically diverse candidates and applicants who have a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity. All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to promoting ethnic and cultural diversity through their work, education and life experiences. It provides six- to 12-month paid Fellowships — with benefits — professional development opportunities and a mentor program. Fellows will contribute to client projects while rotating among account teams, gaining practical experience in the field of integrated communications from some of the industry’s best counselors.

Communications

Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowships

Various

Various

Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health

AUPHA Fellowship Directory

Various

Various

Resources for healthcare administration fellowships

Healthcare Administration

California Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellowship

Masters

December 5

California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) is a one or two-year program for promising but green epidemiologists to gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor in either local or state health departments in California.

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Capital City Fellows Program

Masters

Application period begins March 2016

A successor to the Mayor's Urban Fellows Program that was established in 1985, the Capital City Fellows Program is a 18-month management recruitment program for recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC.

Government, Policy

CARE Visiting Fellows Program

May

New postings are usually posted between March and May each year.

Each summer, CARE USA hosts a Visiting Fellows Program offering a small number of graduate students with support from outside sources the opportunity to work with projects and conduct research in various CARE Country Offices.

Global Health

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program

Graduate 

Closed for this cycle. New applications begin in October

The Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September.

Global Health, International Development

CDC Fellowship Programs

Varies

Varies

Public Health Training Fellowships. The CDC is looking for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs. 

Evaluation

Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science Fellowships

Doctoral

November 6, 2015

The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

Behavioral Science

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Fellowship

Graduate

Begin Accepting Applications in October 2015

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.

Policy

Chesapeake Research Consortium's Environmental Management Career Development Program

Masters

Rolling

The CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in environmental science and/or management to gain professional, working experience in Chesapeake Bay policy development and implementation while at the same time expanding personal skill sets and growing professionally.

Environmental Health

CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program

Masters

Application Cycle Opens Fall 2015

CSTE, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has established this Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

Epidemiology

CSTE/CDC/ASPH Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

Masters

February 23, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the Association of State Health Officials (ASTHO), the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), has established this Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a local or state health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors.

Informatics

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

Masters

November 4

The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished postgraduate fellowship in health policy. The object of the Fellowship is to provide a unique opportunity for promising students to learn about the political system through direct exposure to the roles of both the public and private sectors in health policy development. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period from July to June.

Policy

Deland Fellowship

Masters

November 7, 2011

The Deland Fellowship Program in Health Care and Society prepares professionals to be leaders of tomorrow’s health care institutions. During this one-year fellowship, appointees develop skills which are fundamental to the operations of an academic and community-based medical center.

Healthcare Administration

Echoing Green Fellowship

18 years of age or older

January 9, 2012

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise.

Entrepreneurship

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

Bachelors

January 17, 2012

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Hunger, Poverty, Policy

Families USA Villers Fellowship

Bachelors

January 10, 2012

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the private insurance market—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues.

Policy, Justice

Families USA Wellstone Fellowship

Bachelors

January 27, 2012

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.

Advocacy, Justice

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

Doctoral

April 12

The FDA offers a two-year Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Informatics

FDA Postgraduate Research Program

Masters

Rolling

This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and allows recent postgraduates (postdoctoral, predoctoral, and postbaccalaureate) an opportunity to initiate and conduct independent or collaborative research that complements projects at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).

Toxicology

Fulbright Specialist Program

Doctoral or Experienced

Rolling

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide.

Global Health

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Masters

October 17, 2012

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

Global Health

Global Health Corps

Bachelors

February 17, 2012

Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity.

Global Health

Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program

Medical Students

September 14, 2011

Support Centers for the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars will provide supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank, to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers.

Global Health

Global Health Fellows II

Masters

Rolling

GHFP-II fellows work in a variety of global health technical areas ranging from maternal and child health to nutrition to HIV/AIDS. Each fellow has a specific scope of work and placement site within USAID or with one of its implementing partners. GHFP-II Fellows work full time for two years with the possibility of extending their fellowships for an additional two years.

Global Health, HIV/AIDS

Government Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship

Bachelors

March 18, 2012

GOLD Fellows receive individual attention designed to enhance their formal education and provide real world experiences. The Fellows will grow as leaders by following a developmental road map and develop their skills in a specialized field as they take on projects of high importance and large visibility.

Government

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Bell Fellowship

Doctoral

December 3, 2012

The Bell Fellowship Program provides opportunities for research and leadership training in a flexible, 1 or 2 year non-degree program for researchers and practitioners in the field of population and development.

Population, Development

Henry Ford Health System Administrative Fellowship

Masters

October 2, 2012

The Administrative Fellowship at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), in southeast Michigan, provides an unmatched opportunity to develop leadership and management skills within the complexities of a highly-integrated health system, create and implement solutions to pressing operational, strategic, and community-based challenges, and build a powerful professional network with HFHS's nationally and internationally respected physician and administrative leaders.

Healthcare Administration

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Bachelors

October 1, 2012

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Environmental Health, Peacekeeping

HHS Emerging Leaders Program

Masters

Not currently accepting applications

The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS. The program provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills in one of the largest federal agencies in the nation. HHS is looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals with a commitment to public service. The program provides an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in HHS.

Government

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program

Masters

February 15, 2012

The HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to receive education and training in non-profit management and philanthropy and prepares Muslims graduate students to become effective and knowledgeable leaders of non-profit organizations in North America.

Nonprofit Management

IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research

Doctoral

November 30, 2012

Applications for training fellowships are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency's mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.

Cancer, Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Graduate Fellowship

Doctoral

November 1

The Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is an intensive training program that provides opportunities for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics.

Health Metrics

ISPOR Directory of Fellowships in Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics, and Outcomes Research

Various

Various

ISPOR Directory of Fellowships in Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics, Outcomes Research or Related Field of Study

Health Economics, Research

Johns Hopkins Administrative Fellows Program

Masters

October 1, 2012

Johns Hopkins Medicine provides unique postgraduate training in health services management through a 2-year program that spans the combined entity of Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Healthcare Administration

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Doctoral

February 24, 2012

In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959–1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.

Environmental Health

Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration

Masters

August 12

The Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration (the fellowship program) recognizes talented early careerists who can develop their skills and leadership potential in a dynamic and unique environment. The fellowship program is structured to maximize the learning opportunities for fellows as well as to support the operational needs of the organization.

Healthcare Administration

KaiserEdu Fellowships

Bachelors

Various

This database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields. The database includes fellowships located across the United States that are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.

Policy

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

Various

January 13

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.

Global Health, Hunger, Policy

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Postgraduate Fellowships

Various

Various

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research

Cancer

Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellowship Program

Masters

May 23, 2012

The Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program is a 20-month policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid-level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities nationally and globally.

Policy, Health Disparities

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Administrative Fellowship Program

Masters

September 30, 2011

The primary intent of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program is to offer early careerists an opportunity to develop their leadership style and to use their skills and competencies in the day-to-day operations of a large, academic, specialty not-for-profit hospital.

Healthcare Administration

Massachusetts General Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program

Masters

October 9, 2012

The Administrative Fellowship Program is a two-year program designed to provide health care professionals with essential hospital management and administration training in ambulatory care and inpatient settings.

Healthcare Administration

Mayo Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program

Masters

September

The Mayo Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program is a postgraduate fellowship that fosters the development of outstanding individuals committed to careers in health care administration.

Healthcare Administration

National Research Center for Women and Families Lenora Moody Fellowship

Masters

Rolling

Fellowships are available for college graduates, graduate students, and professionals on sabbatical or making a career change who can work at least half-time for at least six months. Most Fellows have at minimum a master’s degree.

Career Change, Policy, Maternal & Child Health

National Wildlife Federation Fellowships

Bachelors

January 15, 2010

NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.

Conservation

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

Doctoral

January 20, 2012

The fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Md. for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community.

Statistics, Policy

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Doctoral

August 25, 2012

The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral training opportunities in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the program is to train individuals from a multiplicity of health sciences disciplines in the field of cancer prevention and control.

Cancer, Prevention

NCI Fellowship Programs

Masters

Rolling

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research

Biostatistics, Cancer, Epidemiology

NRSA Behavioral Sciences Fellowship in HIV

Doctoral

January 2, 2012

Our program is a postdoctoral research training program that provides intensive training in human sexuality research as applied to HIV prevention and HIV-related health interventions. The major components of our program are academic course work, the development of research and professional skills, and the conduct of independent research.

Behavioral Science, HIV/AIDS

NYC Urban Fellows Program

Bachelors

July 12

The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.

Government

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Educational and Research Experiences

All

Rolling

Academic fellowships and scholarship, research experiences, sabbaticals, and internship opportunities

Research

Pasteur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Doctoral

March 16, 2012

The Pasteur Foundation administers this fellowship program to bring U.S. postdoctoral researchers to work in any one of the 130+ Institut Pasteur laboratories in Paris.

Research

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Rolling

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers. These skills in adapting to new cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers, and leveraging limited resources attract the attention of prospective schools.

Peace Corps

Population Council Fellowship

Various

Various

The Population Council’s fellowship programs have helped advance the careers of social and biomedical scientists, public health researchers, and program managers throughout the world. The work of Council fellows has fostered research and informed the creation of population, health, and development policies and programs.

Population, Development

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs

Bachelors

Various

A number of schools offer postbaccalaureate premedical programs to assist individuals to pursue a medical career after they have already received a Bachelor's degree. The purposes of these programs vary. This searchable database enables you to search according to program type and other program characteristics.

Medical School

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Masters

September 25, 2011

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

Government

Public Health Partners

Various

Various

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

 

REACT Fellowship

Masters

 

The Save the Children REACT Fellowship Program has been established with the goal of increasing the organization’s capacity to respond to children’s needs in emergencies. The REACT Program will create a cadre of bright, enthusiastic and specialized young professionals who can quickly and successfully be deployed in humanitarian response programs.

Maternal and Child Health

Science.gov Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

Masters

Various

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science

 

Stuart A. Wesbury Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship

Masters

December 1, 2011

A program to complement graduate studies in healthcare or association management

Healthcare Administration

The Kellogg Health Scholars Program

Doctoral

Not currently accepting applications

The Kellogg Health Scholars Program invites you to learn about our unique program to develop future leaders committed to achieving health equity and eliminating health disparities. Our two-year postdoctoral fellowship program invites applicants to join a growing cadre of leaders skilled in research on the social determinants of health, academic-community partnering, community-based participatory research, and application of research to strengthen advocacy and achieve policy change.

Advocacy, Health Disparities, Policy

The National Academies Policy and Global Affairs Fellowships

Various

Various

The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

Policy, Global Affairs

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps JRCOSTEP and SRCOSTEP Program

Bachelors, Masters

September 1, 2011

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers three excellent opportunities for students to serve their country while completing or continuing their education. If you are interested in a public health career, we encourage you to apply to the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) and/or the Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP).

Government

U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program

Masters

February 12, 2012

These Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students --  partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities.

Community Health

UAB Administrative Fellowship

Masters

September 30, 2011

The Administrative Fellowship program at the UAB Health System (UABHS) provides qualified individuals a comprehensive training experience in health care management to complement and enhance the foundations of their academic programs.

Healthcare Administration

UNICEF Young Professional Programme

Masters

Not currently accepting applications

UNICEF’s Young Professional Programme recruits young talent with the potential to grow into managerial and leadership positions in the organization. We are searching for skillful, creative individuals to grow with us - young leaders to help fulfill our mandate for the 21st century, in all areas of UNICEF's work, including Programme, Communication, Emergencies and Operations.

Global Health, Communications

Union for International Cancer Control Fellowships

Masters

November 1

The Fellowships Programme is a core activity of UICC and currently administers five international fellowships and plays a major role in the Organisation's mission and vision. The fellowships provide opportunities for professional development for cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses, and cancer society staff and volunteers.

Cancer

White House Fellows

Bachelors

January 13, 2012

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Government, Policy

Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Doctoral

July 16, 2012

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

Biomedical Sciences