CDC Public Health Law Fellowship

Paid opportunity for grad students, law students & recent alumni

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Law Program and ChangeLab Solutions are proud to announce the Public Health Law Fellowship.

This paid opportunity will provide graduate students (e.g., MPH, DrPH, MPA, PhD), law students, and recent alumni of these programs with on-the-job training to prepare them for careers in public health law or policy.

Fellows will be matched with mentors at host sites in state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments; CDC; or other public health law organizations that support work in public health law and policy.

The Public Health Law Fellowship aims to strengthen the public health law workforce by increasing diversity within the field and preparing the next generation of public health law professionals to respond to critical issues.

Ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to . . .

  • Focusing on the role of law in public health
  • Making a positive community impact
  • Improving health equity
  • Strengthening capacity for emergency response

Successful fellows will bring . . .

  • Experience with diverse perspectives
  • Creativity
  • Cultural awareness and inclusivity
  • An innovative approach to problem solving


Future fellows: learn more about the fellowship and apply. (Applications for fall 2023 are due Monday, April 17.) .

Potential host sites: apply for your organization to host a fellow. (All summer spots are allocated; applications accepted on a rolling basis.).