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Now Accepting Applications – ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program – Short-Term Assignment

ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health an exciting opportunity to gain experience in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, DC. Applications are currently being accepted for a special, short-term assignment with the ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 9.

ASPPH, in collaboration with NHTSA, offers mentored training experiences for public health graduates to prepare for careers in governmental public health practice.  Assignments will be at DOT/NHTSA headquarters in Washington, DC.

“The ASPPH/NHTSA Fellowship provided an experience which is unique to this program. Living in Washington, DC and training with a federal agency provided a unique opportunity to learn the structure of the US federal government, and how federal partners work together on projects of national significance”, said Ms. Angela Fowlkes, a former ASPPH/NHTSA Fellow.  “The constant opportunities to network with federal officials and interact with other public health professionals enabled me to form professional relationships which have been instrumental as I progress in my public health career.”

The ASPPH/NHTSA Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for early-career public health professionals with strong research and analytic skills who are dedicated to reducing the economic impact of traffic injuries in the United States.  The selected fellow will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the workings of the federal agency dedicated to reducing motor vehicle crashes and become involved in NHTSA’s role in addressing motor vehicle and highway safety.

The fellowship position is a full-time, short-term assignment (June 1, 2015 – August 21, 2015) with the Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection.  The full Program Announcement with all details and application instructions can be accessed at

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than May 2015) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2010).  Graduate degrees must come from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program.

Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred.

Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at