ASPPH is pleased to offer our member schools and programs of public health an exciting new opportunity to gain rural health experience with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development division. Applications are currently being accepted for the ASPPH/USDA Rural Health Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2023 by 11:59 PM ET.
By participating in the ASPPH/USDA Rural Health Fellowship Program, the selected fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to USDA programs related to rural health; lead the development of tools to better understand and access USDA programs that federal and non-federal partners can use; prepare and implement rural health initiatives or strategies with USDA programs and federal and non-federal partners; and build and maintain relationships across USDA and between USDA and partners. This fellowship is the first of its kind to be offered by ASPPH.
The Fellowship will be based in Washington, DC, but hybrid/remote candidates will be considered. The fellowship position is a full-time training opportunity for one year (estimated June 2023 – June 2024), with the possibility of a one-year extension.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Master’s or Doctorate degree before the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2023) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2018). 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 US citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the US to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) is preferred.
Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at TrainingPrograms@ASPPH.org.