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Now Accepting Applications for the ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program – Due February 10

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health 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 the ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program.  The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Eastern, February 10, 2017.

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.

Current ASPPH/NHTSA Fellow, Mr. Jeremy Kinsman, states “The ASPPH/NHTSA program has provided me with a unique experience in which I have been able to learn how public health can inform traffic safety programs and policies at the federal level, thereby saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing economic burden.”

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 positions are full-time assignments (estimated August 2017 – August 2018), with the possibility of extending for up to three years.  Detailed program information and all 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 July 2017) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2012). 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.

A full list of CEPH-accredited, ASPPH-member institutions can be accessed via the ASPPH website here.

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