The Environmental Health Fellowship Program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The goal of the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program is to provide professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. The program capitalizes on an important interdependence between the academic public health community and the EPA, one of the most important public health agencies in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for American people. ASPPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment.
What does the Fellowship offer you?
The Program is designed to provide leadership training in environmental health and policy. Selected Fellows will:
When and where are the Fellowships offered?
Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for duration of one year (October/November 2022 – October/November 2023). Fellowships may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding, continued priority of the project area within EPA, and mutual agreement by the fellow, EPA, and ASPPH.
Fellows could be placed in various EPA organizations, most of which are located in the Washington, DC area, but could also be located in any of several laboratories, regional offices, or centers throughout the country. Applicants will be notified of exact assignment locations during the final selection phase and matching process.
To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified in Public Health (CPH).
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Fellows will receive a stipend payment for the duration of the fellowship based on the education level/degree requirement of the fellowship position. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover all living expenses including housing and project related travel.
In addition to the fellowship stipend, the fellow will have “fellowship allowance” intended to cover health-related expenses incurred during the one year fellowship period. The “fellowship allowance” may also be used to cover project-related travel, tuition, journal subscriptions, association dues, etc.
How are Fellows selected?
All applications to the fellowship program undergo a three-phase review process. In the first stage, the applications are reviewed by two faculty members from schools of public health (other than the applicant´s institution) on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation.
Applicants who receive top tier objective review scores, will be invited to interview with a Panel Review Committee. This interview is mandatory for all applicants who wish to be considered for final placement in the Program. Interviews are expected to occur in April 2021 and will be conducted via web-based video conference. Following completion of the interviews, the Panel Review Committee will decide which applicants will move forward to the third and final review phase, interviews with EPA staff.
How do I apply to the program?
The following information/documents will be needed to complete the online application:
Complete program information can be accessed in the official Program Announcement, by clicking on the link View Full Program Details and Instructions at the top of this page.