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Fellowships and Internships

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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) places post-graduate and doctoral students in federal agency offices, and other public health practice settings, in the U.S. and around the world. ASPPH fellows complete one to three years of training on major public health issues, including surveillance, program management, evaluation, informatics, statistics, epidemiology, or policy, among others. Each fellow is assigned a mentor who will coach and contribute to the fellows’ professional and career development. ASPPH interns complete a 10 to 12 week program. 

ASPPH fellows and interns are drawn from current students or recent graduates of the ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools and programs of public health. Through their academic preparation, students are immersed in public health issues and are ready to gain the practical skills and tools necessary to affect change and address public health problems through multidisciplinary approaches. 


ASPPH has effectively placed public health students and graduates in practice based training opportunities with U.S. governmental agencies for over 30 years.  To date, ASPPH has recruited, placed and managed over 2,200 fellows and interns within the ranks of governmental agencies and partner organizations. Fellowship and Internship placements have been made in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch, and state and local health departments.


As the voice of accredited academic public health, one of the four strategic goals of ASPPH is to “Promote excellence and drive innovation in public health education, training, and practice.”  Toward this effort, ASPPH is committed to providing hands-on, practical mentored training opportunities to develop a cadre of leaders for the 21st century public health system. ASPPH has effectively placed public health students and graduates in practice based training opportunities with U.S. governmental agencies for over 30 years.

ASPPH has been, and continues to be, the only organization that fosters training programs that are specifically targeted to students and graduates of the CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.  Through the years, ASPPH has developed time-tested systems and best practices that ensure efficient and effective program management for our fellowship programs.  From providing comprehensive orientation programs at the beginning of the placements, to managing administrative, financial and grant management systems during the placements, to tracking fellow alumni career progression following the placements, and ASPPH has a solid program management foundation in place to handle training programs.


ASPPH fosters partnerships with public health organizations to deliver experiential learning opportunities that build capacity among early career public health professionals. Our partners provide the setting, mentorship, and project opportunities, while ASPPH manages the overall administration of the programs, including:

ASPPH leverages our 30+ years of experience in managing graduate-level training programs to build partnerships with public health practice organizations. Together, ASPPH and our partners reach toward the common goal of effectively preparing the next generation of public health leaders.