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CDC Health Communications Fellowship

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

DEHSP promotes and protects the health and quality of life of all people in the United States through conducting environmental health science and improving environmental health services. Its mission is supported by surveillance, epidemiologic studies, technical assistance, training, and emergency response activities through programs that provide critical environmental health capacity for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments and other agencies with related responsibilities.
The participant will gain experience in the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Health Tracking Branch as part of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program’s surveillance and prevention activities.

The selected participant will have the opportunity to interact closely with public health program professionals in various roles and to be involved in diverse activities, including:
  • Contributing to the development of messages and communication materials such as fact sheets, program briefings, program summaries, program briefs, web pages, and social media content. The participant will learn or improve skills in developing materials targeted for specific audience.
  • Conducting communications research, literature or health communication scans. The participant will learn or improve skills in researching, compiling, and synthesizing complex information from multiple sources.
  • Drafting health education materials and messages for outreach and dissemination through a variety of communication channels. The participant will learn or improve skills in using various communication media.
  • Collaborating with internal and external groups on health communication and marketing of program priorities. The participant will learn or improve skills in interacting with a wide variety of professionals from various perspectives.

The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in Health Communications. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:
  • Knowledge of public health terminology and communication principles, methods, practices and technique

This opportunity is available to US citizens only.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCEH-2020-0029) in your email.