Fellowships and Internships

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis connects you to public health-related fellowship and internship offerings for students and professionals.

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for details about open positions at the Institute.

If you would like us to post any public health fellowship or internship offerings, please email publichealth@wustl.edu.

Institute for Public Health Summer Research Programs

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and its Global Health Center offers two summer research programs: the Public Health Advanced Summer Education (PHASE) program with support from a Diversity and Inclusion Grant from the Office of the Provost, and the Summer Program for Research in Global Health (SPRINGH), with support from the Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology. The programs offer students the opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty mentors focusing on public health and global health. The deadline to apply for the summer 2015 program has passed. Learn more about summer research programs.

Practicums & Internships

Institute for Public Health Practicum Opportunities

The Institute for Public Health is an affiliated practicum site for Brown School MPH and MSW students. Practicum and internship opportunities are posted below when available.

Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health

ASPPH internships provide students of ASPPH member schools and programs with public health training experiences based at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASPPH Headquarters. The duration of the internships is normally 10 weeks but may vary depending on the program.

ASPPH fellowships provide recent graduates of ASPPH members with public health training experiences based at federal agencies, state/local health departments and on Capitol Hill. The duration of the fellowships ranges from 12-24 months depending on the program.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The internship program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the federal civil service by providing meaningful career development work.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently emerged as the largest hiring department of Presidential Management Fellows in the federal government. The Presidential Management Fellows Program is designed to recruit top tier fellows on an annual basis. Fellows participating in this two-year competitive fellowship program use rotational experiences and training to develop themselves as exceptional leaders in all areas of the federal government.

CDC Public Health Training Fellowships and Internships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a number of public health fellowships and internship opportunities for students and early career professionals.

Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Disease

The Robert E. Shope International Fellowship, offered by and administered by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, provides support for international training opportunities in arbovirology and emerging diseases for those with an MD, DVM, PhD or the equivalent. Fellowship recipients will involve themselves in studies of arbovirology and/or emerging diseases from clinical to field to laboratory studies.

Kaiser Permanente North California Delivery Science Fellowship Program

Kaiser Permanente North California Delivery Science fellows will have the unique opportunity to develop delivery science research methods and writing skills for presentations and publications in a dynamic health care delivery environment, while being mentored by experienced scientists with translational research, health services, health policy and delivery system science expertise. We offer extensive medical record and clinical data, and an opportunity to translate research findings to clinical settings in an applied environment.

Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is open to full-time medical students in accredited schools of medicine in the United States or Canada. Research or clinical training in tropical medicine or global health with at least one month at site endemic for diseases or illnesses common in the tropics.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Department of Pediatrics Fellowship Opportunities
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Opportunities

Explore Additional Opportunities

The Kaiser Family Foundation offers a searchable database of fellowships and internships.
COS Funding Opportunities has a comprehensive database of fellowships, internships and other opportunities.