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

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

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Fellowships & Internships

At Washington University

Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program

The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program offers students the opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty mentors. We have two tracks, one focused on public and global health and the other on aging and neurological disease.

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 on our employment opportunities page when available.


Department of Pediatrics Fellowship Opportunities

The Pediatric Cardiology fellowship program at the School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital prepares fellows to become pediatric cardiologists able to independently supervise the diagnosis and care of infants, children and teenagers/young adults with all forms of congenital and acquired cardiac disease. 

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Opportunities

The Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine is designed to attract outstanding young physicians and train them for academic and clinical careers in infectious diseases.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accelerated Innovation

The Clinical Research Training Center at the School of Medicine offers this Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accelerated Innovation “to demystify the processes of commercialization of new technology/translational discoveries by learning how to move projects to the next stage of commercialization and how to establish value-creating milestones, costs, and timelines.”

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control

Washington University and the Siteman Cancer Center are seeking applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control. They are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in health behavior and health disparities research, community-based research, cancer communication, epidemiology or decision sciences.

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study

The Olin Fellowship Program encourages women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions. Any female graduate or prospective graduate of an undergraduate institution in the US who plans to prepare for a career in higher education is eligible, provided she seeks and is able to meet the admission requirements of the Washington University program in which she intends to enroll.

Undergraduate Research Programs

The Office of Undergraduate Research serves as a resource for students beginning to explore the concept of undergraduate research by helping students discern their own research paths and find a mentor, connecting them to research funding and programs at WashU and beyond and providing opportunities to share their work. 

Beyond Washington University

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Fellowships

ASTMH offers a variety of fellowships and awards for members, and in some instances, non-members. 

Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health

ASPPH fellowship and internship programs offer opportunities for current masters and doctoral level students and recent graduates to round out academic training and gain hands-on public health experience while continuing to develop professional skills and expertise in public health. On-site mentoring from public health professionals provides valuable career guidance and networking opportunities.

CDC Public Health Fellowships and Training

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

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Program

 The L’Oréal Foundation awards women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

The Pathways Program for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

Three opportunities: 1) a student internship program, 2) A recent graduate program and the Presidential Management Fellows program are operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They aim to improve recruiting efforts, offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities.

Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International offers a limited number of opportunities for interns and volunteers with its offices in Africa and Asia, as well as its New York City headquarters.

Kaiser Permanente North California Delivery Science Fellowship Program

Investigators and fellows in the Division of Research work on the cutting edge of delivery science, partnering directly with Kaiser Permanente physicians and clinical operations leaders to develop and implement innovative research and quality improvement projects for patient care, in one of the nation’s leading integrated delivery systems. 

Red Tree Study

Academic courses are designed to encourage scholarship of Colombia within the context of the country’s unique culture and recent social and political developments. The Red Tree Study works in partnership with Colombia’s top universities to explore the social impact of the conflict in the country and the recent peace process there. Programs are immersive and interactive, engaging voices from many different communities within Colombia to foster open debate and inspire academic research.

World Health Organization Internship Programme

WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO and enrich their knowledge and experience in various areas, thereby contributing to the advancement of public health.

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