US: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)





















“Every day at the CDC we were inspired by the passion of everyone involved in the response and impressed by the impact they are having on this outbreak—protecting those within and beyond our borders.”

Key Information:

Location: CDC Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Term: 19W

Deadline to Apply: Winter 2019: October 11, 2018 at 5:00pm. 

Organization Description:

As America’s leading health protection agency, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is dedicated to increasing the health security of our nation. At the CDC’s headquarters, critical science research is being conducted and health information disseminated that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, both foreign and in the US. The CDC is responsible for detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats, tackling some of the biggest health problems facing americans, and promoting healthy and safe communities and environments. A select group of highly qualified Dartmouth students will have the opportunity to work at the frontline of global and local health security programs as CDC interns.

For more information about the CDC:

Program Features and Opportunities

CDC internship provides undergraduate students an outstanding opportunity to engage in frontline global health delivery programs. Interns may be assigned to divisions working on global health, migration, and public health workforce development. In the past, students have had opportunities to help tackle some of the biggest health problems for Americans. Past interns at the CDC have been involved in addressing emerging public threats, including the 2015 Ebola epidemic and the 2016 Zika oubreak response. 

To learn more about the experiences of past interns, visit our blog:

Who should apply?

Currently enrolled sophomores, juniors and seniors in all majors are eligible to apply to this internship. Students who apply should have a passionate interest in global public health, refugee and immigrant health, health policy, infectious disease, epidemiology, emergency preparedness and response, and communications. The chosen students are expected to be highly adaptable and to be prepared to take on new assignments or shift focus based on supervisor feedback.  Students are expected to be able to work independently and demonstrate strong initiative and motivation. Familiarity with basic statistical software packages is also a plus, but not required.

How to apply:

The application for this opportunity is available online. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation, transcript, and essays as part of the applications. Applications for the 2019 Winter program are due on October 11, 2018; late applications will not be reviewed.





Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center