CDC ORISE Fellowship for OLSS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

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A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
7/24/2023 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is now available with the Office of Laboratory Science and Safety (OLSS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid opportunity where the candidate could come into the Roybal campus 1-2 days per week or be completely remote.

Research ProjectThe CDC laboratory science and safety program is seeking a participant to assist in high impact communication and marketing-related capacities over the Summer 2023 to help advance their interrelated priorities: to enhance the scientific excellence and safety across all CDC laboratories. 

Learning ObjectivesUnder the guidance of the Associate Director for Communication Science, the participant will have the opportunity to learn from both laboratory science and safety experts across CDC along with health communication and policy experts regarding the development of marketing strategies and products utilizing a variety of established communication and media channels that help to increase awareness and reach to target audiences both internal to CDC and external including media and Congress.

Mentor(s)The mentor for this opportunity is Nisha Moussakhani ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2023. Start date is flexible.

Appointment LengthThe appointment will initially be for two months over the Summer of 2023, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

ORISE InformationThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.


The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's degree in one of the relevant fields, and/or be currently pursuing a master's degree. Most recent degree must have been received within the past five years.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (2 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (1 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (4 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (48 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (4 )

I certify that I have not previously been employed by CDC or by a contractor working directly for CDC.  I understand that CDC does not permit individuals with a prior employment relationship with CDC or its contractors to participate as trainees in the ORISE program. (Exceptions may be granted for individuals who, since the previous CDC employment, have obtained a new STEM degree which necessitates training in a new field.)