Health Equity Fellowship Program

  • Fellowship
  • Anywhere
  • $15-$18 USD / Hour

Website Association of State Public Health Nutritionists


The Health Equity Fellowship Program was created to support the diversification of the public health and health-related workforce. The public health nutrition workforce, like many areas of health, needs assistance with diversification and the recruitment of a new generation of nutrition professionals. This 12-week fellowship was developed to support those efforts. Since 2002, the fellowship program has prepared over 1,000 students with practical skills in the Essentials of Public Health Services and Core Competencies of Health Education and Promotion.

Federal, regional, state and local health agencies provide real-world work experience to students for 12 weeks to complete health equity projects in the areas of HIV, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Lupus, Nutrition, Mental Health, Program Planning, Health Policy, Tobacco, Injury/Violence Prevention, Aging, COVID and more. There is no cost to the agency to serve as a placement site for a student fellow.


  • Structured learning objectives based on the ten essentials of public health service and core competencies in health promotion and education
  • Mentored by preceptors at federal agencies, state and local health departments, community based organizations and other public and private and nonprofit public health agencies including health clinics and hospitals
  • Gain work experience in a variety of public health topics: minority health, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, physical activity and nutrition, injury prevention, health disparities and health equity


  • Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in federally designated MSI (historical black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions and tribal colleges and universities).
  • Underrepresented students enrolled in non-MSIs pursuing degrees in public health or related disciplines
  • Enrolled in a public health program or a related field


  • Paid internship program at no cost to the students, participating preceptors, MSIs or placement sites.
  • Convenient state-of-the-art online evaluation and progress reporting
  • Opportunities to participate in professional development webinars and public health conferences
  • Support with applying to master’s and doctoral programs related to the public health arena
  • Mentoring with ongoing guidance and preparation for careers in public health

Application Timeline

ASPHN is currently accepting fellow and preceptor applications for its Fall 2024 Health Equity Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is June 30, 2024. Applicants selected for the Fall 2024 Session will be notified by August 1, 2024. Please review the timeline below for complete details.

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