Public Health Law Fellow

  • Fellowship
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 04/17/2023

Website CDCgov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s Public Health Law Program and ChangeLab Solutions are proud to announce a first of its kind, Public Health Law Fellowship. This paid training opportunity will provide fellows with on-the-job training to prepare current students and recent graduates for careers in public health law and policy. The Public Health Law Fellowship was created to strengthen the public health law workforce by increasing diversity within the field and preparing the next generation of public health law professionals to respond to critical issues.

Fellowship positions will be available to current graduate or law students, as well as applicants who have graduated within four years, who have a demonstrated interest in public health law. Ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to the role of law or policy and positive community impact, improving health equity, or strengthening emergency response capacity. Successful fellows will bring lived experience with diverse perspectives, creativity, cultural awareness and inclusivity, and an innovative approach to problem solving.

Fellows will be matched with mentors whose work supports the public health law field. Each mentor will have identified public health law projects for each fellow related to health equity or emergency preparedness and response.

The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) works to improve the health of the public by developing law-related tools and providing legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and policy makers in state, tribal, local and territorial (STLT) jurisdictions.

PHLP works with STLT public health departments and other partners to:

  • Identify public health law priorities
  • Research laws that impact the public’s health
  • Analyze public health legal preparedness
  • Conduct comparative analyses across jurisdictions
  • Prepare guidance, articles, reports, and toolkits
  • Develop and disseminate public health law curricula

For more information, please visit the PHLP website.

To apply for this job please visit