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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Internship, Fall 2023

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Program Description

In this fully funded, full-time internship, you will get a unique opportunity to turn knowledge into real world experience in a public health setting, with a focus on diversity and protecting the health of underrepresented populations. Your internship could focus on areas such as epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with disproportionately impacted populations, and biostatistics and statistical software. 


To be eligible to participate you must meet the following criteria: 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Additionally, individuals must be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (AA/AS, BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Be able to work full-time (33-40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship. Negotiation of hours to part-time is not possible. Please only apply if you know that you can handle a full-time work schedule on top of any other responsibilities. 
  • Have a confirmed interest in working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
  • Reside within the United States throughout the entire duration of the internship (if virtual). 

Preferred majors include, but are not limited to: 
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology 
  • Health Communications 
  • Public Health 

* Preference given to upperclassmen and graduate students and/or those with relevant experience.

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Program Components

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program is a 10-week Summer or 15-week Spring or Fall program in which you will work full-time, five days a week, assisting with a variety of projects assigned by your internship mentor. Assignments will span many professional fields at CDC; past placements have included: 

Program Benefits

This is a fully funded program. Sponsorship covers the cost of the program, housing (if needed/when in-person is available), and roundtrip travel to and from the internship site city. You will be responsible for living expenses and local transportation. However, a stipend of $2,650-$8,475 will be provided to help alleviate these expenses. The final stipend amount is based on the length of the session, your education level and your decision to accept or reject TWC-organized housing. 

Please note that Fall 2023 session formats are TBD (either virtual or in person). 

Housing and Living

Fully furnished housing near the internship site is provided by TWC for all participants who need it. Housing accommodations can, and typically do, require shared-living arrangements with other interns. Every effort is made to arrange housing near essential amenities like grocery stores, public transit and medical facilities. When in-person, placements may be in Washington, D.C. or at CDC locations in Atlanta, Georgia, or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Academic Credit

You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your participation in this program. However, credits are determined and awarded by each university. You are responsible for arranging any academic credit through your college or university. You should discuss arrangements with your institution, prior to starting the program and let TWC know the specific requirements of your university. 

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2023 (Virtual and in-person positions)
  • Application Accepted: April 25, 2023 – May 26, 2023
  • Decision Notifications: Mid July 2023 (Applicants are notified when they are selected for interviews until all positions are filled or until mid July) 
  • Program Dates:  August 28, 2023 – December 8, 2023 (subject to change)

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How to Apply - Portal

Please follow the Application Instructions to ensure proper completion of the application. Proper completion is critical to your application being considered for review.

Application Documents

You need to submit the following documents along with your application:
  • Resume: Submit a max 2-page resume in PDF format reflecting relevant work experience, volunteerism, awards, leadership, extra-curricular activities, research, and academic experiences. Your resume must include your GPA and your current contact information including email address, home address and telephone number.
  • Transcript: Submit your most recent transcript. Both unofficial and official transcripts are accepted. Please ensure that your Social Security Number is crossed out on the submitted document.
  • Statement of Interest: In a maximum 300-word statement in PDF Format, please address your specific interest in interning with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with what skills and experiences you have that make you a unique candidate. In short, we want to know: Why CDC? What skills and knowledge do you have that has prepared you for this opportunity? What do you hope to gain from this experience?
  • Proof of Citizenship: Proof of Citizenship includes either a scan of your U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate or certificate of naturalization. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Questions? Please email for assistance.