Atlanta, GA

CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. They are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

The CDC Public Health Law Program (PHLP) provides services and resources such as technical assistance, publications, and workforce development to CDC programs and state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. The program features: work experience on one or more core projects with mentorship from a CDC PHLP staff attorney; exposure to a complex, government work environment and a team of public health lawyers with diverse expertise; involvement in work projects that impact the mission of PHLP and CDC; opportunities to co-author published articles and other materials; communication and mentorship with a dedicated preceptor throughout the externship experience; active participation in weekly PHLP staff meetings; and opportunities to showcase experiences in an end of externship presentation.

The Public Health Law Fellowship offers on-the-job training to prepare students for careers in public health law or policy. The program aims 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.

Student-arranged only: this placement’s application schedule does not align with the law school’s registration deadlines, but students may apply directly to the placement and request enrollment in the civil externship course if the placement extends an offer.

Accepts Full Time Applications
Accepts Part Time Applications
Other Criteria

Students must complete the Public Health Law Fellowship application at: CDC - Fellowships, Internships, & Externships - Public Health Law

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