Apprenticeship in Public Health

An alumnus has made us aware of an exciting opportunity with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The Public Health Apprenticeships are 3-year appointments in which apprentices serve in deputy/senior advisor roles in health departments and other CDC affiliated agencies.  No public health background is required, as these are mostly operations/generalist positions.  Below you will find a full description of the functions, qualifications and application instructions.

The deadline for submission of your cover letter, resume and 2 reference letters is March 16.  This is a competitive program and this is the first time the program has recruited at Tech, and they have specifically targeted  PUBP and INTA majors.  If you have any questions, or would like us to review your cover letter, resume, please contact Elizabeth or Richard sooner rather than later.Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year institution prior to July 1, 2009. Individuals with an academic emphasis in the physical and social sciences as well as the humanities are encouraged to apply. 


In 2009, Apprenticeships will be established in partnership with public health agencies in the following states: Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Texas. Specific assignment locations within these states have not yet been determined. 

Job Functions: 

Apprentices will perform some or all of the following job functions: 

• Interaction with public health clients (e.g., interviewing, counseling, and education) 

• Investigation of public health problems and issues (e.g., assisting in disease outbreak investigations and assisting in implementing actions) 

• Data collection, analysis and reporting (e.g., as relates to case reports and field investigations) 

• Surveillance activities (e.g., recording and processing case reports from health care providers, labs, hospitals; analyzing information for trends) 

• Public health education (e.g., developing public health education information for individuals or communities; helping to plan and deliver presentations and publicity campaigns) 

• Provision of public health services (e.g., facilitating clinical services, making home visits) 

• Community involvement and partnership (e.g., working with community agencies to design and conduct programs; participating in community health assessments) 

• Liaison with other entities in the public health system (e.g., working with private health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, medical staff, and community-based organizations) 

Salary and Benefits: 

The starting salary range is approximately $30,000 – $45,000, and will vary based on location. Apprentices will also be eligible for a full range of benefits. 

How to Apply: 

Applications MUST include the following: 

  • A cover letter or email that includes reference to the State (e.g., Georgia, Florida, etc) where you are applying for an Apprenticeship. A separate application must be submitted for each State in which you want to be considered for an Apprenticeship
  • Your current resume 
  • 2 letters of reference from someone who knows you professionally (e.g., a work supervisor or college professor) 

The above items should be sent via e-mail (with attachments) to Please reference “PHAP” in the subject line of your email. Deadline to apply: March 16, 2009 


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One response to “Apprenticeship in Public Health

  1. Donna Long


    Is it too late to apply for these apprenticeships?

    Donna Long

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