How to Apply for a Fellowship

Available Position(s)

Currently, there are no fellowship positions available.


Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellows need to be graduates of an accredited nursing program in order to be eligible for fellowships, and must meet the specific educational qualifications stipulated for each individual fellowship. Program accreditation can be granted by CCNE, ACEN, or both.  

Fellowship Period & Location

Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for the duration of 12 months. Fellowships may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding and mutual agreement by the fellow and AACN. Most fellowship positions will be located at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location.

Required Application Information

  • Applicant Information
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Applicant Essay

Selection Process

All applications to the fellowship program undergo a two-phase review process. In the first phase, the applications are reviewed on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience, and letters of recommendation. Applicants approved by the initial review are invited for a phone or virtual interview by the sponsoring CDC CIO. AACN staff will begin extending fellowship offers at the conclusion of the interview process.


Allison Jacobs
Associate Director of Population Health Initiatives
(202) 463-6930 ext. 278