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American Public Health Association
The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Fellowship
Fellowship opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas are available with the CDC through the APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program. Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health.

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is now recruiting for the next class of EIS officers. EIS is a 2-year fellowship in applied epidemiology that offers a unique combination of on-the-job-learning and service. EIS officers, often called CDC’s “disease detectives,” conduct epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance around the world. All EIS applicants must meet degree, licensing, and experience requirements. EIS is open to physicians with at least one year of clinical training, doctoral-level scientists, veterinarians and other healthcare professionals including Nurses; eligibility criteria are on the EIS website. EIS alumni have held successful leadership positions at CDC and other organizations nationally and internationally. Now accepting applications for 2015.

Explore Health
Free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Loans & Scholarships
Millions of Americans do not have access to health care because they live where there are not enough health professionals to meet basic needs. Shortages of health professionals suggest many more may soon find themselves unable to see a primary health care provider when they need one. HRSA health professions loan repayment, scholarship and loan programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Scholarships are awarded competitively and consist of payment for tuition, fees, other reasonable costs and a monthly support stipend.

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.  To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
As a nurse officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, you will have experiences in your profession, in the community, and in the Nation that are not available in traditional or private practice settings.

United State Public Health Corps
Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.

United States Public Health Corps Junior Co-Step (JRCOSTEP) Program
Students participating in JRCOSTEP work in the same exciting Federal agencies and programs as active duty Commissioned Corps officers. Typical assignments vary from 31 to 120 days during official school breaks. Applicants are accepted from a variety of fields, including environmental health, pharmacy, engineering, and nursing.

Opportunities for Public Health Nursing