Through internships, practicums and fellowships at the State Hygienic Laboratory, students and recent graduates can gain hands-on experience working with laboratory professionals.
Internships and Practicums
Internship applications are not being accepted at this time. New opportunities will be posted as they become available.Questions? Email Beth Hochstedler.
Fellowships provide students and recent graduates an opportunity to build their expertise in a professional environment. In coordination with national partners, the State Hygienic Laboratory hosts environmental, infectious disease and management/leadership fellows.Environmental Public Health (EPH) Laboratory Fellowship Program
The EPH Laboratory Fellowship Program aims to attract and prepare laboratory scientists for careers in public health with an environmental focus. The fellowship is sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Public Health Associate Program
The Public Health Associate Program is a competitive, two-year paid training program sponsored by the CDC. Associates are assigned to public health agencies or nongovernmental organizations, and work alongside professionals across a variety of public health settings.Bioinformatics in Public Health Fellowship Program
The Bioinformatics Fellowship aims to train and prepare students interested in bioinformatics to apply their expertise in public health. The fellowship is co-sponsored by the APHL and CDC.Newborn Screening Fellowship
The Ronald H. Laessig Memorial Newborn Screening Fellowship Program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in newborn screening and/or genetics research while strengthening local, state and federal public health infrastructures. The fellowship is co-sponsored by the APHL and CDC.Laboratory Leadership Service
The Laboratory Leadership Service fellowship prepares early career laboratory scientists to become future public health laboratory leaders. Through on-the-job service at CDC and other public health laboratories, fellows acquire and apply skills in quality management, biosafety and leadership. The fellowship is sponsored by the CDC.Questions? Email Beth Hochstedler.
The Student Mentorship Program has been placed on hold. Applications are not being accepted at this time.
To learn more about the Student Mentorship Program, check out these videos featuring our past student mentees.
Questions? Email Beth Hochstedler.
- Your Future in Laboratory Science: A brochure about opportunities for students at the State Hygienic Laboratory
- Pathways to Adventure: A guide to careers in laboratory science
- Did You See That?: A board game to learn about public health laboratory science
- Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council: Website about STEM-related resources for educators, students and families
- STEM Hub Regions: A map Iowa’s STEM Hub sites and overview of the state STEM program
Last updated Sept. 20, 2018