Education / Training




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.

Mentorship Program

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.


Last updated Sept. 20, 2018