Education / Training




Your future in laboratory science starts here

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

If you are interested in applying for an internship or practicum please review the opportunities listed below.

Please email your updated resume, cover letter and dates of availability directly to the mentor of the project you are interested in. That mentor will follow up with you to determine next steps in the process.

Questions? Email Laina Edwards, SHL Training Supervisor.


More projects will be listed in this location soon.

Contact Laina Edwards, SHL Training Supervisor, for more information.


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 Health Laboratory Fellowship

The Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowship 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 Laina Edwards, SHL Training Supervisor.

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 Laina Edwards, SHL Training Supervisor.

Public Health Career Resources

Last updated April 8, 2022