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Careers at the CDC Foundation

At a time when the world faces a growing number of public health challenges, from infectious to chronic diseases, the CDC Foundation has a very real opportunity to make a difference. The CDC Foundation is a nonprofit that helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives throughout the world. We combine philanthropic and private resources with CDC’s world-class scientific expertise and the CDC Foundation’s speed and flexibility to create innovative, high-impact programs and breakthrough collaborations.

We realize our success depends on our most valuable resource—our staff. The CDC Foundation looks for committed, talented professionals willing to engage in the complex work of protecting the public’s health. We value diversity of talent, ideas and backgrounds. Our staff works with CDC, public health authorities and partners to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most complex health challenges.

Search open positions, apply online or check the status of your application at these links:

COVID-19 Corps – Workforce and Vaccine Initiative
Apply now for surge staffing opportunities in a wide variety of job positions to help states, territorial, local and tribal health departments meet the ongoing public health needs of communities across the country. Remote and on-site positions are available, with full benefits.

CDC Foundation Staff
Apply for CDC Foundation internal and field positions managing projects supported by our donors and leading the day-to-day operations of the organization.

COVID-19 Corps – Workforce Staff
Apply for federally funded surge staffing opportunities to provide critical support for COVID-19 responses at the State, Tribal, Local and Territorial level.

Featured COVID-19 Corps Positions


View Epidemiologist positions

View Senior Epidemiologist positions

Epidemiologists will conduct investigations, surveillance and interventions to help determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control of COVID-19.

School Liaisons

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School liaisons support development and implementation of policies, strategies or programs to advance school safety efforts during COVID-19. A school liaison will provide schools and school-based organizations with approved information about state isolation, testing and COVID-19 related procedures, monitor compliance and support compliance with COVID-19 guidance.

Data Analyst

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A data analyst will plan, develop and conduct analysis of various efforts, including investigations, surveillance and interventions to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control related to COVID-19. 

Public Health Nurse

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A public health nurse will collaborate with other departments and agencies for the provision of services to clients and families and will also participate in public health emergency response activities. This role will identify data information needs and works closely with information systems to facilitate the collection of data. 

Case Investigator

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A case investigator is a public health professional responsible for receiving reports of persons suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19, locating them and interviewing them to gather information necessary for public health case investigation and contact tracing. Interviews will involve gathering information about symptoms, exposures and identifying others with whom the case has been in contact while potentially infectious. 

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Different Ways to Work with the CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation staff members manage and raise funds to support hundreds of programs, facilitate partnerships and lead the day-to-day operations of the organization—we recruit staff who are experts in program management, fundraising, population health, communications, finance, technology and more. We also manage field employees who work with CDC to help implement programs, work in labs or conduct research.

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