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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.

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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.

Overdose Data to Action Initiative Staff
Apply for opportunities to support the CDC Foundation's Overdose Data to Action initiative. These team members will support state, territorial, county and city health departments and work to implement overdose surveillance and prevention activities within their jurisdictions.

Together Our Impact is Greater

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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