Global Opportunities at CDC

From Angola to Zimbabwe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) presence is felt in over 40 countries worldwide through partnerships with international and multinational public health agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Whether you’re working with health ministries to build public health surveillance systems in developing countries, contributing to global health policies and programs, helping to immunize children in a small town village, or training researchers, our challenging assignments give you a unique opportunity to experience different cultures, while making a difference in the health and well-being of people around the world.

The CDC’s Center for Global Health and Programs  recruit for international assignments based on individual qualifications, federal employment status and citizenship. To qualify for CDC overseas jobs, you must be able to work independently and adapt to new situations and changing environments.

The CDC uses one or both of the following recruitment sources:

Current or prospective federal employees. The majority of positions are filled through the competitive hiring process via Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)external icon or Merit Promotion (Open to Current/Former Federal Employees)external icon procedures.

Personal and Non-Personal Contracting Services (Individual contractors and contracting companies)

View our Global Health Employment web page  for more information on international assignments including eligibility, qualifications, citizenship requirements, how to apply, and more.

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Mission Support Careers
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Page last reviewed: August 27, 2021