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Overseas Opportunities

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 nongovernmental organizations. Whether you are 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 an unprecedented opportunity to experience different cultures while making a difference in the health and well-being of people around the world.

If interested in working overseas at CDC, your eligibility will be based on your qualifications, federal employment status and citizenship. Other requirements include a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctorate) or a bachelor’s degree combined with related experience in your specialization.

CDC global health programs typically hire overseas employees at a relatively senior level, GS-13 or its equivalent in the Commissioned Corps/U.S. Public Health Service. Learn more about overseas jobs at CDC.

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Lab Employee

Scientific research is in CDC's DNA.

Join our team and apply science to solve important health problems.

Lab Employee

Love lab work?

Conduct critical science at CDC and help protect our nation against dangerous health threats.