Working at CDC

When you work at CDC, you take on part of our mission to help make the world a healthier place. We protect health and promote quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and other health threats.

This is not an easy task. It sometimes requires us to work around the world, since disease and health threats are best addressed before they reach our shores. In fact, we work in over 50 countries and respond to hundreds of outbreaks and emergencies each year. And it all starts with people like you.

Whether your background is in medicine, health care, research or administration, you can help to fight diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and help to make our nation, and the world, a better place for all to live and thrive. Saving lives and protecting people around the world—that’s what CDC is all about, 24/7. 

Explore the opportunities that may be right for you below:


We have multiple roles available for student internships and jobs, whether just starting on your career track or with a goal in mind you want to pursue, CDC has numerous internships as well as training and volunteer opportunities for students of all academic disciplines and levels. Learn more about opportunities for students at CDC.


Continue to serve your nation and the world through a meaningful public service career. Learn more about opportunities for Veterans at CDC.

USPH Commissioned Corps

Become part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service. We have careers for those currently employed as Commissioned Corps Officers and for those who may wish to leave and continue your career in the Civil Service. Learn more about opportunities for USPH Commissioned Corps at CDC.

Overseas Opportunities

CDC has many available roles that can give you the chance to partner with international and multinational public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations while creating a lifetime opportunity to experience different cultures around the world. Learn more about overseas opportunities at CDC..

Job Seekers with Disabilities

CDC is committed to providing career opportunities to enable people with disabilities to contribute to the health and protection of our nation. We encourage you to explore our career fields and learn more about finding the right role for you. Learn more about opportunities and accommodations at CDC.