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New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program

About the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program

In the 2021 State of the State, the Governor announced the establishment of the first New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) that will build public health capacity to support COVID-19 vaccination operations and to increase preparedness for future public health emergencies. The Governor directed the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) to work with community partners to recruit and deploy up to 1,000 fellows to participate in the NYSPHC Program.

Fellows, Graduate Fellows and Senior Fellows will be selected based on education and training. Candidates for the NYSPHC Fellowship Program include recent graduates and students advanced in their studies in public health programs, nursing schools and medical schools, retired medical professionals, and laypeople.  Individuals with training in public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology/pharmacy, allied health, social services, communications and information technology, logistics planning, education, and emergency health programs are encouraged to apply. 

The NYSPHC Fellowship Program provides full-time, compensated positions with commitment to at least a one-year term. Full-time employment includes a minimum of 35 hours per week and will be determined by human resources of the location assignment. Fellows will be compensated approximately the following: Fellows - $41,000; Graduate Fellows - $54,000; and Senior Fellows: $64,000.

For more information on the NYSPHC Fellowship Program please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) at

How To Apply to Become a NYSPHC Fellow!

Before beginning, it is recommended that you first take some time to prepare documents and compile information that are requested in the application. 

Documents that you will need to upload include:
  • Resume (naming convention “Resume_Name _Date”, e.g., “Resume_JaneDoe_040121”);
  • Professional Letter(s) of Recommendation (at least 1 and up to 3 letters can be uploaded from current or former employers/colleagues, teachers/professors, mentors, community/faith leaders, etc.; naming convention “Letter#_Name”, e.g., “Letter1_JaneDoe” for a second letter “Letter2_JaneDoe” and for a third letter “Letter3_JaneDoe”); and
  • Personal Statement describing why you are interested in serving as a NYSPHC fellow (naming convention “Statement_Name _Date”, e.g., “Statement_JaneDoe_040121”).
Key information that you may need to submit includes:
  • New York State issued license number or certification, if you are a licensed or certified healthcare provider.
  • Final grade point average (GPA) for the institution from which you attained your highest level of education.
There are four sections to the application.  Information to be collected relates to:

A.  Personal Contact Information
B.  Service Placement Location Preference
C.  Education and Affiliation
D.  Expertise and Interest to meet the public health mission and placement community needs specific to activities like:
  • Vaccination and Testing Site: Clinical, Administrative and Logistics Support
  • Epidemiology and Data Support
  • Communications Support
  • Outreach and Partnership Development
If you are selected to become a NYSPHC fellow you must be compliant with all New York State/Health Research, Inc. employee requirements, including being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.  If you possess a degree from an accredited college or university, you will be asked to submit either a transcript or copy of your diploma for verification.  Applicants who are licensed healthcare providers in NYS must be in good standing. Background checks may be conducted.