Laboratory Careers in Public Health

Career Opportunities

TDH Laboratory Services has the following career opportunities available at the Public Health Laboratory:

No Postings at this time


*PH Laboratory Scientist/Manager candidates MUST submit a copy of all transcripts with the application in order to verify the candidate meets minimum requirements for the position.

**PH Laboratory Manager (clinical) candidates MUST hold a TN Laboratory Supervisor License issued by the TN Medical Laboratory Board.   

To apply, please visit:


APHL -CDC Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

APHL and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partner to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives. As a recipient of American Rescue Plan funding, APHL is expanding its current fellowship program offerings and recruiting for two classes of fellows in 2022—​with​ ​assignments beginning in January 2022 and Summer 2022—​and adding a new Internship Initiative​, which​ will begin assignments in Fall 2022. 

Programs currently accepting applications include:  Bioinformatics, Biorisk Management, Environmental Health, Food Safety, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Quality Management, and Newborn Screening.  

For more information on APHL-CDC Fellowships and Internships, please visit:  For specific program eligibility or requirements, refer to the individual programs hyperlinked above.


Internship Information


 Laboratory Internships

Short-term summer projects are occasionally available with Laboratory Services.  The projects may be based in the clinical microbiology or environmental laboratory.  Specific requirements in coursework and skill vary from project to project.  Opportunities are posted as available.

Tennessee Department of Health - Student Internship, Volunteer and Job Shadow Opportunities