In an effort to train the future public health workforce, we are proud to provide students of ASPPH members with internship practice and experiences nationally.
Behrhorst Partners for Development
BPD works with Mayan Guatemalans to support sustainable development initiatives and promote an understanding of participatory development. Projects include enhancing nutrition and providing running water in homes. Volunteer positions are available.
Bread for the World
Intern positions are available in the following departments: Administration, Church Relations, Communications, Development and Member Services, Government Relations, Organizing and the Bread for the World Institute. Each position is designed to inform the intern about public policy and the legislative process and to sharpen professional and organizational skills. Year round, flexible duration and some paid.
Britian Nepal Medical Trust
The BNMT works under an agreement with the Government of Nepal and in association with other local NGOs in all five regions of the country.
California Family Health Council
Participants can choose from over 90 possible placement sites in rural or urban settings in County Health Departments, Community Clinics, Free Clinics, or Family Planning Clinics. Recruitment of minority students is a program priority.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships and fellowships are available for undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates, as well as professionals on sabbatical or making a career change. We ask that interns be able to devote at least 12 hours/wk for at least 3 months. Interns and fellows are usually not paid but are given a transportation subsidy to defray the costs of commuting to our office. See website for more details.
Internships are paid or unpaid and can last up to 9 months. As the needs and opportunities for interns vary and are on-going throughout the year, CARE does not have any specific enrollment or application deadlines. Selection for internships is decentralized within CARE. Placement is subject to availability of meaningful assignments and managers willing to invest the time in working with an intern.
Carter Center Internships
The Carter Centers offers unique and diverse opportunities for students who are interested in contemporary international and domestic issues. The internship program is recognized nationally and internationally and has special appeal for those who wish to combine academic study with practical application and experience. Internships are offered throughout the year for students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and who have course work, professional or personal experience and career interests related to Carter Center programs.
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) Medical Volunteer Program (MVP)
CMMB’s Medical Volunteer Program (MVP) addresses the global human resources for health crisis by recruiting and placing volunteers at healthcare facilities in resource-poor countries around the world. The MVP has sent licensed medical professionals to provide care directly to those in need for nearly 100 years. The program also places public health and non-medical professionals to address broader health needs within communities and strengthen health management and information systems.
CDC Graduate Environmental Health Program
The Graduate Environmental Health Program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship program available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills that they've acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC. Interns will receive a $750 weekly stipend while participating in this program. The mission of the internship is to offer selected students a broad overview of environmental health at the federal level and to foster an interest in environmental health as a career. Applicants should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment's link to human health.
CDC Public Health Law Program Intership
The CDC Public Health Law Program is designed to improve the health of the public through law. Internship program objectives are to encourage graduate students to learn about, and possibly consider careers in public health law; to offer a rewarding professional experience at CDC, the Nation's prevention agency; and to contribute to the fulfillment of CDC Public Health Law Program objectives Interns usually serve for one semester or quarter during the academic year, either full- or part-time. Summer internships are full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks. A modest stipend is provided.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
CSPI is a national consumer organization that focuses on health and nutrition issues. Internships are offered for a small number of students year round. Projects change but may include public policy and nutrition or alcohol, food safety, marketing, technology, legal affairs, fundraising and communications.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
CBPP conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate-income people. Full and part-time internships for graduate students or recent graduates are available throughout the year and include communications, health policy, outreach campaigns, special supplemental nutrition programs (WIC) and others.
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) - HIVCorps Internship Program
CIDRZ's work includes research, training, and service delivery in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and maternal-child health. The HIVCorps internship is designed to provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to participate in international HIV program and research initiatives. For additional information or questions regarding HIVCorps, contact HIVCorps@cidrz.org.
Individuals applying for an internship at Chemonics must be enrolled in an academic program and working toward a degree. Their length of assignment can correspond with their school year. Ideal candidates should possess at least a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree. Internships are performed in our home office, located in Washington, D.C.
ChildObesity180 Summer Graduate Internship
ChildObesity180 is committed to facilitating cross-sector collaboration in order to reverse the trend of childhood obesity within one generation’s time. Its members are national leaders from the public, nonprofit, academic, and private sectors who have stepped up to assume a leadership role by using their reach and expertise to drive an integrated national strategy of high-impact initiatives to prevent childhood obesity. ChildObesity180 is conducted in collaboration with Tufts University and resides within the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention (JHRC) at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Children's Defense Fund
CDF focuses on programs and policies that affect large numbers of children, rather than on helping families on a case-by-case basis. They monitor the development and implementation of federal and state policies and provide information, technical assistance, and support to networks of state and local child advocates, service providers, and public and private sector officials and leaders. Throughout the year, CDF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. offers a wide range of unpaid internships to provide an opportunity for students and recent graduates to receive academic credit and valuable work experience in the nonprofit/public interest sector. The internship program aims to recruit and to cultivate emerging child advocates.
Children's Environmental Health Network
The Network accepts two or three Graduate Assistants and/or Volunteers each semester and during the summer. Student projects could include: working with education and outreach staff to work with targeted communities; working on current policy issues; working on the newsletter or web site; organizing and researching the library; fundraising research; gathering information for the Resource Guide; and outlining plans for new projects. This position is designed for juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communication/journalism or health sciences.
Choice USA Internships
Choice USA offers internships year-round in Washington, DC. Interns learn about research, policy, media and field projects and summer interns take part in the national Gloria Steinem Leadership Institute. Some paid internships are available.
Church Health Center Internships
The Church Health Center offers a variety of internship experiences that can help you grow both professionally and personally. In this active, faith-based health ministry, students explore their passions and foster their gifts through many different opportunities, both in their professional work and the social and education opportunities.
Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
A 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR.
Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) Internship
The CRHP Internship Program now offers 2 one-year internships in development, communications, programs and evaluations. We are currently seeking Program Associates who want to gain work experience in the nonprofit sector as well as exposure to international development in a very rural and sometimes challenging setting. This position offers the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a large organization implementing programs in areas of health, environmental and socioeconomic development in India. This is a 10-month minimum unpaid internship with the opportunity to move into a stipend position. Working hours are typically from 9-6 pm Monday through Saturday. Interns are given one-week holiday around Christmas/New Year. CRHP provides room and board on its campus in Jamkhed, India to all interns. Internship does not cover flight to and from home country and visa fees.
Congressional Budget Office
CBO's Health Policy Internship is geared toward graduate students interested in health analysis and policy. The internship may be available on a summer, semester, or year-long basis depending on work needs and students' availability. CBO will welcome a student from Ithaca College for the 2008 summer internship.
Congressional Research Service
CRS provides Congress with nonpartisan research and analysis on a range of public policy issues. Opportunities listed for work with CRS in policy analysis include a Volunteer Intern Program and the well-known Presidential Management Intern Program (listed below).
Connect-123 Internship and Volunteer Programs
Connect-123 facilitates career-related internship and service learning opportunities for international undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town in a wide range of fields including public health and education. Past internship projects have included working with disadvantaged children and their parents on health-related issues, including safety, sexuality, and basic hygiene. Roles have included training, mentoring, and assisting local non-profits with overall program development. For all programs, Connect-123 provides substantial local support, including relatively high-end, secure housing, logistics support, and regular social programs (ranging from cultural tours to community service activities). They also advise program participants prior to departure and provide ongoing support and guidance once in Cape Town, from academic advice and mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency.
Connexxion Trust International
Our main goal is to connect you to that very organization or company that fits your wishes, interests, skills and budget. We do so by offering placements which are demand driven, meaning that we place anyone who is interested in volunteerism and internship in Uganda, in organizations according to their expressed areas of interest. Our interns and volunteers can for example choose from any of the following fields: HIV & AIDS, orphanage, education, health, internally displaced camps, local government, community, agriculture, humanitarian, etc.
Counterpart makes its internship opportunities available to qualified candidates each semester, including summer. Interns will assist in various tasks supporting Counterpart's programs and operations. Internship positions are available in the following operations/programs: Humanitarian Assistance/Relief, Primary Health Care in the NIS, Relief and Food Security, Environmental and Natural Resources and others.
County of Los Angeles Public Health
Paid summer internships in various departments of the Department of Public Health in the county of Los Angeles. Listing of possible internships and application can be found in the career services office.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995. Each year, over 4,000 people participate in our volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Crown Agents USA (CA-USA)
CA-USA is a U.S. incorporated international development company providing direct supply chain services, technical assistance and training to improve governance and economic growth. CA-USA is part of the Crown Agents international group, which works for the public and private sectors in more than 100 countries, as well as for international donors and development institutions. CA-USA periodically offers summer internships.
Department of Health and Human Services
Provides links to employment, internships, fellowship and summer programs in DHHS agencies. Like many government sites it isn't really pretty to look at, but the content is extremely valuable if you are seeking employment in a federal government agency. Be forewarned that some of the sites being linked to are not as intuitively easy to use as some other sites on the web.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates.
DKT International (Social Marketing)
DKT-International offers a few summer internships to students and fresh graduates whose duration can vary between one and three months.
Doctors Without Borders
Spring, summer, and fall internships are offered in New York City. Internship duration spans for three months working 20 hours per week at an hourly rate of $10 per hour. No citizenship is required; however, international candidates must secure their own work permit.
Education Development Center Jobs and Internships
Daily updated job and internship listing. EDC is a nonprofit education and health organization that brings researchers and practitioners together to create tools and conditions for learning in more than 325 projects worldwide. Projects include nutrition, environmental protection, substance abuse, injury, violence and disease prevention.
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
ESYNOLA’s mission is to improve the long-term well-being of students, families, and the school community, by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs.
EnCompass is a small, women-owned consulting firm based in the Washington DC area. Their core group of services includes organizational development, learning and knowledge management, quality assurance, and evaluation. Internships are available as needed.
Environmental Careers Organization
A national non-profit organization dedicated to solving environmental problems and to education and development of environmental professionals listing jobs and internships.
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is a federal agency that provides leadership for the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment effort, makes sound regulatory and program decisions, and carries out effective programs and policies to improve the global environment. Jobs, internships and fellowships can be found on this site.
EPA Office of International Activities
OIA at EPA enlists the cooperation of other nations in solving environmental problems of concern to the U.S. Internships offered are paid for 12 week duration and may be limited to graduate students depending on responsibilities.
Everett Public Service Internship Program
Purpose of the program is to encourage students' careers in public service. Offers summer 10-week internships in diverse areas including health and safety, environment, and minority, youth and women's issues.
Family Planning Advocates of New York State
Internship opportunities may be available year round, depending on need, in areas including: public affairs, governmental relations, Emergency Contraception Access Project, Immigrant Women's Health Project, and a sex education initiative. Most internships are unpaid.
Fenton Communications is a public interest communications and public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The firm has worked for a wide range of corporate and non-profit clients in the fields of environment, health, technology, entertainment, and human rights. Paid internships are offered year round.
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. The purpose of the Internship Program is to provide future professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to FHI 360's mission and scope of work through working on projects in reproductive health and family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, economic development, civil society, domestic and international education, and social and behavioral change.
First Pic, Inc.
FirstPic, Inc. is a Washington, DC area organization looking for highly motivated students who are interested in exploring future career paths in a program development and grant administration environment. Interested graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in non-profit management, public health, and human services are encouraged to apply. A limited number of full or part-time paid internships are available. Interns will serve as project assistants on initiatives related to health, youth development, crime prevention, web development, and Native American communities.
Freedom from Hunger
Freedom from Hunger is partnering with the Rockefeller funded Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) in the Andes region of Latin America. The purpose of the work and the Center is to identify and document health programs that are using innovative approaches to reach the poor with appropriate quality, affordable and accessible health services. This internship is for a health services research intern based in Quito, Ecuador and is approximately 10 weeks in length.
Foundation for the Mid South
FMS provides internships in community development, education, asset building, and health and wellness. Examples include: conducting and organizing research, outreach, advocacy projects, and special events.
Foundation for Sustainable Development
International internships in Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, Kenya & Uganda working in the following development subjects: Microenterprise/Microfinance, Environment, Appropriate Technology, Women's Empowerment, Human Rights, Health, Youth & Education, and Community Development.
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI)
GHEI offers Serve and Learn projects, approximately 2 1/2 week-long projects developed by local Ghanaian staff based on the needs of the community at that time and implemented by volunteers. Past projects have included health campaigns, malaria prevention projects, deworming clinics, educational camps, girls empowerment projects, and data collection. are offered three to six times per year.
Global Health Council
A job and internship database is offered.
Global Health Strategies
Global Health Strategies offers full-time internships at various points throughout the year in their office in New York City or in India.
Internships available all over the globe.
Global Service Corps
Global Service Corps (GSC) is a non-profit organization that sends volunteers abroad to work, teach, and learn on projects in developing countries. Join one of the short-term (3-4 weeks), long-term (6 weeks to 6 months), or student internship programs (10 weeks or longer). These programs target three primary project areas: Environment, Health and Education. Internships can also be focused on the Thailand or Tanzania program and are based at the headquarters in San Francisco. Upon completion of the internship, one is eligible for a 50% discount on any of GSC's volunteer abroad programs.
Gulf Restoration Network
The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a network of environmental, social justice, and citizens' groups and individuals committed to restoring the Gulf of Mexico to an ecologically and biologically sustainable condition. The organization offers internships on global warming, clean waters, and other programs. Great opportunity for those interested in environmental health.
Harvard's List of International Internship Programs
A listing of organizations with contact information for international internship programs. Not visually interesting, but the information is first-rate. Be aware that this particular site does not link to other sites. It provides information the old fashioned way...with contact names and telephone numbers.
Health Education Professional Resources
Health Education Professional Resources (HEPR) is designed for health educators to facilitate access to information which may be useful for professional practice. Jobs as well as internships are continually updated. Easy to use and good information for this field.
Health Horizons International (HHI)
Our mission is to provide quality primary health care to underserved patients of the Dominican Republic and to build local capacity for achieving improved community health. Through partnering international medical service trips with community-based health initiatives, we work to promote well-being and access to health care. Internships are available to graduate students and professionals in medicine, public health, international development, and related fields. We look for independent and self-motivated individuals ready to serve in a challenging, low-resource setting and engage in partnership with community members. Prior to the internship term, HHI will work with its interns to design a unique research, education, or development project that meets an identified organizational or community need.
Health Promotion Practicum Program
The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University will offer up to three competitive practicum internships that provide students real-life experiences in the field of health promotion, working with selected partners at the Center. Interns will be required to work a total of 300 hours for the designated organization in a health promotion capacity.
Health Research Training Program
HRTP of the New York City Department of Health offers practicum in public health research, laboratory work and administration to students in the summer or academic year. The program features personal participation in health research and administration projects, seminars on subjects of current public health relevance and field trips to public health facilities. Support is available through the Federal College Work/Study grants or limited award funds.
HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. They work with communities and establish local partnerships to deliver health services. At the same time, providing training and equipment and improve systems to enable partners to deliver services on their own. Their goal is to create lasting change that supports access to health while strengthening human rights.
Health Students Taking Action Together (H-STAT) Summer Internship
Health Students Taking Action Together (H-STAT) creates a statewide community of health professional students and engages them in education, activism and service. By mobilizing students to take action on health issues confronting Georgia, we foster a civic ethic in future leaders that will benefit the state for years to come.
Hispanic National Internship Program
Applicants to the Hispanic National Internship Program are undergraduate and graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are active in community and campus activities. HACU staff matches academic backgrounds to internship descriptions provided by the host organizations. Interns work in the Washington, D.C., area and at field sites throughout the country. HACU provides roundtrip airfare to the internship site and weekly stipends of $520 for graduate students.
The Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia began a program in 2004 to involve volunteers in international HIV care and prevention initiatives. Program Assistants are paired with Zambian counterparts and mentors to help expand HIV care and treatment services. Assignments are 10-12 months long with housing and a living stipend provided.
A database of jobs, internships, assistantships and fellowships in health promotion: public health, health education, social work and exercise science. The site has the flexibility for viewing all positions or registering to receive more specific listings. Fairly easy to use.
As the weblog of APHA's International Health Section, various different internship opportunities are posted.
INROADS gives you access and professional/managerial training to land a paid internship at a top company. There are three keys to success for INROADS students: Selection, Education & Training, and Performance. For over four decades, INROADS has helped businesses gain greater access to diverse talent through continuous leadership development of outstanding ethnically diverse students and placement of those students in internships at many of North America's top corporations, firms and organizations.
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
Summer enrichment program developed to match rising second year minority graduate students with preceptors of various health organizations.
Institute for OneWorld Health
Summer interns at OneWorld Health will work with a variety of teams to complete projects that have been tailored to institutional needs and the goals of qualified interns. The Access Team is seeking a full-time summer intern to develop the geographic mapping components of the Phase 4 study evaluation. The intern will report to the Direct of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
IWPR is a non-profit research organization that works primarily on issues related to equal opportunity and economic and social justice for women. Internships are offered spring and summer for work as research assistants on a variety of projects.
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with more than 190 members working in every developing country. InterAction offers internship opportunities three times a year, typically corresponding with the academic calendar and during the summer. Competitive applicants should possess a minimum of three years of undergraduate coursework in an area that is related to the focus of the desired internship. Graduate students are preferred. Applications for internships should be received by mid-January for the spring, mid-April for the summer and early August for the fall. Early applications are encouraged, as positions are filled on a rolling basis, depending on organizational needs. Internships are unpaid; however, InterAction interns receive a transportation stipend of $50 per month.
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
ICRW's mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs. Internship opportunities available.
International Medical Volunteers Association
The name might fool you. This site shows an extensive list of organizations that need public health as well as medical volunteers and interns across the globe. Excellent information on lesser known international organizations.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Internships and volunteer positions available.
International Study and Travel Center
ISTC helps in finding international opportunities for college students and others who want to work or study abroad. The information is not public health specific but covers a wide range of fields and may offer a few ideas of lesser known international employers.
Intrax is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, international au pairs, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements.
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
JSI has internship opportunities for students and recent graduates who would like to learn about public health work in both international and domestic settings. Internships take a wide variety of forms and allow students to gain insight into public health programs. JSI strives to work closely with each intern to ensure that they have a fulfilling experience and contribute to the organization's daily work in a meaningful way. Internships can focus on JSI's U.S. or international work, and may be located in any of our offices around the world. Our Accounting, Administration, Communications, Human Resources, and IT Divisions also offer internships to students and recent graduates to give them hands-on experience in all respective areas.
Khulisa Management Services Internship Programme
Khulisa Management Services is a project-management and development consulting firm working throughout southern Africa. Khulisa’s work focuses on equitable growth and development. Khulisa provides one-year internships at its offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Maternal and Child Health Information Resources Center
MCHIRC of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of HRSA offers a Graduate Student Internship Program for paid public health internships in state and city health departments for summer. Internship projects include epidemiology, program evaluation, needs assessment and economic analysis.
Management Sciences for Health Internship Program
MSH's internship program provides opportunities for current Master's level students of public health to work in MSH projects in the US and in the field to develop their technical and leadership skills.
Manna Project International Summer Internship
The MPI Summer Intern Program gives volunteers experience working with a non-profit and serving an underprivileged population. The program integrates the volunteers into the daily functions of MPI Program Directors as they assist in planning classes and instructing lessons. Volunteers will get a snapshot of MPI´s longterm goals in action, seeing how their trip contributes to the greater pictures of community development. There is ample opportunity for volunteers to interact with the local community through established programs and on their own initiative. Volunteers are encouraged to put their education and passions to use by making suggestions or recognizing new areas in which MPI could better serve the community.
Internships are challenging opportunities for aspiring international relief and development practitioners. They are a chance to apply your education to hands-on projects that contribute to Mercy Corps' efforts to end world poverty. Both domestic and field internships are available.
Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students
The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students invites recent minority graduates and current undergraduate and graduate minority students to participate in an exciting and unique international exchange program. Interns are given the opportunity to conduct community-based research under the guidance of a prominent international scientist in one of six countries. Interns will see their research skills strengthened and their cultural and linguistic abilities validated, and will experience and contribute to an international scientific collaboration.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center periodically offers opportunities for those interested in clinical research to assist on state and federally funded community-based projects or research studies.
MPHProgramsList.com Public Health Internship List
Over 146 state, national and worldwide public health internships.
National Association of Child Advocates
NACA seeks interns for Policy and Advocacy, Fund Development, and Organizational Development to support child advocates in their work in areas including income supports and welfare, child welfare, early care an education, children's health, education and juvenile justice. Positions may be full or part-time and offer stipends.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Numerous Internships are available throughout the academic year. Positions may be full or part-time.
National Cancer Institute Internship Program
NCI offers paid six-month internships in the areas of health communication and science writing. Only U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate schools may apply.
National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families
Promotes the health and well-being of women and families by using research-based information to encourage new, more effective programs and policies. Gathers and analyzes existing information and translates it into clearly presented facts and policy implications for the public, the media, and policy makers. Internships of 3 months and fellowships of 6 months are offered year round.
National Council for Science and the Environment
NCSE interns will gain a diverse experience in a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. Small stipend offered.
The National Council
The National Council is a not-for-profit association of 1,300 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country. Policy Interns at the National Council gain substantive experience in state and federal policy on issues affecting adults and children with mental disabilities and the organizations that provide them community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment. Interns should have strong analytical, research and computer skills, including the ability to effectively use the internet. Graduate students are preferred, but stellar undergraduates with a strong interest in healthcare and/or disability policy will be considered. Interns may work for academic credit or a stipend of $12/hour, up to $2,500/semester.
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
HMHB offers a limited number of nonpaid internships year-round to college and graduate students and graduates. The internship program aims to recruit and cultivate maternal and child health advocates with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in health education, information technology, marketing, development, public relations and coalition building.
National Institute for Health Care Management
NIHCM is a health care research and educational organization with the goal to bring together the public and private sectors to build expertise in managed care and related health care topics. It offers an ongoing internship program for students interested in health policy. The intern's duties are flexible based on current projects and the intern's skill level.
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Features information on the NIH summer internship program in biomedical research. While the program is clearly focused on the laboratory research component it might be of interest to some public health students who have this interest.
National Kidney Foundation of Louisana
Volunteers are vital to the success of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. There are many ways that you can show your support for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.
National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, seeks undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. Internships are available in mental health prevention, communications, public education, fundraising, administration/finance, the Resource Center and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Action Center.
National Parks Service (Office of Public Health)
The National Parks Service (NPS) Office of Public Health is government funded organization is responsible for Serive-wide disease surveillance and response efforts. NPS is currently recruiting Public Health graduate students for their 3-6 month internship program. For more information and submission of internship positions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Research Center for Women & Families Internships
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates who are available at least 12 hours/wk for at least 3 months. Through these internship opportunities you will learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience in several possible areas including: government relations/public policy development, communications/media relations, and/or non-profit fundraising / development, and, all the while, you will be making a significant difference in the lives of women and families. See website for more details and types of internships available.
New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Office, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Hazard Mitigation Interns support professional staff in the New Orleans Hazard Mitigation office to help review FEMA disaster mitigation documents, assist in the coordination of mitigation projects, collect and analyze data, conduct fieldwork, and complete other tasks as necessary. Interns are expected to act with the highest level of integrity, be accountable and responsible, work independently, handle complex projects, and submit regular progress reports.
New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council
The NORAPC develops and maintains a comprehensive system of care for PLWH/A in 8 parishes in Louisiana. The website does not provide job information, but you can contact NORAPC to learn more about their programs.
Operation Crossroads, Inc.
A cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora based on the belief that one can truly enter another culture only by living and working in it. You must have a willingness to challenge your values and a strong desire to learn from, and share with, both your fellow Crossroaders and the African people whose community you will serve. The Crossroads experience highlights the need for communication between people of different races, cultures, and ideologies.
Partners for Development
PfD works with vulnerable and underserved populations in developing countries to improve their quality of life. The organization works in Cambodia, Nigeria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check the website for domestic and internationally based internship opportunities.
Pathfinder International works improving the lives of women and families throughout the developing world by supporting high quality reproductive health services and pioneering the delivery of family planning services. The summer internship program runs from June through September, and has an application deadline of April 1st.
Pediatric AIDS Foundation Student Intern Award
Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has funds available for a student to engage in clinical and research programs related to pediatric HIV/AIDS. Students must apply through a sponsor who has expertise in pediatric HIV/AIDS.
Planned Parenthood sometimes offers internship opportunities in women's health advocacy both at its U.S. offices and abroad. Check out their website for current opportunities.
Population Services International
Population Services International develops and implements programs worldwide to encourage healthful behavior and to increase the availability of health products at prices low-income people can afford. A non-profit group based in Washington, DC, PSI is the leading social marketing organization in the world, with projects in almost 50 countries on five continents. Paid internship positions are offered at various points throughout the year although interns generally must work at least 25 hours per week.
Prevention Institute's summer internship program is for continuing graduate students (masters or doctoral) in public health, social work, public policy, urban planning, and related fields. Internships are paid and we ask students to commit to working forty hours a week for 10-12 weeks. Our internship provides students with the opportunity to: 1) apply what they are learning in graduate school by delving deep into a project or set of projects and; 2) learn about Prevention Institute, our unique approach and how the practice of primary prevention is taking hold across the country.
Prevention Works! provides needle exchange and other harm reduction services that operates primarily via a mobile service vehicle. Their mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne diseases among injection and other drug users, their partners, and their newborn children.
Project Asian Health Education And Development (AHEAD)
Project Asian Health Education And Development (AHEAD) is an 8-week long summer program designed to provide training and experience for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. The program consists of a practical field placement, seminars and workshops, and participation in the development and completion of a community health project. Students explore various health careers, and gain an understanding of the dynamics of the New York Asian American community and of current health issues impacting the health status of Asian Americans in the United States.
Project HOPE offers international internships based on the needs of specific country programs. The duration, timing, and financial support available for international internships are determined by the program's individual requirements and resources. Applications submitted for unspecified assignments will be kept on file, and will be matched against future opportunities, as new assignments become available.
Project Inform is a national nonprofit, community based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. Its mission is to provide vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease to HIV-infected individuals, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers and advocate for affecting the development of, access to, and delivery of effective treatments, as well as to fund innovative research opportunities.
ProWorld offers intern, volunteer and study abroad experiences for individuals and families looking to make a difference abroad while gaining the cross-cultural skills and knowledge to succeed as global citizens. ProWorld began in Peru in 1998 and has since expanded to fourteen countries in three continents. We are proud of the work our volunteers have done over the past decade and continue to push forward to make the world a better place. Our mission to empower communities, promote social and economic development, conserve the environment and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens.
Resources for the Future
RFF is an independent non-profit organization specializing in research, policy analysis and public education on environmental and natural resource issues. RFF offers paid summer internships to work with researchers. Students should have an interest in complex environmental policy problems. Additionally, an internship is available for those with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues.
Rising Star Internships
A national site that is not public health specific but does have a wide variety of categories relevant to public health. For example: health care, hospital administration, environmental health and behavioral science to name a few. Although not all areas have multiple internships posted, this site is worth keeping an eye on. If nothing else it is creatively designed and visually pleasing.
Rural Family Development
Agency of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project based in Arlington, VA. Summer job or internship opportunities based on the Eastern Shore (Accomack & Northhampton Counties) focuses on health promotion and health education that targets Spanish-speaking farmworkers on migrant labor camps.
Save the Children
Although Save the Children does not have a formal internship program overseas or in the United States, occasionally internship opportunities are available. When an internship becomes available, it will be included with our Web site list of Career Opportunities.
SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates for the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. SIECUS’ public policy office is now offering volunteer internship opportunities, both full and part time, throughout the year for public policy, including issues such as sexuality education, prevention of teenage pregnancy, STD/HIV, sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and related issues.
South Central Public Health Partnership
The South Central Public Health Training Center internship program offers graduate students opportunities to develop public health skills while assisting agencies in the South Central Public Health Partnership states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi in their efforts to assure a fully prepared public health workforce for the future.
South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program
Four-week elective based in Laredo, Texas, that offers unique field experiences at the US-Mexico Border for students enrolled in US MD/MPH, medical, public health, and other health professions degree programs. Learn from dozens of health practitioners in clinics and hospitals, researchers, promotoras (community health workers), and front-line public health workers on both sides of the Border.
Through Spectrum Communications, spring, summer and fall internships are offered in Washington, D.C. Both part-time and full-time paid internships are available.
Student Conservation Association
Internships are available in all 50 states and in dozens of conservation disciplines. Interns live and work with others on critical conservation projects such as restoring wilderness, building sustainable communities, and providing environmental education. Expenses are paid, the work and the friendships are real, and the benefits to our world are undeniable.
A newly created site for high school and college students seeking temporary jobs with the Federal government.
Teach for Health
Teach For Health is a non-profit organization founded by UCSF medical and nursing students and Tulane residents. Since 2009, we have helped train and build a community health infrastructure in 25 communities surrounding San Ramon, Nicaragua. The Microgrant Empowerment Initiative offers training and small starter grants for these communities to solve their own health problems through projects in clean water, latrine building, community kitchens, vector eradication, health fairs, community murals, and many more.
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program provides summer internship opportunities for minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged students. The purpose of the program is to expose undergraduate and graduate students to environmental issues. Students interested in participating in this program must be a current graduate student enrollee in environmental and/or science-related disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public health, or public administration.
Texas Public Health Training Center
TPHTC offers workforce development internships. Contact information and job descriptions are listed.
Tulane Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership Training Program MatCH Scholars Leadership Student Scholarships
The Tulane University SPHTM Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership training program trains future leaders of the MCH field. In keeping with the goal, the section awards at least 9 student scholarships each year to students who wish to build skills and enhance their educational opportunities through fieldwork. Each scholarship includes faculty-mentoring, placement with an agency, and a $5,000 scholarship. Students commit to at least 300 hours of work with a faculty or community mentor with a minimum of 15 hours a week. Scholarships are regarded as enhanced job opportunities. Some may be counted as a student practicum or community health project thesis with consent of the student’s faculty advisor.
Uganda Village Project
Uganda Village Project (UVP) works with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. The organization represents a network of partnerships bridging disciplines and sectors working to innovate and support locally specific solutions that draw together multiple stakeholders for results-based programming. Interns spend 8 weeks working with rural communities in Uganda helping "roll out" the Healthy Villages program in new communities.
U.N. Development Programme
UNDP is the United Nations largest provider of grant funding for development and the main body for coordinating UN development assistance. Interns are normally involved in some aspect of the design, implementation and evaluation of UNDP-supported programs and projects. Assignments are year round and are unpaid.
Internship program for graduate students enrolled in a field related to international or social development, child survival, or management. Offered year round without pay.
University of Arizona's Internship Listing for Public Health Opportunities
An extremely comprehensive listing of internships for public health students. 90% or more of these positions are focused in the state of Arizona. If you are seeking a public health internship in Arizona, this is by far the best compilation of information you will find anywhere.
The Urban Institute
Although the Urban Institute does not have a formal internship program, they do hire Research Assistants on a temporary basis for full-time and part-time assignments during the academic year and during the summer. The position of a temporary Research Assistant is responsible for assisting senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Research assistants will conduct literature reviews, analyses and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.
Volunteer Student Intern vacancies are posted on this site when opportunities are available. Please review the vacancies along with additional qualifications and apply to any that interest you by e-mailing the contact person(s) listed. Send a resume, cover letter of your interest and possible dates of involvement
US Pharmacopeia Summer Internship Program
The program offers health students the opportunity to spend twelve weeks during the summer at USP working on projects that will assist USP in the following areas: information and standards development, patient safety, global assistance initiatives, and reference standards.
US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps JRCOSTEP
Offers students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions (including public health) the chance to gain professional experience at sites around the country through a program called JRCOSTEP; the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program. Students are commissioned as Junior Assistant Health Service Officers (Ensigns) during their externships which can last up to 120 days. Those who go on to a career in the commissioned corps are credited for their JRCOSTEP time for pay and retirement purposes. JRCOSTEP participants do not have an obligation to serve in the commissioned corps after graduation.
US State Department Student Intern Program
The State Department is responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. The department manages several student employment programs for students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through first-hand knowledge. Some students work in Washington, D.C., and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer or fall.
Veterans Affairs Technical Careers
Certain positions within the VA health care system require specialized knowledge that can only be obtained through a two-year internship in the VA Technical Career Field (TCF) Program. These full-time internships include salary, benefits, training, and travel.
An exciting non-profit humanitarian volunteer program that offers hands–on, eye-opening, and mind-enriching international volunteer experiences to students and professionals of medical, dental, veterinary, and other fields. We offer unparalleled volunteer experiences for those who want to learn about tropical medicine, discover new cultures, and share with those less fortunate while providing free health and construction services to improve quality of life for impoverished people in Central America.
Visions in Action
A non-profit organization committed to social change in Africa and Latin America through grassroots volunteer efforts. Ten intern positions are available on a continuous basis in the Washington DC office for 3 month periods or more at 15-40 hours per week. Nationals of the developing world are eligible and French and Spanish speaking ability is a plus.
VISTA is finding long-term solutions to the problems of poverty by increasing the capability of low-income people to improve the conditions of their lives. This focus on empowerment and poverty is VISTA's unique niche in the service field, and defines the role of the Volunteer. Benefits of being a VISTA volunteer include: monthly subsistence allowance commensurate with cost of living in the low-income area where serving ($590-$750/month); education voucher worth $4725 that can be applied toward past loans or schooling within seven years; instead of voucher, one can chose stipend of about $1000/year; student loan deferment while serving; travel and training; health insurance; noncompetitive entry for federal jobs after service.
Volunteers for Prosperity
Volunteers for Prosperity helps to match doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, economists, computer specialists, and others with U.S. organizations working on specific U.S. development initiatives.
Williams is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports clean-burning natural gas to heat homes and power electric generation across the country. Three internship positions are available during the summer of 2010 to assist the Williams Enterprise Industrial Hygiene department in achieving annual sampling requirements. Interns will conduct sampling at various field assets throughout the respective regions.
The world bank offers two internship periods, Summer and Winter. The bank pays an hourly wage to each intern and most positions are located in Washington DC. The fields of study that are in most demand by the bank are as follows: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, and private sector development.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Internships are available in a wide variety of areas related to the technical work of WHO. The duration of the program is from 6 weeks (minimum) to 12 weeks (maximum), and all internships are unpaid.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Internships are 10-12 weeks and are located both abroad and in the US.