Public Health Internships and Practicums
Public health professionals protect and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally. Public health covers a large umbrella of careers and specialists such as Epidemiologists, Statisticians, Behavioral Scientists, Social Workers, Public Health Educators, Community Health Workers, Health Services Researchers, Program Evaluators, etc. Public health careers appeal to a wide range of people and require a diverse set of skills, interests, and backgrounds.
There is an excellent occupational outlook (job growth) for public health specialties. Public health professionals are in demand, and the jobs needing public health expertise will continue to increase into 2026. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects high occupational growth for public health specialties, including 9% for Epidemiologists; 15% for social workers; 16% for health educators and community health workers; and 33% for Statisticians.
Despite the excellent occupational outlook for public health, there is a scarcity of qualified professionals capable of filling the many available positions. Our public health internship program fills this gap. The program is based on assisting interns to achieve the public health competencies prescribed by the Council on Education in Public Health, sanctioned by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health, and approved by the student’s university program. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of public health professionals by offering opportunities for on-the-ground public health experiential learning. Our interns work alongside seasoned experts who have designed and implemented public health programs at the local, national and international levels. At the end of your internship, our interns will be ready to occupy entry-level jobs in public health.
Who are we Looking for? Are you a student (or recent graduate) looking for an internship or practicum placement? Did you graduate from another field and interested in moving to public health? Are you interested in serving your community while fulfilling college internship, practicum requirements, or getting some college credits and/or gaining some useful experience? Our internships will offer you an excellent opportunity to learn, give back to your community, and get ready for your entry level or next level position in public health. We think that our public health internships are sort of “eating your cake and having it too.” You’ll get a unique opportunity to work in the fields of global health, community health, science communication, program development, implementation, and evaluation all aimed at eliminating health and education disparities.