Practicum Opportunities From the Office of Practice

  1. Internship, CRDF Global 

Scope of Work: They are a leading provider of flexible logistical support, program design and management, and strategic capacity building programs in the areas of higher education, CBRNE security and nonproliferation, border security, cyber-security, global health, technology entrepreneurship, and international professional exchanges.

Duties: Performs administrative tasks, including but not limited to proofing documents, developing program and project materials; assisting with the development of marketing materials’ data entry and analysis; ssistsingthe Health team with program logistics’ conducting research on program-related topics; maintaining and updating electronic records and databases; supporting other staff as required; and assisting other interns in the creation of a group project.

Pay: $15/hour 

How to apply: Complete their online application and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references.


  1. Health Communications Intern Sean’s Legacy

About: A nonprofit dedicated to supporting and uplifting LGBTQ+ youth; and educating friends, parents, and loved ones about suicide prevention.

Duties: Comprehensive research on topics in LGBTQ+ disparities. Transform research into educational materials for the website and for outreach use. Conduct comprehensive literature reviews as requested. Creating blog for website, responsible for the planning and creation of blog postings and developing a following. Recruitment of guest writers for blog. Planning of posts and topics in advance.

Qualifications: Enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program in nursing, allied health, social sciences, public health, marketing, or public relations. Graduate student in public health with interest in health communications preferred. LGBT health knowledge preferred. Able to work remotely for 4-6 hours per week. Demonstrated interest in health communications. Experience in conducting literature reviews and research. Able to create visually appealing communication materials to enhance education.

 How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to:


  1. CDC (Washington, DC)

About: Fall 2020 Internship (September 2020 to December 2020) application process is currently open. CDC Washington’s internship program offers an opportunity for interns to strengthen their knowledge and skills through exposure to and engagement in the public health policy environment. Interns will work closely with CDCW Account Managers to learn about public health issues across the agency and will develop a strategic work plan with their mentor to outline individual projects to complete that align with class work and CDC goals. Flyer upon request.

Scope of Work: Support interactions between CDCW, Congress and DC-based public health partners. Analyze congressional activity and identify issues related to public health policy. Analyze news regarding public health issues, especially as it related to CDCW, and observe how CDCW coordinates with senior scientists and leadership.

Time commitment: minimum 20 hours/week

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and 1-2-page writing sample on a subject of your choice to Randy Katsoyannis,, for consideration


  1. Children’s Medical Services, County of Los Angeles Public Health

Mission: Ensuring that children and youth with special health care needs or facing other challenges access health services and family assistance that maximize their physical, mental and social health, their overall development and their well-being.

Description: Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the Department is offering a telework internship/volunteer opportunity. If you are still looking for one and would like to work from the comfort of your own home, please fill out this Survey Monkey application ( and someone in the Department will contact you. As this is a telework opportunity, applicants need not be local. We need a lot of help processing the large amount of COVID-19 data we have coming in every day and this is a great way to earn experience in the Public Health field.


  1. Empowerment Systems, Inc.

Empowerment Systems, Inc. is proud to announce the Summer and Fall 2020 internship application is now open. Up to ten internship opportunities are available per semester. All selected interns will be based out of our main office located in Apache Junction when not working in the field/community. Our internship program, known as the Empowerment Learning Collaborative offers a unique community-based experience for health-related professions, Non-Profit Management, Journalism/Communications, and Public Policy college students. We believe that students can have a quality learning experience when working in interdisciplinary teams within underserved communities. Not only do our interns receive educational based opportunities, but they learn valuable employment skills as they are treated as members of our staff. As such, they participate in any of our organizational staff meetings, day to day activities, webinars, and professional development and community events. Empowerment Systems goal at the end of each semester is to provide valuable work experience for our interns that they can put on a resume and be proud of. To find out more information, or to apply for an internship, please visit


  1. APHA Public Health Policy Internship

Description: Public health policy interns work primarily with staff in the Center for Public Health Policy (Center) and receive hands-on experience and insight into the integration of science, policy and practice in public health. The Center aims to influence public policy at all levels of government and within the private sector, and to serve as a catalyst for positive change. The Center creates innovative, analytical and informative resources that cover a wide range of public health disciplines and topics, such as climate change, health reform, chemical exposures, food safety, health equity, built environment, obesity prevention, public health infrastructure, and more. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, DC. The public health policy internship offers students the opportunity to build and strengthen professional skills particularly in research, analysis, writing, organization, and interpersonal communications. Interns conduct research and analysis to develop factsheets, issue briefs and other educational resources on a variety of issue areas including public health infrastructure, health reform, obesity prevention, health equity, and workforce. Other responsibilities may include attending relevant briefing and seminars, providing support for webinars, and assisting with committee and partner meetings.

Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships. The internships at APHA are extremely beneficial to those seeking to acquire practical work experience in the above-mentioned areas. Candidates should be working toward a bachelors, graduate, or postgraduate degree, and all majors are welcome.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Research and analysis experience
  • Strong interest in public health policy issues

Application Instructions: Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information (please include your last name in all filenames when uploading materials. You should use this format: LastName_CoverLetter):

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • A writing sample;
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • At least two letters of recommendations (Employer or Professor).

Deadline date: July 1, 2020 @5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)


  1. The COVID-19 Data Project, Emergency Data Relief Internship

Interested students, please visit this page for more information:


  1. GWSPH COVID-19 Response

Our volunteers are participating in critical services, such as contact tracing, data entry/management/analysis, general logistical and admin support, and assisting with testing sites. We are beyond grateful for everyone’s service. If you previously registered as a volunteer OR if you would like to register as a volunteer, please complete the short survey linked below. To date we have volunteers working both remotely and on-site, and we hope to match more volunteers to opportunities in the weeks and months to come. 


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  1. Volunteer Match

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