PHI Internship Program Objectives

PHI is committed to providing learning opportunities for talented students (from high school seniors to graduate students) who want to explore and develop new professional skills in the public health field. PHI’s Internship Program seeks to provide selected candidates with a structured teaching/learning environment to enhance their academic or professional training with practical experience. PHI’s Internship Program is designed to create a pipeline of trained, future public health professionals by matching interns with PHI programs, based on their interest, and focus of their academic training.

Interwoven in PHI’s Internship Program is a diversity outreach focus to provide experience in public health for students who come from diverse backgrounds from underrepresented and underserved communities.

PHI invests in a well-rounded internship program as part of its commitment to strengthen public health practice through leadership development.

What Are PHI Internships?

PHI’s paid internships are structured, supervised, and short term programs where students are assigned tasks that enhance their theoretical knowledge with real world work experience. Interns are required to attend workshops that are designed to deepen their knowledge of public health practices and their internships culminate with the presentation of a final project developed in consultation with their program mentors.  Internships may be part-time or full-time. Typically, they are part-time during the academic year and full-time in the summer. Internships usually last 6–12 weeks.

How To Apply

When they are available, all PHI Internships are posted on our employment page.  Detailed postings for summer internships are posted in March and intern selections are made before June.