Internships provide students working on a graduate or undergraduate degree in health sciences with valuable experience working with public health professionals on current public health issues.  Opportunities vary depending on area of student interest.


Location:  Most internships are in the Harrisburg area, with the exception of the state laboratory which is located in Lionville (Chester County)

Time Frame: Start and end dates are flexible, but follow the traditional fall, spring, summer semesters    

Salary:  Interns may be paid as long as the program office has funding available. The pay rate for paid Public Health Interns is $11.43 per hour.  Non-paid versus paid internship opportunities vary by semester.

To Apply: Send completed Public Health Internship Application, Academic Verification Statement, and resume to:

PA Department of Health
Intern Coordinator
126, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0701