ASPPH Public Health Internship

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) promotes the efforts of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health to improve the health of every person through education, research and policy. Based upon the belief that “you’re only as healthy as the world you live in,” ASPPH works with stakeholders to develop solutions to the most pressing health concerns and provides access to the ongoing initiatives of the schools of public health.

What does the ASPPH Internship offer you?

Successful interns will observe and participate in marketing, research and project management activities that advance the mission of ASPPH and our members. Specific benefits can be found in the project descriptions for each internship assignment.

When and where are Internships being offered?

Internship positions are full-time opportunities for the duration of 10 weeks over the summer. Internship opportunities will be located at ASPPH headquarters in Washington, DC.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at a CEPH accredited ASPPH-member school or program of public health. Applicants must be students at the time of application, although may have graduated prior to entering the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold visas permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (i.e., have a “Green Card”) to be eligible for the Internship program. Certified in Public Health (CPH) preferred.

Internship stipend

Each intern will receive a training stipend for the 10 week assignment.

How are Interns selected?

All applications to the internship program undergo a review process based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience, and letters of recommendation.

How do I apply to the program?

There are two components to the application process: the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:


  1. An essay (1500 word max) for each position to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health. (Only PDF format will be accepted.)
  1. Resume/CV. (Only PDF format will be accepted.)
  1. Two references – Name, email and phone number.

Hard copy documents

    1. Two Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application).Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.Scanned signed copies of letters of recommendation may be submitted via email ONLY IF they are emailed directly to ASPPH from the recommender to in PDF format. Applicants themselves may not submit letters of recommendation via email; they may only submit them in hard copy via traceable mail service. 
    2. Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.A signed scanned copy of the signature page may be submitted via email in PDF format to
    3. Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.Electronic transcripts will not be accepted.
    4. A copy of your Green card, if you are not a U.S. Citizen. A scanned copy of a Green Card may be submitted via email to