ASPPH Public Health Internship

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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?

To following information/documents will be needed to complete the online application:

  • Faculty Advisor name, phone number, and email address, if you have not yet graduated

When you submit your application, the system will generate an email to your Faculty Advisor asking them to verify your expected graduation date.

  • Resume/CV (PDF only)
  • Name, phone number, and email address for two References who will write your letters of recommendation

When you submit your application, the system will generate an email to your two References asking them to upload their letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead with an original signature and include the name, degree(s), title, institution, and contact information of the Reference.

  • An essay (1500 word max; PDF only)

Explaining your interests, strengths, and qualifications for the fellowship and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.

  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript (ASPPH member school or program of public health only; PDF only)

If you are offered and accept an internship position, you will be required to provide an official graduate transcript.