The Environmental Health program in the Center for Public Health Policy offers interns an opportunity to work on priority issues impacting the public’s health, including environmental health systems, the built environment, water quality and security, environmental justice and health equity. Fin more information about the Environmental Health program at apha.org/topics-and-issues/environmental-health. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, D.C.
Interns complete research on issues, develop fact sheets and background reports, support outreach and communication to public health professionals, and contribute content to the Environmental Health web pages and social media. In addition, interns are provided opportunities to participate in relevant hearings, briefings, meetings and webinars, as well as interact with APHA leadership and members.
All APHA interns also work on the Association's Get Ready campaign, writing blog posts and working on group projects each semester.
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 also have:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Research and analysis experience;
- Strong interest in environmental health issues;
- Positive attitude;
- Ability to work independently as well as in group settings.