What is an Internship?

An internship is an experiential learning opportunity which provides a different experience as compared to a part time job or volunteer work. An internship or practicum is an educational experience with ongoing communication between the student, the student’s adviser and the employer’s preceptor. During the internship or practicum, the student should have the opportunity to link key academic knowledge to practical work experiences. In most situations, the student and the preceptor outline a set of agreed upon internship objectives, against which the student is evaluated at the end of the opportunity.

Below is a partial list of internship links; your own employment search may generate a more comprehensive list particular to your area of interest.

Internship Links

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American College of Healthcare Executives Minority Internship
American Red Cross
Association of Schools of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Food and Drug Administration
Foundation for Sustainable Development
GlaxoSmithKline Summer Intern Program
Global Service Corps
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools
Idealist.org Internship Database
Internsearch.com Internship Directory
IntraHealth International
Kaiser Family Foundation
Mayo Clinic
National Academy of Social Insurance
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities
NIH Office of Extramural Research
National Wildlife Federation
NC Prevention Partners
Office of Water
Public Health Development International
Resources for the Future
Science.gov Internship Listings
Society for Public Health Education
The Carter Center
The World Bank
United Nations Headquarters
USAid Global Health Fellows
USAid Volunteer Student Interns

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