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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Environmental Health, Advocacy

Start Date: Summer 2019

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: June – August

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years, including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a nearly 150-year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

Our Mission: Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status

Our Vision: Create the healthiest nation in one generation

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

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. More information about the Environmental Health program can be found by visiting our website:

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Participate in The Get Ready Campaign public events.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Research and analysis experience
  • Strong interest in public health policy issues
  • Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • A writing sample
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Three references (Employer or Professor - name, title, company name and phone number/email) (If you are uploading a pdf document, the document needs to be a file that was created and can be manipulated and converted in order to upload).

How to apply:

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This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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