The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: American Public Health Association, Public Health Policy Internship

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This is an unpaid internship opportunity 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. 


Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Non-Profit

Start Date: Fall 2017

Time Commitment: At least 25 hours per week for 2-3 months

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

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website:              

Brief Description of the organization:

The American Public Health Association was founded in 1872 for public health professionals in order to speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. The Center for public Health Policy within the APHA aims to influence public policy at all levels of government and within the private sector, and to serve as a catalyst for positive change. The Center creates innovative, analytical and informative resources that cover a wide range of public health disciplines and topics, such as climate change, health reform, chemical exposures, food safety, health equity, built environment, obesity prevention, public health infrastructure, and more.

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

The public health policy internship offers students the opportunity to build and strengthen professional skills particularly in research, analysis, writing, organization, and interpersonal communications. Interns conduct research and analysis to develop factsheets, issue briefs and other educational resources on a variety of issue areas including public health infrastructure, health reform, obesity prevention, health equity, and workforce. Other responsibilities may include attending relevant briefing and seminars, providing support for webinars, and assisting with committee and partner meetings. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, research and analysis experience, and strong interest in public health policy issues.

How to apply:

Go to website listed above. 

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