Individuals interested in pursuing a career in public health can gain practical experience in their chosen field as a Public Health Intern with our agency.
A variety of experiences are available, depending on the area of interest of the applicant. This program will provide opportunities for the student to develop various interests, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to transition into a full-time career in public health.
Our Internship Program
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited institution. For example, for a student in a public health program, that program must be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold visas permitting permanent residence in the U.S. to be eligible for the internship program.
Internships may be at our central office campus in Jackson, or at any of our district or county offices, based on the location of a suitable internship project and location of the applicant.
Internship projects, when available, are listed below. You can explore our web site to understand more about the services MSDH offers to the public.
CDC Short-Term Internships for Students
Still in school or a recent graduate? Interested in learning more about public health science or developing leadership and critical thinking skills to provide rapid, strategic, and effective solutions to protect the public's health? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a variety of hands-on training programs for students and recent graduates. All offer a unique experience in one of many exciting public health fields.
NCEH/ATSDR Summer Internship Opportunities.
The CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offer four competitive funded summer internship programs in Atlanta, Georgia. These programs provide selected students a broad overview of environmental health at the federal level and foster interest in environmental health as a career, as well as training in communication, leadership, and inquiry and analysis.