Public Health Internships

The City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services is one of two full service local health departments in New Hampshire. We have dedicated employees that are eager to work with students and faculty that want to learn more about public health and we are committed to mentoring students and developing the current and future public health workforce in New Hampshire. There are many opportunities for students and faculty to gain hands on experience in the field of public health at a local health department through one of our programs listed below. These opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. To learn more about the field of public health, visit the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (PDF) or download the "What is Public Health (PDF)" Brochure.
Internships for Masters Level Students or Juniors & Seniors in College
Primary Objective
The primary objective of an internship at the Division is to expose the student to a broad, local public health experience, including, but not limited to, disease surveillance and management, environmental health, emergency preparedness and community health programming in order to develop in the student an appreciation and understanding of the role of public health early in his/her career and to encourage the student to consider public health as a viable career option. Secondarily, the student will learn more about public health reporting, data collection and program building through supervised projects. The internships are unpaid. If you are planning to do an internship in the summer, please inquire about internships by late April 30th. The Division only takes 1 to 2 interns a semester and internships are based on the availability of projects and capacity of staff to supervise an intern.

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Process
  • Send an email with your resume, cover letter and why you are interested in applying for an internship. Indicate which semester (or summer) you are looking to complete an internship and include if this internship is for college credit. Indicate the number of hours per week you will be spending at the Division during your internship and the days of the week you are available.
  • Once we receive this information we will schedule an in-person phone call so we can learn a little more about you and discuss the projects we have available for interns.
  • After this phone call, you will be asked to come to the Division for an in-person interview with the Division Director (if available) and your potential supervisor.
  • If chosen for an internship, we will work with you to develop a curriculum and project that will fit your needs as well as the needs of the Division.