Health Equity Internship program

Health-related workforce and public health diversification is being supported by the Health Equity Internship program. The support that this program gives is the main reason why this program was created.
Just like every other Health area, the public health nutrition workforce requires all the assistance it can get and this can be achieved by the recruitment of modern nutrition professionals and diversification.

For more information about this wonderful Health Equity Internship program, make sure you read this blog till the end. This is a paid internship which lasts for 12- weeks and it was carved out solely for the purpose of providing support to the Health related workforce and public health diversification.

This paid internship has been able to prepare almost 1000 students with practical skills in essentials of public health services and core competencies of Health Education and promotion since it started in 2002.
This program was headed and previously ran by the directors of Health promotion and education.
In the aspect of:

  • HIV
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Nutrition
  • Mental health
  • Program planning
  • Health policy
  • Tobacco
  • Injury/ violence prevention
  • Aging and many more, the federal, regional, state and local health agencies make real-world work experience available to students for about 12 weeks to enable them finish their health equity project.

In recent time, COVID-19 projects have been counted among the possible internship placement settings. There is no cost to the agency to serve as a placement site for a student intern.

Application Timelines for Health Equity Internship program:

ASPHN is accepting intern and preceptor application for it’s Fall 2023 Health Equity Internship program.
Deadline: The deadline for Fall 2023 is on Friday, June 30, 2023.
The applicants chosen for the Fall 2023 session will be sent a message of notification on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Look up the below timeline to get more information.


For students enrolling in public health programs at historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities as well as underrepresented students enrolled in non-MSIs, ASPHN has created the Health Equality Internship Program.

The course gives students a special chance to put their academic knowledge and problem-solving abilities to use in actual professional situations. Furthermore, the public health programs where they intern benefit from the new ideas and enthusiasm that the future leaders bring.

  • EARN hourly financial support over the course of the 12-week internship
  • BENEFIT from state-of-the-art online evaluation and progress reporting
  • ACCESS valuable opportunities to participate in professional development webinars and public health conferences
  • OBTAIN support in applying to master’s and doctoral programs related to the field of public health
  • RECEIVE mentoring with ongoing guidance and preparation for careers in public health

Have questions? Read our Internship Flyer for more information!

CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN AN UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE PROGRAM at an institution of higher education in the U.S.

IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING within your program
Intern applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Be in good academic standing at their institution.
  • Applicants are required to upload and submit letters of recommendation and an unofficial transcript through the online application portal.
  • We encourage students attending minority-serving institutions (HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs) to apply.
  • For a listing of minority serving institutions of higher education, visit the U.S. Department of Education.
  • International students attending U.S. institutions of higher education will be required to submit a student visa with their application.


Thank you for your interest in our program! There is no need to follow up with us after applying. The internship program will automatically notify you when you have been accepted to an upcoming session.

ASPHN encourages all application materials to be submitted and uploaded through the online application system, but if you have additional transcripts, letters of recommendation or documents that cannot be uploaded, please email them to For more information about this internship, please click here

Once the application period passes for a given session, our selection team reviews all application materials and refers the applicants who most closely met the criteria for the internship scope of work to the internship preceptor. That preceptor will review the referred applicants and select individuals for interview.

ASPHN will contact all individuals selected by the preceptor to arrange interviews. Once interviews are completed, ASPHN will notify the finalists of their selection. ASPHN will notify all applicants that a preceptor decision has been made. It is not necessary to call or email to follow up as long as you received a confirmation email from ASPHN acknowledging receipt of your application materials.

If you are not accepted to the session in which you applied, you may apply to future sessions. Please consult the eligibility requirements, as you must meet the requirements for any session you apply.


Each level of internship has a defined compensation set by ASPHN. Graduate interns make $18 per hour while undergrad interns are paid $15 per hour. Throughout the 12-week internship term, interns are permitted to work up to 30 hours each week.

A session of an internship can have a maximum of about 360 hours of pay. No money is given by the internship program for accommodation, transportation, or relocation. For taking part in our Health Equity Internship, you might be eligible to obtain academic credit.

You should speak with your academic advisor. ASPHN is able to send letters to academic institutions or negotiate memorandums of agreement with them.

All program interns will be under the supervision of an ASPHN staff member, whether the internship placement is on-site or remote. Regardless of whether they are placed remotely or on-site, interns will have a preceptor who will oversee daily tasks according to the internship requirements.

Interns are expected to take part in both the required activities for the entire ASPHN internship program as well as the activities at their placement site.




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