Federal Government Internship Opportunity

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Public Health Student Intern Program (PHSIP) is looking for an intern from your program.


HRSA’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the hiring entity looking for an intern.  OHR  provides a variety of in-house services to all of the HRSA, including but not limited to: selection, recruitment, benefits, ethics, training, etc.  The internship focus would vary depending on placement within OHR but would be focused on developing the intern to accomplish special assignments during their internship.


HRSA’s mission is to “improve health care access and quality, promote best practices and eliminate health disparities.  HRSA programs serve everyone from infants to the elderly, to assure that people in the U.S. have access to a broad range of essential personal and public health services. With more than 90 programs supported and 3,000 grantees, HRSA supports hands-on health care, clinician training, research and more.”  HRSA is located in Rockville, MD less than a mile away from Twinbrook Metro station (Red Line).  Click here to learn more about HRSA.


HRSA’s PHSIP is an unpaid internship opportunity that serves to provide career exploration in the federal government, shadowing, valuable experience, and academic credit as approved by the academic institution to students across a variety of disciplines.  Internship terms are flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the academic institution and the intern.  The PHSIP operates on a rolling and continuous basis, and internships can start/end throughout the year.  Each intern will be assigned to a preceptor for supervision and mentoring purposes.  Interns must be currently enrolled, students.  Internships are limited to 6 month periods.   Please visit this site for more information about HRSA’s Public Health Student Internship Program (PHSIP): https://www.hrsa.gov/about/jobs/internprogram.html .  Applicants with Industrial/Organizational Psychology or other related education are preferred.


Please share with any applicable students, your coordinators, career services, anyone else you see fit.  Interested students should apply by completing the attached application form, which can also be found on online here.  Please submit applications with the subject line: HRSA OHR Internship.

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