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HRTP: A Public Health Internship Summer 2023 Internship (open to students with different majors)

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is now accepting applications for our Summer 2023 internship session.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors. HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

The application period for our Summer 2023 session is open from January 15 – February 15, 2023.
For consideration, applications must be submitted in full by the application deadline.

A complete application includes:
  • An electronic application
  • A current cv/resume
  • A personal statement/ essay
  • A school transcript from your current institution (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • One letter of recommendation and recommendation form

For additional information
To learn more about HRTP, visit
To schedule an HRTP information presentation for your students, or for general questions, please contact us at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
HRTP is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all students, scholars, interns, and volunteers are valued and respected. HRTP is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion, in line with the agency’s mission.

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country
For over 60 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real-life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.

The goals of the program are:
  • To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
  • To broaden students' concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
  • To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.