DPH Paid Internship Program

Website Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Student intern qualifications

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • At least the minimum age required by federal, state or local laws and employment standards U.S. citizen, or appropriate employment authorization documentation
  • A degree-seeking student in an undergraduate or graduate school 1) within Massachusetts or 2) with a permanent residence in Massachusetts
  • Able to produce a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of enrollment
  • Able to complete and sign Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) paperwork
  • Completed application including an unofficial transcript, resume, and three short answer responses

Intern learning objectives

  • An understanding of careers in governmental public health and public service
  • Newly gained professional and relevant skills
  • Knowledge on addressing socioeconomic and environmental determinants of health
  • Appreciation of racial equity and knowledge on addressing health disparities through racial inequities
  • Opportunities to reflect on career interests through professional developmental opportunities


Undergraduate interns will be paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour and graduate interns will be paid at a rate of $25.00 per hour.

To apply for this job please visit www.mass.gov.