Public Health Student Internship

  • Internship
  • Providence
  • $15-18 USD / Hour

Website STAT Network @ the Brown University School of Public Health

The STAT Network at the Brown School of Public Health (SPH) is seeking 1-2 Student Intern(s) to join their vibrant team in providing support to state and territorial public health leaders across the country.

About the STAT Network:

The STAT Network is a peer-to-peer network of over 500 state leaders in 52 states and territories who come together virtually to problem-solve, share promising practices, and support one another. Weekly STAT calls are held over Zoom and facilitated by Scott Rivkees, Interim Chair of the Department of Health Services, Policy, & Practice and professor of practice at Brown School of Public Health and the former surgeon general of Florida. Network participants are primarily state public health leaders. Academic experts and key officials from federal agencies (e.g. the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and others) join occasionally. Managed by the Brown University School of Public Health, STAT provides non-partisan collaboration that is driven by evidence as well as a robust understanding of practical, political and societal realities in each state.

Overall, the STAT Network aims to strengthen the U.S. public health system by serving as an indispensable coordination point for state public health leaders. Our vision is a more resilient U.S. public health system that rises to meet the challenges of the day.



The STAT Network is seeking Student Interns in one of two roles:

1. The Public Health Policy Intern will support STAT’s co-associate directors in synthesizing key takeaways and promising practices discussed during weekly STAT calls. This role presents an exciting opportunity to hear from public health leaders nationwide as they discuss current programs and policies addressing pressing public health challenges in areas such as: COVID-19 recovery, pandemic preparedness, misinformation, health equity, STI’s, climate and health, behavioral health, the opioid crisis, and more.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting background research and environmental scans on a variety of cross-cutting public health topics
  • Attending weekly STAT calls and providing rapid turn-around syntheses and summaries of takeaways discussed during each call
  • Assisting with weekly newsletter layout

2. The Program Evaluation Intern will support STAT’s co-associate directors in measuring and evaluating the impact of the network by cleaning, analyzing, and presenting data on network engagement. This role presents an exciting opportunity to deepen quantitative and qualitative program evaluation and data science skills, applied to a real-world public health program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Analyzing and visualizing data in Excel, Sheets, and Tableau
  • Contributing to reports, dashboards, and data visualizations for STAT Network staff, School of Public Health leadership, state public health leaders, and grantmakers/funders

Successful candidates will be mentored in any skills they are not currently familiar with and should be eager learners.



For both roles:

  • Currently enrolled Brown University student (graduate students preferred; strong undergraduate candidates will be considered)
  • Ability to balance collaborative and independent work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to set goals and work independently to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to support diverse and inclusive environment

For the Public Health Policy Intern:

  • Experience/interest in writing (especially simplifying complex information), public health, health policy, and communication

For the Program Evaluation Intern:

  • Experience/interest in qualitative and/or quantitative research (design, analysis, and/or communication)
  • Proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with Tableau or Salesforce a plus


  • Hours and duration: Ten (10-15) hours per week for the remainder of the 2023-2024 academic year, with opportunity for summer work.
  • Flexible work schedule with the expectation of two (2) hours in-office every week for meetings and check-ins with supervisor.
  • Pay: $15-18/hr
  • Your cover letter should indicate which of the two roles you are interested in.
  • We encourage all interested candidates to apply even if they meet only some of the experience criteria.

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