The Health Policy & Planning Internship Program provides work opportunities and practical learning experience in public health, public policy and public administration. The internships are designed to bring academics to life and expose interns to careers in public service at the County level.
Types of Internships
Projects may consist of work in one or more of the following areas: access to healthy foods, school wellness, healthy community design/built environment, epidemiology, health communications, community engagement and capacity building, and youth development. Visit www.smchealth.org/divisions and www.gethealthysmc.org for more information about the San Mateo County Health System and the work of Health Policy & Planning.
Graduate students – ONLY eligible for the Summer Internship
Recent graduates – up to one year after graduation
Current San Mateo County employees are not eligible
Internship Term & Pay
The Summer Internship program runs June to August and the Fall/Spring Internship runs November to April. Interns must commit to working a minimum of 32 hours per week for the Summer Internship and 16 hours per week for the Fall/Spring internship.
Undergraduate and college graduate interns are paid $12 an hour. Graduate students are paid on a stipend basis for the Summer Internship.
How To Apply
Complete and submit the Health Policy & Planning Internship Application with the following required attachments:
Completed supplemental questions
Two letters of recommendation OR two academic or professional references
The application deadline for the 2013 Summer Internships is April 8, 2013 and for the 2013-2014 Fall/Spring Internship the application deadline is September 16, 2013.
Only completed applications will be reviewed, please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation from us that we received your application. If selected, you will be invited for an interview. In-person interviews are strongly preferred, but telephone interviews can be arranged if needed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org