The Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (AHCW) is seeking applicants for the public health internship program.  Public health internships are available at the City of Worcester Department of Health and Human Services which includes the Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) / Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA), Worcester Senior Center, Division of Youth Opportunities, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. The ACHW also hosts internship opportunities with a variety of community partners and these organizations vary by semester. This public health internship program is an unfunded experience for current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at United States-based colleges and universities.

The AHCW Internship Program provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a public health practitioner and will prepare the student to be an ambassador  in his/her professional discipline, work setting, or community. The student will have frequent contact with public health experts in a wide-range of disciplines.

The student will have an opportunity to participate in training and development activities at WDPH that may include:

  • – Orientation to public health and government office work
  • – Attendance at seminars/webinars available to all staff
  • – Exposure to  program analysis and evaluation methodologies
  • – Shadow staff across a wide range of public health disciplines
  • – Assist staff in collecting, analyzing, and reporting on public health data
  • – Final presentation with partners to share your work


All internship opportunities are unpaid. 



To view available internship positions, please click on the buttons below. All applicants may note their project(s) of interest on the online application form: