If departments are unable to offer funded internship programs, there are several other opportunities available for students. Many colleges offer internship stipends that cover housing, food, and transportation for students participating in unpaid internships. Students can also apply for scholarships from foundations related to public health or from organizations representing first generation students, minority students, or other criteria. Departments can apply to be host sites through AHECs, located in each state. AHECs provide $2,000 of funding for each student intern. In addition, NEHA partners with the CDC on the NEPHIP program, which matches up a paid student intern (both undergraduate and graduate students) with local health departments. Both the CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship and CDC PHAP program pay fellows for the full two years they will be working at the host site.
Funding for Internship Programs