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Interested in an internship at IDPH?

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) internship program offers undergraduate and graduate college students an opportunity to gain work experience in state government.

Here is what you do:

1. Review current opportunities

2. You may either apply for a specific opportunity using the "Apply now" button from the current opportunities list, or you may submit an application to describe the type of project that you would like to work on using the Internship Application.

3. For More Information: Contact Vickie Strosahl, Education Coordinator, 515-242-5096 or submit a question online using our Contact Us system.

4. Internships with other state agencies may be found on the Department of Administrative Services website at https://das.iowa.gov/ and also on the Iowa State Hygienic Lab's website at  http://www.shl.uiowa.edu/ .

Ongoing Opportunities

At this time there are no ongoing internship opportunities available at IDPH.

Current Opportunities

The following list shows all of the internship opportunities that are currently available at IDPH. 

Title Description Application deadline  
Rural Health Marketing Internship The Iowa Department of Public Health has an exciting opportunity for students interested in marketing with rural Iowa healthcare. We are seeking a current college student for a summer through fall marketing internship opportunity. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, event advertising specific to National Rural Health Day (see link for further details on event https://nosorh.org/calendar-events/nrhd/ ), promotional duties and assisting the rural health team with other duties as assigned. This position is ideal for an undergraduate (Junior / Senior level) or graduate student pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, public relations, advertising, or other degrees that build strong writing and communication abilities. Skills in market research, promotion planning, promotion execution including digital marketing and writing, marketing analytics, digital advertising and social media are preferred. This is an unpaid internship which will run through the summ 05/15/2018