Health Related Internships

Below are links to internships that are health or healthcare related. You will need to read each organization's requirements to see if you qualify and are able to apply.
An internship with the American Diabetes Association means you will engage in the daily activities of staff and gain real-world experience while making a difference in the lives of people who are affected by diabetes. 
This is a popular tool provided by AMSA for information on global health programs and organizations for worldwide discovery and service in both the United States and abroad, medical and premedical students.

Avencion Group – Zambia, Africa
Tyrell Junius, HOSA Alumnus, works with members who have an interest in global health initiatives in Africa/Asia.  The U.S.-Africa Global Leadership Program (GLP) has internship opportunities. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Internship Programs for Graduates and Undergraduates, current internship & co-op opportunities available. 

Cardinal Health Internship & EMERGE Programs
(for undergrads; leadership development-EMERGE; MBA internships; recent grads)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is designed for undergraduate students to increase in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers.

CVS Health Internships
Undergraduate as well as MBA and Master’s degree students. Pharmacy, healthcare operations, dietetics and nutrition, nursing, optometry and nursing.

Gap Medics

Pre-Health Medical Internships Aboard for High School and Undergraduate Students. Shadow doctors, nurses, physician assistants, or dentists for 1-8 weeks.
This is a global health, gap-year program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Guatemala and Belize. Fellows live and work in either of this countries, work at a local health center, and support GPSA healthcare service learning programs for high school students. The program gives recent college graduates the opportunity to work alongside physicians, nurses and community health workers while experiencing the challenges and opportunities present in global settings. We offer flexible start dates and program lengths. 
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is seeking applicants for the Public Health Student Intern Program (PHSIP). Public Health Interns will complete a one-semester rotation within one of HRSA's Bureaus or Offices. This public health program offers unpaid experience for current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health  and public health programs in the United States.

Howard University Health Sciences High School Summer Academy
The Center of Excellence High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy (HSSESA) is one of the many support programs offered through the COE to facilitate entry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Howard University. The HSSESA is a six-week highly competitive residential summer enrichment science academy for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Only twenty (20) High School students nationwide and globally who demonstrate an interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions will be selected.   

The Indian Health Programs have many incredible medical school and residency electives available all over the country. The majority of these primary care electives are on or near American Indian and Alaska Native reservations.
Mayo Clinic offers internships in the fields of: Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Center for Innovation, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Dan Abraham healthy Living Center, Engineering, Information Security, Information Technology, Public Affairs, Student Nurse Extern Summer Program, Summer III Nursing Externship, Summer Lab Science Program, and Video Post-Production. From the careers page, click "Learning Opportunities" and select an area in internships to learn more!
This program was designed as a guided, academic, practice-based opportunity for graduate level students in public health, pharmacy, environmental studies, or law to work on policy and practice issues impacting public health at the local level.
NACCHO has a year round internship program for interested individuals with a minimum of one year of college-level courses and a minimum of one year working in an office setting. At minimum internship runs for three months.
This is an opportunity to work at NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devote exclusively to biomedical research. This internship is offered to students who are at least 16 years of age or older at the time they begin the program.
Nursing Internships for High School Students
Are you interested in a career in the medical field but don’t know where to begin? One of the easiest ways to get started is to apply for nursing internships while you’re still in high school. With a nursing internship, you’ll get invaluable exposure, experience, and guidance on how to pursue a health care job from professionals already working in the field.
Join the global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. We advise and partner with public institutions, business, grassroots groups and investors to solve the world's most pressing health challenges. 
RN TO BSN Online Programs
A comprehensive list of nursing internships for high school students interested in nursing as a career.  
Squads Abroad empowers teacher-led groups around the world to improve health and educational outcomes in under resourced communities with the support of experienced on-the-ground teams.

Stanford Medicine
High School & Undergraduate Programs for those preparing for a future in medicine or science.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program 

U.S. Public Health Service - Jr/Sr Co-Step Program

Students participating in JRCOSTEP work in the same exciting Federal agencies and programs as active duty Commissioned Corps officers. Typical assignments vary from 31 to 120 days during official school breaks. Applicants are accepted from a variety of fields, including environmental health, pharmacy, engineering, and nursing.