The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is seeking applicants for the Public Health Volunteer Program (PHVP). Public Health Volunteers will complete a one semester rotation within one of HRSA’s Bureaus or Offices. This public health program at HRSA is an unfunded practicum experience for current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health and public health programs in the United States.
The HRSA PHVP provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a public health practitioner and will prepare the student to be an ambassador for the important work of HRSA in his/her professional discipline, work setting, or community. The student will have frequent contact with HRSA’s public health experts in one of a wide-range of disciplines including (to name just a few): Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Maternal and Child Health, Healthcare Systems, and Program Analysis and Evaluation.
The student will have an opportunity to participate in training and development activities at HRSA that may include:
The PHVP at HRSA is designed to align with HRSA’s strategic plan as well as support the individual student’s progress toward a career in public health. To this end the program will:
(1) Develop the public health workforce
(2) Strengthen HRSA’s partnership with schools of public health and the pipeline of public health professionals
(3) Orient the future public health workforce to HRSA’s mission, programs, and leadership
Although specific projects of the Public Health Volunteer will depend on initiatives within the office of placement during the volunteer’s appointment, the following list provides an idea of the scope and breadth of the volunteer's work at HRSA.
Students who are interested in participating in the PHVP at HRSA may contact the HRSA Strategic Recruitment office at: PHVP@hrsa.gov . The subject line of your message should read “Public Health Volunteer Program.” Attach the following items to your message: resume, unofficial transcript, a brief personal statement addressing your goals for the internship (500 words or less). The personal statement should specify any programs within HRSA that align with your goals for the volunteer program as well as any competencies you wish to develop. Documents in .pdf format are preferred.
Students who are interested in participating in the Public Health Volunteer Program at HRSA may contact the HRSA Strategic Recruitment office at: PHVP@hrsa.gov.
The subject line of your message should read “Public Health Volunteer Program.”
Attach the following items to your message: resume, unofficial transcript, a brief personal statement addressing your goals for the program (500 words or less). Documents in .pdf format are preferred.