Student Internship Opportunities

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Internship, based in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health or other health-related training programs in the United States.

DMCHWD Internship Application Package

Statement of Interest - Address the following (500-word max):

  • What do you hope to gain from this MCH-focused internship experience, and how does this internship align with your career goals?
  • How have your experiences shaped your definition of diversity? What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? In your opinion, what is the purpose of promoting health equity over health equality?
  • Have you been involved with any of DMCHWD’s graduate or undergraduate education programs? If so, please describe your involvement.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial Transcript (most current)

Statement of Availability

  • Include the months and days of the week available, total hours needed (if submitting as a university requirement), and any concurrent responsibilities.
  • Example: Available June through August, 3-4 days per week, 300 total hours needed, working as a graduate research assistant 10 hours per week.


Applications should be received by 11:59 PM on:

  • January 25, for Summer Internships
  • April 25, for Fall Internships
  • August 25, for Winter/Spring Internships


 Please send all application materials to .


We look forward to continuing to work with talented trainees at MCHB!

Frequently Asked Questions

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