IPHS Internship Opportunities

Interested in research or public health as a future career? Consider IPHS for your summer internship experience!

Prior Intern Feedback

“I found the weekly journal clubs very helpful. I now feel more comfortable talking about research even if I am not a professional in the area.”

I learned how to break down and identify important components of clinical and observation research studies. I also learned the importance of team efforts in a project, and how we have to coordinate a lot of efforts for our goal.”

“I learned a lot about how to interpret observational and clinical studies and understand the different parts of them like the methods, results, and limitations”

Please take a look at our internship detailed description below:

The Institute for Population Health Sciences is looking for interns for Summer Semester 2024 who are interested in public health, research and/or community engagement.

This position will be mostly remote and flexible to work around intern’s class schedules. Internship will be held between Monday, June 3rd through Friday, August 23rd.


Interns will be working 25-30 hours a week within one or more of the areas below based on interest and prior expertise:

  • Developing social media posts and schedules for IPHS, including public facing communication about pressing population health issues
  • Assisting in grant writing and development for both private & government funders
  • Creation of information materials on common health questions such as cancer screening, nutrition, mental health, cardiometabolic condition, violence prevention, social determinants of health, and etc for public distribution
  • Connecting with local Chicago and IL community programs
  • Assistance with public health database development and data cleaning

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Experiences in health equity, community development, and other topics within population health and health care
  • Core prior courses in quantitative and qualitative research methodology
  • Prior experiences in scientific publication, research reports and scientific presentations
  • Prior experiences in grant writing (federal, state and foundation grants)
  • Skilled social media and marketing experiences to promote organizational mission
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit, interested in helping expand reach of a new non for profit organization
  • Strong organizational skills to provide administrative support, attention to granular details in tasks and empathetic communicators

What interns can gain from IPHS:

  • Flexibility in adapting role for professional development or course credit
  • Mentorship and data available for students interested in publishing academic abstracts or manuscripts
  • Opportunities to learn more about public health work including hot topics in health, different career pathways for research and health sciences, and principles of community engagement
  • Ability to get ‘hands on’ experience and work directly with President and board members during the initial development years AND MORE!

Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 on completion on this internship. 

Please apply with a resume and a brief cover letter/Statement of interest so we can learn more about your interest in the position, public health or what you would hope to gain from this internship.