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Indiana State Department of Health

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To be considered eligible for the ISDH Public Health Practicum/Internship program, the applicant must be currently enrolled in a field of study that is relevant to the internship and be working towards a graduate or postgraduate degree. Applicants who graduate after starting the program may continue through their approved internship ending date.

To apply for an available internship, the student must submit:

  1. Completed ISDH Internship Application 
  2. Copy of resume
  3. Copy of internship expectations from the university and proof of enrollment in a course that requires internship hours
  4. Letter of Interest that explains why you are best qualified for the internship, describes relevant experience, and explains how the internship will further academic and/or professional goals

Once Accepted

Students interested in applying for an internship can email the Office of Public Health Policy and Performance Management at

Once a student has been interviewed and is accepted the following documents and an orientation are required in order for the student to begin work.

1. Student Intern Work Plan Agreement
2. An Applicant Disclosure and Release (Background Check)

3. Credential and Access Form (Only to be completed if intern will be in the building often)
4. Code of Ethics
5. Orientation*

*Students are required to complete an orientation their first day.  It is important that this is arranged in advanced.  Orientation is broken down into two parts: HIPAA/Policies and Safety.  A set block of time has been set aside for Monday's from 1:30-3 to review Safety Orientation. HIPAA/Policies are normally scheduled 30-45 minutes prior to Safety Orientation.  If this time conflicts with the student's schedule other accommodations are made. 


Upon Completion of Internship

In order to better serve our students, and build upon the internship experience here at ISDH, the Office of Public Health Performance Management request that all interns complete an exit survey once they have completed their internship experience.  This form will not affect the students review for their course and will only be used internally to build upon the internship program.  All temporary ID's and electronics should be returned to ISDH.