NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

About NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country for 60 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.

The goals of the program are:

- To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
- To broaden students' concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
- To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

Open Application Period for HRTP
Summer application opens (Full-time and part-time) January 15 to February 15 for June - August session
Fall application opens (Part-time only) July 15 to August 15 for September - December session
Spring application opens (Part-time only) October 15 to November 15 for January - May session

Epi Scholar
Summer and Part-time work only - Application deadline is February 15th and program runs from June to August

Public Health Volunteer Corp
Fall and Part-time work only - Application deadline is August 15th and program runs from September to January


Naloxone Data Intern

June 2020 New York City, NY
“I really like how attentive, helpful, and friendly the department is! From the very beginning, everyone made me feel welcomed and comfortable. My supervisor, Alex, is great and super understanding and helpful as well!”

Health Information Technologist

July 2019 - August 2019 New York City, NY
“I meet a lot of very interesting, and determined individuals who taught me a lot, and wanted to see me be great. ”
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