Public Health Laboratory Internship: an APHL-CDC Initiative

Interns will join a public health laboratory team to make an impact on protecting the health of our communities. Interns assist scientists working on meaningful projects while building skills such as general lab practices (e.g., pipetting, calibrations, etc.), data analysis, report management, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication.

Eligible candidates: US citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled at an accredited institution and in pursuit of a relevant certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree

Start and end dates: Flexible

Hours and program length: An average of 20 hours a week for 12 to 16 weeks

Not only will interns practice transferable skills such as laboratory techniques, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication, but they will also have the opportunity to network with laboratory professionals and be supervised by a qualified mentor for the duration of the project.


Application Requirements

Completed application form

Work history

Reference (either academic or professional)

College transcripts


Internship Benefits

Network with public health laboratory professionals

First-hand experience in public health laboratory initiatives

Competitive stipend

Build transferable skills


Learn More or Apply Today at www.aphl.org/Career-Pathways


About Association of Public Health Laboratories

The Association of Public Health Laboratories is a national nonprofit located in Silver Spring, MD, that is dedicated to working with members to strengthen governmental laboratories with a public health mandate. By promoting effective programs and public policy, APHL strives to provide health laboratories with the resources and infrastructure needed to protect the health of US residents and to prevent and control disease globally.