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 (APHL)​ works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the United States and globally. APHL represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States; this includes public health, agricultural, environmental and other related laboratories. Its members, known collectively as “public health laboratories​​,” monitor, detect and respond to health threats.