NYC Health Research Training Program

Deadline: February, August, November
Website: Link
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences
Years: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student

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 over 50 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 and, in the process, 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 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

During the summer, in addition to direct hands on experience, interns are exposed to a rigorous curriculum of seminars, workshops, and other activities to broaden their understanding of how the agency works to promote the health of New Yorkers.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must:
  • Currently be enrolled as a matriculated undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Recent graduates are not eligible.
  • Be in good academic standing, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and above.
  • Be a New York City Resident (for the Spring and Fall sessions ONLY). Residency is NOT required for the Summer session.