Internships with VDH

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Virginians and offers valuable public health experience to those who are considering a career in Public Health or Government Service.

VDH offers both paid and unpaid internships to students recently graduated or working toward a degree. These programs allow students to:

  • Work while you are gaining practical application in your area of study
  • Work with a VDH supervisor to help you apply your studies to your work
  • Gain work experience which may help you be a stronger candidate when applying for full-time employment upon graduation
  • Learn about career opportunities at VDH and gain valuable networking contacts.

Available Programs

VDH Summer Internship Academy

Program Information

The Summer Internship Academy is a structured 10 week program that allows current or recent students to explore what it is like to work in at the Virginia Department of Health. The program is for students with a broad range of backgrounds, from accounting to graphic design, environmental health to biology, and public health to engineering, every field is applicable to the agency. The academy will be placing interns in many locations across the state.

VA/MD WIC Dietetic Internship

Program Information

The VA/MD WIC Dietetic Internship is a fully accredited program whose mission is to offer a supervised experience program based on the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Standards of Education and entry level program requirements which will produce highly competent community based registered dietitians who can work effectively in the changing healthcare environment.

Individualized Internship Opportunities

Are you looking for something specific? Contact Us and see if a specific program or health department has availability to take on an intern. You can check and see if we currently have an MOA with your college or university, allowing your internship to count for college credit, here: link to list of current MOAs. If we don’t have a current MOA please complete this form to start the process. Individualized Internships may offer the opportunity for additional flexibility.