Internship Program

COVID-19 Update for Applicants

The effects of this pandemic are impacting all of us in unexpected ways. We know there are many current internship applicants, or individuals considering applying for an internship at this time. Many of our health departments are working endlessly to protect and promote the health and well-being of all people in Virginia. Due to this, we are still considering whether to offer internship opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will be sure to communicate any changes to our plans. Future internship offerings will continue to be posted and managed via Handshake.

Please continue practicing appropriate preventative behaviors to keep you, your families, and our communities safe and healthy.

Tollen Thurber
Internship Coordinator


For questions regarding internships at RCHD, contact Tollen Thurber at (804) 205-3723, or by email at Due to the high volume of internship requests received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Apply for an Internship

For current applicants or for those considering applying to our internship program, please read the above COVID-19 update.

The Richmond City Health District internship program prepares the next generation of public health professionals by exposing students to various professions, empowering students to lead, and allowing students to cultivate their public health skills. Students can work, learn, and explore the foundations of public health at RCHD.

Our internship program gives students interested in public health opportunities to gain skills relevant to the field. Click here to read our Internship Guide (PDF) to learn more.

Our internship opportunities can be found on Handshake.

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