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Looking for an entry level job or internship in public health? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Public Health Careers

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Public Health is an interdisciplinary field that aims to prevent disease and promote health in the human population. Public health professionals work to understand the stages of a disease’s spread as well as promote preventative measures and enter communities where a disease is prominent.

Because Public Health is interdisciplinary you can enter a number of fields depending on your interests; some possibilities for new and recent grads include health education, policy, communications, and research (including biostatistics and epidemiology). What you do in a typical day depends on which area of public health you enter, but you might analyze data, write a report, contact media about a health initiative, or teach a health class. Some of the top employers include public health departments, government agencies, research institutions, nonprofits, and medical facilities.

A bachelor’s degree in a field related to your interests is necessary for most jobs in public health. A master’s degree will help, but practical experience is more helpful.

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Lyft Dulles, VA
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Uber Driver Partners Ashburn, VA
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Elder Care Provider Wanted - Qualified Home Health Aide Wanted Immediately
CareGuide Chantilly, VA
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Legal Secretary (public finance and transactions)
CareerBliss Reston, VA
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(Local) Public Accounting - Entry Level Jobs
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Benefits Analyst- US Health & Welfare Plan - (Gaithersburg, MD)
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Gaithersburg, MD
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Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Home Health Aide
Poet's Walk Leesburg, VA
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C.R. England Ashburn, VA
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HOLY CROSS: HHA - Hospice
Holy Cross Home Care-Silver Springs Silver Spring, MD
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Public Health

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The San Francisco Foundation - The San Francisco Foundation is a non-profit founded in 1948 “to pull the community together to create pride and unity and improve quality of life” in the Bay Area.

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National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition

National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition - National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition is an Alexandria, VA based non-profit started in response to the US Surgeon General’s conference on infant mortality.

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National Academy for State Health Policy - The National Academy for State Health Policy is a non-profit that helps “states achieve excellence in health policy and practice” by working with each other.

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Social Impact - Social Impact is an Arlington, VA based management consulting firm that aims “to make international development more effective in improving people’s lives.”

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William J. Clinton Foundation - The Clinton Foundation aims to “improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment."

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Peer Health Exchange - Peer Health Exchange is a non-profit organization that trains “college student volunteers to teach high school students a comprehensive health curriculum.”

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Health Leads - Health Leads is a Boston, MA based non-profit that prescribes critical resources like food, housing, health insurance, and more to low-income patients.

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Results for Development Institute - Results for Development Institute is a Washington, DC based international development non-profit with some great job opportunities for new grads.

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HealthCorps - HealthCorps is a NYC based non-profit founded by Dr. Oz to help American students take charge of their health, and they're hiring.

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Association of Public Health Laboratories - The Association of Public Health Laboratories in Silver Spring, MD promotes public health labs and has some great job opportunities for new grads.

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Super Sprowtz - Super Sprowtz is an NYC based company that has developed a cast of “vegetable super heroes” to “entertain and educate children about healthy eating habits.”

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Partnership for a Healthier America Logo

Partnership for a Healthier America - Partnership for a Healthier America is a Washington, DC based non-profit that is fighting childhood obesity and possibly hiring new grads.

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Public Health Solutions Logo

Public Health Solutions - Public Health Solutions is a New York, NY based non-profit that has a number of job openings that look perfect for grads with an interest in public health.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - If you're interested in "improving health policy and practice," then a job with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation might be a great fit for you.

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charity: water - If you’re moved by the the charity: water mission then you’ll want to check out their amazing career opportunities.

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New England Health Institute Logo

New England Healthcare Institute - If you’re interested in public health, you should definitely take a look at the New England Healthcare Institute and their job opportunities.

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Center for Science in the Public Interest Logo

Center for Science in the Public Interest - If you’re big on nutrition, then a job at the Center for Science in the Public Interest might be exactly what you're looking for.

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Center for Environmental Health - If you want to be a part of the Center for Environmental Health, then you should check out their Jobs page for more info.

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Voxiva - If you’re excited by Voxiva’s health care innovation through mobile technology, based in Washington, DC, you should check out their Careers page.

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The Partnership at Drugfree.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org - If drugfree has a special meaning to you, then you should consider Careers at The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

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Visions in Action - Visions in Action is a non-profit that works in four key program areas: Food Security, Education, Health, and International Exchange, and they're hiring.

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Disaster Accountability Project - If you’re passionate about how our government deals with disasters, then you should get involved with the Disaster Accountability Project.

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials - The ASTHO's vision is of “healthy people thriving in a nation free of preventable illness and injury” and they're hiring.

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The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics is at the forefront of fighting antibiotic resistance, so they'd be pretty cool to work for.

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