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Further an education. Jump start a career.

Elite paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students on America’s front lines of public health.

Further an education. Jump start a career.

Elite paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students on America’s front lines of public health.

JRCOSTEP

Intern over your school break

Students in health-related undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs can train alongside active duty officers during their school breaks as part of the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program. Participants are paid, and receive health benefits, housing and travel allowances. Programs last between 30 and 120 days. Participants become inactive Public Health Service officers upon completing the program and can activate upon graduation. There is no obligation to join the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

Who's eligible

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  • Undergrads with at least two years of study toward a baccalaureate degree in environmental health, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, dietetics, medical laboratory technology, medical record administration, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.
  • Master's students who have completed at least one year of graduate study in nursing, a physician assistant program, environmental health, engineering, social work, public health, dietetics, healthcare administration, audiology, speech pathology, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.
  • Doctoral students who have completed at least one year of study in a doctoral program for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, veterinary medicine, speech-language pathology, audiology, research science, or occupational, physical, or respiratory therapy.
Benefits
JRCOSTEP Internship

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SRCOSTEP

Become an officer upon graduation

In the Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program, students entering their final year of graduate school or professional training get paid while in school in exchange for committing to enroll in the USPHS Commissioned Corps upon graduation. Students receive the basic pay and allowances of an Ensign while in the program and are guaranteed a spot in the USPHS Commissioned Corps upon graduation. The service obligation is equal to twice the time sponsored.

Who's eligible

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Benefits
SRCOSTEP Internship

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Scholarships and loan repayments

Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

Agencies we work with

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