We offer volunteer internship positions year-round: a 12-week full-time internship session in the summer and a combination of full-time and part-time positions during the academic year. We offer opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships can be completed for credit as part of degree requirements. Many of our opportunities are focused on prevention and public health, but we also regularly have internships related to non-profit management, business, philanthropy, and communications.
Prevention Partners has suspended applications for its internship program.
Our volunteer internships are available to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Our summer internships are full-time opportunities lasting a minimum of 400 hours. Full- and part-time internships are available during the academic year. Part-time internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Interested individuals should plan to apply early as applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and our internships are competitive and fill early. Interested individuals who do not submit an online application will not be considered.
Want to learn more?
See the information at the bottom of the page for descriptions of past interns’ work in our different internship areas.
Also, read about the Prevention Partners internship experience from former interns’ testimonials.
If you have questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention Partners Internships.
Please direct all internship-related inquiries to our internship coordinator:
Lindsey Bickers Bock, MPH
We love to keep up to date on what our 170+ interns are doing! Let us know what you’re doing personally or professionally by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop by the office for lunch or a walk if you’re in Chapel Hill! Help us to improve our internship program and find out how we can help you by filling out this simple contact form.
Watch a video tribute to Melva Fager Okun, longtime mentor to our interns, on her retirement.
Prevention Partners is committed to providing strong mentorship and quality learning experiences for interns who work with us. We look to the larger community, including parents of our interns, to help support our internship program.
Do you feel strongly about supporting the next generation of public health and prevention professionals? Contribute to the Prevention Partners Intern Fund to make paid internships a possibility for future Prevention Partners interns.
Want to help build policy that helps build and sustain healthy places? Learn more about our Jim Long Fund and how you can help support the next generation of public policy advocates.
Make a donation to Prevention Partners in honor of a young professional in your life.