HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the NYC Health Department is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country
For over 50 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real life challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals, students apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. In the process, they learn critical skills needed to excel in the field.
The goals of the program are:
- To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
- To broaden students' concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
- To assist the Health Department in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.
During the summer, in addition to direct hands-on experience, interns are exposed to a rigorous curriculum of seminars, workshops, and other activities to broaden their understanding of how we promote the health of New Yorkers.