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The Massachusetts Health Council is always excited to work with motivated students passionate about public health and health policy. As an intern at MHC you will have a chance to get involved in health promotion projects and activities.

Past interns have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects, including:

  • Researching materials and drafting language for legislative testimony and published opinion pieces
  • Assisting at a conference on behavioral health issues, food and nutrition issues and substance use disorder issues
  • Organizing a health fair for state legislators
  • Managing social media platforms

Interested applicants should have: 

  • A working knowledge of using social media and websites to reach a larger audience
  • Excellent internet, writing and editing skills
  • Research skills to ensure MHC has the latest information on available resources for prevention and wellness
  • Initiative and curiosity to suggest what public health issues MHC could address


Ideal schedule: about 10 hours per week, flexibly scheduled on weekdays, Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm.  For more information or to apply, email Phyllis Cudmore at: Applicants should include their cover letter and resume.


 Brandeis Intern, Fall 2017:

"Working with the Massachusetts Health Council allowed me to explore the workings of a non-profit from the ins-and-outs of non-profit management to the archival work involved in preserving the extensive history of the MHC. This opportunity allowed me to assist multiple staff members, grow a variety of skills and step into new roles as my internship progressed. I highly recommend seeking out an opportunity with the Council as a way to impact local public health initiatives and take on an important role in the functions of a public health non-profit." 


 Boston University Intern, Fall 2017:

"I had a fantastic experience as an intern at the MHC. I learned so much about past, current, and future public health issues, and how an organization is able to get involved to make change. I was able to fully participate in the projects that the MHC was working on while I was there, and they were always willing to listen to and incorporate ideas that I offered. I attended various events, meetings, court house testimonials, and even the annual awards gala. The small staff and office environment made me feel very included in the day to day work. The MHC internship is a great opportunity to learn about public health and public policy, and work with smart, talented, and friendly people!"



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