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How do I apply for an internship at the Iowa Department of Public Health?

  • To apply for an intern position at IDPH, click the link below to open the application, complete all information and submit via email. Applications should be sent along with a cover letter and a resume. The three documents should be emailed to either the specific Preceptor listed on any posted positions or to the IDPH Education Coordinator (see below).
  • A short cover letter should include the following: your reason for applying, a description of related work experience, dates you are available, and types of position(s) you are applying for.
  • Note: resumes do not substitute for the Application Form.

If the position you are applying for is a posted position, send the application, resume and cover letter to the person identified as the preceptor on the Internship Opportunity posting.

If applying for any potential intern positions which may open at Iowa Department of Public Health, the application, resume and cover letter may be emailed to Vickie Strosahl, Education Coordinator at

The Iowa Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.