The CDC Foundation combines philanthropic and private resources with CDC’s world-class scientific expertise and the CDC Foundation’s speed and flexibility to create innovative, high-impact programs and breakthrough collaborations. Our internships are as diverse as our work—we look for students interested in learning more about the challenging work of protecting the public’s health.

Can you tell me about the CDC Foundation internship program?

The CDC Foundation Internship Program offers educational work opportunities to students in undergraduate and graduate programs across a variety of fields including public health, communications, public administration, advancement and fundraising, and internal operations. Interns are able to gain practical experience by engaging in projects and tasks that contribute to their professional and educational development.

Each intern will have work specific to their department and skills. Some interns may be more project-based, while others may be immersed in the day-to-day functions of the organization.  

What departments have interns?

The CDC Foundation’s Internship Program provides internship opportunities within all departments of the organization.  

When and how long are CDC Foundation internships?

Internships are available year round. Typically, CDC Foundation internships are for three months. This may vary based on the internship.

Are CDC Foundation internships paid?

Yes, our interns are paid a monthly stipend.  Stipend amounts vary based on hours and level of education.

How do I learn more about applying for an internship?

All internship opportunities will be posted on the CDC Foundation website at