The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is one of two full service local health departments in New Hampshire. We have dedicated employees that are eager to work with students and faculty that want to learn more about public health and we are committed to mentoring students and developing the current and future public health workforce in New Hampshire. 

There are many opportunities for students and faculty to gain hands on experience in the field of public health at a local health department. These opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. To learn more about the field of public health, visit the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (PDF) or download the "What is Public Health (PDF)" brochure.

The primary objective of an internship at DPHCS is to expose the student to a broad, local public health experience, including, but not limited to, disease surveillance and management, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and community health programming in order to develop in the student an appreciation and understanding of the role of public health early in his/her career and to encourage the student to consider public health as a viable career option. Secondarily, the student will learn more about public health reporting, data collection, and program building through supervised projects. The internships are unpaid. 

How to Apply for an Internship

  • Send an email with your resume, cover letter, and why you are interested in applying for an internship to Director Bobbie D. Bagley at Please indicate which semester (or summer) you are looking to complete an internship, if this internship is for college credit, the number of hours per week you will be interning, and the days of the week you are available. 
  • Once we receive this information we will schedule an in-person phone call to learn a little more about you and discuss the projects we have available for interns.
  • After this phone call, you will be invited to interview with the DPHCS Director (if available) and your potential supervisor.
  • If chosen for an internship, we will work with you to develop a curriculum and project that will fit your needs as well as the needs of DPHCS.