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Working for San Mateo County is an opportunity you won’t find in other healthcare settings in our area. 


Health Policy & Planning Internships

The Health Policy & Planning (HPP) Internship Program is designed to provide work opportunities and practical learning experiences in public health, policy, planning and research, with an emphasis in health equity and place-based primary prevention.

HPP Framework: Primary Prevention & Health Equity

There is a growing recognition that where we live, work, play and go to school shape our health. HPP focuses on building healthy, equitable communities that prevent people from getting sick in the first place. HPP works to ensure all people have the opportunity for health and well-being and seeks to build health equity by addressing the root causes of poor health, such as the social, economic, and physical conditions around us. To achieve this goal, HPP employs expertise in policy, planning, research, equity, epidemiology, communications, and advocacy. HPP has a particular focus on supporting populations with higher rates of preventable health issues and in places with the fewest opportunities for health. HPP is currently focused on four areas of work: 1) Stable and affordable housing: protects health and provides the ability to engage in healthy opportunities, 2) Complete neighborhoods: make it easy for residents to be healthy every day in their own communities, 3) High quality education: creates pathways to better health, and 4) Strong local economy: builds household financial security for all.

Focus of Internship Projects

The San Mateo County Health System is seeking one (1) graduate-level student intern, a Healthy Economy Intern to join the HPP team, a program within the Public Health, Policy and Planning Division. HPP is looking for students who are highly motivated, hardworking, team players, responsible, and creative. HPP is a fast-paced environment where organizational skills and self-motivation are critical. Below is the project we are recruiting interns to work on through August 2017 with a possibility to extend through May 2018 and is contingent on performance.

Internship Overview: Healthy Economy Intern

The focus of the internship project will be to assist Health System staff in researching and developing strategies to maximize economic opportunity for people facing economic barriers in San Mateo County. Access to stable employment, adequate income and benefits can help build financial security and improve overall health and well-being.


Clinical Rotation Application Information

In order to complete your application for a clinical rotation, you will need to satisfy a number of health requirements. Please read the health requirements below and download and complete the documents. (See Frequently Asked Questions below.)

Once you have all of the required documentation ready to transfer, click here to complete the application and upload your completed documents.