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Public Health Links

Below are links to volunteer opportunities and public health employers in the Delaware Valley Region. This list does not contain all employers nor does it indicate support of a particular organization. We have created this list to help students and the community learn more about volunteer opportunities and employment in the area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships

Drexel-City Year Partnership
Check Web site for deadlines

Fulbright Fellowship
Check Web site for deadlines

Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences
Deadline: Check Web site for openings

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

South Texas Environmental Education and Research Summer Experience
Deadline: Check Web site for openings

Office of Minority Health Training Opportunities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: Continuous — Check Web site for openings

Pan American Health Organization Internships
Deadline: Continuous — Check Web site for openings

Puentes de Salud Internship
Deadline: Check Web site for deadlines

Unite for Sight International Opportunities
Deadline: Continuous—Check Web site for openings

US AID Fellows Program
Deadline: Continuous—Check Web site for openings

For additional assistance with applying to fellowships:
The Drexel Fellowships Office supports students across the University in their applications for competitive national and international fellowships. The Office is available for one-on-one appointments and helps students create strong applications through intensive individual advising and support.

For more information and upcoming fellowship deadlines, please visit the Drexel's Fellowships Office website or send an email to

Delaware Valley Employers

Action AIDS


AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

American Academy of Pediatrics Pennsylvania Chapter

Bergen County Health Department

Bucks County Health Department

Chestnut Hill Health System

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


City of Philadelphia

Community Council Health Systems

Community Legal Services,Inc.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Crozer Keystone Health System

Delaware County Government Center

Delaware Valley Healthcare Council

Drexel University

Einstein Healthcare Network

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Esperanza Health Center

The Family Practice and Counseling Network

The Food Trust

Fox Chase Cancer Center


Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Hahnemann University Hospital

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Health Partners

Health Promotion Council of Southeast PA

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware

HOPE Worldwide

The Jaisohn Center

Jewish Employment and Vocational Services

Keystone First

Lutheran Settlement House

Main Line Health


Maternity Care Coalition

Merck & Company, Inc.

Mercy Health System

Montgomery County Health Department

Northeast Treatment Center

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Pennsylvania Head Start Association

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

People’s Emergency Center


Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services

Philadelphia Dept. Of Public Health

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation

Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Planned Parenthood of SoutheastPennsylvania

Project HOME

Public Housing Authority

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital

Rutgers University

School District of Philadelphia

State of New Jersey

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

St. Mary Medical Center

Stop It Now! Philadelphia

Tenet Healthcare

Other Public Health Career Resources and Openings

Our website is also committed to keeping students and community aware of current public health news, whether it pertains to our school, the local community or the world beyond. Here are some online sources we know of for such information. We encourage you to browse these sites at your leisure, and invite you to inform us of news and other information found there which you feel may be of interest to readers of our site.

Public Health News and Resources

Academic Health Info
(Information about online health science degrees)

ACPOnline: Bioterrorism
(Extensive overview of related online resources from the American College of Physicians)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(Research branch of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, examining health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety)

American Journal of Public Health
("The number-one publication dedicated to original the field of public health")

American Public Health Association
(The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals worldwide)

American Sexual Health Association
(Leading resource for information about STDs)

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
(ASPPH: The only national organization representing Schools of Public Health)

Centers for Law and the Public's Health
(National resource for public health legal issues)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(Leading Federal agency for the health and safety of citizens)

Council on Education for Public Health
(Independent agency, recognized by the US Dept. of Education, accrediting public health schools and graduate public health programs)

Hahnemann University Hospital
(Tertiary care hospital directly adjacent to the School of Public Health at Drexel)
(Portal to numerous multi-agency Web sites of US Dept. of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies)

History of the Health Science Web Resources
(MLA-sponsored catalog of health history links)

Images from the History of the Public Health Services
(Online version of photographic exhibit by Ramunas Kondratas, Ph.D., originally printed by US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Public Health Service)

Medical/HealthSciences Libraries on the Web
(Links to national and worldwide medical libraries)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
(Public and professional education, research, and prevention and treatment concerning infectious diseases)

Pain Connection
(Online education and support community for persons, families and physicians in pain)

NIH Library
(Biomedical research library developed to support National Institutes of Health programs, open to the public on a self-service basis)

Office of Public Health and Science
(Umbrella group of offices reporting to the US Secretary of Health)

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(The first state domestic violence coalition in the US)

Pennsylvania Public Health Association
(Membership alliance promoting the health of Pennsylvania residents through advancement of public health policies and practice)

Philadelphia Department of Public Health (Local ranking public health government organization)

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation
(Local non-profit organization committed to improving community health through outreach, education, technical assistance and other services)

Philly Health Info
(Comprehensive and objective health information for residents of Greater Philadelphia)

Public Health Foundation
(National non-profit organization supporting efforts of local, state, and federal public health agencies within their respective jurisdictions)

Public Health Grand Rounds
(National live webcasts)

Public Health Image Library
(CDC-hosted image files, with searchable database)

Public Health Institute
(Non-profit CA-based organization promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people locally, nationally and globally)

Public Health Museum
(Online guide to Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts)

State Health Facts
("Your source for state health facts," a service of the Kaiser Family Foundation)

Stop the Silence
(Non-profit organization working toward the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse)

The Trust for America's Health
(Non-profit DC-based organization working to make disease prevention a national priority)

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
(Main Federal agency for protecting the health of American citizens and providing essential human services)

What is Public Health?
(Guided by an advisory committee of ASPH members, this site gives an overview of public health and emphasizes its relevance in everyday life)