Location: New Jersey
Department: Center for Public Health

Interns at Milken Institute - Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health will engage in various projects, including both short- and long-term assignments related to the opioid crisis prevention work from the Center.  Ideal candidates will have experience with one or more of the following: public health, policy, opioid crisis, community level collaboration in New Jersey. The Intern role will support the daily operations of the organization and its relevant programs, assist with preparation and logistical support of Center for Public Health events, and develop special projects, as assigned.  The geographic scope will be discussed based on the specific projects for this role.  The start date will be October 1, 2018. The length of the internship will be 1 year.


  • Provide general support for events and follow up action
  • Written reports and summaries
  • Conduct desktop research to support the opioid crisis prevention work
  • Monitor  stakeholder organizations prevention work and needs
  • Summarize relevant articles and events, tracking trends and topics in public health (and directly linked to the opioid crisis) and attend local events (as needed)
  • Produce written materials (e.g. blogs, web material, internal memos, etc.)
  • Assist in logistics and content planning for events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highly organized, meets deadlines, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Ability to adapt to evolving responsibilities and manage multiple priorities
  • Takes initiative and can manage own workload
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys learning and learns quickly
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • High school diploma and some college required working towards a degree in public health or a related field

This internship is a paid opportunity. Candidates should have availability to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week with at least one full day available. Full-time candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The internship program aims to provide opportunities for you to explore new interests, gain skills, and build your work experience, in addition to helping in our mission. We are committed to making this an enriching experience. If there are specific skill sets or topics that you are interested in, please reference those in your cover letter.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

To apply, please submit your information and upload your cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.


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