Civil service jobs

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is looking for talented, innovative people who want to make a difference. To view a complete list of current job openings, please visit the Department of Human Resources.

PDPH is not currently hiring for the following civil service positions:

If you’re interested in one of these positions, send your resume to Make sure to put the position’s title in the subject line. We’ll keep your resume on file and contact you when opportunities become available.

Internships and fellowships

Philadelphia’s Public Health Lab offers summer internships to college juniors and seniors. To apply, email

The Medical Examiner’s Office offers a number of internships to students. Opportunities are available through the following units:

  • Bereavement Support Services
  • Fatality Review Program
  • Pathology
  • Toxicology

The Department of Public Health offers two-year paid fellowships in Urban Health Policy. Learn how to apply for the Urban Health Policy Fellowship.


Philly Forward Internships

The Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for its Philly Forward summer internship program. This eight-week paid internship is designed to provide pre-professional training to those interested in pursuing careers in public health.

Each Philly Forward intern will work directly with department leaders on a specific project or projects involving data collection, data analysis, program implementation, grant-writing, preparation of reports, and/or community engagement. Each intern will also learn about the department’s multiple functions though staff presentations and field trips.

You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled at a college or university at the time of the internship and are working towards a baccalaureate degree. To apply, electronically submit:

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in the internship
  • A resume that summarizes your educational experience, your work experience, and your skills
  • A short writing sample (for example, a paper that you wrote for a class assignment or an article that you wrote for a school publication)
  • A recent undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • The names and contact information for two persons who can serve as references, one of whom is a faculty member.

The internship will begin on June 24 and conclude on August 16, 2019. The deadline for the application is Friday, March 29, 2019; applications should be sent to