Internships & Early Career Development

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SF Bay PSR offers mentoring and support for students and young health professionals who want to incorporate health activism into their careers, and youth-led, climate-health organizations.

If you are a student or member of a student/youth organization interested in activist mentoring and/or helping to build our student PSR chapter, please contact


Every year, SF Bay PSR gives awards to young health professionals for their contributions to environmental and health advocacy.

READ about our 2023 awardees here.

READ about our 2022 awardees here.

READ about our 2021 awardees here.


Our internship program is designed to teach the next generation of health professionals activism, leadership, and advocacy skills in our areas of concentration: nuclear weapons abolition, climate change, environmental health, and intersecting social and racial justice issues.


Application deadline for 2025 internships: DECEMBER 1, 2024, and interviews will be scheduled in December, online.

THREE positions were available in 2024, and we anticipate the same for 2025:

1. Environmental Health Committee internship: Supports committee of medical and public health professionals and scientists who advocate for public policies to protect communities from the climate and health harms caused by fossil fuel pollution and toxics.

2. Building Electrification internship: Works with the communications director on building electrification public policy tracking, research, educational materials, and helps with organizing members to advocate for the health benefits of electrification, and may help with community outreach with Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates.

3. Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee internship: Works with a team of medical and public health professionals and community activists dedicated to influence public awareness, civic involvement, and national policies in support of a world free from nuclear weapons. This role also involves collaboration with partner groups such as the Peace Caucus in affiliation with the American Public Health Association (APHA) including contributing to the preparation of the Peace Caucus program for the 2024 APHA national meeting.

Job Description: In addition to a special project, mentorship, and educational activities, interns will learn how activists collaborate and nonprofits function via assisting with setting up meetings, taking minutes, tracking and researching policies, helping with events, social media, the website, writing some newsletter sections, and assisting with scheduling, among other duties.

Who can apply? Primarily public health, pre-med, medical, nursing, or other students (enrolled or in between degrees) who are interested in incorporating activism into their professional health career.

Student interns work directly with SF Bay PSR’s communications director and will be afforded mentorship opportunities by the chapter president, SF Bay PSR’s board of directors, and other members.

Internships are usually one year long, from January – January, but please inquire about other options. Interns are paid an hourly rate of $20 and classified as non-exempt employees. Work hours fluctuate from 5-8 hours per week with about three evening meetings and events per month. Most meetings and work is done remotely and online.

Please send a resume and cover letter with two references to jujulindow (at), SUBJECT LINE: Internship Application. Your cover letter should explain how this internship would fit within your career path and which of our core areas you are most interested in focusing on and learning about. Be sure to review our website for information about our programs.

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Remembering Dr. Tom Hall

The internship program is made possible by a generous gift from the late Dr. Thomas Livingston Hall and his family. A dedicated PSR member, Tom received his MD and MPH from Harvard and was subsequently awarded a Doctor of Public Health in International Health from Johns Hopkins University, where he was on the faculty until 1971. Tom was also on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his health-related career involved providing clinical services in rural Puerto Rico, national health workforce planning studies via the World Health Organization, directing a population studies center at UNC, directing a health care planning office in Seattle, and several years of health planning in New Zealand. In 1986, Dr. Hall came to San Francisco, and from 1988 to 1996 he directed a postdoctoral training program in HIV/AIDS prevention research at UC San Francisco. After retirement, he volunteered to teach and mentor in global health, and until his death, he worked with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.