Data Management Internship (April – December 2018 w/possible extension)




New York
New York
United States


The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.




The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provides nutrition, tobacco control, and physical activity programming and surveillance to encourage and support healthy eating, tobacco control, and physical activity of all New Yorkers, and in particular, New Yorkers burdened by high rates of chronic disease and poverty. Programming involves education in a variety of settings, technical support, policy and legal research. Surveillance includes reviewing and tracking of food, tobacco control, and physical activity environments. 




The Healthy Eating Unit in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control is seeking an intern to assist with data collection and entry as part of a nutrition project. This is an opportunity to work on groundbreaking food and nutrition policy that serves as a model for public health policy nationwide. NYC Health Department internships are an excellent way to develop skills that are applicable to job opportunities in the future.

Flexible hours, can range from 20 – 35hours per week.



  • Enter data into relational database following detailed protocol to track aspects of the food supply.
  • Conduct research, including searching websites for data and calling customer service lines.
  • Maintain contact lists and spreadsheets.
  • Perform basic electronic file management (print, PDF, save documents on server, etc.).






  • Candidate should have solid organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Candidate should have strong communication skills.
  • Candidate with data entry experience and/or familiarity with MS Excel, MS Access software and SAS
  • Grad student with an interest in nutrition or public health preferred
  • Candidate should be available to work at minimum 20 hours per week at NYC Health Department’s main office in Long Island City, Queens.



This internship will offer an hourly range of $15- 17 per hour depending on experience and education.

How To Apply

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary  requested and how your experience relates to this position, to indicating “Data Management Intern_your name” in subject line. 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.