Internship Opportunities

Learn more about our internship opportunities

Our 12-week paid internship experience engages students to be extensively involved in OHA’s work to improve the oral health of vulnerable Americans.

Interns take on research and communications projects, present them to oral health leaders and shadow dentist and hygienists in private and public health settings.

The deadline has passed for the 2015 Beazley Summer internship. Check back here for information about openings for the 2016 internship program.

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OHA announced its first formal internship program at the 2012 Pre-Gala Reception at Navy Pier on February 22.  Funded by the late couple’s planned gift to Oral Health America, the opportunity provides a unique look into the world of public health dentistry and oral health leadership for two rising senior undergraduate students each summer since May 2012. The 12-week paid internship experience allows the student to be extensively involved in OHA’s work to improve the oral health of vulnerable Americans across the entire spectrum of life. By working on specific research projects and communications initiatives, the intern will meet dozens of leaders in the oral health world in addition to making a meaningful impact on OHA’s programs and the people we serve.


2014Intern_MeganBryck“Before interning with OHA, I had seen only a few pixels of the complete picture of dentistry. This summer internship was the ultimate opportunity to broaden my perspective of the profession and develop a more acute understanding of the oral health crisis that exists in our country, particularly regarding the issue of disproportionate access to care that renders underserved populations so vulnerable. My time with OHA has brought my view of dentistry to a heightened resolution, and inspired an enriched sense of purpose in my professional aspirations.”

Megan Bryck, 2014 Beazley Summer Intern

2014 Intern_JordanCrowe“Working at Oral Health America this summer has been an invaluable experience.  The exposure I’ve gained to public health and oral health care, and understanding the needs of vulnerable populations has been enlightening. This opportunity has opened my eyes to the myriad of ways I can be involved in the dental world. I look forward to advocating for the accessibility and quality of care for all patients as a future dentist and care provider.”

Jordan Crowe, 2014 Beazley Summer Intern

Want to Become An OHA Intern?

Applications for the 2015 Beazley Summer Internship have closed. Please contact Christine Spencer with questions about the 2016 internship program.