DHS Internship (Qualifications and Application)

Interns gain experience by working on an intense project selected by the internship Program Coordinator. 

About DHS Internship

The internship for Public Service program was designed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) as a way for current and recent graduates to obtain real-world experience while developing new skills and giving back to the state of Arkansas.

Fellows gain knowledge of corporate processes and procedures, as well as essential connections to other divisions, government agencies, and community organizations. 

Interns  also get one-on-one professional growth, training through workshops and seminars, and bi-weekly pay and projects target specific DHS programs and divisions real-world concerns, policies, strategies, or problems.


Learn more about eligibility criteria for this internship below

  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in and in their final year of an approved graduate program; OR a graduate of an approved graduate program; AND
  • You must be able to work between 20 and 30 hours each week.
  • Public Administration, Public Policy, Education, Health Administration, Business Administration, Social Work, Public Service, Sociology, Psychology, and Law are all approved graduate programs.
  • Accredited academic institutions may also accept related disciplines.

There are numerous options to intern at DHS, both paid and unpaid. If you are interested in interning at DHS, email dhs.recruiting@dhs.arkansas.gov your name, contact information, résumé, and the Division you wish to intern with.

CSN Team

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