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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the state’s lead agency for preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and support to all of DPH’s divisions and programs, including:  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory.

DPH externs work closely with both attorneys and program staff.  Responsibilities may include regulatory drafting, legal research and writing, litigation support, and special projects involving any of DPH’s programs.


Prerequisites:  None

Preferences:  Second or third-year students with a background or interest in public health


The successful applicant may be subject to a criminal background check.