United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps

Paid Student Internship

The USPHS Commissioned Corps is a uniformed service of the United States.  Opportunities often include serving underserved Indian populations with water and sanitation services or in health facility construction and management. 


Students are paid a salary in addition to receiving other allowances.  Other benefits include paid healthcare coverage and annual leave of 2.5 days/month.  Opportunities are available throughout the United States, but typically more prevalent in the western U.S.


The link to the posting indicates that the position is open to all student in a Health Professions or Allied Health related degree program.  Students that have completed two years of an accredited engineering program are qualified to apply and will be placed in opportunities to apply their engineering skills.  Those that will have completed their Sophomore or Junior years are particularly encouraged to apply, however Seniors with one or more semesters remaining may also apply.  The work we do as engineers in the UPSHS is centered on improving the health status of the nation through engineering applications.




I have also included an additional link that further details these opportunities known as the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP). 




If you or any of the students in the Civil Engineering program have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or have them call.




Jeff Allen


Jeff Allen, P.E.

CDR,  US Public Health Service

Assistant District Engineer

Tuba City Office of Environmental Health and Engineering/

Sanitation Facilities Construction Branch

P.O. Box 600

Tuba City, AZ 86045



BYU Alumnus