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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Student Volunteer Service Program

ASPR sponsors a dynamic Student Volunteer Service Program (SVSP). SVSP offers, unpaid, educationally–related training opportunities and work experience to students enrolled in an accredited educational institution.


Eligibility requirements: Candidates for the SVSP program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or national, or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed (as evidenced by documents proving citizenship).
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least half time
  • Be in good academic standing as determined by the academic institution
  • Meet personnel suitability, background/investigative and physical requirements
  • Meet VISA requirements, if a non-citizen
  • Meet qualifications specified by the hosting office in announcement


To begin the application process, the following pre-recruitment documents must be submitted to Miesha Dockery (Miesha.dockery@hhs.gov) by the student:


For more information or to submit your documents please contact:

Miesha Dockery
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Phone: 202-260-2030
Email: Miesha.dockery@hhs.gov

  • This page last reviewed: October 05, 2018