Indian Health Service Dental Externships
This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program
determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.
A 2024 application cycle is not expected. See the
application process section below for additional
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Dental Externships provide an
opportunity for dental students to gain professional
experience, as well as to determine whether a career with
the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health
or a position at a specific IHS or Tribal site would be a
career path of interest.
Most externships require a commitment of 2-4 weeks
between May 1 – September 30.
Program reference guide
Externships are available for dental students between
their third and fourth years of school within the months
of May through September.
Amount of funding
Covers the following travel expenses, up to $2,000:
- Airfare, which is deducted from the budgeted expenses
- Lodging (at government rates) when free housing is
- A per diem for miscellaneous expenses
Students must be prepared to cover the travel costs
(other than airfare) related to the externship.
Reimbursement will be paid upon completion of travel.
According to the program website:
"The 2024 application cycle for the Class of 2025 will
not be available at this time. The Class of 2026 is
encouraged to join the
Dental Recruitment listserv to receive the latest
updates about the IHS Dental Externship as it returns in
Links to the online application and related forms are
available on the
American Indian or Alaska Native · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Oral health
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