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Apply for an IHS Dental Externship

If you are wondering whether a career with the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health (DOH) or a position at a specific IHS or Tribal site is right for you, an IHS externship will give you the experience to help make your decision.

You will have the opportunities to work in the state-of-the-art facilities, in a career position with excellent pay and benefits, Loan Repayment Program, job stability, potential for advancement and mentoring by experienced staff, and the opportunity to provide much-needed care to appreciative patients. Begin your adventure now by exploring the diverse professional, geographic and cultural experiences that many IHS dentists say have made their careers the envy of their peers.

Please follow these PRE-APPLICATION requirements prior to clicking on the "Apply Now" link:

  1. Compose your answer to the following question in a WORD document using no more than 2500 characters: Please tell us why you are interested in an Indian Health Service Dental Externship. You will be allowed to copy/paste your answer from your WORD document into question #10 in the application.
  2. The application contains a quiz covering the travel information found in the Dental Externship Program Quick Reference Guide [PDF - 673K]. Please read this document prior to starting the application.
  3. If you have completed item #1 and #2 above, the application will take 30-45 minutes to complete. Please make sure you have that time available prior to starting the application.
  4. Class of 2021, click here to "APPLY NOW."