Overview of Internship Program

Jackson County Health Department is dedicated to improving the public health workforce by providing internship opportunities for students to learn about public health and public health careers. Internship applicants are matched with specific internship opportunities in various programs and divisions within the Jackson County Health Department. When there are no specified internship opportunities, students interested in an internship may complete a student intership interest form. All interns will be expected to formulate learning objectives and identified areas of improvement (i.e. presentation skills, data analysis, writing, etc.). Meet our current interns HERE to learn more about our current projects.

Students may be provided with opportunities to:

  • Carry out an independent project demonstrating the application of knowledge and skills to current public health practice.
  • Apply classroom learning and gain hands-on experience inside a public health work environment.
  • Develop contacts within the field of public health and access future employment opportunities.
  • Develop goals for personal and professional growth with the understanding that professional development is a continuous process.
  • Work with a preceptor who can serve as a role model and mentor.


Internships may be available to undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduate students at colleges and universities, with first consideration given to those in programs in public health, allied health, medicine, health sciences, epidemiology, emergency preparedness, nursing, and related fields. Internship opportunities are based on availability and therefore we cannot guarantee placement.

All internship opportunities are UNPAID unless otherwise noted.

Current Internship Opportunities

There are no current projects available at this time. Please submit an application and we will contact you if placement becomes available. 

Meet our Current Interns

To learn more about our current interns and the projects they are working on, click HERE.