Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) Health Promotion unit offers unpaid internships for undergraduate students in community health, health and wellness promotion, and Public Health. Interns will work with staff in the health promotion unit on a variety of community projects and programs in Olmsted County.
OCPHS is located in Rochester, Minnesota. Self-motivated and innovative students should apply. All internships must be a minimum of 12 weeks (480 hours), but may be increased to meet school requirements.
Interns gain experience in the full delivery of population health interventions including: assessment, program planning, community engagement and health promotion and marketing.
Candidates for the Olmsted County Public Health Services internships must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university requiring the completion of an internship prior to graduation. Candidates must be in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, Public Health or Wellness. Students should be in their senior year.
Intern responsibilities include:
Health Promotion Internship job description (PDF85 KB)
As an intern you have the opportunity to observe other departments within Public Health, including:
OCPHS internships offer daily on-the-job interactions with colleagues for undergraduate and graduate students to gain quality career experience. As a health promotion intern, you are a valued member of the OCPHS team.
Internships are offered in the spring, fall and summer
Applications received between these dates will be considered:
During the application process, you'll be asked to attach:
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all application materials are completed and received on or before the deadline for each internship period. the selection committee will not review incomplete applications. Applicants will be invited to interview with the selection committee and offers will be made within one month of the closing date.
Interns need to make their own housing arrangements in the community.
Transportation and Parking
You will need to make your own arrangements for traveling to and from work. Parking is available on campus. Biking is encouraged and bike racks are available.
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