Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians.

Houston Health Department


Internship Brochure

Internship Brochure

Internship are available in the following areas:

Public Health Planning, Monitoring and Policy DevelopmentHealth and Clinic Services
EpidemiologyTB Control
Community Health StatisticsHIV/STD Viral Hepatitis Prevention
Staff Training and DevelopmentFamily Planning/Maternity
Health PlanningImmunization Clinics
Process Improvements/Process ManagementDental Services
Public Health PracticeHealth Administration
Environmental Health ServicesCommunity Support
The Bureau of Air Quality ControlBureau of Youth & Adolescent Health/MBK Houston
Consumer Health ServicesEmployee Wellness
Lead-Based Paint ProgramHuman Resources
Occupational HealthInformation Technology
Public Health EngineeringSafety
Support Services
Animal Regulation & ControlLaboratory Services
Multi-Service CentersArea Agency on Aging
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)Health Promotion & Education
Bureau of Vital StatisticsPublic Health Preparedness

Important Information:

Internship Description:

Paid and unpaid internships are available throughout the department. Some internships are in public health, while others involve human resources, employee wellness or other city government functions within the department. 

Duration of Internship:

Full-time and part-time internships are available throughout the year. Specific dates and times are arranged directly with an intern’s supervisor.

Responsibilities of Interns:
Interns perform a variety of functions that are important to the department’s success. Such functions include providing research on topics for grant funding, creating resource lists for outreach, writing materials for policy development and change, participating in public health training, joining staff in community outreach, assisting in monitoring air and water quality, working in animal control and other activities.

Qualifications for Internships:

Successful interns should have a sincere interest in the type of work done at the Houston Health Department. They should be able to ask questions, take initiative, be reliable, understand concepts quickly, and work well with others.