Houston Health Department


The Houston Health Department offers opportunities to students to experience life in the public health workforce. Students also benefit from being granted early access to employment openings and supervisors for career counseling.

Internship brochure

Internship opportunities


Internship Application

Internships are available in the following areas:

Public Health Planning, Monitoring
and Policy Development
Health 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 Control 
Consumer Health ServicesEmployee Wellness
Lead-Based Paint ProgramHuman Resources
Occupational HealthInformation Technology
Public Health EngineeringSafety


Support Services
Animal Regulation & ControlLaboratory Services
Area Agency on AgingMulti-Service Centers
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)Bureau of Vital Statistics
Health Promotion & EducationPublic 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.