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.
Internships are available in the following areas:
|Public Health Planning, Monitoring|
and Policy Development
|Health and Clinic Services|
|Community Health Statistics||HIV/STD Viral Hepatitis Prevention|
|Staff Training and Development||Family Planning/Maternity|
|Health Planning||Immunization Clinics|
|Process Improvements/Process Management||Dental Services|
|Public Health Practice||Health Administration|
|Environmental Health Services||Community Support|
|The Bureau of Air Quality Control|
|Consumer Health Services||Employee Wellness|
|Lead-Based Paint Program||Human Resources|
|Occupational Health||Information Technology|
|Public Health Engineering||Safety|
|Animal Regulation & Control||Laboratory Services|
|Area Agency on Aging||Multi-Service Centers|
|Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)||Bureau of Vital Statistics|
|Health Promotion & Education||Public Health Preparedness|
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.