Houston Health Department

Internship Program


Houston Health Department internships help you gain knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to your career path while making important professional connections.

Questions? Call us: 832-393-5960

We offer internships throughout the year in these exciting areas:

Public Health, Planning, Monitoring, and Public Policy Development

  • Epidemiology
  • Community health statistics
  • Staff training and development
  • Health planning
  • Public health practice

Health and Clinic Services

  • HIV/ STD prevention
  • Family planning
  • Immunization clinics
  • Dental services
  • Health administration

Environmental Health Services

  • Bureau of Air Quality Control
  • Consumer health services
  • Occupational health

Support Services

  • Health promotion and education
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Public health preparedness

How long do internships last?

Full-and part-time internships are available throughout the year. Specific dates and times are arranged directly with your supervisor.

What are some of my responsibilities?

Interns perform a variety of functions important to the department’s success, including:

  • Providing research topics
  • Creating resource lists for outreach
  • Writing materials for policy development and change
  • Participating in public health training
  • Participating in community outreach
  • Assisting in monitoring air and water quality

Can I get credit for my class?

  • Yes, your supervisor will work with you for the appropriate class credit.

What are the qualifications to be an intern?

  • You should demonstrate sincere interest in your work by asking questions, taking initiative, being reliable, and working well with your colleagues.