INTERNSHIP and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES in
the Department of Public Health
Public Health has exciting internship and
volunteer opportunities available for undergraduate and
graduate students. These positions, all within the Los
Angeles County Department of Public Health, will
complement education with experience to best prepare
candidates for the professional public health world
awaiting them upon graduation.
Opportunities range from HIV epidemiology
or prevention, emergency preparedness, tobacco control,
womenís health, environmental health, health policy,
health communications, or community health in the field.
These are just a few of the topics we handle day to day.
The following internship programs are some ways students
can get involved.
Los Angeles County Undergraduate/Graduate
is defined as someone who wishes to receive academic
credit upon completion of their hours. Students wishing
to earn academic credit in exchange for their time MUST
do so through our Academic Internship Program (formerly
known as C-BEEP). This program is available to
undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in
a local County partnered school. Instructions on how to
apply to an internship through the Academic Internship
Program can be found at:
click for more information.
For more information about the Academic
Internship Program requirements, please contact:
Public Health - Human Resources
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 220
Commerce, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 869-8282
Fax: (323) 869-0183
is defined as someone who wishes to gain some experience
working with a program for personal fulfillment.
No credit will be given for volunteers.
Please visit the following link to view volunteer
opportunities in LA County DPH:
Volunteer Placement Locations and Contacts. Contact
the person listed in this database for specific details
regarding the projects for volunteering with that DPH
For more information on the internship process, please
view the following flow charts:
For Points of Contacts Flowchart
Public Health Scholars Program:
Public Health Scholars Flyer
FAQ for Students click here
Application Tipsheet and Instructions
Application filing period will begin on December 21, 2015 at 8am and will continue until the needs are met.
Link to HR website:
We encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to gather the supporting documentation that is listed in the Selection Requirement section of the application.
Supporting documents include:
1) a scanned copy of your a bachelorís degree from an accredited* college or university
2) an OFFICIAL transcript OR a letter from the Registrar OR a letter from your program (on letterhead) indicating current enrollment in an accredited college or university in a graduate program with specialization in Public Health or any Public Health related field.
Please be aware that this bulletin (#PH0886F) is subject to close at any time or when the needs of the program are met.
For general questions please contact:
Susanna Lam, MPH
Training Coordinator, Public Health Training Unit
Office of Organizational Development and Training
Office: (213) 637-3940
Direct Line: (213) 637-3953
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