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Office of Organizational Development and Training


Office of Organizational
Development and Training

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Contact Information
Office of Organizational Development and Training
600 S. Commonwealth Ave. 7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90005
Main: (213) 637-3940
Fax: (213) 381-1779

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Public Health Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities 


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, women’s 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 Internships:

An Intern 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:

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For more information about the Academic Internship Program requirements, please contact:

Karla Silva
Public Health - Human Resources
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 220
Commerce, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 869-8282
Fax: (323) 869-0183

Volunteer Opportunities:

A Volunteer 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 program.

For more information on the internship process, please view the following flow charts:   

For Points of Contacts Flowchart

For Applicants Flowchart

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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