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HHS Internship Opportunities

Internships are a valuable part of a student's professional development, career path and future endeavors. Washington County Health and Human Services (HHS) provides opportunities to students by offering short-term learning experiences.

The goals of our internship program are to:

  • Actively participate in the education and training of the future health and human services workforce.
  • Introduce students to public service careers.
  • Support a diverse and local workforce reflective of our community.

Please note: HHS can support a limited number of internships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore other internship placements in addition to HHS.

Who is eligible

To be eligible for an internship, a student must be enrolled in an approved educational institution. Students pursuing an associates, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees may apply. Internships may be part-time or full-time based on requirements of the internship and the student’s availability.

How to apply

Internship applications are accepted year-round. As internship opportunities become available, applicants are notified. Complete and submit the application to [email protected] with these attachments.

  1. Current resume
  2. Names and contact information for at least two references, preferably a professor/teacher and/or employer.
  3. Cover letter (optional)

Some programs may require an interview.

HHS programs that host interns

  • Accounting, contracting and finance
  • Animal Services (veterinarian technician students only)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran services
  • Disease Control and Prevention
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Preparedness/Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • General data, policy analysis and program evaluation
  • Health Equity and Policy
  • Maternal Child and Reproductive Health (BSN and graduate students only)
  • Medical Examiner's Office (Email [email protected] if interested in this program. They have a separate application process.)
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Women, Infants & Children

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 503-846-3545.

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