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Public Health Experience Opportunities

Public Health Experience Application Form

Central Michigan District Health Department is currently accepting public health experience applications; however, the number of openings may be limited due to our COVID-19 response.

Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) welcomes students and other individuals who want to give their time and talents to help improve the health of our communities.

We offer a wide range of experiences, including:

  • Clinical Rotations

  • Internships

  • Job Shadowing

  • Student Projects

  • Volunteering

Opportunities for these experiences exist in all six of our branch offices, located in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon Counties.  The type of experience and number of individuals accepted can vary among our locations.

Areas of public health experience may include, but not be limited to:


  • Accounting

  • Clinical (Dietetic, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Student, Nurse Practitioner, Social Work)

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Environmental Health (Sanitarian)

  • Health Education

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Peer Counseling (Breastfeeding)

  • Public Health Administration

If you are interested in one of the above-mentioned opportunities, please fill out the Public Health Experience Application and submit it in one of the following ways:

  • Email application to:

  • Fax application to:  (989) 773-4319 (Attention:  Public Health Experience Coordinator)

  • Mail application to:  Central Michigan District Health Department, Attention:  Public Health Experience Coordinator, 2012 E. Preston, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858



Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible, as processing of the applications may take several days to a few weeks.

Central Michigan District Health Department is currently in the process of making changes to the public health experience (internship) process for MPH students and full-time (40 hours per week for one semester) undergraduate internship students.  We hope to have the new application process posted on this page by April 15, 2022.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please note:

  • The application will be forwarded to the appropriate Director for consideration. 

  • An interview may be required prior to consideration of placement.

  • Additional materials (i.e. cover letter/resume, etc.) may be requested by Central Michigan District Health Department prior to consideration of placement.

  • Upon approval, all applicants will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

  • Upon approval, applicants will be asked for immunization records.

  • Upon approval, applicants may be asked to sign an agreement for a background check. 

  • Completion of this application does not mean automatic placement.  Placement is determined by the appropriate Director at Central Michigan District Health Department.

  • Public Health Experiences are unpaid opportunities; unless otherwise indicated.

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