Public Health Experience Opportunities


       Central Michigan District Health Department has temporarily closed all branch offices to the public in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  This decision applies to all of our branch office locations in Standish, Harrison, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant, Marion, Reed City and Prudenville.  For those who have already been accepted into clinical rotations, internships, etc., for spring and summer 2020,  we encourage you to reach out to your point of contact at Central Michigan District Health Department to find out if alternate arrangements are necessary, if you haven’t already been in contact with them.


        At this time, Central Michigan District Health Department is not accepting additional public health experience applications until the health department returns to normal operations (opens back up to the public).  We appreciate your understanding of this ever-changing public health situation.

      As an alternative, the state of Michigan is looking for volunteers to assist with the COVID-19 response.  Visit their website for more information.  Thank you.

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.

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.