Internships and Practicums

To be considered for an internship or practicum with CMDHD, students must complete an application package and be registered to receive credit for the internship through a college or university. Please see the posted projects available at this time. (Please note: All internships are unpaid, unless otherwise stated).

Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2023

Internship hours are based on student availability and preceptor need. If you are contacted for an interview, please communicate approximately how many hours per week you are available. If your program has set requirements for internships (hours, deliverables, etc.), please communicate this information as well. Internships in the past have ranged from less than 10 hours per week to 40 hours per week.

Internship Application Dates

Winter/Spring 2023 Dates

  • Application for this semester are closed at this time.

  • Orientation dates will be communicated at time of internship notification.

Spring/Summer 2023 Dates

  • January – accepting applications for full-time internships for undergraduates for the Health Promotion program.

  • For the rest of the internships, submit a completed application package from March 6 – March 17, 2023.

  • Interviews will occur between March 20 – April 14.

  • Notification of placement will take place by April 14.

Application Checklist

To be considered for an internship or practicum experience with CMDHD, students must be registered to receive credit for the internship through a college or university. Students must also submit the following documentation at the time of application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of college/university preceptor manual (or any document from the academic institution describing the requirements of the internship host site)

  • A completed application – application includes the top two internship opportunities the student is applying for. Public Health Experience Application Form

  • Optional – If you would like to propose a different internship from the ones listed on our page, please submit a project proposal. Include the purpose, what you hope to learn, and deliverables you would complete. Just note that projects might not be possible due to staffing, program restrictions, and other factors.

After you have completed your application package, please submit it in one of the following ways:

  • Email application to: jbillette@cmdhd.org

  • 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

Intern Requirements from Student

  • Background check

  • TB test

  • Immunization records

 

Make sure we have an agreement with the affiliated institution.

Orientation

Students who have long - term projects (not clinics, job shadowing or volunteering) will be asked to join us for orientation. The date of orientation will be sent to students once they are accepted. 

Student Research Day Dates

This is the day that students present their research and projects to employees. Time would be determined by the number of interns we have for that current term. Most presentations will be a PowerPoint or another type of presentation. We can do this virtually if need be.