Internship Opportunities

Welcome to the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) Internship Information Page.

The JCHD offers a variety of public health internships in the divisions of:

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Personal and Preventative Health Services.


We are looking for motivated, dedicated, and innovative individuals who want to gain education and experience in public health.

Key Points

The JCHD can build upon the student's knowledge they have learned through their coursework to further develop their skills. Selected interns work closely with professionals on projects and experience career development, which may include: 

  • A variety of public health experiences
  • Learning about public health funding and program requirements
  • Enhancing their verbal and written communication skills
  • Learning about community resources
  • Being an effective part of a team.

Internships are typically non-paid positions.

If you are interested in applying for an internship experience please complete and send the JCHD Internship Application (PDF) with a resume, to the appropriate Division Director listed below.

Environmental Health Division Internship Position Available:
Environmental Health Mosquito Surveillance Intern

Young Adults

                    Jackson County Health Department Divisions

Environmental Health Health Education
​and Health Promotion
Personal and Preventative
​Health Services
Don Hayduk, Director
​Phone: (517) 768-1659
Michelle White, Director​
​Phone (517) 768-1638
Angela Aldrich, Director
​Phone (517) 768-2129
This division provides services through the following programs: Onsite Sewage and Private Water Supply, Food Service Inspection, DHHS Housing Inspections, Non-Community Water Supply, Zika Virus Mosquito Surveillance, Public Swimming Pool and Campground Inspections. This division encompasses a variety of preventive services and programs such as: chronic disease prevention, tobacco reduction, teen pregnancy prevention, car seat safety, and lead poisoning prevention. Clinical services are also provided through WIC (Women, Infants and Children) supplemental food and nutrition program. This division provides a variety of direct services to the community, including: Maternal Infant Health Program, Early On Program, Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Children’s Special Health Care Services, Nursing Lead Case Management, Sexually Health Clinic, HIV/AIDS Counseling, Communicable Disease Program, Immunization Clinic, and the Immunization Action Plan.