Areas of Interest

Internship and volunteer opportunities may be available within 5 different areas of the department. If applying for an internship, we recommend you choose the area related to your major or directly related to your career interest.
  • Non-focused/General

    • Description: General support offers a unique unpaid volunteer opportunity to individuals interested in sharing their abilities and talents to support community work in public health. 
    • Potential Activities: General support includes a range of activities from attending community events to survey delivery to clerical assignments such as assisting with data entry, creating print materials, processing paperwork and referrals, greeting customers, and working on various office projects. 
  • Clinical Services

    • Description: Clinical Services provides interns and volunteers an opportunity to work with staff in a clinical or medical public health setting.
    • Relevant Degree Programs: Students seeking a degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, biology, medicine, physiology, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, or a related health/science field may benefit from interning in this area. 
    • Potential Activities: 
      • Activities for interns could include but are not limited to: health surveillance of communicable diseases, disease reporting, data analysis, developing projects and resources for clinical programs and outreach including immunizations, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis, oral health and reproductive health. 
      • Activities for volunteers will vary greatly based on the volunteer’s interest and department needs. For individuals interested in nursing volunteer opportunities, certifications will be required.

  • Community Based Health Services

    • Description: 
      • Community Based Health Services provides interns and volunteers an opportunity to work on community-based public health interventions and in health promotion.
    • Relevant Degree Programs: Students seeking a degree in nutritional sciences, epidemiology, maternal and child health, health promotion, social and behavioral science, education, communication, or a related public health/science field may benefit from interning in this area. 
    • Potential Activities:
      • Activities for interns could include but are not limited to: health surveillance, data analysis, developing projects and resources for community-based programs, participation in community outreach and events, participating in presentations and workshops, participation in community coalitions, and developing reports. Community-based programs include chronic disease education, school wellness, substance abuse prevention, family education, and nutrition education. 
      • Activities for volunteers will vary greatly based on the volunteer’s interest and department needs. 
  • Community Health Assurance

    • Description: Community Health Assurance provides interns and volunteers an opportunity to work with staff who are responsible for enforcing regulations that protect the public’s health and for quickly responding to public health emergencies and disasters.
    • Relevant Degree Programs: Students seeking a degree in food safety, food science, microbiology, environmental health, toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, emergency preparedness, communication, or a related environmental health/science field may benefit from interning in this area.
    • Potential Activities:
      • Activities for interns could include but are not limited to: health surveillance, data analysis, developing projects and resources that promote environmental health, developing trainings for public health emergencies, developing projects and resources for health inspections or environmental protection.
      • Activities for volunteers will vary greatly based on the volunteer’s interest and department needs.
  • Health Administration

    • Description: Health Administration provides interns and volunteers an opportunity to work leadership, management, administration, and support functions of the department. 
    • Relevant Degree Programs: Students seeking a degree in administration, finance, business, health policy, information sciences and technology, communication, occupation safety, technology, media, or a related business/technology field may benefit from interning in this area. 
    • Potential Activities:
      • Activities for interns could include but are not limited to: developing reports, managing grant-related projects, report auditing, reviewing and analyzing current internal processes, performing quality checks, assisting with special projects, developing print/digital media and advertisement, drafting content for social media platforms and website design.
      • Activities for volunteers will vary greatly based on the volunteer’s interest and department needs.

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Julia Flannery
Workforce Development Manager

3950 S. Country Club Road
Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 724-7832
HDInternship@pima.gov

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