Student Opportunities

Requests to intern at Linn County Public Health


All students or individuals requesting to complete an internship or practicum project at Linn County Public Health should email a cover letter and resume to health@linncounty.org or call 319.892.6000



Worksite Wellness Student Internship


LCPH is currently looking for a student to help with the Cedar Rapids Area Wellness Awards for the 2018 spring semester. Any student that is interested in worksite wellness and/or public health is welcome to contact Kaitlin Emrich (kaitlin.emrich@linncounty.org or 319.892.6020) about this internship.

LCPH is flexible with total hours for this project, but the work will take place between January-April 2018, and will mostly involve assisting area worksites complete worksite wellness assessments, providing on-site technical assistance, and providing sample policies and procedures to worksites. The internship is unpaid, but the intern may be able to use a Linn County vehicle for when they drive to the worksites to conduct assessments (as long as they have a valid driver’s license). 


Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Planning Internship


LCPH is currently looking for students to help with the 2018 iteration of the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for 2018 spring and summer semesters. Any student that is interested in community health and/or public health is welcome to contact Kaitlin Emrich (
kaitlin.emrich@linncounty.org or 319.892.6020) about this internship.

LCPH is flexible about how much time the internship will take. The internship is unpaid, and involves working with community partners to obtain community data about the perceptions of health needs and assets in the Linn County community. Examples of work may be to create, distribute, and analyze survey data; conduct focus groups; conduct stakeholder interviews; and collect and analyze other qualitative data. Students may also be asked to compile data into a written report, depending on the skill and availability of the student.
    

Communication Internship 


LCPH is currently looking for a student or volunteer to help with developing and disseminating communication products for LCPH, including but not limited to: developing and updating website content, creating and posting to social media platforms, and creating print and electronic communication tools such as PowerPoint presentations, brochures, flyers, and other educational material. A student or volunteer with communication or marketing experience or area of study is desired. The internship is unpaid. Please contact Kaitlin Emrich (kaitlin.emrich@linncounty.org or 319.892.6020) about this internship.