Internship Opportunities

The Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) accepts non-paid internship placement within various programs with the Department for students interested in gaining public health experience and contributing to their community.  To be considered for an internship or practicum experience with SCDPH, students must submit a complete application package within the timeframes listed below.  All internships are UNPAID.

Application Dates

Winter Semesters

  • Submit a complete application package following SCDPH instructions during the time-period of September 15 - September 30
  • Interviews will occur between September 30 - October 15
  • Students will be notified of placement no later than October 30

Spring/Summer Semesters

  • Submit a complete application package following SCDPH instructions during the time-period of March 15 - March 30
  • Interviews will occur between March 30 - April 15
  • Students will be notified of placement no later than April 30

Fall Semesters

  • Submit a complete application package following SCDPH instructions during the time-period of May 15 - May 30
  • Interviews will occur between May 30 - June 15
  • Students will be notified of placement no later than June 30

Intern Requirements

Upon confirmation of internship, all students will be required to have completed a background check and will attend SCDPH orientation.  Other organizational trainings may also be required during the internship and students may also be asked to share their internship project with staff.

Application Checklist

  • If the internship is part of a college or university for which the student is receiving credit, the applicant must be a registered student receiving internship credit through a college or university for which SCDPH has an MOU.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of college/university preceptor manual (or any documents from the institution describing the requirements of the internship host site)
  • A completed application form:  Saginaw County Application Form
  • All materials should be emailed to scdph@saginawcounty.com.  Put "Internship Application" in the subject field