North Central Health District




Learn by Doing

Nursing students, please apply via our nursing student application page. All other applicants see below for internship and volunteer information.

Thank you for your interest in field experience at the North Central Health District!

We ask that all prospective students complete our internship request form and email your resume to so that we will better be able to place you during your internship/practicum at the North Central Health District. It also allows us to have a better means for tracking prospective students.

Summer and Fall 2017 internship applications are closed. Spring 2018 applications will open in early September 2017.

Submit Your Application

Please complete the internship request form and email your resume to

Once you complete the form and submit it, you will receive an email indicating that your application was received.  It will not be reviewed until your resume is submitted.

After Your Form is Submitted

Once a form is received, it will be reviewed and based on your area(s) of interest, the form will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member(s).

If there are no opportunities in the area(s) you indicated, but your information shows availability or experience in another area, your form may be given to other staff members for review. For example, you indicated an interest in adolescent health, but there were no openings within that program, so your information may also be passed to the Emergency Preparedness office for possible openings.

Remember, not everyone that submits a form can be accepted–our resources are limited, and project availability often varies from semester to semester.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by appropriate personnel for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

Important Things to Consider

  • Your Availability: some programs prefer interns/students for specific times of day or days per week. You should also take into account any jobs or other activities you are involved in. Generally, most of our positions would be based in buildings that are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm with some differences based on program or location.
  • Location: The North Central Health District covers 13 counties but not all programs are available in all counties.  Please note that our district office is located in Macon, GA and most of our non-nursing students are placed in that office.
  • Your Flexibility: In general, the more open you are to working with various programs, the greater the likelihood we can accommodate your experience.
  • Staff Availability: Program staff are often involved in multiple programs and projects at any given time. Please remember that they may or may not be able to take on a student at the time you are ready to begin your field experience.
  • Some programs prefer short-term projects (such as undergraduate practicum students), while others prefer undergraduate interns for long-term projects.
  • Some staff members will only take MPH students.
  • We usually will not place a student with a new employee until that employee has been here for at least 6 months or longer.
  • Semester: In general, fall and spring semesters are best–we are less likely to have projects for students during summer semester.
  • Staff Changes: Note that your acceptance is usually based on a specific staff member agreeing to be your supervisor. If that staff member leaves or changes positions, we will try to find an alternative but there is a possibility that we may have to postpone or retract our agreement to be your field placement location.

Any supporting documents (such as a resume, etc) should be emailed to

If selected for an internship a background check will be required before the agreed upon start date.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The number of students we can accept each term is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.

See examples of the past work our NCHD interns.

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