North Central Health District

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Thanks for your interest in gaining field experience in public health with North Central Health District!

Prospective student-interns should complete an internship request form and email your resume to dph-5-2intern@dph.ga.gov. Once you’ve submitted your form, you’ll receive an email verifying that your application was received. Your application will not be reviewed until your resume has been submitted.

Nursing students, please visit our nursing opportunities page.

Current Internship Openings

Applications for Spring 2018 internships are closed. Summer and Fall 2018 internships will open in February 2018.

Available Areas of Study

North Central Health District offers internships in a wide range of areas, including:

 

  • Adolescent Health
  • Children’s Medical Services
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance & Business
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Resources
  • Immunizations
  • Marketing/Public Information
  • Oral Health
  • Quality Improvement/Accreditation
  • STD/TB/HIV
  • WIC
  • Women’s Health
  • Worksite Wellness

Intern Selection

Internship Request Forms will be reviewed and forwarded to appropriate program managers based on your area(s) of interest.

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

Timely Applications

Please remember that we can only accept a certain number of interns every semester. You are highly encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Intern 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.

Locations

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.

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.

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.

Program Duration

Some programs prefer short-term projects (such as undergraduate practicum students), while others prefer undergraduate interns for long-term projects.

Intern Qualifications

Some staff members will only take MPH students.

Supervisor Qualifications

We usually will not place a student with a new employee until that employee has been here for at least 6 months or longer.

Internship Availability

In general, fall and spring semesters offer more internship placements than summer, when we’re less likely to have projects available for interns.

Background Checks

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

Previous Intern Accomplishments

Internship Projects

Interns at the North Central Health District work every summer to complete extensive research projects in their chosen field of study. Guided by experts, and with the tools provided by the North Central Health District, students create noteworthy work. Available below is a look at some of the finished projects by NCHD’s past and current interns.

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A Retrospective Analysis of Service Delivery by the NCHD Oral Health Program – Isioma Houenou

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line Data Analysis for the NCHD – Briana Weaver

Timeliness of Notifiable Disease Reporting in the North Central Health District – Ifeoluwa Olayemi

Development of a District Environmental Health Report – JaLisa Brown and Abraham Deng

Health Impact Assessment of Playground and Recreational Space on Bibb County Public School Campuses – Erin Comer

Improving the Service Delivery of the Macon-Bibb County Health Department for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections – JaLisa Brown

Adolescent Pregnancy: A Sex Education Policy Analysis and Recommendation  -JaMelle Hill

Georgia SHAPE Grant Management at Central High School – Maya Robinson

Workforce Immunization Policies for Daycare Employees – Paula Kamara

Quality Assurance Electronic Audit Tool – Sam Matson

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention – Aemon Weaver

Latent TB analysis_2014 – Ashton Robinson

Gastrointestinal Disease Surveillance Report, 2007-2014 – Aemon Weaver

Assessing Influenza Vaccination Provision – Kate Lennington

Breast Cancer Screening. Georgia Department of Public Health- North Central Health District vs. Komen Central Georgia 2011-2012 – Mohammad Helala, MD

Condom Distribution and Health Education Intervention in Black Barbershops – Ayala K. Gray

Operation TRIM (Taking Responsibility by Informing Minds for a Better Tomorrow) – Leslie A. Williams

Rabies Program Activity in Georgia & the North Central Health District – Sharneka D. Johnson

Risk Factors and Foodborne Illnesses in Georgia – Brandon J. Leftwich

Taking Responsibility by Informing Men – Lenardo C. Mitchell

Workforce Development. An Assessment of the North Central Health District Workforce – Mitzi Fears

Field Experience Presentation – Gurleen Roberts

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