*** SUMMER of 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE ***
After careful consideration of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we anounce that our internship program is currently suspended until further notice. Our office will continue to seek a way to support reinstating a program that will challenge students without compromising their overall health and safety. Please continue to check back here as this page will be updated when opportunities become available.
Still interested in getting real-world experience in the field of Public Health? Consider joining the Middlesex County Medical Reserve Corps
. (MRC) The Medical Reserve Corps program is a critical element in the nation’s Citizen Corps initiative that is designed to augment existing health and medical staffing with community-based volunteers for deployment and use during all forms of emergency and disaster – especially for public health emergencies, including bioterrorism events and disease epidemics.
The Office of Health Services has a competitive internship program; three times a year we offer varying internship positions in our divisions of Health Education and Emergency Preparedness, Inspections, and/or Nursing. Our goal is to provide real world, thought-provoking internships to undergraduate students that will yield quantitative yet achievable results. These opportunities are geared for students in the public health, health administration, planning and public policy, nursing and environmental science majors to deliver administrative services and gain practical real-world experience.
Health Services internships offer students a chance to further develop their skills by participation and ownership in projects and the opportunity to create a network of contacts as well as acquire field-related trainings.
As an intern at Middlesex County Office of Health Services, you will enjoy a variety benefits including:
- Real-world experience in a supervisor-guided yet independent environment
- Networking with public health managers and executives
- Access to FEMA, Medical Reserve Corps, and various other training classes for professional and personal development
Please note: Internship opportunities may not be available in all divisions each trimester. Check the project listings below for additional information.
Submitting an application does not guarantee an intern assignment, and an intern assignment does not guarantee regular full-time employment upon completion of your degree program. An interview panel reviews all applicants and selects all interns. Applicants are screened for communication, interpersonal, and job-related technical skills.
SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIPS
Division of Health Education and Emergency Preparedness:
The Middlesex County Office of Health Services will be hosting five (5) programs to qualified candidates in the Division of Health Education and Emergency Preparedness this Summer. They are as follows:
- Sun Safety Initiative
- LINCS (Local Information Network Communication System) Partner Update
- Social Media Content Development and Analysis
- Immunization Community Outreach Initiative
- Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Communication Tools
Middlesex County Office of Health Services
Attn: Carrie Johnson
35 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
FAX - (732) 745-2568
Please take note of the internship schedule/calendar
, as it highlights important deadlines such as when applications and interviews will be conducted. Exceptions are rarely made, and interviews are offered on a first come/first serve basis during office hours.
The Inspections Division maintains an ongoing partnership with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers for its Environmental and Public Health Program. If selected to participate in an internship at Middlesex Coutny Office of Health Services to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, you will be exposed to training in the following areas:
- Retail Food Inspection
- Solid Waste
- On-site Sewage Disposal Systems
- Surface Water Pollution Investigation
- Air Pollution
- Recreational Sanitation and Bathing
- Court Cases
- Insect and Rodent Control
- Epidemiological Investigation
The nursing division is currently not offering an internship opportunity for the Summer of 2020, but check back periodically to see if something opens up.