Internship Opportunities

Internships are a valuable part of a student’s professional development, career path and future endeavors. Washington County Health and Human Services (HHS) provides opportunities to students by offering short-term learning experiences. The goals of our internship program are to:

  • Actively participate in the education and training of the future health and human services workforce.
  • Introduce students to health-related careers.
  • Support a diverse and local workforce reflective of our community.

Please note: HHS can support a limited number of internships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore other internship placements in addition to HHS.
 

Who is eligible

To be eligible for an internship, a student must be enrolled in an approved educational institution. Students pursuing an associates, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees may apply. Internships may be part-time or full-time based on requirements of the internship and the student’s availability. 
 

How to apply

Internship applications are accepted year-round. As internship opportunities become available, applicants are notified. Complete and submit the application to hhs_interns@co.washington.or.us with these attachments:

  1. Current resume
  2. Names and contact information for at least two references, preferably a professor/teacher and/or employer. 
  3. Cover letter (optional)

Some programs may require an interview.
 

HHS programs that host interns

  • Accounting, contracting and finance
  • Animal Services (veterinarian technician students only)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran services
  • Disease Control and Prevention
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Preparedness/Management
  • Environmental Health
  • General data and policy analysis
  • Health Equity and Policy
  • Maternal Child and Reproductive Health (BSN and graduate students only)
  • Medical Examiner’s Office (Email medical_examiner@co.washington.or.us if interested in this program. They have a separate application process.)
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Women, Infants & Children

Questions? Contact Laura Duncan at 503-846-4915.