Health and Community Services Department

Public Health Undergraduate Internship and Practicum Application

Thank you for your interests in completing an undergraduate internship or master’s degree practicum with the Health & Community Services Department. Please review the information below carefully before applying for an undergraduate internship or submitting your master’s degree practicum interest form.

Undergraduate Internship Process:

Undergraduate internships available at Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department are listed below. When applying for an undergraduate internship, you will need to fill out an online application and submit a resume and cover letter. Please do not apply without specifically specifying which undergraduate internship(s) you are interested in.

All undergraduate internships posted on this page are UNPAID. Paid internships are posted on Kalamazoo County's Employment Opportunities page, and interested applicants should follow the hiring instructions there. The posting of paid internships does not necessarily follow the release schedule referenced below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor and apply for a paid internship through Kalamazoo County.

  • Fall 2023 internship openings/position descriptions will be posted by July 12, 2023.
  • Submit a complete application (include resume and cover letter) during the time-period of July 12, 2023, through July 21, 2023.
  • Interviews will be from July 31, 2023, through August 11, 2023
  • Students will be notified of placement or non-placement no later than August 21, 2023.

Current Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

  • Summer Internships are now closed, please check back around July 12, 2023, for Fall 2023 internships.


Applicants must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma prior to the start date of the internship. Internships are not paid positions and follow the academic calendars of post-secondary institutions. Applicants are registered as a student receiving internship credit through a college or university. Hours per week are dependent upon course requirements and/or position description. All other qualifications are listed in the position descriptions.

Future Semester Application Timeline:

The Health & Community Services Department will post position descriptions and release timelines for all available unpaid internships per semester. Please reference the schedule below and be sure to check the website during the months listed.

  • July 2023 – internship positions are posted for the Fall 2023 semester
  • October 2023 – internship positions are posted for the Winter/Spring 2023 semester
  • February 2024 – internship positions are posted for the Summer 2024 semester

Master’s Degree Practicum:

The Health & Community Services Department receives applications year round for master’s degree practicums. If interested in completing your master’s degree practicum at the Health & Community Services Department, please fill out the Master’s Degree Practicum Interest Form. Master’s degree practicums are dependent on staff availability and capacity.

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. 

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