Internship/Fellowship Program

Internship/Fellowship Program

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

Dallas County Health and Human Services offers internship opportunities for graduate, undergraduate and high-school students of all skill levels interested in learning more about public health operations and careers. The students will observe how theoretical concepts are applied on a day-to-day basis and will put the skills they learn in the classroom to work.

Many of our interns have little or no experience working in the public health field. We place interns from many academic disciplines.  Although most of our interns study Public Health, Health Sciences, and other related majors, internships are often available for students with other concentrations.

We currently have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Chronic Disease
  • Communications
  • Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
  • Employee Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology/Communicable Disease
  • Finance
  • Health Administration
  • Immunizations
  • Public Health Laboratory
  • Ryan White
  • Sexual Health Outreach and HIV
  • Tuberculosis Outreach

Eligibility for all interns:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age or have completed his/her freshman year of high school;
  • Must successfully complete a background check;
  • Must sign all applicable documents related to their internship at Dallas County; and
  • Must comply with the Dallas County Employee Code of Conduct and all program-specific policies for the duration of the internship.

Click here to download our Internship Program flyer.

Disclosure: Currently we must have a contractual agreement with the school before we can accept any interns.

We currently have an affiliation agreement with the following schools:

  • Baylor University
  • Benedictine University
  • The Capella University School of Nursing
  • Centers for Disease
  • Chamberlain University
  • Dallas College
  • Dallas ISD P-Tech and Early College Program
  • George Washington University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • KIPP University
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • Southern Mississippi School of Health Profession
  • Texas A&M University Agriculture Life Science
  • Texas A&M School of Public Health
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech Health Science Center
  • Texas Woman’s University - Education
  • TWU Graduate Nursing Program
  • TWU Health Promotion and Kinesiology
  • University of North Texas-Denton
  • UT - Educational Experience
  • UT Health Science Center of Houston
  • UT School of Nursing
  • UT School of Public Health
  • UTA School of Nursing
  • UTA School of Social Work and Southern Arkansas
  • UTSW Family and Community Medicine
  • UTSW for HIV Fellowship
  • UTSW - Medical Microbiology Fellowship
  • Walden University
  • West Coast University
  • Western Governor’s University

Pending Agreements:

  • Kent University
  • Northern Illinois University

How long are internships?

Full-time and part-time internships are available throughout the year.  Specific dates and times are arranged directly with an intern’s on-site supervisor.

How can I apply and get more information on available internships?

Submit your resume and area(s) of interest to La Shonda Worthey at: