The City of Danbury Department of Health and Human Services provides opportunities for students to learn about public health and public health careers, and to expose students and new graduates to public health practices.
An internship may provide students with opportunities to:
Shadow a public health professional, such as one of our public health inspectors, to learn about everyday duties and the work of public health professionals.
*All internships/job shadowing opportunities are unpaid unless otherwise noted.
Internships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students at colleges and universities, with first consideration given to those in programs in public health, health promotion, allied health, medicine, and related fields in Connecticut schools. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program.
Placements and Academic Requirements:
DHHS will typically place students during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semester/term, although immediate opportunities may become available that do not align with the beginning of semesters.
Since the academic requirements of participating institutions of higher education may vary, each student should consult with his or her college advisor or Internship Director/Coordinator, and arrange for specific academic requirements and credits to be awarded for participation in the program.
If selected, students should work out specific hours directly with the DHHS preceptor.
Those interested in applying may submit an application with cover letter, resume, Reference Form, and Verification of Enrollment (e.g., transcript) (as a Word or PDF doc.) via email to PHIntern@danbury-ct.gov
Students are encouraged to review DHHS’s webpage for information about programs and services that are offered and to help identify public health areas of interest.
Acknowledgement of each application will be provided upon submission. Preceptors will contact you directly if your qualifications and interests match a project.
Selection and Placement:
All student applications will be reviewed by the Director of Health. Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview. Appointments will be made in accordance to the academic term being considered.
Student Intern Responsibilities