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Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in interning/volunteering with our organization! Cumberland County selects and accepts students for educational placement without regard to race/color, creed/religion, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability, religion, genetic information or pregnancy. 

Interning or volunteering with Cumberland County Department of Public Health offers individuals the opportunity to

  • Get a realistic glimpse in the daily work of public health professionals in local health departments
  • Apply classroom knowledge and skills in a real world public health settings
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and work experience in the field of public health
  • Meet and network with public health professionals

The internship is for the benefit of the student and is not to be used in place of employees. Therefore, the intern will not receive compensation for time spent in the internship. While this program is intended for educational purposes the same procedures will be followed for volunteers.

 

Spring Semester (January-April):

Application due: 2nd Friday of September

General Intern/Volunteer

Clinical Rotations

Notified of Placement: 3rd Monday of October

 

Summer Semester (May-July):

Application due: 2nd Friday of March

General Intern/Volunteer

Clinical Rotations 

Notified of Placement: 3rd Monday of April

 

Fall Semester (August-December):

Application due: 2nd Friday of June

General Intern/Volunteer

Clinical Rotations

Notified of Placement: 3rd Monday of July

 

Winter Semester (November-January):

Application due: 2nd Friday of August

General Intern/Volunteer

Clinical Rotations

Notified of Placement: 3rd Monday of September

 

Additional Information:

When the following information has been submitted we will review to see if we have a placement for you. After a placement has been designated, you will need to complete a background check authorization and information release & confidentiality forms. The Background check will be $27, which you must pay in cash. These will be forwarded to HR once completed and received and then you will have to have clearance prior to you being able to volunteer/intern with us. 

Click HERE to see a list of all of the schools that we have current contracts with.

Once placed, if you are interested in an internship through your school, you will also need to have your school contact, communicate with our contracts liaison, Tracy Gurganus, in order to facilitate a contract for us to serve as a site of your internship. She may be reached by phone at 910-433-3721 or via email  email_envelope.  The address for our agency:  Cumberland County Department of Public Health, 1235 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Please submit current resume via the applications above.

If there are any questions about the process please email Kristi Herbst at  email_envelope.

 

 

 

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-433-3600
    Department of Public Health:

    1235 Ramsey Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Health Department Accreditation  
    Fax: 910-433-3659
    TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
    Email:
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    Director: Dr. Jennifer Green

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-433-3600
    Fax: 910-433-3659
    TTY Phone: 910-223-9386
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Dr. Jennifer Green
    Department of Public Health:

    1235 Ramsey Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Health Department Accreditation