Subject: Internship Program
is the policy of the Kane County Health
Department (KCHD) to collaborate with
educational institutions to encourage
the development of students in public
health as well as areas that support
public health and workers to meet the
population health needs of Kane County.
KCHD Internship Program in accordance
with the Kane County Internship Policy
will build and maintain
educational programs to promote public
health as a career; and provide training
in public health and related
|The Public Health
Internship Program at KCHD will provide
an opportunity for professional growth
and development as a public health
practitioner/professional, as well as
prepare the intern to be an ambassador
for the important work of KCHD in
his/her professional discipline, work
setting, or community. Positions
offered to students/volunteers will be
typically voluntary unpaid Public Health
Intern unless otherwise noted (dependent
on grant funding availability.)
|This program is
designed to align with the KCHD’s
strategic plan as well as support the
individual intern’s progress toward a
career in public health.
Further, the program will:
the public health workforce.
KCHD’s partnership with schools (mainly
focusing in areas of public health,
nursing and administration disciplines)
and the pipeline of public health
3. Orient the future public
health workforce to KCHD’s vision,
mission, programs and leadership.
KANE COUNTY – VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION
The position is an
unpaid voluntary intern, unless
Job Title: Public Health
This intern position provides support to
the Health Department promoting
population health by providing the
essential services of public health
within a variety of settings.
Although specific projects of the
Public Health Intern will depend on
initiatives within the Division and
Section of placement during the intern’s
appointment, the following list provides
an idea of the scope and breadth of the
|• Meet the
programmatic requirements for
with regard to internships.
• Develop a work product or fulfill
a specific job function.
• Increase understanding of the
field of public health and the
role of a local health department in the public health system.
• Increase program/subject-specific
on the area in which interning.
• Complete a presentation/training
to KCHD staff or external
partners as a means to demonstrate increased skills.
• Support grants and programs.
• Participate in KCHD’s orientation
series and related staff
• Plan and coordinate meetings of
• Shadow KCHD staff.
• Apply skills to goal-based
projects in the range of
competency areas specified by the student’s school’s
|• Treats others
with courtesy and respect in all
• Responds with flexibility to
• Manages multiple tasks and
• Supports and promotes the
department’s vision, mission,
and core values.
• Promotes team and organizational
Knowledge, skills, abilities required:
|Must be 18 years of age
or older; enrolled in an
undergraduate/graduate college program;
possession of a valid driver’s license;
proof of current car insurance; must
have an executed contract/agreement with
that enrolled college.
Physical demands of the essential
|Engages in the
following movements: Climbing,
balancing, stooping, kneeling,
crouching, reaching, standing, walking,
lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling
and writing and repetitive motions.
Exerts up to 30 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or a negligible amount
of force constantly to move objects.
Working conditions while performing
|Work performed in the
field are subject to conditions that
range from inclement weather to
dangerous conditions such as snow/ice,
cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity,
vibration, sudden temperature changes,
and poor illumination at the job site or
due to travel on the job. Travel to and
from field locations may subject worker
to increased risk of driving hazards.
Field locations may subject worker to
communicable diseases, raw sewage,
immobilizing mud, food service
equipment, vectors (i.e. mosquitoes and
ticks), fleas and chiggers, pathogens,
snakes, poison ivy, toxics, hazardous
materials, chemicals and animals. May
be occasionally exposed to hostile
Equipment used to perform essential
|Computer, Fax, copier,
personal or County vehicle.
Reports to: TBD
Directs work of: None
Blood borne Pathogen Risk Code:
None__ Low__ Medium