Volunteer and Internships
Volunteer/Intern Opportunities:

Volunteerism offers you the opportunity to serve your community while gaining valuable experience. If you have special interests or training...we may even be able to design a volunteer job just for you!

Internship Eligibility:
  • Interested in public health, health promotion, science, or other health-related discipline. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills toward accomplishing the mission of HCPH. For example, a Public Relations major may apply to intern with HCPH’s Office of Communication Education & Engagement
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in a 2-year, 4-year, or Graduate level program
  • Must be earning academic credit for the completion of an internship/practicum 
  • Classified as at least a second year student and have at least a 3.0 overall grade point average, with no grades below a D within the last two semesters 
  • Able to successfully complete an application, interview, and pass a background check 
  • Interns must commit to at least 8 – 10 consecutive weeks in the program. Other consecutive three-month periods can be arranged on an individual basis. 

For more information contact: 

Tel: (713) 439-6285 
Fax: (713) 437-8758 
E-mail: vipc@hcphes.org 


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Internship Application Timeline:

Internships fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to apply at least 3 months prior to the semester they wish to intern. Recommended application timelines are listed below:

  • January – March (Application for Summer Internship) 
  • April – June (Application for Fall Internship) 
  • August – October (Application for Spring Internship)

Volunteer Eligibility:  Most opportunities with HCPH require volunteers who:
  • Can work during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) unless otherwise specified
  • Can commit a minimum of 50 hours per calendar year (for example - 5 hours a week for 10 weeks)
    (High School students usually commit to 40 hours)      
  • Are at least 18 years old (applicants under 18 may be accepted with parental consent) 
  • Are willing to complete an application and background check (at no cost to the volunteer) 


Thank you for your interest in volunteering or interning with Harris County Public Health! Please use the Volunteer/Intern Applicant Information Flowchart to identify the best method for routing our application. Listing of Schools with Affiliation Agreements on File.