As a volunteer or intern for Harris County Public Health (HCPH), you have the opportunity to contribute to the health and well-being of your community while gaining invaluable experience. You can explore new career paths or enhance your skills within your current career. If you have special interests or training, we may even be able to create a volunteer job just for you!
As an intern or volunteer, you're involved in the day-to-day activities within a public health organization. For example:
- Perform disease surveillance with our avian biologist for Chikungunya, Zika, West Nile, St. Louis encephalitis and dengue viruses
- Learn about the legislative process and the impact on health by working with our Office of Policy and Planning
- Assist adoption counselors in our animal shelter with finding lost or stray animals a forever home
From researching diseases in the field to supporting our Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program, there are numerous opportunities and unique experiences to help you achieve your educational or personal objectives.
You can volunteer or intern a few hours per week, join us on a long-term basis or be part of a special events team.