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Internship and Volunteer Program

Interns and volunteers at the Department of Public Health (DPH) will find many different opportunities to serve local communities and to learn about the diverse array of programs and services that we offer. Interns and volunteers support the department as nurses, epidemiologists, health educators, research assistants, and several other important roles. If you are interested in exploring a rewarding career in public health or simply want to serve on a temporary basis, there is a place for you at DPH.

Select one of the opportunities below to apply:

Select one of the following links to apply:

DPH includes more than 20 different programs. These programs work to address the public’s health from various angles and interventions to positively impact our diverse communities. Interns and volunteers can help in many areas including research, data analysis or direct customer service such as leading health education and promotion activities.

Interns and volunteers may be very knowledgeable in certain fields of study which will help DPH to achieve its mission and vision. Interns and volunteers also bring a diversity of new perspectives, fresh ideas and creative solutions to health problems within our community and for improving departmental operations.

DPH does not offer any paid internship or volunteer opportunities at this time. You will, however, receive hands-on experience and receive an opportunity to make an impact on the health and lives of San Bernardino County residents.    

  • American Public University System, Inc.
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
  • California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
  • California State University,  San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • Chaffey College
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Crafton Hills ( San Bernardino Community College Districts)
  • Inland Valley Job Corps.
  • Maryville University
  • Occidental College
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • U.S. Army Skillbridge
  • University of California, Riverside (UCR)
  • University of Laverne
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Victor Valley College (San Bernardino Community College Districts)
  • Applicants for internship must be part-time/full-time students. They must also attend a school that has entered into a current Learner Agreement with DPH or be a San Bernardino County preferred partner (see the Which schools have a Learner Agreement with DPH or Which schools are San Bernadino County Preferred Partner sections below). 
  • Non-internship volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to serve in DPH related activities and events. Volunteers do not need to be in any academic institution to apply.

The application contains your personal contact, work and employment information, such as:

  • Driver’s license details
  • Preferred work location/hours
  • Prior work experience, if applicable
  • Education information
  • Certificates or licenses

All applications received are provided to DPH programs for matching applications that will meet their program’s needs.

DPH program leads will contact candidates to arrange for interviews after applications are reviewed.

Unfortunately, given that we typically receive hundreds of applications each year, we are only able to acknowledge that your application has been received in the form of an email and contact those applicants chosen for an opening.

  • A.T. Still University
  • Andrews University
  • Argosy University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Benedictine University
  • California Baptist University
  • California State Polytechnic University
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Cerritos College
  • Chaffey College
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Concorde Career Institute
  • Everest College
  • Franklin Career College
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Holy Names University
  • Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)
  • Loma Linda University
  • Mission Career College
  • Mt. St Mary’s University
  • National University
  • Pacific Union College
  • Partners for Better Health
  • Patton State Hospital
  • Philadelphia University
  • Priority Nutrition Care LLC
  • Reach Out West End
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • San Diego State University
  • San Joaquin Community College
  • Simmons College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Southeast California College
  • Stanbridge College
  • Summit Career College
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St Augustine for Health Services
  • University of Tennessee
  • Utah State University
  • Victor Valley College
  • Walden University, LLC
  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute
  • Western Governors University
  • Western University of Health Sciences

Find additional resources and information in the buttons below.

Intern Handbook
Code of Conduct
HIPAA Training

If you have questions or comments about the Internship and Volunteer Program, please contact the DPH Workforce Development Coordinator.