Public Health Job Opportunities

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Our nation’s current and future challenges make it imperative that the federal government recruit the next generation of public servants, especially with less than 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30.

The Partnership for Public Service, supported by Schmidt Futures, has created a new opportunity that will place students into the federal government over a summer to gain valuable work experience and make a difference for our country.

Participants in the program will receive:

  • A 10–12-week summer internship with two federal agencies and a variety of opportunities for students majoring in STEM, liberal arts, business and more.
  • $4,000 stipend to help cover expenses.
  • Professional development sessions and networking events throughout the summer.

View more information and apply online here.

Also, as a reminder, UNMC participates in the NU system’s Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy program, so any COPH student doing a D.C.-based internship can gain additional value from that program. View more info here.

Head Start Health Specialist Region VII

ICF seeks a Health Specialist to work as a liaison between the Regional and Central Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Health and Wellness, as well as other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office.  

The Health Specialist will serve as a resource to other Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrums.

This position is home-based in one of the Regional states (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) and extensive travel will be required to fulfill the duties of the position.   Travel will be within the assigned ACF region as well as to the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

Community Health Educator for Prevention

Join our Team! Top 3 reasons people work for PPHD are flexible working schedule, family friendly, and meaningful work. Panhandle Public Health District is looking for a  Community Health Educator for Prevention.  Position will be based in any of our four locations:  Hemingford, Bridgeport, Sidney, or Scottsbluff. Excellent wage and benefits.

Find a complete job description at [], along with how to submit an electronic application and upload a cover letter and resume. Closing date October 5, 2021, or until filled.   

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Prevention Specialist

The WCADVSA and Wyoming Department of Health take a public health approach to gender violence prevention, and so we are hopeful to bring on board someone with a strong background in public health theory and practice.

See the document below for a full job description and application instructions.

Project & Field Staff Assistant

The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for a full-time staff member to join our team.


The Project and Field Staff Assistant’s responsibilities will include conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys with adults in and around the Lincoln area. This work will require participating in in-person trainings. Field staff will assist with scheduling and managing data collection, following data protocols, assisting with data collection and processing, as well as collection of biospecimens and the associated counseling with participants, plus providing general assistance with other research-related tasks.

Field staff will work at offices located at UNL and also meet participants at office’s located in targeted communities to administer surveys. Staff may also be asked to collect biological samples (urine and finger-stick) for drug, urinalysis, HIV and HCV testing. Staff will be trained in the administration process and will meet with participants for intake and interview sessions, lasting 1-2 hours. Staff will bring all project materials back to UNL for secured entry and processing.

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