Students, Internships and Volunteers

Washington County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The MRC is part of the Citizen Corps, a nationwide initiative to mobilize and coordinate trained volunteers to help their communities respond to all types of disasters, MRC volunteers are called upon when public health services are required.

MRC provides the framework for teams of local volunteers who have medical, public health or other health and environmental skills to give their time and expertise in a public health emergency. In addition, volunteers support the mission and programs of the department by assisting in the delivery of non-emergency public health and environmental services.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment, contact the Volunteer Program coordinator at 651-430-6655 or email to

Nursing or Dietetic Student Experiences

The Department of Public Health and Environment provides a limited number of opportunities for nursing and dietetic clinical experiences for undergraduate or graduate students.

Please read the Guidelines for information on how requests are considered.

To request a nursing or dietetic clinical placement, please complete and submit the Request for Clinical Placement form.

Environmental Health Seasonal Employees

The Environmental Health program is hiring up to two candidates for 2023 to work with the Food/Pools/Lodging and Environmental Protection teams. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or may still be enrolled in school but must have completed at least two years of their bachelor’s degree program.

More details can be found in the position announcement (PDF) for 2023.