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 651-430-6654 or email to

Student Experience and Internships

The Department of Public Health and Environment provides a limited number of opportunities for clinical experiences for undergraduate or graduate students and internships.
Please read the Guidelines for Student Clinical/Internship Requests for additional information.
To request a clinical placement or internship, please complete and submit the Request for Internship/Clinical Placement form.

Community Health Graduate Student Opportunity

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment has a short term (3 month) paid graduate student opportunity available in order to assist department staff with Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) activities related to healthy food access and active living. Click for more information.