Students, Internships and Volunteers

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

At this time, the Washington County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is not onboarding new volunteers. The department has a robust team of volunteers assisting with the COVID-19 response, and is focusing current efforts on managing and supporting the existing MRC team.

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.

To join the MRC unit, begin by creating a profile in Minnesota Responds. During the onboarding pause, you will be placed in "pending" status and we will contact you when we restart onboarding new volunteers in the future.

In the meantime, to learn more about the national MRC program, please visit Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

We sincerely appreciate your interest in volunteering to serve our community. For questions, send an email to us.

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 Student Clinical Guidelines (PDF) for information on how requests are considered.

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