Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Lake County, we have instituted a freeze of all internship/externship opportunities until further notice. After the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided and we get back to normalcy, we will reassess all available internship/externship opportunities.

We apologize for the inconvenience and academic concerns this may have caused you. We wish you and your family to be safe and healthy in these challenging times.

Lake County Health Department Educational Team

Are you interested in becoming an Intern with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center?

An internship is an excellent opportunity to bridge the learning gap and transition from academic life into a public health career. It’s important to think about the type of experience you desire as you begin your search for the right internship opportunity. Please note: These experiential opportunities are unpaid, unless there was a specific posting stating otherwise.  Available opportunities are limited.

The LCHD has other learning experiences, including:


Lake County Health Department offers externship opportunities. We’ve partnered with local community colleges and universities so medical assistants can gain experience while completing their required clinical hours.  This provides a unique opportunity for an extern to ask questions, gain knowledge, observe how our staff interacts with clients, and learn some of the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

Job Shadowing

Lake County Health Department offers job shadowing for those wanting/needing to observe a professional on the job. You will shadow a mentor as they go about their work day and learn about their role and responsibilities. If you are a student unsure of a career path or someone looking to change careers, this experience may help provide a clearer path to your decision-making.

Do you need to gain more experience to make yourself even more marketable?  Lake County Health Department offers temporary positions that allow you to improve your skills, gain experience, and opens the door to a multitude of opportunities.
Are you looking to make a real impact through serving others?  Lake County Health Department offers volunteer opportunities that allow you to put your time, talent and compassion to work within one of our many different programs.

 Read about our Lake County Medical Reserve Corps.

To be considered for any of our learning opportunities you must complete and submit the form below, along with your resume and cover letter.  Your responses will help us to more accurately link you to the specialty and program that most closely matches your expectations.

Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.