Internship, Shadowing & Volunteering

Riley County Health Department offers various internship, shadowing, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year in several programs. After exploring the options below, select the proper documents from the menu on the right side of the screen. 

Students interested in participating in an internship, shadowing, or clinical experience with RCHD must complete the appropriate application. In addition to the application, please include: 

  • Résumé/CV
  • Description of a project/internship goals (500 words or less)

All requests will be processed based on the completeness of application, résumé/CV, and relevant description. A response will be garnered as time permits, but generally within a two (2) week time frame. In general, rolling applications will be considered, exceptions to this are listed below. 

Internship Experience 

An intern is a student seeking experience in a professional setting as a part of course curriculum and/or academic program requirements. 

Students interested in participating in an internship with RCHD must complete and submit the Internship Application. In addition to the application, please include: 

  • Résumé/CV
  • Description of a project/internship goals (500 words or less)

Applications for Masters of Public Health (MPH) students are: 

  • Fall Semester: 7/45
  • Spring Semester: 11/15
  • Summer Semester: 4/15

Compensation: Please note, the Riley County Health Department is unable to provide compensation for internships. 

Shadowing Experience

A shadowing experience includes the observation of activities, tasks, and/or services provided by the Riley County Health Department to gain insight and knowledge of health department operations; hands-on tasks are not a part of the shadowing experience. 

Special considerations will be taken for large groups or classes that request to shadow a program; one application is necessary for the group.

Clinical Experience 

Shadowing in a clinical setting, with qualified staff, as a part of course curriculum and/or academic program requirements 

Special considerations will be taken for large groups or classes that request to shadow a program; one application is necessary for the group.

Volunteer Opportunity 

Volunteering with the Riley County Health department includes offering time and skills, free of charge, to supplement Riley County Health Department activities, tasks, and/or services. 

If interested in volunteering during an outreach event, please use the link on the right under "Contact Us" to email the health department. 

Training Requirements 

Prospective interns, shadowing and clinical experience participants, and volunteers, must complete a series of trainings, depending on the opportunity. In general the courses are found on KS-TRAIN:

  • KS-TRAIN course #: 1047429: HIPAA Awareness Module 1
  • KS-TRAIN course #: 1072478: HIPAA Allowable Disclosures and Safeguards, Module 2
  • KS-TRAIN course #: 1072486: HIPAA Right to Access and Documentation, module 3

A KS-TRAIN account is required. An account can be created for free, by clicking on this create account link