The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department offers multiple ways for students to engage with public health while providing a setting to learn and apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations. To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in a degree program at an accredited college or university. High school students interested in a career in public health may also be accepted.

Program timelines are flexible and may be adjusted to accommodate the student's academic schedule. TLCHD reserves the right to decline any applicant, based on the number of students currently participating in student experiences; the availability of space and opportunities; and the health department’s current workload. Please note: Most student experiences with the health department are unpaid.

Program Goals

  • Develop and train the next generation of public health professionals.
  • Strengthen partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Support the development of the academic health department partnership between academia and public health.

      Internship Application

      Information required for individuals interested in completing an internship at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

      • Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
      • Max. file size: 50 MB.
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      Student Experience Questions:

      • *If you are applying for an internship experience, complete the application above.
      • *For any questions about the internship, job shadow, or career interview process, or if you are academic advisor seeking placement for students, complete the form below.

      Other Resources

      Public Health Collaboration
      Community Resources
      Speakers Bureau

      Open Positions


      Sarah Worthington
      Academic Public Health Manager
      [email protected]

      635 N. Erie St.
      Toledo, OH 43604