KANE COUNTY – VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION
Important note: The position is an
unpaid voluntary intern, unless otherwise noted.
Job Title: Public Health Intern
General Summary: This intern position provides support to the Health Department promoting population health by providing the essential services of public health within a variety of settings.
Although specific projects of the Public Health Intern will depend on initiatives within the Division and Section of placement during the intern’s appointment, the following list provides an idea of the scope and breadth of the intern's work:
- Meet the programmatic requirements for colleges/universities with regard to internships.
- Develop a work product or fulfill a specific job function.
- Increase understanding of the field of public health and the role of a local health department in the public health system.
- Increase program/subject-specific understanding based on the area in which interning.
- Complete a presentation/training to KCHD staff or external partners as a means to demonstrate increased skills.
- Support grants and programs.
- Participate in KCHD’s orientation series and related staff development activities.
- Plan and coordinate meetings of public health experts/practitioners.
- Shadow KCHD staff.
- Apply skills to goal-based projects in the range of competency areas specified by the student’s school’s curriculum.
- Treats others with courtesy and respect in all interactions.
- Responds with flexibility to changing needs.
- Manages multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Supports and promotes the department’s vision, mission, and core values.
- Promotes team and organizational learning.
Knowledge, skills, abilities required:
Must be 18 years of age or older; enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate college program; possession of a valid driver’s license; proof of current car insurance; must have an executed contract/agreement with that enrolled college.
Physical demands of the essential functions:
Engages in the following movements: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and writing and repetitive motions. Exerts up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Working conditions while performing essential functions:
Work performed in the field are subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as snow/ice, cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject worker to increased risk of driving hazards. Field locations may subject worker to communicable diseases, raw sewage, immobilizing mud, food service equipment, vectors (i.e. mosquitoes and ticks), fleas and chiggers, pathogens, snakes, poison ivy, toxics, hazardous materials, chemicals and animals. May be occasionally exposed to hostile clients.
Equipment used to perform essential functions:
Computer, Fax, copier, personal or County vehicle.
Reports to: TBD
Directs work of: None
Blood borne Pathogen Risk Code:
None ___ Low ___ Medium _X_ High ___