Employment & Internships

Employment & Internships

Most position openings at the Central District Health Department are listed on the Idaho Division of Human Resources website.

At the Idaho Division of Human Resources you will find instructions on applying for openings at Central District Health and other state agencies.

Some employment opportunities with Central District Health may listed on this page, however we encouraged you to search the Idaho Division of Human Resource site for complete, regular listings. Instructions for these positions will be found within the job announcements listed.

Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy

Central District Health is committed to maintaining a drug, tobacco and alcohol-free workplace in the interest of high quality health care, safety and efficiency for all concerned.

Applicants offered a position at Central District Health will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug, alcohol and tobacco screening test. They will also be asked to sign a statement attesting that they have not used tobacco products for three months prior to employment.

Read the entire CDHD Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy.

Central District Health has been a Tobacco-Free workplace since 2008. No employees or clients are allowed to use tobacco products on CDHD property.


The development of a competent future public health workforce is strongly influenced by the student’s educational experiences. The responsibility of providing comprehensive, high-quality public health training is shared by both education and practice.

CDHD offers internships in a variety of its departments including, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Immunizations, Oral Health and Reproductive Health. Internships are of varying lengths and are dependent on the needs and project assignments of each department or program.

Please read below for more information.

Preventive Health Services On-site Learning Experience/Preceptorship/Internship

Clinical Internships - CLOSED
The Preventive Health Services student education program was developed so students can take away a personalized and integrated learning experience, which will coincide with their core program of study and will expose the student to all aspects of public health.

CDHD offers a limited number of clinical internships to students attending a college or university with which an affiliation agreement is in place.

The following are schools with current affiliations:

  • Boise State University – College of Health Science
  • Boise State University – Career Center Service Learning
  • Gonzaga University
  • Lewis-Clark State College of Health Sciences
  • Breckinridge School of Nursing, ITT
  • University of Wyoming School of Nursing
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Washington School of Medicine

For more information about this program, call 208-327-8628 or click HERE to email.

Communicable Disease Internships Specialty areas for placement are outlined below:

Position Status:

Communicable Disease Projects - Closed
Field Epidemiology - Closed

Communicable Disease Projects

Interns working on assessments will collect both raw and analyzed data for various purposes. Interns may work on community assessment projects and/or community health profiles. These activities require strong computer, analytical, and writing skills. Interns must be familiar with the assessment concepts and possess the ability to present data in a format that is easily comprehended by the public.

Field Epidemiology

Those working in epidemiology will assist with day-to-day epidemiologic investigations, outbreaks, active surveillance, and simple data analysis (e.g., attack rate, odds ratio, etc.). Interns will work with confidential information. Strong communication skills are highly recommended as well as familiarity with medical terminology and germ theory of disease.

Why Public Health?

There are a wide range of professions under the public health umbrella. The main mission of these professionals is to improve public health through education, policy, and research. Some of the most popular career options are teacher, nurse, social worker, or epidemiologist. The minimum education requirement to break into public health (in the majority of cases) is a bachelor’s degree, however some positions will require a master’s. Salaries range from the low $30,000s to $150,000 per year.

Human Resources

Janet Peck
Human Resource Officer
Fax 208-327-8500

Shannon Smith, RN
Clinical Internship Contact

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