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.

On rare occasions Central District Health may list specific employment opportunities on this page. 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.

Job Annnouncements for Central District Health Department

No openings at this time.


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.

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

Clinical Internships
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.

Students that are eligible for consideration include many aspects of the health care field:

  • Oral Health
  • Immunizations
  • Reproductive Health
  • WIC – Women, Infants and Children

Affiliation agreements between the student’s school and CDHD must be in place before placement is offered. For more information about this program, call 327-8573

Communicable Disease Internships Specialty areas for placement are outlined below:

Position Status:

Communicable Disease Projects Closed
Field Epidemiology Closed
Policy/Management Closed


Interns are expected to follow conditions of employment at CDHD and meet expectations placed on them during the orientation, where the intern and supervisor will develop a work plan. This work plan will include the project description and expectations, hours on project, and a timeline to meet established benchmarks of the project(s).

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.

CDHD is not currently accepting applications for Communicable Disease Internships.

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.


Interns interested in management will work closely with the Community Health Division Manager and the Program Managers in Communicable Disease Control and Health Promotion. Attending meetings, contract management, employee evaluation, program development and evaluation, and workforce development are just some of the skills covered.

Application Process

Please complete the application and include your resume or CV. Applications must be submitted 60 days prior to the requested start date for consideration.

Communicable Disease Internship Resources

CDHD is not currently taking applications for Communicable Disease Internships

Intern Service Agreement

Intern Application

Intern Recommendation

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

Email Human Resources

Janet Peck
Human Resource Officer
Fax 208-327-8500

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