The St. Charles County Department of Public Health welcomes college- and graduate-level students seeking to gain work experience in one of our divisions. Interns operate as a member of the department staff and contribute meaningful work products that further the overall mission. Non-paid internship opportunities exist in all department areas, but student may receive educational credit for their service.


Internships with St. Charles County are offered through an interview process, with positions filled by the most qualified applicant for the job task. Applicants must speak with their school or program to discuss the opportunity for educational credit during the internship period.


During an internship period, individuals will be assigned a direct supervisor who will monitor progress and provide assistance where necessary.

Application Process

Internships are typically arranged through an area school or affiliated program. Alternatively, individuals may apply at least 3 months prior to the desired internship period by forwarding a resume and cover letter detailing the specific job interest to:

St. Charles County Department of Public Health
Attn: Internships
1650 Boone’s Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301


Department of Public Health

  • Administrative Support
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
  • Volunteer Recruitment

Division of Environmental Health and Protection 

  • Environmental Education
  • Safety and Sanitation Inspections
  • Recycle Works Center
  • Vector Control

Division of Health Services

  • Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Nurse
  • Women, Infants, Children Program (WIC)
    • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
    • Nutritionist/Dietician

Division of Humane Services 

  • Administrative Support
  • Pet Care
  • Veterinary Health