Employment & Internships

Employment & Internships

Most regular position openings with Central District Health 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 encourage 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.

COVID-19 Response Opportunities

CDH is hiring for the following position(s) related to COVID-19 response efforts. Pay is hourly and positions are not compatible with telecommuting or remote work.

Please read about our Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy before applying.

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 CDH 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 CDH 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.

CDH 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.

Family & Clinic Services On-site Learning Experience/Preceptorship/Internship

Clinical Internships - CLOSED
The Family & Clinic 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.

CDH 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 208-327-8623 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

Human Resources
Fax 208-327-8500

Clinical Internship Contact
Gina Pannell

upcoming events

JAN 218:30 AM

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise. The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.


For FREE at-home COVID-19 testing kits, visit COVIDtests.gov. CDH also recommends people contact pharmacies and check with online retailers to inquire about current inventory and go to the doctor for diagnostic testing if they’re feeling sick. Additionally, many Idaho urgent care centers are offering asymptomatic and travel-associated testing.


Family & Clinic Services at CDH include programs and services for both individuals and families. We look forward to helping you reach your health goals. Read about our programs to learn more, or give us a call at (208) 327-7400!


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