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City of San Antonio Public Health Unpaid Student Intern-2024 Fall Semester in United States

Public Health Unpaid Student Intern-2024 Fall Semester

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Public Health Unpaid Student Intern-2024 Fall Semester


$0.00 Hourly


78205, TX

Job Type

4C Temp

Job Number



SA Metro Health District

Opening Date


Closing Date

8/25/2024 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


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Job Summary

Under general supervision, is assigned to a division within the City of San Antonio's Metro Health District to assist in general administrative functions for the purpose of developing a working knowledge of a targeted area in public health. Performs internship duties in accordance with benchmarked professional positions. Level of duties performed depends on type of program and degree program the student is enrolled in. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. Exercises no supervision.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2 ( . Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1 ( , all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

Work Location

Locations vary by assignment

Work Hours

Work schedules are flexible and vary by assignment and class schedule, but generally include up to 20 hours per week worked Monday - Friday during normal business hours, between 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; may vary by location or clinic hours.

Essential Job Functions

  • Learns about area of career interest by applying major area of studies, observing, and assisting professionals in the assigned department where work will be performed.

  • May assist in the coordination, administration, and/or monitoring of specific programs.

  • May assist with conducting research, collecting and organizing data, performing analyses, and preparing reports.

  • May propose solutions to existing problems and discuss recommendations with administrative personnel.

  • If assigned to a health clinic, may assist with providing clinical services.

  • Assists with special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Student Intern I:

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

  • Must be enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited Associate's Degree program, vocational or technical school, with the first year of the program completed.

  • Student Intern II:

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

  • Must be enrolled in U.S. Department of Education accredited undergraduate degree program.

  • Student Intern III:

  • Must be enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited degree program, graduate, or post graduate.

Special Instruction

A resume is required and must be attached to your online application.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrollment in U.S. Department of Education accredited degree program related to Public Health, Community Health, or any degree program that can support San Antonio Metro Health in other areas (Health Policy, Marketing, Communications, Performance Improvement, etc.).

Applicant Information

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing rudimentary software.

  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to gather information for reports.

  • Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.

Benefits Information

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information

The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.

If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department ( so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.