Student Experiences

Wood County Health Department strives to strengthen workforce competency and capacity. Mentoring a future public health workforce is an agency priority. The Department supports higher education programs with special emphasis on semester-long internships, however short-term experiences can be arranged as well.

Any student interested in spending time with the Wood County Health Department can complete a student application through our Student Application Web Form.

Student Orientation

For students that have secured a student experience with our department, access the online student orientation at: https://healthstudent.co.wood.wi.us.

Student Projects

Past students have worked on various projects with our department, some of which include:

  • Community bike share program
  • Farm to school initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Safety City – safety camp for kindergarteners
  • Farmers market activities and increased food access
  • Teen driving assessment and program planning
  • Mental health focus groups
  • Teen question and answer texting line
  • Tailgate transformation initiatives
  • Worksite wellness assessments
  • Teen birth data analysis

What Students Have to Say about the Wood County Health Department

“Overall – Hands down my experience at the Wood County Health Department was extremely valuable in increasing my knowledge of the public health field. The department staff are super friendly and go above and beyond what your expectations are of an health internship. I strongly recommend that anyone wanting to learn more about the healthcare field in general do an internship in public health and the Wood County Health Department provides a phenomenal environment to work in!”

- Nicole Roth (student, 2014)
“The Wood County Health Department is a very welcoming and proactive department. I am very lucky to have been able to work with and network with the great individuals of this department.”

- Christine Counard (student, 2014)
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