Job Summary We support our future public servants. While we are always accepting applications for internship opportunities within Health & Human Services, please be aware that we do not always have an opening or are able to accommodate requests. Sherburne County Health & Human Services offers internship opportunities for students to enhance their academic studies with real world experience. Through internship placements, students receive relevant training while providing valuable public service to the community. Sherburne County provides a comprehensive and rewarding intern experience. To qualify for an internship, candidates must be enrolled in a post-secondary, graduate-level or practicum program in coursework relevant to the duties of the internship. Internships may be part-time or full-time. Some college programs require a minimum number of hours for a student to earn college credits for their internship. Students should discuss these requirements with their academic advisor. Before an intern would be allowed to start they must complete an interview, pass a criminal background check, and Sherburne County must have a valid internship contract on file with the associated school. All interns must abide by all Sherburne County and Health & Human Services Department policies and procedures. Internship opportunities at Health & Human Services in Sherburne County are unpaid and are not benefit eligible. Minimum Qualifications The program is open to students: Pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree; or in a qualifying field of study which requires internship hours. Students must also be currently enrolled during their interning semester. Experience Required : None. Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility: None. Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online application, be sure to include all paid and unpaid volunteer and intern experience, complete the supplemental questionnaire, and attach a cover letter that includes the responses to the following questions: - What qualities or attributes will you bring to Health & Human Services? - What are your career interests, goals, and plans? Be specific. - What do you expect to gain from this internship experience? Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the required application and supplemental questionnaire. Your application will remain active for three months. After this time, a new application will be required. Please note, opportunities may not be immediately available at the time an application is submitted. If you wish to inquire on the status of your application, please contact HR@co.sherburne.mn.us. If selected, you will be subject to a background check. Supplemental Information Work Environment: Standard office environment. May involve operation of PCs and other office equipment. May require being in the field with experienced staff. Internal/External Relationships: Interactions with other County staff and with the public to obtain and provide information. Status Notifications Some email accounts have been known to place our emails in the spam/junk file. Please check your email folders and/or accept emails ending with governmentjobs.com and co.sherburne.mn.us. Questions? If you have any questions about the program, you may contact Human Resources at HR@co.sherburne.mn.us.
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