Grass Valley, California
$16.00 - 18.00 An Hour
Intern-Public Health

$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly
CA 95945, CA
Job Type
Intern--Paid or Unpaid (Varies)
Public Health
Job Number
9/6/2022 8:00 AM Pacific
Definition and Class Characteristics

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 9/15/22

Do you have a high school senior or college project to work on this fall? Become an intern at Nevada County's Public Health Department and make a difference in your community!

The Nevada County Public Health Department provides a broad range of health services that promote the wellness, self-sufficiency, and safety of Nevada County residents under the Health and Human Services Agency with the common goal of strengthening families and the community. The Public Health Department promotes the health of our entire community through varied programs ranging from control of communicable diseases and coordination of the response to health emergencies to individual case management to primary prevention of disease and wellness promotion.

Position Title: Tobacco Use and Prevention Intern: The Nevada City Public Health Department is seeking individuals to work in its Tobacco Control Program. Under the direct supervision of the Tobacco Coordinator, the Tobacco Use and Prevention Intern will focus on reducing youth access to tobacco products by conducting data collection efforts and attending various training and meetings.

The Nevada City Public Health Department works on tobacco prevention through enforcement of current local policies, providing technical assistance to local stakeholders in writing new policies, addressing youth access and environmental tobacco smoke, as well as providing education to the community around current and emerging tobacco products and their harmful effects on the health of individuals. The Tobacco Use and Prevention Intern will work to conduct Key Informant Interviews of various elected officials and city officials, surveying focus Groups in the community, multi-unit housing properties, and retail stores along with coalition-building efforts with the Tobacco Coordinator. The intern will spend their day working in the community with the tobacco coordinator visiting assigned store retailers, and multi-unit housing properties, and working alongside youth in various settings including schools and out on the field conducting training and surveying efforts.

Interns, under supervision by an Advisor, perform a broad range of responsibilities such as:

Developing and testing of evaluation questionnaires and surveys
Determining sample size of participants
Understanding current tobacco policies, regulations, and legislatures of the city, county, state, and nation
Recruiting, training, and monitoring data collectors
Organizing team logistics and collecting data for the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center of UC Davis
Providing quality assurance of various project deliverables and materials
Assisting in report creation, attending weekly project meetings and preparing meeting notes
Minimum Requirements:

A willingness to learn and a positive attitude
Be professional and reliable
Organizational skills and critical thinking/problem-solving skills
Ability to track and report on tasks completed and meet deadlines
Ability to conceptualize and organize projects into manageable tasks
Educational Requirements, Skills, Training, or Qualifications:
This Internship is best suited for students or regional occupation programs, Career Technical Education, Community College, or graduates. However, high school students are encouraged to apply. Needs to be, flexible, reliable, good written and verbal skills and enjoy working with youth and adults. The work this individual will perform may be completed 100% in person or a hybrid of in-person and telework.

Qualifying Programs:
Qualified Students or return to work applicants in any of the following programs: DoD Skillbridge, Work-Study, Veteran's Affairs (VA) vocational rehabilitation or VA Work-Study, CalWorks, Active-Duty Military Spouse, and AFWD (Alliance for Workforce Development). These applicants need to meet the specialized experience or be enrolled in furthering education, and/or pursuing a degree related to this occupational career.

Time Commitment:
Minimum 6-16 hours per week. Hours can be scheduled in 2- to 8-hour blocks of time during regular business hours (Monday through Friday). Applicants willing to work additional hours or for a longer duration typically gain more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:
This program prepares interns to contend for mid-level recruiting and program specialist and coordinator positions. Typically, interns participate in this program between one (1) to twenty-four (24) months based on individual training and experience requirements and needs of the department. During the duration of the program, incumbents are encouraged to develop dynamically growing skills and to work with greater independence of action as they further gain experience and proficiency in their occupation for progression into regular County positions, if available.

With this internship, individuals are offered an excellent opportunity to:

Build their resume and explore career options
Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
Gain overall knowledge of County procedures and operations
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Per California Department of Public Health regulations, employees working in healthcare positions and/or facilities are required to comply with both California and Federal vaccine policy mandates. Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine and, if you are eligible, the COVID-19 booster, is required for this position. Proof of vaccination and booster may be required if a conditional offer is extended. As an employer, the County complies with all applicable California and Federal laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and will make, on request, accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs and/or disabilities where a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on the County's business.

County of Nevada
950 Maidu Avenue

Nevada City, California, 95959
530 265 7010

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