Virginia Department of Health

About Virginia Department of Health

If you are interested in a fulfilling, community-centric career, then an opportunity working in public health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is the perfect place! Our dedicated staff of roughly 4,000 individuals work hard everyday in support of our mission to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. We want YOU to help us make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation!

Our internship program is critical in our effort to prepare the public health professionals of the future. As an intern at VDH, you can expect to practically apply theory and knowledge-based skills gained through your classwork and initiate, develop, test, and analyze work projects in a supervised, professional setting.

There are careers for just about everyone within the Virginia Department of Health. With career opportunities in business administration, mortuary sciences, HR, finance, health equity, epidemiology, or medicine (and MANY more), we would love to help promote your academic, career, and personal development!


Environmental Health Specialist

June 2019 - August 2021 Manassas, VA
“The people that worked there were all so nice and were willing to help and work with me on problems. I also made my own schedule for the day and found the best ways for me to be productive with my time.”

Community Health Worker

March 2020 - October 2020 Waynesboro, VA
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