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Thank you for your interest in interning/volunteering with our organization! Cumberland County selects and accepts students for educational placement without regard to race/color, creed/religion, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability, religion, genetic information or pregnancy. The internship is for the benefit of the student and is not to be used in place of employees. Therefore, the intern will not receive compensation for time spent in the internship. While this program is intended for educational purposes the same procedures will be followed for volunteers

Please complete pages 1-2 of the application form that can be downloaded here. Note that pages 3-6 will be completed once you begin your rotation.

The following should be emailed to Kristi Herbst (kherbst@co.cumberland.nc.us) and Marika Hoeckmann (mhoeckmann@co.cumberland.nc.us):

  • Pages 1-2 of the application
  • Resume
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Type of internship requesting
    • School Affiliation
    • Number of hours needed to fulfill internship requirements ***How many hours do you need or want? ***
    • Time frame for when you’d like to have your placement (winter 2018, spring 2018, summer 2018, fall 2018)
    • Days/hours you would be available for the internship***from your application***
    • If you have a requirement by your school for your preceptor’s field of expertise/study. The requirement/expectations for your placement as designated by your school.   ***What kind of work do you want to be doing here? ***

When the following information has been submitted we will review to see if we have a placement for you. After a placement has been designated, you will need to complete a background check authorization and information release & confidentiality forms. The Background check will be $24.00, which you must pay in cash. These will be forwarded to HR once completed and received and then you will have to have clearance prior to you being able to volunteer/intern with us. 

Once placed, if you are interested in an internship through your school, you will also need to have your school contact, communicate with our contracts liaison, Tracy Gurganus, in order to facilitate a contract for us to serve as a site of your internship.  She may be reached by phone at 910-433-3721 or via email tgurganus@co.cumberland.nc.us.  The address for our agency:  Cumberland County Department of Public Health, 1235 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.

If there are any questions about the process please email Kristi Herbst at kherbst@co.cumberland.nc.us

Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659

Interim Director: Rodney Jenkins