Knox County Tennessee

Frequently Asked Questions

Internship Structure

Most of our internships are unpaid. For more information, email

Internships can vary in length depending on student needs and preceptor availability.

  • Community Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion and Outreach
  • WIC
  • Professional development workshops.
  • Cross-departmental active learning experiences.
  • Experiential learning opportunities to learn about local government.
  • Networking opportunities with public health professionals and other interns.

Logistics: Onboarding, Locations, Housing

The onboarding process consists of:

  • Submitting all necessary paperwork
  • Meeting with your preceptor and AHD Manager
  • KCHD orientation

Other Opportunities to Collaborate, Future Employment

For interns who are not sure about a career in public health, KCHD’s AHD can provide a presentation about public health. This presentation is called Public Health 101 and will give more context into public health and what that looks like at KCHD.

KCHD does not guarantee employment after completing an internship. Interns will have to apply to positions posted on the Knox County human resources website.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.