University and College Students Love to Work at the Minnesota Department of Health Because:
The Minnesota Department of Health is an excellent way for students to supplement their academic understanding with real world work experience in a public health, mission driven state agency. Student Workers have told us that the knowledge they gain at MDH is valuable and that future employers are impressed with their experience! Of course, MDH is very proud of the fact that many of our current employees started out as student workers. Working at MDH as a Student Worker is more than just a paycheck.
Our work is about people.The best thing about working for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is knowing that your work contributes to the health and wellness of all people in Minnesota. Minnesota is known as one of the healthiest states in the nation. Much of the credit for our good health is due to the state's strong public health system. Public health programs that promote clean water, safe food, quality health care and healthy choices are contributing to longer, healthier lives. While we may be best known for responding to disease outbreaks, promoting immunizations, or issuing "boil orders" for contaminated water, our activities are diverse and far-reaching.
We believe that employees are state government's most valuable asset. That is why Student Workers are fairly paid, why they receive coaching, why they have opportunities to work on a wide variety of services and projects and why we work around their school schedules. Whatever you professional aspirations may be, it makes sense to consider MDH’s Student Worker Program.
For us, a diverse workforce is essential to achieving our mission. The strength of the department lies with its employees, all extremely dedicated to protecting, maintaining and improving the public's health. Our employees work in a wide range of occupations covering more than 225 job classifications. Some examples include specialists in the areas of: planning, administration, epidemiology, scientific research, nursing, health education, health policy, environmental health, communications, research analysis and laboratory technology.