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Environmental Health Mosquito Control Program Intern

College Internship Opportunity
February 10, 2023
The Medina County Health Department, a nationally accredited Health Department, is accepting applications for a 12-Week Paid Internship as an ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM INTERN.
The selected student will receive hands-on training, education and experience to include, but not limited to:  Evaluating possible mosquito breeding areas; applying larvicide materials to roadside ditches, storm water catch basins, and other standing water areas to control mosquito populations; recording the location and application rate and amounts of mosquito control materials as required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; setting Gravid traps in various locations throughout Medina County to capture adult mosquitoes for submission to the State for testing; operating larvicide application equipment (truck-mounted sprayer unit and gas- powered back pack sprayer units) in the course of working in the mosquito control program.
Applicants must be a full-time college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5, preference for those majoring in a program of study, i.e. Biology, Environmental Health, Public Health, etc., possess the ability to acquire a working knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for administration, surveillance, and chemical application in the mosquito control program, have knowledge about physical, biological, and/or environmental health sciences (e.g. microbiology, chemistry, entomology); have a valid Ohio driver’s license with a safe driving history, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. Current Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Commercial Applicator License is preferred.
This internship opportunity is for a period of approximately 12-weeks in duration, 40 hours per week, during the summer months.  Applicants who are required to complete an internship as part of their college curriculum will receive first consideration. Applicants will be expected to pass a BCI background check, lift up to 50 pounds, and work in moderate to high noise level environment, hot and humid weather, excessive sun, wet and swampy areas, and biting mosquitoes.  The hourly rate for this internship is
$13.00 per hour.
How to Apply
Interested applicants will apply by completing the Medina County Health Department Employment Application located on our website at and returning it along with a current transcript to include major and G.P.A. to: Human Resources, Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256; or fax to (330) 723-9659; or e-mail to  EOE