Make Health Happen: Join Our Team

Working in public health provides opportunities to make a difference in your community. Whether you are caring for patients at health clinics, conducting mosquito and tick surveillance in County parks and natural spaces, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies, supporting nutrition education across a population of over 1.2 million residents, there are careers and positions open now for public health professionals at the Fairfax County Health Department. Join us and make health happen. 

Position Highlight: Public Health Nurse

Are you a nurse looking to make an impact in your community? The Fairfax County Health Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple public health nursing positions.


Job Opportunities

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' access to health services and information.

Join the Health Department team and use your skills and abilities to protect, promote and improve the health and quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community.

Current Openings

Internships and Student Placements

The Fairfax County Health Department offers several experiential learning opportunities designed to advance public health knowledge and understanding of the intersection of local government and community. Now is a great time to join the public health field. We accept applications for student placements for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Email inquiries and resumes to

We partner with many local, regional, and state schools. We are committed to creating an equitable learning opportunity for all students, as we contribute to the growth of a more diverse public health workforce for the future.

Application Deadlines: Spring Semester: October 15th | Summer Semester: March 15th | Fall Semester: June 15th

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See How We're Making Health Happen

Volunteer Opportunities

Help the public health system meet the needs of the community by becoming a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer. Whether you have a medical background or not, you can make a difference in your community by joining the Fairfax MRC.

Visit the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps webpage to learn how you can get involved.

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