Intern –Vector Program

Delaware Public Health District

The Delaware Public Health District seeks an intern to work in the Solid Waste
and Vector Unit of the Environmental Health Division. This position would be
expected to work 25-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday from late May to the end
of August. An agency vehicle will be provided for all fieldwork completed during
work hours.

The intern will assist with mosquito and tick surveillance, identification, and
delivery of specimens to state lab for testing. They will also assist with field
inspections of catch basins and other sources of standing water and may need to
apply pesticides to control juvenile mosquitoes. There will also be opportunities
to assist with insecticide resistance testing and rearing of mosquitoes. This
internship could potentially provide data to be used for a research project.

Preferred candidates should have college courses in general sciences, biology,
or public health. A valid driver’s license and auto insurance is required. Must be
comfortable handling insects and ticks and be willing to work outdoors in the

Pay and Benefits:
 Starting pay is $16.55/hr.
Applicants may apply via agency website at


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