Public Health Corps

Service Areas

Service Activities

Tackle critical public health needs

Age Groups

Preschool, Kindergarten – 3rd Grade, 4th – 8th Grade, High School, College

Service Terms Offered

one year

Time Commitment

full-time – 35-40 hours per week, part-time – 18-30 hours per week

Launches in

fall, january

Contact Information


As we continue to experience the effects of the global pandemic, there’s never been a more important time to support the health and wellness of our communities. As part of Public Health Corps, AmeriCorps members serve as Public Health Project Coordinators to help meet emerging public health needs and to grow the public health workforce.

Public Health Project Coordinators are placed at sites across the state to provide services that support community engagement, data collection, project coordination, and sustained COVID-19 response and recovery. Public Health Corps provides members with valuable, hands-on experience in public health, plus training, career coaching, and support from public health experts.

Qualifications to serve with Public Health Corps: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older by two weeks prior to your start date.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by your start date.
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.
  • Must not have served four or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps State or National.
  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Positions that require driving will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driver record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation.
  • Must have experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers.

Public Health Corps is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health.