Public Health Post-Secondary Student Placements

Other Students

Effective Thursday, September 23, 2021: Vaccine Verification

As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.

Other student placements may be available to students who have a required placement through enrolment in a post-secondary program.

A current affiliation agreement with your school must be in place before we consider a placement at Public Health Services.

How to apply for a placement

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV). Both cover letter and CV must be saved as one document in PDF format. The cover letter must describe in 200 words or less the following: a) reasons why the candidate is seeking a public health experience and b) what does the candidate hope to learn about public health.

All submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Winter Term - October 15
  • Spring/Summer Term - January 15
  • Fall Term - June 15

Submissions received after this time will not be considered. 

There are currently no placement opportunities available.

Placement requirements

  • You may be required to participate in an interview
  • You are required to have access to a vehicle. Travel across the city of Hamilton may be required. Mileage will not be reimbursed
  • You must pay for your own parking
  • Work hours are Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • Learning opportunities with Public Health Services vary; some are office-based, some are community-based and some are a combination of both
  • All students are expected to attend the Student Orientation provided at the beginning of the Term. Information about the Student Orientation will be provided to successful candidates ahead of time