Human Resources

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Internship Page. 

The DHHS Internship program is intended to mentor and cultivate future​ DHHS employees, strengthen community awareness of programs and services offered within DHHS, as well provide engaging learning opportunities for students throughout the Agency and State. DHHS will work with each individual student to create a learning experience that is tailored to their individual educational needs.

To learn more about the potential internship opportunities offered, please review the below sections. If interested in an internship opportunity with DHHS, please complete the internship application and a member of Talent Acquisition will be in contact shortly. ​

Internship Interest Application 

Please Note: The opportunities listed below are meant to be a representative example not an exhaustive list. Please apply if interested in an internship with DHHS. 


Public Health

The Division of Public Health brings together all the elements of public health within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 

This Division is responsible for preventive and community health programs and services. It is also responsible for the regulation and licensure of health-related professions and occupations, as well as the regulation and licensure of health care facilities and services. 

Internship Opportunities:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Public health informatics
  • Community health
  • Health promotion/prevention
  • Maternal and child health
  • Performance management/quality improvement
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health
  • Health disparities/health equity


Medicaid & Long-Term Care 

Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) oversees the Nebraska Medicaid program, home and community based services, and the State Unit on Aging. 

Medicaid provides health care services to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Home and community-based services are available to those who qualify for Medicaid waivers, such as the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, and infants and toddlers with special needs. The State Unit on Aging works with public and private service providers to help people live in their preferred settings and be active in their communities. 

Internship Opportunities:

  • Finance & Program Integrity
  • Policy & Plan Management
  • Project & Performance Management
  • Medical Services
  • Population Health
  • Communications & Compliance
  • State Unit on Aging
  • Eligibility Operations

Children & Family Services

The mission of the Division of Children and Family Services is to provide the least disruptive services when needed, for only as long as needed to give children the opportunity to succeed as adults, help the elderly and disabled live with dignity and respect and help families care for themselves. Our mission will result in healthier families and safer, more prosperous communities. 

Internship Opportunities

  • Bridges to Independence
  • Abuse Hotline - Kendra Jones
  • Foster Care Licensing & Placement
  • Child Protective Services
  • Adult Protective Services​
  • Development & Resilience
  • General CFS Admin

​DHHS offers financial assistance​ to students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with social work degree programs.


Behavioral Health

As the designated single state mental health and substance use authority, the Division administers, provides funding and oversight for a community-based prevention, treatment and recovery support system. The Division is charged to plan, organize, coordinate and budget for a statewide system of care for individuals and families that need public mental health and substance use disorder services. 

The Division of Behavioral Health's mission is to provide leadership and resources for a system of care that promotes and facilitates resilience and recovery for Nebraskans. 

Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides funding and oversight for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. This includes determining eligibility, providing service coordination for eligible people, monitoring services, and paying providers.​



DHHS couldn't operate without backend support from a variety of departments all working together to “Help Nebraskan's Live Better Lives" 

Internship Opportunities:

  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Classification & Compensation
  • COMS
  • IS&T
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Learning & Development
  • Procurement & Grants
  • Legislative Services​

Human Resources
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-9439
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026