Application Information

To apply for an academic field experience at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, please review the student guidelines below and complete a student application.

If you have questions, please email the education coordinator.

Student Guidelines

Students must...

  • Adhere to all county policies and department procedures.
  • Complete all required paperwork as requested throughout the field experience.
  • Arrange transportation to, from and between sites as needed according to their field experience.
  • Represent the county and the department in a respectable manner.
  • Arrive on time per their schedule set by their preceptor.
  • Communicate with their preceptor on a regular basis.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

The Application Process



The education coordinator will contact you within one week.



The prospective preceptor will set up an interview within one week of your completed screening.



The education coordinator will contact you with an offer or regards.

Memorandum of Understanding

A signed memorandum of understanding with your educational institution is required for placement within our department. Space is limited. If we do not have an MOU with your school, please complete the instructor request form to get started. For additional questions, please email the education coordinator or call 913-477-8337.

We currently have MOUs with the following universities/schools:

Iowa State University

  • Dietetic Program

Kansas State University

  • Dietetic Program
  • Masters of Public Health

University of Central Missouri

  • School of Nursing

University of Kansas

  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Public Health
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Welfare

University of Missouri KC

  • School of Nursing & Health Studies

Don’t see your school or program listed here? Ask us!

Contact Us

For additional questions, please email the education coordinator or call 913-477-8337.


JCDHE is one of very few public health departments in the United States that partners with a Medical Examiner's Office (MEO) to gather information for epidemiologic research, surveillance, and existing public health programs and services. Information regarding educational opportunities with the MEO can be found here.