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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: TOBACCO COMPLIANCE INTERN, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
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Internship - AHC
Academic Credit Only


The Worcester Division of Public Health is seeking two individuals to work in its Tobacco Control Program. Under the direct supervision of the Tobacco Coordinator, the Tobacco Compliance Intern will focus on reducing youth access to tobacco products by conducting compliance inspections and tobacco policy research. This will include going out with the tobacco inspector and attempting to purchase tobacco products to make sure that the retailers are in compliance with state and local regulations. The interns may also assist with creating reports, presentations, and going with the tobacco inspector to Board of Health Meetings to present policy research. Applicants must have strong time management skills, communication skills, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude.

The Worcester Tobacco Control Program works on tobacco prevention through enforcement of current local policies, providing technical assistance to local boards of health in writing new policies, addressing youth access and environmental tobacco smoke, as well as providing education to the community around current and emerging tobacco products. The Tobacco Compliance Intern will work to conduct annual compliance checks with the Tobacco Coordinator at 100% of establishments that sell tobacco products (including vaping products) across 5 communities; Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester. The intern will spend his or her day working in the community with the tobacco coordinator visiting assigned store retailers.


  • Currently enrolled in high school or an undergraduate program in Public Health, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field with an internship requirement
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 20
  • Be professional and reliable
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
  • Ability to conceptualize and organize projects into manageable tasks
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required

COMPENSATION: This internship is unpaid. This experience must be completed for academic credit as part of a practicum, internship, or applied practice experience requirement.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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