Dakota County, MN


Dakota County Public Health

American Red Cross - On-site Blood Donations

The American Red Cross and Dakota County partner to offer onsite blood donations at our main building locations throughout the county. 

Internship Opportunities

The Public Health Department provides a limited number of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from educational institutions that have a current agreement or contract with Dakota County.


  • Preference will be given to students living in Dakota County.
  • Preference may be given to students currently enrolled at local schools, or schools within Minnesota.
  • A written agreement/contract must be in place between Dakota County and the college/university before the student will be accepted.
  • An interview may be requested before accepting a student.
  • Written and verbal contact from the school instructor is required before placement.


The following dates will serve as guidelines in making placement decisions:

  • Fall Semester - Request must be received by June 1
  • Spring Semester - Request must be received by November 1
  • Summer Semester - Request must be received by March 1


Contact us at Public.Health@co.dakota.mn.us or 651-554-6156 if you have any questions.

Medical Reserve Corps - Dakota County


The Dakota County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of a national network of volunteers that are trained to assist with emergency and non-emergency public health events.  Dakota County Public Health is always looking for engaged and active community members to help strengthen the county’s preparedness capabilities and overall health.

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