Public Health nurses in NM--Question for you

  1. I would like to get into public health or community health nursing. I have an MPH and am currently in nursing school. When it comes time to pick my internship area, if I request public health, what are the odds I might be offered a job if I do well? If there are state regs that tie the hands of the supervisors, I'd probably be better off going to urgent care or another area where I would have a better shot at getting hired off the internship, getting a few years of nursing experience and THEN applying to public heath, IHS, etc. Thoughts? Thanks