Learning and working in a practice setting enables public health students to gain insight about how their courses in public health impact their careers, outside academia.
Internship programs provide mentored, for-credit, unpaid experience at community-based organizations, or state or local health departments. These internship experiences give students the chance to work with professionals in running a public health project. They also involve required seminars, papers and presentations and meet the population health requirement of the MPH program. Additionally, students can select from a variety of practice-based, academic courses offered throughout the school year, or seek out special study and independent projects to gain more experience in applying their public health knowledge.