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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

For Students

The following resources are helpful for students to plan, find and complete the required practicum experience.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and join us for the following events:

  • Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016Office Hours ft. International Practicums
    12:00pm-1:15pm, Daily Grind 
    Interested in completing your practicum internationally? Stop by and speak with recent alumni who completed an international practicum – bring your questions!  
  • Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016Office Hours ft. Q&A re: 2nd term Public Health Practice course
    12:00pm-1:15pm, Daily Grind
    Interested in taking Public Health Practice (PH.305.607) in 2nd term? Professor Beth Resnick will be present to answer any questions you have regarding the course.   
  • Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016Office Hours ft. Research-Based Practicums
    12:00pm-1:00pm, Daily Grind
    Interested in learning more about research-based practicums? Come by and speak with recent alumni who completed a research-based project for their practicum!

Overview of Practicum Process

  • Practicum Process - describes the overall practicum process for students, including planning, steps for completing the practicum experience, registering for practicum credits, calculating credits for customized practicum experiences.
  • Practicum Examples - provides examples of practicum experiences.

Finding & Completing a Practicum

  • Find a Practicum - describes the various methods of finding a practicum for each type of practicum opportunity (including projects with outside organizations, with JHSPH faculty, and practicum courses).
  • Practicum Courses - lists the various JHSPH courses with an approved practicum component.
  • Practicum Opportunity Site Listings - provides a listing of practicum opportunities that are currently available for JHSPH students. *Students must complete a Practicum Learning Plan to obtain approval of practicum activities, including experiences found on the Practicum Opportunity Site Listings and approved courses with a practicum component.
  • Practicum Linked to Capstone - describes how the MPH practicum requirement may be linked to the MPH Capstone requirement, when appropriate.
  • Practicum Awards - announces the Practicum Award recipients as well as describes the application process for annual practicum awards.


  • Forms and Documents - collection of resources relating to the practicum experience, including the proposal form, educational plan, goals analysis, evaluations, and example timelines.
  • Contact Information - listing of people, offices, and modules that may serve as a resource for students who have additional questions and concerns about the practicum process and requirements.