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Global & Public Health

Industry-Specific Insights

  • An internship will give you the chance to gain experience in the public health sector, integrating classroom knowledge with community-based practice.
  • Internships will give you the opportunity to learn more about organization and policy issues, funding sources, research, administration, and program activities.
  • Do not get discouraged if you are not successful in securing a formal summer internship. Experience gained through volunteering, study abroad, or working in research all provide valuable skills.
  • Entry-level public health positions may be open to a variety of majors within the sciences as well as MHS & HOD.
  • Many students interested in public health frequently pursue an MPH after gaining initial experience.
  • There are many opportunities within the industry including in a government agency, a non-profit organization, a community-based organization, or a hospital or academic environment.
  • View our Career Planning Guide & Internship Orientation Guide. Here is an accessible PDF: Internship Orientation Guide.

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Recommended Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

Recommended Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

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