Each year master’s and doctoral students practice applying classroom learning to a real-world public health setting. Varying by field and department, this on-the-job experiential learning can range from 200 to 1000 hours and may be called a practicum, internship, field placement, or MHA residency.With guidance from a faculty member and an on-site preceptor, students work at a wide range of sites including non-profit organizations, hospitals, and local for-profit firms. A well-planned internship exposes students to professional settings and contacts, enhances valuable skills, and leads to informed career decision making—and sometimes a job offer!
Get to know a few current students below and learn about their recent experiences in the field.
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Does this ring a bell? You may have noticed this story in the Pitt Public Health alumni magazine (PDF, 2016 no.2) .
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Students share practical advice on practica
Scarpinato’s MHA Residency with Allegheny General Extended
Andrews studies diabetes in Rwanda during global health field internship
Rodriguez serves on raccoon oral rabies vaccination team
Hemant Mahajan assesses Hepatitis C burden
BCHS's Neumann studies aging and community support in Brazil
Lowery conducts West Nile Virus surveillance with ACHD