The MPH Practicum is a 12-week mandatory placement in a public health organization (domestic or international). It is unpaid and takes place during the summer term (May to July).
What opportunities will you get from a practicum placement?
- Gain exposure to public health in practice
- Interact with professionals in the field
- Obtain hands-on experience working on a public health project
How will the MPH Program support you in finding your practicum placement?
You will work with our Career Development Coordinator to:
- Explore your interests in a variety of public health functions and organizations and learn about our many (~100) domestic and international partner organizations
- Locate a placement that best fits with your needs and interests and will also support your future career aspirations
How will you benefit from completing a practicum?
- Acquire the ability to translate public health knowledge into practice
- Be able to address complex public health issues and demands in real life situations
- Have an opportunity to integrate, synthesize, and apply your public health knowledge, skills, and competencies
- Sharpen your assessment and evaluation skills to help understand public health issues
- Use evidence to resolve issues and engage stakeholders
- Demonstrate decision-making skills and your ability to become effective agents of change