It is never too early to start planning for your internship. A mandatory informational meeting is held each semester after midterm for students who plan to intern the following semester. Students who will be completing their internship during the fall should attend the spring internship meeting. During the meeting, students will be given information about the application process and reminded to sign up to take the ETS Proficiency Profile prior to signing up for the internship if they have not already done so. You must contact Dr. Deborah Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your HHP/Public Health Exit Exam. You must take the Exit Exam prior to signing up for your internships.
Applications must be approved and liability insurance purchased before students may be enrolled. The front HHP office will register students for the internship after all paperwork is received.
Internship Application: Begin with https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=VWqlgAIH. Complete form and submit, when submitted the form will go to the proposed supervisor for their approval, if approved the form will track back to the HHP office. You must contact the proposed site prior to completing and sending the agreement form. You will need to attach a current resume to the application form before it is sent.
Students must purchase liability insurance prior to beginning the internship. The insurance fee is $20 and the insured period runs from June 1 - May 31. If you plan to complete your internship during the summer, you must wait until June 1st to begin the internship, or you will have to purchase the insurance twice. Click the following link to see the process for purchasing liability insurance.
The Public Health Internship provides students with the opportunity to put into practice those educational theories and skills learned in the classroom. We are committed to ensuring a quality, beneficial experience for both the student and the participating organization.
The internship is designed to help students:
Completion of all program coursework with a C or higher (no concurrent enrollment).
Internships must be located at a primary public health agency whose work reflects best practices and theory-driven research in public health. The majority of the work must be public health-based and directly related to the 10 Essential Public Health Services and the emphasis specific competencies.
The internship must align with at least one (1) of the 10 Essential Public Health Services and at least one (1) of the 7 Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.
The internship consists of 400 hours of work experience with your internship agency in addition to coursework completed through Canvas.