The UGA College of Public Health offers students rich field experience opportunities that bridge classroom learning with real-world impact. Both undergraduate and graduate students can engage in internships, research, and service-learning projects across diverse settings, including local health departments, non-profits, and international organizations.


UGA Master of Public Health students will complete an Applied Practice Experience (APE) in the form of a practice or research internship. CPH has established partnerships with many sites that reflect the current public health job market and include agencies such as the Georgia Department of Public Health and District Health offices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Carter Center, as well as local and international hospitals and non-profits. Students also have the opportunity to propose a new and unique site. Learn more about the APE.


Find an Expert
Are you interested in a specific research topic and want to know who is working in that area? This page filters CPH faculty by research areas of specialty.

CPH Faculty Labs
Find a listing of faculty research lab websites and principal investigators.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups
These centers and research groups represent a commitment to multi-disciplinary funded research, with opportunities for student researchers.

Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO)
UGA CURO facilitates sustained, progressive, faculty-mentored undergraduate research during any of your undergraduate years.


Community Engagement Map
Learn where in Georgia CPH is currently engaged in community work.

Public Health Service Learning Courses
UGA CPH offers a growing list of service learning courses which connect our students to public service.

CPH Student Organizations
Most CPH undergraduate and graduate organizations have a service mission. Find one that suits you.