Field Experience

College of Public Health undergraduate students gain practical experience and problem solving skills through internships, an integral part of the academic program at UGA. As interns, students work with companies, not-for-profit organizations, academic researchers, and federal, state or local government agencies. They receive from 3 to 12 hours of course credit depending upon the amount of time spent as an intern. Most interns work from 12 to 40 hours per week for a 10 to 15 week period and some positions are compensated by the host organization. Students consistently rate the internship experience as one of the most valuable parts of their education.

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