As a Master of Public Health (MPH) student, you will be required to complete an Applied Practice Experience, most commonly referred to as an internship. The office of the Practice Coordinator at the College of Public Health has agreements with many exciting sites. These sites 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 American Red Cross, as well as local hospitals and non-profits. New agreements can be coordinated upon request.
MPH Field Placement Information sessions are held each Fall and Spring Semester. Enrolled MPH students are required to attend at least one. See the College’s website event calendar for upcoming dates.
Students are required to meet with their faculty academic advisor and practice coordinator, Jacquelyn Hughes the semester before entering their internship and will attend both a field information and briefing session. At the same time, the student will work on completing the example proposal (found here) which is due by the midterm date of the semester before they enter internship. During their internship, they will be evaluated by their site supervisor through an example Midterm Evaluation (due by midterm date) and Final Evaluation (due by last day of classes). The students will also be required to complete specific internship deliverables which can be found in eLC once the student has been cleared to register for the internship course (PBHL 7560) and enrolled in the CPH Grad course.
For more detailed information on the Field Placement Process, please refer to the MPH Applied Learning Experience Handbook in the CPH Grad Course located in eLC or contact CPH Practice Coordinator Jacquelyn Hughes.