Each Master of Public Health Program student is required to complete a 360-hour internship in a public health agency under the supervision of an experienced public health professional. Internships become available through contacts with faculty, other students, and community partners, and through the limitless imagination of Master of Public Health Program candidates. During an internship, each student works under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and is engaged in a concrete and challenging public health project. Please contact the Master of Public Health Program Field Placement Coordinator, Lynelle Phillips, for more information about Master of Public Health Program internships.
Master of Public Health students come to the program from backgrounds as varied as biology, political science, social work, animal science, communications and architecture. What unites them is the desire to effect positive change in the world by improving the health of communities and the quality of life here in Missouri and around the globe. Gifts to the Current Student Fund will enable MPH students to travel to national meetings to present posters, complete internships overseas in developing countries and raise awareness about public health to the camps community.
- Download the Master of Public Health Program Internship Handbook
- View current Master of Public Health Program internship opportunities
- Find out more about Master of Public Health Program international internships
Below is a sampling of the places where current and former Master of Public Health students have found internships:
- The Office of Medicaid and Medicare in Washington, DC
- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
- The Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions at Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Jefferson City, MO
- The City of Detroit Health Department, Detroit, MI
- University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
- The MU Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education (SHAPE) program