Sonam Lama worked with The Refugee Well-being Project (RWP) at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque during the summer of 2016.
All MPH students, except those in the Advanced Professional program and accelerated MBA-MPH program, are required to do a full-time summer internship. The internship is typically 10-12 weeks and no less than 8 weeks in duration. The MPH internship enables students to participate in real world public health projects and research through local, national and international placements. It is also an opportunity for students to clarify their professional goals and to evaluate their career options. Both the Office of Career Services and the Office of Public Health Practice each play roles in assisting students with the summer internship process. The Office of Career Services helps students with the search process, funding and how the experience can fit into their professional plans. The Office of Public Health Practice evaluates and assists students in fulfilling both the internship and practice requirements.