The MPH Internship

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 Public Health Practice and Office of Career Management play roles in assisting students with the summer internship process.


  • September: Start attending Professional Skills Series 
  • October: Internship Showcase & NYC Career Trek 
  • November & December: use vacation to research opportunities and send applications 
  • Feb/March: Attend an Internship Orientation Session 
  • March: apply for funding; international students should check with OISS about CPT; attend DC Career Trek 
  • Late April: Work Plans due
  • internship
  • September - Student Evaluation and Final Report due
  • September - Preceptor Evaluation due

Meeting Internship Requirements

Where can I get help in developing my internship work plan?

The Office of Public Health Practice offers special workshops during the spring semester to provide hands on support to students in developing their internship work plans. One-on-one assistance is also available upon request. Contact Diane Frankel-Gramelis.

What deadlines do I need to know about?

April 28: Student work plans are due in the Office of Public Health Practice for review and approval. 
September 14: Student’s Evaluation and Final Report are due. 
September 14: Preceptor Evaluation is due.