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My training at Yale honed me into a confident practitioner and looking to greater heights with full commitment to positively impact my environment. 

Majo Yakubu, MPH '11

2017 Summer Internships

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Suraj Arshanapally - Geneva, Switzerland

Suraj Arshanapally interned with the World Health Organization's Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases.


Chantal Hoff - New Haven, Connecticut

Chantal Hoff worked at the New Haven MOMS Partnership on a mobile app smoking cessation intervention.


Vivian Nguyen - New York, New York

Vivian Nguyen was a summer analyst at Manatt Health, a fully integrated, multidisciplinary legal, regulatory, advocacy and strategic business advisory healthcare practice.


Krisha Patel - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Krisha Patel interned at the Center for Cancer Epidemiology at Tata Memorial’s Center for Advanced Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer.

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Yazhi Sun - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Yazhi Sun conducted a field research project with the Environmental Health Center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


Azan Virji - Geneva, Switzerland

Azan Virji developed surveillance assessment tools for the Global Malaria Program at the World Health Organization.


Katherine Wolf - Belmont County, Ohio

Katherine Wolf conducted a research project analyzing the demographics surrounding disposal wells for waste from unconventional oil and gas development (colloquially known as hydraulic...

Professional Skills Series — from Classroom to Career

Professional Skills

YSPH has a unique professional skills training course – the Professional Skills Series (PSS) – that aims to equip all MPH students in their first year with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for success in an increasingly complex and competitive work environment. 

The PSS is mandatory for all first year MPH students and will be administered throughout the academic year by career office staff as well as outside coaching professionals. Of approximately 20 course offerings, you will be required to complete 8 (but you can take as many as you like). 

Satisfactory completion will be indicated prominently on your official Yale transcript. Sessions incorporate individualized professional coaching, guided peer to peer learning, and facilitated break out groups that allow participants to practice new skill sets. 

Stay tuned for a detailed schedule with course descriptions!