Sites & Resources
Finding a site
Students may use various resources and strategies to locate Applied Practice opportunities and connect with organizations. Below are some resources and tips that are frequently used:
Tips for identifying potential sites:
- Consult with faculty and ask them directly if they are aware of an organization or preceptor that is in need for an Applied Practice. Faculty have been working with Field Experience preceptors for a number of years.
- Network with faculty and peers who work in your area of interest.
- Request an informational interview with an organization you are interested.
- Connect with SPH Alumni through alumni community events, the SPH Mentor Program, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health LinkedIn Group to contact alumni to do an informational interview.
Potential Site Settings:
- Governmental agencies
- Non-governmental agencies
- Non-profit agencies
- Industrial organizations
- For-profit settings
- Appropriate university-affiliated practice-based settings; university-affiliated settings must be primarily focused on community engagement, typically with external partners. University health promotion or wellness centers may also be appropriate sites.
During your Applied Practice experience, we encourage students to be professional and follow work ethics best practices. Therefore, the SPH Career & Professional Development Center provides you with the tools and resources necessary to successfully manage your career beginning when you first enroll as a student, and continuing as you become an established public health professional.
- Visit the Career and Professional Development Center’s website.
- Visit the Current Students Career Resources page for additional information, as you write your learning agreement objectives and get ready to meet with potential preceptors.
- Visit the SPH job posting system which allows you to search for potential site opportunities.