Current Students

Field Experience

MPH students who enrolled 2018 or later will complete an Applied Practice instead of a Field Experience.

Visit the Applied Practice site.

What is a Field Experience?

Apply your public health coursework, knowledge, and skills in a real-world setting through your field experience. You will also have the opportunity to gain new skills for your future job search such as program design, implementation management, and evaluation; data collection analysis and reporting; and policy analysis and advocacy with groups and individuals. Field experiences can be paid or unpaid. All Master’s in Public Health (MPH) students must complete a field experience as part of your degree program requirements.  

Finding a Field Experience

Students utilize many different resources and strategies to locate field experience opportunities and connect with organizations. For information on how to find and prepare for a Field Experience, visit the Career & Professional Development Center.

Use the resources below as you start your search:

To learn about student Field Experiences, view the Student Experiences page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Field Experience requirements, please contact your program coordinator or advisor.

“I found the environment to be conducive to students, ensuring they have a comprehensive and positive experience in which they can learn from employees, but also have ample opportunities to contribute their own ideas. I received helpful, constructive feedback along with encouragement and support throughout the internship.” –Nutrition student, Minneapolis Health Department

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