All students pursuing a concentration in Community & International Public Health and Public Health Nutrition are required to take PUHE-GE 2360 Internship & Seminar in Public Health, and complete a 180-hour carefully planned, highly supervised, and critically evaluated public health internship as their culminating experience. Students must have completed twenty-three (23) credit hours in Public Health courses prior to the initiation of the field experience. A successful internship experience requires advance planning and thoughtful preparation by all students.
Criteria for selecting internship sites
Students are expected to identify an internship agency that provides a challenging and rewarding experience in public health. While internships will vary considerably among students, the following basic criteria should be used in selecting sites for placements:
Two semesters prior to registering for the internship course students must:
One semester prior to registering for the internship course, please note the deadlines for submitting your Internship Learning Contract and follow the steps below:
Spring semester (late January through early May)
Intention to Enroll in Internship Survey must be submitted by December 1st. If student wishes to meet with internship faculty; to discuss internship plans, student must complete a Planning Worksheet for Internship by October 15th.
Summer semester (end of May through mid-August)
Intention to Enroll in Internship Survey must be submitted by May 1st. If student wishes to meet with internship faculty to discuss internship plans, student must complete a Planning Worksheet for Internship by March 1st.
Fall semester (start of September through mid-December)
Intention to Enroll in Internship Survey must be submitted by August 1st. If student wishes to meet with internship faculty to discuss internship plans, student must complete a Planning Worksheet for Internship by July 1st.
Revised Internship Learning Contracts
If the internship instructor has asked you to revise and resubmit your Internship Learning Contract, please do so using this link.
Internship Documents and Forms
The Practicum in Global Health Leadership course is open to all NYU graduate students interested in exploring public health leadership in practice. Students who choose to take the practicum course are required to complete a 120-hour practicum and register for an accompanying course (comprised of 5 mandatory seminar sessions). Students in the Global Health Leadership concentration of the NYU MPH program may choose to count this course as a concentration course. The practicum hours should take place in an approved public or private organization or program that is engaged in the prevention of disease, health promotion, health policy development, health service delivery or research in a global context. Practicums can take place in the greater New York City area, elsewhere in the United States, or overseas. While 120 hours is the minimum number of hours required by this course, we encourage students to complete as many hours as appropriate or needed in order to enhance their experiential training. As part of the practicum, students are expected to “shadow” a senior staff member within the selected organization or program.
Criteria for Selecting Practicum Sites
Students are expected to identify a practicum agency that provides a challenging and rewarding experience in global public leadership. While practicums will vary considerably among students, the following basic criteria should be used in selecting sites for opportunities.
To enroll in the course, students are required to:
While not required, students are strongly encouraged to attend the “Practicum Information Session” to learn about the practicum requirements, procedures, and opportunities for identifying a host-site. In addition, we ask all students to review the Fieldwork Guide for Students and the resources outlined below. If, after utilizing the resources below, you would like to meet with someone from the NYU MPH Program, please complete a Planning Worksheet for Practicum and email email@example.com.
Practicum Documents and Forms