While learning inside the classroom is important, learning outside the classroom can be extremely valuable to your future success. There are many ways to get involved in both research and internship opportunities within the School of Public Health.
Many research opportunities across campus can be found at the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. You can also explore our list of active community partnerships, many of which provide research and training opportunities for students.
Internships are also a great way to get experience. Students in the Community Health and Family Science degree programs have required internships. Our internship database lists organizations that have hosted or are currently hosting interns.
Outside of required internships, we always encourage students to gain as much experience in the field as possible. Talk to your advisor or the department's internship coordinator to learn more about the benefits of internships and various resources to look for internship opportunities. Additionally, the university is dedicated to providing you an internship experience through the President’s Promise. Learn more about the President’s Promise and the University Career Center by visiting their website at www.careercenter.umd.edu.
The Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration degree programs require students to obtain a significant practicum/internship experience prior to graduation. Graduate students should consult with their department for specific requirements and opportunities tailored to their degree program, concentration, experience and professional goals.
However, not all graduate degree programs use the internship database, so it is best to consult with your advisor for the most comprehensive information on opportunities available to you.