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Applied Practice Experience
PHS 895: Master of Public Health Internship
The Penn State Master of Public Health (MPH) program requires that all students complete three credits of internship experience prior to graduation. Students complete their Applied Practice Experience at various domestic and international sites, and they work on substantive projects that both contribute to their growth as future public health professionals and help advance the mission of the sites at which they are placed.
The goals of the Applied Practice Experience are to:
- Build and strengthen students’ public health practice skills.
- Increase students’ comprehension of and analytical skills relevant to the field of public health.
- Provide students with the opportunity to contribute to the field of public health in a substantive way.
- Build students’ professionalism.
The experience provides students with the opportunity to gain professional experience and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world public health settings and real-time public health issues. The Applied Practice Experience is critical to students’ academic and professional development and their ability to become competent in the practice of public health.
Those working in the public health field who are interested in hosting MPH students by serving as preceptors should contact Julie Lentes at email@example.com .