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Public Health Internship (PRVM 891)

The KU-MPH internship is a 192 hour service-learning experience in a community setting (12 hours/week for the 16 week semester) during PRVM 891 Public Health Internship.  The internship is designed to enhance and extend the student's academic experience through the application of public health concepts and skills in a supervised field experience. The internship will provide the student with an opportunity to engage in actual public health practice through an individualized experience with a host organization or a community-focused enterprise.

The goals of the internship are:

  1. To broaden and hone student proficiency in a specified area of public health practice through a meaningful field experience.
  2. To demonstrate integration of knowledge and a deeper understanding of public health practice through the completion of learning objectives/goals and activities that are mutually agreed upon by the student, site mentor, and MPH program office prior to initiation of the internship.
  3. To expose the student to the expertise and leadership of a public health professional, as embodied by the site mentor.

Placement Sites

The Departments of Preventive Medicine in Kansas City and Wichita have memoranda of understanding with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, several local health departments in the region, and other public health organizations.  These agencies will serve as placement sites for MPH students.

Last modified: Dec 17, 2018
Accreditation & Affiliations

CEPH

The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Program (KU-MPH) is proud to announce that we have been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) until July 1, 2025. CEPH, the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health, acted at its June 14-16, 2018 meeting to accredit the KU-MPH program for a seven-year term.

Final Accreditation Report - June 2018
Final Self-Study Report - September 2017

ASPPH
Member, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) .

 

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