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:
- To broaden and hone student proficiency in a specified area of public health practice through a meaningful field experience.
- 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.
- To expose the student to the expertise and leadership of a public health professional, as embodied by the site mentor.
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.
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, Public Health Department
- Sedgwick County Health Department
- Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
- Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
- Kansas Public Health Association
- Kansas City Missouri Health Department
- Jackson County (Missouri) Health Department