Suspension of Internship Requirement

Due to extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, the School of Public Health has suspended internship requirements for current public health students (those students graduating April 2020 through December 2021). This decision was made to protect the health and safety of our student community. Students may withdraw from confirmed or anticipated opportunities.

We recognize that some students will nevertheless choose to voluntarily continue to participate in opportunities to complete internships and practice-based activities, particularly those with remote work. If a student chooses to do so, the Careers Office will remind the students as follows:

  • Follow all current government guidance and regulations,- including any executive orders that might apply (such as those limiting in-person attendance at employment sites, travel, or group gatherings generally).
  • Follow individual site/organization processes for evaluation and execution of healthy and safety plans for employees and volunteers.
  • Refer to Global Michigan or U-M COVID for up-to-date information on University of Michigan announcements and guidelines.
  • Contact their preceptor to determine any needed modifications to the projects, processes, and work schedules to accommodate the above.

Do you have a short-term project-based opportunity for students?

As noted above, the School of Public Health has suspended its internship requirement for all current SPH students (i.e., those graduating April 2020 through December 2021). At the same time, we recognize the educational value of internships for our students,and know that some students may choose -- on their own -- to participate in such opportunities. If you have a project resulting in a product that has a useful application to your organization, particularly one that can be done remotely, please reach out to

All experiential opportunities should adhere to government guidance and regulations- including all applicable executive orders (including those limiting in-person attendance at employment sites, travel, or group gatherings generally) - and follow individual site/organization processes for evaluation and execution of health and safety plans for employees and volunteers.

Gain access to some of the most promising and talented public health students and graduates in the country. Employers from all over the country and globe work with Michigan Public Health Careers to find the best candidates for jobs, fellowships, and internships.

Posting Jobs & Recruiting

The Michigan Public Health Careers portal enables employers to reach our students and alumni with job, fellowship and internship opportunities and maximize your recruitment efforts through resume books and recruitment opportunities. There is no charge to post opportunities and gain access to our talent pool.

Interested in recruiting U-M Public Health Students and Alumni? The Public Health Careers Office offers a variety of ways to connect:

  • Michigan Public Health Careers portal - our posting site for jobs, fellowships, and internships
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • On-campus Interviewing
  • Resume books of candidates
  • Company "Office Hours" for networking
  • Opportunities to participate in career programming such as mock interviews or presenting on an industry topic in your field.

About Our Students

The School of Public Health is an undergraduate and graduate-level program offering degrees in a variety of areas including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community and Global Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health Administration
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Human Nutrition
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Public Health Science
  • Toxicology

Posting Disclaimer

Please note, as always, that posting positions does not imply Careers Office endorsement of the position, opportunity, or employer described. Postings are shared because they may be of interest to the SPH community and should not be taken as indicating an expectation that students pursue internship experiences during Summer 2020 or at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic if doing so would be detrimental to student health or safety. Again as always, it is up to the individual to determine whether completing or hosting an experience is right for them, including – given the COVID-19 pandemic – any applicable travel and safety guidelines, the availability and viability of remote vs. in-person opportunities, and any other risks of participating in a given opportunity at this time.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status (as defined under the Immigration Reform and Control Act), disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The School is also committed to provide all of its programs and activities to its students and alumni on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, recruiting, interviewing, selection, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health expects that any employer or third-party organization representing an employer that uses its facilities, including but not limited to the career services office, for the purpose of recruiting full-time, part-time, and temporary employees or interns and cooperative education students, complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws in its recruiting and hiring. The School also expects that employers, third-party organizations, and their representatives strive to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment in their recruiting, hiring, and selection process.