Suspension of Internship Requirement
Due to extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, we have suspended current internship requirements for public health students pursuing internships for summer 2020.
What does this mean?
- Students graduating in April 2020 and 2021 will not be required to do an internship.
- Students may opt to do an internship experience this summer or during the academic year.
- Internships and project-based activities may be completed remotely.
- International students completing either or both should still consult with the international center regarding CPT (Curriculum Professional Training) visas.
A graduate student internship is an opportunity for students to connect with industry leaders, gain practical experience, and develop skills, while exploring their career interests in a supervised, public health setting.
Internships create a platform for students to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to meaningful, challenging projects. U-M SPH graduates are often sought by employers specifically for their rigorous academic coursework and hands-on experience.
As much as internship locations vary, so do the projects that students are involved in. Get an insider's view on recent internships through the Field Notes video series: