Graduate Internships

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.

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 2021.

What does this mean?

  • Students graduating in April 2021 and 2022 will not be required to do an internship.
  • Students may opt to do an internship experience this summer or during the academic year.
    • (see departmental guidance for additional information on using optional experiences for credit reduction and/or fulfilling Applied Practice Requirements)
  • 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.

Travel Resources

Up to date information can be found on Global Michigan, UofM COVID website, and/or Engaged Michigan. Additional resources and global funding information can be found with the Office of Global Public Health.

Student Experiences

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: