Field Experience

Each participant in SEP-HEALTHSpark is assigned to a 6-week, pre-professional field experience in a health care or public health organization in Southeast Michigan. Students are paired with a preceptor who supervises their activities, helps them develop appropriate skills, and acts as their mentor. Over the course of the field experience, students complete a self-directed project that provides value to the institution. Through participation in meetings and work sessions, students are exposed to a variety of people and sub-units both within their assigned organization and in the surrounding community.

SEP-HEALTHSpark has partnered with a variety of health care and public health agencies in Southeast Michigan to provide students with meaningful summer internships. Below is a list of organizations, classified by their function in the health system, at which SEP-HEALTHSpark students have been placed in recent summers.

Examples of the types and variety of projects SEP-HEALTHSpark students complete are coming soon.