What is practice and placement?

placementStudent Practice and Placement is responsible for supporting high quality practical learning experiences for students in the Arnold School of Public Health. This group works with practitioners to create opportunities. They serve as a point of contact and support for students, faculty, staff, and practitioners/professionals throughout the duration of a placement. The team also assists in the development of the MySPH web portal while they monitor and evaluate the placement experiences.

There are several different types of practice opportunities for students. Practice opportunities allow students to gain real-life experience in public health work settings. They can be paid or unpaid, for academic credit or not. Each opportunity is different, depending on the situation, student, organization, and degree requirements. Learn more about different types of placements by accessing information on graduate assistantships, field placements, practica, volunteer positions, internships, and service opportunities.