Internships are intended to provide hands-on experiences in the field of public health. Internships aim to provide opportunities to apply and test public health concepts and theories in practical settings and improve learning related to the Program’s public health competencies. An internship is not required within the MPH curriculum, but may account for anywhere between 1 -10 academic credits.
The Public Health Internship must be conducted in partnership with an agency or organization (hereafter ‘the Internship Organization’) that is providing a public health service, in the broad sense of public health. The Internship Organization may be a public health department or a non-governmental agency.
Ethical and professional conduct are essential. As individuals training to be a public health professionals, students expected to conduct themselves ethically and professionally according to the standards of the Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University, and the Internship Organization.