Fieldwork and Internships

The Temple MPH fieldwork experience encourages you to apply theories and techniques to real-world scenarios in health services or public health organizational settings, preparing you to launch your career.

MPH students complete two semester-long fieldwork courses, and have access to placements at more than 175 community partners in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. These partners include government institutions, healthcare systems and nonprofit or community organizations and public health agencies.

MPH faculty and staff members will help you identify a placement site that matches your professional goals and interests. During your placement, you will develop strong relationships at your placement site through hands-on work and guidance from your fieldwork supervisor.  

Your fieldwork experience will sharpen your ability to use data and empirical evidence to identify a public health problem, and then leverage public health models to develop and implement a feasible solution to that problem. For a fully integrated professional experience, students present their results to community stakeholders when their fieldwork ends.