Internships

Although you are required to complete two fieldwork placements your senior year as part of your public health degree, you are still able to complete optional internships beforehand. The College of Public Health has a network of relationships with more than 100 public health, government, community health and social services agencies. Students have completed successful internships with

  • Chinatown Medical Services,
  • Nationalities Service Center,
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health,
  • Philadelphia Public Health Department,
  • Public Health Management Corp.,
  • Temple University Health System and
  • other community health agencies.

School Partnerships and Associations

The College of Public Health faculty and students remain active in the community as well as in research efforts, working with government, corporate, social services and other organizations to promote better health outcomes among all social groups. Some partners include

  • The Church of the Advocate,
  • Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia,
  • National Institutes for Health,
  • Norristown Community Square Alliance,
  • North Inc.,
  • Public Health Management Corporation, and many more.

Labs & Research Centers

The College of Public Health encourages interested students to discuss with faculty researchers potential opportunities to assist with their research. The college has more than 15 research centers and labs, including

The college also maintains research affiliations with

  • The Food Trust,
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center,
  • Health Federation of Philadelphia,
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health,
  • Public Health Management Corporation, and
  • School District of Philadelphia.

Learn more about the College of Public Health's research centers.

Careers

A public health degree in public health equips you to find entry-level positions in a wide variety of public health organizations. Visit the Career Center for guidance on finding the right career and landing employment after graduation.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Public Health Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Community Health Workers

$37,330.00

Dietitians & Nutritionists

$58,920.00

Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health

$44,190.00

Epidemiologists

$70,820.00

Fitness & Wellness Coordinators

$78,210.00

Health Educators

$53,070.00

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

$99,360.00

Informatics Nurse Specialists

$87,220.00

Medical & Health Services Managers

$96,540.00

Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

$38,040.00

Occupational Health & Safety Specialists

$70,920.00

Occupational Health & Safety Technicians

$48,820.00

Preventive Medicine Physicians

$206,920.00

Public Relations Specialists

$58,020.00

Registered Nurses

$68,450.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).