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 Center for Obesity Research and Education, where researchers investigate the causes, prevention, progression and treatments of obesity.
- the Social and Behavioral Health Intervention Laboratory, where researchers investigate individuals’ strategies for coping with trauma and chronic stress in order to find ways to improve health indices for all social groups.
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.
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.