The ISDH Public Health Practicum/Internship program supports the agency’s strategic goals as well as the professional goals, interests and abilities of participating students.
The goals of the ISDH Public Health Practicum / Internship program are to:
Develop and train the next generation of highly qualified public health professionals; Strengthen partnerships with colleges, universities, and public health associations.
Major Program Outcomes
An increased public health capacity to deliver services and better health outcomes in the future. Introduction of future public health professionals to the mission, programs and leadership of ISDH.
Benefits for Students
Apply classroom learning and gain hands-on experience in a public health work environment. Build valuable networking connections with state public health professional leaders. Explore and “test drive” a career choice within public health. Gain exposure to program analyses and methodologies. Develop core public health competencies and marketable job skills.