School of Public Health


The MCH Virtual Practicum Workshop
Time and location TBA (will be Winter or Spring 2019)
Regional MCH professionals will meet with students to discuss practicum opportunities and resources specific to maternal and child health topics.

All MPH students must complete a practicum before graduation. This fieldwork can be done all at once or spread out over several quarters. As a MCH track student your practicum should support the health of women, children, adolescents or families in the United States.

REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES Go to the School of Public Health Experiential Learning page for information on completing your practicum, including a comprehensive practicum timeline.

FUNDING You may be eligible to apply for our MCH Practicum stipend which can be put toward living expenses while you complete your practicum. Also check out our Funding & Scholarships page for other possibilities.

Practicum Opportunities

Nationally-Sponsored Practicum Opportunities (offered annually)

Title V MCH Internship Program from the National Maternal MCH Workforce Center
Work with an undergraduate from an MCH Pipeline Training Program or a graduate student from an MCH Public Health Catalyst Program to complete a health transformation project for an MCH state agency. Receive training in leadership, team-building, and mentoring as well as exposure to a variety of resources and learning modules focused on Title V, the Affordable Care Act.
Applications Accepted: Typically January through February, TBA
Duration: 8-10 weeks 
Location: a state MCH agency
Paid: ~$4500 stipend


Graduate Student Epidemiology Program (GSEP)
Participate in data analysis and monitoring, needs assessment, or program evaluation.
Application Due:  ~ January but check website as deadlines vary each year
Duration: 3 months (summer)
Location: MCH department or tribal epidemiology center at the state, county, or local level
Paid: ~ $5000 living stipend (amount may vary from year to year)

Public Health Epi Scholars Program
Get mentored by experienced public health epidemiologists, attend a series of supplementary workshops on applied epidemiology topics, work on applied epidemiology projects, complete quantitative data analysis, and write a report and present your findings.
Application Due: ~ January but check website as deadlines vary each year
Duration: 10 weeks (summer)
Location: Public Health- Seattle and King County, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Paid:  hourly wage