MPH Internships


View the SOPH Internship Timeline for your Internship
Learning objectives for the internship must be set based on the MPH School-wide competencies relevant to the student's course of study
All Students are required to attend the MPH Internship Orientation  Fall 2016 Date - TBA

The SOPH Student Internship Student System

Log in to InternTrack (Fall 2016)
Log in to InternTrackV2 (Spring 2017 and on)


What is the MPH internship?
The internship is a pass/no pass 3-credit hour course requirement of all MPH-seeking students.  According to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), all graduate professional public health degree students must demonstrate the application of public health concepts through a practice experience that is relevant to the student’s area of specialization.  This experience is planned, supervised, and evaluated throughout the semester of the internship.

What are the requirements of the MPH internship?
In order to register for the internship course, students must have completed all public health core coursework.  Usually, this means that students must wait until their 3rd semester to complete the internship.  Students must complete a minimum of 180 contact hours with the organization during the semester in which they register for the internship.  Students cannot start the internship prior to the first day of classes, and must have all hours in by the last day of class for that semester.  Learning objectives for the internship must be set based on the MPH School-wide and departmental competencies relevant to the student's course of study.
As a practice-based experience, the student should also have opportunities to engage with other professionals and participate in activities that will advance their public health career potential.  Therefore, the experience should not be heavily focused on administrative tasks or research.

The following documents are required as part of the planning and evaluation of the internship:

  • Internship Description and Agreement (Filled out by the student; signed by the student, faculty advisor, & site supervisor)
  • Student Midpoint Meeting Form (and confirmation of meeting from faculty advisor & site supervisor)
  • Final Student Evaluation of the Internship Experience
  • Student's Final Paper
  • Student's Final Internship Poster and attendance at internship poster session
  • Site Supervisor Midpoint and Final Evaluations of the student intern


Where do students find internship opportunities?
Students can apply to internships coordinated through the school, or they can identify their own opportunity.  Students are encouraged to first review posted internships coordinated through the school.  Opportunities coordinated through the school will be posted in HireABlazer, UAB’s Career Management Site.  In order to apply in HireABlazer, you will need an approved resume.  Below is a list of current opportunities.  You may click on each one to review the internship, but you must apply in Dragon Trail.

Visit UAB's HireABlazer to view the list of available internships


My organization is interested in having a MPH intern.  What do I need to do?
Thank you for thinking of our MPH students!  Please go to and complete the Intern Request Form.  After submitting the form, Kimberly Hunter, the MPH Internship Coordinator, will contact you to follow up on the opportunity.



For more information, please click on the link to the left that best fits your role with the MPH Internship experience.