Beyond the Classroom
Students may intern at a number of settings, including volunteer agencies, hospitals, local health departments, fitness and wellness centers, and community health clinics. Public health students have interned at:
- Vanderburgh County Health Department
- American Red Cross
- St. Vincent Hospital
- Tri-State Food Bank
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MPH Class of 2022
The summer of 2021 I was fortunate enough to have interned abroad for Canon Medical Systems Korea through the Yonsei University International Summer School Internship Program (YISS/YSIP). I lived in Seoul, South Korea and work as a Medical Imaging Artificial Intelligence Research Center intern (MIAIRC).
In summary, Canon (the camera company) also has a department that makes CT scanners, ultrasounds, and other radiology equipment. I worked as a research intern for this department. My job tasks included things like conducting literature surveys on Canon's imaging devices, researching Korean vs. USA healthcare, attending meetings and training sessions with radiologists and company directors, and conducting presentations on research findings to company and hospital clients.
This opportunity gave me multiple connections across the globe and has increased my professional and corporate work experience.
Each year, public health students participate at the National Undergraduate Public Health Scholar Bowl in St. Louis, MO. The competition consists of a trivia challenge and case study presentation. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their public health knowledge and to network with potential graduate schools.