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2018 Master of Public Health Internships

by Kim Donoghue on 06/04/2018

You will complete an internship with a public health organization, domestically or internationally, that matches with your practice or research interests. We have hundreds of internships opportunities available, including 60 locally.

The internships are designed to help students apply their public health skills from the classroom in a community setting. They also allow students to network, building important professional connections that help guide students early in their careers.

Any Master of Public Health student can choose to do an internship internationally; more than 90 percent of our global health students do so in places such as Kenya, Switzerland and Ecuador.

Meet Three of Our 2018 Interns:
Shawn Merillat, Master of Public Health alumnus, Saint Louis University

Shawn Merrillat, M.P.H. ‘18 with concentrations in global health and environmental and occupational health, completed an internship with the World Health Organization in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He attended meetings at the Ministry of Health to discuss and finalize the Cambodia Climate Change and Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Alignment Document.


Victoria Cope, Master of Public Health alumna, Saint Louis University

Victoria Umstattd Cope, M.P.H. ‘18 with a concentration in maternal and child health, worked with Generate Health, a nonprofit organization in St. Louis focused on improving maternal and child health. She focused on the Fetal Infant Mortality Review initiative, which included analyzing regional data related to infant mortality and assisting in the preparation of Case Review Team meetings.


Savannah Jordan, a Master of Public Health graduate from Saint Louis University

Savannah Jordan, M.P.H. ‘18 with a concentration in global health, earned a competitive spot with the Institute for Public Health’s summer research program. She worked in Uganda, conducting interviews with female sex workers and their communities.


For more information about upcoming M.P.H. internship opportunities, contact Jackie Bernstein at

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About the College for Public Health and Social Justice

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only academic unit of its kind, studying social, environmental and physical influences that together determine the health and well-being of people and communities.

It also is the only accredited school or college of public health among nearly 250 Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States. Guided by a mission of social justice and focus on finding innovative and collaborative solutions for complex health problems, the College offers nationally recognized programs in public health, social work, health administration, applied behavior analysis,  criminology and criminal justice and urban planning and development.