Public Health

Internships/Integrative Learning Experience

The Internship and Integrative Learning Experience courses offer students the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts they are learning to real-life problems.  Through these guided initiatives, students develop public health competencies and gain experience in program planning, implementation, evaluation, research and advocacy.


Experiential learning is facilitated through a culminating internship experience (MPH 230), thereby maximizing the opportunity for learning and professional growth and development. Students can choose from a variety of exciting internship placements in such settings as health institutions, governmental health agencies, private industry, and community-based advocacy, education and services organizations.

Selected MPH Internship Sites:

  • Northwell Health – various departments
  • Nassau County Department of Health – various departments
  • New York State Department of Health – HIV Bureau
  • Long Island Federally Quality Health Centers
  • Public Health Solutions – NYC
  • Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
  • International Sites – Pediatric Clinics in Dominican Republic and Kenya

Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

The MPH Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) requires students to synthesize and integrate the knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences, and to apply theory, research design, analytical and professional writing skills to a research or advocacy project.  Students work with MPH faculty and community-based professionals on an existing research or advocacy project or in designing an original project.  As part of the ILE, students complete human subjects ethics training; prepare or modify an IRB proposal; explore the literature; design and/or select data collection instruments; collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare a research manuscript, report or grant proposal; conduct an oral presentation on findings; and complete a self-assessment. 

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