Student Practice Placement
There are several different types of practice opportunities for students. Practice opportunities are times when students have actual experience in public health work settings. These can be paid or unpaid, for academic credit or not. Each is different, depending on the situation, student, organization, and degree requirements. The different mechanisms for student practice are listed below.
Practicum and Residency – The practicum and residency are planned, supervised, and evaluated activities that provide you with valuable experience as part of a professional public health academic program. You’ll have the opportunity to see public health principles practiced first hand and apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained.
See the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department for program-specific information.
Other Practice Opportunities
Graduate Assistantships – The graduate assistantship (GA) is a paid opportunity, some with tuition abatement, to work in university offices, faculty projects, or agency practice programs and may be located on or off campus. To be a GA, you must be enrolled in a degree program and in good standing, and must be registered for at least six graduate credits during a major semester. See The Graduate School policy on graduate assistantships for more information. International students are advised to see the office of International Student Services for guidance on paperwork requirements specific to paid opportunities.
Internships – Internships help you explore your career interests and give you “hands-on” experience in a professional setting. They help build your resume, reinforce what you’ve learned in class, and can often lead to full-time employment. See the Internships page on the Career Center website for more information.
Service Opportunities – Some programs require students to complete some type of community service or will allow students to do an independent study. For more information, see the Arnold School Student Services and University Community Service Programs for more information.