1. Public Health Practice
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Public Health Organizations and Preceptors

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers the chance for preceptors and Master of Public Health (MPH) students to collaborate to develop an applied practice experience proposal. An applied practice experience proposal enables students to harness their skills developed in their program and apply them to a real-world public health issue at a practice site. As the preceptor, you will gain a fresh perspective and innovative ideas from our qualified MPH students and provide the environment to nurture their personal and professional growth.

Benefits of Hosting a Master of Public Health Student

  • Receive quality, meaningful work from motivated students.
  • Help broaden students’ professional skills and prepare them for the workforce.
  • Create a connection for a potential hire by assessing students’ skills, work ethic, and cultural alignment within your organization.

Responsibilities of the Preceptor

  • Provide technical and administrative oversight to the student throughout the experience.
  • Work with students to suggest appropriate work products.
  • Orient the student to the practice site, including policies and procedures.
  • Regularly schedule check-in meetings with the student and provide feedback and guidance.
  • Evaluate the student’s progress at the end of the experience.

Interested in hosting an MPH student?

If you’d like an MPH student to work on one of your on-site projects, there are a few options to develop and advertise the opportunity:

  • Recruit for an existing project: Send us a project description. We collect and review all project opportunities, and we share them with our students through email announcements and in our weekly bulletin. Open positions can be submitted using the Applied Practice Experience Posting Request Form.
  • Work with a student 1:1 to develop a project: Let us know some potential projects you have in mind, and the qualifications you’re looking for in a student. We’ll connect you with a student who meets your criteria.

For more information please refer to the Applied Practice Experience Guide

Please share your open internship position by submitting an Applied Practice Experience Posting Request.

For any questions about the applied practice experience, or to submit a position description, please contact:

Tamanna Obyed, MPH, MHA
Manager, Applied Practice and Internships
Tel: 646-656-3835