University of Washington School of Public Health
Earning academic credit for internship, capstone or practicum work gives students the opportunity to integrate and apply classroom learning with professional experience. It allows them to observe and learn from practicing professionals and engage with real-world, public health challenges, concurrent with their academic experience. Under the guidance and expertise of faculty and site supervisors, students develop practical skills and confidence as public health professionals while gaining first-hand exposure to public health work. Internship, capstone and practicum projects take a variety of forms, and students work in a range of settings locally, nationally, and globally for this part of their education.