Experiential Learning

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The University of Washington School of Public Health is committed to experiential learning. Internship, capstone, practicum, volunteer, and other field-based experiences provide students with opportunities to integrate and apply classroom learning in a public health work environment.

The range of experiences vary in focus and depth of engagement to align with student and partner needs.  The School partners with today’s public health leaders to help prepare the next generation. These partnerships are vital for our mission of education, research and service and empower students to transform communities – locally, nationally, and globally.

For questions about field-based experiences, please contact the Manager of Experiential learning at impactph@uw.edu


The table below describes key differences between the various types of experiences that SPH students may complete during their time at the University.

practicum table chart with internship and volunteer options