Introduction

Student intern conducting mosquito surveillanceEnvironmental public health tracking programs benefit from student interns in a wide variety of program areas, including epidemiology, bio-statistics, health communication, and health education. Interns are typically completing a capstone or practicum requirement or gaining experience for their own professional development. While both practicums and capstones are part of MPH program requirements, they differ slightly. A practicum is meant to provide practical experience, while a capstone culminates in a project or research paper. Many times, a student bases their capstone project on practicum activities. Programs should consider what type of intern best suits their needs before publicizing the opening.

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