Recruiting our students and alumni

We believe the fastest way to improve health for all people is to prepare the next generation of public health leaders. Here at UTHealth SPH, our students are eager to build their skills in public health through service learning, internships, and practicum opportunities. Our alumni are highly-skilled, qualified professionals who are ready to work as well!

We are committed to ensuring our students and alumni have an abundance of opportunities to choose from. Whether you are a small organization or a large agency, we would like you to consider recruiting the next generation of public health leaders at UTHealth SPH to participate in a professional opportunity with you.

Interested in Hosting a Practicum Student?

Similar to an internship, the practicum is a unique practice-based opportunity to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting. Our graduate students work closely with a host-site supervisor (or preceptor) to design and complete a 180-hour practicum experience.  For additional information on becoming a practicum site and posting a practicum opportunity, visit our Post a Practicum webpage.

Ready to Hire? Post a Position on Handshake!

We utilize Handshake, an online job board and career development platform, to share openings and opportunities with our students and alumni. For free access to post positions for practicums, fellowships, graduate assistantships, temporary or contract jobs, or permanent employment opportunities, create an account in Handshake or use your existing Handshake account and link to our school under "University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health." Employers are welcome to create position-specific postings or general postings to market multiple available opportunities and guide students to appropriate resources.

You may review the UTHealth Handshake Employer Guide for additional information on creating an account and posting positions.

For additional assistance, please consult the Handshake Help Center for Employers or contact the Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement at [email protected].