Post a Practicum

Post a Practicum or Request a Practicum Student

Thank you for your interest in hosting a public health practicum student!  To post a practicum opportunity, please see the Option 1 instructions below to access our new student job board in Handshake.

For more information on serving as a preceptor, please visit our practicum website.

Option 1: Post a Practicum Opportunity in Handshake

To post a practicum opportunity, you must create an employer account in Handshake. Setting up a new account and posting an opportunity in Handshake is quick and easy.  See the guide below for assistance with account setup and posting a practicum opportunity. 


Handshake login and new account setup: 

Click here to view the Preceptors Guide to Handshake.  

  • Handshake does not use the term preceptor.  In Handshake, the preceptor is the employer.
  • Please select the Job TypeInternship” to post a practicum opportunity.
  • Practicum is not an available Job Type in Handshake.
  • Students at other universities and colleges who subscribe to Handshake will also be able to view the opportunity.
  • Feel free to contact us if you require further assistance.

Option 2:  Add Your Organization to a List of Practicum Host Sites

If you would like to host a practicum student, but do not have a specific opportunity planned, please email us at to have your organization placed on a list of those interested in hosting a practicum student.  We will post this information in Handshake, which will be accessible to all UTHealth School of Public Health students.  Students interested in conducting a practicum for your organization will contact you about developing a project that both serves their goals as students and benefits your organization.

Please provide the information below to be placed on this general opportunities list:

  • Organization name
  • Department name
  • Contact name
  • Contact email address
  • Contact phone number
Option 3: Post a Practicum Opportunity in the Practicum Management System

Preceptors may also continue to post practicum opportunities directly to our Practicum Management System until October 31, 2018.  Please note that opportunities posted in the Practicum Management System will no longer be visible to students after October 31.  We recommend using Option 1 to post a specific practicum opportunity.

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