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 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