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Deadlines For Jobs, Internships and Fellowships

There is no one centralized day or deadline for career opportunities within the health sciences. Review the SPHHS Deadlines Calendar to help keep track of the many public health and health sciences internships, jobs and fellowships.


If you will be participating in an internship for academic credit, you must fill out the Field Experience Risk Acknowledgement Form. This acknowledges the inherent risk associated with Covid 19, as well as keeps the University apprised of your plans. Once you have filled out and signed the form, please email it to If you have registered for credits in handshake, then you will find the form in Handshake under Resources, just sign and upload back into Handshake.


Working For the Federal Government

The federal government offers amazing opportunities for public health and health sciences students, but it can be challenging to know how to apply.  Check out this presentation with great information on federal careers

Career Search Help

The Office of Career Planning provides both undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of career resources. Take a look at just some of the options you could have with your degree:

Four-year Career Checklists


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Handshake is the university-wide service for students and alumni to access job and internship postings from tens of thousands of employers, connect with career services, and learn about recruiting events and job fairs.

Meet with a Career Ambassador Peer Advisor to have your resume, cover letter or personal statement reviewed. Career Ambassadors are available in-person in Arnold 136 during Walk-in Hours or can provide an electronic review via email.

Spring 2022 Career Ambassador Peer Advisor Walk-In Hours will return late January. 

Schedule an appointment with a professional advisor on any of the following topics:

  • The correlation between one’s college major and career field
  • Finding internships, jobs, networking at career fairs
  • LinkedIn and other social media marketing
  • Interviewing skills - in person, phone, or video
  • Graduate school applications
  • Gap year, travel, study/work/intern overseas, the road less traveled
  • Finding your unique career path and next steps