Students may complete internships during the school year or over the summer. If you are interested in receiving course credit for your internship, please consider the following important logistics:
If you wish to receive credit for an internship that you complete during the school year, the credits will be included as a part of your regular tuition.
If you wish to receive credit for an internship that you complete over the summer, the credits must be paid for separately, through Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). In order to receive credit for your summer internship, you’ll need to fill out an Independent Study Registration Form, which must be signed by the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Summer credits are $195/credit. Financial aid may be possible — ask the Financial Aid Office about Summer Financial Aid.
Some students find that paying to complete a for-credit internship over the summer makes their course schedule more feasible. It’s important to think about what works best for your learning style.
How do I get credit approval and sign up for my internship in Spire?
In order to get approved to receive credits for your internship, you must fill out the Internship Application Packet (downloadable from this page), sign the packet, and have your internship supervisor sign the packet. If you are seeking credit approval for a summer internship, you must also complete and attach the CPE Independent Study Registration Form to your application packet.
Internship Application Packets must be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Director — Dr. Gloria DiFulvio — in Arnold 308. Once you’ve received credit approval, the department will contact your internship supervisor to verify internship details. After receiving credit approval, the department will register you for PubHlth 398 in Spire.
In order to receive internship credits, students are required to participate in a reflective coursework experience through Moodle. The reflective coursework is intended to help students integrate their internship experience with their public health studies, and consists of several readings and short reflection assignments based on core principles of public health practice. Students will receive a notification to begin participating in the Moodle course once the add/drop period ends, during the third week of September.