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Public Health

The internship experience (HTH 4936) is required for seniors seeking a degree in health or public health. It is required to complete the internship during the final semester of the degree. The internship gives the student an opportunity to apply and integrate the cognitive knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in real-world settings.

The major goals of the program are:

  • To prepare students for entry into the public health, community health, and health service-related fields.
  • To ensure that graduates are knowledgeable regarding program development, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • To ensure that graduates have internalized positive attitudes and values toward the mission and goals of health and public health fields.

Health and Public Health majors are eligible to apply for an internship if they have:

  • Completed all degree requirements of the major and support work.
  • A minimum UTSA GPA of 2.5.
  • For the fall and spring semesters interns need to be within 13 hours of graduation including the 6 hours of the internship. During the summer semester, interns should take HTH 4936 and HTH 4921 (if required for their degree).

Public Health Internship Information

Starting Spring 2022, internships are required for all graduating health and public health students meeting the eligibility requirements. Course substitutions are not an option. Students may complete internships in-person, remote, or hybrid. Note, the modality will depend on the needs and requirements of each individual internship site. Students are responsible for ensuring their site offers the student’s preferred modality and working with the site supervisor to complete appropriate paperwork documenting the modality.

For students completing an internship in Spring 2022, you will need to:

  • Review the Public Health Internship Process page and Internship Manual below
  • Secure an approved internship site from the list on this page
  • Once a site is secured, complete the online Internship Overview Form and upload your signed Internship Site Guidelines Form and Internship Modality Form at the website listed below
  • Deadline: Spring 2022 internship paperwork must be submitted by 12noon Friday, November 19, 2021.

All spring internship paperwork should be submitted here: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_39ps0tIQmV6u2Sq

**Information regarding Summer 2022 internships, including updated forms and deadlines, will be available in early February 2022.

Save the Date:

The internship coordinator will hold two virtual information sessions for Spring 2022 internships. You should plan to attend one of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Internship Documents

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Public Health Internship Process

Internship Manual

Internship Modality Form

Internship Guidelines Form

Professionalism in Your Internship

Approved Internship Organizations

Health Agencies

Research Agencies

Department of Public Health

Phone: 210-458-8169
Location: MB 3.324
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644